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New education policy draft hailed

Ludhiana: The Punjab Educationists’ Forum organised a round-table discussion on “NDA’s new education policy” draft at Ramgarhia Girls College today. Principal Inderjit Kaur and president Ranjodh Singh of the Ramgarhia Educational Council extended a cordial welcome to the guests. The forum discussed in detail the proposed draft of the new education policy of the National Democratic Alliance. The forum hailed the merits of the new education policy, which included a change in the age for the Right to Education, from the age of three years to 18 years upto 2030,…

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New education policy seeks to junk 10+2 format, ‘high-stakes’ exams

NEW DELHI: Replacing the 10+2 system, replacing ‘high stakes’ Class 10 and 12 exams with subject-wise ‘modular’ assessments anytime between Classes 9 and 12, ‘census’ examinations for classes 3, 5 and 8 to track progress throughout the school experience and deregulating higher education to allow students to opt for courses, exit them mid-way and resume them at fully autonomous public and private institutes — these are some of the key recommendations of the new education policy that the Modi government is set to make public as it begins its second stint. Key…

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New framework looks at how technology is changing our cities

The Urban Land Institute, a non-profit grop creating sustainable communities, has launched an Urban Technology Framework to help cities advance into the next generation. The Urban Technology Framework has identified 12 current trends that will shape metropolitan hubs, the group said. This in turn, will help developers and architects who are responsible for delivering future cities. Key tech trends include 3D printing transforming the way we build, and the Internet of Things (IoT) progressing smart buildings from stationary structures to machines. Digitalisation will transform business models, causing the existing sharing economy to…

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Delta Reveals New Business Class Seats For Boeing 767-400s

Since it unveiled its all-suite business-class concept back in August 2016, Delta has been hard at work revamping the premium cabins across its fleet. The first Delta One Suites with closing doors went into service aboard the airline’s Airbus A350s back in October 2017, and the airline currently has 12 of those aircraft in its fleet. Delta is also in the process of retrofitting its Boeing 777s with the new suites, and fliers can already find them aboard the aircraft on routes such as those from Los Angeles to both Shanghai and Sydney. The…

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Health advice for the New Year from a real wellness expert

As it is the New Year many so-called wellness experts are dispensing supposedly transformational health advice. Articles about New Year’s detoxes (and all the required accoutrements, conveniently for sale) and diets are aplenty. After much much reflection I have decided that I am one of the most equipped to give said advice as I am a doctor who has been studying wellness for some time. I’ve also attended a conference (nothing was designed to improve your life experience, although coming back from death was a big focus) and, given my…

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2019 Brings New Chipotle Lifestyle Menu: Ways To Add Diet Bowls To Resolutions

Chipotle Keto BowlChipotle “Nobody wants to hear about your New Year’s resolutions. And with our new menu shortcuts nobody will have to (because your mouth will be full). Meet our new #keto, #Whole30, #paleo and #highprotein bowls.” It is the Chipotle resolution tweet already echoing through 2019. Keto. Paleo. Whole30. Finding a restaurant offering specific dietary needs can be difficult with ingredient restrictions. Fast-casual giant Chipotle has answered with new menu items designed to bring all three diet options to diners. The new list of menu items makes ordering easier:…

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