EDUCATION

Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Increasing number of Indian students are choosing France: French envoy

October 12, 2018 12:20 am

New Delhi: The target of having 10,000 Indian students in France is within reach as an increasing number of them are choosing that country, French envoy Alexandre Ziegler said Thursday. He was addressing business leaders from both the countries at the first edition of the Indo-French Business Awards 2018 held at the Ambassador’s residence here. […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Cabinet nod to merger of regulatory bodies NCVT, NDSA

October 10, 2018 3:30 pm

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the merger of regulatory institutions the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the National Skill Development Agency (NDSA) into the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET). “The NCVET will regulate the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training, both long-term and short-term, […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Harvard, NYU law reviews sued over alleged discrimination

October 10, 2018 3:18 am

Boston: A group in Texas says legal journals at Harvard University and New York University illegally give preference to racial minorities and women when selecting editors and articles. The group, called Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences, filed a federal lawsuit against The Harvard Law Review on Saturday and a separate suit against […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

‘Idiocracy’ among 1,400 new words in Oxford dictionary

October 8, 2018 2:07 pm

London: Idiocracy — a government formed of people considered ignorant or idiotic — is among 1,400 new words, senses, and phrases added in the latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary records over 100 words derived ultimately from the Greek suffix -cracy, meaning ‘power’ or ‘rule’. The new addition idiocracy, refers to a […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Optimists make poor business decisions: Study

October 7, 2018 12:02 pm

London: Optimistic thinking is leading people to set up businesses that have no realistic prospect of financial success, according to a study which has found that pessimists are less likely to proceed with unpromising entrepreneurial ventures. The research from the University of Bath, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Cardiff University in […]

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Jamia Milia university ‘agrees’ to appoint Turkish teachers

October 7, 2018 12:50 am

New Delhi: The Jamia Millia Islamia University administration has accepted the students’ demand to appoint Turkish teachers, even as the students claimed they got only a ‘verbal assurance’ from the varsity, officials said Saturday. A spokesperson from the administration said they have accepted the demands of the students. The students have been sitting in protest […]

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Protest in Jamia over non-availability of Turkish language teachers

October 5, 2018 1:14 am

New Delhi: Some students of Jamia Millia Islamia university are sitting on a protest claiming there are no teachers to teach them Turkish language. However, a spokesperson from the varsity said they have hired a teacher and two more teachers will join the Turkish department soon. A student, not wishing to be named, said they […]

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ABVP, Left members enter into scuffle hours after JNUSU polls results

September 17, 2018 3:19 pm

New Delhi: Members of the RSS-affiliated ABVP and the Left-backed AISA entered into a scuffle Monday, hours after the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) poll results were announced. A united front of Left student groups Sunday won all four central panel posts in the union defeating the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) by considerable margins. Newly-elected […]

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App allowing easy access to scholarships for minority students launched

September 13, 2018 6:44 pm

New Delhi: A mobile application facilitating easy access to scholarships for minority community students was Thursday launched by Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The app of the national scholarship portal (NSP) will bring down duplication and leakage of scholarship benefits to zero per cent, the Union minority affairs ministersaid. “It is the first official mobile […]

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Millennials ditching corporate jobs for teaching: Study

September 5, 2018 7:35 pm

New Delhi: Millennials in India are increasingly saying goodbye to their high-flying corporate jobs and taking the teaching route to utilise their skills and impart knowledge to young students, a study has found. The study conducted by Bangaluru-based education technology startup, Cuemath, on over 3,000 teachers reveals that there has been an upswing in the […]

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