Focus on ‘Samagra Shiksha’ in Odisha education budget

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government, which has allocated a lion’s share of its budget to education and skill development sectors, has laid thrust on Samagra Shiksha. Of the total outlay of Rs 22,631 crore for the sector, Rs 3,157 crore has been set aside for Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan. Implemented from 2018-19, the Abhiyan focuses on improving quality of education, enhancing learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers for development of school education (from Class I to Class 12 ) at the district level. The State Government has also provided…

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Education needs more budgetary support

Acountry with nearly 50 per cent of its population below 25, India needs extra emphasis on education as a key to economic progress. Education, that happens to be on the Concurrent List, has seldom been a priority of either the Centre or state governments. The allocation for education in the budget for 2020-21 reflects the same trend and, like the previous budgetary exercises, lacks the components that can help the Indian education sector take a giant leap forward. Apparently, however, it tries to please by delving into more reforms by…

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9 Employee Education Resources Every Entrepreneur Should Know

+ “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to,” Richard Branson famously said. With a rapidly changing world — and rapidly evolving technology — helping employees adapt and retrain to keep their skills marketable has never been more important.  A poll from the Stanford Center on Longevity found that 59 percent of professionals surveyed strongly agree with the statement that they expect their employers to provide educational opportunities to advance their careers. The strongest support came from younger professionals (18-29 years old), 71 percent of whom agreed with the statement. Workers want…

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`Whole market is looking beyond China: boAt Lifestyle co-founder

Growing smartphone ecosystem has given a big boost to accessories like headphones. While the likes of Bose Corporation, Sony Corporation and Bang & Olufsen are go-to brands when it comes to premium headphones in the affordable segment, a-Delhi based company boAt lifestyle has captivated millenials with its attractive pricing, cool-looking products and grass root understanding of what young consumers want. In an interview with Mint, Aman Gupta, co-founder, boAt lifestyle, elaborated on the philosophy behind boAt, its future plans, impact of coronavirus and why manufacturing in India is important. How…

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Lifestyle health clinic comes up in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A lifestyle health clinic with special focus on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) was launched at Community Health Centre at Masjid Ishaq in NS Kunta, Old City. The clinic has two dedicated dieticians and two counsellors, under the guidance of dedicated woman doctor to provide counselling on lifestyle related changes that need to be adopted by patients with high risk NCDs.   Being managed by voluntary organisation, Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) and SEED, USA, the lifestyle clinic evaluates patients based on their age, sex, height, weight, waist line, family history…

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Celebrity lifestyle brand deepens ties with Banana Republic

Actress Gywneth Paltrow’s goop is launching a co-branded online apparel collection and a podcast series installment with Banana Republic.  goop, the lifestyle and wellness brand founded by Paltrow, and Banana Republic are continuing their existing partnership with the launch of The goop Edit for Banana Republic capsule and a second installment of the eight-part series of “Women on Top,” a custom co-branded series on the goop podcast. The goop Edit for Banana Republic will launch in spring 2020 and feature five everyday essentials, including a trench coat, pleated skirt, polo,…

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Food News Is Changing And Inspiring Action

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Amelia Nierenberg of the New York Times and Lucy Biggers of NowThis News join Danielle Nierenberg to talk about the changing—and challenging—field of food journalism. “My goal is always to help people learn. I’m not biased toward any medium; I’m biased toward getting the message through,” says Lucy. “That’s my challenge as I create content—what will actually create impact?” You can listen to “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” on Apple iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you consume your podcasts. While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the show; it…

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Sarah Ferguson’s Next Moneymaker Might Be a Lifestyle Brand

Sarah, Duchess York is set to be the next celebrity to launch a lifestyle brand. Ahead, get all the details on the 60-year-old’s newest business endeavor.  The Duchess of York joined the British royal family in 1986 when she married Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the third of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s four children. Together, Sarah and Prince Andrew have two daughters; 31-year-old Princess Beatrice of York who is set to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May 2020, and 29-year-old Princess Eugenie of York. The Duke and Duchess of York…

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HIMSS Names The 6 Most Influential Women in Health IT

HIMSS names Iris P. Frye, Kim Garriott, Dr. Lucienne Ide, Eva Karp, RN-BC, Dr. Geeta Nayyar, and Tressa Springmann as the most influential women in health IT. This week, HIMSS announced its Most Influential Women in Health IT, an annual recognition celebrating women striving to harness the power of information technology to drive healthcare transformation. The award winners will be honored at HIMSS20 in Orlando next month and will join other innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs at the Women in Health IT Networking Reception, Here is a look at this year’s…

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Leisure, luxe, lifestyle: VTP Realty’s Blue Waters is full of scenic beauty

Pune has long been a popular city to live in for not only those from Mumbai, but also from people across the country. Being a hotbed for IT/ITES companies followed by auto and manufacturing, it attracts many due to its pleasant year-round weather, safety, security and overall development as a cultural destination. All of the influx has led to a consistent demand for housing. Despite the depressed sentiment across the real estate industry in the country, a few developers are still pushing the bar higher in Pune with their projects. One…

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