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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Remembering DU days: Actor Gulshan Grover says nobody leads a wild life at SRCC

For actor Gulshan Grover, bagging a seat in Shri Ram College of Commerce, (SRCC), Delhi University (DU) was the ultimate goal, and it boosted his self-confidence. “ I had to get more than 90% to get in. So, I couldn’t contain my happiness when the admission was confirmed,” says the actor, The years spent at DU gave him strength, vision and a foundation for his acting career.“As DU’s winter festivals [cultural fests] were fantastic and interactive, I rose as an actor,” says Grover. who has been praised for the portrayal…

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10 Ways Iron Deficiency Could Be Slowing Down Your Life

Call yourself a superwoman, but finding it harder day by day to keep up your energy levels? Having to juggle between various roles – wife, mother, working professional – living a healthy life often takes a backseat for women nowadays. So, if you are feeling tired and drained of energy all the time, don’t just blame it on stress and pay a little more attention to what you have been eating or drinking. Check your haemoglobin level and you may actually be in for a surprise. When we eat, not…

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Cool Tech Tools to Make Life Easier

Technology is supposed to make life easier, yet all too often we end up out of pocket and unable to do the one thing we need to do. Smartphones are a good example of when things go wrong. A smartphone is a valuable tool to have because it can perform numerous functions, but when the battery goes dead, it is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. The following tech tools will help you out the next time you are in a jam. Jackery Bolt The Jackery Bolt is a…

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Technology is running your life

We are all in inescapable thrall to one of the handful of American technology companies that now dominate much of the global economy. (Photo: Doug Chayka © 2017 The New York Times) NEW YORK: A few weeks ago, I bought a new television. When the whole process was over, I realised something incredible. To navigate all of the niggling details surrounding this one commercial transaction — figuring out what to buy, which accessories I needed, how and where to install it, and whom to hire to do so — I…

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How to Spend Your Post grad Life Traveling the World for Free

Entering the post-grad phase can be tough. You’re thrust into the real world for the first time with big decisions to make and daunting goals to accomplish, the safety net of campus life in the rear-view mirror. But if you’re a college senior in the U.K. who wants to avoid all that (at least for a while), we have very good news: You could win an all-expenses-paid trip around the world after graduation. Price comparison site Comparethemarket.com wants to send one student who is currently in their final year to…

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Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology

I was asked recently to name a book that changed my life. The book I chose was Cal Newport’s “Deep Work,” and for the most literal of reasons: It’s changed how I lived my life. Particularly, it’s led me to stop scheduling morning meetings, and to preserve that time for more sustained, creative work. Which is all to say that I’m a bit obsessed with Newport’s work right now, and particularly his account of how the digital environment we inhabit is training us out of concentration and into distraction in…

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Drug Treatment Could Add Years To A Dog’s Life

A trial to extend the lifespan of pet dogs has shown promise – with marked improvement in heart health. Anti-rejection medicine rapamycin was given to dogs in phase one trials by evolutionary geneticists at the University of Washington, the Daily Telegraph reports. It is usually given to humans who’ve had a kidney transplant, but was found to extend the life of mice by more than 25%. A similar impact on dogs would give our canine companions up to an extra four years of life. Trials on 24 middle-aged golden retrievers,…

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Enjoy the moments of blissful life at Bangalorian resorts

Bangalore is a city which has won laurel not for being an IT hub but is also blessed with magnificent climate and flourishing dining and resorts rightly matched with mesmerizingscenic views. Resorts near Bangalore for family is another reason that has added fuel to the firein making the city a must visit place. These resorts take care of your boarding and lodging needs and not-to-mention the thrill and adventure you are looking ahead during your weekends and holidays. Planning a weekend inresorts near Bangalore for one day outing is going…

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‘English as a Life Skill’

The third phase of the Presidential Initiative ‘English as a Life Skill’ through which the President takes English Language Skills across the country with a special focus on Spoken English, is being launched by the President from Temple Trees in the morning of Tuesday February 19, 2013. Releasing the creativity latent within the State Education System For the first time in the history of language teaching and learning in our schools, a set of 50 English language learning DVDs for grades 10 and 11 will be launched together with a…

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