Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: The Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, on Wednesday comes up with a clarification regarding the report of a protest by its students against payment of fees, stoppage of scholarships, etc. In a statement released by the TISS said that the Government of India Post Matric Scholarship is paid by the Social Welfare Department/ Tribal Welfare Department of the respective State Government on receipt of the application submitted by the student. The Institute has no role in the scholarship disbursement except certifying the bonafide of students. These scholarships are paid…

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Sachin Tendulkar Thanks ‘Buddy’ Brother Ajit for Role in Career

Sachin Tendulkar Thanks ‘Buddy’ Brother Ajit for Role in Career

  Sachin Tendulkar released a new footage from his upcoming documentary, Sachin – A Billion Dreams. In a tweet, Tendulkar released a 30-second footage in Marathi and he talks about how his brother Ajit Tendulkar used to be the one who always encouraged him whenever he felt low. He tweeted, “There is no buddy like a brother!! Thank you for all your support over the years, Ajit.” Follow sachin tendulkar ✔@sachin_rt There is no buddy like a brother!! Thank you for all your support over the years, Ajit. Watch the…

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China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in S.Korea

China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in S.Korea

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it hoped the government-funded Confucius Institute could continue to play a role in South Korea after the government there said it had stopped issuing visas for some Chinese teachers. The visa decision comes amid anger in China at the planned deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, which it says is to defend against North Korea, but which China says threatens its security, as its radar could extend into China. China says its Confucius Institutes around the world are established…

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Teacher recruitment scam: Main accused held, Panjab varsity employees’ role under scanner

Teacher recruitment scam: Main accused held, Panjab varsity employees’ role under scanner

The role of some employees of Panjab University (PU) is under scanner in Junior Basic Training (JBT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) exams recruitment scam. The exams were conducted in 2015 by the UT administration. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of UT police may soon question some of the employees. Out of the total 22 people who got the leaked question papers, 17 have joined the investigation, while three are absconding, said police officials.The revelations were made by the main accused of the scam Bijender Nain, a resident of Sonipat…

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What will be the role of humans in a world of intelligent robots?

What will be the role of humans in a world of intelligent robots?

Further automation of the retail sector raises issues far beyond the needless luxuries of choice, convenience and speed of delivery (Amazon to test drone deliveries in British skies, 27 July). I wonder if the “demand” for stuff to be delivered by robot to our door within 30 minutes of ordering really exists – is modern satisfaction really that shallow? But in an increasingly automated society, where are the wages to buy these goods going to come from? While Brexit showed that politicians were detached from the anger of the dispossessed…

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