Varthana raises $3 million from Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based school finance company Varthana has raised $3 million in funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program (STP). The programme is aimed at improving the quality of learning in private schools by extending credit facilities. Through the STP initiative, Varthana provides debt financing, education assessments, hands-on support, vendor connections, and financial rewards to schools in different states. It has an in-house non-banking finance company (NBFC) for giving credit finance to schools. It provides loans from Rs5 lakh to Rs1 crore for private schools…

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IIM Kozhikode students bag Rs 3 lakh summer internship offer

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode has concluded its summer internship placements for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP). In a four day long placement process, IIM saw a record breaking placement offers being given to its students. Further, the recruitment drive witnessed about 100 recruiters offering 359 job opportunities. As published on the official website of IIM Kozhikode, below mentioned are some of the important Summer Placements 2017 highlights: 100 per cent placements in a record four days, the previous best being six and half days Around 50 per cent…

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Android O Update Promised for Entire Asus ZenFone 3, ZenFone 4 Series

Asus on Thursday revealed its new ZenFone 4 series smartphones at an event in Taiwan. The company alongside also confirmed that the Android O update will be made available for the entire new ZenFone 4 models as well as last year’s ZenFone 3. Marcel Campos, Head of Global Content Marketing at Asus confirmed the news while announcing the new ZenFone 4 series. He added that the Asus ZenFone 4 models which include ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Pro will be running ZenUI 4.0 out-of-the-box. The supported handsets will receive Android O…

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DTE Maharashtra releases engineering CAP round 3 allotment list 2017 at dtemaharashtra.gov.in

Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra has released the provisional allotment of CAP Round 3 for engineering admissions on July 24 at dtemaharashtra.gov.in. The list was announced post 5 pm. Those who have got their names in the list will now have to report to the Admission Reporting Center (ARC). The dates for reporting for such candidates are from July 25-28 upto 5 pm. The allotment lists of round – I and II were already published and admission process is over. The candidates were given 7 days to change or slide or…

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3 Magical Tips for Soft and Silky Hair

Have you ever looked at some people in complete awe, wondering what they do to maintain such gorgeous hair? “Must be their genes,” you say to convince yourself. Interestingly, though a lot is inherited through the genes, there are people who hamper their health by not keeping track of their diet and lifestyle. They adopt unhealthy habits and most often fail to pay attention to the importance of external care. Today, your basic hair-care regime is of the utmost importance along with periodical herbal spa treatments to give your locks…

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3 Eggplant Dishes That Will Change How You Feel About this Boring Vegetable

An aubergine (brinjal/ baingan) is not a very popular vegetable. People love to hate the ‘baingan‘ because of its texture, which many consider ‘slimy’. Others find it ‘bitter’ to taste. But this very fact that it has a woody, nutty flavour means that the eggplant can be adapted or mixed with several flavours. Also, most people do not cook eggplant properly, with the result that they don’t really realise they are destroying its flavour. Recommended ways to cook eggplant include slow roasting, slow baking, frying (in very thin slices), and…

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Asus ZenFone AR With 8GB RAM Unveiled at CES 2017; ZenFone 3 Zoom Camera Smartphone Also Showcased

Asus has launched the ZenFone AR smartphone with 8GB RAM, as well as support for Google’s Tango augmented reality programme and DayDream virtual reality software at the ongoing CES 2017 tech expo. Along with the Asus ZenFone AR, the company unveiled the ZenFone 3 Zoom camera smartphone with 5000mAh battery at the event. The new Asus ZenFone AR smartphone with AR+VR functionalities, which had been outed by Qualcomm a few days ago, will come in multiple variants; Asus has confirmed at least one version with 6GB of RAM. Asus ZenFone AR,…

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Little Rock boy, 3, dies in road rage shooting

A three-year-old boy being taken out shopping by his grandmother has been killed in a road rage shooting in Little Rock, Arkansas, US police say. Their vehicle was fired upon by another driver who thought the woman had not driven quickly enough through a stop sign, police said. The grandmother drove away but the boy later died in hospital. Police are hunting for a black Chevrolet Impala but gave few details of the man driving it. The boy and his grandmother “were completely innocent” and had no relationship with Saturday’s…

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Paris Fashion Week, Day 3: Characters on Parade

The action continues. The schedule is full. The nights are getting longer, the mornings blearier. Shake off Rihanna’s after-party from last night and get ready: There’s a lot to see today. Here are the highlights. Photo Chloé, spring 2016. CreditFirstview • A new character study at Chloé. Last season, Clare Waight Keller introduced the world (well, the world that wasn’t motorbiking through 1970s Tehran) to a new fashion icon, the adventuress Anne-France Dautheville, Chloé’s spring inspiration. Who’s next? Continue reading the main story Photo Backstage at the Balmain spring 2016…

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Arrives with Big Improvements in Performance & Design

BENGALURU: ASUS, known for its ZenFone series of smartphones has a latest edition to its collection, ASUS ZenFone 3. The revamps of the new ZenFone is in the design, camera, and internal hardware in contradiction with ZenFone 2. Apart from the economic ZE550KLmodel, the gadget is also available in a high-end Deluxe version. The new ZenFone 3ZE550KLcomes with a full HD 5.2 inch screen and 2.5d curved gorilla glass 3 display and it seems good from 3600 of angles. The rear design of the phone not only makes the phone…

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