FIVE STATE INSTITUTES TO GET RS 10 CR TO PUSH INNOVATION

FIVE STATE INSTITUTES TO GET RS 10 CR TO PUSH INNOVATION

Five institutions from Gujarat, including the Gujarat University (GU) and Gujarat Technological University (GTU) will get grants to establish Atal Incubation Centres under the aegis of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) set up by the Niti Aayog. As many as 34 incubators in the country have been approved by AIM. GTU, Surat Smart City Development Limited from Surat- a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of the Smart City projects in the city, GU, Gujarat Law Society(GLS) and Indrashil Institute of Science & Technology, Mehsana, have been given approval for…

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Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Iraqi forces launch large-scale push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces launch large-scale push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul and dislodge Islamic State militants. It is the latest phase in a 4-month-old offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation on state TV, saying government forces were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression and terrorism forever,” using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. He called on security forces to deal with civilians properly and to respect human rights. Iraqi forces declared eastern…

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Push for distance education markers

Push for distance education markers

New Delhi, Dec 12: The UGC has asked universities offering distance education to clearly mention the mode of learning on its certificates and degrees, in a move that is likely to deepen the bias against such courses. Officially, the government and the higher education regulator are said to consider distance education to be on a par with conventional classroom learning. But instances of distance-mode candidates facing discrimination at job interviews and during promotions are not few or far between. In a letter to vice-chancellors and directors of all universities and…

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Mosul battle: Kurdish forces push into IS-held Bashiqa

Mosul battle: Kurdish forces push into IS-held Bashiqa

Iraqi Kurdish forces have fought their way into a town held by Islamic State militants north-east of Mosul. Hundreds of Peshmerga fighters, backed by artillery and US-led coalition air strikes, advanced on Bashiqa from three directions on Monday morning. By late afternoon, they were moving from house to house clearing the town, a Peshmerga statement said. Meanwhile, the Iraqi military said it had found a mass grave filled with some 100 decapitated bodies south of Mosul. The grave was located in the grounds of an agricultural college on the outskirts…

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Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

Rebels in Syria have announced a big offensive aimed at breaking the government siege of east Aleppo. A UK-based monitoring group said the rebels had fired “hundreds” of missiles into western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians. They are also reported to have targeted al-Nayrab military airport to the east. About 275,000 people have been besieged in the east by pro-government forces for several months. The Syrian government said it had repelled offensives on several fronts around Aleppo by both rebel groups and militants from so-called Islamic State (IS). “Booby-trapped…

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Pregnant ladies and new moms ‘face upward push in discrimination at paintings’

Pregnant ladies and new moms ‘face upward push in discrimination at paintings’

Pregnant girls and new moms are struggling increasing degrees of unfair remedy at work, which include cuts in hours, being placed on zero-hours contracts or maybe pressured out in their process, a document has found out. residents advice warned of a growing problem of latest and expectant mothers going through discrimination. The charity said there have been a 25% increase in humans looking for place of job advice on pregnancy and maternity problems inside the beyond year, with extra than 22,000 visits to its website. evidence from residents advice covered…

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