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More than 120 tons of trash washes ashore Mumbai's Juhu beach over past 3 days: BMC

Mumbai, June 28 -- Heavy downpour in the city over the past three days washed ashore 1,20,000kg or 120 tons of trash onto Juhu beach, owing to untreated sewage and garbage being discharge from creeks.

Civic body officials from K (West) ward said that over 40,000kg of garbage, mostly comprising plastic, was washed ashore on the beach on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

"All wards along the city's coastline are facing a serious garbage crisis as slums... Read More


United Bank for Africa Foundation Launches Read Africa in Liberia

Liberia, June 28 -- Monrovia In pursuance of its mission to uplift the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa (UBA) operates, UBA Foundation's initiative, Read Africa is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children embrace the culture of reading.

Read Africa is an initiative of UBA Foundation geared at rekindling the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths. Conceived and introduced in 2011, by ... Read More


National Conference

India, June 28 -- To deliberate and analyse the role of professionals in contributing towards building a new India and playing an integral part in its enterprising economy, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India's (ICSI) 18th National Conference of Practising Company Secretaries was inaugurated recently. The theme of the two-day conference was Enterprising India-Role of Professionals in Newage India.

Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice, High... Read More


Centum Learning Appoints Sanjay Bahl as new MD and CEO

India, June 28 -- Centum Learning announced the appointment of Sanjay Bahl as the Managing Director & CEO. In this role, Sanjay will be responsible for driving Centum Learning's strategy to attain the goal of Centum being the most admired Learning and Skill Development Partner, enabling sustainable transformation.

Speaking on the occasion of his appointment Sanjay Bahl said, "I strongly believe that the success of a nation depends on the success... Read More


Arendse stands by Santos in third tier

Midrand, June 27 -- It has been said time and again that loyalty in football does not pay. While many may agree with the saying, veteran midfielder Tyren Arendse is out to dispel all myths as he prepares to go to the less fancied ABC Motsepe League with one-time PSL champions Santos. Arendse, who is 36 years old, has been with the team when they, along with Limpopo side Magesi FC, were relegated from the National First Division to the ABC Motsepe... Read More


CBSE pulls up its Mumbai schools without special educators

Mumbai, June 27 -- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has pulled up its schools for not adhering to affiliation rules that make appointment of special educators to cater to differently-abled students compulsory.

Mumbai schools said there was a shortage of qualified teachers in the city, because few universities offer specialisations in it.

A special educator needs to work with children and young adults who require additional suppor... Read More


World Bank clears $250-mn loan to train India's job seekers

India, June 27 -- The World Bank has cleared a USD 250-million loan for making Indian youth more employable through reskilling, in a move that is seen to aid the Skill India mission, reported PTI.

The multi-lateral lender is keen to support the Indian government in its efforts to better equip the young workforce with employable skills. It said the support will help the youth contribute to India's economic growth and prosperity.

"The USD 250-mil... Read More


City of Cape Town hosts first eSport competition

Midrand, June 27 -- The Mother City hosted the first eSports at the Sarepta Sports and Recreation Centre at the weekend. The aim was to embrace eSports and develop the sport by hosting a series of qualifying tournaments culminating in a signature Cape Town eSports Cup and ultimately a bid for the Electronic Sports World Cup. "Our aim is to take gaming into the communities to get young people excited about competitive gaming," the city said. The c... Read More


ITBPF joins hand with Skill India to train retired personnel in resettlement

New Delhi, June 27 -- A tripartite agreement was signed today between the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and provide gainful employment to retired ITBPF personnel, school students, youth, and differently abled. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India Mission', the project is targeted for five years till 2022, an official stat... Read More


Odisha Skill Development Project in India

India, June 27 -- Project Id: 54692

Description: The proposed project will help the government improve the employability, productivity, and income of its working-age population by enhancing the state's capacity to supply high-quality, market-responsive skills training. These training programs are in line with the state's development strategies in priority sectors such as manufacturing, construction, and services (e.g., healthcare and automotive)... Read More