Panjab University VC faces flak for no comments on former chancellor felicitation

In the first Senate meeting after Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s tenure ended last month, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover on Sunday came under criticism for not making an official comment of felicitation for the former Chancellor of the university. Grover allegedly had avoided mentioning Ansari’s name even during the last month’s Syndicate meeting after which […]

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IIMC considers Civil Service rules for staff: No criticism of govt, dissent

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), the premier Central institution for journalism education, is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Rules — meant for government employees — for its faculty members for disciplinary cases. The IIMC’s Executive Council (EC) will discuss this in its meeting on Friday, according to an agenda note. […]

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NCERT: No increase in price of books

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Tuesday clarifies that it is not planning to increase the price of the books. “Certain speculative reports about price hike of NCERT books are likely to be exploited by some elements for hoarding and profiteering by creating an artificial shortage of books. No such increase […]

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Who Says There Are No Shark Tanks for Health?

In Friday’s edition of Fortune‘s Brainstorm Health Daily newsletter, I asked, “Why don’t we have a Shark Tank for healthcare startups?” A few in-the-know readers pointed out that the question was based on a faulty assumption: It turns out there are Shark Tank–like contests for healthcare startups. Plenty of them.   For three years, for instance, Prime Health—a “digital health innovation ecosystem” based in Colorado—has […]

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No proposal by CBSE to advance board exams: HRD ministry

The Rajya Sabha was informed today that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has no plan to preponed the class 10 and 12 board examinations that are held in March every year.  “As of now, no such proposal has been moved by the CBSE,” Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said in a written reply […]

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Trump has no idea how much health insurance costs

Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images “I know a lot about health care,” President Donald Trump declared in a Wednesday interviewwith the New York Times. But Trump’s answers to other questions betrayed how little he knows about health policy. As Ezra Klein wrote yesterday, this has become a major stumbling block in Republican efforts to repeal […]

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Natural Gas Production No Longer Profitable Business: ONGC

India currently imports half of its natural gas needs. India currently imports half of its natural gas needs. New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has said that producing natural gas is no longer a profitable business for the company as the government-mandated gas price is significantly below the cost of production. The […]

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