ASEAN academics want India to play leadership role in improving connectivity, commerce and security

New Delhi: Amidst the aggressive and unpredictable behaviour of China, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) want India to take and play leadership role in improving commerce, connectivity and security in the region. This was the common viewpoint expressed by speakers from the ASEAN nations at the academic session on the second day of the two-day Delhi Dialogue on Wednesday. Themed on ‘ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years,’ the event, held annually since 2009, discusses politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between ASEAN and India. Speaking in…

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Want to crack IIT-JEE? Take up chess like this Varanasi lad

Varanasi: His mastery over chess taught Adarsh Srivastava all the right moves to crack IIT-JEE Advanced 2017, with AIR 355. He scored 286 out of 366. “As right moves hold the key to victory in chess tournaments, similarly the use of the right formula holds a solution to each question of mathematics,” Srivastava told HT soon after the declaration of the IIT-JEE Advanced results. “I like playing chess. It improves my concentration levels and helps me crack mathematical problems. One wrong move in chess can change everything, leading to defeat ,…

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Italians go to polls in drilling referendum Renzi did not want

Italy went to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on offshore oil and gas drilling rights, a vote which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he hopes people will not take part in. For the ballot to be valid, more than 50 percent of the Italian electorate must vote but Renzi has urged people to stay away, saying that the referendum is unnecessary and might end up hurting the economy. It would be a blow to Renzi if substantial numbers did turn out, suggesting voters were ready to snub…

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Applicants Want Mix of Old and New Technology in Recruitment, Survey Finds

Now that most teenagers have access to a smartphone, they want colleges to text them — except when they don’t. Student recruitment is complicated like that, as a new national survey of college-bound students suggests. Although most respondents (57 percent) said they were willing to receive texts from colleges, some kinds of messages appealed to them more than others. The vast majority were open to time-sensitive texts about application deadlines (86 percent), responses to specific questions (82 percent), and reminders about events they had registered for (75 percent). But they…

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