Distance learning helps to keep Brazil moving forward

Brazilian rugby is enjoying a new era, and one that extends beyond the boundaries of South America. Until November Brazil had never toured outside of the region but they are now heading off on their travels again, less than four months after their three-week tour of Europe which produced back-to-losses to Germany and a narrow defeat to Portugal, for their second-round encounter against USA in the Americas Rugby Championship. Having seen off Chile on home soil in Sao Paulo, Brazil take on the Eagles in Houston, Texas, on Saturday 11…

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People Have Come Forward In J&K To Save Schools From Arson

Jammu and Kashmir High Court pulled up Jammu and Kashmir state officials over continuing incidents of schools being targeted in the unrest-hit Valley even as it was informed that authorities are getting help from locals in keeping vigil at these buildings. The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, told the court that six out of 11 attempts to target schools had been stopped recently as there is overwhelming response from people towards safeguarding the schools. “Where were your officials when attempt was made to burn two more schools (on Sunday). “Compliance on papers…

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Presenting at MTV EMA a step forward in my global career: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is all geared up to attend the prestigious MTV European Music Awards in Rotterdam, which she described as “a step forward in my global career”. Besides being at the award show, the actress also will be presenting an award on Sunday. The 30-year old actress shares that she was puzzled when she received the invite. She said, “I was pleasantly surprised when I got the invite. It is very gracious of them to invite me. I have grown up watching the MTV awards and I didn’t think that…

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Online education – the way forward for 10 million hungry Indian minds

Education is the key to inclusive growth in any society. India is a young country with nearly 300 million people in the 19-35 age group. Based on the recent FICCI–EY report, currently India’s gross enrolment at 22 percent (30 million) is one of the lowest in the world, compared to 90 percent in the US, 62 percent in the UK and 31 percent in China. If we need to push our ratio even high enough to match China’s, then that amounts to educating an additional 15 million students – which…

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