New York opens a ‘temple’ for gay liberation icon Oscar Wilde. It’ll be open for wedding ceremonies

A secular temple devoted to Oscar Wilde opened in the basement of a New York church Tuesday, crammed with devotional style religious art to honour a trailblazer of gay rights.Those involved in the project said it had been 20 years in the making but with transgender rights under threat from President Donald Trump’s administration and gays feeling more discrimination, it was more timely than ever. Conceived by artists David McDermott and Peter McGough at The Church of the Village, the space will be open to members of the public five days a…

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Mahindra Open Sky: A festival that blends musical notes with adventure

On the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, imagine the tunes of enchanting music and adventure activities such as camel race and off-road driving. This pleasant visual won’t just be a dream with the upcoming festival, Mahindra Open Sky in association with Hindustan Times. “With its immersive experience of culture and adventure, Mahindra Open Sky celebrates the romance of the desert and embodies the spirit of Live Young Live Free. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Thar, it presents a unique opportunity to be part of a collective of…

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DU admissions: Second cutoff dips across colleges, seats in popular courses still open

Students who could not make the cut at Delhi University in the first cutoff list should not lose hope. Admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, BCom, English, Mathematics, Physics, and BA Programme are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list released by Delhi University. Commerce Out of the 38 colleges that offer Economics (hons), admissions have been closed at five colleges – Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), BR Ambedkar, PGDAV, and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The highest…

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DU’s Campus of Open Learning offers courses on artificial intelligence, Internet of things

Online courses in artificial intelligence, Internet of things and big data analytics, may soon be available at the Campus of Open Learning through Pan-African e-network initiative funded by the ministry of external affairs. Students coming from 25 African countries are awarded scholarships to study the course free of cost, but the course will be open to others too. The MEA will award a 2,000 dollars scholarship to the African students this year too. Delhi University’s Campus of Open Learning offers short-term diploma and certificate courses online. Currently, it offers English…

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DU’s Campus of Open Learning offers courses on artificial intelligence, Internet of things

Online courses in artificial intelligence, Internet of things and big data analytics, may soon be available at the Campus of Open Learning through Pan-African e-network initiative funded by the ministry of external affairs. Students coming from 25 African countries are awarded scholarships to study the course free of cost, but the course will be open to others too. The MEA will award a 2,000 dollars scholarship to the African students this year too. Delhi University’s Campus of Open Learning offers short-term diploma and certificate courses online. Currently, it offers English…

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Samsung Partners MSME Ministry to Open New Technical Training Schools

Samsung India on Friday signed an MoU with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to open two more technical training schools and to renew the partnership for 10 existing schools being run across the country. As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the technology giant will open two new MSME-Samsung Technical Schools in Bengaluru and Jamshedpur, the company said in a statement. “We are committed to creating an industry-ready workforce and provide industry-oriented skills to our youth under the Skill India programme. Samsung has been a valuable…

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Open University Education In India – An Analysis

India has come a long way in the field of education from Gurukul teaching to the use of high technology visual aids in the classroom. Being a country with a diverse population, the challenge of ensuring 100% literacy ishuge. The answer to the problem of inadequacy in higher education came in the form of Open University education. Unlike the regular courses, the courses conducted through distance education opened up a horizon of opportunities to a much wider population across the country. This article analyses the advent and growth of Open…

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OIEG to open fourth pathway, in Scotland

International College Dundee will offer a one-year, on campus programme preparing international students to study at the university, before progressing into the second year of a four-year bachelor’s degree. “Like many of our fellow universities in the UK, it is imperative that we operate on the global stage” ICD will be a “major factor” in enabling the university to attain its goals of widening access to a broad array of students and “significantly increase” international student numbers, according to its academic director, Dyce Davidson. “Like many of our fellow universities in…

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Qualifications Passport for Refugees could open new credit score popularity path

Undertaken via the Norwegian organization for great assurance in schooling (NOKUT), the qualifications Passport for Refugees should act as a complement to NOKUT’s present techniques for credit reputation and might be open to refugees who might not in shape into the criteria of the modern-day schemes. “NOKUT’s experiences show that an increasing organization of refugees with better education might be left at the margins of hooked up reputation tactics in the destiny” “The Qualification Passport for Refugees isn’t always best an evaluation of the qualification, however a statement presenting important…

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England’s 2,800-mile Coast Path to open in 2020

For a small country like Britain, the idea of claiming one of the longest footpaths in the world sounds a little ambitious. But that’s what we’re up to with the creation of the England Coast Path, and the proposed completion date of 2020 is not too far away. The route will go all the way round the English coast, and a quick look at the map of this island nation, with its countless inlets, estuaries and jagged bits, shows that the projected total length of 2,795 miles is not as…

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