CBI raids 3 locations in Delhi-NCR to probe allege fraud in BSF recruitment exam

The CBI has registered a case against Ravi Kumar, a resident of Ghaziabad, in connection with the alleged irregularities. (File Photo for representation) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday raided three locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with alleged irregularities during an examination held for recruitment in the Border Security Force, officials said. The CBI has registered a case against Ravi Kumar, a resident of Ghaziabad, in connection with the alleged irregularities. India Today TV has learnt that the raids were conducted on Saturday morning at the premises connected…

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Top football players are a class apart on many college campuses — due to online course offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn’t seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to accommodate his grueling football schedule. Fields, a sophomore quarterback who was a Heisman finalist, said online classes allow him to split his time between studying at home or relaxing with Netflix NFLX, -1.97% and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where…

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Now All Railway Recruitments to be conducted through UPSC

Railway Recruitments through UPSC:  Now all the new recruitments in railways will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The way is now clear as Cabinet has approved the merger of its eight services into one known as the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS). Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) will be the single body which will take the preferences indicated by the candidates during filling the application form. As per new arrangement, Railway Board to be headed by Chairman Railway Board (CRB) who will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

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15 Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Month (December 2019)

With the holidays just around the corner and 2020 not far away, you’re probably thinking about two things. The first is what to get your favorite people for this gift-giving season. The other is finalizing your New Year’s resolution (or resolutions). We’ve got a simple answer for both your conundrums: creative online classes. Online art, photography, and business classes are an easy way to learn something new from the convenience of your own home. So, if you’re still trying to find the perfect present, why not give the gift of…

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HDFC to acquire remaining stake in education loan subsidiary for ₹395 crore

MUMBAI : Mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) on Monday said it plans to acquire the remaining 9.12% stake in its higher education financing subsidiary HDFC Credila Financial Services Private Limited (HDFC Credila) for up to ₹395 crore. “We wish to inform you that the Corporation is proposing to acquire 1,14,70,000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each of HDFC Credila Financial Services Private Limited (HDFC Credila), a subsidiary of the Corporation, representing 9.12% of the equity share capital of HDFC Credila on a fully diluted basis, from its other promoters Ajay Bohora and…

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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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Georgia to receive $1.4M from USDA for distance learning and telemedicine

Georgia is among 37 states that would receive grants earmarked for rural technology. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued $1.4 million for distance learning and telemedicine projects for five Georgia organizations. “Distance learning and telemedicine make it easier for thousands of rural residents to take advantage of economic, health care and educational opportunities without having to travel long distances,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy said in a statement. Telemedicine allows health care providers to care for patients remotely while distance learning offers students virtual education.…

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Digit wants to help you pay off your student loans faster

Digit, the automated savings app, wants to help borrowers repay their $1.5 trillion in student loan debt faster. Student Loan Payments, the app’s latest tool, allows users to allocate some of their automated savings to make extra payments on top of the user’s standard monthly bill. It works like this: If you have a Digit account, create a student loan goal and connect your loan account to the app. If you already have a student loan goal with Digit, you can change the settings to enable additional payments. The app…

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State to institute Guru Nanak award

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today decided to institute ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Award for Promotion of Peace and Interfaith Understanding’ in commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The coveted award will carry a citation and cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and will be adjudicated by a jury to be notified by the state government. The Cabinet also approved the modalities for the special session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be presided over by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on November 6, to commemorate the celebrations.…

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Kazakh MIA introduces distance learning, online shops and employment to improve convicts’ lives

“We launched a pilot project of online purchases for convicts in Almaty and the Akmola Region. The maximum weight of one package increased from 14 to 20 kilogrammes. We also launched distance education of convicts at higher educational institutions. The work schedule of pay phones was extended until 9 p.m., as previously it was until 6 p.m.,” he said. Orderlies have also been hired to help convicts with disabilities. “We have 27 inmates with disabilities, including 20 persons using wheelchairs and seven blind persons. They need assistance to get to…

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