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Australia, India sign MoU for joint research, teaching

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Hyderabad: Australia’s Deakin University and the Indian School of Business (ISB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint research and teaching.

They will collaborate in the areas of research, teaching, student exchange programmes, internationalising the curriculum of business programmes offered by ISB and Deakin Business School, and in development of innovative approaches to meeting international accreditation standards.

Deakin Business School (DBS) dean Michael Ewing and ISB senior associate dean, Faulty and Research, Sridhar Seshadri signed the MoU.

The MoU has been signed for an initial period of three years.

“The faculty have visited each other’s institutions on a few occasions already and we recently successfully piloted a joint, synchronous case study, whereby ISB and DBS students analysed the same case study in real-time,” said Ewing.

According to him, this is an innovative approach to enable authentic cross-cultural interaction for geographically-dispersed students.

“This is a great opportunity for us to expand the frontiers of research globally with a like-minded partner,” said Sridhar Seshadri.

(IANS)

 

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Reliance Communications (RCOM) forms Agreement with Veecon Media, Sells Reliance Big TV

Reliance Communications formed a MOU with Veecon Media and Television Ltd to sell off its subsidiary Reliance BIG TV Ltd (RBTV) and its entire shareholdings

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Reliance Communications sold off its subsidiary RBTV to Veecon Media. Wikimedia.

New Delhi, Nov 6: Reliance Communications (RCOM) on Monday entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Veecon Media and Television Limited, for sale of its subsidiary Reliance BIG TV Limited (RBTV), engaged in the business of Direct to Home (DTH) services across India, a company statement said here.

Pursuant to the transaction, the buyer will acquire the entire shareholding of RBTV with business on “as-is where-is” basis, along with all existing trade liabilities and contingent liabilities, the statement said.

The existing DTH licence of BIG TV shall be renewed with the submission of the required bank guarantees with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting by the buyer.

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Reliance Communications (RCOM) forms Agreement with Veecon Media. IANS.

The transaction ensures that all existing 1.2 million customers of RBTV shall continue to enjoy uninterrupted services. It also ensures the continuity of employment for approximately 500 employees of RBTV.

The transaction will help reduce the liability of unsecured creditors, benefitting all stakeholders including lenders and shareholders of Reliance Communications. The transaction is in consonance with the Reliance Communication’s stated objective to focus on B2B businesses of new Reliance Communications, the statement said.

The culmination of the transaction is subject to the requisite approvals from licensors, regulatory authorities and lenders of Reliance Communications. (IANS)

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Bollywood celebrities Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar lend their support to suicide prevention

Hrithik said, "On World Suicide Prevention Day, make a pledge to listen, and save a life"

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Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar support suicide prevention
Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar support suicide prevention. IANS
  • Hrithik shared a link of a video which depicted that one should listen to a person for saving lives
  • In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day join the #EarForYou movement. Listen it can save a life
  • Empower individuals and their families dealing with mental health disorders

Mumbai, September 10, 2017: Bollywood celebrities Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan have come out in support of preventing suicide in the country on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day 2017.

Hrithik on Saturday shared a link of a video, which depicted that one should listen to a person for saving lives.

“On World Suicide Prevention Day, make a pledge to listen, and save a life,” Hrithik captioned the video.

Karan also shared the same link and wrote a similar caption for the video. He also tagged Neerja Birla, Founder, and Chairperson of Mpower, The Aditya Birla World Academy, and The Aditya Birla Integrated School.

Neerja Birla has started with the campaign and wrote on her Twitter account: “In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day join the #EarForYou movement. Listen it can save a life.”

According to the official page of Mpower, their aim is “to empower individuals and their families dealing with mental health disorders by raising awareness, alleviating stigma, advocating prevention, fostering education, and providing world class holistic services, so that they can lead meaningful and productive lives, with respect and dignity.” (IANS)

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Assam Government signs a MoU with Google India to expand Internet Connectivity

It will provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas in Assam

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Assam Government has signed MoU with Google India to expand Internet Connectivity
Assam Government has signed MoU with Google India to expand Internet Connectivity. Pixabay

Guwahati, Assam, September 8, 2017: The Assam government on Thursday signed a MoU with Google India to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government would work to provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas in Assam under the MoU and thus increase digital literacy.

Information Technology Secretary Nitin Khare and Google India Country Head (Policy) Chetan Krishnaswami signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Sonowal.

“Technology rules the roost in the 21st century and the state government has upped the ante to use technology to carry forward the fruits of development to the remotest parts of Assam,” the Chief Minister said.

He said the ties with Google was a way forward to strongly pitch Guwahati as a natural gateway to the South-East Asian countries.

Sonowal said his government in sync with the Centre was working for the success of Startup initiative but the success of such programmes sans technology would be a distant dream.

“The MoU will be used as a launchpad to achieve the state government’s vision of women empowerment, skill development, and universal education,” he said.

The Chief Minister asked the Information Technology Department to take steps to make technology acceptable and favourable among the rural populace so as to catalyse rural development. (IANS)