Importance of Technology in Education

Technology has become an essential aspect in today’s age we live in. Every day there is some new device or applications which makes life easier and improves on the already existing technologies and processes. However, making life easier isn’t the only part that technology plays in our lives. In education technology plays a significant role. As technology advances, it is employed in the learning process to support students of all ages.

In-class teachers can help students adsorb the material. For example, since some people are visual learners, computer-linked visualization screens may allow students to see their notes rather than just having to listen to a lecturer. People can use software to augment your class curriculum. The programs provide study questions, tasks, and even practice tests for a class which can help students to continue learning process. Technology is also becoming part of many teaching methods, beyond computer and technology classes as well. Students use technology to solve presentations and use the internet to study paper and essay subjects. In computer and tech classes, students also learn to use the technologies available to them.

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This guarantees that they will be able to use this information in a workplace environment after graduation, which can give them an advantage of someone in their own school setting who has not had access to a particular technology or software. Students should have more access to educational opportunities like these as technology progresses. Whenever anything new and “better” is revealed, the “older” technology becomes much more affordable, even when schools are on a tight budget, allowing it to be used in educational settings. Technology has already been progressing to support kids before they have begun school.

Educational video games and programs for young children help them train for the school and get a massive advantage on their education in some situations. There are critics who might argue that technology “spoils” youngsters. Rather than, for example, being able to put a long list of numbers in their minds, they switch to a calculator. No matter what such points might be, technology is an integral aspect of the culture today. Students will be better equipped to transition from classroom to workplace by incorporating it into the classroom.

Technology is making the students much more efficient than they had been. As has already been said, technology education is no longer constrained by regional borders or any given time as a result of using it. Due to the introduction of technology, the students now have the means to keep studying independently. This is how the teachers had made the teachers even more successful.

Technologies has helped students to get hold of and watch videos and films about topics they may be going to study about right now. Indeed, a number of schools and colleges are also known to show their students motivational videos on a routine basis. This helps them to be positive in any and every work they do. This will support them both in their academic careers and in their professional careers.

Conclusion:

Much like a coin having two sides, Technology always comes with its adverse effects. Even as technology does have certain benefits, there too are certain disadvantages. Ultimately however, it all depends on the users, or rather how they use the technology. However, there is nothing to deny that there are plenty of benefits to be gained from using technology when used in a positive way. It will may be an absolute blessing for them.

Importance of Practical Knowledge in Today’s World

Knowledge is defined as familiarity with anything that may include certain facts, information about a specific subject area, definitions of the experiment or study, or skills acquired through training or experience. Knowledge can be of two different types:

Theoretical knowledge can be attributed to the theoretical clarification of a specific subject or area in which a person has a clear understanding of the things going around and the theory of their work, but cannot manage things.

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For example, if a person examines a car and its engine parts from manuals and presentation slides in a classroom, he will, of course, have knowledge of what the components of the car are, and what the underlying theory is, but one would lack practical information about it. The utility of the car for him is zero in the absence of this realistic knowledge. Without proper practical knowledge, he cannot drive the vehicle, he cannot repair it in the circumstance of any accident, and he knows nothing about its mechanisms. Theoretical knowledge could be something that can help a person gain a strong grip on practical knowledge. Knowledge is incredibly important to any genetic career and life.

The world is changing day by day, and every day we are becoming more and more advanced which needs a lot of changes from some of the previous traditional techniques that have been adopted. Rapid changes in working life, society and IT have increased the demands of expertise in every field. Today there is a need for qualified experts who are expected to have detailed understanding, excellent social and communication skills and who can use their skills in a constructive way in life.

Importance of Practical Learning:

Can you envision someone teaching you to scuba dive or drive a vehicle, inside four classroom walls? Can’t do it!! You have to get into the water to learn how to swim, and to learn how to drive, you have to be out on the road. Some topics are competency-based and directed to practice. Training will back up abstract experience of skill-based topics. Subjects such as teaching and engineering are based on skills. Practical knowledge is therefore more important in these topics than abstract knowledge. Practical research involves laboratory studies, study trips, tasks, assignments etc. The rewards of practical work are unprecedented. Having abstract knowledge has little meaning unless it is applied to practical purposes by the students.

Practical or informal knowledge is manifested as abilities or “know-how.” Practical knowledge is crucial to understanding how things actually work. It becomes relational and social in nature as it happens and evolves in certain particular contexts where it is practiced, and lets you obtain the basic skills that are the tools of your trade.

Practical understanding by the process of doing and personal experience leads to a much deeper comprehension of a concept. In our real day-to-day job realistic experience is considered to be of considerable value. There are also things that you can only know by seeing and witnessing; no matter how hard you try to understand this by abstract means. For example, if you’re trying to learn how to drive a bicycle for the first time in your life  by theoretical means, you ‘re likely to spend your whole life learning, and still can’t ride without proper practical training. Where theoretical knowledge is often learned through the notion of a vacuum, practical knowledge on the other hand is understood by real life experiences. The basic distinction between theoretical understanding and realistic understanding is that theory guides you through the experience of others, whilst you prefer to learn from your own experience of the actual task in reality. 

Conclusion:

It’s very important that each individual has enough knowledge to lead his life smartly and successfully. It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, a professional or an entrepreneur. Knowledge in an individual’s life really is something significant. It is important to acquire theoretical knowledge, but it is of no use without practical experience. Practical knowledge encourages an individual to accomplish something he studied about. Not only in professional life, it’s worth noting; you need to have a good, realistic approach for your life in general. Therefore, for growth development and use of your knowledge, it becomes really important that you also have a practical edge, otherwise there is no point in having theoretical knowledge when you cannot apply it in reality as well.

Importance of competitive exams

The purpose of competitive exams is not only to judge your talent but also to test your management and planning skills. The whole concept of any competitive exam is based on strategic thinking and smart work.

“Life is a race.. if you don’t run fast.. you will be like a broken anda..”

Most of you have watched the movie 3 Idiots and can easily recall this dialogue where the head of an institute was trying to teach a life lesson to students. Indeed, it’s true and one must learn from it.

Nowadays, competition is getting tougher day by day and the doorway into the best of the academic institutes is just not straightforward. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication and most importantly, consistent efforts. The reality of tough competition can be seen through this data.

In 2018, around 11.5 lakh students registered for JEE Main and 2,31,024 students qualified for JEE Advanced and at the end only 31,988 (that too after the revised cut-off) students qualified JEE Advanced. These candidates will fight for 11,279 seats available in the IITs in India.

To prepare yourself for the challenging path, you are required to take initial steps at a very early age. Students, irrespective of their career interest, should start appearing in various national and international-level competitive exams.

Nowadays, there are various exams conducted by govt or private bodies for students from class 1 onwards. These may include Olympiads, NTSE, NMTC and many more.

Advantages

  • Early exposure to learning and competition builds confidence and sharpens skills which raise your level from other students on the same platform.
  • Competitive exams will enhance the skill of understanding the application of concepts, which is required in a broader context when we appear for exams like JEE, NEET, Civil Service and many others.
  • Exams develop IQ, logical and analytical thinking and build a strong foundation for a career.
  • They open doors to enter foreign universities including worldwide number 1 university, MIT. Medallists in International Olympiads have a fair chance of getting into top-class foreign universities compared to others. Few colleges have reserved seats for such scholars.
  • Competitive exams also help out in choosing a career as students start identifying their areas of interest while getting a deeper knowledge of subjects.
  • Awards, rewards and scholarships not only provide financial assistance in further studies but also boost morale while moving ahead in the future.

There are no drawbacks of appearing for such competitive exams and it’s just a myth that they can hamper regular studies. An early step will articulate your journey of success.

Important tips and strategies on competitive exams preparation.

The purpose of competitive exams is not only to judge your talent but also to test your management and planning skills. The whole concept of any competitive exam is based on strategic thinking and smart work.

Traditionally, studying for long hours, having loads of competitive books around the study table, cutting aloof with the surrounding, and many more such ideas will simply worsen the case. Therefore, be smart, focus on the strategy and start preparing for competitive entrance examinations with the proper mix of planning, time management and smart work.

Distributive learning:

It is advised by experts and physiologists that you should avoid working on a continuous stretch. Taking breaks is equally important as it helps your brain to work flawlessly.

Innovative learning:

Choose your study material wisely as it will allow you to work smartly and prepare for government exams without wasting your precious time and effort.

Smart Learning:

The punch of uniqueness and the ability of stand out from the crowd can guarantee success in the era of stiff competition. Every aspirant must plan to do something different and work on it effectively. For instance, it is clearly observed that in any entrance exam, current affairs is that section where you can score maximum marks in no time at all, and save your time for the rest of the sections. Focus on practicing general awareness questions more and more with study material.

Concept-based learning:

Here is an important point to note. Any aspirant preparing for whatsoever competitive exam should know about it fully. For example, if you are preparing for IAS, you should be aware of its exam pattern, curriculum, syllabus, toppers views, and many more things. It gives you a clear idea of what you are up to, and thus helps you to prepare for the entrance test in a proper and planned way.

Practical learning:

No matter how hard you work while preparing for competitive exams, if you are not solving mock test papers, you will not be able to judge your skills. Therefore, start solving mock test papers.

Benefits Of Freelancing

What if you could choose your own office? What if you could change the dim, fluorescent lights from a cubicle, with a large open space. One where the wind would caress your face gingerly, and you could hear the waves breaking at the shore, not too far away. To make this Mediterranean setting complete, what if you could sip on your drink from a coconut while tapping passionately at your keyboard? Sounds highly idyllical, doesn’t it? Not to twist the knife in the wound, but this is more than feasible. By choosing the path of self-employment, you can pick your own place to work from. And this is just one of the many benefits of freelancing.

The workforce emerges in different directions

It’s true, most individuals frown upon the idea of freelancing because aside from the plenty of misconceptions available, it seems to be an unreliable job. Think about it: you are living from paycheck to paycheck, from client to client.

However, it’s highly understandable why most people fear this. After all, freelancing started as an option for income supplementation, and the main idea was not necessarily to find constant projects but to find some when you needed them. Yet in the past years, with millennials entering the workforce, it became a reliable alternative to 9-to-5 jobs. Moreover, because of the traction, it gained in the past years, companies of all sizes – including enterprises are reorienting themselves into hiring freelancers as well, not only full-time employees.

Now, I won’t claim that office jobs will be dead in a certain amount of time, but what I do say instead is that it could be a good option for you to take into the account the idea of going freelance, at some point, especially if you are seeking things such as flexibility, variety, work-life balance and more. Since I do not enjoy making claims without any arguments, here are 5 benefits of freelancing

*) Flexibility

Keeping all the prejudices aside on how millennials do this, do that, “destroy” industries, one of the highest desire of the upcoming generations is flexibility. Whether we talk about having the option of choosing the time to start working or the amount in one day, flexibility is one of the main benefits of freelancing. Aside from this, freelancing gives you the option to work from anywhere – your own home, a café, another city or another country, as long as you have a stable connection to the Internet

*) Thriving on variety

One of the greatest benefits of freelancing is having the opportunity to dip your toes into a pool of possibilities. Usually, freelancers work on a variety of projects, from several industries. It’s not unheard of working only with one, but that’s usually a matter of choice (and of income).

Thus, going freelance will give you the chance to grow, to expand your horizons and to achieve plenty of knowledge and an impressive portfolio. This way, you will be some sort of Jack of all trades (but better than a master of none), in your own field

*) Its a companion

Let’s be honest about something – when having a full-time job, even if you have the chance to work on various projects, choosing which one to work on, is not one of the perks. This way, you might find yourself stuck with a project that goes against your ethical and moral objections, or would stick you in a routine. Even worse, in case your company provides services for other clients, there’s always the option into finding one who is either overly-demanding or aggressive.

On the other hand,  one of the benefits of freelancing is this – you get to choose who to work with. If your client comes to you with a project proposal that doesn’t fit you, or his behavior is not one of your likings, you can always refuse. However, if this is the case, you need to have a plan B. Which, usually freelancers do have – and thus we can talk about another benefit

*)financial security

The idea of living from project to project, without knowing if the income will be enough to pay the bills, is indeed scaring. Yet, history has shown us that having a full-time job, doesn’t necessarily reassure you that you will have the financial security you wish for.

Working as a freelancer makes you aware that maybe, not all the gigs you have are 100% certain. In numerous cases, projects can be cut short for a variety of reasons – budget, style, relationship between the client and the provider and more. Because of this, you will always be prepared to have a Plan B, C or Z, and you won’t leave things to fate.

  1. There is some cost-cutting involved

Maybe this isn’t the main benefit of freelancing, but it’s worth mentioning – working on your own can help you to reduce some of the costs. For instance, if you choose to work from home, you will cut on gas or any other type of commute. Even more, you might have some cost-cuts on food as well, since you can organize your work as you please and you might squiz in some time to cook. However, working from another place, such as a coworking or a café, might increase the costs. But then again, as a freelancer, you can always pick a place closer to your home.

The Chain of Habits

A wise man once said that habits are the ladder to success and excellence. Who doesn’t want to be successful and happy? Aren’t we all craving for achieving something in life? We all have ambitions right? So why not go ahead and do something which will help you in life?

First things first, there is no magical potion for affluence and for reaching heights. You have to work hard but as they say, hard work without any planning is simply a waste of time. You are spending your energy doing things which are not going to take you anywhere. Hard work has to be done smartly. You have to plan it all out in such a way that all your efforts help you, not exhaust you.

So that is why I’m here. Today, in this article I am going to help you out in planning your day in such a way that you are able to achieve you goals in the shortest time possible.

I’m sure you must have heard of the saying, ‘Well begun is half done.’ Well, these small tips and pieces of advice haven’t been passed down to us through our older generations just like that. There is a reason why people believe in this. You can go through several of interviews by successful and well-established people and to your surprise, you’ll notice a pattern in all of them. As you will go on to analyse what all things do these big sort CEOs and Directors of big well established MNCs do, you’ll realise that they all one thing in common and that is a good, well planned out and productive morning routine. Yes, a good morning routine is life changing and it can help you in a lot of ways.

Let me decode this for you. I’ll start by looking at what most people do, then I’ll move on to giving you the ideal routine and then we’ll talk about the benefits of one.

So, 90% of the people wake up quite late and when they do, they continue to lie in their beds and check their social media handles. After having done that, they go to the washroom, brush their teeth, get ready for work, grab something to eat and out they go, rushing to work. This routine is a disaster in making. You cannot continue with such a pattern hoping to get somewhere in life. I’ll tell you why.

Problems in this routine

  1. Waking up late already sets your body in panic and you are not able to concentrate. You cannot or let’s say, do not plan your day ahead in time which sets the ball of problems rolling for you.
  2. Then you go onto check your social media which is filled with negativity. You see your friends’ photographs, them partying out all night which makes you feel miserable and unwanted.
  3.  After this fiasco, you are most likely to be disinterested in getting g ready properly so you just put on whatever you see on top of the pile which will make your turn out at work horrible.
  4. Then finally, to top it all you do not have a good nutritious breakfast which hampers you health thus bringing this cycle of problems to a full circle.

So now let us look at what you should ideally be doing. Firstly try waking up on time- somewhere around 6 or 6:30 in the morning. Then immediately as your alarm goes off jump out of the bed and make it. Don’t hit the snooze button. Draw the curtains, unfold the blinds and let sunlight in your room. Now go to loo, freshen up, brush your teeth etc. Once you are done, have a glass of water. All this will take around 15mins. Now take time to choose a good outfit, get dressed, do your hair properly, polish your shoes etc and go to your kitchen to have a good nutritious meal. Take time to sit down and eat while reading the newspaper so you are aware of what’s happening around you and the world. Now finally, check your social media etc and you are good to go!

SEO strategy in Digital Marketing


In the previous article , we saw the introduction to Digital marketing , its assets and different strategies.
Search: A user uses the Internet ( exactly , the search engines) to collect information about his/her queries.
A search engine ( example , Google , Yahoo!, Ask , Bing etc) is a computer-based system that indexes websites using some dedicated tracing software. A browser like Chrome , Firefox, Mozilla etc can be used to access the search engine. The software used is known as Internet bot, Web crawler or Web spider, and periodically tracks the Web looking for new content or modifications on sites. The search engine processes Web tracking, while it uses its own algorithm to classify websites and offer its results, as well as their order, depending on the search terms used to access the desired content. Google innovatively introduced the PageRank algorithm which gives marks to each page depending on the quality of their incoming links and the results are more closely adjusted to Web searches.
This simple process of using the search terms is currently the most important pathway to access online content, while it becomes the marketing base for SEO strategy .
Keywords : They are the terms or phases that users use to search something on Internet. They are the search criteria matching a specific website. When trying to positioning a site using some search criteria, several words are used for each keyword, avoiding generic terms at all times.
Search result may vary as per the keywords used by the searcher.
Tools to Select Keywords : In order to select the keywords, a manual list is prepared with some useful Web services. Google AdWords is a advertisement management platform and this includes a keyword measurement tool called Keyword Planner. Keyword Planner offers information on the potential performance of a term list with data regarding the average monthly searches or SEMRush to monitor competitors for those keywords.
How Search engines like Google formats and showcases the search results ? To understand this, we need to understand SEO—Search Engine Optimization SEO .
SEO refers to a set of techniques applied on a website—structure, code, content and links—to improve positioning in the organic results of a browser .
SEO is a system of generating traffic to your website through organic search. For e.g: Blogs, personal website pages are optimized by following the right guidelines creating a user friendly website, rich content with relevant keywords. All this will help in ranking your website on top search results .This helps search engine to showcase the best possible result to a user. The most important factor to remember about SEO is that it is “organic” or “free”. The website owner need not pay any money when the website is listed in the search results in SEO . When a user runs a query on Google, the results brought up on the page are a mix of website, blog, video, image, news depending to the keyword used.
How to Use SEO Techniques : SEO positioning is improved by undertaking actions to improve content, code aspects related to the website .Regarding this, keywords must be adapted to the website and included on:
• Title tag: the website title, visible on the top of the browser.
• Meta tags: meta tag description is very useful, both for Web crawlers , as the content of that tag is used in the browser results.
• Links: using keywords on friendly URLs.
• Content: keywords must be within the content of the website. With the latest update of Google’s algorithm, content has become more important. Offering original and quality content is one of the recommendations by Google for those who want to get started in the optimisation for Web searches. Apart from selection and use of keywords, improving Web positioning requires the development of other actions on the website’s structure and code. For example, having a sitemap helps Web crawlers index the website. A sitemap is a file with different URLs that make up the website. Another action in this line is to indicate to Web spiders which content is relevant and which is not, so that they trace it (or not) and index it (or not).

SEO produces Organic results. Results are always shown at the centre of the screen as in the below figure.

undefinedLocal SEO: Local SEO is done to promote your business in a local area. If your business has multiple branches or even if it’s a small business/service it is essential to provide your address/location, phone number, timings etc. The idea is to make the user connect with your business easily and effectively.
On the other hand, external SEO focuses on incoming links (coming from other websites), with the goal of gaining popularity and higher quality of the links. This technique is known as link building and can be implemented through concrete actions such as: • Exchange of links between different websites sharing themes and content. • Links from social networking sites such as forums or social networks, adding the link to the message or the content shared.
Search is not subjected to just web pages. We now also have more features like voice search & visual search that have simplified ways to look up information.
Voice Search: Information can now be retrieved by our voice commands . Siri, Google voice, Cortana are some of the common digital voice assistants . we can directly speak by clicking the microphone , near the Google search text box and ask the question to get the required information.
Visual Search: Earlier we mentioned about optimizing images. This is because search engines do not understand imagery. Hence renaming an image, adding description and alt text are important. Search engine crawlers understand text-based information given in the images and presents it in a visual form to the searcher. For instance , by opening the Google Assistant and pointing at a company logo , the company details will be shown up.

We shall discuss about the remaining Digital marketing strategies later.

Anxiety Disorder

“Calm down” , “it’s all in your mind”, “stop overthinking”, some of the most common remarks a person with anxiety hears. Anxiety is a psychological disorder. Though every person so feel anxiety at some special occasions , such as while undertaking an examination , going for interview and so on , and it does help them to work more efficiently and accurately . However , if the anxiety persist for a longer period , it not only hinders ones performance but also impacts the mental health of the person.


What is Anxiety disorder ?


Anxiety is usually defined as a vague , diffuse , unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension. Common symptoms of anxiety includes rapid heart rate , shortness of breath , dizziness , loss of appetite , fainting , diarrhoea , frequent urination , sweating , sleeplessness and tumour . An individual with anxiety disorder can show all or combination of some symptoms.


What are its types ?


There are different types of anxiety disorders , namely, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder , phobias , obsessive compulsive disorder , post traumatic stress disorder .


Generalized anxiety disorder : One of the most common anxiety disorder is generalized anxiety disorder . It includes prolonged , vague , intense , unexplained fear which is not related to any object . The symptoms include , worry and apprehension feeling about future and hypervigilance . It is characterized by motor tension , which results are individual to be restless , visible shaky , tense.


Panic disorder : Panic attack denotes an abrupt surge in anxiety level rising to a peak when the thoughts of a particular stimuli is present . These thoughts usually occurs in an unpredictable manner . Symptoms include dizziness, chest pain , nausea , shortage of breath , rapid palpitation , fear of losing control.


Phobia : People with phobia have intense irrational fear relating to a specific object , person or situation . Phobias can further be subdivided into specific phobia , social phobia and agoraphobia . Specific phobia is the most common one. It is the intense fear from a particular animal or person . Social phobia being the irrational and incapacitating fear and embarrassment when dealing with others. Agoraphobia is the phobia which people develop when entering an unfamiliar situation .


Obsessive compulsive disorder : People suffering from this disorder are unable to control their preoccupation with specific ideas and are unable to prevent themselves from carrying out certain activities again and again. Obsessive disorders is the inability to stop thinking about something and compulsive disorder is the need to perform a particular behaviour again and again.


Post traumatic stress disorder : This disorder is often experienced by a person after being exposed to a extremely traumatic situation , such as caught in a major accident , loss of a loved one , break up from a long term relationship . Symptoms include recurrent dream , flashback , impaired concentration and emotional numbing .


Ways to deal with anxiety disorder


The most reliable and effective way to deal with anxiety disorder is to seek help . Consulting a psychologist is highly recommended . A psychologist not only help the individual to deal with their disorder , but also provide them with a judgement free environment to discuss their feelings .


A person with anxiety or any other psychological disorder needs a social support network . Talking to a trustworthy family member or friend also does help . If someone for that matter approaches you to talk about their anxiety , then providing them with a judgement free environment is least one can do . Telling them to stop overthinking or staying calm doesn’t help , since they themselves might not be aware why they are feeling this way .
Listening to their thoughts and providing them comfortable space to share their thoughts does help. Telling them you are with them in this would make them feel supported.


Encouraging them to develop a hobby would also help. Hobbies does divert the mind from the feeling of anxiety . At the same time, since they learn something new it help them boast their confidence.


To all the people going through this, it is not constant .This hard times too shall pass . Let’s fight with the devils of your brain together , you are not alone in this .

Is our nation suffering in providing basic teaching due to lockdown?

As schools and colleges are shut across India, every abode is becoming a school and every parent is at the verge of becoming a full-time teacher!

India has nearly 300 million kids in 1.4 million schools and 51,000 colleges.

While a nationwide lockdown is good for all in limiting the spread of the coronavirus, it has impacted not only businesses and common people but also education and teaching institutes.
Some schools are trying their best to provide online classes through various video conferencing apps but it’s not available to all. The rural schools and parents are devoid of these facilities. In urban areas as well, some of the versatile and experienced teachers are facing the problem to teach and express themselves as they do on a regular basis- due to the lack of knowledge about handling these technologies competently.
Many nuclear families are also facing problems in coping up with their work as parents are doing their work from home only and one can’t help but get engaged with their child at times along with the office work and household chores. The playtime and me-time are getting merged with school time and there is no any specific boundary between bedroom and classroom.
Then there is another difficulty for parents who are not educated enough to teach their children on their own. Although they try to make and manage a routine and are eager to help but they can’t help much in the studies and find themselves helpless. Students as well are facing problems in keeping the pace of their studies as they are getting limited time with their teachers through video lectures and their homework has somehow become the class work with the relief of not getting punished for any incomplete task, the oral tests and vivas has stopped. A con for sure!
In the last few days, eventually the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and various other regulators including CBSE, NCERT, etc. have shown some enthusiasm to find productive alternatives to ensure the continuation of education.
NCERT has released an Alternative Academic Calendar for four weeks of home-based activities for different subjects. For example, activities like categorizing objects including erasers, pencils, cloth, pulses, etc. to teach the concepts of colors, shapes and sizes have been suggested for the students of class I-IV.
For upper-class students, teachers will be conducting classes through internet-based platforms, in the absence of which SMS can be sent. Here, as well the basic problem faced by the lower-middle-class families is either they are not well-informed about the internet and technology or, if they know how to handle it, there is limited internet availability.
There is an even more basic issue at stake for rural people, the closure of schools has serious implications on the daily nutrition of students as the mid-day meal schemes have temporarily been shut. As of March 31, 2019, close to 12 crore students across the country were provided with food under with mid-day meal schemes.
Some state governments have come up with innovative ideas to address this concern.
The Delhi government has discussed an interesting idea to provide data packages to the students of class X and XII. Use of the internet can be restricted to specific applications prepared by the government.
Similarly, another interesting idea has been introduced in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar which is planning to use Doordarshan, All India Radio and community radio to promote audio-based learning among students who do not have access to the internet.

The standards are regular yet not entirely proportional to the basic knowledge that we often get out of the volumes!

The New Watchdog

Mainstream media to new media- how has the shift affected political reporting

Politics is undoubtedly a game for supremacy solely played in the name of the people for evoking national interest. Fred Fedler was right then he said “journalism is built on reporting government”. The idea of ‘the watchdog’ means that the journalist, as an independent observer without any vested interest in any side of the controversy, can inform the public about what is going on, particularly if the government is corrupt or even incompetent. However, the political journalists do not play this role flawlessly. 

There is a paucity of good political reporting in India- reporting with an insight, reporting that captures in action the trouper of the political field, reporting that exposes the petty politics and the never ending hypocrisies of political parties and the conspiracies of those in power.

The grave situation that the Indian democracy is in, is that it is they who guide and shape the destiny of some 135 crore people. Lacking ideas, bereft of intelligence and character, they exploit religion and caste to stay in power. 

Most political commentators and reporters on traditional medias like mainstream news channels and newspapers have glorified politicians and never truthfully presented their failures as much as their achievements. Programmes of political parties are rarely critically evaluated by reporters of most traditional media and their flaws are never commented upon so that the people are carried away by their rhetoric or patriotic postures. The Inadequate political coverage, not judged by the quantity of the news brought in or reported but by the quality of it, brings down the credibility of the traditional media. 

The mediatization of the political news necessitates that media content is governed by media logic rather than political logic, and can be indicated by media interventionism where the journalists are in control of news making. (Esser, 2008, Strömbäck and Dimitrova, 2011, Zeh and Hopmann, 2013). 

The way we use social media today impacts what we read and how we read or listen to news. Consider politics for that matter- Political parties bank on news channels, such as ZEE News or NDTV to get their updates on how the election campaign is going. Unbeknownst to many, both of these news outlets are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. If you tune into Zee News, you will get a completely different view of any candidate than you would on NDTV and viseversa. This type of controlling what people read and hear causes a lot of misinterpretation. This is where political reporting in new media comes into, where you not just read what the journalist has to say but also what others think about it and more importantly why they think the way they do. Unlike the traditional media, you don’t hear one side of the story, on new media platforms you can view multitude versions of the same story. With the advent of political reporting via social media and news portals, journalists who act like the watchdogs are now backed up, not only by their organisation, but also by their viewers, readers and followers who make an informed choice. 

At the same time, the new media has initiated trends time and again. exposed how the traditional political reporters undercut the ideal aims of a free democratic press. The watchdog role is now played by the new media which had previously only been performed by trained political journalists who even under the worst of circumstances focused on uncovering the facts surrounding serious political wrongdoings.

COMMUNICATION: one of the best key to success

Having strong communication skills helps in all parts of life – from proficient life to individual life and everything that falls in the middle. From a business viewpoint, all exchanges result from correspondence. Great communication skills are basic to permit others and yourself to comprehend data all the more precisely and rapidly.

How to Improve Your Communication Skills

Here are some pointers to look out for when looking to improve your ability to effectively communicate with others:

Listening:
To turn into a decent communicator, it is imperative to be a decent audience. It is critical to rehearse undivided attention – give close consideration to what others are stating and explain ambiguities by rethinking their inquiries for more noteworthy comprehension.

Succinctness:
Pass on your message in as hardly any words as could be expected under the circumstances. Try not to utilize filler words and come to the heart of the matter. Meandering aimlessly will make the audience block out or be uncertain of what you are discussing. Abstain from talking unreasonably and don’t utilize words that may befuddle the crowd.

Non-verbal communication :
It is critical to rehearse great non-verbal communication, use eye to eye connection, use hand signals, and watch the tone of the voice when speaking with others. A casual body position with an amicable tone will help in making you look receptive by others.Eye to eye connection is significant in correspondence – look at the individual without flinching to demonstrate that you are centered around the discussion. In any case, try to not gaze at the individual as it can make that person awkward.

Confidence:
Be positive about what you state and in your correspondence cooperations with others. Being confident can be as simple as keeping in touch, keeping up a casual body position, and chatting with concision. Do whatever it takes not to offer expressions sound like inquiries and abstain from attempting to sound forceful or disparaging.


Open-mindedness:
In circumstances where you can’t help contradicting what another person needs to state, regardless of whether it be with a business, an associate, or a companion, it is critical to identify with their perspective instead of basically attempt to communicate as the need should arise. Regard the assessment of others and never resort to disparaging the individuals who don’t concur with you.

Respect:
Respecting what others need to state and recognizing them is a significant part of communication. Being deferential can be as basic as focusing on what they need to state, utilizing the individual’s name, and not being diverted. By respecting others, the other individual will feel increased in value, which will prompt a progressively fair and beneficial discussion.

Utilizing the right medium:
There are a few unique types of communication to utilize – it is imperative to pick the correct one. For instance, imparting face to face about genuine issues (cutbacks, pay changes, and so on.) is more proper than sending an email in regards to the issue.

Importance’s of Examination

Examinations – vardhaman

Exams are the way to test our knowledge. Without conducting the exams and test students don’t concentrate in their studies and learn their lessons properly. Exams are necessary in schools and colleges to find out the real skills, talents and knowledge of the students.

All students are studying their lesson properly to get good marks in the test and exams, each and every student is interested in getting good marks in the exam and study hard to achieve it, without exam there is no chance to express about our knowledge, skills as well as our studying activity.

Exams are the way to test our knowledge. Without conducting the exams and test students don’t concentrate in their studies and learn their lessons properly. Exams are necessary in schools and colleges to find out the real skills, talents and knowledge of the students.

All students are studying their lesson properly to get good marks in the test and exams, each and every student is interested in getting good marks in the exam and study hard to achieve it, without exam there is no chance to express about our knowledge, skills as well as our studying activity.

Some people may thought that exams are not necessary for school and college students, but this kind of attitude is wrong. Without exams students will be tension free, they don’t concentrate in their studies and lessons. Some students don’t go to the school or college, if the examination system is cancelled from school/college.

Students will get motivation towards their studies to achieve in their examination.
In this ways exams are very important for the studies, every person wish to get highest mark in the class and study hard to achieve their dream. This kind of attitude gives competition among the students and they study hard for achieving a good result in exam.

Exam is the way to express our real knowledge and ability in the written form.

Exams teach us lot of things and give training to various things like punctuality, writing skills, timing sense, expressing our thoughts and opinions and so on. Without exam it is very hard to find out the real knowledge of an individual student as well as students will lost their motivation with their studies. With this examination method, students will get fear about their exams and study their lessons properly to increase their knowledge as well as getting highest marks in their class. 

Exams are very important. Many students are studying because exams. Through exam, students can know their knowledge. It evaluates student’s skills and enables them to overcome their nerves. It is an efficient way to measure the knowledge. And also helps to measure how much they have learned. Actually it promotes competition among students. It helps in developing one’s personality and confidence. And exams have the major role in providing necessary qualities in life such as hard work, patience, creativeness and leadership. Thismakes them able to overcome their weakness in order to be successful in life. Therefore exams should be compulsory. It judges us how much we have understood and how much we are capable. It also helps to improve the memory power of a person. It allows the students to convey their understandings. It not only helps to polish the writing skills, but also helps one to improve their analytic skills and expand the outlook they have on the world. Hence an exam should be a tool of improving ones career. It helps us to think for ourselves. Hence these it is necessary to take exams.

Exams are an important part in our education. It is the way by which our knowledge is tested. If exams and tests are not conducted in schools and colleges, then the students may not learn the lessons properly on time and will lose their concentration in studies.

Exams ensures that the students are learning their lessons time to time properly. Also, examinations builds up competition among the students. Everyone will want to score high ranks in the examination. This will lead the students to study more.

Without examinations, students will not concentrate in their lessons. So, conducting examinations are very necessary.

The world Examination is noun of the word ‘examine’. It means to test in order to verify, to judge and to certify, certain facts. Examination is a very wide word, which is used in all spheres of life. The learned examiner does not want that sense of examination to be discussed. He has in his mind the University Examination and he wants to know whether the institution of Examination should continue or should be abolished.

Some persons are of opinion that examination is not the sure test of the ability of a candidate. The present examina­tion system is based on cramming and to pass the examina­tion has become more a matter of chance than that of abil­ity. Again, the present system of examination promotes other evils such as copying and even corruption.

The violent acci­dents in the examination halls strengthen this claim. Even today we are told that a third-year student in one of the centers in Delhi gave a sound beating to an invigilator who objected that the candidate should not copy. The pity of the incident is that a police constable was in league with that candidate and he brought the material for him to be copied. Again, how can, the ability of a student be checked by a few questions? The answer to it is certainly in the negative. Thus, there is a strong case that it should be abolished.

There are others who think that examination is a must. How can we do without an examination? Life in itself is a big examination. At every footstep we have to face certain tests. The success is always marked with dignity and honor in all the examinations of life. Examinations add to our abil­ity, power of toleration, perseverance and other good quali­ties. They think that examination is not only necessary but it is also a blessing.

Everybody has been afraid of examinations. Even Lord Christ once uttered, “May God not put anybody to test”. Teachers, students, examiners and examinees, all think that examination is a curse, a horror and a terror. Most of the mental diseases among the students are the outcome of the examination and cramming.

Inspite of all this, there must be something to mark the standards and to judge the ability of the candidates. The students are being led astray. They only study because they fear examinations. If this institution is abolished, it is certain they will not study even a word.

Thus, we must assume that the system of examination should not be abolished, but it should be reformed so that it should be of a great advantage both to the student community and the society. The examination is an evil but it is necessary, therefore, it cannot be abolished. We cannot do without examinations, but the system needs a total reform. We should not follow the old orthodox methods, but the scientific change should be brought in the system of examinations.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

When a person is described with the word ‘intelligent’, what usually comes to our mind is high IQ, ‘he must do well in his subjects’ or ‘he must be good at math. What if I told you that having just a high IQ isn’t enough to become successful? Most people think that people who are good at studies or those who get good grades will do well in life but not every topper has an exceptional career – shining stars of a workplace could be average scoring students. The concept of emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) is relatively new but very effective for one’s career if he or she is able to master it. 

Daniel Goleman popularized the term ‘emotional intelligence’ by authoring a book with the same name in 1996, defined it as ‘the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth.’ The five components of emotional intelligence that an individual should familiarise himself with are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.

The ability to identify your emotions towards a particular person or a situation is called self-awareness and it forms the basis for the other higher level components. If one can accurately assess what he is feeling, it can be said that he knows himself from inside-out. Such an individual would also know his strengths and weaknesses and his emotional sensitivity towards different topics. Just knowing what you are feeling can help you control your expressions and actions to some extent. For an instance, if you don’t get a promotion you have been waiting for, as an emotionally unaware individual, you could be angry and make an impulsive decision of quitting the job. However, you could have a more positive outlook and try to improve yourself and work on what you are lacking. The latter would certainly be more beneficial for you.

Motivation is the drive that keeps one going and makes efforts to achieve his goals. To remain self-motivated, one must have a burning urge to reach the level of excellence and it should not be driven by mere external rewards like pay rise or promotion but own satisfaction. The goals that one is working towards should not intersect with organisational goals to avoid conflict of interest and inefficiency in turn. To cease every opportunity that one comes across and overcome any obstacle or setback with an optimistic approach are also qualities of self-motivated individuals.

Empathising with someone is the awareness of someone else’s feelings. To understand people and what makes them do what they do, recognizing their emotions is one of the most important and basic things and it even helps a person in regulating his behaviour towards the people that he is trying to understand. It is not easy and it cannot surely be accurate but it is something worth trying. A person can only fulfill the needs of customers and exceed the expectations of people if he is empathetic enough to recognise them.

Social skills, like the name suggests, are the ways in which a person interacts with the people that are surrounding him in both his work and personal life. The kind of relationships that he has with people is only a result of his social skills. Social skills make a person influential and good at communicating his ideas such that an individual can both lead and work as a member of a team effectively. The person is not only able to initiate and drive change if he wants to but also resolve conflict or disagreement that arises due to the change.

IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

A successful business is not only composed of business strategies but also exceptional leadership. A great leader acts as the catalyst that makes all the other things work together. A business that has all the fundamental things which are needed to operate a business but lacks a good leader will not be able to retain its positioning the market. A leaderless organization is an army without general, a school without teacher and a family without parents. There are following nitty-gritty reasons why good leadership is needed by the business:

  • REASON # 1 (Leadership and business objective)

A good leadership is required to help define why to the audience. A leader explains the employees the purpose of the business and conveys the objective of the business to them. A purpose eradicates their confusion and tells them what their purpose is. A great leader is the one who is humble, strong and decisive. This helps people to work well together that foster positive vibe in the entire organization. It defines employees the purpose of the business in the market. A leader gives is our “why” and the reason that we are doing what we do.

  • REASON # 2 (Leadership and organization culture)

There are companies that have amazing branding and goodwill in the market but their internal structure depicts a completely opposite picture. The internal structure is the culture of the organization.  The culture of the organization is what increases the employee retention rate. The key players in forming a great organizational culture are the upper management people because they have the authority to create a culture. A culture that appreciates, supports and motivates employee participation increases employee retention rate. A good leadership creates a better work world which increases the productivity and overall efficiency of the business.

  • REASON # 3 (Leadership and vision)

Leadership provides the sense of purpose to the business. A leader looks forward and sees where the business is headed. It helps us to avert from the catastrophe before it happens. It is essential to realize the need for the business and guide them during the rocky times. It provides the employee with the strategic direction ensuring that all the company employees and department are headed in the same direction. If the company has good leadership the obstacles will seem insignificant. A good leader preserves vision. It taps the vision into the sentiments of the employees.

  • REASON # 4 (Leadership and risk management)

The environment in which the company is operating is always changing. The element of risk is present all the time. To handle the risk and make the employee aware of the circumstances that appear with the risk a good leadership is crucial. A good leader trains the employees for the future and current risk management. Keeping workforce prepared will help them gain strategic vision which will indirectly add extensive value to the business.

  • REASON # 5 (Leadership and skill refinement)

A good leadership helps employees to refine their skills. It helps employees realize their potential talent and polished their skills. It provides the opportunity to practice those skills and enhance them. It shows them the skills that they need to attain a place they inspire to get. This creates equal success for employee and the company.

  • REASON # 6 (Leadership and values)

A good leader creates value for the organization in the employees. It focuses employee attention on the values of the organization; it syncs the values within the team so that they are being implemented. The attitude of the leader to the values is modeled by the team. These values create a better workplace for the employees. A great leader starts to live with the values and get employees to follow and believe in the values you do. This helps employees to feel connected to the organization. A famous quote from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt states that the greatest leaders of all time are the ones who inspire others to have confidence in them rather than just in other leaders.

  • Reason # 7 (Leadership and integrity)

Every business needs a good leadership because he fosters integrity in the organization. Every executive agrees that the core of integrity is truthfulness. When leader practices integrity in the organization, he portrays a message for the employee that when you do the right thing they have nothing to be guilty about. A leader demonstrates to tell truth to the people in each situation because it makes a business a success. The real sign of leadership is how fair one can be when others are been unfair. It makes the business successful because the people out there can rely on you and this is because of the magic of integrity.

It doesn’t matter which industry you operate in, a good leadership helps your employees in determining where to move with a vision.

Advantages of freelancing

Everyone gets 24 hours a day and one need to share the time which give value to life.

If we visit the statistics, we can find that our country, India, is a storehouse to the second highest number of freelance professionals in the world, standing only behind the USA. It’s fairly intuitive to understand these numbers. Indians are known worldwide for being extremely skilled and great working partners. English being a popular language in the country helps in breaking continental language barriers and helps freelancers find well paying remote projects across the world, with extremely lucrative pay scales. Even if one looks at jobs within the subcontinent itself, freelancing can come with handsome payouts amidst its other many advantages.  

Advantages of freelancing
1. Immense flexibility of location
Freelancing empowers individuals to lead the much sought after laptop-lifestyle. It comes with immense freedom to work anytime, from anywhere in the world as long as the job is well done and on time.

2. An opportunity to earn more
Freelancing allows individuals to gain access to clients beyond any geographic barriers, be it different states in the country or even overseas locations.  This helps a person stretch beyond geography and work on what rewards their skill the best.

3. Versatile opportunites
Freelancing enables faster growth opportunities as compared to any full-time job.  It also helps to nurture great interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with different kinds of situations. This is due to the exposure one earns while working simultaneously in a variety of fields and domains and with different people.

4. Become a better human being
Everyone wants to give time to their family friends. Many are enable to give time by 9-5 job by pressure of the boss. Many people miss their child play or when people need you. As a human being an individual has many jobs if he can’t manage one because of another an imbalance cycle starts in your life.

One should have right exposure to the opportunity which lies ahead. Manage each facets of his life to have peace. Experience and look forward toward new possibilities.

4 Strategies for Balancing Work and School

With online courses, university collaborations and more flexibility than ever before, there’s no better time to go back to school. But for many adult learners, returning to the books means balancing academics on top of a full-time job and personal life.
With a full schedule of work and school, time management is essential. After all, there are only so many hours in the day.
Maintaining a work-school balance requires some serious self-discipline, and can be mastered with planning and the right mindset.
Check out these tips for balancing work and school.
  1. Keep your employer, professors and family well informed. It may seem impossible to keep everyone happy, but communicating the rigors of your schedule can make a big difference. For example, many employers offer flex time or work-from-home policies that make it easier to keep a work-school-life balance. Likewise, you may be able to work out a hybrid class option or online solution with your professor if your work schedule doesn’t accommodate regular class hours.
  2. Know your limitations. Don’t sell yourself short, but recognize that as a worker and student you’ll have to learn how many obligations you can handle at once. There’s simply not enough time to do everything, and you’re bound to make mistakes if you stretch yourself too thin. Learn your capabilities, prioritize what’s important and then optimize your time so that you can give your all to both work and school.
  3. Give yourself a break. It’s natural to have lots of energy on the first day of class, but be careful not to sprint every day until you run out of gas. Throughout the semester, regularly schedule some time to relax and refuel. Over time, fatigue can negatively affect your job and academic performance. Make sure to schedule and stick to your break time the same as you would with any other obligation.
  4. Plan far ahead. When it comes to your education, you’re in the driver seat. If you know you’re going to be swamped with big projects at work over the coming months, schedule a lighter academic load accordingly. The further out you can plan, the easier it will be to create a suitable schedule.
Kristen Brady, M.S. Guidance and Counseling, is the Associate Director of Student Services for Herzing University – Online. Her favorite part of her job is helping students build a better life for themselves and their families. Other than helping students achieve their own, Kristen’s goals include visiting each national park throughout her lifetime. You can contact Kristen at kbrady@herzing.edu or by calling (866) 508-0748 ext. 66326.

Is social media same as digital marketing?

Hello Readers! When it comes to marketing, there are few terminologies that are used interchangeably, and one of them is the new buzz words “digital marketing and social media marketing”. Let’s try to decipher the thin line between these terminologies.

 

What is Digital Marketing?

Digital Marketing in simple words can be defined as the process of making a brand visible and create brand awareness with the formulation of marketing strategies. It includes both online as well as offline means of reaching customer base.

  • The online means include web, email marketing, use of SEOs, backlinks, video, audio, social media marketing etc.
  • The offline means include print media, television ads, radio advertisements, newsletter and posters, billboards etc.

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What is Social Media Marketing?

Social media marketing is making an online presence of the organization using various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Quora etc. These platforms have changed the way human used to interact with each other. They have given a platform where one can share their views, comment about the same, share the content and has helped businesses to come a bit closer to knowing the attitude of people.

Social media marketing helps businesses to cater the demands of customers by exploring their interest online. The real time nature of social media allows businesses to know the current trends based on which diverse marketing strategies are designed. For instance, real-time marketing is now-a-days used a lot where the existing situation and occasion is considered and the Advertisement is created. This is an interesting concept and is now used by various brands across the globe. Amul, one of the amazing brand when it comes to marketing, has been creating such ads from a long time and its little girl is portrayed playing various characters.

What is the major difference between the two terms?

Social media marketing is a part of digital marketing online channel of transferring information and messages across the globe. It mainly includes the platform that the masses use to communicate, share and acknowledge about concepts, events, products and services. With smartphone users increasingly at an exponential rate, social media is becoming more popular and hence it has become extremely important to strategize marketing process considering social media platforms.

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The world is coming closer and coupled with one another as technology is rising. Millions of users have the habit of checking their phone after they get up and before going to sleep. Marketing is itself a challenge as every other business wants to stand out from the crowd and make a differential impact on human mind for a longer duration. Catchy slogans, captions, doodles, pictures, gifs and videos are used to attract customer attention. The quality of service and product is still of utmost importance but to increase their reach, even traditional companies that had no social presence are now stepping up and creating their online presence by designing innovative campaigns. Such is the reach and power of digital marketing.

ACCA DREAM TO JOB IN MNC’S

What is ACCA?

ACCA stands for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, which was originated from London and mainly focuses on Accounting and Finance. This course has been recognized in 180 countries throughout the world but mainly in the UK and European countries which means that you can join a Chartered Firm or successfully built your career as a finance professional after completing ACCA in such 180 countries. Although, if you are dreaming to do the audit and attestation work in India, CA is the only option.

ACCA is set to promote the excellence in Accounting and Finance globally and hence covers knowledge of UK GAAP, Laws and IFRS which opens the doors of many International and National companies handling the overseas clients.

ACCA course has been organized by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) UK professional body and it is also considered easier than Chartered Accountancy.

One of the most impressive things of ACCA course is that it recognizes the other qualifications you attained. It recognizes your graduation, post-graduation CA Inter and CA Final Qualification also. Out of the total of 14 papers in the ACCA course, a graduate or a CA Inter pass out has to appear in only 9 papers while after becoming CA  you have to attempt just 5 papers.

ACCA: association of chartered certified accountant is a professional degree course.

This exam is one of the most highly reputed exams in India. Over the past few years, ACCA India has managed to garner much recognition across the country. As the ACCA certification is new here in India, students are finding it difficult to decide whether it is a good career option or not.

ACCA certification in India:

 The ACCA qualification is equivalent to CA (ICAI) certification in India. However, the CA qualification is a bit too difficult to get through. However, the CA qualification is a must if you wish to work in one of the Indian firms, start your own business, or become a partner in a CA firm. That’s so because an Indian CA would have thorough knowledge about the taxes, laws, Indian economy, policies, etc.

Similarly, if you aspire to work abroad, then ACCA becomes a compulsory qualification. ACCA job opportunities are available across Australia, UK, Singapore, Dubai, etc. Besides, students who would like to have experience and comprehensive knowledge within the finance domain, ACCA works big time.

 The ACCA career opportunities:

There are multiple ACCA career opportunities available worldwide. Apart from an accountant, an ACCA professional can work as a management consultant, financial planner, and so on.

It is not possible for an ACCA to pursue auditing in India. That’s because an ACCA India has no authority for signing and hence he cannot mark his signature on audit reports. Similarly, he cannot set up his own auditing firm as well. However, ACCA India professional can carry out auditing job in the UK.

Acca India job opportunities:

It is predicted that in India could easily become one of the biggest global markets for ACCA. As such, the Indian economy is on the path of growth and globalization. Due to which, even MNCs and larger international companies are turning towards India to seek professional accountants and ace finance experts.

ACCA salary in India is considerably equivalent to that of a CA professional. An individual with ACCA qualification can earn an average salary of up to INR 8 lac p.a. The pay scale generally ranges between INR 4 lac p.a. To INR 15 lac p.a. It could go higher too, depending upon candidate’s skills, company’s demands, competition, etc.

Which companies are hiring ACCA in India?

ACCA qualified individuals get easily placed at Big 4 companies like EY, PwC, Deloitte, and KPMG. MNCs including Tata Grant Thornton, Embassy Group, and PepsiCo as well recruit ACCA India professionals. Apart from that, Accenture, HSBC, and Shalimar Paints also do look for accountants having ACCA certification.

ACCA India – Scope and opportunities

ACCA exam is a globally recognized exam. In recent years its recognition has increased exponentially among Indian students. Since the certification of ACCA in India is new, students have a dilemma whether to opt for it or not.

However, if one has an aspiration to work in other countries also, apart from India, where ACCA is coveted then he must opt for ACCA. These countries include UK, Dubai, Singapore, etc. If the student is looking to gain experience and knowledge in the finance field, this qualification shall help.

ACCA can work as an accountant, financial consultant, management consultant, financial planner, etc. However, an ACCA cannot practice auditing in India. The ACCAs working in audit firms in India (including the Big 4) can work as part of the audit team. However, the partner signing the audit report must be a member of the ICAI.

Some basics things about acca :acca courses mainly focuses on accounting and finance ,acca not easy but not hard as ca ,acca has a  global coverage therefore it is based on uk tax laws,

Multinational companies who are handling the work of overseas clients or companies outside India prefer ACCA.

After reading this above article, you must be sure about how to start your career in association of chartered certified accountants (acca).

TRANSGENDER

The dictionary defines transgender as a person whose identity or gender differs from the sex he or she is assigned at birth. Initially, people from the transgender community were denied social recognition. It was in the year 2014, transgenders were recognized as the third sex in the eyes of the law. However, the Nation Human Rights Commission’s studies show that the rights of transgenders are highly compromised. Their demands are not taken into account. They are in a sense of isolation, within households , communities and institutions, amid rampant social and gender discrimination.

• Transgenders suffer from identity crisis in a “gender-specific India”, where everything has a gender identification including public toilets, security check at airport, etc.

• Transgenders are deprived of the right to participate in any form of economical activities, with even qualified ones refused jobs.

• They are bullied by their classmates and even by teachers, a reason why they discontinue studies.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Transgenders are often exploited by rich men. They either beg for work or choose sex work. Transgenders are at times gang raped, but fear to approach the police. Some of them address themselves as male to avoid rapes. They do not expose their identity in order to be safe. They are consumed with fear and embarrassment.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

When we talk about transgenders as a community, it is very necessary to have a brief knowledge about their family and roots, they belong to. They have no family support and are abandoned when their characteristics and behavior don’t resemble with the sexual orientation they are assigned at birth. Some try to treat them with medicines. While others are subjected to extreme stress and pressure. There’s no legal support to a transgender for entering in to a marriage or for that matter having a spouse or a child. They are denied accommodation, both on rental or in a hotel.

HEALTH RISKS

People of any sexual orientation may face health problems but transgenders are at a greater risk of health problems because they are denied to access proper health care. Most of the qualified transgenders don’t get employment opportunities. They are deprived of setting up their own organization. The under privileged are compelled to engage in sex work which has high health related risks.

Mental Health Issues – Gay, Lesbian and transgender people have multiple mental health problems as they strive to find a place in the society. They have a hard time in confronting their parents and friends. Loneliness or Isolation can trigger a lot of mental health issues.

Substance Abuse – Transgenders become addicts. They often abuse substances like tobacco, alcohol and some illegal drugs. This may be partly because of the struggle for acceptance.

Sexually Transmitted Infections– Unprotected sex can lead to severe reproductive problems in transgender females. Practicing safe sex can limit the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

• Here’s her story of pride and prejudice. A transgender activist , Long recognized as a prominent figure of the LGBTQ community, Miss Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi , is the first transgender person to represent Asia Pacific in the UN in 2008. She was the first transgender to file a petition demanding social recognition among the LGBTQ community. She will always be remembered as the epitome of bravery and courage.

Every individual irrespective of the sexual orientation shall be guaranteed equal opportunities to sustain. It should be an individual’s right to choose his or her gender.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Most of us have experienced a sudden increase in heart beat rate and sweaty palm while entering a room full of people or while giving a presentation. Though the experience is not exactly thrilling, but most people get through it .
Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is a mental health condition. It is the intense fear of getting judged, negatively evaluated in a social or performance situation.

People with social anxiety fear getting judged as awkward, boring or visibly anxious. Due to this fear they often get secluded from social setting , affecting their school, work and other day to day activities.
People with social anxiety disorder also experience symptoms such as rapid heart palpitation, nausea, sweating , they may also experience full blown attack. Though the people with this disorder know that their fear is irrational, but they experience a feeling of powerlessness before their anxiety.

Symptoms of social anxiety can become so severe that it can disrupt the day to day routine of an individual, making it difficult for them to continue schooling or job or any form of social contact. People suffering also have high changes of developing major depressive disorder and alcohol abuse.

Signs and Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder


The signs and symptoms which a person with social anxiety disorder faces while dealing with social setting are as follows:
• Heart palpitation , sweating , and feeling of blacking out
• Nausea and feeling sick to their stomach
• Rigid body posture, making little to no eye contact
• Finding it extremely difficult to communicate with people , especially if they don’t already know the person
• Being extremely self conscious in social situations

Causes of Social Anxiety Disorder


There can be several causes of social anxiety. Here are few :
• Social anxiety may have it’s causes in heredity. If social anxiety runs in the family, the person might also suffer from the same.
• Researches has also found that part of human brain are involved in fear and anxiety.
• Misreading others behaviour can also be a cause of social anxiety.
• Underdeveloped social skills can also act as a contributor of social anxiety.

Treating Social Anxiety Disorder


First and foremost is consulting a doctor or health care professional, to make sure that your symptoms are not showing due to some physiological conditions. Then if the symptoms have no physical cause then consulting the psychologist or psychiatrist is always recommended. Getting diagnosed by a mental health expert is of utmost importance.


Social anxiety disorder is usually treated of psychotherapy , medication or both.
• Psychotherapy : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) a type of psychotherapy is usually effective in dealing with social anxiety disorder. It help individuals by teaching them effective ways of thinking, behaving and dealing with social situations. CBT facilitates the learning of social skills.
• Medication : There are three types of medication effective in this case . They are anti anxiety medication , anti depressants and beta blockers. Medications are only to be taken when prescribed by the psychiatrist. The dose and the duration of medication is to be prescribed by mental health expert. Consuming medication without an expert recommendation can do more harm than any good.
• Support groups : Many people dealing with social anxiety find support groups helpful. In support groups, people get unbiased, honest support from people suffering with same disorder. It provides the person with a judgement free set up, which also help boast one’s confidence.


The amalgamation of the three can be useful for an individual with serious social anxiety disorder. However it is to be prescribed by the expert what is best for an individual only after diagnosis because each individual differ from the other .

How to crack a job interview like a PRO!

We all know that interviews can be very stressful. All sorts of thoughts come to our minds while sitting for one. But it is a known fact that the hiring process cannot be completed without it. Therefore, it is necessary to be prepared beforehand, as it will only bring you one step closer to land the dream job. While some nervousness is ok, but make sure that it doesn’t overpower your confidence. Always put your game up!
So, to be successful in your interview here are some tips, you surely don’t want to miss out.

Research about the organization – Before attending any interview, thoroughly research about the organization. You won’t want to make a fool out of yourself, in front of the panel. Do know about the job role, company profile, core member, competitors, etc. This will help you in answering questions with much ease.

On-time – Being punctual is something one should keep in to practice. Always arrive 15 minutes before the interview. This leaves a remarkable impression. Also, it will help you settle down and relax. Avoid being in rush by any means.

Grooming – The concept of ” The First impression is the last impression” may not apply in all aspects of life. But here, it surely does! You must dress right. Wear formal ironed clothes for this day. One may go for plain colored shirts and trousers. Comb your hair neatly and be hygienic.

Study your CV – Break out your CV and do an analysis of what you have done so far, how your skills can help the organization, previous experiences, and skills. Prepare questions and decide how will you answer them. Practice them every day.

Prepare a portfolio – Invest in a good quality portfolio. This should carry all your important documents, achievements, certificates, and all the work is done until now. Although in most cases the employer does have a copy of it, this will show them that you’re an organized individual.

Project confidence – Deep down no matter how nervous you are, showcase as if you have all confidence in the world. When you’re called inside the interview room, walk with a smile on your face. Greet the interviewer. Make eye contact while you answer the questions. Don’t look down, at the wall or the clock. This can give them a bad sign.

Ask for feedback at the end – There are chances that interviewers have made their decisions about you. You may go ahead and ask them. By asking you to show interest. They might not answer your question, but they will appreciate you for asking it. The organization feels that the candidate has a positive attitude and is open to feedback.

Salary Negotiations – Never! Never do this! Don’t ask for unrealistic salary hikes as it will make them think, that you are not serious about the job and it is just about money. The normal range of hike is from 25% to 40%. If you want to, do your homework before any negotiations.

Now that all points have been covered, use them to stand out among other candidates and seem more professional. Good Luck!

Gym or no Gym……?

As we all know in this current scenario till 2020 which is quite a showbiz for modernization and 2020 being a really mean and sassy year to be honest gymnasium and fitness are something which are quite in trend nowadays well at least in teenagers and adults till their mid thirties but what about the rest? Well we all know this that as anybody starting from a student,to a working class person,house wives,stay at home dads and that also to anybody cross the fifty years mark as the age as octogenarians or whoever have gone through this dilemma of going to the gym or not, in a manner i don’t know about the other countries but I guess that is the scenario in India and many more countries as well. So at the end people believe in some preoccupied ideologies about the gymnasiums and body sculpting and stuff like that but trust me or at least trust the science,facts and psychology which will help you to live a better life. In a manner our body is always craving for some maintenance and support to get to our maximum potential of looks,strength and pride. But since the lock down our government and many more countries governments are thinking that gyms are just for fun and time pass but it is really important for a country’s human resources physical as well as mental well being and that comes with places for working out as gymnasiums to start reopening. There is no age limits to go to the gyms and believe me on this one gyms can help anyone who is ready to let go of those cages of agony and fear which covers their desires and what they wish to be. So lets talk about why gyms should be open in terms of our fear and non popularity about gymnasiums through our preoccupied myths about gymnasiums…

Now let’s bust some so called myths about gymnasiums and working out.

  1. People think that once they join the gym the moment they leave it something catastrophic will happen to their body

Well I used to go through this same phase when i was a bit young so I don’t blame you because I’m 18 and I used to be in this misconception so me saying this is foolish will be hypocritical. But I’m a regular gym guy or at least used to be thanks to corona virus but that being that this thing people say is to totally false and absurd, when you go to the gym you will lose weight you will have a good looking body and your skin will remain toned,you will feel fit and free. And maybe if you leave the gym for a month or two the most which will happen is you will put on some weight and you will feel not so enthusiastic the first few days without gymming but nothing more than that happens, this myth was created for those body building athletes who take steroids and strong proteins in their diet as in their case maybe something catastrophic may happen if they leave the gym for a considerable amount of time of course but if you want a good looking muscular body not the so called beastly body you won’t have any issues,that’s why it’s wisely said to have one or two weights at home all the time so that whenever a mean year like 2020 comes you will be able to take care of yourself.

2. I don’t have time.

Well my my my just tell me what do you do with your time. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or a working class person we all should think about our physical well being because a good body helps to produce good results both in academics and in your work place. Let’s talk about science exercise helps producing dopamine which what we call as the pleasure hormone and in turn that’s why after an intense workout there will always be a sense of happiness and elation so if you are a student it is definitely helpful to go to the gym and to be the best version of yourself. As workout will help you to do whatever you do in a best manner possible so that you excel in all your endeavors.

3. We have to take protein or artificial stuff to get a good body.

Yeah yeah i know these myths are the brain child of our so called excuse makers who don’t go to the gym on purpose. So no you can take protein for better quick results but you can deny that too as by going for a protein rich diet just eat a lot of greens if you are vegan or vegetarian or if you are my kind go for animal proteins they help, so no it’s optional to take those artificial proteins you may take it or you may not take it both of them will reap you the same results just the artificial one may give results a bit earlier than the natural one. Well every good thing takes some time to be made right.!

4.Accidents happen in the gymnasiums.

Well I guess for this fireball we should thank Final Destination movies, just kidding XD. Well it’s something which rarely happens and if it does then consider that day as just a bad day. As most of the equipment have fail safe or there will be a lot of people and trainers to assist you unless the gym is haunted or it’s in a really bad shape.

5.Gyms are not for me and I can’t have a good body because I was born this way.

Seriously you believe that or you want yourself to believe that huh..? There is no such age to go to the gym and there is no age limit to work on yourself and to get rid of your self esteem issues as you are skinny or chubby or et cetera we all deserve to live a happy and healthy life so make you choice quick because time and tide waits for none…………

Challenges faced by the poor communities during lockdown

Women walk through a deserted village in India during the lockdown, April 2020.

COVID-19 and the lockdown have decimated incomes and threaten the food security of India’s rural population.It has been more than a month since India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced a complete lockdown across India with just a few hours’ notice. At the time of his announcement, the country had no more more than a few hundred cases of COVID-19. However, Modi felt the country could not afford an outbreak of the virus. This is true, given that we have among the lowest access to and quality of healthcare in the world.

Here is the foundation that helps a lot to the poor people:

Mann deshi foundation:

Mann Deshi is a rural women’s organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of women. We are located in Mhaswad, a drought-prone area of Maharashtra. We run the country’s first cooperative bank for and by rural women, 20 business schools, and chambers of commerce that help women micro entrepreneurs set up and grow their businesses. They also run a community radio station that reaches about 100,000 people.

The Prime Minister asked communities to band together and support each other. For the poor, who have few financial resources and no income coming in, this is an enormous ask. But we have been deeply inspired to see, all around us, thousands of acts of kindness and resilience. Small and marginal farmers have begun distributing their produce free of cost to vulnerable families in their villages; neighbours, who have barely enough to feed their own families, have begun sharing their vegetables from their kitchen gardens; and when our grassroots workers came up with a list of over 10,000 families who were facing food insecurity, a generous funder and community volunteers stepped forward to support the most vulnerable with essential food and hygiene items.

While immediate food relief is a concern, so is safety. Since income had dried up for most women, our field staff wondered about the possibility of making masks as a source of livelihood for some.

Here are some people who work with their own creativity

Roopali Pavnikar, whose T-shirt making business had been suspended, offered her machines to cut large swathes of cloth.

Ranjana Kulshetty, who makes jute bags, offered her 10 sewing machines to start making masks.

Accredited social health activists (ASHA)

It monitors the health of their villages. These are our nation’s front-line healthcare workers; tens of thousands of women who live in every Indian village, and who go door-to-door monitoring the health of their community. Unfortunately, they are also amongst the most poorly paid government workers. During this time, they regularly visit up to 100 households each, collecting detailed medical information and reporting COVID-19 cases or suspected cases to the state. And they are doing this with no protective gear. We have distributed masks and sanitizer to about 1,200 women and are setting up a counselling and support service for them.

Those poor people are struggling a lot lockdown for poor people means more hunger, no food. So there is some foundations and help centres who gave food to eat clothes and who are facing financial crisis.

DO IT: it’s teamwork

Teamwork abilities are basic to your success at work, regardless of your industry or employment title. Functioning admirably with customers, associates, administrators and others in your working environment can assist you with finishing errands effectively while making an agreeable domain both for yourself as well as other people. An association is that underlines acceptable teamwork abilities is ordinarily a solid, advanced working environment.

Teamwork abilities are comprised of numerous other delicate aptitudes you can work to create after some time. Here are only a couple of instances of characteristics that can assist you with improving your teamwork skills:

Communication: The capacity to impart in a reasonable, effective way is significant to having great teamwork skills. When working with others, it is significant that you share important contemplations, thoughts and key data. There are a wide range of kinds of relational abilities including both verbal and nonverbal.

Responsibility: Inside the dynamic of teamwork, it is significant that each gathering included both comprehend the work they are liable for and puts forth the attempt to finish said assignments on schedule and up to the normal norm. With the whole group working appropriately by taking responsibility for their own work, they can cooperate towards a shared objective.

Genuineness or Honesty: It is essential to be honest with your group. This may mean sharing a difference, clarifying that you couldn’t finish a specific assignment on schedule, or sharing another turn of events. Without honesty, it tends to be hard for a group to create trust and along these lines cooperate proficiently.

Attentive or Good listener: Much like communication, undivided attention abilities can assist a group with understanding and trust one another. Good listener is the demonstration of putting forth an attempt to concentrate eagerly on one individual as they share their thoughts, musings or emotions. You may likewise ask follow-up inquiries to dive further into what they are communicating.

Empathy: Having empathy for your partners can permit you to all the more likely comprehend their thought processes and emotions. Profoundly seeing how others think and work can assist you with communicating with them in a manner they will react to emphatically.


Step by step instructions to improve your teamwork skills:

While it can require some investment and work to improve a delicate ability, for example, teamwork, it is absolutely conceivable to fabricate these characteristics. Here are a couple of steps you can take to improve your teamwork skills:

Get genuine input: It very well may be hard to recognize your own territories of progress. Finding a confided in companion, associate or coach that can offer you legitimate criticism about your cooperation qualities and shortcomings can assist you with improving them.

Set individual objectives: Utilizing both your own perceptions and input from others to shape attainable, applicable and time-compelled objectives can assist you with improving each teamwork skills in turn. Utilizing the SMART objective system is a simple method to set proper objectives for your profession.

Practice: It requires some investment and practice to see upgrades in your range of abilities. Give close consideration to your teamwork associations for the duration of the day both all through work. Find a way to rehearse the particular characteristics you are attempting to manufacture.

Copy others with strong teamwork skills: At the point when you see instances of extraordinary teamwork, observe and recognize why the communication stood apart to you. Apply those characteristics in your own communications when working with others.

Indian education system need serious reforms

Indian Education System Needs Serious Reforms

Our Indian  Education System needs serious reforms and changes. India needs reforms from basic itself. The preferred choice of learning is memorizing facts. Here to judge the student’s talent has only one parameter i.e. percentage in board examination. So students just mug up and indeed Indian education is spoon feeding.

There is no practical knowledge in our education system. Our education system mainly focuses on theoretical knowledge. Some basic theoretical knowledge is needed but our education system focuses more on the theoretical knowledge. The Indian education and social systems are very hard on kids and completely ignore their feelings, opinions and ambitions. Kids are pushed to study from the age of 3. Non performers are treated as dolts and ostracized by parents and society. My opinion is this, our education must be all round developer. It should be based on creative rather than mugging. Practical or Visualize education must be promoted.

In India we say IIT’s and IIM’s are the best institutions. To get admissions in these institutions one has to do lot of hard work all throughout days and nights. Those who get admissions in these institutions, it’s a boon to them.

But if we consider the global level, where do these institutions stand??

According to “THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION” only two institutions in India are among the top 200 universities. They are IIT-Delhi at 154th rank and IIT-Bombay at 174th rank . No other universities from India, whereas in United States, there are 58 universities in that list and Harvard University at the top most. In UK, there are 29 universities, in china there are 8 and in Japan there are 9 universities.

There was a joke to describe the situation of Indian Education System –

A student is sitting idly in class while others are furiously jotting down the professor’s words.

Professor:  why are you not taking notes??

Student: I already have it from my grandfather.

What I m trying to tell is we are following the same algorithm again and again. And  we are expecting a wonderful result. If we want to get the desired output, we have to make changes in that algorithm and execute it. Or else we will keep on saying that India is a developing country.

To put in a nutshell –

India Reforming its education will become Developed from Developing.

Indian Education system in needs serious reforms and the steps that should be undertaken are:

  • Despite having the desire and skills, thousands of students in the country were not able to pursue higher education. Only 15 per cent of the students in the country have access to higher education. This situation should change. The Central and State governments should work towards making the higher education accessible to all.
  • The varsities were burdened with the conduct of examinations, evaluation and publication of results. This needs a change. The universities should take up more research, publish research papers and bring in more innovative technologies.
  • According to a global survey conducted in 74 countries, India was ranked 73rd in terms of quality of education, while China got the top spot. We need to do more to improve the quality of our school education.

Thus, it is high time that we take certain steps immediately so that not only the level of education is increased which will enhance an individual’s knowledge but also it will in turn lead to the up liftman of the country that we really need and certainly India will become one of the best in terms of education and soon it will be a developed nation. Hence, it can be rightly said that Indian Education System Needs Serious Reforms.

Reforms should begin with schools

Schools play a vital role in shaping a person’s social and professional growth. The conventional schools in India focus on nurturing the children to face the competitive world outside. Examinations and assignments are encouraged by them as tools to assess the capability of the students. Whether a child was knowledgeable or not depended on the marks he/she scored. Many activists today who oppose the Indian Education system are of the opinion that the schools teach the students in learning things by-rote and not to understand things through application. National Survey conducted few years back reveals that, more than 80% of the school principals in India blame rote-learning as the reason for poor standards to learning in students passing out from schools. Of these, nearly 70% of them felt that the curriculum followed in India today did not give sufficient scope for creative thinking.

“Focus should be on Skill-based Education: Give a man a fish and you feed him one day, teach him how to catch fishes and you feed him for a lifetime”

Latest trends in the Indian Education System

A typical Indian classroom is characterized by long hours of lectures by the teacher with very little focus of the students ability to comprehend. However, Indian Education system today is seeing many technology-driven innovations for students. Smartclass from Educomp is such an example. Smartclass is essentially a digital content library of curriculum-mapped, multimedia-rich, 3D content. It also enables teachers to quickly assess how much of a particular lesson students have been able to assimilate during the class. Once a topic is covered, the teacher gives the class a set of questions on a large screen. Each student then answers via a personal answering device or the smart assessment system. The teacher gets the scores right away and based on that, she repeats parts of the lesson that the students don’t appear to have grasped. Another example is the launch of YouTube channel Edu India, which is an Indian curriculum focused education channel. Some other players in this sector who have come up with innovative ideas in changing the education system are Everonn Education, NIIT, Core Education & Technologies, IL&FS, Compucom, HCL Infosystems, Learn Next, Tata Interactive Systems, Mexus Education, S. Chand Harcourt and iDiscoveri. We also see a lot more schooling options available today as a replacement to the conventional mainstream system. In his article, Vaibhav Devanathan of LaughGuru has emphasized that the high-level of stress in students caused by the mainstream schools have given rise to various alternative methods of schooling in India like Montessori schools, Krishnamurti schools, Home-Schooling and Gardner’s Model.

Future

Indian Education Systems predominantly follows the system laid by the British. Although we can boast of having the IITs, IIMs and some of the best law and medical colleges, India’s contribution to the world of innovation is close to none. Our education system should therefore focus on churning out not just engineers, but also entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, writers etc. all of whom are influential in the development of the economy.

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“Minimum Support Price”

Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a kind of guarantee of a minimum price for the agricultural produce in India to purchase directly from the farmer. The price of msp is set and announced by Government of India at the beginning of the sowing season for certain in the basis of the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) crops to protect the producers i.e. farmers.

Reason behind the idea of MSP is to counter price volatility of agricultural commodities due to the factors like variation in their supply, lack of market integration.

The CACP is an attached office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, formed in 1965. It is a statutory body that submits separate reports recommending prices for Kharif and Rabi seasons.

The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) takes into account several factors while deciding the MSPs of Rabi and Kharif crops. These factors are;

1. A minimum of 50% as the margin over the cost of production.

2. Demand and supply.

3. Changes in input prices.

4. Input-output price parity.

5. Effect on the cost of living.

6. Effect on the general price level.

7. Trends in market prices.

8. Parity between prices paid and prices received by the farmers.

9. International price situation.

The minimum support price of 22 crops is declared by the the ‘Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Government of India on the recommendations of CACP’.

The list of crops are as follows-

  • Cereals (7) – paddy, wheat, barley, jowar, bajra, maize and ragi
  • Pulses (5) – gram, arhar/tur, moong, urad and lentil
  • Oilseeds (8) – groundnut, rapeseed/mustard, toria, soyabean, sunflower seed, sesamum, safflower seed and nigerseed
  • Raw cotton
  • Raw jute
  • Copra
  • De-husked coconut
  • Sugarcane (Fair and remunerative price)
  • Virginia flu cured (VFC) tobacco

The Minimum Support Prices for all mandated crops is increased by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on June 1, 2020.

MSP comes out to be major relief for farmers in case of distress sale and procure food grains for public distribution.

ROLE OF SPORTS IN SCHOOL

Importance of sPORTS in lIFE

Sports should be given importance at school level because it gives the base of in cultivating sports activities at school level. Sports activities at school level works towards the child’s overall benefit. If there is some sports activity in students daily activities then it would contribute toward his overall brain development and physical development. Earlier more importance was given to grades rather than any extra curricular activities. But since then education system has been changed and no more focus is given on holistic development of students. To make students all rounders , schools are giving equal importance on sports and academics. Students need to keep a balance between sports and education to excel in both the fields. 

Advantages of sports 

Social interaction – Playing sports in school and participating in school sport team helps children to socialize and bond with each other. Physical health – playing sports daily will make a student healthy and stress free which in turn will boost his performance in school. Boost confidence- Sports helps students to gain confidence by playing with their classmates and engaging in friendly competition. Leadership skill- Playing in groups require a student to lead his/her team, which not only boosts his confidence but is also a great practice for future. Sports in education helps to develop mental growth and increases the power of reasoning of students. Being actively involved in sports can help students relax from their daily routine of learning syllabus and reduces exam stress. One needs to keep a balance between work and play to keep the body and soul inn sync. Sports not only makes a person strong from outside but also develops a fit and sound body. Qualities which sports can teach us are : Tolerance Patience Handling pressure Team spirit Proficiency to share victory and defeat Obedience Will power Self- confidence The curriculum should include sports for an all round development of a child. A good academic background is important towards pursuing a career in sports as education qualification is necessary in the long run. Sufficient amount of school time should be allotted towards sports and physical training. A good educational backup will help to maintain a good lifestyle beside continuing sports. click here for more courses on sports. Sports are a crucial part of a student’s growth and development. They help in the development of mental health and physical fitness of the body. The school not only aims to improve a student’s physical abilities but also instill a sense of good sportsmanship in them 

NEED of sports for children 

Taking part in sports is important for children as it reduces stress and enhances their mood. Sports builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, improves sleep, helps them socialize, improves their cooperation skills, boosts self-confidence and lowers the risk of getting obese. 

Sports education in school education 

*) Can stay healthy: Regular physical activity in the form of sports can help students to stay healthy and avoid unwanted illness. One of the most important benefits is reduced risk of obesity which is otherwise a common problem among today’s kids. 

*) Maintain good fitness level: Being involved in sports activities help students to avoid formation of excess fat deposits and thus stay fit and slim. The training activities for the sports help them to develop a good posture which is an important factor of staying fit.

*) Boost in self esteem: Several research studies have noted that playing sports can enhance a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Even small gestures such as a handshake from the coach, a pat on the back from their team mate, a high-five from an opponent or praise of words from parents and friends can boost their self esteem as a student.

*) Be more social: Being a part of sports team helps them to interact well with people of all ages. Making friends and respecting diversities with a more open mindset becomes easier.

*) Improved teamwork and cooperation: Sports competitions and matches needs a very good coordination, teamwork and cooperation. These skills will help students when they grow up as tomorrow’s individuals. In addition to participating in individuals sports, team sports improves their role as a team player which helps them a lot when it comes to group projects both in academics and future career. 

IMPROVES SOCIAL INTERACTION

Playing in a team helps children to develop many of the social skills they will need for life. Sports teaches them to cooperate, to be less selfish, and to listen to other children. Sports also gives children a sense of belonging. It helps them make new friends and builds their social circle outside school. 

SPORT – A TEACHER OF QUALITIES

Discipline. One of the most important things in life is to learn how to train yourself to know your own limits and goals.Respect. Having respect for your coaches in sports helps kids later on in life when dealing with adults or authoritative figures.Friendship. Overcoming AdversityLeadershipResilienceTeamwork. 

Sports Education IMPROVES confidence 

As your strength, skills, and stamina increase through playing sports, your self-image will improve as well. With the renewed vigor and energy that comes from physical activity, you may be more likely to succeed in tasks off the playing field as well arson it. 

HEALTH AND FITNESS

For most people, taking part in sport will improve your general health and well being. Playing sports helps reduce body fat or controls your body weight. Sports allow you will gain the satisfaction of developing your fitness and skills. Sports can help you fight depression and anxiety. 

Leadership skills

*) As a leader and authority figure, your fellow team members are likely to follow you down any behavioral path you choose.

*) As a leader and authority figure, your fellow team members are likely to follow you down any behavioral path you choose.

*) As the leader of a team, awareness is key. There’s no absolute method to leadership, and your approach to certain scenarios should be heavily influenced by external factors.

*) Sport is intrinsically passionate. You feel the same set of emotions out on the pitch every weekend: euphoria from victory and disappointment in defeat.

*) Leaders, and in this case particularly coaches, live and die by their decision making. As the creator and implementer of a strategy off the field, or key figure in decision making on it, you need to have the knowledge and ability to stand by the strength of your convictions.

CONCLUSION

Engage yourself in at least one sport because it drives your mind off from everything in the world and makes you more optimistic.