Latest Scholarship Opportunities

Latest Scholarship Opportunities

Shikshadaan Meritorious Scholarship To provide interim support for students coming from underprivileged sections, funding their college education that leads to employment. Eligibility: Students who have passed Class XII (Science, Commerce, Arts) this year and with annual family income less than Rs. 2 lakh. Application: Online Prizes and rewards: Total 20 scholarships with an individual award of Rs. 1 lakh paid over four years. Deadline: July 31 Website: http://www.b4s.in/plus/SMS816 Source: The Hindu  

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JNU to Conduct Courses on Development of Animal Welfare Sciences

JNU to Conduct Courses on Development of Animal Welfare Sciences

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will conduct courses on development of animal welfare sciences at the Ballabhgarh campus of the National Institute of Animal Welfare (NIAW) in Haryana. Idea behind conducting the new diploma and certificate courses by the prestigious university is to prepare skilled manpower for taking up specialised jobs in various zoos, municipalities, slaughter houses and veterinary hospitals across the country. The JNU, which on Wednesday signed an agreement for this purpose with…

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Hold Class X Board Exam at Two Levels, Can Detain Students After Class V

Hold Class X Board Exam at Two Levels, Can Detain Students After Class V

The draft education policy, released for public feedback on Wednesday, has proposed that compulsory board exams should be held for Class X also, but in a new format, with a higher level (Part-A) and a lower level (Part-B) in three subjects. “High failure rate in Class X examination is attributed to a large extent to poor performance in three subjects: Mathematics, Science and English.” “In order to reduce the failure rate, Class X examination in…

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SanDisk Announces World’s Fastest 256GB microSD

SanDisk Announces World’s Fastest 256GB microSD

SanDisk on Wednesday introduced ‘256GB SanDisk Extreme’, which it claims is the fastest microSD card in its class, with transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s and a price tag of $200. The company also introduced the ‘256GB SanDisk Ultra’ priced at $150, which is optimised for mainstream consumers and can offer transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s. Source: Inshorts

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Soon, Education Till Class 10 may Become Free

Soon, Education Till Class 10 may Become Free

Soon, studying till Class 10 in government schools across the country may not entail any costs. Reports said on Tuesday that the Central government is mulling to make education till Class 10 free. The move is part of the Human Resource Development Ministry’s plan to reform the pre-school and secondary education system in the country. The aim is to make sure everyone studies till at least the matriculate level. So far, free and compulsory education…

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Google Launches New Education Tools

Google Launches New Education Tools

Google showcased new tools to improve the experience of teachers and students.  The company launched Cast for Education app, Quizzes in Google Forms and much more for classrooms. The Cast for education Chrome app lets student and teachers turn the main computer, which is connected to a projector, into a main Cast destination. The search giant also introduced the Expeditions app.  Teachers can download the app on a set of devices and choose over 200…

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Dell Unveils 70-inch Touchscreen for Classroom

Dell Unveils 70-inch Touchscreen for Classroom

Dell on Monday announced three new interactive display products, including a 70-inch touchscreen, for active learning, classrooms, and conference rooms. Designed to replace interactive whiteboards in schools and boardrooms, the $5,000 display offers 1080 pixels of resolution, can handle 10-finger touch and comes with two styluses. In addition, the company unveiled two new interactive projectors. Source: Inshorts

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Golf Returns to Olympics after 112 Years

Golf Returns to Olympics after 112 Years

The 2016 Rio games will be the first Olympics after 112 years to host a golf event. Golf was discontinued in Olympics after being played in 1900 and 1904 but has been reintroduced for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. Several top-ranked golfers including world number one Jason Day and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy have withdrawn from the event. Source: Inshorts

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2nd Merit List for Bennett University on July 11

2nd Merit List for Bennett University on July 11

The admission session for the second merit list for the Bennett University has commenced.  Applications will be accepted till July 10.  The list of selected candidates will be announced on July 11. The four-year full-time engineering programmes include computer science, mechanical, and electronics & communication, which have a total of 300 seats. The MBA is a two-year full-time programme, which offers electives in the functional areas of marketing, finance, HR, operations, entrepreneurship and information technology…

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