Ex-India ambassador to US Nirupama Rao and former US ambassador to India Richard Verma talk about the rise of China and ways to get it to ‘play by the rules’, reflect on the ‘shifting’ role of US, discuss the next steps in India-US ties after the civil nuclear deal, and underline the need for job creation, inclusive economics
The government accepted this long-pending demand of the industry which will now provide employers the flexibility in hiring that will gradually bring more private investments, resulting in more job creation.
This year’s Budget recognises this concern and seeks to address it through various initiatives and measures. The key amongst these is the concept of moving from blackboard to digital board, with digital technology going to play a significant role in improving the quality of education through introducing conceptual learning methods.
Budgetary allocations are strategic in nature and specific to changing conditions of the economy. So, comparison like this year’s allocation is about 4% more (not considering inflation) than the previous year may have a mathematical significance, but not much socio-economic significance.
Minister Jaitley reiterated that improvement in quality of teachers could improve the quality of education in the country. The question is, how a bunch of individuals entering the teaching profession reluctantly only to make a livelihood can be the agents of change?
Motorola’s new handset has great features and solid design with good all-round performance
Many jobs could have elements of the predictive economy, and will fit into industries such as services (of all kinds), healthcare and retail. In each of these areas, as devices are re-imagined through the lens of the predictive economy, a new wave of engineering, design and services will emerge. Companies like Whirlpool could become the next Apple.
The mentoring will be online, 8-12 hours in total, over a period of four weeks, and will include interactive sessions with experts from NID and Maruti Suzuki.
To avail loans, people often have to run helter-skelter from one bank to another. It consumes a lot of time and effort, resulting in stress. If the employer can provide financial assistance to its staff at their desk, it can help build loyalty, improve employee engagement and morale, resulting in increased productivity.
Economic theory tells us we get direct satisfaction from buying a high-performance (and hence expensive) car, but behavioural theory tells us that such satisfaction will be limited if our neighbour owns a higher model of the same (or a greater) brand.
Traditional HR systems are disparate, disconnected. Cloud-based HR reflects the entire organisation in real time. According to the latest PwC HR Technology survey, 40% of the 300-plus companies surveyed globally have their core HR applications in the cloud
Every year, 8-9 lakh Indian workers seek overseas employment. A robust skill assessment and certification system is a critical building block for this ecosystem.
According to NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), India will have the largest young workforce by 2020, with 29 being the average age.
As a pilot, which started in 2015, IIT Roorkee deployed 84 sensors in the seismic gap region of Garhwal Himalaya with the help of the ministry of earth sciences.
While artificial intelligence can deliver the best content to a student by analysing a large amount of data, machines can’t comprehend emotions or help a student fix his/her problems
A chance meeting with the 22-year-old Kajal Khatoon, the Kung Fu gold medallist at the National Championship 2017, is one I will remember for a long time.
At a time when the advent of automation and artificial intelligence has led to heightened competition, corporates are struggling to retain their best talent amidst uncertainties surrounding the job market.
Flexible microelectronics, is a section of electronics dealing with miniature components.
The biggest challenge with millennial kids is a short attention span. A plethora of media and technology alternatives has substantially reduced the degree of attention that a management student should have for a professional course.
This event was organised against the backdrop of the decline in talented students, including Indian students, coming to the UK, concerned by a lack of welcome and post-study work opportunities.
The last census indicated that India is set to experience a ‘demographic dividend’ by 2020, where 65% Indians will be under the age of 35, making us the youngest country in the world.
Existence of conflict within a company board is not necessarily dysfunctional. Rather, it indicates a vibrant board that has independence and diversity of opinions.
According to industry body Nasscom, up to 40% of the estimated four-million workforce need reskilling over the next five years, if they are to keep pace with the changing face and automation of the IT industry.
Statistics on how on how Indian educational institutions are faring in academics and R&D vis-à-vis global institutions are a regular news item.
Boosting support for teachers working with pupils on their university applications could significantly increase their chance of attending a leading university, a new analysis of a widening participation programme involving the University of Sheffield, UK, has suggested.
The teamwork, the real-world connect, the exploratory nature of activity provides ample opportunities for students coming from different backgrounds to melt into a pot.
The world appears to be divided into two camps—the ones who have it all and the ones who don’t seem to get any. The former seem to ride the wave—salary hikes, promotions, appreciation and awards all fall unhindered into their laps.