Presidential elections 2017: NDA to pick its VP candidate today

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary board is slated to meet on Monday to pick the vice-presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Today, Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice-presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi met members of political parties supporting their respective candidatures. Addressing the members, both Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi stressed that while… Continue reading Presidential elections 2017: NDA to pick its VP candidate today

Modi, Amit Shah among first to cast votes in poll to elect 14th President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were among the first to cast their votes in Parliament shortly after polling to elect India’s 14th President began on Monday morning. Modi, clad in a beige colour sleeveless jacket over a white kurta-pyjama, reached the Parliament premises early to vote. It is also the first… Continue reading Modi, Amit Shah among first to cast votes in poll to elect 14th President

BJP sure of Kovind’s win, CPI(M) asks electoral college to vote cautiously

As voting to elect India’s next president got underway today, the BJP exuded confidence that its candidate Ram Nath Kovind would win with a “comfortable” margin while the opposition CPI(M) asked the electoral college to vote thoughtfully and uphold the Constitution. Kovind, the former Bihar governor, is contesting against the opposition’s joint candidate and former… Continue reading BJP sure of Kovind’s win, CPI(M) asks electoral college to vote cautiously

MobiKwik, Samsung Pay to enable one-tap payment solution for e-wallet users

Digital payments company MobiKwik has partnered Samsung Pay, under which consumers will be able to make payments with a single tap using select Samsung handsets. As part of the tie-up, MobiKwik wallet is now integrated with Samsung Pay Mini to enable one-tap payments at more than 1.4 million MobiKwik-powered merchants across the country, the digital… Continue reading MobiKwik, Samsung Pay to enable one-tap payment solution for e-wallet users

Student employment, inflexible university policies drive online dropout

Employment is the main reason students drop out of online degree courses, our new research shows. This is despite claims that online university programs offer greater flexibility to workers and employers who want to up-skill. Most online dropouts occur due to students’ changing employment commitments, which affect their ability to complete assessments on time. However,… Continue reading Student employment, inflexible university policies drive online dropout

TNEA 2017: Counselling Starts On July 17 Onward

The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2017 will start the single window counselling system on July 17 (Monday). It will start with counselling for vocational stream candidates on Monday and Tuesday followed by the academic stream candidates, July 23 (Sunday) and end on August 11 (Friday) as confirmed by the higher education minister K P… Continue reading TNEA 2017: Counselling Starts On July 17 Onward

PSBs continue to lag behind private banks in MF sales in FY17

Financial News India’s public sector banks (PSBs) have continued to lag behind their private peers when it comes to selling mutual funds (MFs) to investors. Despite having a huge branch network across the country — more than half of which are in the rural and semi-urban regions — state lenders appear not excited to do… Continue reading PSBs continue to lag behind private banks in MF sales in FY17