Love for education, brick-by-brick

Biswanath Naru with students of his school, Nandipur Swami Vivekananda Vidyamandir in Dum Dum Park shortly after its inauguration in January.Sanat Kr Sinha Biswanath Naru sells fish for a living, but it has been 45 years that the college dropout is mastermoshai to several children of a lesser god. When the mastermoshai (teacher) began to pursue his second calling in life, all he could provide the poor children of Dum Dum Park was an apology for a roof over their head, a mat to sit on and free education. As the students of Nandipur…

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Central banks push green finance as global warming losses rise to $160 b

With insurers shouldering a record $160 billion in climate-related losses from last year alone, a group, including 30 central banks, called for measures to spur green finance and better assessment of the risks from higher global temperatures. The move, led by the Bank of France, Bank of England and People’s Bank of China, draws the group deeper into a controversial area of policy-making, where they advocate funding for alternatives to fossil fuels. They set out a road-map for authorities to use in prodding executives and investment funds to weigh up…

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Student discounts you can get on holiday travel and at tourist destinations

Book flights and hotels in advance, travel in the shoulder season and take the DIY approach. We are all familiar with such travel tips to keep our vacation budgets under control. However, there’s more money to be saved during family holidays if you have a school or college-going child. You can grab student discounts on entry fees to heritage sites and airfare. Then there are additional benefits like special travel cards that are designed exclusively for students. These discounts should not be confused with concessions that are offered to children in general….

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Global Finance Officials Pledge to Lift World Economy Out of Slowdown

(WASHINGTON) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out its current slowdown, but tensions persist on a number of fronts between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Saturday, expressing hope the slowdown that began last year will be followed by stronger growth in the second half of this year and into 2020. The IMF’s steering committee said all members, in…

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Leading Higher Education Into The Future

Ensuring the value of a college education and degree in our evolving professional world remains front of mind for Alison Byerly, the first woman to lead Lafayette College. Here, we chat about her strategy for equipping Lafayette graduates to thrive after graduation, how higher education can better support the professional growth of women and the reason why you can often find her at a Lafayette tailgate. Jessica Pliska: Your career began in the classroom teaching Victorian literature. What sparked your passion for literature? Alison Byerly: I always loved books and always loved…

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Hold Shriram Transport Finance Company, target Rs 1,181: Emkay Global Financial Services

View of the brokerage- MHCV slowdown resulting in slower disbursements: The domestic MHCVs are showing tepid demand due to high base effect, rural distress, changes in axle norms, leading to surplus capacity and slowdown in real estate. Although the implementation of BSVI emission norms may drive some pre-buying for CVs, the used CV segment is at a downturn as driver-owner is facing surplus capacity with stagnating income levels. We revise our disbursements growth estimates downward to nearly 10 per cent CAGR for FY18-20E from nearly 14 per cent earlier, considering the…

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4 Tips When Seeking Industrial Services

Industrial services can range from infrared scanning to forklift maneuvering. How are you supposed to know which one is right for your needs? How can you be sure that you’re making good choices and getting good deals? Here are just a few things to consider about industrial services. 1. Determine Your Needs as a Business Maybe you’re looking for someone to clean your delicate computer equipment. Maybe you want a company to create thin silicon wafers for your latest project. The first step of hiring industrial services is figuring out…

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Visiting Maharashtra travel-trade delegation concludes Kashmir tour

Kashmir’s travel and hospitality sector held detailed interaction with the visiting Maharashtra travel and tour operators in Pahalgam, Srinagar and Gulmarg during their four-day familiarization trip to Kashmir and vowed to promote Kashmir among the travellers. The 32-member delegation of Maharashtra Tour Operators Association (MTOA) led by its president Sudhir Patel arrived in Srinagar on April 7 and will leave back tomorrow. The delegation was mesmerized by Valley’s beauty and hospitality and expressed their desire to send a good chunk of travellers to Valley for holidaying. Dharmendra Singh Chauhan Chapter…

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Police Are Investing In New Technology. ‘Thin Blue Lie’ Asks, ‘Does It Work?’

In 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year old unarmed black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. In the four months that followed, the stock price of the stun-gun maker Taser International, now known as Axon Enterprise, nearly doubled. The following year, the Department of Justice launched a pilot program awarding more than $23.2 million in grants to expand the use of body cameras worn by police officers across the country. Today, these types of technologies are often touted by law enforcement officials and policy makers as ways to…

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Obama’s Important Message About The Future Of Travel

Former US President Barack Obama speaking at the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit in Seville, Spain WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL When he was in his early 20s, a young Barack Obama visited Europe for the first time. He fondly remembers traveling alone, riding an overnight bus from Madrid to Barcelona, sharing a baguette with a fellow traveler who, in turn, shared his wine. They didn’t speak the same language, but it was that simple, human interaction that reinforced the fact that people around the world are…

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