LAHORE :12 April: For the first time in the history of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), the UET Entrance Test will be held online this year, immediately at the end of the intermediate theory examinations of second year. According to a press release, UET has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Virtual University of Pakistan to conduct the entrance test on the designated VU Campuses in Punjab. A UET spokesperson said, according to the newly approved policy, the admission merit would be calculated based on entrance test marks 30 per cent weight, matric marks 25 pc weight and first year marks 45 pc weight. In case of DAE, the sum of first year and second year marks will carry 45 pc weight in the merit aggregate. The admission of A Level candidates will be based on entrance test marks 30 pc weight and O Level percentage marks 70 pc weight. For the last two decades, UET Lahore has been entrusted with the responsibility by Punjab government to conduct the entrance test for admission to the engineering and technology programmes of all public sector universities in Punjab. This year, UET has also taken another step for the facilitation of prospective candidates seeking admission to UET and other public sector engineering institutions in the province. The university believes that the decisions of early admissions and online test will facilitate the candidates in the entrance test and provide them with a level-playing field in choosing the engineering institution of their choice. This will particularly help the candidates belonging to lower and lower-middle class families. The colleges and institutes affiliated with UET Lahore will also follow the same admission policy. The details about the admission policy are available on the admission portal of the university at admission.uet.edu.pk. For further information on the new admission policy, the candidates may approach the admission office through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. disinfection booths: Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Ahmad Aziz Tarar has directed the officers concerned for setting up four disinfection booths in the LDA office at Johar Town as precautionary measures against the prevailing coronavirus pandemic. One such booth had so far been established at the entrance of block I of the LDA office while installation of the remaining three booths was in progress. The LDA DG along with Chief Engineer Habib Ul Haq Randhawa inspected the booth. Wash basins fitted with automatic water taps had already been installed at four entry gates of the LDA office besides the dispensers of sanitizer. Meanwhile, Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) under the supervision of it's Managing Director Sayed Zahid Aziz has also established one disinfection booth at its office at Gulbarg. It has also provided water tankers at 20 important locations in the City for hand washing facility to thousands of citizens daily. After spraying the roads with chlorinated water, Wasa has prepared two special vehicles for insecticide spray in the City. Earlier, Wasa's chemists had locally prepared sanitizer for free distribution among the Wasa employees as well as the general public.The news.