Lakshmi Mittal donates $25 million to Harvard University

Lakshmi Mittal’s donation will establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute at Harvard University. Photo: Mint Washington: Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has donated $25 million to the prestigious Harvard University with an aim to increase engagement with South Asian countries, including India. The donation will establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute at the university. The institute spearheads Harvard’s engagement with South Asian countries, including India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as diaspora populations from these countries, the university said…

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Are you looking for the best course in the testing field?

To help you with your testing needs, Microsoft has put forward a popular Coded UI test that will take care of your testing applications. All those applications that you create on Web 2.0 or net through visual studio platform can be easily tested through this test. To achieve excellence in the testing field one needs to pursue a professional course. In the pool of professional courses, coded UI test using Microsoft visual studio 2013 course is grabbing popularity amongst the aspirants. It’s because of its multiple uses that it has become…

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Board exam for Class 10 in CBSE schools to return: HRD minister Javadekar

Board examination for Class 10 in CBSE schools will be reintroduced as part of the ongoing reforms in the education system, Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday. At present, it is optional for CBSE students to choose either the board exam or a school-based examination. It has also been decided to conduct examinations in Classes 5 and 8 and students who would fail in the end-term examinations would be detained in these classes, Javadekar said in Puri. However, the students would be given an opportunity to…

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Delhi cabinet approves regularisation of 15000 guest teachers

The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of 15,000 guest teachers working in its schools and a bill will be presented in the Assembly next week. “Approximately 15,000 guest teachers are teaching in the schools of the Directorate of Education(DoE) and have played a crucial role in some of the flagship programmes including summer camps, chunauti, and reading campaign,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said after the cabinet meeting. “The cabinet approved regularisation of these teachers and a draft legislative proposal has been formulated, which will be brought in the…

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DHSE Kerala Plus One improvement result 2017 declared, check it here

Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) Kerala declared the plus one improvement results 2017 on Wednesday. Steps to check the results: 1) Visit DHSE’s official website 2) Go to results in the news section on the left 3) Click on link for plus one improvement exam result 2017 4) Enter roll number and date of birth and click on submit 5) Result will be displayed on screen 6) Take printout and save it for future reference       [“source=hindustantimes”]

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Schools failing to educate students to succeed in life in countries like India: World Bank

Washington The World Bank has warned of a learning crisis in global education, particularly in low and middle-income countries like India, underlining that schooling without learning is not just a wasted development opportunity, but also a great injustice to children worldwide. The Bank in its latest report has noted that millions of young students in these countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. According to the World Development Report 2018: Learning to…

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Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children

As more than a half-million ethnic Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, education that was limited before has come to a standstill, says a Harvard doctoral student who studied the community in the region recently. Education was scarce for Muslim Rohingya youth before 2012, but the crisis that has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes has shut that door, says Cresa Pugh, a doctoral student in sociology and social policy at Harvard University, who spent her 2017 summer in the Rakhine State. See our Facebook Live interview with Harvard’s Cresa…

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Safety of students prime concern: Kendriya Vidyalayas issue directive to schools

Days after the central board of secondary education (CBSE) issued safety guidelines for affiliated schools following the murder of a 8-year-old boy in a Gurgaon School, Kendriya Vidyalyas (KVs) has also issued a similar directive to schools. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), under the ministry of human resource development (HRD), has made deputy commissioners of the area responsible for any violations of these standard safety procedures. School authorities have been asked to monitor the work of watch and ward services while also maintaining a CCTV surveillance system on campus. Upkeep…

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Flash mobs, treasure hunts: College inductions are getting quirky

When Virjaa Gada started college this year, she was anxious and nervous. Would she be ragged? Would she say something silly? Her first day at KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE) was, instead, a pleasant surprise. “Our seniors had planned games and fun ways of introduction. I settled in much sooner than I expected,” she says. Students across colleges say that the days when seniors bullied juniors into calling them ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’ are long gone. Instead, newbies are welcomed with sports events, outdoor trips, socials, online gaming and music…

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OFRC answer key 2017 for OFB Group C exam released, raise objections now

The Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre (OFRC) of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has released the provisional answer keys and question paper of first phase written examination for direct recruitment of semi-skilled grade industrial employees (IEs) Group ‘C’ in various ordnance factories located across India. The exam was held on September 10, 2017. Steps to check the answer key: 1) Visit the official website of OFB 2) Click on the link to view provisional answer keys and question paper of exam held on Sept 10 3) Select trade 4) Click on view and the answer key…

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