Lucknow's Eti Agarwal Is CA All India Topper
- LUCKNOW : Lucknow's Eti Agarwal topped the Chartered Accountants final examination - November 2016 - results of which were declared on Tuesday. Eti, who got a call from ICAI president and vice-president an hour ago, secured 599 marks out of 800, which is 74.88%. Bagging All India second rank was Bhiwandi's Piyush Ramesh Lohia wh scored 71.75% followed by Jyoti Mukeshbhai Maheshwari who secured 70.75%. Jyoti comes from Ahmedabad. Overall, 7192 candidates qualified as CA. In 2011, Eti bagged All India Rank 1 in the ISC (class 12) examinations by scoring 98.75% with 100% each in mathematics and commerce.
- Post her school, Eti, an alumni of La Martiniere Girls' College pursued BCom (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. She qualified Common Proficiency Test (CPT), entrance test for CA with distinction in June 2011, and emerged as All India topper in IPCC, second level of CA, in November 2013. Her achievements doesn't stop here. In June 2015, she took the executive level of Company Secretary (CS) examination and emerged as All India topper. Eti was exempted from appearing the CS foundation exam since she was already a graduate. After appearing for CA finals in November 2016, she also took CS finals in December 2016.
- Her CS results are awaited and are expected to be announced in February. On her success, Eti who spoke to TOI from New Delhi where she is undergoing her training said, "Plan your work and work your plan. This is exactly what I have believed in since school days which has earned me success." However, Eti now aspires for civil services. "After qualifying CA, I now realise that I want to serve the nation. While working as CA or CS, I will be working for someone, but by cracking civil exams, I will working for the country," Eti said. Eti's father Bipin Agarwal is a CA while her mother Manju Agarwal is a home-maker.
Radwanska Survives Test To Keep Slam Dream Alive
- MELBOURNE : Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska survived a dogfight to move into the Australian Open second round on Tuesday as she bids to end her long wait for a maiden Grand Slam title. The third seed battled past fellow veteran, Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 and will next play Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who beat Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang in three sets. Radwanska, who lost in the final of the lead-up Sydney International, has consistently done well at Melbourne Park, making at least the quarter-finals in five of the previous six tournaments. But she is yet to break through to win a title at any of the majors in 42 attempts spanning more than a decade.
- "I have played her (Pironkova) many times and knew she was good," said the 27-year-old. "I'm very happy that I was able to come back strongly in the third set and pleased to be into the next round." An Australian semi-finalist last year, she is desperate to end her long wait and started methodically against Pironkova, who made the quarter-finals of the French Open last year, beating Radwanska along the way. Nicknamed 'The Magician' for her shot-making, the Pole dug into her full box of tricks -- including a brilliant, between-the-legs winner.
- Radwanska worked an early break in the third game and won the first set in just 28 minutes with a trademark cross-court backhand earning her the final point. But Pironkova, ranked 64, has plenty of experience and was playing her 45th consecutive Grand Slam -- the second longest active streak. She has never done well at Melbourne Park, failing to go beyond the second round in 11 previous appearances, but suddenly woke up as the second set got underway.
- Pironkova won nine consecutive points on her way to going 2-0 in front, before Radwanska held serve in a long and crucial third game and then broke back to level the contest at 2-2. Neither player could hold serve and they traded breaks before the Bulgarian finally claimed an error-strewn second set. But Radwanska raised her aggression in the third set and when the Bulgarian double-faulted to hand her a break and 2-0 lead, she didn't look back, eventually winning the match with an ace.
Thomas Romps To Sony Open Victory In Record Style
- Justin Thomas overcame a slow start for a second straight day before five birdies in seven holes helped him wrap up a wire-to-wire victory in record style at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday. The long-hitting American clinched his fourth PGA Tour title, his second in a row and his third of the young season, by seven strokes after firing a five-under-par 65 at Waialae Country Club for a stunning 27-under total of 253. Thomas, who had opened with a magical 11-under 59 to take control of the tournament, signed off with a comfortable two-putt birdie at the par-five last to add yet another slice of golf history to his dominant week of multiple records. His aggregate for 72 holes eclipsed the previous PGA Tour low of 254, set by Tommy Armour III at the 2003 Texas Open.
- "That's awesome," Thomas, 23, told Golf Channel after becoming the first player since Ernie Els in 2003 to win back-to-back titles in Hawaii during the same season. "I remember someone saying in a press conference that I needed 10-under on the weekend (for the PGA Tour low) so I told (caddie) Jimmy (Johnson) with two holes left we need to get one of these last two. "It's been an unbelievable week, unforgettable." SPIETH PRAISE England's Olympic champion Justin Rose birdied three of the last four holes for a 64 to finish second at 20-under, one stroke ahead of double major winner Jordan Spieth, who fired his best round of the week with a 63.
- "I honestly felt like I was trying to win the tournament for second place," Spieth said while paying tribute to the sizzling form of his good friend Thomas. "JT, it's pretty unbelievable what he's doing right now. "He's got full control of his game, full confidence and he's executing under pressure. It's a lot of fun to see." Seven strokes in front after the third round, Thomas took a while to find his rhythm on Sunday. He three-putted from long range to bogey the par-three fourth, did well to sink an eight-foot putt for par at the sixth and briefly had his lead cut to just four before he clicked back into gear.
- "I was really nervous this morning, I just had a hard time getting into a comfortable mind frame," said Thomas, who is projected to rise to a career-high eighth in the world rankings on Monday. "I was doing what I needed to do. I was making some pars, besides that bad bogey on four, but that par putt I made on six was huge. "I think if I missed that I start maybe worrying a little bit but I knew the last 10-hole stretch I was very comfortable with so I just tried to stay patient." Thomas drained a 22-footer at the par-four eighth, the first of five birdies over the next seven holes as he shut the door on his closest challengers to cap a triumphant fortnight in Hawaii.
Centre Leans Far Right For Reallotting Land; Most Beneficiaries Linked To RSS, BJP
- NEW DELHI : The Union Cabinet recently restored prime plots of land in Delhi to 26 religious and socio-cultural institutions with rightwing leanings, giving a fresh twist to a political saga that started with allotments during the Vajpayee government. The UPA government had formed a committee under former bureaucrat Yogesh Chandra to look at all 225 allotments made during the term of its predecessor, the BJP-led government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Of these 125 related to government and political institutions, so the panel did not touch these but recommended cancellation of 32 of them, remaining 100 that it identified as having benefited for political reasons.
- The list went back and forth between ministries of urban development and law, and the attorney general’s office, before it was frozen at 29. As soon as this was made public, 26 institutions went to the Delhi High Court and got a stay while three decided to return the plots. The current government formed another two-member committee that trashed the UPA recommendations and restored the allocations.
- It also suggested returning the plots surrendered by the other three that didn’t go to the court. ET has accessed the list of organisations that are back on Delhi map, largely on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg. Among the organisations that stand to benefit with the Narendra Modi government coming to their aid are those affiliated to the RSS or linked to the BJP or its student wing Akhil Bhart i ya Vidyarthi Parishad, along with spiritual groups.
Series Of Books Launched On Dr B R Ambedkar
- Aurangabad : A series of 12 books throwing light on different ideas and beliefs of Dr B R Ambedkar was released here on Tuesday. Besides framing the Indian Constitution and serving as India's first law minister, Ambedkar had also inspired many into joining the dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination of dalits. The initiative of launching these books were taken by the Ambedkar knowledge mission which aims at making the mass aware about his multiple talents. Addressing the public during the book launching ceremony, project editor, Sudhir Gavhane said, "The idea to release these books on Ambedkar was conceptualized as one of the ways of offering tribute to the socialist leader on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary."
- Besides being a legal and a political acumen, Ambedkar had a strong hold in the education sector, economics, water management, internal security and defence matters. We have tried to capture the monumental work of Ambedkar through these books." Head of department, mass communication and journalism at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Gavhane said, "Experts from respective fields were roped in for writing the series of books on him.There was no funding from political parties or any other organisation. We had to take up the project on our own without any external support.
- We created knowledge partners who have faith in Ambedkar's ideology." He added, "Those who have been associated with projects said plans are afoot to translate the set of books in Kannada, Hindi and Urdu. We are planning to release 13 more books on different fields to which Ambedkar had made a rich contribution. The process for identifying writers and other necessary arrangements is in process." The authors who have contributed in the series of books on Ambedkar are Y M Pathan, Yashwant Manohar, Bhushan Jorgalwar Shahapurkar, Indrajit Alte, Pradeep Aaglave, Dattatraya Gaikwad, Dnaynraj Gaikwad-Rajwansh, V L Erande, Sambhaji Kharat, Vijay Khare and Vijaykumar Pote.