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Non IIT Engineering Colleges in India Apart

We all dream of being the best that we can be in our lives and one way of achieving it is to study in the best institutes. In India, students who dream of being successful engineers one day, aim to study in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and NITs (National Institutes of Technology). However, not all of us can always get through these. But we must not lose hope just because we did not get [...]

fee waiver scheme by delhi govt

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Education Minister of Delhi, on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017, announced a merit-cum-scholarship scheme for students getting admission in any of the State Universities of Delhi, including Ambedkar University, starting from the academic session 2017-18. The AAP Government has decided to waive off 100% fees for students who come from families belonging to the BPL ( Below Poverty Line), and 25-50% waiver for students coming from families [...]

Ujjwala Scheme Update

The Union Oil Ministry has said that 2.5 crore women have already been benefited by Ujjwala scheme that provides liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections. The best thing about this programme is that they do not need to pay any charges upfront for that. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was introduced around 14 months back. As per a statement by the oil ministry, a function was held on July 15 at Jangipur, West Bengal, where President Pranab [...]

Scholarship for Engineering

If you’ve always dreamed of pursuing an engineering degree but think that financial hurdles may pull the brakes on your education, fret not. India is the land of opportunity; more specifically those who are meritorious are always accorded adequate opportunities. The following are various scholarships available for students pursuing BE, B.Tech, and higher studies in the field of Engineering – INDIAN OIL CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIPS Indian Oil offers scholarships for students pursuing full time courses (including [...]

roadblocks to gst

It has been more than two weeks since the goods and services tax (GST) has been rolled out and yet people from all sectors of the economy are facing teething problems day in and day out. Right now, confusion over customs norms has meant that exports that are worth millions of dollars are lying in the factories. The government has attempted to come forward and tried to resolve the issues. It has already issued some [...]

vice presidential election 2017

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has opted to elect Venkaiah Naidu, a former union minister, as its candidate for the post of Vice President of India. This happened after the meeting on presidential elections was completed successfully on July 17. Going up against him would be Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Incidentally, Gandhi has previously served as the Governor of West Bengal. He has been nominated by the opposition. Amit Shah, the [...]

Diversities in India

  One of the major factors that have made India famous all over the world is its cultural diversity. This is one country with 29 states and several union territories that have their own unique history and culture, and have still existed, more or less, peacefully with each other for years. In this country you would people who practise different religions – in fact there are perhaps people of all religion in this country – [...]

Selection Crieteria of IIM

The selection criteria for IIM (Indian Institute of Management) tend to differ from one centre to another. Normally the IIMs have a selection process that comprises two stages. First one is the written exam or CAT and the second one is GWPI or group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview. In most of the cases the applicants are shortlisted after the first stage by looking at how well they have performed in the written [...]

kanwar-yatra

It is that time of the year when one will get to see one of the most common scenarios on Delhi roads:  saffron-clad Shiva devotees or Kanwars walking barefoot on roads with pitchers of Ganga holy water carried on their shoulders. Yes, July is the month of Shravana (Saawan), the annual month of pilgrimage of the Kanwars or Kanwariyas. What is the Kanwar Yatra? Kanwar Yatra is an auspicious pilgrimage observed by Lord Shiva’s devotees [...]

why-are-vitamins-necessary-in-the-diet

India is like the rising sun – it is a nation that has started to showcase its potential, its development. Our country and its people are, however, facing a crisis that must be addressed before we proceed any further. In 2016, the Global Hunger Index (GHI) reported that approximately 38.7 percent of Indian children under the age of five years suffered from malnutrition and stunted development. Changing Face of Malnutrition Traditionally, lack of adequate food [...]