HRD Ministry may ask CBSE to stop printing books, complaints received

The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. Sources reported that the ministry has raised concern over the fact as to why an examination conducting body is publishing textbooks. CBSE may soon stop printing books The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. The decision may be taken following complaints against quality of books published by the Board as well as their non-availability. A senior HRD ministry official said complaints…

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Ask DeVos About Title I Funding

In Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos will undoubtedly be grilled about her position on school choice. Given DeVos’ long history of advocating for school choice and Trump’s proposed $20 billion investment in it, her pointed position deserves a full discussion. However, the bulk of the secretary’s responsibilities will center around traditional public schools, and the knotty issues directly impacting those schools should not be lost in the shuffle. DeVos is poised to take the helm at the U.S. Department of…

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5 questions to ask before choosing a health plan

It’s open enrollment season, the time of year when we need to sort through confusing options and try to predict how often we’ll get sick next year. Some people, especially those shopping for plans on the Obamacare insurance exchanges are facing bigger price tags. Rolling over into the same plan may not be an option for people who learned that their plans are being eliminated or that their premiums are doubling. Workers who get insurance through their jobs may also find new options for next year, such as telemedicine services,…

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Flipkart Confirms Lay-Offs, Says It Will Ask Under-Performers To Go

HIGHLIGHTS India’s largest e-commerce firm announces lay offs No comment on how many people will be asked to go Asking under-performers to go is not uncommon: Flipkart Days after revealing that it’s buying fashion site Jabong for $70 million, Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, has announced lay-offs. Without commenting on how many people it will pink slip, a company statement said that it is asking under-performers to leave. “Employees who do not meet the performance bar…are encouraged to seek opportunities outside the company where their skills can be better utilized,”…

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