US universities register drop in Indian student applications

Washington March 28 PTI : US universities have registered a sharp decline in the number of applications from Indian students after a spate of hate crimes+ and fear and anxiety about potential changes to visa policies+ by the Trump Administration.

According to the preliminary results of a survey of more than…

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The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers

DAKAR, Senegal, March 28, 2017/ — Professor Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal (http://ForwardForANewAfrica.org), warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.

UNI Global…

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IIT Kharagpur sets up plant biodiversity park

Kolkata, March 27 :  The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur on Monday announced it has set up a plant biodiversity park to “conserve vulnerable, threatened and endangered local plant species” that are either of botanical value or medicinal and aromatic importance.

The park is home to more than 80 plant species…

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LOCAL VOCAL - Students' platform for magicians

New Delhi March 27: Students of College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi (DU), are trying to revive the art of magic in the Capital by providing magicians with platforms to showcase their work. They have launched project Madari to enable traditional magicians from a slum near DU’s North…

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HRD ministry starts process to appoint next IGNOU VC

New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) The HRD ministry has set in motion the process to appoint the next Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) even as the incumbent continues to remain on forced leave.

The ministry had initiated an inquiry against Professor M Aslam on allegations of…

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