Centre’s Draft National Education Policy (NEP) would disadvantage students in rural areas: Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar

Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar has slammed the Centre’s Draft National Education Policy (NEP), saying some of the provisions in it would disadvantage students in rural areas. Key focus only on entrance exams: Suriya Sivakumar The actor also pointed out that the policy’s key focus was on entrance examinations instead of providing equitable and quality education. National Education Policy “Everyone is angered, anguished and scared about focus of NEP being only on conducting entrance exams and not in providing quality and equitable education for students,” he said at an event here…

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Insurers may deny health cover to diabetics dependent on insulin

I am 40 years old and have a health plan from my employer. I have diabetes and am planning to take a separate health insurance for myself. Will the new health plan cover diabetes? —Asif Rehman Buying an independent health insurance, despite having a group insurance cover, is a good move. Consider a sum insured equal to your annual income. Opt for a plan with high no-claim bonus. You can accrue this bonus while you are still covered under your employer’s policy. Diabetes will be considered a pre-existing illness for your new plan. For…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Shop Our Picks of the Best Fashion and Beauty Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full force! The department store has launched its biggest annual sale in-store and online, offering discounts on both fashion and beauty products at major discounts — including new arrivals. Nordstrom cardmembers now have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public on July 19, so we recommend you act fast before your favorites sell out. Read up on everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and shop the best deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and skincare you…

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9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Pears

Pears are sweet, bell-shaped fruits that have been enjoyed since ancient times. They can be eaten crisp or soft. They’re not only delicious but also offer many health benefits backed by science. Here are 9 impressive health benefits of pears. Share on Pinterest 1. Highly nutritious Pears come in many different varieties. Bartlett, Bosc, and D’Anjou pears are among the most popular, but around 100 types are grown worldwide (1Trusted Source). A medium-sized pear (178 grams) provides the following nutrients (2): Calories: 101 Protein: 1 gram Carbs: 27 grams Fiber: 6 grams Vitamin C: 12%…

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Draft National Education Policy 2019: Complete Details & Updates

Draft National Education Policy – NEP 2019: The last National Education Policy (NEP) was released in 1986 and modified in 1992. Since then major changes have been observed in the world and in our country and the education policy needed to be modified as per the current scenario. In order to make changes and implement new policy from primary, secondary & higher education, a committee was set up (June 2017) to prepare a draft of a new National Education Policy, under the chairmanship of Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan. The committee handed over…

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Meet Sylvie Millstein, A Female Founder In Fashion

Sylvie Millstein is the founder of the fashion brand, Hellessy, which she self-funded at the age forty after a successful career at Chanel. HELLESSY Melding American sportswear and French flair, Sylvie Millstein’s journey to founding the fashion brand Hellessy is anything but expected. She launched Hellessy when she was forty years old, after a successful career at Chanel and while juggling a family with four children. Becoming a designer wasn’t always the plan for Millstein, but working in fashion was—she made it her goal to work at Chanel after reading…

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Families take ministers to court over special needs education

 Special educational needs funding campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Photograph: Sian Harrison/PA Lawyers representing children with special educational needs and disabilities have told the high court there is a crisis in funding that is depriving children of a proper education and risking blighting their lives forever. The hearing, a landmark legal challenge to the government’s funding policy, was told the allocation for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) was “manifestly insufficient” in the face of clear and incontrovertible evidence of a “substantial…

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Just one failure does not ruin a career

Hard work need not always be academic as some people have strengths in non-academic areas as well and that can lead to different careers.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons QAfter my results, I have become rather confused. I have got average marks which means I will not get into the best colleges. What shall I do? My friends tell me that average marks are okay and I should not worry. But I feel guilty because I know I could have done better if I had studied harder. What do you think? Can…

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Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

“You get an orange, and you get an orange – Everybody gets an orange!” photo credit: MediaPunch Loyalty to one manager can be a profitable strategy, but only if you choose the right manager. If your career goal is becoming a head coach of a college football program, you could do worse than aligning yourself with Nick Saban. Owner of a record six national championships and 237 career wins, Saban has the most accomplished resume in the field. His coaching tree is incredible. In total, 23 of Saban’s former assistantshave gone on…

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Higher education regulations still anchored to outdated norms

The draft National Education Policy (NEP) advises reforms, but these aren’t bold enough. And some recommendations steer higher education regulation into dangerous terrain. Modi 1.0 wasted the opportunity to reform higher education regulation in the country. To be sure, it did introduce the Higher Education Commission (HECI) Bill in June last year, which talked of ending the failed University Grants Commission (UGC)/All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) system and replace it with the HECI. But, it did precious little after. The draft National Education Policy (NEP) that has recently…

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