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Strong people policies at every stage set EDIT schools apart

Strong people policies at every stage set EDIT schools apart

Equitas Small Finance Bank chief people officer S. Muralidharan. Photo: Nathan G/Mint Chennai: When Equitas Small Finance Bank (then known as Equitas Microfinance Ltd) started the Equitas Development Initiatives Trust (EDIT) in February 2008, the idea was to render meaningful service to the community at large. Since then, the sole focus of EDIT has been on [...]

November 14, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Strong people policies at every stage set EDIT schools apart

Get, Set… Fidget!

Get, Set… Fidget!

“Stop fidgeting!” Every parent has uttered this one phrase at some point in their parenting life. But as it turns out, your parents had it wrong. Whether you twitch or tap, blink or shift, scribble or scratch, click or flick, there’s hope for you yet. New health research makes a case for fidgeting – it [...]

August 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get, Set… Fidget!

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Today is D-Day in Washington — the confirmation debate and vote on Betsy DeVos, one of Donald Trump’s most controversial nominees and the most contested. Despite the assurance of President Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer the confirmation is a cinch, the administration is making a last-ditch push today for DeVos in an email solicitation pleading with [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

China’s yuan set to have biggest annual loss since 1994

China’s yuan set to have biggest annual loss since 1994

China’s yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday after the central bank fixed a much stronger midpoint, but the currency is on course to be the worst performing major Asian currency this year and have its biggest annual loss since 1994.   The yuan, which has reached an 8-1/2 year low, was on track to [...]

December 30, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on China’s yuan set to have biggest annual loss since 1994

LZF’s Handmade Wood Lamps in Set of Creative Images

LZF’s Handmade Wood Lamps in Set of Creative Images

Photographers Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie have produced a photographic montage for LZF that juxtaposes fragments of several art movements, including Surrealism, De Stijl, and Modern. With dramatic effect, Klunder and de By present a number of LZF’s handmade wood lamps in a series of creative scenes. The radiant Dandelion, slinky New Wave and peculiar [...]

November 27, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on LZF’s Handmade Wood Lamps in Set of Creative Images

Millennials set to drive the real estate market in India: CBRE Report

Millennials set to drive the real estate market in India: CBRE Report

NEW DELHI: Real estate consulting firm CBRE Group today released a report on the company’s findings of its survey on The Millennials. The survey provides an in-depth look at what defines Millennials as people (LIVE), employees (WORK) and as consumers (PLAY). The survey, conducted across 13 countries globally had India as a major participating country. [...]

November 24, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Millennials set to drive the real estate market in India: CBRE Report

Election of candidates can be set aside if they lie about education: SC

Election of candidates can be set aside if they lie about education: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that voters had a fundamental right to know about the educational background of people contesting polls and that election of a candidate could be set aside for making false declaration on educational qualifications in the nomination paper. The ruling came when a bench of Justice AR Dave [...]

November 2, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Election of candidates can be set aside if they lie about education: SC

Get set, study! Indian states to be ranked on educational performance

Get set, study! Indian states to be ranked on educational performance

Soon, the government will rank all Indian states on the basis of their performance in education. The ranking parameters will include quality of school infrastructure, learning and research outcomes, innovation and much more. The whole idea behind this is to introduce a spirit of competition among states and push them to improve the quality of [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Get set, study! Indian states to be ranked on educational performance

Panel gathers to set GST rate

Panel gathers to set GST rate

Finance ministry and state finance ministry officials gathered in New Delhi on Tuesday for a three-day meeting that will seek to finalise the main rate of the Goods and Services Tax and pave the way for its introduction next April. The long-delayed tax, which would transform Asia’s third-largest economy into a single market for the [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Panel gathers to set GST rate

Tents set on fire, troops shot while coming out

Tents set on fire, troops shot while coming out

A senior army officer said terrorists may have set tents on fire in the Uri army Base, and as soldiers ran out, shot them. He also hinted that they are combing through the base carefully, with the presumption that at least two more terrorists are holed up inside the station. Details emerging on the Uri [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Tents set on fire, troops shot while coming out

‘SBI Life set to be the top private insurer’

‘SBI Life set to be the top private insurer’

SBI Life Insurance Company, a joint venture between the State Bank of India and French insurer BNP Paribas Cardif, is set to become the number one life insurance company in the private sector, according to a top company official. This is despite the fact that HDFC Life and Max Life Insurance are merging, aiming to [...]

September 4, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on ‘SBI Life set to be the top private insurer’

William Gibson talks about ‘The Peripheral,’ the power of Twitter, and his next book set in today’s Silicon Valley

William Gibson talks about ‘The Peripheral,’ the power of Twitter, and his next book set in today’s Silicon Valley

I’ve been obsessed with William Gibson’s last novel, “The Peripheral,” since it came out in 2014. It touches on many widely discussed themes in 2016, including growing economic inequality, rule by technology, and the catastrophic effects of climate change.  Gibson is most famous for inventing the term “cyberspace,” which he coined in his 1982 short story, “Burning Chrome,” and elaborated on in later [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on William Gibson talks about ‘The Peripheral,’ the power of Twitter, and his next book set in today’s Silicon Valley