IGNOU launches Certificate Programme in Russian Language

New Delhi, Jan 9 : The School of Foreign Languages of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a Certificate programme in Russian Language which aims to provide the basics of Russian Language for beginners enabling them to read, write and speak Russian language in an accurate manner.The six month duration programme worth 16 credits is bilingual (Russian/English) and is offered through Open and Distance Learning mode through Self Learning Material integrated with Audio-Visual components, the university said in a statement. The programme is useful for all sections…

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IGNOU starts language course in Russian

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Monday launched a certificate programme in Russian, intended to provide students a basic learning of the language. The six-month duration programme, worth 16 credits, is bilingual (Russian and English) and will be offered through self-learning material integrated with audio-visual components by way of open and distance learning mode. “The programme is useful for all sections of society and especially for those engaged in tourism, defence, multinationals, education, BPO, KPO and small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. “It is equally useful for fresh graduates who…

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Russian Intervention in American Election Was No One-Off

The intelligence agencies’ report on the Russian intervention in the American presidential election portrays it as just one piece of an old-fashioned Soviet-style propaganda campaign. But it was a campaign made enormously more powerful by the tools of the cyberage: private emails pilfered by hackers, an internet that reaches into most American homes, social media to promote its revelations and smear enemies. What most Americans may have seen as a one-time effort — brazen meddling by Russia in the very core of American democracy — was, the report says, only…

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Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation. Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health…

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Russian Effort Helped Spread Fake Election News, Report Says

A concerted Russian propaganda campaign helped spread fake election news and undermine the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, according to two research reports cited by the Washington Post. Russia’s campaign include technology like botnets as well paid human trolls to spread false news, particularly about Clinton’s health and supposedly nefarious connections. The reports—one from the national security magazine War on the Rocks and another from the group PropOrNot—suggest a significant coordinated effort to undermine U.S. democracy and weaken Clinton. Those allegations are part and parcel of broader allegations of Russian attempts…

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