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images of OMR Responses and the Test Booklet Code, As per the NEET UG (2018) statistics,1326725 candidates had registered for the national level medical entrance examination whichtook place on 6 May 2018 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced a batch of new funding to "modernize higher education in Russia" The money totaling some $13 billion will support a string of new universities provide grants to researchers and boost research infrastructure In line with the government’s recent policy on research the money is focused on applied science "It is important for us to orientate scientific research at Russian universities towards the development of technologies which are in demand in the real economy and to boost cooperation between business and higher education" Putin said in an 8 April speech at Novosibirsk State Technical University As a result Putin added the government expects "serious return on its investment [including] patents for inventions and the creation of small productive enterprises" Although researchers welcome the new funding many bemoan the continuing lack of support for fundamental research And they point out that channeling money into universities rather than the better equipped Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) could be a mistake A large chunk of the new money will go to supporting five new federal universities created last year: the Northern Federal (Arctic) University in Arkhangelsk the Urals University in Yekaterinburg Kazan University the North-Eastern University in Yakutsk and the Far-Eastern University in Vladivostok Each one will get about $13 million per year for 3 years Putin said As "autonomous establishments" however the universities receive no more than 60% of their funding from the central government Some $400 million of the new funding will be distributed as grants to researchers and about $645 million will support R&D infrastructure and larger research teams The grants will not be given to institutions Putin says but to "researchers who present the most promising and interesting projects in terms of Russian science and economy" The government is ready to subsidize as much as 50% of the cost of projects that lead to new products Putin added Although the audience in Novosibirsk welcomed Putin’s presentation some researchers were skeptical Academician Mikhail Ugryumov of the Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology in Moscow believes that the emphasis on university science is "useless and admittedly doomed to failure" Although RAS employs just 14% of Russia’s scientists he says it produces between 55% and 70% of all research publications The institutes also generate 25% of all patents he adds despite patenting not being a priority Ugryumov believes the government’s proposed measures are insufficient to restore Russian science "I think to make RAS science competitive with European science funding should be raised by about 10 times" In comparison he says "university research which has proved extremely effective elsewhere in the world would require even bigger expenditures in Russia—hundreds of times more since there is no infrastructure and proper equipment there" The discussion comes at a time when one oil company has indicated preliminary plans to drill as many as 75 to 90 wells in the Little Missouri River ValleyThe timing also coincides with a trend oil regulators are seeing of more and more water being used for fracking in the Bakken Companies on average have used 76 million gallons of water per well this year but the trend is moving upwards with some companies are experimenting with as much as 20 million gallons per well the Department of Mineral Resources saidThat has conservationists including members of the Badlands Conservation Alliance asking if there are alternatives to pulling water from the Little Missouri for fracking or guidelines that could be adopted to minimize the impact to the land"The Little Missouri is the maker of that landscape and it sustains that landscape There’s three units of a national park along it" said Jan Swenson executive director of the Badlands Conservation Alliance "I don’t think the people of North Dakota have a recognition of what that level of development would mean to what has always been a treasured landscape"Withdrawing water from the Little Missouri River for uses other than agriculture or recreation was not permitted under the Little Missouri State Scenic River Act adopted by North Dakota lawmakers in 1975But by 1990 the act was unused and forgotten and since that time the State Water Commission issued more than 600 water permits to draw water from the Little Missouri for non-agricultural uses in violation of the lawAfter a State Water Commission hydrologist discovered the forgotten act earlier this year North Dakota lawmakers voted to change the law to include temporary water permits for non-agricultural usesNow the State Water Commission is developing a policy on the oil industry’s use of the river In June the commission adopted an interim policy that allows oilfield use of the river as long as river flows are above a minimum thresholdOne of the first action items for the Little Missouri River Commission recently reactivated after not meeting for a decade will be to advise the Water Commission on that interim policyGov Doug Burgum who is chairman of the State Water Commission said in June his comfort level in voting for the interim policy depended on the advisory group being reactivated and providing feedback The Little Missouri River Commission includes adjacent landowners from counties near the river Since the interim policy was adopted the State Water Commission issued 24 new temporary industrial water permits for a total of 5478 acre feet or nearly 18 billion gallons according to State Engineer Garland ErbeleMost of the permits were for downstream of the Long X bridge with 11 from the river channel and 13 from tributaries Erbele said The permits are subject to conditions including minimum river flow levelsOne company that received permits is NP Resources which estimates it will use 25 acre feet or about 8 million gallons of water to frack each well according to Clayton Miller president and chief operating officerThe company schedules fracking seasonally to take advantage of peak flows in the river Miller saidSwenson on behalf of the Badlands Conservation Alliance has closely watched NP Resources proposals that come before the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division Swenson said she counts more than 90 wells in spacing orders approved by regulators that would impact the Little Missouri River ValleyAlison Ritter spokeswoman for the Oil and Gas Division said she estimates NP Resources has about 76 proposed wells in the orders approved that would be near the Little Missouri The figure represents preliminary plans and the company would still need to get drilling permitsMiller said the number of wells NP Resources will ultimately drill in that area is still being determined The company currently operates one rig and plans to drill four to five wells this year"We’re going very slowly in terms of trying to understand or determine what the development would look like" Miller saidNP Resources is working to minimize its footprint on the river valley including drilling from existing well pads when possible locating near existing infrastructure and taking steps to reduce or eliminate truck trafficThe company estimates that drawing water from the Little Missouri reduces truck traffic by 1500 to 2000 truckloads per well Miller saidSwenson said she is hopeful that companies can come up with an alternative to accessing water from the river that doesn’t mean more truck traffic"If we can be so clever as human beings to drill Bakken wells that go 2 miles down and 2 miles out we ought to at least be looking at what kind of possibilities there are for water usage that don’t involve damaging our one and only Little Missouri State Scenic River" Swenson saidThe earliest the State Water Commission will address the Little Missouri policy is Dec 8 Erbele said Burgum recently appointed seven new members to the commission so nearly the entire membership has changed since the group last voted on itThe Little Missouri River Commission can advise groups other than the State Water CommissionThe statute says the commission may advise local or other units of government to protect the scenic historic and recreational qualities of the Little Missouri and its tributaries The commission also may promote management policies"They have to decide how broad of a cloth they want to spread when they look at issues" said Erbele who is serving as interim chairman until the group elects officersMembers also include the director of North Dakota Parks and Recreation the state health officer and one member each from McKenzie Billings Slope Golden Valley Dunn and Bowman countiesMr Abba Misau Abuja Zonal Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday tackled the 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