Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

This is a heartfelt contribution from us to make sure that the children of these heroes will never have to worry about access to quality education,” Vijay Chadda, CEO Kolkata- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises, has offered to undertake the education of children of the security personnel who were martyred in last week’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, as a mark of support for the country’s security forces. Bharti Foundation will reach out to the individual families and bear all education related expenses for these children till they…

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Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Education is one of the most powerful predictors of future success that human society has at its disposal. How we gather, process, and disseminate knowledge to each successive generation impacts not just individual success, but a host of other related factors such as economic growth, political empowerment, and technological innovation. It is no secret that access to more effective education for individual students is a key factor in the overall betterment of society – and to women’s role in society. I’ve long been a proponent of better education for women…

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Common Digestive Disorders

Common Digestive Disorders

Like most other organisms, humans have to consume food for sustenance and growth. To process this food and convert it to energy, humans have a specialized system for digestion and absorption of food. However, pathogens, genetic predisposition, and lifestyle changes can bring about certain disorders that can drastically compromise human digestion. Following are the most common digestive disorders you should be aware of. G.E.R.D (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) When the digestive acids present in the stomach flow back up into the oesophagus, a condition called acid reflux occurs. This induces a…

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Choosing an Insulin Pump for Your Teenager

Choosing an Insulin Pump for Your Teenager

If you have a teenager, then you know how difficult it can sometimes be to enforce their responsibilities. During adolescence, children often have different priorities than work, school, and health. This time frame is when they are beginning to understand themselves and how they fit into their peer groups without a clear understanding of how their actions can affect their future. Social interactions with friends often come before everything, while health takes a backseat. A teenager with diabetes is no exception. They still feel the same pressures and challenges of…

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Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

UAA says some of the programs involving its school of education are no longer accredited. The affected programs include “Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Secondary Education Master of Arts in teaching, and initial licensure programs in special education and early childhood special education”, according to a press release from the school. A letter emailed by the Interim Director of UAA’s School of Education, Claudia Dybdahl shared the information within the school. The letter says since 2016, the school…

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Can internet-based therapies help get rid of depression?

Can internet-based therapies help get rid of depression?

Scientists suggest that internet-based therapy platforms can effectively reduce depression. Researchers from Indiana University (IU) in the US reviewed 21 pre-existing studies with a total of 4,781 participants to come to this conclusion. About the study on internet-based therapy to cure depression The researchers found that there are many such websites available on the internet that claims to treat depression. The study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research focused on those applications that provide treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a form of psychotherapy that…

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Operational independence of J-K Bank will remain key objective of admin: Governor Satya Pal Malik

Operational independence of J-K Bank will remain key objective of admin: Governor Satya Pal Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on December 4 allayed fears of J&K bank employees and said safeguarding the autonomy and operational independence of the institution would remain the key objective of the state administration. Malik gave the assurance to a delegation of bank employees who called on him here, an official spokesman said. Last month, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by the governor approved a proposal for treating the J&K Bank Limited as a PSU, bringing it under the purview of the Right to Information Act, the…

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Morgan Stanley stays Overweight on India; ICICI Bank, Gail among top 4 stocks in focus list

Morgan Stanley stays Overweight on India; ICICI Bank, Gail among top 4 stocks in focus list

Finally! Some good news for emerging markets which witnessed huge foreign money outflows thanks to the rise in the US Dollar. In 2018, a tricky handoff in growth, policy and inflation drove a rolling bear market. However, for 2019, Morgan Stanley expects a larger turning point in a number of multi-year trends. Emerging Markets (EM) assets should outperform. The global investment bank thinks that the bear market is mostly over for EM, has further to go in US credit and is about to begin for the US dollar. [“source=cnbc”]  

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Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Autodesk Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost. Autodesk this week agreed to buy construction software company PlanGrid for $875 million. The San Francisco-based start-up previously raised $69 million in funding from investors including YCombinator, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. PlanGrid enables real-time construction tracking for contractors and and architects. Autodesk “makes software for people who make things.” Start-ups Beijing-based robotics company Geek+ completed a $150 million Series B round from backers including Warburg Pincus, Volcanics Venture and Vertex Ventures. The company develops artificial intelligence and robotics technology for supply chain…

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Nigerian bishops urge child protection at education conference

Nigerian bishops urge child protection at education conference

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – A “hijacking” of missionary schools by the government is to blame for the failing standards of moral education in Nigeria, according to the country’s Catholic bishops, in a meeting where they also discussed child protection policies in the Church. Speaking Oct. 16 at the 3rd National Catholic Education Summit in Abuja, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze of Benin City said both schools and homes have failed in imparting the necessary values that should form the bedrock of a morally sound Nigeria. Christian missionaries established the first schools in Nigeria,…

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