India’s Chand ready to fight gender rule again

India’s Chand ready to fight gender rule again

New Delhi, July 11 (AFP): Indian sprinter Dutee Chand vowed Tuesday to fight any efforts to bar her from the sport, after new research showed runners born with high testosterone levels enjoy a “significant competitive advantage”.   The 21-year-old was banned after being diagnosed in 2014 with hyperandrogenism — a condition that causes high natural […]

The Poverty Trap

The Poverty Trap

Poverty – the word simply refers topoor people,is not at all desirable for any economy. It may be understood both in absolute and relative terms. People may be poor in comparison to others which is basically a relative concept, and also people may be poor in the absolute terms, i.e. they may not even have […]

A samples list of subjects and courses under SWAYAM MOOCs

NPTEL (108 courses): Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms from IIT Madras; Basic Electrical Circuits from IIT Madras; Programming and Data Structures from IIT Madras; Introduction to Operations Research from IIT Madras; Introduction to Electro magnetism from IIT Kanpur; Strategy: An Introduction to game Theory from IIT Kanpur; BioMEMS and Microfluidics from IIT Kanpur; An Invitation […]

What is SWAYAM?

‘Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds’ (SWAYAM), an integrated platform and portal for online courses, was launched by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on July 9. It was launched the National Convention on Digital Initiatives organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.   SWAYAM involves development of Massive […]

Stress in school is contagious: Study

If students and teachers of a school appear to be stressed, the chances of the same feeling percolating to a new colleague are quite high, suggests new research.   The study, published in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education, found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to both a school-wide culture […]

Weekly Internship List

Weekly Internship List

Business Development (Sales) at SPG Corporation Location – Agartala, Dehradun, Kolkata, Lucknow, Shillong, Imphal, Aizawl, Guwahati Stipend – Rs. 3,000-5,000/Month Link – Deadline – 19th July 2017   Tellecalling at Health4All Services Location – Work from Home Stipend – Rs. 5,000/Month Link – Deadline – 23rd July 2017   Photography at Network360Media Location […]

Quiz #68

Quiz #68

1. According to the latest publication of Sixth Economic Census, Nagaland, brought out by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, there are ____ establishments engaged in handloom and handicraft activities employing 13,589 workers in Nagaland. 1. According to the latest publication of Sixth Economic Census, Nagaland, brought out by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, there […]


Establish a ‘public inquiry’ into the collapse of the Bridge   The bitter crisis within the Naga People’s Front is not only negatively impacting Nagaland State government and the people, but the state’s overall stability. This is the second political upheaval in five months. Parties involved in this imbroglio have lost any semblance of political […]

Patriarchy is hard on women and men: Ratna Pathak Shah

IANS   Veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah, who will soon be seen in the film “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, says the patriarchal structure anywhere in the world is hard not just on women but on men too.   “How many men have a choice? How many men are doing a job that they did not […]

Children fighting for IS in Philippines conflict: Army

Manila, July 11 (IANS): Children and teenagers are among rebel forces linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group fighting against government troops in southern Philippines, in a conflict that has killed over 500 people, the army said on Tuesday. “We have photos, documents and other proof showing children’s presence among rebels,” army spokesperson Restituto […]

8 killed in Thailand mass shooting

BANGKOK, July 11 (Reuters): Gunmen shot dead eight people, including at least one child, in a house in Thailand after holding them hostage, police said on Tuesday, a rare incident in a country where although guns are common, such mass shootings are rare. The eight were killed in the southern province of Krabi, which is […]

‘India to become largest milk producer in 2026’

Mumbai, July 11 (United Nations): India, projected to be the most populous country over the next decade, will be the world’s largest milk producer by 2026 and will account for the biggest increase in wheat production globally, according to a report by the UN and OECD.   The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 said the world’s […]