Google Leads US Business Push to Preserve Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it was leading about 30 companies and trade groups in opposing a lawsuit that seeks to stop over 90,000 spouses of highly skilled U.S. visa workers from having jobs in the country. The organizations contend undoing employment authorization for spouses would cause financial havoc for families, because most made life choices such as having children or buying homes based on the expectation of two incomes. A federal judge in Washington is expected to decide in the coming months on the lawsuit challenging the work permits tied…

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How to Use Tech to Capture Your Family History

Our elders have rich stories to share. There’s no better time than now to sit down and hit Record IN LESS THAN 10 years, one in five Americans will be over 65 years old. As our parents and grandparents age, we grow one day closer to losing the opportunity to learn their life stories. The good news is that with the various recording options available, you don’t have to be an award-winning filmmaker or videographer to preserve your loved one’s history. Throughout our Midwest childhood, my siblings and I wanted…

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AICTE releases academic calendar 2021-22. Check Details Here

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Thursday released the tentative academic calendar for the year 2021-22. It stated that the process of the grant of approval for the institutions, other than the standalone PGDM and PGCM colleges, will be completed by June 30. Further, the affiliation process by the respective universities and boards have to be completed by July 15. #AICTE Academic Calendar for A/Y 2021-22: Details: https://t.co/WUK2x9whFU@MS_AICTE #AICTEdge @adsahasrabudhe @drmppoonia pic.twitter.com/Q1HpgFONt0 — AICTE (@AICTE_INDIA) May 6, 2021 For PGDM/PGCM institutions, the last date for…

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IIIT-Delhi introduce part-time PG diploma in Data Science and AI

The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi, in collaboration with IBM has launched a nine-month-long PG Diploma in Data Science and AI (PGDDS&AI). The entire programme will be conducted online mode on the weekends. The courses will be taught by IIIT-D faculty members, as well as IBM leaders in Analytics. The 9-month long diploma course will have 450 hours of learning including online interactive sessions of 310 hours and required self-study and project work of 140 hours. The course will have 30 credits and a term project. The process…

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IITs, NITs to postpone offline exams, Education Ministry directs

In a letter addressed to heads of all centrally-funded institutions, Higher Education secretary Amit Khare said the decision on examinations will be reviewed again in the first week of June, 2021. The Education Ministry has directed IITs, NITs, all centrally-funded educational institutions (CFTIs) to defer their offline examinations scheduled this month. The ministry, however, said that online exams can continue. The ministry’s request comes in the midst of worsening Covid-19 pandemic situation. Amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education on May 3 asked all the centrally-funded…

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New Education Policy: Five big changes in school, higher education explained….

The Indian government on Wednesday replaced a 34-year-old National Policy on Education, framed in 1986, with the New Education Policy of 2020. The NEP, approved by the union cabinet, makes sweeping reforms in school and higher education including teaching. Some of the biggest highlights of the NEP 2020 are, 1) a single regulator for higher education institutions, 2) multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, 3) discontinuation of MPhil programmes, 4) low stakes board exams, 5) common entrance exams for universities. New Education Policy 2020: Important highlights: Schooling starts…

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New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: School and higher education to see major changes !!

New Education Policy was launched on Wednesday, July 29. Earlier, in the afternoon the Union cabinet approved the policy that aims to overhaul the country’s education system. Union Ministers for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Prakash Javadekar and Human Resource Development (HRD) and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, made the announcement on the NEP- 2020. Earlier on May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reviewed the NEP- 2020, for which draft was prepared by a panel of experts led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan. The NEP 2020 aims at making “India…

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PM Modi to address grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on August 1 !!

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on August 1 during which over 10,000 students will compete to solve 243 problem statements from government departments and industries, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Monday. The HRD minister chaired a high-level meeting to give the final shape to the plan for the finale of the hackathon event scheduled from August 1-3.Smart India Hackathon is an initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by…

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Inside India’s online education boom !!

A year is a long time in business and, especially if it is marked by a “black swan” event. The coronavirus outbreak that continues unabated has devastated economies across all over the world, wrecking businesses as millions and millions of people are forced to stay in to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus. This staying in has pushed people deeper into the virtual world. They meet, learn, work, and even marry online. India is no exception and if numbers are anything to go by, it is in the…

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu asks DU to retain admission under ECA quota for talented artists

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday asked Delhi university authorities to retain the procedure for admission under the extra-curricular activities quota that has been in place of previously by earmarking seats for talented artists. During a meeting with the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean Colleges, Delhi University, Naidu also asked the university the authorities to take prompt action on finalizing the examination calendar and on filling up vacant positions in the University. The advice on extra-curricular quota by Naidu, who is also the Chancellor of the University of…

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