Worries about the safety of bank deposits may further erode the economy of trust

Worries about the safety of bank deposits may further erode the economy of trust

ndian villagers queue outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on the outskirts of Allahabad | Sanjay Kanojia/AFP The Big Story: Fear and savings “This tsunami will wipe out your money lying in the banks,” warned a message that went viral on WhatsApp recently, spreading panic among depositors. It was referring to the new Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, lying with a joint parliamentary committee at present and expected to be tabled during the winter session. Among…

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Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Attacks on the “fake news” media have become a staple of the Trump administration — and nearly half of voters, including the vast majority of Republicans, believe the president when he claims that the media is making up stories about him. Forty-six percent of voters believe that major news organizations fabricate stories about Trump, while 37 percent do not and 17 percent are undecided, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11…

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Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

If anything has been predictable in the chaos of the early Trump presidency, it’s the unstinting support he has received from Breitbart News. Until now. In recent days, Trump has attacked the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Twitterand in an interview with the New York Times over his recusal from oversight of the investigation into Trump’s possible Russian connections. As a result, there has been widespread speculation that Trump might fire his attorney general, or that, faced with an untenable position, Sessions might resign. Trump’s public attacks on Sessions seem to be alienating…

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Lewis Hamilton unsure about what future holds in F1 career

Lewis Hamilton unsure about what future holds in F1 career

Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely. The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. What came across strongly, however, was that the Mercedes driver felt in the form of his life and would always want to be a winner. “Apart from being with my family, the happiest moment I ever have is when I’ve got…

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Know about Universities in India and the different types

Know about Universities in India and the different types

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.” During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university. India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under…

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UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

The personality test, which is the final gateway to the so-called corridors of power – to the foreign, civil, police and other services, is perceived as the proverbial X-factor in the success story of a candidate. The Civil Services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, is one of the most arduous and keenest competitions in India, involving over five lakh aspirants vying for a mere 800-1000 seats. Spread over a period of nearly a year, the preliminary, main examinations and the interview (personality test) represent the three phases…

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Institutes not kicked about autonomy

Institutes not kicked about autonomy

Even as the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) wants to give more autonomy to educational institutions, the institutions are not in favour of this idea, calling it a move towards privatisation of education. After Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) were granted autonomy recently, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the government wants to grant autonomy to educational institutions based on their performance. However, institutions are not very happy with the idea, specially after a recent circular from the Finance Ministry, which talks about fund cuts from the government to autonomous…

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All you need to know about secondary school league tables

All you need to know about secondary school league tables

As new-style secondary school league tables for England are published, the BBC News website takes you through the changes that are taking place this year. How have the league tables changed? Until this year, secondary school performance has been judged mainly by what proportion of pupils get five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths. Instead two new measures, known as Attainment 8 and Progress 8, have been adopted. These will now be used by the government to judge whether schools are performing adequately. Why have they been changed?…

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What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debatestems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Forced to quickly get up and running with online classes, faculty—and the instructional designers who help them make the transition—often resort to checklists to create the bare minimum of what’s required to build a “quality” online…

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Common Struggles of Online Students You Need to Know About Before Starting College

Common Struggles of Online Students You Need to Know About Before Starting College

Online classes are a great way to continue your education with a busy schedule. Many people work full-time or have kids, making it impossible to find time to go to college full-time too. Although online college is an amazing opportunity, it can have its own struggles that everyone should be aware of before signing up. Here are some things you need to be prepared for before you begin your online classes.   Need to Self-Motivate It can be difficult to stay motivated when you’re taking online classes. It’s easy to…

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