Can’t take education loan off NPA: Finance minister

Can’t take education loan off NPA: Finance minister

TRICHY: The union ministry of finance refused to exempt education loans from non-performing asset (NPA) citing that Reserve Bank of India is against the exemption for maintaining credit discipline.  In a letter to the Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, MP Trichy Siva has urged not to bring education loans under NPA since non-payment of educational loan is affecting their Credit Information Bureau of India Limited (CIBIL) score.  Citing data from 2016, he highlighted that educational loan accounts for only 6.94 percent of the loans from banks. In the letter, he said that 37 percent of…

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Recruitment Process For Government Jobs To Start In November: Goa Health Minister

Recruitment Process For Government Jobs To Start In November: Goa Health Minister

PANAJI:  The process of recruitments for government jobs in various departments will begin from November, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said yesterday. “During the last one and half month each of the department is making presentation, listing out their manpower requirement before the Chief Minister,” Vishwajit Rane told reporters here. In Goa, the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government came to power earlier this year. “The state government will initiate recruitment process from November end to January end, the advertisements for which would be released through newspapers,” added Vishwajit Rane. According to the minister,…

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Cabinet nod soon for Rs 75,000 scholarship for bright students: Minister

Cabinet nod soon for Rs 75,000 scholarship for bright students: Minister

The Cabinet will soon give its nod to a Rs. 75,000 monthly scholarship scheme for bright students in higher education institutes to arrest the brain drain and encourage innovation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said. The scholarship, the Minister said, is meant for bright sparks at institutes like IITs and universities where required infrastructure is being provided under the Vishwajeet Project and Uchchatar Avishkar Yojana. “We are also starting a PM Scholarship. I have already signed the Cabinet note. That is under circulation. It will come to the Cabinet very…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

The Punjab government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” on Tuesday to provide technical education to meritorious and poor students. After approval from chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the scheme was launched by Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Punjab students studying in government polytechnic and engineering colleges, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh University, Bathinda, and Inder Kumar Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will benefit from the scheme, said Channi. Under the scheme, students scoring 60-70% marks in Class 10 will get 70% fee…

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Zonal-level nodal officers to monitor bankers in Chennai: Minister

Zonal-level nodal officers to monitor bankers in Chennai: Minister

CHENNAI: A person who had obtained an educational loan from a reputed bank for his daughter’s higher studies, on Friday alleged that the bank threatened him to repay the sum borrowed despite the fact that it was not the time for repayment. During an interactive session conducted by Education Loan Task Force, one of the initiatives of eMagazine PreSense, and attended by Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Dawood, the borrower, said that he was issued an educational loan from 2009 for BDS and MDS…

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Institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan in IT and electronics sector, says Union Minister

Institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan in IT and electronics sector, says Union Minister

Union minister P P Chaudhary today said that institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan grow in the electronics and IT sector and contribute to India’s digital ambitions. The union minister of state for electronics and IT further was in the city to take part in an event here. Rajasthan has made commendable progress in contributing to India s digital dream, he said. More than 40,000 students of the state are connected with E-Mitra’s common service centres, which is an achievement itself, said Chaudhary. He said his ministry wants the state…

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Prime Minister to lay foundation of first ever Indian Institute of Skills in India at Kanpur Tomorrow

Prime Minister to lay foundation of first ever Indian Institute of Skills in India at Kanpur Tomorrow

Prime Minister to lay foundation of first ever Indian Institute of Skills in India at Kanpur Tomorrow In line with his vision of making India the Skill Capital of the World by empowering its youth to be more employable and self-sustainable, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the first ever Indian Institute of Skills” in the country at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Institute has been conceptualized by Shri Narendra Modi during his visit to Singapores Institute of Technical Education. Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in partnership…

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Nissan in UK: ‘No cheque book’ involved, says minister

Nissan in UK: ‘No cheque book’ involved, says minister

There was “no cheque book” involved in the assurances given to Nissan ahead of its decision to boost UK production, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said. The carmaker said it would build two new models at its Sunderland plant following talks with the government. Ministers have declined to confirm reports that a written promise was made to protect the company from any consequences of Brexit. Labour said the government should set out exactly what was promised. Speaking on BBC Question Time, Mr Clark indicated there had been no offer of…

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Include sports as compulsory subject in schools, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Include sports as compulsory subject in schools, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

New Delhi: Batting for sports to be included in school curriculum, Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday said that to impart the desired importance to sports, it should be made a compulsory subject at the school level. Goel said marks should be also given to students for their involvement in sports activities. Addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) here on Tuesday, Goel said, this is also essential to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases among children. The Minister said…

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