No final decision has been taken yet on merging the University Grants Commission and the All India Council of Technical Education, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on November 21."Till now no final decision has been taken on this issue," Nishank said in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha.Last year, the Human Resource Development Ministry had announced its decision to replace the UGC by repealing the UGC Act, 1951. A draft bill for this was put in public domain for feedback. However, it was decided later that the Higher Education Commission of India will also take over the AICTE.Close In September this year, the minister said the bill was in final stages and will be taken to the Union Cabinet in October. related news Centre hopes to balance VHP, Nirmohi Akhara's demands for Ram Mandir construction: Report Govt finalising new IT rules for social media entailing traceability of info originator "The Higher Education Commission of India will be a single … [Read more...] about No final decision yet on merger of UGC, AICTE: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
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Last month, in the days before an emergency ban on flavored vapor-pen products was expected to go into effect in Washington, flavored vaporizers could be found for 35% off around the state. advertisement advertisement “The stores [started] discounting, and the sales started skyrocketing,” says Cy Scott, founder and CEO of Headset, a point-of-sale system for smoke shops. An effort to lock down the vaping crisis had actually sent people out to stock up. This sales data, which comes from marijuana retail shops, shows that in Washington, California, and Colorado, regions that have instituted some vape bans, sales of vape pens have been sliding since August. But despite the bans, price drops ensured that product was still moving. This is one of the many unintended consequences of prohibition. Another one? It’s not very popular. President Trump has yet to sign a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes that he promised in September. A new report from the Associated … [Read more...] about Despite the threat of bans, vape companies are doing surprisingly well
Standing desks. Media and fans raved about them, even though little solid scientific evidence supports their alleged ergonomic and health benefits. In fact, many scientific studies show that they cause lower back pain and have other negative effects, like putting pressure on your skeletal and circulatory systems and increasing the risk of deep thrombosis and varicose veins. Now, a new research paper suggests standing desks have a negative effect on our cognitive abilities, too. advertisement A research team from Curtin University, in Perth, Western Australia, observed 20 subjects working for two hours on standing desks. The results–published in the journal Ergonomics–show negative impacts on both their bodies and their minds. The subjects’ mental reactiveness dropped, which affected their ability to concentrate. On the positive side, the researchers found that the subjects’ creative problem solving abilities improved–but only … [Read more...] about Are Standing Desks The Biggest Sham Ever?
This place is so lovely. advertisement advertisement Cross the Hale County line driving north on the rolling two-lane Alabama State Route 61 and you can’t deny it: the kudzu, the catfish ponds, a picturesque old store called Newbern Mercantile Co. It’s as visually seductive as any rural patch of the so-called Black Belt (a name derived from properties of soil) that stretches across several southern states. And yet this place is so tough. The 15,388 people who inhabit Hale County’s 644 square miles face all the same challenges as residents of similar counties across the rural South, as America becomes ever more urbanized. Jobs are scarce; per-capita income is low; the poverty rate is high; affordable housing is a problem. Most of these places have been largely forgotten. Hale County has not. This is, you could say, by design. Over a period of two decades, 600 or so students have participated in Auburn University’s Rural Studio program, which is … [Read more...] about The Heart of Hale County
India's ancient traditions of non-violence and compassion are needed in today's world where people are fighting on the basis of religion and countries over territorial disputes, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Thursday.India should continue its modern education along with its 3,000-year-old ancient tradition of high moral teachings, he added.The Dalai Lama was giving the S. Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture on Universal Ethics organised by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about World needs India’s ancient traditions of non-violence, compassion: Dalai Lama