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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Putting the patient first – insights for hospitals to meet customer service expectations

Putting the patient first – insights for hospitals to meet customer service expectations

As customers become more vocal and assertive of their needs, their expectations are changing across industries. Consequently, customer service has gone from being a hygiene factor to actively influencing the customer’s choice of product or service. This trend is also being seen in the healthcare segment. Today good healthcare service is no longer defined by just qualified doctors and the quality of medical treatment offered. The overall ambience, convenience, hospitality and the warmth and friendliness of staff is becoming a crucial way for hospitals to differentiate themselves. A study by the Deloitte…

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Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

After the Supreme Court recently cancelled all the technical education degrees obtained through distance learning between 2001 and 2005, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has barred as many as 123 deemed education institutes from using the ‘university’ tag in their name. In a directive, UGC said, “The institutions are hereby directed to restrain from using the word ‘university’ with its name, failing which necessary action would be initiated in accordance with the UGC (institutions deemed-to-be-universities) Regulations, 2016. Instead, the Institution may mention the word ‘Deemed to be University’ within parenthesis.”…

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PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR JEWS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION GOES ONLINE

PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR JEWS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION GOES ONLINE

or the past year-and-a-half, the Triguboff Institute has provided conversion classes for people making aliya from the former Soviet Union in order to ease the process by helping them get started while they are still in their home countries. Now, the institute has taken the project, Maslul, a step further by launching online classes in Ukraine and Russia to expand its reach. Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. Shalom Norman, director of the Triguboff Institute, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that while those who live in the big…

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Seeking A Career Boost: What Is The Best Study Abroad Experience?

Seeking A Career Boost: What Is The Best Study Abroad Experience?

Previously in this blog, I have highlighted often quite surprising findings from the UK and also the European Commission, giving evidence about the various career advantages one gets from studying for some time abroad. A lot of research has been done about these benefits. Recently an American survey of 4500 graduates, conducted by the Institute for International Education (IIE) in Washington DC was published. It addressed this question: how much more do you benefit from a long (typically a year) study period abroad than a short one (typically 8 weeks)?…

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The lurking Hydes of research institutes

The lurking Hydes of research institutes

There are cases where scientific institutes are reluctant to let go of its illustrious “Jekyll-and-Hyde” faculty member even if he has been found guilty in sexual harassment case. Recently, an online petition was initiated by Susnata Karmakar, a PhD Student at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, regarding a sexual harassment case in the institute. The petition demands action against an adviser to a PhD candidate for making sexual advances on the student. The incident happened on September 4 and a complaint was made ten days…

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Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

International bodies, politicians, policy makers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level. Distance education is often viewed as a way to speed up the process of producing well qualified, good teachers. This approach involves a model in which students are physically separated from the university or training college in question. Students usually communicate with the institution through emails, online learning support systems or occasional face-to-face tutorials. Distance education tends to…

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THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

Fashion may seem like a daunting industry to break into, but a very good place to start is in college. Some of the most prominent figures in the industry were once exactly where you are now, trying to make an informed decision about where to study. From location to tuition to resources, there are a lot of factors to consider and compare — and not as much guidance available as there is for more “traditional” fields of study. That’s why, since 2010, we’ve put together rankings of the best fashion schools culled from data…

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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The letters “CFPB” may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission and a big effect on student lenders and for-profit colleges accused of defrauding or otherwise mistreating Americans. But the U.S. Education Department has just called a halt to the enforcement collaboration between itself and CFPB. This move leaves 44 million student loan borrowers, owing $1.4 trillion in debt, with potentially less, or at…

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Retail As Marketing: Redefining The Retail Experience

Retail As Marketing: Redefining The Retail Experience

Shutterstock In the pre-digital era, the relationship between brick-and-mortar retail stores and their customers was largely transactional— places to fulfill supply and demand. Yet as online commerce continues to grow exponentially, the role of the retail store is shifting from purely pragmatic to more experiential. Moving forward, the key to survival for retail stores may rely on their ability to act as a living showcase for products and brands. Take Coach, for instance, which has made some radical yet effective changes in its approach. Last year, the company pulled its…

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