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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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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Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order Most students studying in Mumbai’s night schools are from underprivileged backgrounds. MUMBAI: For the last three months, classrooms at LBS Night School at Mumbai’s Chembur have functioned without a teacher. Students read their text books by themselves as there is no teacher to take classes. This academic year has brought bad news for night schools in Mumbai. Around 1,400 teachers and non-teaching staff of night schools have been asked to stop their part-time services for the night school as…

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MU SUMMARILY FLUNKED US IN SOCIOLOGY: MA STUDENTS

MU SUMMARILY FLUNKED US IN SOCIOLOGY: MA STUDENTS

The problems of students at the University of Mumbai refused to subside as several of them pursuing a Master of Arts course at its distance learning centre (IDOL) complained of being summarily flunked in their Sociology paper. The students claim that out of a batch of 100, only 11managed to clear the exam with a score that hovered around 40, which is the passing score. “Not a single student has scored above 50 even though we got first class in our undergraduate course; there is no response from the authorities….

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THE World University Rankings 2018: No Indian institute in top 200

THE World University Rankings 2018: No Indian institute in top 200

Poor performance in internationalisation of their campuses and a low research score have pulled down Indian higher education institutes such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018.   While IISc has dropped from the 201-250 band in the previous rankings to the 251-300 band, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur have fallen from the 401-500 band to the 501-600 band. IIT-Madras fell from the 401-500 band to the 601-800 cohort.   The drop comes at a time when…

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Interested in an IT career? Here are 5 things you must remember

Interested in an IT career? Here are 5 things you must remember

  Interested in computer science and want to take up a career in information technology (IT)? Here are five things you should keep in mind. 1. It is best to take up science with physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM). Information Technology is a field where there is an increasing demand for professionals with a variety of computer specific qualifications for jobs which vary according to the skill requirement of IT companies. 2.There are several routes to a career in computers and IT. The three major IT-related courses in engineering are…

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Lasith Malinga approaches Zaheer Khan for help in prolonging career

Lasith Malinga approaches Zaheer Khan for help in prolonging career

Lasith Malinga, who will lead Sri Lanka cricket team in the fourth ODI against Indian cricket team in Colombo, and Zaheer Khan were teammates at Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.(Getty Images) Sri Lanka cricket team pace spearhead Lasith Malinga has laboured for wickets since his international comeback after a year-and-a-half, and former India cricket team pacer Zaheer Khan is among those he has turned to for inputs. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped players across nationalities bond, and two have played for Mumbai Indians. Malinga, who turned 34 on…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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