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
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?
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
Apple is looking for software engineers who can help build media apps for Windows. The Cupertino-based tech giant has listed a new job opening and is inviting potential candidates to develop the ‘next generation of media apps for Windows’.Apple currently has few apps like iTunes and iCloud, that run on Windows. This seems fairly old and dated, especially after Apple breaking iTunes up into three separate apps in macOS — Music, TV, Podcasts. None of the three apps has been made available for Windows as yet. Sure Windows users can still use Apple TV Plus or Apple Music, but they need to use the web version instead of a dedicated app on Windows 10.Apple’s job listing reveals that the iPhone maker has plans for introducing Windows apps that are similar to what it offers on Mac. The job listing, first spotted by Neowin, reads ‘experience with UWP is a big plus’. This means Apple is looking to develop media apps using Universal Windows Platform.Close … [Read more...] about Apple is hiring candidates for building ‘next generation of media apps for Windows’
Post SEBI's diktat on scheme consolidation for the fund industry, Association of Mutual Funds in India, the mutual fund lobby, has issued a list of ranked stocks based on their market capitalisation.According to AMFI large cap stocks are Top 1-100 companies in terms of full market capitalisation, while the mid cap stocks comprise 101-250 companies, and small cap stocks would consist stocks beyond 250 companies in terms of full market capitalization.AMFI has ranked close to 5,250 stocks – 100 large caps, 150 mid caps and the rest small cap.Close AMFI on its website stated, "SEBI has defined large cap, mid cap and small cap companies in order to ensure uniformity in respect of the investment universe for equity mutual fund schemes. Further, SEBI has also stipulated that AMFI shall prepare the list of stocks in this regard. Accordingly, AMFI, in consultation with SEBI and Stock Exchanges, has prepared the list of stocks, based on the data provided by Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), … [Read more...] about AMFI chalks out list of stocks based on market capitalisation for mutual funds