Quality of education should improve, says Governor

Governor Banwarilal Purohit releasing a souvenir at the inaugural of Indian Social Science Congress in Salem on Monday.   | Photo Credit: E. Lakshmi Narayanan Indian Social Science Congress begins in Salem There is an urgent need to work for quality and innovation in the education sector to meet the emerging opportunities, improve employability of the […]

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UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

New Delhi/Ahmedabad:A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has recommended removal of words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ from the names of Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University even as Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said the suggestion is beyond the committee’s mandate. He said the government has no intention to change […]

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North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility”. Meanwhile, the US and South Korea carried out joint military […]

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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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Patanjali,takes,a,very,nationalist,view,of,its,business,,says,Colgate,CEO

Patanjali Ayurveda has given a tough competition to FMCG majors. Colgate Palmolive may have finally acknowledged the challenge from Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali products. According to a report in The Economic Times, Colgate Palmolive’s global CEO Ian Cook named Indian rival Patanjali while talking to investors about the need to respond to changing consumer preferences in India where the toothpaste […]

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