Top corporates back Digital India

Top corporates on Wednesday pledged investments of Rs. 4.5 lakh crore for initiatives to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project ‘Digital India’, while also promising to create about 18 lakh jobs in the country. “Investments of about Rs. 4.5 lakh crore have been committed for Digital India by industrialists here and employment for approximately…

Moral education awareness campaign launched

Manipur Students Federation (MSF), Pangal Students organisation (PSO), All Manipur Art and Culture Students Union (AMACSU) and Manipur Nat Kanba Lup (MNKL) jointly organized a one Day Moral Education Awareness Programme on Wednesday at Human Resource Development School, Ghari. The programme was attended by Kh Serajjudin, President MSF, MA Wakil Alsari President PSO, Th Udoi…

PM Modi to launch ‘Digital India’ project on July 1 in the presence of Mukesh Ambani, Satya Nadella and others

The Indian government will be launching its ambitious project ‘Digital India’ on the first day of July. Around 400 eminent entrepreneurs will be attending the launch. Chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani is also invited for the event. Other corporates that may attend the launch are CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Chairman of Tata Group,…

Digital India – Making villages ‘Smart’

The Government’s ambitious “Digital India” plan aims to digitally connect all of India’s villages and gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy. By the year 2019, the ‘Digital India’ program of the Government of India (GOI), envisages that 250,000 Indian villages will enjoy broadband connectivity, and universal…

7 Educational Startups Promoting e-Learning in India

Education in India is getting a whole new dimension with the advent of some revolutionary online educational startups. Narendra Modi’s campaign ‘Skill Up’ is luring more organizations to invest in the online education startup space. India’s online education arena is close to $3 billion today, making it the next big thing in India. Analysts envisage…

Indian online education firm Simplilearn acquires US company for Rs. 63 cr

Simplilearn, a start-up, which provides professional certification courses, has acquired Silicon Valley-based digital marketing training company Market Motive for $10 million (Rs. 63 crore). Market Move was co-founded by Google’s digital marketing evangelist, Avinash Kaushik. The acquisition will help Simplilearn expand its presence in the U.S. and provide digital marketing courses to working professionals and…

IGNOU asked to restart e-Gyankosh programme

The HRD Ministry has asked IGNOU to restart the online education programme e-GyanKosh, which was stopped in 2013 allegedly by Vice Chancellor M Aslam who is now facing a probe into administrative irregularities and closing down of certain programmes. Asking the varsity to “reactive” the eGyanKosh repository, joint secretary in the Ministry S P Goyal…