Parliament gives nod to National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill

The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. (File image: Reuters) Parliament on Tuesday gave its nod to a Bill which seeks to declare four National Institutes of Design in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Haryana as institutions of national importance. Several amendments to the Bill moved by opposition members were defeated by voice vote. The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. It has already been cleared by…

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Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman believes good grades are important, and he put his money where his mouth is for one student. According to Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the All-Pro cornerback promised to personally fund a scholarship for Hershai James of Varina High School in Virginia on the condition she became an honor roll student as a senior. When James held up her end of the bargain, so did Sherman. “It goes back to knowledge is power and if you have knowledge you’re going…

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Rs 26K cr bonanza to 9 lakh families; FM gives sops on education loans

New Delhi: In a big relief to 9 lakh families ahead of elections, the government on Monday said it will waive interest component of education loan taken before March, 2009, a decision that will cost the exchequer Rs 2,600 crore. “Since interest concession is being given to borrowers (who have availed of loans) after April 1, 2009, what we are saying is if there is any outstanding interest on the loan you took as on December 31, 2013, I am willing to take over interest burden,” Finance Minister P Chidambaram…

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