65% of MBAs want a job in Government company – Survey

More than 65 per cent of business school graduates preferred to work government companies compared to private companies, a survey of over 500 students from various B-schools, including IIMs, BITS, ICFAI Business School and Symbiosis Institute of International Business (Pune) found. The ASSOCHAM survey conducted between June and July 2014; found that, the graduates are […]

Catholic Church attacks Kerala Muslim League in letter to Sonia

The Catholic Church has written to Sonia Gandhi alleging that certain communities have “hijacked” the education sector in Kerala in what is seen as a direct attack on the Muslim League, a Congress partner that is in charge of the education department. The education sector in Kerala has traditionally been dominated by Christians, who run […]

Former Bihar CM praises Greenpeace’s micro solar project

Environmental campaign agency Greenpeace said Nitish Kumar, former chief minister of Bihar, has praised its micro-grid solar project in Jehanabad district. “Elated to see homes, shops and streets lit up at night, Kumar praised Greenpeace and the unique energy model, upholding it as a crucial step towards rural electrification of Bihar,” the agency said in […]

Central India seeing long-term climate change – Government

Central India, an area that covers Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, is seeing a long-term pattern of climate change involving rainfall intensity, the government of India said. “Heavy rain events (>10 cm/day) over central India are increasing at about 1%/year while weak and moderate events are decreasing at about the […]

SC dismisses Subramanian Swamy’s petition against Arun Shourie

In a significant judgment, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha has ruled that truth can be a valid defence in contempt of court cases, and dismissed a case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against journalist Arun Shourie. In his petition filed in 1990, Swamy had requested contempt of […]

Builder Emaar MGF penalised for delay, deceptive practice

Real Estate builder Emaar MGF has been penalized by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for “deceptive practice” for “mischievously and cleverly” not giving a fixed delivery date before taking 11 lakhs from the customer for plot in Mohali. The Commission found that Emaar MGF had induced its customer to pay more than Rs 11 […]

Now make a 3-minute movie to become a movie director via Idea contest

Idea Cellular has announced a new contest to find upcoming movie directors. The contest, called ‘Raju Ban Gaya Director’, is open to everyone in India. Applicants need to create an original concept movie of 1 to 3 minutes on the mobile phone and upload it on www.ideapopcornstreet.com. The Jury, comprising of experienced film makers, will […]

Kris Gopalakrishnan donates Rs 11 crore for IISC-Carnegie Mellon partnership

Infosys co-founder Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan has donated $1.8 million (about Rs 11 crore) to the US-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to establish a research partnership between CMU and the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore. The partnership will strategically leverage the research strengths of both institutions while […]