Role of Sports in Schools

In Indian schools, sports and games are given less importance since it is considered merely a physical activity. But sports and games include more than just the advantages of physical activities, it enhances confidence, self-esteem, and increased focus, making them an essential part of the classroom. Games and sports should be an integral part of the life of a student. A student should study hard to be successful in different tests and exams. But he/she should also play sports for the overall development of a student.

Need of Sports in Schools:

It does provide a sense of togetherness when children participate in school sports, and being part of a group, supporting them to work in a team environment. Additionally, it lets students communicate professionally and amicably with classmates. It also helps to understand to consider teammates’ interests, and to exercise mutual understanding and gain cooperation. Working together, sharing time, mental space and other tools lead to knowing one another. It also helps take turns to play and learn how to deal with success and failure as a group and as a squad. These interactions can make companionship and lasting friendships with schoolmates much easier, which can help make kids more sociable in the future career.

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Several studies have shown that children who participate in sports and recreational activities are less eager to transition into criminals. How does it work? Committing to sports lowers the amount of unmonitored free time on their hands and prevents monotony. This makes for less attractive options such as smoking, drugs and booze. It has been discovered that girls who play sports do better at school and learn the importance of setting goals, planning, making decisions all of which can be important sections of workplace success, and provide a holistic development to their overall personality.

There are several benefits to playing sports, and that tends to lead to balanced intellectual development. It teaches life skills to the children, such as interpersonal skills, team effort, management, endurance. It inculcates trust, discipline and play without transgressing the rules. It builds gamesmanship, above all, which is very important where it helps to handle both winning and losing with grace. All of these experiences and behaviours, like job, are also useful in their future lives.

Role of Schools in Sports:

Schools should provide time table and setting for both supervised and unsupervised sports. Because with the guidance of coaches in various sports, supervised session can be task related. This will help kids pick which games they want. But monitored sports could cause children of younger ages too much inconvenience. Several research teams in the western countries have ascertained the negative effects of the inflexible sporting framework in the schools. Unmonitored sports environment gives children a choice of sport and let them loose without restrictions or laws on the fields. But to guarantee the children are safe, one has to allow basic supervision. In addition, one of the main advantages of unsupervised sporting is that it allows children to construct their own teams, guidelines and so on, thus allowing fun and creative thinking to flow without adult supervision.

Conclusion:

Little by little, educationalists and government authorities have acknowledged the importance of ‘games and athletics’ and have undertaken steps to making them an important part of the school curriculum today. And times are changing and games and sports that have only been viewed as a ‘break period.’ Now games and sports have become a modern tool that helps to grow the students’ latent sporting talents. If the government and educationalist initiatives are applied consistently, in the future one can see a different face of the students.

Education as a Human Right

Education has for the past seven decades been a globally acknowledged fundamental human right, thanks to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948.

While this resolution does not mean that every citizen in the world was immediately granted overnight access to a quality education, it has profoundly changed our society for the better. The right to education has since been enshrined in numerous international treaties, national constitutions, development plans and others.

An Introduction to Human Rights | Australian Human Rights Commission

It has become increasingly evident that education is the most effective tool to foster prosperity and equality. Education offers considerable advantages not only to the individuals that receive it — these educated and empowered individuals continue to create ripples of constructive change in their communities, societies, and ultimately the entire world.

Helps in coming out of Poverty:

Quality education is the prime element that inspires people to rise out of poverty as they are empowered with essential skills that are required to find employment. According to the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, every additional school year increases the taxable income of a person by about 10%. In addition, it has been shown that median wage increase by $5 in low-income countries and $2.50 in low-middle – income countries for each $1 invested in additional education. This shows that the most successful way for someone to increase their income and rise above deprivation is to get an education.

As more citizens become educated, national and global economic development is also undergoing a sharp increase. Education increases the labour force’s intellectual resources which allows for increased productivity of labour. The end result is a national economy more comprehensive and prosperous. Quality education has also allowed the exponential rise of new innovations in technology, products and processes. It is no accident that the planet is more educated than ever before, and it also happens that we are progressing exponentially in research and technology in unparalleled ways, which also helps move forward the world economy.

Makes the World a safer place:

Without proper education, many people wind up turning to crime just for getting by. Another research conducted by the Economic Opportunity Institute revealed that missing just one extra year of early childhood education made children 70 per cent more likely to be prosecuted for a crime when they were 18 years old.

Education teaches people right from wrong and helps them to find out how to become a contributing member of society. Therefore, education aims to minimise crime levels in places which focus on providing quality education to the children of their country.

Helps in bringing gender equality:

There is still a long way to go until women in every nation on earth experience equal rights but education is the most sure path to achieve this goal. Education was gradually but steadily narrowing the gap in gender inequality worldwide. Getting more girls to school and having equal access to education leads to countless benefits for the girls as well as their family members, community and nations as a whole.

The beneficial effects catalysed by just educating girls are truly profound. According to statistics collected by Global Partnership for Education (GPE), educating girls ended up avoiding more than 30 million infant deaths under the age of five, and 100 million deaths of adults aged 15 to 60. Providing universal higher schooling could virtually end child marriage practices. If a standard 12-year education was given to every female worldwide, the global lifetime earnings for women will rise by a whopping $15 trillion to $30 trillion USD.

It is plainly obvious that trying to educate girls saves lives, provides economic development, reduces instances of forced marriage, plus countless other great social benefits. At the moment our planet is undergoing a huge challenge with global growth. The number of people has risen sharply and substantially and is causing excessive pressure on the planet

Education is a powerful instrument for moderating the growth of the population. For women, an additional school year reduces the likelihood of motherhood by 7.3 percent. A perfect example can be seen in Bangladesh that demonstrates the impact of schooling in raising the population. Through increasing awareness and support among married women on contraception, fertility declined from an average of 6 children per woman in 1975 to about 3 children today.

Conclusion:

Training is a vital part of the puzzle from empowering women to minimizing violence, to fighting climate change, ensuring our environment continues to grow better and better every day. The beneficial effects of educating the community end up cascading in countless ways across the entire earth.

Data Science Simplified : )


undefined Data Science is the process of gathering, analyzing, and visualizing large voluminous amounts of data to gain some insights or knowledge about it to make better decisions. If needed, machine learning algorithms ( clustering, Neural networks, etc) and NLP are also used. The data used here can be structured ( 6 digit pin code, dates, credit card numbers) or unstructured ( audio files, videos, email messages, etc). Data science helps us to find and express solutions to business problems. Hence, we can say that Data science enables the creation of data products.
Some of the real-world applications are :
The recommended movies and products displayed to us in the online sites ( Netflix, Amazon, etc) are implemented with the help of Data Science. It is also used to predict the demand for particular brands based on customer preferences and shopping behavior. It is widely used in the shipments industry to calculated the optimized routes etc.
undefinedThe Data Science process: It typically consists of six steps. They are 1) Setting the research goal, 2) Retrieving the data, 3) Data preparation, 4) Data exploration, 5) Data modeling and 6) Data visualization.
Setting the research goal: Data science helps us to find and express solutions to business problems. It is usually applied in the context of organizations. A project charter is prepared that contains information about the research – data and resources needed, benefits, timetable, and deliverables.
Retrieving the data: With the evolution of the Internet and smart technologies, data is grown as Big data. Sometimes, the data is extracted from the web using web scraping methods.
Data preparation: The collected data ( .csv, .pdf, or .txt formats) is cleansed to remove the outliers (data that does not fall within the range or boundary), bad data, etc. The database system used for loading the data is MySQL or PostgreSQL.
Data exploration: Statistical & predictive modeling methods and probability distributions are used to explore the patterns in data. This step is often called Exploratory data analysis ( EDA, in short). PYTHON or R programming is extensively used in Data Science. Jupyter, Spyder, or Pycharm integrated development environment can be used for writing the coding in Python language. It offers interactive coding ( My goodness, what an amazing feature it is !!!) with Jupyter Notebooks which enable intermixing of code, module outputs, plots, and charts, all within one seamless notebook.
Data modeling or Model building: Either the predictive modeling techniques or Machine learning algorithms can be used to build a model. It involves selecting the variables for the model, model execution, and diagnostics.
Data visualization: For midsized data, the standard libraries supported by python is used for presenting the data distribution in a visual form. Tableau, Microsoft Power BI can also be used for visualizing them.
We shall discuss the amazing Python language features in significant detail sometime later.

TIPS AND TRICKS TO CRACK THE COMPETITIVE EXAMS

The season of competitive exams is around the corner and we know you are doing all you can to crack these exams. These exams are designed to check your knowledge in particular sections. In this post we have tried to give you some important tips to crack any competitive exam, be it SSC, IBPS, Insurance, NDA, etc.

SMARTLY PLAN YOUR WORK

Once you have made up your mind to prepare for a competitive exam or to enter a particular sector, the most important thing is to plan your way. Get a rough idea when these exams are conducted in a given year and calculate how much time is with you for your preparation.

In all the competitive exam what is required essentially is your presence of mind. Studying till the last moment will only lead to stress and exhaustion. Before formulating your preparation strategy, chalk out the syllabus and measure your comfort level in individual section. Suppose you feel you are not good in reasoning or essay writing, divide your time table according to it and give extra time to these.

LIST PREPARATION

Once you have a sense of the syllabus, make a list of the books or study material you would be requiring for the exam. Study material for the areas like Verbal Abilities, Math and English should be collected.

BALANCE YOUR TIME

Make a daily time table and do not forget to include your recreational activities in it. Also try to shuffle the subjects so that you do not get bored. You should try studying for at least 4 hours a day. Take time out for reading newspaper daily. 30 minutes for this would be sufficient, this will certainly help you prepare for your general awareness section.

PREPARE YOUR OWN NOTES

Whatever you study, try maintaining a notebook for it. Go through this notebook at the time of revision.

PLAN YOUR DESTINY 

Set a finish date on your mobile, calendar or put it on your table. By this date you should finish learning new concepts. It is important that you stick to this date. After this you can start applying what you have learnt and see your performance by giving mock tests, practice previous year papers etc.

PREPARE FOR QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

Quantitative Aptitude should be given utmost importance at the time of preparation. Try practicing questions daily. Go through the concepts first and then solve problems. Make a note of important formulas, theories and corollaries. You should be thorough with tables, square roots and cube roots to do calculations quickly. Quantitative questions are not difficult to solve, all you need is practice and speed to excel in this section.

DEVELOPING VOCABULARY 

Improving your vocabulary will help you a great deal in your English section. Questions on Synonyms, Antonyms and One word substitution will become an easy nut to crack. This is the part which is not given due importance by students. Having a good vocabulary will do you no harm instead it will also help you in your Group Discussion and Interview round ( only if you wish to sweep others by your command on language and some flowery words

REASONING

Practice questions on age, direction and distance, seating arrangement and Venn diagram. They are almost asked in every competitive exam. You should also work on your speed. Try learning or making your own short cuts to solved a particular set of question. This is the part where you cannot cram anything. All you need to do is to apply your brain and get done with the question and that isn’t a difficult task.

Zamdoodh

I have been very lucky when it comes to ‘homes’. Now, one may ask why I am using the plural form of a word which for most people translates into love and comfort. Well, I’m a fauji brat and I have been quite fortunate for having been to and lived in so many places across India that for me, home isn’t a place where we live, it is much beyond that. More so because we usually live in places for not more than 2 years so you must understand that I have to arrive, like, love and miss a particular place in less than 800 days.

As a child while most people associated their favourite place with their favourite restaurant or say, some really good friends, I always have fallen in love with those cities and towns which were very quaint and tiny, filled with people who had nothing to do with the world outside. For them, the place was ‘ghar’ and like most Indians they had sworn to not leave their ‘ghars’ ever. We, the fauji guys were simply ‘fauji jo aate jaate rehte hain aur border par hote hain.’

Today, while having my lunch I ate some curd which reminded me of my first love story which began long back, around 16 years ago. The memory is still as fresh in my mind as a daisy. I was also watching the news, something to do with the bitter bilateral relations between India and China where Ladakh is now on the butcher’s block. Let’s not get into the news here. I wanted to tell you all about my experience of having lived in Kashmir, very near to the border. It’s a very simple one but I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

I think this was somewhere in December. My birthday is on the 27th so back then mum had decided to bake me cake. You don’t usually get a maid in Srinagar but we were lucky to have found one. Maa and I were looking for the cake tin and other paraphernalia required for making my birthday a huge success, invitees for which were me, maa, baba and my favourire- Raja Begum.

I don’t remember much of her but maa tells me Raja Begum’s name was Shehnaz. Heaven knows who named her raja and why but she loved it and didn’t like been called Shehnaz, nor ‘Raja’ or just ‘Begum’. Meticulous and organised to the tee, her routine was set. She would come, make herself do ande ka ‘aamlet’, have some tea, talk about how beautiful Kashmir is while washing the dishes, dance around with the broom for some while and then leave. I don’t know if she really helped my mother with the chores but in an awfully cold place like Srinagar with connections snapping every now and then, my wailing self to top it all, I reckon Raja Begum was a pleasant presence.

She was the one who had taught me how to walk. I was almost 2 and wouldn’t move an inch from my stroller. I used to just sit there either crying or eating mashed apple looking outside the window. My Raja Begum took it on herself to teach me the art of moving on two feet and she was very successful I must say, it’s been 19 years since and I have only improved. She took me in her arms one day and put me on the floor and as expected, I didn’t do anything. ‘Haraamzaadi, tum chalegi nahi?!, yelled Raja Begum and within no time I had started to walk to my dear mother’s utter pleasure.

So now I hope you understand what value Raja Begum holds in my life. Coming back to my birthday party prep in full swing, as always, Raja Begum walked in, made herself an ‘amlet’ and since she was loving herself a bit more that day, she used three eggs that day instead if two thus using up all we had.

‘Arey ab kaise cake banega Raja Begum! Ande khatam’, said my poor maa.

‘Usme kya beti? Zamdoodh daalo, cake ko banega.’ For those of you who don’t know, Zamddodh is curd/yoghurt which apparently is used to make cake sometimes. My mum didn’t know this and asked Raja Begum if it would turn out edible to which she replied, ‘ Kyun nahi banega accha? Raja Begum ko aata cake. Hum Kashmiri daalte hain zamdoodh. Aap Hindustani nahi istmal karte honge.’

We made the cake and it was tasty and while it has been so many years, I’ll always remember how Raja Begum felt she wasn’t Hindustani enough. She stands for the many Kashmiris who don’t feel like a part of India but alas, in spite of all the constitutional changes and the political efforts, they are still Kashmiris trying to save themselves from us Hindustanis.

Burden of healthcare on poor

When it comes to health care, every individual dreads it. Health care costs are taking a large chunk out of the savings of an individual. These costs make the lives of poor people more vulnerable. Though India is becoming a destination for foreigners to avail affordable health care, many Indians find health care services unaffordable. The treatment costs are rising at a much faster rate than inflation for both rural and urban areas. Also inefficiency of government hospitals and pharmacies have led people to turn towards private players resulting in increased health care costs.

The private expenditure on health care is around 4% in India, which makes it one of the highest ranking countries when it comes to private expenditure on health care. However, major costs of healthcare are born by individuals rather than insurance companies or employees. 

A research paper in BMJ, a medical weekly, reported that 55 million Indians-more than the population of South Korea- were pushed into poverty because of out of the pocket health expenses between 1994 to 2014. Out of those 55 million, 69% (38 million) were impoverished due to expenses on medicine alone. This study also reported that 80% Indians incurred out of the pocket expenses in 2011-12 which was 60% in 1993-94. The contribution of medicines was more than 67% of these out of the pocket expenses in 2011-12.

Government has rolled out various schemes to ensure that poor people don’t have to bear the costs of medicine. However, as per study by India’s largest national survey on social consumption conducted between July 2017 and June 2018, reported that 90% of India’s poor population do not have any health insurance. Despite of many health insurance schemes like Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY, National Health Insurance Scheme), which was precursor of PMJAY, the central government health schemes for government employees, the Employee State Insurance Scheme for formal sector employees, the poor did not have any kind of health insurance.

The health insurance coverage in India is poor because the private health insurance industry has not yet developed in India and the number of people who are willing to pay for health insurance are very low. Also the insurance premiums are high which makes health insurance unaffordable by many poor people. In rural India, people have limited access to healthcare services like doctors and hospitals, thus they do not prefer to buy health insurance.

This condition led the government to roll out an effective scheme and the result was Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Scheme(AB-NHPS) in 2018. The scheme is targeted at following categories:

  • Poor
  • Deprived rural families
  • Identified Occupational category of urban workers’ families

Benefits of this scheme

  • This scheme defined benefit cover of Rs 5 lakhs per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
  • There is no cap on family size and age under this scheme.
  • This scheme will be cashless and paperless in public and enlisted private hospitals.

With Covid-19, poor are facing a lot of issues and all they need is support majorly in financal ways.

MBA (Master of Business Administration) – Gateway to Top Jobs

MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a master degree programmer in business administration.

Before jumping to the conclusion that a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is the right path for you, stop and ask yourself why. The hunky-dory vision of life after MBA may not be so easy after all. Not every management graduate receives a cushy job and dream salary package. You must have your goals in place to be able to establish a solid and successful career after an MBA.

The usual reasons for doing an MBA these days:

It earns you more money

It gives you a promotion in your job

It helps you quit a job that sucks

Why pursue an MBA

To launch a progressive career

To make a shift in career, if you already are an experienced professional

To nurture an innovative outlook

To network with the best in the market

To add a brand value to yourself

To enhance personal growth

To start a business/ start-up/ turn entrepreneur

To move to another location

Scope of an MBA amongst Current Market Trends

Pursuing an MBA will give you skills that you may use to solve day-to-day business and management problems. MBA courses are more relevant today than ever before because thought leaders are needed to exploit the rapid growth in the Indian economy.

Unique Knowledge

Cut-throat competition is a reality. It is not uncommon for senior employees who have experience but lack an up-to-date skill set to lose out to younger colleagues who have pursued an MBA.

Specialization

There is an increased specialization of careers in the service sector. This has led to emergence of specialized subjects in which you can pursue an MBA. Through subjects such as finance or marketing, you will not only learn the basics of business, but also be able to create a niche for yourself. You can look for the availability of a course of your liking in the best B-schools of India online or through appearing for their entrance exams, if any.

Better pay and Scope for Promotions

Pursuing a course such as a 2 year or1 year full time may change the direction of your career. It is an added academic achievement, which may increase the likelihood of getting a raise and promotion. It may also open up opportunities for jobs that you were not eligible for before because of its orientation towards leadership and team-building.

Entrepreneurship Skills

Startup India and other initiatives have made the Indian economy conducive to the establishment and growth of businesses.

The curriculum of a one year MBA or any other MBA courses in India will train you to differentiate between a good and bad strategy business strategy. You will learn how to give your business a global outreach, how to adopt techniques to attract external funding, and how to hire the best minds in the job market.

Having an MBA on your CV may translate into job security because you will still be able to find a job even if your business does not perform favorably.

India as an Emerging Economy

Emerging economies are proving to be fertile ground for MBA graduates, because it is easier to navigate unstructured markets with a structured mind. Companies are constantly looking to expand in such economies, and they need professionals trained in business and management to give direction to their growth.

The increase in domestic and foreign demand coupled with expansion in finance, real estate and investments are expected to cause a surge in India’s growth story, and an MBA degree is best designed to take advantage of it.

 MBA is a biggest opportunity for future security ,an mba aspirant can do anything in industrial sector .mba is one the most big job oriented professional programme and one which has been sought by the students .after completing this degree you may become the manager or can start their own business.

The MBA degree was initiated in the late 19th century in the USA. The MBA degree has been started to produce the sound management professional equip with the basic and advanced knowledge to stand the business administration.

Today, the world is growing in the fields of marketing, industrialization, financing and education. The MBA programme has specially been designed for the candidates who are executing the administration of the industries or related field.

Courses :-  For the admission in an MBA programme, many institutions require the GMAT 2020 (Graduate Management Admission Test) score.

But, entrance test is not required for the admission to the distance learning or Online.

In india (ignou : Indira Gandhi national open university provides mba course)

But in delhi university you need to crack the the cat exam after that you will get the admission in delhi university.

Many colleges and Universities are offering MBA programme as full-time and part-time or through online or distance learning education.

An exe-MBA (Executive Management of Business Administration) is also popular now. The working professional who wishes to get the higher degree according to his job profile can do the EMBA as part-time or online medium. In India, the accreditation body for MBA or related programme is AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education). There are different accreditation bodies in different countries.

The student can choose the core courses according to the interest. The top core subjects of an MBA degree are as the following:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operation
  • International Business
  • Banking
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Accounting
  • Oil & Gas
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Event
  • Tourism & hotels

The students choose the mba specialization fields according to their interest. Whether you have done graduation in engineeringartsscience or humanities, you are free to choose the MBA programme in any specialization, what you wish to.

Once you have done your MBA degree, you can go for the doctoral degree programme (PhD), offers by the various institutions in India and Abroad.

Admissions:

There are many universities which provides mba in india or foreign

The best part of the programme that the graduate in any discipline can get the admission in MBA programme.

The top colleges or universities in India, offering MBA programme are as following:

  • IGNOU
  • Symbiosis International University
  • Institute of Management & Technology
  • Sikkim Manipal University
  • Maharishi Dayanand university
  • ICFAI University
  • Amity University
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University
  • Indian Institute of Finance

Jobs profiles of mba holder

 An MBA professional always plays a vital role in his/her company and this is why, he used to keep in touch with the board of directors.

No need to specify the companies who recruit the MBA professionals. The all sectors including government and public have various industries, companies, institutions or related organizations, come in the job prospective fields for an MBA professional.

  • Brand Manager
  • Account Manager
  • International Business Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Business Technical Consultant
  • Business Development Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Consultant

These are some profiles of a mba holder who can be engaged in this work after completing his post-graduation in mba

Salary

“Handsome salary packages are offered to MBA qualified candidates”.

Management sector is one of the highest paying sector. The salary is no issue for the right candidates who have a good leadership, decision making skill, enthusiasm and good academic background.

The initial package in India is around Rs. 2 to 3 lakh per annum but the maximum is unlimited. Also the increment in this sector is quiet good and depending on your capability, you can reach up to six figure income in quick span of time.

  • Enrollment : if you completed your graduation from any fields you can prepare now for entrances for ex: CAT Entrance Exam ,XAT Entrance Exam,GMAT Entrance Exam,CMAT Entrance Exam,MAT Entrance Exam

After clearing this exam you can enrol your interest in your dream universities.

Education

Education is by far the most important thing in your life. Everything in your life can go wrong, everyone who have right now can turn their backs on you but education will always be there with you. No matter how low you might be education can always pull you up. Dont waste your precious time and money having the fun which can be enjoyed later too. Focus on what is important. Focus on what can give you a decent livelyhood. Sometimes you might not be having enough resources but if you have determination to fulfil your dreams , you will always find a way out. Dream my friend. Dream of bigger things in your life. A person who dreams and has the zest to complete them is the most motivated and enthusiastic person you will ever meet. Have that zest to complete your dreams. Make education your priority because if you have right kind of education, my friend you are the richest person in the world.

Black it up…or in our case maybe brown or Rainbow?

So as we all know what is happening around us nowadays starting from Corona virus and ending with riots. But the thing which caught everybody’s attention was the riot which started in USA and is now making ripples through out the world as the coveted movement of black lives matter. The words which came out of George Floyd’s mouth still haunt me in my dreams as he said “I can’t breathe officer, I can’t breathe, I wanna see my mama”. Nobody deserves to die like that I don’t know if he is guilty or not guilty but it’s wrong to take the precious and the most valuable right a being on this planet Earth has that is the right to breathe,as if you call yourself a human and if in your whole life you have seen in someone else’s eye and you have realized that this being loves me as a mother, brother,wife,husband,daughter,son, family, pet or a stranger as they love me because my heart’s still beating and my brain’s still functional so that I can share this love with someone else to make a world with the harmony of heaven. I know it’s a little bit of an utopia but still then reality starts and ends with belief and hope.

Through out the world there are millions and millions of people facing racism ever single day of their life starting from Breonna Taylor to Freddie Gray to Alton Sterling and many more whose name still remains in that veil of oblivion and the complications of corruption to hide this cruelty. Statistics also speaks for racism as such the increasing number of hate crimes,atrocities upon minorities are like the so called all time trending subject of world’s total information and news scenario. Homophobia, Trans phobia and racism are really concerned and perilous issues for this great civilization which we call humanity. It was really a great moment to see India to tear away that orthodox article 377 of Indian Constitution which made homosexuality illegal so in a manner it was a massive point of elation for those millions and millions of Indians who use to live in the shadows of fear and pain as unapprehended felon due to that cruel article which made the dance of horrors for so many years in this great country we call home. Well if you ask me it was a bright moment for India but still then homophobia goes deep in Indian soil starting from those atrocities with trans people on train rides to any person coming out in a so called traditional Indian orthodox family so it all has to change and we all know that it’s gonna take some time but we can hope can’t we. As at the end that’s all we have.

But what about India after all why is the world’s largest democracy is silent in this one a bit weird right! well I don’t think we are not doing anything because we are really conscious about the lock down or we are really obedient and stuff like that because we all know that protesting is in our blood so how come is this blood not working in this massive scenario of ignited souls through out the world but not in case of Indians. Well I guess we all know the answer that racism is something which goes quite casual and is rooted deep in India starting from Bollywood to commercials to cosmetics and to every house hold we all are quite aware of the value of being fair and white. I think everybody as growing up in India have heard the term gora(fair),saonla(brown) and kala(black) but trust me nobody cares or gives an importance towards the later two the only color we see is gora. Let me ask you something have you seen a single actor or actress in Bollwood who is lets say not super famous but is considered in bollywood being brown or black on purpose for a lead role well I haven’t maybe maximum in a tiny side role or worse a villain maybe and maybe shown in one movie and also that movie is a super hit and after that her/his/their era fades away in a very clean crystal manner so if we are going to debate my question then i guess we all can agree on the fact that we have a few but is that few participation of black and brown justified till 2020. Now if we come to house hold then we all know Indian neighbor are really deserving for the label of gossip girls or mean girls sometimes and the same for guys. So in a manner I’m disgusted by this whitewashing of every single thing which we have in public or which may come in public in this great subcontinent, I mean why can’t we see that color of the skin is nothing but just a reflection of what our genes are speaking for us what our ancestry has made for us and that is it, it is nothing I mean literally nothing more than that. We should realize and we should help others to realize this too that live your life in the way that you won’t have any regrets the moment you will be leaving this world. Accept who you truly are and let others do the same even if it’s really exciting to make fun of others but think about yourself in that person’s shoe before you do that then you will know how bad it is to do that to anyone. So live your life in a manner which makes you happy and other’s happy too because we don’t know that is there another life after this or not we only know this one so use it to be happy,sad,angry,passionate and everything by which you can be humane.

MBA COURSE(HOW IT HELPS YOU TO ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUR CARRER)

MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a master degree programmer in business administration.

Before jumping to the conclusion that a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is the right path for you, stop and ask yourself why. The hunky-dory vision of life after MBA may not be so easy after all. Not every management graduate receives a cushy job and dream salary package. You must have your goals in place to be able to establish a solid and successful career after an MBA.

The usual reasons for doing an MBA these days:

It earns you more money

It gives you a promotion in your job

It helps you quit a job that sucks

Why pursue an MBA

To launch a progressive career

To make a shift in career, if you already are an experienced professional

To nurture an innovative outlook

To network with the best in the market

To add a brand value to yourself

To enhance personal growth

To start a business/ start-up/ turn entrepreneur

To move to another location

Scope of an MBA amongst Current Market Trends

Pursuing an MBA will give you skills that you may use to solve day-to-day business and management problems. MBA courses are more relevant today than ever before because thought leaders are needed to exploit the rapid growth in the Indian economy.

Unique Knowledge

Cut-throat competition is a reality. It is not uncommon for senior employees who have experience but lack an up-to-date skill set to lose out to younger colleagues who have pursued an MBA.

Specialization

There is an increased specialization of careers in the service sector. This has led to emergence of specialized subjects in which you can pursue an MBA. Through subjects such as finance or marketing, you will not only learn the basics of business, but also be able to create a niche for yourself. You can look for the availability of a course of your liking in the best B-schools of India online or through appearing for their entrance exams, if any.

Better pay and Scope for Promotions

Pursuing a course such as a 2 year or1 year full time may change the direction of your career. It is an added academic achievement, which may increase the likelihood of getting a raise and promotion. It may also open up opportunities for jobs that you were not eligible for before because of its orientation towards leadership and team-building.

Entrepreneurship Skills

Startup India and other initiatives have made the Indian economy conducive to the establishment and growth of businesses.

The curriculum of a one year MBA or any other MBA courses in India will train you to differentiate between a good and bad strategy business strategy. You will learn how to give your business a global outreach, how to adopt techniques to attract external funding, and how to hire the best minds in the job market.

Having an MBA on your CV may translate into job security because you will still be able to find a job even if your business does not perform favorably.

India as an Emerging Economy

Emerging economies are proving to be fertile ground for MBA graduates, because it is easier to navigate unstructured markets with a structured mind. Companies are constantly looking to expand in such economies, and they need professionals trained in business and management to give direction to their growth.

The increase in domestic and foreign demand coupled with expansion in finance, real estate and investments are expected to cause a surge in India’s growth story, and an MBA degree is best designed to take advantage of it.

 MBA is a biggest opportunity for future security ,an mba aspirant can do anything in industrial sector .mba is one the most big job oriented professional programme and one which has been sought by the students .after completing this degree you may become the manager or can start their own business.

The MBA degree was initiated in the late 19th century in the USA. The MBA degree has been started to produce the sound management professional equip with the basic and advanced knowledge to stand the business administration.

Today, the world is growing in the fields of marketing, industrialization, financing and education. The MBA programme has specially been designed for the candidates who are executing the administration of the industries or related field.

Courses :-  For the admission in an MBA programme, many institutions require the GMAT 2020 (Graduate Management Admission Test) score.

But, entrance test is not required for the admission to the distance learning or Online.

In india (ignou : Indira Gandhi national open university provides mba course)

But in delhi university you need to crack the the cat exam after that you will get the admission in delhi university.

Many colleges and Universities are offering MBA programme as full-time and part-time or through online or distance learning education.

An exe-MBA (Executive Management of Business Administration) is also popular now. The working professional who wishes to get the higher degree according to his job profile can do the EMBA as part-time or online medium. In India, the accreditation body for MBA or related programme is AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education). There are different accreditation bodies in different countries.

The student can choose the core courses according to the interest. The top core subjects of an MBA degree are as the following:

The students choose the mba specialization fields according to their interest. Whether you have done graduation in engineeringartsscience or humanities, you are free to choose the MBA programme in any specialization, what you wish to.

Once you have done your MBA degree, you can go for the doctoral degree programme (PhD), offers by the various institutions in India and Abroad.

Admissions:

There are many universities which provides mba in india or foreign

The best part of the programme that the graduate in any discipline can get the admission in MBA programme.

The top colleges or universities in India, offering MBA programme are as following:

  • IGNOU
  • Symbiosis International University
  • Institute of Management & Technology
  • Sikkim Manipal University
  • Maharishi Dayanand university
  • ICFAI University
  • Amity University
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University
  • Indian Institute of Finance

Jobs profiles of mba holder

 An MBA professional always plays a vital role in his/her company and this is why, he used to keep in touch with the board of directors.

No need to specify the companies who recruit the MBA professionals. The all sectors including government and public have various industries, companies, institutions or related organizations, come in the job prospective fields for an MBA professional.

  • Brand Manager
  • Account Manager
  • International Business Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Business Technical Consultant
  • Business Development Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Consultant

These are some profiles of a mba holder who can be engaged in this work after completing his post-graduation in mba

Salary

“Handsome salary packages are offered to MBA qualified candidates”.

Management sector is one of the highest paying sector. The salary is no issue for the right candidates who have a good leadership, decision making skill, enthusiasm and good academic background.

The initial package in India is around Rs. 2 to 3 lakh per annum but the maximum is unlimited. Also the increment in this sector is quiet good and depending on your capability, you can reach up to six figure income in quick span of time.

  • Enrollment : if you completed your graduation from any fields you can prepare now for entrances for ex: CAT Entrance Exam ,XAT Entrance Exam,GMAT Entrance Exam,CMAT Entrance Exam,MAT Entrance Exam

After clearing this exam you can enroll your interest in your dream universities.

HABITS: that we can form!

Habits are normal and in some cases compulsory.
At the point when you consider having effective habit for work or business, you think about the ones that make you profitable and increment development.
A habit is something you do more than once and routinely without contemplating doing it.
For instance, you get up each day simultaneously even without a morning timer.
You have a set routine you do every morning. In your business or occupation, you assault extends similarly.
Habits are standard and now and again obligatory.
At the point when you consider having effective habits for work or business, you think about the ones that make you gainful and fit in worth development.

Formation of Habit

The way toward changing a habit into another conduct is called habit arrangement.
It’s exceptionally difficult to get out from under old habits and structure new propensities since our conduct is engrained into our neural pathways.
In any case, redundancy is the way to changing a habits.

Habits are shaped through playing out a specific activity or conduct so routinely that it gets programmed.

The time span it takes to bring an end to or structure another habit has been discussed frequently.
We’ve been informed that a habit can be framed and continued in 21 days.
This originated from a plastic specialist, Maxwell Maltz, who distributed a book, “Psycho-Cybernetics” during the 60s.
In it, he discussed his perceptions that amputees took on normal just 21 days to change in accordance with the passing of an appendage. He contemplated that the equivalent must be valid for every large change and it must take 21 days to change a habit.
Habits can be at first activated by an objective however after some time that objective blurs and the habit turns into a programmed conduct.

Habits are shaped in a piece of the cerebrum called the basal ganglia, which has to do with the improvement of feelings, design acknowledgment, and recollections.
Choices, be that as it may, are from the prefrontal cortex part of the cerebrum.
When a conduct turns into a habit, the dynamic piece of the mind quits handling new information.
In this way a habit is something you manage without pondering doing it.
It takes somewhere in the range of 18 days to 245 days to shape another habit, contingent upon the unpredictability of the habit.
Changing an unfortunate habit into a decent one can be troublesome however not feasible.

5 WAYS TO STAY FIT DURING QUARANTINE

You don’t need to give up your workouts just because the coronavirus has you spending more time at home. In fact, with fewer school or work functions, now is the perfect time to get fit. People who exercise regularly are less likely to get sick and more likely to recover faster if they do.

MOTIVATION IS ALWAYS NECESSARY

Your schedule has probably shifted due to work-from-home requirements. Many people have suddenly become homeschooling parents. To save your sanity, map out your days. For example:

  • Wake up and go to sleep at the same time each day
  • Set meal times
  • Dedicate work and homeschooling hours

After you prioritize these necessary tasks, find a block of time to set aside for a home workout, and add it to your daily schedule. You might find it’s helpful to add alarms to your calendar, so you don’t miss a workout. If you find it hard to exercise alone, find a friend and workout together on a video call.

MAKE YOUR WORKOUT SPACE

Ideally, some of your workouts can take place outside, so have your shoes ready and waiting. But on wet or rainy days — or if you’re working out at night — you’ll want to assemble a makeshift gym indoors. Before your first workout, get your space ready:

  • Move furniture that might be in the way
  • Gather weights (or items you can use as weights), so they are ready and waiting
  • Collect other items you might need, such as a towel or a yoga mat

WORKOUT FOR THE BODY

You don’t need weights to do an at-home workout. Search for bodyweight workouts that use the weight of your body to help build lean muscle and decrease body fat. Examples of bodyweight exercises are pushups, burpees and pistol squats.

Yoga AND BREATHING

Yoga routines are easy to do at home, with or without a mat. There are different yoga styles, but all feature breathing, stretching, movement and postures that build muscle using only body weight. If you’re feeling stressed during this pandemic, yoga offers a way to notice and reflect on your emotions. If you aren’t familiar with yoga poses, check out apps and video streaming sites.

REFER VARIOUS APPS

Working out at home has never been easier, thanks to streaming services. Many online providers are offering free or reduced-fee classes to help people stay fit during isolation. A simple web search can bring up a plethora of workout videos and apps to help you find a routine. Search by time or style (cardio vs. weight training) to get results that make it easy and fun to workout at home.

PREFER BALCONY AND SPACE WITHIN APARTMENT

Whenever possible, do your cardio outside if you can keep a healthy distance from others. Walking or running outdoors exposes you to sunshine, which increases the feel-good brain chemical called serotonin. Other benefits of outdoor workouts are:

  • Longer workouts: People tend to spend more time exercising outdoors because it feels less like a chore.
  • Greater challenge: An ever-changing terrain can be more challenging for your body and mind.
  • More enjoyable: Many people find they enjoy outdoor workouts more because of fresh air and shifting scenery and are therefore more eager to get their workout in.
  • Vitamin D exposure: The sunshine vitamin (vitamin D) may help boost your immunity.

IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL MARKETING IN TODAY’S WORLD

Internet has unlocked the door of endless opportunities for businesses. Social networks have become an effective way to approach new clients. It can be a good platform where you can accelerate your business by acquiring new clients and interacting with your old customers. You can increase your business visibility which in turn can boost up your business. All this can be done with the help of Digital Marketing.Traditional marketing includes advertising and promotion of products and services on print media like pamphlets, posters, commercial ads on radio and television, hoardings, bill boards and other expensive ways. At that time, social media or internet were not utilized for promotion.  Traditional marketing had the restricted scope and customer reach. But after the invention of digital marketing, there are multiple online channels through which you can promote your business If a business is going digital, only then it can survive in today’s world.

The importance of Digital marketing has grown over the years because With the growth of the Internet, more people are spending their time online. Over 6 Million use the Internet across the globe. It’s become an integral part of everyday life to conduct searches, check social media, and purchase products online.Your customers are online, which highlights the importance of digital marketing. They’re browsing the web looking for your products or services. If they can’t find them because you don’t have an online presence, you risk losing those leads to your competitors.To drive the best results for your business, you need to build your online presence. You will reach more leads that want your products or services. Second reason is that one can target their target market or audience.The ability to target your audience better is one of the most obvious reasons why digital marketing is important.Imagine being able to market directly to people who have an interest in your products or services. With digital marketing, you have the capability to directly reach leads interested in your business. You don’t have to hope that people will see your traditional marketing efforts and contact your business.With digital marketing, you can target your audience more precisely than traditional methods. You can input important information about your audience and use that information to shape your digital marketing campaigns. It makes it easy for you to reach the right people. Another reason is that you can monitor your campaigns and optimize them for better results, The importance of digital marketing is that you can easily track and your Campaigns. When you invest time and money into your campaigns, you want to know that they are working. Digital marketing makes it easy for you to track your campaigns, which allows you to adapt and drive better results.When you use traditional methods, it’s challenging to know the results of your campaign. If you run a TV ad, you may have to ask every person that comes into the store about what brought them to your business. It would be a very time-consuming effort that could annoy people who visit your business.With digital marketing, you don’t need to worry about bothering your audience. Every campaign you run is trackable. You can easily keep an watch on campaigns Return on Investments and other indicators to see if it is driving valuable results for your business.You can see metrics such as impressions, clicks, likes, shares, comments, conversions, and more. The type of metrics will depend upon the medium and what you want to measure. You can easily set up your tracking system to monitor specific metrics for your campaigns.When you can track your campaign’s performance, it’s easier to fix it and adapt to changes.

So It’s clear. Businesses in the modern economy need digital marketing to compete. Online is where the customers are these days . It’s where they prefer that you reach them. Online is the place where action takes place in today’s world.

Exams might be stressful, but they improve learning

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Examinations are important but increase the stress level of students, this is further compounded by parental and teachers expectations.  Examinations are a necessary evil, with Examination fever, being a reality.  Examinations confine teachers and students to the syllabus defined at the beginning of the year.

Teachers are under compulsion to complete the same timely and for students the syllabus is the goal for doing well in the examination. They determine whether a student is fit for promotion to the next class or not.

Students are thus under a lot of stress to perform well in examinations.

Stress increases because of parental expectations, too. Every parent wants his child to be the best and ignores the fact that each child is born with different abilities. Some students with high intelligence are able to comprehend and remember things faster than those whose level of intelligence is less. But parents and teachers fail to accept this and put a lot of pressure on the child to be at the top of the class.

The tendency to compare one’s child with the children of relatives, friends, and neighbors also adds to this pressure.Close to examinations, most children are stressed out as they are trying to meet the aspirations of their parents and teachers.

The fear of failure and poor performance gives them nightmares. They are afraid of the wrath of their parents and humiliation which they may have to face if performance is not up to the mark. Failure has become a social stigma for students and parents, alike.

It would not be wrong to say that examinations are a hurdy in making a child actualize his true potential. They are rightly denounced as a system which encourages only rote memory and are not a true test of ones knowledge, potential and ability.

A child, who may be good in music, may not be able to devote enough time to excel in it as he is always under the pressure of studying so that he can perform well in the examination; the result is that talent is nipped in the bud.

The examination is a part of excelling in the academic process. It is the way which helps in the evaluation and assessment of the students’ progression. It brings along with it stress, anxiety, and fear in the students. The major reason for the stress of the examination is because of the notion that attaining good marks is the only way to judge the students. In order to beat the stress of the examination, the student needs to be prepared for it from beforehand. The student must take the examination as a process of evaluating himself and not as a burden.

In recent weeks, students across high school and university classrooms have been breathing sighs of relief. Exams are officially over, and celebrations have begun.

For many students, exams seem a necessary evil. Time-consuming yet inevitable. But are exams really necessary? And are they evil?

In 2011, Macquarie University was the first Australian university to debate the abolition of exams. No exams in any subject, at any year level. At the time it was suggested that exams fail to develop “questioning, self sufficient learners”. Critics also often argue that exams promote a superficial understanding of topics, and that they are inauthentic: that is, they fail to represent the kinds of things students will be asked to do “in the real world”.

However, this is taking a narrow view of the benefits of exams. Exams include many of the aspects we want from assessment.

What do we want from assessment?

Good assessment programs aim to provide a balanced, fair evaluation of each student. They achieve this in two ways. First, they use of a variety of strategies and tasks. This gives students multiple opportunities, in varying contexts, to demonstrate what they know and can do. It also enables teachers to be confident in the accuracy of their judgements about each student.

Second, tasks must be “fit for purpose”. Assuming a subject has a number of goals (knowledge to learn, skills to acquire), each task should be appropriate to the specific goal or goals it is assessing. This means that a task assessing base knowledge will look different to one assessing creativity.

Rather than abolishing exams, we should instead be asking what mix of assessment tasks is most appropriate for each subject. Where might exams fit? And what are their benefits?

Exams focus on breadth

In most disciplines, there are specific bodies of knowledge that students are expected to learn. Physics students might learn about thermodynamics, while history students might learn about the cold war. Exams enable us to accurately test students’ breadth of understanding of these topics.

Critics of exams often instead promote “deep”, “rich”, and “authentic” assessment tasks. These are typically project-based tasks that draw on students’ creativity and interest. For example, history students might be asked to choose and research a historical character in depth. Business studies students might be asked to design the pitch for a new business seeking venture capital.

These tasks develop several important higher-order thinking skills, such as analysis and decision-making. However, they’re not alternatives to exams. They do different things. And this is exactly what we want: multiple, different tasks to maximise students’ opportunities to demonstrate what they know and can do.

We also want fit-for-purpose. Where breadth of knowledge is important, we want assessment tasks that target this breadth. We want our future doctors to know of the entire human body. We want our future teachers to know a full repertoire of teaching and learning approaches. Exams can help achieve this.

Exams are harder to cheat on

Exams are also useful for a very different reason: they are harder than essays to cheat on. In light of the recent “MyMaster” ghost-writing scandal, it is clear that plagiarism is a serious problem for universities.

Drawing on our characteristics of good assessment, it is impossible to provide a balanced, fair evaluation of a student’s performance if the student has paid someone else to complete their work for them.

Are we being defeatist in suggesting exams as a solution to plagiarism? Perhaps. We would like our schools and universities to be about discovery and exploration: not compliance. To date, however, essay mills have consistently remained one step ahead of academia.

While creative tasks may be one alternative solution, ghostwriter Dave Tomar writes in his book, The Shadow Scholar, that all sorts of tasks are ghost-written. More difficult tasks simply cost more. Tasks that cannot be purchased or copy-and-pasted must be integrated into the mix.

Exams do enhance learning

Finally, and on a more positive note, there is evidence that both studying for and sitting exams deepens learning.

Studying is like exercising. When one exercises, the muscles in use grow stronger. Likewise, the process of searching through ones memory and retrieving the relevant information strengthens that memory pathway for future uses. This means that when newly qualified teachers, doctors, lawyers, or accountants come to retrieve information they need, it is – as a consequence of having been practised previously – now easier to access.

So, how can we best make use of this “practice effect” for memory? Research tells us that learning is particularly strong when students self-test. Rather than passively reading and remembering by rote, we want our students to study by forming appropriate questions, searching memory for relevant responses, and knitting this information together into an appropriate answer.

We think this third benefit of exams is the most exciting. Exams don’t just provide a targeted, fit-for-purpose opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know: they also have the power to enhance what students know.

Social Media and Mental Health

Social media is a double edged sword . It gives an individual the ground to showcase their talents and boast their confidence , but over use of social media can fuel up mental disorders , such as anxiety , depression, isolation and so on.


Role of Social Media


Humans are social creature, they always crave for social contact. Companionship of others and strength in our relationships with others impact our mental well-being. When an individual experiences good interpersonal relationship with others , they are much more contented with themselves and happy with the world around them. However if social media becomes our only source of contact then it can do more harm than any good . Rather then doing any good , they become a source of anxiety , depression and stress.


Now a days most of us have started spending greater amount of time on social networking sites , like Facebook , Instagram , Twitter and so on. They do provide us with a field to explore and be more closely connected with people , however they should not be substituted for real world human contact . It is real world interpersonal relationships that satisfy ones social need. Ironically , the social media which promised to bring people closer , has become the cause of being more socially secluded . social media

Positive and Negative Impact of Social Media

Though social media cannot discount the importance of face to face contact , but there are certain merits as well . Social networking sites gives us greater connectivity with the world. They help us to stay up to date with what is happening in the world . They also give us the playing ground to connect with like minded people and thus boast our self worth. Social networking sites can also give us greater exposure to show our creative talents . Social media has also given boast to marketing as well , traditional marketing strategies are now backed with social media marketing .


However just like a coin has two faces , so does social media. Social media has given a major boast to insecurities . Those perfectly clicked and edited social media pictures makes the person viewing it feel inadequate about their lifestyle and appearance. Social media has also instilled the fear of missing out . Youngsters now a days need it all, which is practically not even possible. With the booms in social networking, people have started to compare their talents , lifestyle, growth with that of others leading to major negative impact on mental well-being . Social media has also given boast to troll culture and cyber bullying and not everyone is so strong headed to deal with this negativity. Every move of an individual is now monitored and compared. All this distorts one’s mental peace and cause major mental health issues.


Signs Social Media is impacting Mental Health


Individual are different and unique. It is not the amount of time you spend in phone , not the number of post you make and pictures you upload , that measures whether your mental health is impacted by social media . Rather , the under mentioned reasons are :


• Spending more time and energy on social media than real world friends
• Comparing oneself with others on social media , mostly unfavourably
• Experiencing cyber bullying and trolling
• Being distracted from real world activities , such as school and work
• Having no “me time”
• Engaging in risky behaviour just for gaining likes
• Experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression
• Intensified stress
• Experiencing sleep disorders


Conclusion


Social media is just like a double edged sword , with its fair share of good and bad. It connects us with people all over the world , but at the same time make us distant from our close ones . It helps us realize our self worth but if overused can also make us insecure with ourselves . We as individuals have to set our boundaries , we need to make a distinction between use and abuse of social media . We can spend time on social media , but cannot let that impact our mental well-being . Engaging more time with real world supportive individuals is most important , because nothing is world can discount the importance of healthy interpersonal communication .

5 Awesome Perks of Earning an Information Technology Degree

Information technology is a vital part of all kinds of companies, from innovative start-ups to long established corporations. Every organization needs assurance that it can efficiently communicate and connect with others, and those with information technology degrees are integral to keeping the world moving.
As technology continues to become more integrated into the workplace, defining the parameters of IT becomes more complex. One thing is for sure — the demand for tech-savvy workers is continuing to grow, and an information technology degree opens up a wide range of professional opportunities including becoming a software developer.
Check out five of the top perks you can expect when you enter the workforce with a degree in this field.
  1. IT is a growing field: The IT job market as a whole is expected to continue growing in the coming years, with computer system designs and related services predicted to see annual growth of 3.2 percent until at least 2022, according to U.S. News & World Report. Since IT is necessary to so many industries, IT grads will likely continue to see a demand for their professional skills.
  2. You can work in numerous industries: Whether you’re interested in research or retail, tech support or development, an IT degree allows you to enter the job market and specialize your skillset. For example, if you’re passionate about cyber security, you can set your sights on a career as an information security analyst.
  3. Flexibility: If the workplace isn’t your thing, many IT jobs also come with the ability to work from home. For those who like the idea of working from the comfort of their living room, IT could be the perfect career choice.
  4. Problem-solving: If you have the knowledge and skills to tackle computer problems, you can apply those skills to solve other day-to-day problems as well. Learning the ins and outs of IT will help you look at problems differently and apply those skills accordingly.
  5. There’s always room to grow: Once you’ve entered the workforce with bachelor’s degree, there’s always the opportunity to go back to school and earn a graduate degree. Graduate degrees, such as an online MBA, can provide an even greater variety of employment options.
Chris LaBounty is an academic and technologist with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and technology. He has developed and managed programs in information technology, mobile applications, networking and software engineering. In addition to teaching and leading academic programs, Chris has worked as a certified field engineer and Java Enterprise developer. He lives in Minnesota with his family and enjoys the outdoors.

Tips and tricks to crack the competitive exams

India has an extremely competitive environment when it comes to cracking the toughest of examinations, especially at the undergraduate level. The step for your preparation should be to understand the pre-requisites for it. Besides that, one must always have access to the previous years’ question papers. It will give a fair idea about the exam pattern and how to plan the study.

With such a competition, students do need some direction. Here, are some tips on how to prepare for it:

Plan and Strategize – First and foremost, before you start to study, plan everything. Get yourself familiar with the difficulty level of the test. Evaluate where you stand and what needs to be done more. Try to collect all the study material and sample question papers. Ensure that the plan is not aggressive and you don’t overburden yourself.

Set a schedule – Now that you have strategized everything and got all the resources, the second step is to set a timetable. Divide your study hours according to the subjects. Try to make sure that you give enough time for the difficult subject. Also, have short breaks in between, this will relax the mind and help in better concentration.

Minimize the distractions – Get rid of anything and everything that can distract you from studying. Avoid watching shows on Netflix during this time. Not completely, but try to reduce the hours of being on social media or using the phone. All of them can waste your time and stop you from studying.

Focus on understanding concepts – To have a better hold on concepts, don’t mug up as you may forget it soon. Instead try to understand them, analyze, and how they are interlinked. You need to be thorough with the basics as well. Revise it, before you move on to the core syllabus.

Practice! Practice! Practice! – The best way to practice is by writing. The more you write, the more you’re able to grasp the information easily. Revise what all you learned,daily, before sleeping at night. Read it four times!

Test yourself – Now that you have memorized and practiced everything. Examine how prepared you are. Once you are done with the entire syllabus, take your mock tests. Solve all the question papers. This way you’ll know all your mistakes, what is needed to be done, and what to be avoided. It will help you in planning your overall exam strategy.

Be Positive – After all, this is done, stay positive. Believe in yourself and your efforts. Don’t be in any last-minute rush and stress. Avoid studying a night before the exam, just revise your notes. Sleep on time, so that you wake up fresh the next morning. Keep yourself healthy and fit by eating the right food.

All to say, competitive exams are a hard nut to crack but with the right mindset, anybody can excel. And remember, if you don’t, that’s best for you. Something amazing is waiting for you. Don’t kill the spirit. On that note, All the best!

5 Ways to Stay Fit During Quarantine

Now that you are spending less or no time outside your homes, it’s more important than ever to prioritize your physical health. Staying active can boost your mood and even reduce stress. How can you stay on top of fitness game without going to your local gym, doing weights and following your fitness instructors? Online challenges and videos, home fitness apps, creative at home swaps and the use of the safe outdoors, if available, can help.

Here are some ways to stay active while also staying home: 

Switch up your running/walking routines

Whether you’re a runner, jogger or a walker, try and keep your routine fun by setting a schedule and small goals. If you’re a walker, map out a different route of your house for each week of exercise or just stay in one place. If you’re a runner and have access to a terrace or a garden, select a goal such as run a 4 KM and set up a training schedule to achieve your goals, and with time you can increase up a notch and challenge yourself.

Check out this 1 Mile walk at home- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeZ29umqVE

Try a bodyweight workout

You don’t have to grab weights to achieve a good workout. You can still feel the burn if you do a low impact cardio, bodyweight strength or a high intensity interval training circuit. 

Check out this 30-minute body weight workout from Greatist- https://greatist.com/fitness/no-gym-bodyweight-workout-infographic#1

Try a fitness challenge on YouTube

Want to build core strength? Tone your abs? Tone your arms? Find a fitness challenge on YouTube that targets the zone you want to work on. You’ll be surprised by how much stronger you can become in a week or more.

Check out these videos out

7 day workout challenge by Carly Rowena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ixZnsKTErE
6 minute arm workout by The Uma Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpLA1tPwjXA

20 Min Total Core Workout (Equipment Free Ab Workout): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b2lNLq3EaA

Try a Fitness Website

Active.com offers 30-day fitness challenges including push-up challenges, ab challenges and more.

Greatist offers many detailed work out blogs- from workout plans for beginners to expert routines. For a start, check these out- 

https://greatist.com/health/back-workouts-at-home

https://greatist.com/health/calisthenics

https://greatist.com/fitness/chest-workout-at-home

Follow along with a studio

Many studios offer video easy to follow tutorials, try Zumba tutorials for high energy workouts or go with cardio dance workouts. You can also try free tutorials with simple, at-home equipment swaps like bags of flour or books instead of weights. Although these workouts will be different than the gym sessions that you’re used to, it’s an interesting way to break a sweat and re-connect with your own body.

Check out Keaira LaShae’s  dance workouts-

10 Minute Cardio Dance Abs Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTH5saFBDqA

Cardio Fitness Party Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhUP6FQj3t4

Check out the link to read more on at-home equipment swaps-

8 Household Items That Double as Workout Equipment for Your Makeshift Home Gym: https://www.realsimple.com/health/fitness-exercise/fitness-equipment-alternatives-home

DEPRESSION

Depression as a serious mental illness has been ignored since ages. But, do you know, depression if not treated, can also lead to death. Depression is the leading cause of bad mental health worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. It affects the way we speak, how we feel, how we communicate or convey, how we respond to external stimuli, how we cope with the changing environment.
The World Health Organization asserted that women are more likely to suffer from depression than men. Depression can cause a person harm himself and at its worst, can lead to suicide. It is reported that depression is a major contributor to the suicides globally. Depression neither has a face nor an age. It can occur to anybody at any point of time. If a person physically appears to be healthy, doesn’t necessarily mean, he is mentally healthy too.
Doctors diagnose depression when one has the following symptoms for at least two or more weeks : A depressed mood especially in the morning hours, Loss of Appetite, Feeling of restlessness, Lack of energy, Lack of interest or having no pleasure in working, Feeling empty from inside, anxiety, Having suicidal thoughts etc. These are some common symptoms one is likely to experience. Although, it varies with the severity. Not everybody with depression will have the same symptoms. In some, the signs may be identifiable. While others may show no sign of depression but likely to suffer from the same. It varies from one individual to another.
Physical symptoms include back pain, digestive problems, sleep trouble and the like. The reason is that brain chemicals linked to depression, especially serotonin may influence mood in a way that leads to depression. It plays a vital role in both mood and pain.
Researchers suggest that depression doesn’t only spring from an imbalance in the level of brain chemicals. Rather, there are many possible causes of depression, such as genetic imbalance, stressful life events, traumatic experience in the past and the like.
If a person is sad or succumbed with grief, it doesn’t necessarily mean, he or she has depression. Both grief and sadness may influence our mood, cause a feeling of emptiness but if the feeling stays for a prolonged period of time, then the person is likely to have depression.

STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Stigma is when a person with mental illness is alienated or isolated from the society. For people with mental illness, the social stigma and discrimination they experience, trigger a sense of fear in them. The fear of getting judged or humiliated may make their situation even worse. They may avoid reaching out to people. Mental illness is not a sign of weakness. It is natural and curable.


DEALING WITH THE STIGMA

  1. Seek help from a professional – Instead of avoiding people, we must seek help from a professional. Proper medication and treatment can help us recover at a faster pace.
  2. Do not hide your emotions – Communication is the key. It is very important to open up rather than bottling up the emotions.
  3. Do not fear – Say out loud. People will pass judgement because of lack of understanding. You have to believe yourself. You have to stand up for yourself.

Depression is associated with a plethora of emotions. It may involve a lot of negative emotions too. But, suicide is definitely not the only solution. Depression is curable. All you need is help. We ought to fight against the stigma associated with mental illness. It is very important to maintain peace. A peaceful mind battles the odds.

Sources – Manorama Year Book 2020

How to overcome self doubt?


A certain level of self doubt is good because it indicates you understand where you need to improve in order to have a better version of you. Self doubt which occur in life make you do weirdest of thing. We question ourselves do we have the capability to do certain task and overcome from our thoughts. You over think too much which raise another set of question and just like that a link is formed in our subconscious. When you are given a big task you don’t consider it as an opportunity but you feel that I am capable to do the task it creates a panic inside you. Many people don’t do new things and are stuck.
Common causes of self doubt

  1. Past experience and mistakes
    Remember when you are not up to the expectations of other people. You felt criticism and your self-confidence was shattered. Past experience can have impact in your life. It can change your point of view and set of beliefs. Keep referring to past experiences without learning is a waste of your effort.
  2. Comparison with others
    It is not surprising we compare ourselves with others because we are living in world of competition and everyone wants to evolve in their job. It creates in you a peer pressure. It’s easy for us to envy other’s live and thinking that we are not just great as they are .When you’re comparing too much with others about what they have and what you lack, you’ll start to lose yourself. You have to learn to appreciate yourself.
  3. The rise of new challenges
    This is normal we all have a fear of unknown we don’t dare to go to the grounds until about the situation on the new hunting ground. The fear of insecurities and uncertainty will make you feel uncomfortable. Instead of thinking that you are not capable take it as a chance to learn.
    We all learn to walk and talk how much we fall or fumble we eventually learn to avoid mistakes done in the past.

How to overcome self-doubt
What can you do to overcome self doubt and be confident again no matter how tough things go?

  1. Know you’re not alone
    Acknowledge that everyone has doubts. It should not be negative. You will be your own barrier for success. It’s isolating to believe that you’re only one suffering from lack of confidence.
  2. Take a break and be optimistic
    If we feel stuck in a situation or emotion, the harder it is for us to get out of situation.
    You should take a moment and shift your focus to something totally different. It allows us to clear out mind and look at things from a new perspective.
  3. Don’t be afraid to seek to help
    It is good to work on ourselves and ask other about their opinion which help to improve self confidence keep motivated. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

It’s common to have doubt it gives you different point of view toward things but you should not stuck in the situation and over think cause problems for yourselves. We should get out of loop.

National old age pension scheme- The Social Security

Ministry of Rural Development of India has introduced Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) in the year 2007. IGNOAPS also called as National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS).

National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) provides social assistance benefits to poor households in India such as old age person, widow and disability person. NSAP key objective is to ensure social protection to its beneficiaries in India.

Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Amount for senior citizen is as below:

S.No. Age of BPL Citizen. Amount


1. 60 to 79 years. Rs. 200 per month


2. 80 and above. Rs. 500 per month

Documents Required

The documents required for apply Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme are as follows:

  • Application form for IGNOAP
  • Proof of age – The age certificate needs to be obtained from the concern medical officer and to be attested by the concerned Block medical officer.
  • Income certificate to be submitted
  • Below Poverty Line (BPL) card in the name of Applicant should be submitted.
  • Bank pass book or Post office passbook
  • Passport size photographs

Eligibility

All the Indian citizens are eligible for a pension account under National Pension Scheme through eNPS. Aadhaar is mandatory for opening an NPS account. The KYC for NPS is done using Aadhaar and One Time Password (OTP) authentication using your mobile number registered with Aadhaar.

All individuals above the age of 60 who live below the poverty line are eligible to apply for IGNOAPS.

How to apply

Step 1: Get an application form from Social Welfare Department in the concerned area.

Step 2: Fill all information in the Application form.

  • State, District and Block details
  • Name of the village Panchayat
  • Name of Society, Beneficiary and Heirs
  • House number
  • Gender (Male / Female)
  • Age and Date of Birth
  • Birth certificate details
  • Annual income and domicile certificate details.
  • EPIC number (Voter ID number)

Sample Copy of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Application is given here.

Step 3: Submit the application form along with all documents to the concerned Tehsil Social Welfare Officers. An applicant from urban area can directly submit the application to concern District Social Welfare Officer.

Step 4: Application will be scrutinized or verified by officers

Step 5: Social Welfare department will recommend the beneficiaries to District Social Welfare Officer.

Step 6: The final sanction will be made by District Level Sanctioning Committee (DLSC).

Mode of Payment of Pension Amount

The old age pension amount will be credited to the beneficiary bank account or post office account as per the information furnished by Applicant.

Check Old Age Pension Scheme Beneficiaries List

Step 1: In the NASP web portal, select Beneficiary search option from the menu given.

Step 2: Select your State District Municipality, Grama Panchayat or Ward from the drop down menu.

Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme Beneficiaries list will appear on the screen.

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON OUR LIVES: GOOD AND BAD!

The Impact of Social Media on Politics

Another examination from Pew Research guarantees that 62 percent of individuals get their report from web-based social networking, with 18 percent doing so frequently. The political scene has changed a considerable amount over the most recent few decades. The web has assumed an enormous job in this change. Internet based life, specifically, is presently a genuine factor in political crusades and in the manner in which individuals consider issues. Competitors and their supporters continually post their perspectives on Facebook and Twitter. Each gathering has its own pages, from which it communicates publicity and solicitations for gifts. How about we take a gander at a portion of the main ways that web-based social networking impacts governmental issues today.

The Impact of Social Media on Society

Right around a fourth of the total populace is presently on Facebook. Since interpersonal organisations feed off cooperation among individuals, they become all the more remarkable as they develop. On account of the web, every individual with minor perspectives can see that he’s not the only one. Also, when these individuals discover each other by means of internet based life, they can get things done — make images, distributions and whole online universes that reinforce their perspective, and afterward break into the standard. Without web-based social networking, social, moral, ecological and political ills would have negligible perceivability. Expanded perceivability of issues has moved the level of influence from the hands of a couple to the majority. The flipside: Social media is gradually murdering genuine activism and supplanting it with ‘slacktivism’. While internet based life activism brings an expanded mindfulness about cultural issues, questions stay regarding whether this mindfulness is converting into genuine change. Some contend that social sharing has urged individuals to utilize PCs and cell phones to communicate their interests on social issues without really captivating effectively with battles, all things considered.

The Impact of Social Media on Commerce

The ascent of web based life implies it’s strange to discover an association that doesn’t arrive at its clients and prospects through some internet based life stage. Organisations see the significance of utilising internet based life to interface with clients and construct income. Organizations have acknowledged they can utilize web based life to create bits of knowledge, invigorate request, and make focused on item contributions. This is significant in customary block and-engine organizations, and, clearly, in the realm of online business.

The Impact of Social Media on Work

Web based life has profoundly affected enrollment and employing. 19 percent of recruiting administrators settle on their employing choices dependent on data found via web-based networking media. As per CareerBuilder’s 2016 internet based life enlistment review, 60 percent of bosses utilize long range interpersonal communication destinations to investigate work applicants. Proficient interpersonal organizations, for example, LinkedIn are significant online networking stages for anybody hoping to hang out in their calling. They permit individuals to make and market an individual brand.

The Impact of Social Media on Development

Occupation competitors who create aptitudes in the most recent and most developed web based life methods are unmistakably progressively employable.
A 2013 study by Pearson Learning Solutions announced a critical increment in the utilization of internet based life in learning. Over a large portion of the instructors who were met concurred that social sharing empowers connection, giving a domain that encourages learning.
Websites, wikis, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and web recordings are currently regular instruments for learning in numerous instructive organizations. Web-based social networking has added to the expansion in significant distance internet learning.
In spite of issues of absence of protection and a few cases of cheating among significant distance students, this has not hindered social stages from being utilized in instruction.

The Challenges of Social Media

Online life has been accused for advancing social ills, for example,

Cyberbullying:

Adolescents have a need to fit in, to be well known and to exceed others. This procedure was testing some time before the approach of online life. Include Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram in with the general mish-mash and you out of nowhere have young people being exposed inclination strain to grow up excessively quick in an online world.

Absence of Privacy:

Following, data fraud, individual assaults, and abuse of data are a portion of the dangers looked by the clients of web based life. More often than not, the clients themselves are at fault as they wind up sharing substance that ought not be in the open eye. The disarray emerges from an absence of comprehension of how the private and open components of an online profile really work.
Lamentably, when private substance is erased, it’s generally past the point of no return and can mess up individuals’ close to home and expert lives.

The Impact of Social Media on Relationships

One of the impacts of online networking is urging individuals to shape and love fake bonds over genuine companionships. The term ‘companion’ as utilized via web-based networking media comes up short on the closeness related to regular fellowships, where individuals really know one another, need to converse with one another, have a personal bond and much of the time cooperate up close and personal.

The Bottom Line

It’s been said that data is power. Without a methods for appropriating data, individuals can’t saddle the force. One positive effect of online networking is in the circulation of data in this day and age. Stages, for example, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others have made it conceivable to get to data at the snap of a catch

Benefits of technology in education:

Using the new technology in education has become a center point of many researches and studies. Modern education has to combine with modern technology to come up with best results. The teacher and the student both can use the technology to enhance the teaching and learning strategies. On the other hand, many people are worried of the possible harmful effects of using technology in the classroom or at home. Will children lose their ability to relate to other people? Will they become dependent on technology to learn? Will they find inappropriate materials? The same was probably said with the invention of the printing press, radio, and television. All of these can be used inappropriately, but all of them have given humanity unlimited access to information which can be turned into knowledge. Appropriately used- interactively and with guidance- they have become tools for the development of higher order thinking skills.

To begin with, TV the invention that helps us to get useful information in easiest way.” I think, the most important advantage of television is that it is a huge source of informations, knowledge and entertainment.” (wojtas Dodano, 2003). Although TV is not a new invention, people try to find many new ways to use it as a communication tool. Some of the TV’s benefits that it may help the learners in different ways. For example, the learner of English Language -or any other language- can find a collection of programs, movies, series, documentary and educated programs and channels that they can use to learn the language they want. Moreover, TV is an easy, cheap, and available tool to communicate with all over the world and know the latest news anytime anywhere. To focus more on language learning, TV can help in many ways. For example, the learner can watch the movie while reading the subtitles, or watch a simple language program to strengthen the listening skills. TV can also present many different shows, not only entertainment, but also News, documentary programs, educated programs, historical and scientific movies.

Secondly, the internet, which become the most popular technology these days. It can be consider as the “best” way to keep in touch with friends from all countries over the world. In other words, the internet makes our earth as a small village. It actually has so many benefits; we can mention here the use to search for information and data for academic purposes. Students can always use the internet to get more information for their researches. It also became a popular way to communicate, you can send emails, use chat, voice chat, or even video chat with your friends and family. If we take a closer look, internet is playing an essential role in education nowadays. In his article, Muthukumar said that the Internet is a complex storage area containing a huge maze of information from a variety of sources. It has become a famous source of information for many people worldwide. The Internet wave has also hit the educational landscape in many big ways. The use of technologies such as the Internet as a teaching tool in schools is not the issue now since it is pervasively used. Relatively, the issue is how to effectively employ such technologies and harness fully the new opportunities created by them to promote positive student learning experiences.

Computer assisted learning is being widely used by teachers and studied by researchers. Teachers use computers inside classrooms and give the students assignments to integrate the technology with the homework. A number of studies have been done concerning how the use of computer for language learning affects the development of language learners’ four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Most report significant gains in reading and listening and most CALL programs are geared toward these accessible skills because of the current state of computer technology. However, most reading and listening software is based on drills. On the other hand, using current CALL technology, even with its current limitations, for the development of speaking abilities has gained much attention. There has been some success in using CALL, in particular computer-mediated communication, to help speaking skills closely linked to “communicative competence” (ability to engage in meaningful conversation in the target language) and provide controlled interactive speaking practice outside the classroom. Using chat has been shown to help students routines certain often-used expressions to promote the development of automatic structure that help develop speaking skills. This is true even if the chat is purely textual. The use of videoconferencing gives not only immediacy when communicating with a real person but also visual cues, such as facial expressions, making such communication more real.The challenging process of educating is in demanding need for solutions on how technology will change education. Society seems to be fascinated by the eruption of technological advancements in the educational field. In 1981 about eighteen percent of U.S. public schools had one computer for instructional use. By 1991 that percentage increased to ninety-eight percent (Alhalabi p.22). Technology has changed and will change many ideas of education the potential of educational systems captivates the lives of many students and teachers.
             The effects of technology in the classroom are related to both the teacher and the students. In the past classrooms were lecture driven. With technology involved in education, the students are more active in their learning. The teacher is no longer the center of attention. They play the role of a facilitator or guide of information and not so much of an information source. Technology in the classroom allows the students to be more active with the opportunity of communication of information. By being active the students are then more likely to generate their own choices on how to obtain, manipulate, or display information (Bridgforth). This gives students a higher confidence level.
             Teachers reported students had an increase in motivation when using technology. Because of their willingness to work with technology as opposed to a normal classroom setting of boring lecture, helps motivate students to learn. “Technology is the ultimate carrot for students. It’s something they want to master. Learning to use it enhances their self-esteem and makes them excited about coming to school,” stated a fifth grade teacher (Cradler p. 5).
             Technologies also give an opportunity for students and teachers to learn from a broader perspective of learning other skills. Instead of having the social norm of “lecture, notes” type of classes, students get to be active in learning with such a broad area of students.In the current age, we are in, technology has become an important factor. Every day comes new gadgets or software that make life easier and enhance the already existing technology and software. Simplifying life does not just play a technical role in our lives.

The importance of the technology sector is constantly increasing. The more technology advances, the more benefits it provides to students at every level of education.

There are numerous reasons why technology is such an important aspect of learning in schools. Whether we like it or not, technology is everywhere; And our students must know the technology to survive in post-secondary education and the professional world.

Does technology improve education? 

This is a big question that we need to answer. If it doesn’t improve education, is it worth a try?

When teachers are using technology effectively, it will engage students in the learning process. This was revealed in a study published in the British Journal of Educational Tech. 

The study does not neglect the importance of the teacher. In fact, researchers say that “when professors have more ‘sophisticated’ ideas of teaching, they probably use teaching strategies that result in students being actively involved in the teaching and learning management.”


Students are praised by such technology, so we can find a way to use it to promote business.

Conclusion:

So how does technology support education? Easy; It makes it even better. When teachers introduce tech in an appropriate way, it keeps students engaged. This makes the evaluation easier. It prepares students for the future.


Now that we understand the importance of tech, we have no choice but to use it better our students expect it from us. Both teachers and students are the driving force of the education system. Students tell us what they need and we find the best ways to provide them with this kind of knowledge.