Ahmedabad News| DG Locker to allow fee payment for students, rain forecast for next 5 days & more

Ahmedabad News| DG Locker to allow fee payment for students, rain forecast for next 5 days & more

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School Vans Association in Gujarat to go on indefinite strike from today, cyclonic activity and rain forecast, increase in third gender birth registrations in city, and more. Catch up with the latest news of your city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Cyclonic activity and rain forecast

The Meteorological Department predicts wind speeds of 30 to 40 km/h in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, with frequent showers expected over the next five days in the city and parts of South Gujarat and Saurashtra. These conditions are due to a cyclonic circulation system active in the North East Arabian Sea near Saurashtra's coast, moving towards the eastern Arabian Sea and Maharashtra's coast.

On Monday, the city experienced a high temperature of 40.6°C and a low of 30.1°C, with high humidity.

DG Locker will now allow fee payments with discounts for students

Students can now use the Central Government's digital locker, DG Locker, to pay fees for academic activities, including hostel and course fees. This new feature also offers special discounts.

Similar to QR code payments, this service will be piloted at Gujarat Technological University (GTU), the first in the country to implement this. A central government team will visit GTU soon for this project.

School Vans Association in Gujarat to go on indefinite strike from today

Starting Tuesday, private school vans and rickshaws in Gujarat have declared an indefinite strike to demand quicker vehicle fitness certificates and permit processing. About 80,000 school transport vehicles, including 15,000 in Ahmedabad, may be withdrawn from service. The strike is in response to the transport department's plans to intensify checks on vehicles without valid certificates and permits.

Increase in third gender birth registrations in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's latest annual report shows an increase in third gender birth registrations, with seven cases in 2023, up from two in 2021 and one in 2022. Stigma and lack of awareness have historically led to low registrations, with many third-gender births previously recorded as female.

More parents are now registering their children's legal identities to match their gender identities.

Gujarat University's new academic session starts from June 26

Gujarat University announced that its new academic session will begin on June 26. All associated colleges and institutes will also start their sessions on this date. The admission process will be completed by June 25.

Record registrations for Gujarat Common Admission Services

The Gujarat Common Admission Services (GCAS), a centraliSed online admission system for 15 state universities, has seen over 7 lakh registrations by Sunday evening. Of these, 5.05 lakh are for undergraduate programs, and 1.19 lakh are for postgraduate courses.

Around 4.37 candidates have completed their payments, marking a record number of applications due to the online platform's accessibility.

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