Parents, keep in mind: Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day

Only 18% of urban children in grade six to 10 in India eat fruits every day, show the results of a survey, revealing poor eating habits of a vast majority of kids in the country. At 14%, the proportion of children eating protein once a day is even lower, showed the survey by Podar Education Group which runs over 100 schools spread across the country. The survey involved responses from 1,350 parents of children studying in grade six to 10 in India’s metro cities. The results showed that only 35%…

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Last day for DU admissions: Apply today by 5pm, first cut-off on June 20

Delhi University applicants have till 5pm on Monday to fill the online registration form for admission to undergraduate courses across 63 colleges. The first cut-off will be announced on June 20 with admissions at colleges beginning at 10am on the same day. The second cut-off will come on June 24. The classes will begin on July 20. Around 2.9 lakh students have already registered with the university. The colleges are expected to release the dates for sports trial and extracurricular activities trials from June 14. This year female students from…

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CBSE NET 2017 form release gets delayed: Likely to be out by June 20

The application form for the National Eligibility Test (NET) has not been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) yet and a delay is being expected. The exam is conducted twice a year, usually in the months of June and December,  but since the past one year, it is being conducted in July and January. Last year, the form was released on April 12 for the July exam. This had made the candidates more tensed. The CBSE conducts NET on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The…

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20 Education Franchises That Could Be Smart Business Opportunities

If you’re an entrepreneur with a passion for education, you’re in luck. There are numerous franchise opportunities that you can use to help educate people of all ages and in a variety of different subjects. Here are 20 franchise opportunities within the education sector. Education Franchises to Consider Sylvan Learning A nationwide franchise business, Sylvan Learning currently has the highest market share of all paid tutoring brands. There’s an initial franchise fee of $24,000 and minimum net worth of $150,000 to get started. Mathnasium Learning Centers If you’d like to…

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Shocking truth: 20% of health-care expenditures wasted in US and other nations

A new OECD report released Jan. 10 reveals a shocking truth: About 20 cents of every dollar spent on health care in OECD countries is wasted in some fashion. That waste represents more than 20 percent of total health expenditure in the United States. The findings of the report, entitled “Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health,” will be discussed at a meeting for OECD Ministers of Health in Paris on Jan. 16–17. According to the report’s author, Agnès Couffinhal, a senior OECD health economist, it is alarming that around one-fifth of…

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HTC to announce Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle on September 20

HTC teased an unannounced smartphone earlier this week, but the Taiwanese company did not offer any additional details on the mysterious device except for the fact that it will be unveiled on September 20. Previous reports pointed out that HTC plans to launch at least two Android smartphones this month, the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. If you had any doubt that this is going to happen in September, here is another report that adds to the same assumption. According to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report,…

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HTC to launch Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle on Sept 20, teases fingerprint scanner

HTC’s supposedly upcoming phones, Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle, haven’t lived long in rumours and for all the right reasons. The company is holding an event on September 20, and it is more than likely that it will unveil the new Desire 10 line-up at the event. A latest teaser by HTC confirms that the event is at 8am BST (12:30pm IST) on Sept 20. The latest teaser shows a fingerprint, so one or both of the phones are expected to get a fingerprint sensor. Considering the Desire…

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