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India, May 23 -- Market is favourable for India with the boom in youth population, appreciation of rupee and reduction in oil prices. It's time to build upon the formal sector

India remains among the world's hotspots and the growth in 2018 to touch 7.5 per cent, says the United Nations Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) report 2017.

The growth is projected to be at 7.1 per cent in 2017, as the country faces heightened ... Read More


WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman

Nigeria, May 22 -- There is high drama in Geneva as health experts worry whether politics will outweigh accountability and experience in tomorrow's down-to-the-wire balloting for Director-General of the UN World Health Organization.

A smear campaign three months ago derailed the expected selection of Nigerian physician Muhammad Pate to head the Global Fund to Combat Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This month, a last-minute attack on the candidac... Read More


Five ways to make your resume stand out

KATHMANDU, May 22 -- All of us have to come out of our shells, our comfort zones one day. That's the day when we have to face the real world. And the first step for us to enter adulthood or the real world is to find a job which might seem easy at first. But many people fail to see the struggles of finding a decent job. And for that you require a perfect resume to secure your dream job. Your resume will describe your qualification and your persona... Read More


IGP Kashmir briefs Governor

Jammu, May 22 -- Srinagar, May 22 (KNS): Muneer Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. This was Khan's first meeting with the Governor after taking over charge.

Khan briefed the Governor about the Internal Security situation in the Valley, particularly in South Kashmir.

Advising close surveillance on all fronts Governor asked Khan to ensure that his Force plays a prompt and pro-ac... Read More


Microsoft India, TSSC sign MoU under Project Sangam; aims at skill development of Telecom Sector

New Delhi, May 22 -- Microsoft India on Monday announced signing of an today Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to jointly explore how Project Sangam will help enhance skills of executives in the telecom sector and create a more viable skilling ecosystem.

Announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earlier this year at Future Decoded, Project Sangam is a cloud hosted platform that leverages Azure services... Read More


IT layoffs: Amid fears of job losses, FITE takes up the fight

India, May 22 -- For weeks now, news about IT layoffs is making headlines, while industry body Nasscom is trying to allay fears with data and figures to suggest that stories about retrenchment are exaggerated.

But fighting a quiet battle on behalf of the IT sector employees for the past three years is FITE (Forum for IT Employees). With chapters in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi, FITE is a 600-member body of IT professionals.

But m... Read More


IGP Kashmir briefs Governor

Srinagar, May 22 -- Muneer Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.

This was Khan's first meeting with the Governor after taking over charge.

Sh. Khan briefed the Governor about the Internal Security situation in the Valley, particularly in South Kashmir.

Advising close surveillance on all fronts Governor asked Sh. Khan to ensure that his Force plays a prompt and pro-active role in... Read More


Metro Matters: Delhi must look beyond DDA for housing redevelopment

India, May 22 -- Last week, Delhi moved a step ahead in enforcing the land-pooling policy by notifying 89 rural villages as urban. The residents here will now be able to pool their farmlands and partner with private developers to build and sell homes.

This could be good news for those looking for a legitimate residential address in Delhi. Despite rising incomes, many city dwellers have already been priced out of Delhi into the National Capital R... Read More


Rif Protests: Govt. Softens Tone, Promising to 'Speed Up' Welfare Programs

Rabat , May 22 -- Rabat - After a large scale march in Al Hoceima on Thursday against accusation of "separatism," Moroccan authorities have softened their tone, preferring closer contact with population and accelerating scheduled economic programs.

On Monday, a high ministerial delegation led by Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit traveled to Al Hoceima to "speed up a development program," reported the state news agency MAP.

The composition ... Read More


Government starts rating industrial training institutes: Reports

India, May 22 -- The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has said that it has begun grading the industrial training institutes across the country by giving them star ratings based on their facilities, performance and placement record.

As per reports, more than 3,500 ITIs out of over 13,000 have already been graded, with the best performers qualifying for the five-star rating.

Commenting on the issue, a Government Official told ... Read More