OSSC recruitment 2016: Sr Economic Investigator preliminary exam results out

OSSC recruitment 2016: Sr Economic Investigator preliminary exam results out

    The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) has released the results of the preliminary examination for the post of Senior Economic Investigator. The prelims were held on July 31, 2017 and candidates who have been eagerly waiting for the results can now download them from the official OSSC website. Candidates who have cleared the paper are now provisionally shortlisted to appear in the main written examination, the dates for which, the OSSC announced, will be intimated later. The answer key for the prelims, also available on the official website,…

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Telangana reaches halfway mark in recruitment

Telangana reaches halfway mark in recruitment

With the selection of 10,442 police constables on Friday, the Telangana government has touched the halfway mark in filling up vacancies in government jobs since the formation of the State. The government had identified about 70,000 vacancies out of the total sanctioned posts of 4.12 lakh and so far given permissions to fill up 34,498 posts, which marked the halfway mark. The selection for 10,442 posts of police constables was the biggest tranche in the whole process till now. Officials expect the creation of jobs to be much higher if…

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Recruitment process becoming fun with ‘Gamification’: experts

Recruitment process becoming fun with ‘Gamification’: experts

Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) Recruitment process is evolving from interviews and group discussions to a process of using game mechanics, that makes the entire process fun and engaging helping employers find the right candidate, experts say. “Specifically in the recruitment process, companies have started using coding marathons, hacking events, complex problem solving against time, solving cryptic puzzles as part of their recruitment process,” TeamLease Services Business Head, IT, Stanley Deepak told PTI here. He said, this helps them assess the engagement levels of the candidate towards their respective organisation, assess…

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Online Education Costs More, Not Less

Online Education Costs More, Not Less

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey…

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UTEP Center Helps Create Online Courses

UTEP Center Helps Create Online Courses

The team that assists faculty from The University of Texas at El Paso to develop online courses has settled into its new home in UTEP’s Extended University and looks forward to assisting more professors to catch the digital wave. UTEP’s Center for Instructional Design (CID) guides and supports UTEP instructors in the creation and enhancement of online courses. This unit has served the campus under different titles for about 20 years. The center made the switch during the fall 2016 semester from Academic Technologies, where it functioned as the Online…

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Online classes to launch at St. Clair County high schools

Online classes to launch at St. Clair County high schools

St. Clair County’s seven school districts are collaborating with St. Clair County RESA and Michigan Virtual School to offer online classes to local high school students next fall through the LearnON program. LearnON is designed to be St. Clair County’s portal to online learning, said Kevin Miller, RESA’s administrative services director. The classes will be taught by local teachers and administered by local educators. “LearnON is partnering with Michigan Virtual School to give our students a better way to access online classes,” Miller said. “Most classes will be facilitated by…

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Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 16 people killed

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 16 people killed

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed earlier this month. No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects. On Saturday a senior al-Shabab commander vowed to target the president’s…

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‘Sweden, who would believe this?’: Trump cites non-existent terror attack

‘Sweden, who would believe this?’: Trump cites non-existent terror attack

Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, inviting questions that he may have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan. With thousands of supporters gathered in an aircraft hangar in Melbourne, Florida, Trump used his speech to talk about migration in Europe and linked it to terror attacks in Brussels, Nice and Paris. He then added Sweden to the list, incorrectly stating that an attack had happened there on Friday. Trump told supporters: “We’ve got to keep…

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Iraqi forces launch large-scale push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces launch large-scale push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul and dislodge Islamic State militants. It is the latest phase in a 4-month-old offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation on state TV, saying government forces were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression and terrorism forever,” using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. He called on security forces to deal with civilians properly and to respect human rights. Iraqi forces declared eastern…

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Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS

Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS

Iraqi government forces have seized several villages as they move towards an assault on the last area held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. Hundreds of military vehicles, backed by air power, rolled across the desert towards IS positions early on Sunday. The progress on Sunday in the south of the city, the second biggest in Iraq, takes them within striking distance of Mosul airport. Fears have been voiced about the safety of many thousands of trapped civilians. The offensive was formally announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider…

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