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IIT-Delhi 51st Convocation Highlights: Focus on quality, never compromise: PM Modi’s advice to students

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the graduating students of IIT- Delhi on the occasion of its 51st convocation. The programme began at 11 am. He said that it was an important day for the development of science and technology in India as nearly 2000 students of IIT-Delhi are graduating.. “I have seen the students of IITs innovating new things.They provide major strength for the success of the Self-Reliant India Campaign. Covid-19 has taught the world one more thing.Globalization is important but at the same time Self-Reliance is equally important.” IIT-Delhi conducted the convocation in hybrid mode with a physical in-person ceremony with limited attendance. The convocation was webcast live from the institute’s Dogra Hall.

PM Modi at IIT-Delhi 51st Convocation
PM Modi at IIT-Delhi 51st Convocation
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 08:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini

In government schools, focus on quality | HT Editorial

The Covid-19 pandemic has now made the learning challenge more complicated. To ensure that students regain the lost ground, teachers will be critical; investing in their development will fast track the learning recovery process.
A recent analysis of the education expenditures of eight states by the Centre for Policy Research’s Accountability Initiative showed that while their elementary and secondary school expenditure (per student) increased in 2017-18, as compared to 2014-15, enrolment in government schools fell during the same period.(Yogesh Kumar/HTPhoto)
A recent analysis of the education expenditures of eight states by the Centre for Policy Research’s Accountability Initiative showed that while their elementary and secondary school expenditure (per student) increased in 2017-18, as compared to 2014-15, enrolment in government schools fell during the same period.(Yogesh Kumar/HTPhoto)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 08:39 PM IST
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Personal agenda: “The sexiest quality in a man is his chivalry,” says Divyanka Tripathi

The actress with a following of millions on social media that rivals Bollywood’s biggest stars answers some fun questions
Divyanka Tripathi is most famous for her roles on TV, but her social media presence with 12.2 M followers, as well as that of her husband Vivek Dahiya with 1.6 M, is the envy of big Bollywood stars. Make-up: Sharukh Khan; Hair: Avinash Patel; Styling and outfit, Victor Robinson; jewellery, Izaara(Horil Humad Photography)
Divyanka Tripathi is most famous for her roles on TV, but her social media presence with 12.2 M followers, as well as that of her husband Vivek Dahiya with 1.6 M, is the envy of big Bollywood stars. Make-up: Sharukh Khan; Hair: Avinash Patel; Styling and outfit, Victor Robinson; jewellery, Izaara(Horil Humad Photography)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 09:04 AM IST
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No compromise with quality of uniform under Atal Vardi Yojna: Bhardwaj

Clearing the air on the news reports about the supply of alleged sub-standard quality uniforms to school students under the Atal Vardi Yojna, education minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Monday said the government has received only one written complaint in this regard.
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Published on Dec 09, 2019 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By, Dharamshala

Strong opioids offer worse pain relief benefits, no quality of life benefit

The study also found small benefits on pain and function after two to 12 weeks of treatment and interestingly, strong opioids had consistently worse pain relief benefits and a greater risk of any safety-related outcome.
Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that most often affects middle-age to elderly people.(Shutterstock)
Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that most often affects middle-age to elderly people.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 02:43 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Raghavendra Rathore talks design, quality, uniqueness and collaborating with Zegna

Rathore, who has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, among others, has understood the dynamics of the fashion industry ahead of the curve and understood the scope of scalability.
Raghavendra Rathore walks the ramp with Jahnavi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor. Rathore has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, among others, has understood the dynamics of the fashion industry ahead of the curve and understood the scope of scalability.(Instagram/ Raghavendra Rathore)
Raghavendra Rathore walks the ramp with Jahnavi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor. Rathore has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, among others, has understood the dynamics of the fashion industry ahead of the curve and understood the scope of scalability.(Instagram/ Raghavendra Rathore)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 07:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Poor oral health linked to decreased quality of life and cognitive decline. Here’s how

According to a recent study, those who reported tooth symptoms experienced decline in cognition and episodic memory, often precursors to dementia.
Participants who reported teeth symptoms at baseline experienced their global cognition and episodic memory decline.(Unsplash)
Participants who reported teeth symptoms at baseline experienced their global cognition and episodic memory decline.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

UNIQLO’s apparel comes from our Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity: Mr Yuki Katsuta, Global R&D Head at UNIQLO

Ahead of the global brand’s India debut in October 2019, we spoke with Mr Yuki Katsuta, Global R&D Head at UNIQLO and Group Senior VP at Fast Retailing, UNIQLO’s parent company.
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Updated on Aug 10, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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Mumbai civic body to check quality of teaching at its 30 schools

Schools will be evaluated on a 50-point index, which will include various parameters that will cover the teaching-learning process. “We have tried to pick schools on the basis of their student strength and have ensured that there is at least one school from each ward in the pilot.
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Representative(HT File)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

8 logs of high quality red sanders seized from Asola, one held

The seized wood logs, worth around 50 lakh in the Indian market and 2 crore in international markets, were to be supplied to China through an agent based in Nepal, the police said.
Wildlife expert Faiyaz A Khudsar said red sanders is a rare wood that is in high demand internationally, with major markets for the wood being China, Japan, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.(HT Photo)
Wildlife expert Faiyaz A Khudsar said red sanders is a rare wood that is in high demand internationally, with major markets for the wood being China, Japan, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 04:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UGC to review quality of PhD theses over 10 yrs

The move comes following concern raised by various quarters about lowering quality of research in the country and duplication of subjects on which PhDs are done.
The scope of the study will involve the PhD theses awarded in different disciplines by various central universities, state universities, state private universities and deemed-to-be universities(Sonu Mehta/HT)
The scope of the study will involve the PhD theses awarded in different disciplines by various central universities, state universities, state private universities and deemed-to-be universities(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Published on May 28, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UGC to study quality of PhD thesis for doctoral degrees awarded in last 10 yrs

The move comes following concern raised by various quarters about degrading quality of research in the country and duplication of subjects on which PhDs are done.
The commission has invited proposals to conduct the study on ‘Quality of PhD thesis in Indian universities’ over a period of six months.(Sonu Mehta/HTPhotos)
The commission has invited proposals to conduct the study on ‘Quality of PhD thesis in Indian universities’ over a period of six months.(Sonu Mehta/HTPhotos)
Published on May 28, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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The government is within its right to question the quality of PhD research

One only hopes that open-minded intellectuals and academicians will take proactive action to persuade the government to develop an atmosphere of trust where public funds are optimally utilised to generate useful knowledge in cross-cutting areas
The Shodhganga initiative, a reservoir of Indian PhD theses, allows the research to be deposited electronically, making them accessible to all(File Photo)
The Shodhganga initiative, a reservoir of Indian PhD theses, allows the research to be deposited electronically, making them accessible to all(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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ByAmitabha Bhattacharya

“The Indian man knows about quality and clothing”: Italian luxury menswear icon Stefano Ricci makes a case for tailoring

Chalking the line between customised and casual, father-son Stefano and Niccolo Ricci reveal unknown titbits about luxury menswear of today
Stefano Ricci believes customised clothing has a prestige that ‘trending’ fashion doesn’t hold
Stefano Ricci believes customised clothing has a prestige that ‘trending’ fashion doesn’t hold
Published on Feb 23, 2019 10:39 PM IST
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Indian education system lacks quality, says SF Patil at Fergusson abhiman awards ceremony in Pune

The Fergussonians through this event felicitate fellow Fergussonians, whose achievements are out-of-the-ordinary in their respective fields.
Sai Paranjape (second from left) was presented with the Fergusson Gaurav award by S F Patil (second from right), executive director, international affairs, research and training, Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed university, at the Navalmal Firodia Law College on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Sai Paranjape (second from left) was presented with the Fergusson Gaurav award by S F Patil (second from right), executive director, international affairs, research and training, Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed university, at the Navalmal Firodia Law College on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

India vs Australia 2018: Virat Kohli feels India has quality to win series; concedes they made mistakes in England

India vs Australia 2018: Wednesday’s Twenty20 International in Brisbane will be followed by matches at Melbourne and Sydney before the four-test series gets underway in Adelaide on December 6.
Virat Kohli of India and Aaron Finch of Australia pose during an International Twenty20 series media opportunity at The Gabba on November 20, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli of India and Aaron Finch of Australia pose during an International Twenty20 series media opportunity at The Gabba on November 20, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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Mid-day meal programme: Pune municipal corporation turns to private organisation for quality

As per the state government mid-day meal programme, currently, there are 183 self-help groups providing mid-day meals to over 80,000 students every day
Civic body began receiving complaints from school heads and teachers about the low-quality food served by the PMC affiliated self-help groups (SHGs).(HT FILE PHOTO)
Civic body began receiving complaints from school heads and teachers about the low-quality food served by the PMC affiliated self-help groups (SHGs).(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAnanya Barua

OPINION: Virat Kohli as captain has Test wins in numbers, not in quality

Drubbings in South Africa and England expose Virat Kohli’s drawbacks despite more favourable results
India captain Virat Kohli walks off the field of play after losing his wicket.(AP)
India captain Virat Kohli walks off the field of play after losing his wicket.(AP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Virat Kohli hits out at 100-ball format: Commercial aspect hurting quality of cricket

Virat Kohli has ruled out participating in the initial stages of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new 100-ball format and says he is worried that commercial concerns are eroding the quality of the game.
Virat Kohli at the nets ahead of the fourth Test match between India and England in Southampton.(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli at the nets ahead of the fourth Test match between India and England in Southampton.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 01:54 PM IST
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Southampton | ByPress Trust of India

Unlike earlier times, we now have eight to nine quality fast bowlers, says Ishant Sharma

Most capped India player on tour of England, Ishant Sharma feels India have a good chance of winning the five match Test series.
Ishant Sharma has 238 Test wickets for India in 82 matches.(PTI)
Ishant Sharma has 238 Test wickets for India in 82 matches.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, London | ByPress Trust of India
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