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Want to Foster your Business on Facebook, Must Read This

Want to Foster your Business on Facebook, Must Read This

Business @ Glance, Jobs & Education
Every small business should be on social media, especially Facebook. From its powerful advertisement options to Facebook groups, Facebook has many tools small businesses can and should use. A solid Facebook presence helps you engage potential customers and grow your business. "Having a Facebook page helps to legitimize your business in the customer's eye, Or another way to look at it is a business without a Facebook profile may seem outdated at the best or untrustworthy at worst." With so many ways to promote your business on Facebook, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are six easy steps to make Facebook work for you. 1. Create a business page. If you want to have a solid and professional Facebook presence, you need to create a separate page for your business – your
UPSC website hacked: Doraemon image displayed on home page for hours before site was restored

UPSC website hacked: Doraemon image displayed on home page for hours before site was restored

Jobs & Education
The Union Public Service Commission's official website seemed to have come under attack by hackers, late on Monday night. The website was, however, restored within few hours. UPSC, India's premium recruitment agency for various central government jobs, website displayed a picture of Doraemon, a popular character of Japanese Manga anime series. The message, "Doraemon Pick up the call," was scribbled across the image and the tune of the anime's Hindi rendition was played when one visited the website. "I M STEWPEED," a line under the picture of Doraemon read. The commission's site reportedly remained down for a few hours after the attack, before it could be restored to its original state. There was no information available as to who hacked into the UPSC's website. The hack prompted s
Innovation is the buzzword of 21st century, says PM Modi :

Innovation is the buzzword of 21st century, says PM Modi :

India, Jobs & Education
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, innovation is the buzzword of 21st century and called upon the youngsters to innovate in India and Innovate for humanity. Addressing the 56th annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)  Bombay today Mr. Modi said they can contribute towards mitigating climate change, ensure better agricultural productivity, cleaner energy, water conservation, combating malnutrition and effective waste management. Mr. Modi affirmed that the best ideas will come from Indian laboratories and from Indian students. He said that the degrees which have been conferred on the IIT students today is a result of their dedication and commitment. But real challenges are awaiting them ahead. The Prime Minister said that IITs have built brand India globally a
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...