IGNOU admissions 2017: Last date extended to apply for M Phil and Ph D programmes

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes of the university to August 3, 2017. IGNOU invites applications for the following programmes: M.Phil. in Chemistry and Geography, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, French, Gender and Development Studies, Geography, Geology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Physics, Theatre Arts, Statistics and Women’s Studies. For eligibility criteria and submission of online forms, interested candidates are requested to go through onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/entrancersunit/ The application fee will be accepted online via netbanking. The candidates can also pay via…

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Mumbai University declares 4 more no-teaching days for paper evaluation

After four no-teaching days for teachers to concentrate on exam paper evaluation, the University of Mumbai has extended the non-instructional days by four more days. In a circular issued Thursday evening, officiating Director of Examination Deepak Wasave extended the non-instructional days till July 31, for only the Arts, Law and Commerce faculties. The university has taken the decision in a bid to meet the July 31 deadline for result declaration set by Chancellor and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The circular clarifies that the Science and Technology faculty is through with…

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5 Interesting Snacks for Monsoon that You Can Make Within 30 Minutes

It does feel great to welcome monsoon after a long sweltering summer. Talk about monsoon and a sudden urge to gorge on delectable fried snacks springs up almost instantly. A cup of hot tea paired with simple snacks while looking at the downpour is peaceful and comforting. However, most of the snacks like samosa, kachori or fritters generally take a lot of time to prepare, which in turn becomes a hassle and takes away all the fun. Worry not, as we bring you five amazing snacks for monsoon that can be made within 30…

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128GB+6GB HTC U11 going up for pre-orders in the US tomorrow

HTC announces that it is going to begin selling a 128GB version of the HTC U11, complete with 2 additional GB of RAM for a total of 6GB of RAM. We’re glad to see that HTC has decided to bring over it’s higher specc’d variant while most other smartphone makers are hesitant to offer more than 4GB of RAM in smartphones for the US market. Otherwise, HTC is hosting discounts for its past couple of major smartphones: You can get $250 off of an HTC U Ultra (for $499) or you…

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New Deep Blue color option tipped for upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8

According to tipster Roland Quandt, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone will have a new color option: Deep Blue. In addition, it’ll also be made available in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey. Although yet to be officially confirmed, the new color shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that last year’s ill-fated Note7 also brought along a new, coral blue color, which was later also launched for the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S8 flagship duo. The Galaxy Note8 is set to be made official at a dedicated event in New York on August 23. [Source”pcworld”]

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Fair Play: Food a main attraction for Shippensburg Community Fair

People come to the Shippensburg Community Fair for many reasons. For some, it’s the entertainment. For others, it’s the competition — everything from livestock to floral displays and woodworking. But for nearly everyone, an abundance of food is reason enough for a trip to the fair this week in Shippensburg. “The food brings a lot of people to the fair,” said Jamie Rhine, assistant fair secretary/treasurer and public relations and advertising chair. “I think one of the unique things we have going for us is that just about all of…

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What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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Shazam for Food Is Actually Maybe Rea

One-upping Silicon Valley’s real-life hot-dog identification app, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a neural network called Pic2Recipe that — true to its name — can look at a picture of food (pic) and then work backward to figure out the recipe (that’s the “recipe” part). Basically, it’s Shazam, only instead of telling you that song on the radio is “Despacito,” it can tell you that image is spaghetti Bolognese. Or at least, that is the idea. The very short version: Researchers combed recipe sites to…

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How to care for cotton clothes on rainy days

Splurge and splash in cotton clothes during monsoon may not be a good idea. Mud and dirt stain on cotton clothes are hard to remove. The fabric also crinkle and get soiled easily. But cotton clothes are light and most comfortable to wear during hot and humid season. Synthetic fabrics, though dry quickly, tend to stick to your skin when wet. If you choose to wear cotton dresses in the rain, all you need to do is play safe. Here are five simple must-do for your cotton wears. 1 Bright colours can brighten…

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OnePlus 5 update rolling out with fix for rebooting when calling 911

Around two days ago multiple reports started coming out saying that some OnePlus 5units instantly rebooted when you tried to dial 911. That’s obviously a huge issue, and the fact that many people seemed to encounter it only made things worse for the Chinese company. Yesterday OnePlus reached out with an official statement, saying it has tested a software update that resolved the issue, and that this would roll out to all devices in a short while. Well, that’s what’s happening now. As you can see from the screenshot, if you own…

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