Kidsstoppress will be hosting the 6th edition of ‘KSP Awards 2018’ to celebrate excellence in parenting and baby care on the 14th of March 2019 in Mumbai.
Parenting and baby care industry in India is growing rapidly and the number of nominations Kidsstoppress has received is proof for that. With 2,200 nominations across 60+ categories, this year saw brands and readers enthusiastically nominate and vote for their favourite brands and services to win a KSP Award!
In a race that began on 16th February with the nomination phase has finally culminated into 50,000 + votes pouring in from India and many other countries.
In its sixth year, KSP awards will also focus on the achievements of entrepreneurs and provide a platform where young brands can get their questions answered by influencers in the startup field.
Our eminent speakers will include Sid Talwar from Lightbox VC, Preeta Sukhtankar of the Label Life, and Roshni Chopra who will speak on pertinent topics like growth hacking, going omni-channel and how to build a brand on Instagram respectively. In addition to the speakers, KSP Awards will also honour the Best ParentLed Venture, the Best Insta Brand Of The Year, and the Best Upcoming Brand as part of their 60+ award categories.
Mansi Zaveri, founder of Kidsstopress says, “Kidsstoppress is a trusted discovery source for parents, that has a strong tech backbone to provide curated and milestone specific information to parents. The system scans through multiple data points to ensure every piece is tailored for the user and is relevant to the parent helping him make informed choices. When we started Kidsstoppress, our first KSP Awards had all of 37 nominees and today it’s a full fledged category that has so many entrepreneurs especially moms fuelling the category. With a digital reach of over 13 million #KSPAwards is now synonymous to credibility and trust in the category. Globally the parents are a ‘prized consumer lot’ as they are the ones who have a disproportionate wallet size and always aspire to give nothing but the best to their child.”
The KSP Awards are a popular voting platform that will help parents interact with their favourite brands; while brands will understand and learn from the experiences they provide to audiences in their parenting journey.
Through the awards Kidsstoppress empowers all the brands to garner great visibility and create a strong community around building relevant products for the future generation.
Award categories are carefully selected addressing the needs of parents, through every milestone from birthing hospitals to emerging and customised designers and nursery decor and furniture to best exhibitions and best events for kids. From citybased play areas and sports academies, to the best social enterprise working with women and children to name a few. Through this platform, KSP Awards will pronounce the best in the parenting and baby care segment in India.
CBSE Class 10th board exams 2020 to have fewer questions?
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is most likely to change the exam pattern for 10th board exams. The board is likely to decrease the number of objective questions asked in CBSE class 10 board exams. The questions will be replaced by more detailed answers to ensure creative writing and discourage rote learning.
“The changes will be part of the routine review exercise ahead of exams. Once the changes are finalised, sample papers will also be released so students get an idea and also get to practice the same before exams,” a senior CBSE official said.
Board experts are considering if they can decrease the number of questions and increase the marks for each question and encourage students to write elaborative answers.
It would not be an overhaul of the entire question paper but minor changes and students have nothing to worry about,” the official added. The board is also thinking about methods to diversify the current format of objective questions carrying one mark each.
In another major development, the board is conducting two-level exams for class 10 mathematics and English papers from 2020 onwards. Reportedly, a total of 20 marks will be assigned for school-based assessment in each of the exams.
Mathematics and English exams for CBSE class 10 will be conducted in two-levels. Those who clear the internal exam will be eligible for the theory exam.
In mathematics 10th board exam 2020, students will also have an option to select the difficulty level of their mathematics exam. Those who choose the easier version, however, could not take mathematics as a major subject in higher studies. According to a CBSE’s official circular released in 2018, the current mathematics subject will be called mathematics-standard and the easier level will be called mathematics-basic. The same will also be introduced from 2020 onwards.
Matriculation results: ‘Arbitrary’ internal assessment marks worry parents
Beyond imagination high” scores and “arbitrary” marks given to students at the time of internal assessments are among issues raised by parents since the class X results were announced. In class X, the year-end board exam accounts for a maximum of 80 marks and a 20-mark component is based on internal assessments per subject.
Parent’s posts on social media and meetings with school principals have crossed the same anxiety. “This apprehension has become more pronounced this year. Only today, a parent come out to the admissions coordinator and said that students from some other schools were awarded full marks in internal assessment. Considering the process of internal assessment, the possibility of this is quite low,” said Jyoti Arora, principal, Mt Abu School, Rohini.
Vipul Aggarwal, an IPS officer , wrote to CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal, wondering why his daughter, in spite of getting high marks in the exam, had got poor marks in internal assessment. Then, having spoken to Karwal, he tweeted that he was pleased with the internal assessment process
Several school principals also said that more and more parents are coming out to them, surprising how their children missed out on the best possible percentage owing to the strict marking pattern
Ameeta Wattal, principal of Springdales School, Pusa Road, however, added that most schools are transparent in their assessment.
“The marks that we award to children show what they deserve. Some parents display a trust deficit. By the time the children get to class X, they have usually been in the same school for 12 years. In such a situation, the lack of trust from parents is something we can’t do anything about. We look at the marks children are getting these days and many of them are highly improbable,” she said.
CBSE officials mentioned parents raise these issues many times. “We do not make a data set of school-wise internal assessment, though the data is sent to us. These issues have been raised but for internal assessment, schools have to be given autonomy,” said an official. we
PSEB Class 10th results: 85.86% pass — a 26% increase & highest in 3 years
THE 10th board results of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) were announced with the pass percentage rising to 85.86%— shooting up by a whopping 26% higher in comparison to last year the highest in three years.
In 2018, the pass percentage was 59.47% and 57.5% in 2017. In 2018& 2017, the PSEB claimed that grace marks were not given to students.
Girls again surpassed the boys this year as the first two top positions were caught by female students. This year, schools in rural areas performed with a pass percentage of 86.7% and schools in urban areas was 83.38%
In 2018, the pass percentage of students in rural area schools was 61.22% and those of urban schools was 63.85%.
PSEB Chairman Manohar Kant Kalohia said a total of 3,17,387 students appeared in the examinations held in March. As many as 2,71,554 students passed.
Kalohia added that 10,199 students failed while 35,615 students have re-appeared, and results of 19 students were withheld.
He mentioned that this year, the pass percentage of girls was 90.63% while that of boys was 81.30%. In 2018, the pass percentage of boys was 52.31% and that of girls was 69.13%.
Kalohia attributed the hike to “justifiable” marking. He said that this year, the examiners had been told to ask questions which were in ‘books’ and the syllabus the students had studied.
“There should not be a trend of asking questions which students did not know. This time schools a put lot of thrust on studies due to which the pass percentage increased,” he said.
Class XII CBSE Results: Delhi Govt. Schools Witness Best-ever Pass Percentage
Delhi government schools registered their best-ever performance in CBSE Class XII examinations, with a pass percentage of 94.29% and with over 200 schools with a 100% pass percentage.
This comes after Delhi government schools had crossed the 90% pass percentage mark in Class XII boards for the first time last year. The number of government schools with 100% pass percentage has increased in the last two years. In 2017, the number of such schools was 112 and this increased to 168 in 2018. This year, their number rised to 203
The number of schools with more than 90% pass percentage has also reached up to 732 this year, from 638 in 2018 and 554 in 2017.
A total of 1,29,917 students from Delhi government schools had appeared for the Class XII CBSE examinations this year. They form a majority of the 2,39,864 candidates from Delhi who appeared in these examinations.
Following a trend which has been in place since 2015, government schools witnessed a higher pass percentage than the city’s private schools. With the private schools registering a pass percentage of 90.68%, the two groups of schools have a 3.61 percentage point difference in pass percentages. However, the city’s private schools also gave an increased pass percentage from last year’s 88.35%.
Like in all other regions, girls registered a higher pass percentage with a margin of 6.54 percentage points — Delhi girls had a pass percentage of 95.17% while boys had 88.63%.
Similarly, in government schools too, girls were ahead with 96.3%. However, boys registered an increase in pass percentage to 91.48% from last year’s 85.98%.
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter after the results: “Congratulations students, teachers, parents and team education of Delhi government for beating your own record of last year’s class XII CBSE exam.
ICAI exams 2019: Applications available for IT, soft skill certification test
The Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India (ICAI) has asked for the advanced integrated course on information technology and soft skills (advanced ICITSS) at its website, icia.org. The exam will be held in a computer-based mode on May 17 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The application process will start on May 2 and end on May 7, 2019. The exam is scheduled to be held in 69 cities in India and in Dubai. In case enough candidates do not register from an exam center, that centre will be cancelled. Those who wish to appear for the test can apply at icai.org and pay the exam fee.
ICAI exam 2019: Eligibility
No candidate shall be admitted to the test unless he/she has finished the course or going to complete the course
ICAI exam 2019: Fee
Students need to pay Rs 500 as an exam fee. For those who want to apply for the Dubai centre will need to pay $150.
The pattern of exam will be objective type or MCQ-based. It will have 100 questions and would be of 100 marks, one mark each. There will be no negative marking. Candidates must report to the centre by 9:15 am, the exam will begin at 10:30 am. If a candidate reaches later than the reporting time, they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates will not be permitted to go from the examination hall till the test finishes.
ICSE, ISC results on May 7
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi (CISCE) will announce the results of Class 10 & 12 examination on May 7, 2019. The students who had taken the examination can see the results through the official websites- cisce.org.
The results will be available via CAREERS portal, the website of the council and through SMSes. The candidates can get the results via SMS also. They have to type ICSE or ISC followed by their 7-digit unique ID code and send the message to 09248082883
The ICSE Class 10 examinations was held from February 22, while the ISC Class 12 examinations conducted from February 4
From 2019 , the students who are not able to pass the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will get a second chance to clear the examination. Gerry Arathoon, CISCE secretary,said in a press release compartmental exams will be held for ISC candidates having failed in the fourth subject and ICSE candidates in the fifth subject, in the same year, soon after publication of the respective board results
In 2018, 73,633 students appear for ISC exam out of which 39,703 were boys and 33,930 were girls. In class 12 (ISC) exam, total 73, 633 students appeared.
A total of 96.47% students passed the Class 12 examinations, while 98.53% students cracked class 10. Kolkata’s Ananya Maity has come out as Class 12 all India topper with 99.5%. Muskan Abdulla Pathan (Pune) and Ashwin Rao (Bengaluru) have jointly topped the class 10 exams with 99.4% each
CBSE 10th, 12th results 2019 date: Board to declare result by May third week
The Central Board of Secondary Education will declare the results of class 10, 12 examinations in the third week of May. Reportedly, controller of examination Sanyam Bharadwaj said, “The results will surely come in the third week of May, but the board has not decided the date yet.”
“The evaluation process of the Class 12 examination has almost been completed, and we are expecting that the evaluation of the Class 10 papers will be completed within the first week of May,” he further added.
On being asked whether Google and Microsoft are hosting this year’s result, the official Reportedly said, “It will be decided within the second week of May.”
Repeating the same, earlier CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi Reportedly said, “The Class 10, 12 results are likely to be announced between May 13 to 17, 2019. The Class 12 results will be declared first, after which the CBSE will declare the Class 10 results after 2-3 days”.
Meanwhile, CBSE chairman Anita Karwal Reportedly declined the confirmation of the result date saying, “These are all nothing and I requested all the media houses to stop speculating the result date”
“All the officials have been strictly guided not to talk with the media, the process of evaluation is going on, and it is too early to announce the date of 10th, 12th results,” said CBSE chairman.
“The date of the announcement of result will be told to the media house, just a day before the declaration of results. As per now, the third week of May (May 12 to 17) is the possible date for declaration of results, but it may change,” said Anita Karwal.
The students can see the results on the official websites — cbse.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in, once announced.
JEE Main April 2019 result today
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the results of JEE Main examination on April 29, 2019. Replying to indianexpress.com, secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD R. Subrahmanyam said, “The JEE Main April result 2019 is probable to declare today. The results will be available at the official website, jeemain.nic.in.” The NTA DG Vineet Joshi has also added that the results of JEE Main 2019 will be declared as per schedule.
As per the JEE Main time table available at the official website, the results of JEE Main paper 1 will be announced by April 30, and paper 2 (Architecture) by May 15, 2019.
This year, more than 9.35 lakh (9,35,741) candidates had registered for the examination that was conducted from April 8 to April 12.
In the April session, an increase of 6,543 candidates for engineering courses has been recorded. However, an exact opposite trend was seen in architecture courses where the number of registered candidates dropped from 1,80,052 in January to 1,69,767 in April with a dip of 10,285 students was recorded.
The percentile scores, informed NTA, will be computed up to seven decimal places to avert ties.
On the basis of this, a merit list will be made. In cases of a tie, or two students getting the same percentile score, preference will be given to the candidate who has scored highest in mathematics.
JEE Main score is pertinent for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and even private engineering and architecture courses. A cut-off will also be released for the candidates to be eligible for JEE Advanced exam which is an entrance gateway for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Karnataka SSLC Result 2019 To Release In May
Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) will release the result for Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination or class 10th board examination in the first week of May.
Though the board has not given a specific date for Karnataka SSLC result announcement, based on the last year’s schedule, it is likely that the result will be released by the first week of May 2019.
KSEEB 10th result 2019 will be released on the official results portal for examinations conducted in Karnataka (www.karresults.nic.in). The result link may also be available via official website of KSEEB.
Other than the official websites, students will also be available to check their result through several private results hosting websites. But as with every result being released online, the result available on any of these websites is provisional in nature and should be confirmed with the mark sheet issued by the board.
In 2018, more than 8 lakh students had appeared in the Karnataka SSLC examination and the pass percentage was 71.93%
Normally, the result for SSLC is better than the result for PUC (12th) in Karnataka. In 2018, when only 59.96% students had passed in the 2nd year PUC in Karnataka, more than 70% passed in SSLC or class 10th.
- This year the pass percentage in second PUC in Karnataka was 61.73%, so the students may expect a rise, an even if marginal, in the pass percentage for Karnataka SSLC result too.
JEE Advanced 2019 Application Process Starts For Foreign Nationals
The process of registration for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, a national-level entrance exam for entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is open at the official website jeeadv.nic.in. The application process is only for foreign candidates and the same facility is yet to start for Indian students.
Only those Indian nationals who got through the cut-off for the JEE Main can appear for the JEE Advanced. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has not declared the JEE Main 2019 result till now. For the JEE Main qualifying candidates, the applications will start from May 3, 2019.
The last date of application For foreign nationals is May 9 2019. However, candidates can continue paying the fee till May 10 .
This year the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee is conducting the entrance exam. It is scheduled to take place on May 27, 2019. Previously, it was to be held on May 19 but was rescheduled on the pretext of Lok Sabha Polls.
This year, NTA is executing the JEE Main. A total of 9,29,198 students registered for the JEE Main in January against 9,35,741 appearing for the same in April session. In the April session, an increase of 6,543 candidates for engineering courses has been registered. However, an exact opposite pattern was seen in architecture courses where the number of registered candidates dropped from 1,80,052 in January to 1,69,767 in April with a dip of 10,285 students was recorded.
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