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$8.2 billion education proposal moves forward in Legislature

SALEM — An $8.2 billion proposal to fund Oregon’s K-12 education system cleared its first hurdle in Salem on Thursday — the biggest school budget to-date and the state’s single-largest obligation for the 2017-19 budget. The funding figure represents the state’s share of the K-12 budget, known as the State School Fund, the biggest source of school district funding that Read More

The five signs your mental health is under strain and why you should not ignore them

A leading mental health charity has warned people not to ignore the five less familiar symptoms of depression and anxiety. As Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14) gets under way the government and health charities remain committed to increasing awareness of mental health and its symptoms. Licy Lyus, the information manager at the charity Mind, set out the less well-known symptoms of Read More

IT firms eyeing $1-bn business from GST transition

Indian IT firms could see business opportunity of over $1 billion in building and implementing solutions to help their clients become compliant with the GST regime.   Companies such as Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra and others, which implement the enterprise software of SAP, Oracle, will now have to align the technology backbone based on GST norms.   The Read More

Baidu in Self-Driving Car Tech Tie-Ups With Bosch, Continental

Chinese Internet company Baidu announced two separate partnership deals on Thursday with top German auto suppliers Robert Bosch and Continental AG to co-develop autonomous driving technology and smart mobility services. The two deals underscore the wave of global partnerships being formed in the fast-moving autonomous vehicle sector, which requires both the competencies of traditional auto suppliers and those of technology Read More

Piramal Enterprises Looking To Expand In Real Estate Financing

Mumbai: Indian conglomerate Piramal Enterprises said it is looking to expand its real estate development business and also expects to have a licence to start providing home mortgages by July. The Mumbai-based group, whose interests range from pharmaceuticals to financial services and real estate financing in India’s big cities, said it now plans to finance top property developments in second-tier Read More

NDTV pulls the plug on Profit

NDTV has decided to halt the business operations of Profit, the fledgling business news channel. In a statement sent to the stock exchanges, the company informed that business news programming will be transferred to NDTV24*7. “This will mean suspending the current trading hours programming on Profit while Prime will continue as a channel,” said the company. However, NDTV did not Read More

Khadi dresses can give you a trendy look in the summer.

In the summer, in Khadi dress you can look like fashionable Delhi: Khadi clothes can prove to be suitable for you in the summer season. Spaghetti top made from khadi cloth, from Denim to short dress will not only prove to be comfortable for you in this season but will also give you a new and smart look. Prominent speaker Read More

Thought Your Bowl of Breakfast Cereal was Healthy? Well, Think Again!

Highlights Cereal boxes are nothing but processed food They are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates Regular consumption can lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer The moment the urge kicks in to start a healthy diet, out comes the box of breakfast cereals. While they promise a whole lot of nutrients – fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc., most manufacturers Read More

Most Bihar Students Fail Board Exam, Minister Says That’s Great News

Education Minister Ashok Choudhary said Bihar’s lower pass rate shows cheating successfully curbed. PATNA: HIGHLIGHTS Pass percentage plunges in Bihar, worst hit is Science stream Last year, class 12 toppers turned out to be fake, were arrested Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had asked for education overhaul Bihar, acculturated to a failing grade in education, is not breaking from tradition this Read More

The Growing Concerns Of IT Industry And Its Workers

A US-based business advisory firm estimates automation could mean a 14% decline in India’s IT workforce. MUMBAI: Experienced techie Raghu Narayanaswamy lost his job recently and fears he may not get another, as analysts warn of massive layoffs across the country’s multi-billion-dollar information technology sector. IT outsourcing has long been one of India’s flagship industries but experts say automation, a Read More