Over 70 percent parents in Delhi and NCR believe there should be a scheduled "smog break" in schools from November 1–20 every year, according to a new survey. The survey with nearly 10,000 respondents from Delhi and NCR region has also found that parents want that leaves of the smog break could be compensated with reduction of leaves from the summer, winter and spring breaks combined to ensure the study calendar is not affected."74 percent parents from Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurgaon want there should be a scheduled smog break from November 1-20 every year when the air quality is at its worse," according to findings of the survey done by online platform "LocalCircles"."Raising concerns about how frequent breaks could affect the syllabus and activity calendar in schools, parents suggested that the leaves of smog break could be compensated with reduction in other annual breaks," the survey report said.Close As the air pollution neared the emergency level on November … [Read more...] about 74% parents in Delhi-NCR want annual scheduled ‘smog break’ in schools: Survey
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RBI Central Board Director Satish Marathe has asked the government to give full powers to the Reserve Bank of India to regulate all urban cooperative banks in the wake of lakhs of depositors facing hardship in withdrawing their entire sum from scam-hit PMC Bank.In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Marathe also suggested that a broad-based committee should be set up to prepare a vision document and a road map for the cooperative banking sector.He also said the committee should constitute officials from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), finance ministry, agriculture ministry, and at least two eminent co-operators.Close Marathe also raised these issues during his recent meeting with Sitharaman. related news RBI to come under direct scrutiny of Centre, new Parliament proposal suggests: Report RBI to cut rates by 40 bps by February despite high inflation: Report Regulation and supervision: RBI hits the nail on the head "Amend the Banking Regulation Act to provide … [Read more...] about RBI should be given full power to regulate co-op banks: Marathe
It is time for India to stand up and have a movement of young people to connect them with jobs relevant for the future and equip them with marketable skills, UNICEF chief Henrietta H Fore said.UNICEF in collaboration with NITI Aayog recently launched an initiative YuWaah aimed at imparting skills among the youth and providing employment to more than 300 million young Indians.Noting that in India there is a need to create one million jobs every month, Fore said they hope YuWaa reaches every young person in the country.Close "We hope YuWaa will reach every young person in India. This is time for India to stand up. It is time for the world to stand up and India could have a movement among young people to connect them with jobs and livelihoods and education that is relevant for the future that will result in the world and the nation moving in the right direction," she told PTI in an interview. related news Odisha inks LoU with UNICEF to provide safe drinking water Policy | … [Read more...] about Time for movement of young people to connect them with future-relevant jobs: UNICEF chief
Search engines would be more efficient if they were decentralized, reports MIT’s Technology Review. In other words, they’d be faster if they were run like bot-nets. advertisement Bot-nets are networks of zombie computers whose processing resources have been possessed by viruses, ready to be exploited by whoever spread the virus. Just two years ago, it was thought that the most powerful supercomputer on earth was actually a bot-net created by the Storm worm. (Below, a modern data center.) Search engines like Google and Yahoo, by comparison, usually centralize their processing in enormous data centers. Researchers at Yahoo have begun to re-think the approach, according to MIT, and theorize that it might be better to spread the engine’s index around a smattering of smaller data centers. According to MIT: “With this approach, smaller data centers would contain locally relevant information and a small proportion of globally replicated data. Many search queries … [Read more...] about What Can Yahoo Learn From Malware?
advertisement The U.S. Army has proven its dedication to sustainability through biofuels and alternative energy, but we still never thought the day would come for a hybrid Humvee. It’s coming thanks to a partnership between between lithium ion battery maker EnerDel and the Army. EnerDel recently signed a $1.29 million, 18-month contract to build hybrid batteries for the clunky High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee). As part of the contract, EnerDel will send potential batteries through extreme performance simulations at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The company is focusing on two battery chemistries: lithium-manganese spinel, which is ideal for extending an EV’s range, and lithium-titanate, a chemistry designed for hybrids that require hard acceleration and braking. The Army isn’t just building a hybrid Humvee for green cred. The vehicle could potentially be used as a temporary power … [Read more...] about EnerDel to Give the Clunky Army Humvee a Hybrid Makeover