Tuesday, July 17News That Matters

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President stresses on collaboration among institutes of higher learning :

President stresses on collaboration among institutes of higher learning :

Jobs & Education
President Ram Nath Kovind has said that knowledge cannot grow in silos and it is essential that every institute of higher learning participate in the growth of the other. Addressing the concluding session of one-day meeting of Vice Chancellors, Directors and Heads of 19 Central Institutes of Higher Learning at Rashtrapati Bhavan today, Mr Kovind said, each institute has a rich history and they are instrumental to the realization of social and economic goals that India has set itself as it strives to eliminate poverty and become a middle-income country. He said, while developing their specializations, the institutes should collaborate and learn from each other.
E-Commerce Platforms Launched for Tribal Artisans

E-Commerce Platforms Launched for Tribal Artisans

Jobs & Education, Policies
The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), a multi-State Cooperative Society under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides e-commerce platforms to the tribal artisans to sell their products.  TRIFED has entered into agreements with e-commerce platforms like Snapdeal and Amazon who will offer their customers various tribal products and produce through their portals www.snapdeal.com  and www.amazon.com respectively to facilitate online sale.  On the request of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Commerce has also made provision for sale of tribal products through TRIFED on www.gem.gov.in.
Inauguration of Online Examination Web Portal of Indian Air Force by Hon’ble RRM

Inauguration of Online Examination Web Portal of Indian Air Force by Hon’ble RRM

India, Jobs & Education
Today morning Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Subhash Bhamre inaugurated the online examination web portal of Indian Air Force at Air HQ (VB). Speaking on the occasion he congratulated the IAF for contributing towards the vision of 'Digital India' of the Prime Minister. He also congratulated IAF for developing the online examination system in collaboration with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) thus also following the 'Make in India' and 'Design in India' philosophy of the Govt of India. Air Marshal SB Deo PVSM AVSM VM VSM ADC Vice Chief of the Air Staff along with other senior Air Force Officers were present during the inauguration. IAF is the first amongst the three services to take up IT enabled Online Testing for induction in Officers and Airmen cadre. The proposal was a...
Mumbai University declares TYBA, TYBSc 5th and 6th semester results on mu.ac.in

Mumbai University declares TYBA, TYBSc 5th and 6th semester results on mu.ac.in

Jobs & Education
The University of Mumbai has declared the results for semesters 5 and 6 of the three-year Bachelor of Arts (TYBA) course and three year Bachelor Sciences (BSc) on http://mu.ac.in/portal/ The university has already faced a lot of flak for delaying the results and has missed multiple deadlines for the same. The results for the BMS course and BSc (IT) course were also declared last night. Results have been delayed due to technical snags and delay in assessment. It is anticipated that all the remaining results including law will be declared by Friday though there is no official word on it. Steps to check the result: --Go to http://mu.ac.in/portal/ --Click on the 'results' tab --Go to the respective result that you wish to check --Enter the roll number in space number --Click on 'Su...
Govt to make 20 universities world class: PM Modi

Govt to make 20 universities world class: PM Modi

India, Jobs & Education
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government plans to invest one thousand crore rupees to transform 20 universities into world class educational institutions. In his Independence Day address at the Red Fort, Mr Modi said the Centre has taken an important step to grant the universities freedom from restrictions to make them world class universities. He said that the government will not interfere in their functioning. The Prime Minister said he is confident that the education institutions of the country will certainly come forward and make it a success.Mr Modi added that the government had set up six IITs, seven new IIMs and eight new IIITs over the last three years.
AICTE to shut down engineering colleges with less than 30 % admissions :

AICTE to shut down engineering colleges with less than 30 % admissions :

Jobs & Education
With over 27 lakh seats lying vacant in various engineering colleges across the country, All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE, has decided to close down those technical colleges which recorded less than 30 per cent admissions in the last five years. Speaking at the world education summit, Chairman of AICTE Anil D Sahasrabuddhe said that such colleges will be closed down from next year. According to ACTED data, there are around ten thousand three hundred fifty engineering institutions in the country that are approved by the AICTE with a total intake capacity of over 37 lakh students. Out of this, 27 lakh seats are lying vacant. Mr Sahasrabuddhe said that council has been actively working on reducing the quantity of engineering institutions across the country due to poor...
Amazon India hiring over 1,000 people in a push to R&D and AI

Amazon India hiring over 1,000 people in a push to R&D and AI

India, Jobs & Education
Amid job cuts in the IT industry there is still a glimmer of hope for software professionals. Amazon India is looking to recruit over 1,000 people, most of the offers being for software engineers. The hires will look after the cloud computing division, automation, research and development (R&D) for the company's various arms—Amazon.com, Amazon.in, the devices business like Kindle and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as per a report by The Times of India. Moneycontrol had earlier reported that Amazon was going to create 5,000 new jobs in India in the current year. The jobs are open for Amazon’s Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai offices. As on Friday morning, the company’s job portal listed 1,215 open positions in India. The e-commerce giant has around 50,000 employees
NCERT launches Web Portal for supply of NCERT Textbooks :

NCERT launches Web Portal for supply of NCERT Textbooks :

Jobs & Education
Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha launched the NCERT’s Web portal for supply of textbooks to schools and individuals at a function in New Delhi yesterday. The portal will ensure better distribution of textbooks across the country and address the concerns of schools and parents, regarding unavailability of textbooks. The Web Portal can be accessed at www.ncertbooks.ncert.gov.in. The schools will be able to log on to the portal, by entering their respective Boards’ affiliation numbers and other details, till 8th of next month for placing their orders for the session 2018-19. An official release said, very soon the portal will also be opened to the individual buyers. They can place their orders by login in onto the portal, and books will be delivered a
Govt admits that India’s IT sector is now creating less and less new jobs :

Govt admits that India’s IT sector is now creating less and less new jobs :

India, Jobs & Education
Although India's IT sector continues to employ nearly 40 lakh people, the rate of generating new employment is falling year after year. Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, PP Chaudhary in a reply to Lok Sabha on Wednesday shared data to this effect. He said, “According to NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies), the IT-ITES industry is estimated to employ nearly 3.9 million people in 2017, an addition of ~175,000 people during the year 2016-17." The report showed that in FY15 total number of IT professionals amounted to 3,485,000 with net additions of 217,000. In the last fiscal year, total number of IT employees amounted to 3,863,000 with net additions that had dropped to 175,000. In May this year, NASSCOM refuted reports of mass l