Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Television can be a welcome relief for a president. Ronald Reagan liked to watch Family Ties in his spare moments. George HW Bush was said to enjoy Murder, She Wrote. Barack Obama loved The Wire. But the show Donald Trump most enjoys isn’t fiction. At least, not strictly. Trump’s favorite program is Fox & Friends – Fox News’s flagship breakfast show. Fox News, which gave Trump a platform for his conspiracy theories about Barack Obama long before he ran for president, has always been a platform for the right. When it launched…

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EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

©Jacob Ammentorp Lund The days of whiteboards and ink cartridges are over. Developments in educational technology – or edtech – are revolutionizing the business school experience. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are in classrooms. Big data-crunching devices give students live feedback on their progress. And, with flexibility in high demand, more and more learning is being delivered online. In July 2016, the Online MBA offered by Birmingham Business School became the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Its Online MSc International Business is set to follow suit. Today, online learning is increasingly seen as…

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Pre & Post Matric Scholarship Released in Arunachal Pradesh

Pre & Post Matric Scholarship Released in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday released an amount of Rs Twenty-eight crore fifty lakhs and ten thousand (28, 50, 10,000) as ‘Pre & Post Matric Scholarship’ for 2016-17. The amount will be received by 23, 750 ST students of the state. The scheme under which the payment is made is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. It is worth mentioning here that there has been a massive hue and cry in the state as there was a delay in releasing the fund by…

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International Career & College Counseling Conference paves way for transformation in the rapidly developing education sector

International Career & College Counseling Conference paves way for transformation in the rapidly developing education sector

International Career & College Counseling (IC3) Conference announced the second edition of the Annual Conference, that will be held in New Delhi on August 30 and 31 2017 at JW Marriott, Aerocity. This year will be marked as a great milestone as IC3 sets to actualise their mission of transforming lives through career counseling, global engagements and partnerships. The IC3 Annual Conference aims to impact over 50,000 students by 2018 with the help of 400+ high school leaders, counselors and educators. The two day event at the national capital will…

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Fina

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Fina

Chennai-based school financing company Shiksha Financial Services India Private Limited has today raised $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in a round that also saw participation from the Aspada Investment Advisors. Incorporated in 2014, Shiksha Finance is an award-winning NBFC that provides loans in the range of Rs 5 lakh– Rs 1 crore to affordable private schools, as well as smaller loans to middle- and lower-income families that find it difficult to fund their children’s education. They finance school-going children from kindergarten to Class XII,…

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Finance

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Finance

Chennai-based school financing company Shiksha Financial Services India Private Limited has today raised $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in a round that also saw participation from the Aspada Investment Advisors. Incorporated in 2014, Shiksha Finance is an award-winning NBFC that provides loans in the range of Rs 5 lakh– Rs 1 crore to affordable private schools, as well as smaller loans to middle- and lower-income families that find it difficult to fund their children’s education. They finance school-going children from kindergarten to Class XII,…

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Chattisgarh Police Recruitment 2016 for 2976 Constable,Tradesman & other posts: Apply by Dec 15

Chattisgarh Police Recruitment 2016 for 2976 Constable,Tradesman & other posts: Apply by Dec 15

Chhattisgarh government invites applications from eligible and interested to fill the vacancies of police constables. In this recruitment process, the government is going to hire candidates for 2976 vacancies. The selected candidates will be posted as Constable, Tradesman & other posts for 8 Sensitive Naxals affected districts. Every year, the Chattisgarh government conducts various examinations for the recruitment of eligible candidates in various departments. This year it has released notification for the Police constable posts and the candidates those who are interested can check the eligibility criteria and other details…

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Central Silk Board Recruitment 2016: Apply Online for 65 Scientist C & B Posts

Central Silk Board Recruitment 2016: Apply Online for 65 Scientist C & B Posts

Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Bangalore has invited application for the recruitment to the post of  65 Scientist – C & Scientist – B vacancies. The eligible candidates can apply online on or before November 8, 2016 & send hard copy of application on or before November 11 & November 18, 2016 for remote areas. The candidates who are eligible for the post should read the complete advertisement to know details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process & how to apply. Central Silk Board (CSB) is a…

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Here’s why an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu & Kashmir is a good idea

Here’s why an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu & Kashmir is a good idea

Following the decision of the Modi government on Oct 13, 2016, to set up an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) school in Jammu as a part of its Rs 80,000-crore development package for the state, things may actually start to look up for the violence-infested state. IIM-Ahmedabad campus. Last month, at an all-party meeting Prime Minister Modi had announced the package, which includes improved facilities for education and health, employment for youths, agriculture, and push for tourism. The announcement of IIM, though, is an ambitious one, and hopefully, it will…

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Saatchi & Saatchi boss resigns amid sexism row

Saatchi & Saatchi boss resigns amid sexism row

Kevin Roberts, the executive chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, has resigned after provoking fury by claiming that women in the advertising industry lacked ambition and were not held back by sexism. Roberts was put on leave by Publicis, the parent company of Saatchi & Saatchi, last week after denying that sexism was an issue in the advertising world. In a statement, the French global advertising group said Roberts had now resigned. “The supervisory board and the chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe took note of Kevin Roberts’ decision to step…

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