Government plans to boost density of schools in SC/ST, Muslim localities

The Union government has urged all states to put in place measures and training programmes to combat discrimination faced by students from the Muslim and scheduled caste/scheduled tribe (SC/ST) communities in schools, recommending measures that include creating new reporting mechanisms, bringing diversity in school management committees and launching sensitisation programmes. The recommendation is part of the government’s integrated education policy called the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, which has also identified a need to open more schools in Muslim neighbourhoods across the country. “There is undue harshness in reprimanding SC children… They…

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Bihar Board 10th Result 2018 delayed : BSEB matric results on June 26 at 11.30am now

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will declare the result of matriculation or Class 10 board examination on June 26 at 11.30am, board chairman Anand Kishor said on Tuesday. The board had in May announced that the results will be declared on June 20. More than 17 lakh students appeared for the matriculation exams that were held between February 21 and 28 in over 1,426 centres in Bihar. The results will be declared on the BSEB’s official website biharboard.ac.in The board claimed that the exams were conducted in a fair manner…

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Google Podcasts App Detailed Ahead of Launch in New Listing

Google Podcasts is about to become a reality, thanks to a product page spotted that reveals details about the upcoming Android app. Having been in the works for a long time now, podcast search is soon about to be official with an app coming soon to the Google Play Store. As for functionality, users can put in the name of their favourite podcast into Google Search to get relevant results. As for the upcoming app, there will be no change to the existing podcast experience in Google Play Music. Additionally, an iOS app…

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Google Maps ‘For You’ Tab Starts Rolling Out to Some Users

In May 2018, Google Maps received several new updates at the company’s I/O 2018 annual developer conference. Among the new features, the Google Maps ‘For You’ tab was announced and was promised to arrive later this year. The new tab offers a customised view of trending places in areas that you choose to view. Users could select areas or dining spots to follow, from which updates like matching, trending, newly opened, and popular places will be shown in the For You tab. It appears that for a lucky few users, Google has already started to roll…

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Amazon Launches Alexa for Hospitality on Echo Smart Speakers, Marriot Signs Up

Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Marriott has signed up for the service, and will place Amazon Echo smart speakers in 10 hotels this summer, including its Westin and St. Regis brands. Hotels will be able to customise the responses Alexa gives their guests, such as nearby restaurant recommendations or pool hours. Other tasks that Alexa for Hospitality can do include checking…

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Finding the Best Talent to Work for Local Organizations

Organizations that specialize in non-profit operations often need focused and dedicated people working for them.  These executives need to have a desire to do good for the community rather than make money for themselves.  They must be fully committed to the mission of the organization that hires them.   Finding the right kind of talent in the local pool can be a challenge, however.  Some people are not aware of these job openings.  Others may not think they are qualified to take the positions.  By putting your application and resume…

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Making It Easier for Organizations to Get Funding

Finding adequate funding can be a challenge for New York institutions. There are opportunities that are available and access to funding that is available, but bureaucracy minimizes the efficiency of the funding request process. With this in mind, the state of New York as well as other states have taken steps to change the way that state resources are allocated. The goal is to make the allocation process more efficient in order to fulfill economic development needs.   Consolidated funding application requests are allowing entities that need funding to use…

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From quality to delivery of question papers, CBSE suggests measures to improve exam system

The panel formed after the leak of CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers has made a number of recommendations to make the current system better. The panel, headed by VS Oberoi, a former secretary of the Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) and comprising seven others, was tasked by the HRD ministry to review all security-related aspects in the examination system in order to ensure question papers reach the examinees without being tampered. The panel was also asked to assess potential points of weakness in the present…

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Ministry panel plans encryption, QR codes on CBSE question papers to prevent leaks

An expert panel set up by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has recommended shortening and bifurcating the CBSE board exam season, encrypting and using centre-specific quick response (QR) codes on question papers in a bid to prevent a repeat of this year’s leak of the Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics papers. The panel’s report, which HT has seen, also sought to do away with variations in marking schemes and moderation practices followed by different boards. HT had first reported on the recommendations of the panel on June 4.…

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JEE-Advanced extended merit list issued, 14,000 more students clear exam

Close to 14,000 more students have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced test, the gateway for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), with the Joint Admission Board (JAB) on Thursday releasing an extended merit list in line with the directions of the human resource development (HRD) ministry. The new list shows that as many as 31,980 candidates have cleared JEE-Advanced, compared to the June 10 list under which 18,138 students had qualified for admission to the elite engineering schools. According to a senior IIT director who didn’t want to be…

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