Discussions are on at Jal Shakti, as the water resources ministry is now called, to bring a model law on water resources regulatory mechanisms to be set up by each state government, as the onus of replenishing water resources falls squarely in the states' domain, according to a constitutional division of jurisdictions. … [Read more...] about Govt bringing in new model law for water reforms
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“When I’m assessing new talent, I want to see how the individual can create ease in a room, connect quickly with peers, and demonstrate capability,” she says. “All of that is done through soft skills of conversation starting, putting people at ease, creating an environment that leads to productivity. It means waiting for your interviewer to finish their sentences before starting, being introspective about the answer, and connecting with them as a person.” … [Read more...] about How to demonstrate 3 important soft skills during an interview
Jobs decrease recidivism It costs roughly $100 per day to keep someone incarcerated. Consider that the U.S. accounts for 25% of the world’s incarcerated people, and it’s easy to see why the country spends over $80 billion a year on jails and prisons. Recidivism contributes massively to that number. Eighty-three percent of state prisoners are rearrested within nine years of their release. The number one influence on preventing recidivism is employment. Imagine how much money could be siphoned away from prisons and jails and into education and other worthy causes by simply increasing the number of jobs given to people with criminal records. It would have an astonishing impact on our economy. … [Read more...] about Why hiring people with criminal records encourages true diversity
Transparency is great. But what if the data is flawed? In fact, it’s been reported that relying on historical data that powers algorithms like the release assessment itself perpetuates bias in the criminal justice system. “Those patterns are statistical correlations—nowhere near the same as causations. If an algorithm found, for example, that low income was correlated with high recidivism, it would leave you none the wiser about whether low income actually caused crime. But this is precisely what risk assessment tools do: They turn correlative insights into causal scoring mechanisms . . . the algorithm could amplify and perpetuate embedded biases and generate even more bias-tainted data to feed a vicious cycle,” wrote Karen Hao in Technology Review. Meanwhile, Science Friday reported that empirical risk assessments are “often inaccurate and based on flawed data.” … [Read more...] about The justice system is a black box. Can this redesign make it more transparent?
"There will not be Holi bonfires on any new sites. The rituals will take place only at the traditional spots in the district. Nobody will carry out prayers or namaz at any disputed property where there has been no tradition of prayers," the order stated.Exclusive offer: Use code "BUDGET2020" and get Moneycontrol Pro's Subscription for as little as Rs 333/- for the first year. … [Read more...] about Restrictions on large gathering in Noida in view of board exams