Tips to find fulfilment in your career: Set goals, take an online course, connect with new people

Tips to find fulfilment in your career: Set goals, take an online course, connect with new people

What do Madonna and Binny Bansal have in common? They both promote the art of reinventing yourself. In a recent interview, the former CEO of Flipkart said that before co-founding the e-commerce website, he was not satisfied with his job and so he decided to find his own purpose. While not everyone can quit and chase their dreams, you can update and reinvent your career to help you find fulfilment. Read these tips to get you started. Both Binny Bansal and Madonna promote the art of reinventing yourself. Change it up While it may be obvious,…

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UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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Should schools fill key roles with volunteers?

Should schools fill key roles with volunteers?

The cake sale, a tradition for generations – but now some cash-strapped schools are asking much more. Photograph: Alamy News that an academy trust founded by the Conservative peer Lord James O’Shaughnessy is advertising for unpaid volunteers to fill key roles in its two primary schools was met with disbelief and dismay by teachers earlier this month. The Floreat Education Academies Trust is looking for full-time and part-time volunteers to fill the jobs of finance assistant, office administrator and personal assistant to the chief executive, Janet Hilary, who was paid £128,768 in…

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Good news! Delhi govt to come up with 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes and 100 dental clinics

Good news! Delhi govt to come up with 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes and 100 dental clinics

Good news! Delhi govt to come up with 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes and 100 dental clinics In order to provide better dental care facilities, the Health Minister Satyendar Jain has announced to set up four more Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) and 100 new dental clinics in Delhi. “Our priority is to upgrade and extend better health services to the citizens in the capital by requesting the government to allocate and avail major share of the budget to health,” said Satyendar Jain. The announcement was made…

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2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

On Monday, the online program manager 2U announced that it will be partnering with the Yale School of Management to create short online courses intended for mid-career professionals. Courses are currently in development. They are expected to launch in the spring of next year. Online courses are increasingly proving useful for institutions of higher education. Beginning well before the 2012 massive open online course (MOOC) explosion, universities have increasingly offered shorter online alternatives to degree pathways. In their landmark 2014 study on MOOCs, researchers Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali found…

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Hisense have released their ‘Designer Collection’ TV range with Harvey Norman

Hisense have released their ‘Designer Collection’ TV range with Harvey Norman

As technology advances further and further we’re seeing significantly less of an emphasis on tech that is simply functional, but more so a push into tech that’s going to sit well in the home. The Designer Collection range from Hisense, made in partnership with Harvey Norman is one of the latter. A sleek, contemporary designed ‘all-white’ frame allows the the Designer Collection to blend nicely into your home. Hisense have said they worked “to create the range for design-conscious Australians looking to engage with form, aesthetics and quality while maintaining…

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Jalandhar: Couple buys jewellery worth Rs. 1.9lakh with fake notes

Jalandhar: Couple buys jewellery worth Rs. 1.9lakh with fake notes

In a tragicomic incident, a jeweller from Jalandhar was cheated of Rs. 1.90 lakh worth of jewellery by a couple using fake currency. On October 22, the couple went shopping at the jeweller’s shop, selected 56gm of gold jewellery worth Rs. 1.90 lakh, and paid the jeweller in fake currency before beating a hasty retreat. An FIR has been registered. The couple paid using ‘Entertainment Bank of India’ notes Speaking to press, the shop owner, Shyam Sundar Verma, said that he realized the fraud only after the couple left. Having…

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Canadian university to partner with Chinese institutes on connected and autonomous vehicles

Canadian university to partner with Chinese institutes on connected and autonomous vehicles

Emanuel M Schwermer | DigitalVision | Getty Images The University of Waterloo in Ontario is to partner with two Chinese institutes to develop research into connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The Canadian university recently signed an agreement with both the Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS). Research will focus on everything from automated vehicle testing to deep learning in automated driving and applied artificial intelligence. A “shared research center” for automated driving will be set up while…

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CES Debut: Peloton’s First Treadmill Offers Live Online Classes with Trainers

CES Debut: Peloton’s First Treadmill Offers Live Online Classes with Trainers

Fitness-industry darling Peloton launched its Internet-enabled smart stationary bike—the company’s very first commercial product—just 4 years ago. In that short time, it quickly amassed a legion of dedicated—even cultish—fans who regularly tune in to participate in live and on-demand cycling lessons with professional trainers and compete with other cyclists around the world. This year at CES, the Manhattan-based brand officially expanded its unique, tech-driven exercise platform to treadmills with the aptly named Tread. Like its forbearer, the treadmill is equipped with a large 32-inch touchpad that can stream live classes—at least 10 are held daily—with…

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Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms NEW DELHI:  The Directorate General of Training has de-affiliated 385 industrial training institutes (ITIs) during the last five years (2013-17) owing to their non-compliance with norms, Parliament was informed today. The Directorate General of Training is an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. “These ITIs were found non-conforming to the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) norms and accordingly, processed for de-affiliation as per the prevailing de-affiliation procedure,” Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde said…

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