Clearly there is no walking the talk for the newly created Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry. While development of skills may be a buzzword for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s policies, very few moves have taken place on the ground to get the new ministry going.
The QS World University Ranking 2014, for the third consecutive year, is led by MIT. At number two is the University of Cambridge, followed by Imperial College, London, Harvard University and University of Oxford.
India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia's largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit beginning Wednesday. Here's a look at the highs and lows in ties between the neighbours.
The controversial ‘percentile system’ that decides students' eligibility for admissions into the IITs is set to change with the Joint Admission Board of the premier technical institutions recommending ‘top 20 percentile or 75% marks in the state board examinations, whichever is lower,’ for a seat in the IITs.
Its monkey business of a different sort. Nearly 200 youths had their heads tonsured to ward off the ‘ill omen’ brought on by the death of a simian within the village boundaries.
Tuesday’s bypoll results have thrown up more questions than answers. While many were quick to debunk Modi government’s achhe din claims, there was no easy answer to the question: was the SP’s success a verdict on Akhilesh's government’s performance? BJP jolted in all, except Bengal
The ravaging Kashmir floods have another story to tell --- devastation of local ecology and natural water system by unplanned development for political reasons. Half of the Srinagar's water-bodies have been lost and the natural linkages waterways cease to exist.
In three months’ time, the BJP having successfully experimented with ‘sabka-saath, sabka-vikas’ in Uttar Pradesh, ‘unofficially’ but inexplicably turned to ‘love jihad’ in the by-polls. As ‘Modi-Modi’ chants got replaced with ‘Yogi-yogi’ cries in these by-polls, the young who had just voted for their 'acche din' got confused.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought to know as to why can’t top army officers, involved in illegal arms racket, be given harsher punishment, similar to a 'poor civilian' who is sentenced to three months of imprisonment for stealing just Rs. 10.