Today, the effects of the NEA’s role as a matchmaker of sorts between agencies and designers is still alive and well. When the Department of Housing and Urban Development was embarking on its Rebuild by Design competition–a two-billion-dollar resiliency initiative for the coastal communities of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut–the NEA helped HUD write RFPs to design and architecture firms, worked its Rolodex to promote the competition, and assisted with organization. “There needs to be someone who can find design talent and handle paperwork to make sure [designers] show up,” Schupbach says. “That alignment is an important role the NEA plays, and it came out of that moment [in the 1970s].” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
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The International Hockey Federation and the Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra welcomed this initiative by the government, appreciating its efforts in upgrading the stadiums before the upcoming World Cup. He further requested the government to set up high-performance centres for athletes so that we get more medals in Olympics. … [Read more...] about Boost to Indian hockey: Odisha government to sponsor national hockey teams
Further, students, teachers and employees living in containment zones will not be allowed to attend the school. Prior to resumption of activities, all work areas intended for teaching including laboratories, other common utility areas have to be sanitised with 1 percent sodium hypochlorite solution, with particular attention to frequently touched surfaces. … [Read more...] about Explained: Here’s how partial reopening of schools for Class 9-12 will look like
The government said it will set up iGOT Karmayogi platform, which will be completely Indian and give access to learning content from across the world. This, the government said, is aimed at having access to content across the world, while staying firmly grounded in our own roots. … [Read more...] about What is Mission Karmayogi, government’s new programme for an ‘ideal’ civil servant?
Corbat led Citigroup for eight years, rebuilding the company after it nearly collapsed during the Great Recession and 2008 financial crisis. The federal government had to step in to buy a stake in Citi to keep it afloat, and the New York bank had some of the most toxic assets of all the major banks during this time. … [Read more...] about Citi picks Jane Fraser as its next CEO, first woman in that role