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Govt to encourage FDI in education, set up national police and forensic science universities

NEW DELHI: The government will encourage external commercial borrowings and FDI in the education sector for financing infrastructure, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Saturday. Setting up a National Police University and a National Forensic Science University, linking medical colleges to a district hospital through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to meet the shortage of qualified doctors, degree-level full-fledged online education programmes in top 100 institutions and ... Read More »

After IL&FS Episode, Govt Fears Default from NBFCs, Housing Finance Firms: Report

Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) fears significant default from large non-banking finance companies (NBFC) and housing finance companies in the next six weeks if no additional liquidity support is provided to these firms, MoneyControl said on Friday. The DEA, in a letter to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, described the financial situation as “still fragile” when discussing the financial stability ... Read More »

Govt proposes to replace UGC with new commission

The new Higher Education Commission of India Act is likely to be tabled in Parliament during the monsoon session. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday unveiled the draft of a bill to replace higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) with a Higher Education Commission. The new commission to be established through an Act will not have grant-making ... Read More »

Govt allows eSIMs, hikes mobile connections limit to 18 per persons

Mobile users will not need to buy a new SIM while changing service provider or buying a new connection, according to new guidelines issued by the Department of Telecom to allow use of embedded SIMs (eSIM). The eSIM will be installed in the device and details of service providers can be updated in it at the time a customer buys ... Read More »

Govt plans lending reforms as bankers fear new bad debt crisis

India’s near $147 billion pile of soured loans is replete with examples of powerful and politically connected businesses who are accused of undermining rules to secure credit and then defaulting on loans. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Weeks after India unveiled a $32 billion bailout of state-run banks, top finance ministry officials and bankers will meet this weekend to discuss lending reforms ... Read More »

Govt intends to make Indian universities world-class, says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at the centenary celebrations of Patna University, in Patna, on Saturday. Photo: PTI Patna: Lamenting that no Indian university figures among the top 500 globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government intends to unshackle these institutions and provide Rs10,000 crore to 20 varsities to ensure that they are counted ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi govt to give Rs 10,000 crore to 20 universities to make them world-class

In order to make universities world-class, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced to give Rs 10,000 crore to 20 varsities across India. This announcement from the PM Modi came after no Indian varsity figured among the top 500 globally. Further, while delivering the speech at Patna University, PM Modi said the measures like grant of central status were “a ... Read More »

Nursery admissions 2017: The wait continues for govt guidelines

The first list of selected candidates will be issued on February 15. Nursery admissions 2017 RELATED STORIES Jammu-Kashmir: Winter vacation announced for schools Government to implement guidelines to prevent sexual and physical abuse of children in schools JNU: UGC notification on entrance exam approved, students and teachers protest CBSE brings NOC rule back: Schools seeking affiliation to submit certificate of ... Read More »

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During the drug abuse prevention campaign, the Delhi government would also conduct different activities such as short movie screenings, quizzes and interactive sessions  for students. Delhi Govt launches prevention campaign against drug abuse for students RELATED STORIES DU adopts UGC amendments: Can cause job losses JNU looking for stronger collaboration with NDA, says VC Dr M Jagadesh Kumar IIT Bombay ... Read More »

Delhi Govt launches prevention campaign against drug abuse by students

During the drug abuse prevention campaign, the Delhi government would also conduct different activities such as short movie screenings, quizzes and interactive sessions  for students. Delhi Govt launches prevention campaign against drug abuse for students RELATED STORIES DU adopts UGC amendments: Can cause job losses JNU looking for stronger collaboration with NDA, says VC Dr M Jagadesh Kumar IIT Bombay ... Read More »