The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The letters “CFPB” may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission and a big effect on student lenders and for-profit colleges accused of defrauding or otherwise mistreating Americans. But the U.S. Education Department has just called a halt to the enforcement collaboration between itself and CFPB. This move leaves 44 million student loan borrowers, owing $1.4 trillion in debt, with potentially less, or at…

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Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today asked his officers to organise a special recruitment drive in Gurez that would cater to the youth who lived in and around the region in Jammu and Kashmir. Rawat’s instructions came after a free-wheeling discussion with a group of youngsters from the Gurez Valley, during which they listed the problems they faced such as unemployment in the region. The group is here on a National Integration Tour, organised by the Army. Under the programme, youth from Jammu and Kashmir are taken to different parts…

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First-year students should avoid online classes

First-year students should avoid online classes

I did not know what to expect when I signed up for two online classes entering my freshman year of college. While I had never had a class where all the lectures, assignments and projects were entirely done online with minimal instructor interaction, I was open to try a new way of learning. After three weeks of experiencing my first online classes, I want to warn all students, especially first-year ones, to be very wary of selecting an online course. It is best to avoid them altogether. Lectures are an…

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PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

The Digital India campaign has definitely widened the horizon of learning process in India. Taking inspiration from the success of the several start up model across the nation, education has taken new dimensions and have moved far beyond experimentation. It has simultaneously opened its doors to a new path that is skill based learning. Educational system nowadays, involves students, parents, books as well as technology, peer groups, teachers and entire education into the learning ecosystem. The Global Online Education Market is growing rapidly; primarily due to the rising demand for…

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FINALLY, AN ONLINE COURSE FOR ASPIRING FLYING CAR ENGINEERS

FINALLY, AN ONLINE COURSE FOR ASPIRING FLYING CAR ENGINEERS

IN THE PAST year, flying cars have gone from LOL, to maybe a real thing, to a booming industry raking in VC cash and churning out sweet renderings of an aerial future. The chance to trigger the next great transportation revolution has drawn in big companies, like Airbus and Uber, big names, like Google’s Larry Page, and naturally, a horde of startups. They all believe the proliferation of vertical takeoff and landing (or VTOL) aircraft, which combine the best features of helicopters and planes, can make traveling throughout and between cities not just faster, but maybe cheaper and…

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Retail As Marketing: Redefining The Retail Experience

Retail As Marketing: Redefining The Retail Experience

Shutterstock In the pre-digital era, the relationship between brick-and-mortar retail stores and their customers was largely transactional— places to fulfill supply and demand. Yet as online commerce continues to grow exponentially, the role of the retail store is shifting from purely pragmatic to more experiential. Moving forward, the key to survival for retail stores may rely on their ability to act as a living showcase for products and brands. Take Coach, for instance, which has made some radical yet effective changes in its approach. Last year, the company pulled its…

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ISRO recruitment 2017: Apply for engineers/ scientists posts at isro.gov.in

ISRO recruitment 2017: Apply for engineers/ scientists posts at isro.gov.in

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has invited eligible candidates for the posts of engineers/ scientists in mechanical, electronics and computer science. Interested candidates can apply online from the official website – isro.gov.in. The last date to send the application is by October 5, 2017. The recruitment exam will be held on December 24 at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. Vacancy details Scientist/Engineer in Electronics – 35 Scientist/Engineer in Mechanical – 35 Scientist/Engineer in Computer Science – 10 Eligibility for ISRO posts: Candidates…

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THREE MONTHS ON, MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE YET TO BEGIN

THREE MONTHS ON, MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE YET TO BEGIN

With the academic calendar at the University of Mumbai already reeling under pressure owing to the mess onscreen assessment left in its wake, admission for first-year programmes at the varsity’s distance learning institute are yet to commence even though the Class XII results were declared months ago.The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) usually commences its first year courses in the month of June every year.”I have been visiting the Kalina campus in order to enquire about the date but there is no clarity,” said a 25-year-old who wants…

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France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

Two US tourists have had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces at Marseille train station, French media say. The victims in their early 20s have been taken to hospital for treatment, La Provence newspaper reported. Two other members of their group were also attacked at Saint-Charles station, but did not get acid in their faces. The incident is not believed to be terror-related. The attacker, described by police as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman, has been arrested. The report says she remained at the site after the attack, and showed photographs…

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Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

The UK terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical, its highest level, following Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the attack. The 21-year-old was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror offence over the Parsons Green explosion. The “severe” terror threat level means an attack…

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