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Quality of education slipping, says panel Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now? Education briefs for Monday, June 18 Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams 94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews 68% of Workers Still Get Most Work Done in Traditional Offices TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan Give your home a rustic makeover with wooden frames, classic rugs To simplify syllabus, Tamil Nadu scraps language paper-II for higher secondary exams

Quality of education slipping, says panel

Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 17 The special committee on schools suggested by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has noted that the

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Query: I am a central government employee and will be retiring shortly. I will get retirement benefits of about Rs 1.5 crore. Where should I invest this

Education briefs for Monday, June 18

Denzine named chief of VCU faculty affairs RICHMOND — Virginia Commonwealth University has a new head of faculty affairs. Gypsy Denzine has been named the

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

The sharing economy and online selling platforms have brought about many new opportunities for entrepreneurs and consumers. But it has also led to new opportunities

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

What goes into the decision-making process when a diner is looking for a restaurant? According to the new TripAdvisor “Influences on Diner Decision-Making” survey, 94%

68% of Workers Still Get Most Work Done in Traditional Offices

The way we work has changed across the board, but the traditional office still persists when it comes to the workplace. And according to the

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2% gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company’s plan

Give your home a rustic makeover with wooden frames, classic rugs

Make your home look artistic and rustic with old-looking wooden doors and window frames. Or you can bring in some copper and bronze metal objects

To simplify syllabus, Tamil Nadu scraps language paper-II for higher secondary exams

In order to simplify the state higher secondary (HSc) syllabus, the school education department on Monday issued an order to abolish Tamil and English language

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

  Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’ A new study describes a pioneering new cataract treatment – tested in animals and in a small trial with human patients – where, after the cloudy [...]

March 10, 2016 Health
Auto trade body lowers FY 2017 growth target on higher taxes

Auto trade body lowers FY 2017 growth target on higher taxes

India’s auto trade body has lowered the growth estimate for passenger vehicle sales in the next fiscal year to 11 percent from an earlier forecast of 12 percent, after the government raised taxes on car sales last month. In his [...]

March 10, 2016 Uncategorized
Ireland beats China, India to grow by 7.8% in 2015

Ireland beats China, India to grow by 7.8% in 2015

Preliminary estimates from Ireland’s central statistics office showed gross domestic product (GDP) increasing by 7.8 percent last year. In the fourth quarter, GDP increased by 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis on the previous three months. These results could [...]

March 10, 2016 Uncategorized
Tata Motors, SpiceJet among 5 stocks to bet on amid bearish market projections

Tata Motors, SpiceJet among 5 stocks to bet on amid bearish market projections

After a steep correction over 12 per cent over the first two months of 2016, domestic equity markets bounced back on firm global markets and a budget that has reignited hopes of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank [...]

March 10, 2016 Uncategorized
Sensex snaps 6-day winning streak, Nifty settles at 7,486; Infosys tumbles over 2%

Sensex snaps 6-day winning streak, Nifty settles at 7,486; Infosys tumbles over 2%

The BSE Sensex snapped 6-day rally on Thursday on account profit booking amid mixed cues from global counterparts. Investors also remained cautious ahead of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data for January scheduled to be released on Friday. The 30-share [...]

March 10, 2016 Uncategorized
Airtel increases maternity leave to 22 weeks

Airtel increases maternity leave to 22 weeks

To promote gender diversity across all management levels, top telecom operatorBharti Airtel has increased maternity leave for its women employees to 22 weeks from 12 weeks. This is in addition to flexible work options for working mothers to ensure a [...]

March 10, 2016 Uncategorized
PSUs spent over Rs 2400 crore in CSR in 2014-15

PSUs spent over Rs 2400 crore in CSR in 2014-15

  116 central public sector enterprises have spent an amount of Rs 2447.59 crore on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in 2014-15 and no complaint has been received on misuse of these funds, government said today. Heavy Industries and Public [...]

March 10, 2016 Business
ECB cuts rates, expands asset-buying programme to boost economy

ECB cuts rates, expands asset-buying programme to boost economy

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank delved deep into its remaining arsenal of stimulus options on Thursday, cutting all three of its interest rates and expanding asset-buying to boost the economy and prevent ultra-low inflation becoming entrenched. In moves that initially [...]

March 10, 2016 Business
83 lakh people voluntarily gave up LPG subsidy: Pradhan

83 lakh people voluntarily gave up LPG subsidy: Pradhan

Stressing that the government was committed towards reforming the subsidy structure, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said that 83 lakh people had voluntarily given up their LPG subsidy so far. Answering a question about whether the government would accept [...]

March 10, 2016 Uncategorized
London universities in Qatar partnership drive

London universities in Qatar partnership drive

The exhibition, by the London Universities International Partnership (LUIP) and backed by the £2m GREAT UK Challenge Fund, part of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain Campaign, explored the role of knowledge and skills in the development of ‘Smart Cities’, in [...]

March 10, 2016 Education
Michael Horn, VW’s US president, resigns ‘effective immediately’

Michael Horn, VW’s US president, resigns ‘effective immediately’

The head of Volkswagen in the US resigned “effective immediately” on Wednesday night as the company struggles to agree on a settlement with the US government over its emissions cheating scandal. Michael Horn, who had served as VW’s US president [...]

March 10, 2016 Business
Domestic car sales tumble 4.21 pc in February

Domestic car sales tumble 4.21 pc in February

Domestic passenger car sales declined 4.21 per cent to 1,64,469 units in February, from 1,71,703 units in the same month last year. Motorcycle sales last month jumped 11.05 per cent to 8,59,624 units, from 7,74,122 a year earlier, according to [...]

March 10, 2016 Business