IKEA’s Rs. 1,000 Crore Store In Hyderabad May Open Next Month

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IKEA's Rs 1,000 Crore Store In Hyderabad May Open Next Month

The next IKEA store will come up in Mumbai in 2019 (File)

Hyderabad:  Leading Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA is likely to open its first India store here next month.

The store, spread over 13 acres with a built up space of 4,00,000 square feet, will feature over 7,000 IKEA products of which almost 2,000 will be priced below Rs. 200.

John Achillea, IKEA Telangana Managing Director, on Thursday announced the installation of IKEA’s wordmark.

While the company said the store will be opened shortly, officials in the Industry Department of Telangana said the store will be inaugurated in June.

The store will also have a 1,000-seater restaurant which is IKEA’s largest in over 400 stores it has globally.

The store is coming with an investment of Rs. 1,000 crore. It will create direct jobs for 800 people — half of them, the company promises, will be women.

In November last year, IKEA opened its experiential centre, providing a sneak peek into its products and solutions.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, IKEA designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, and is considered to be the largest furniture retailer in the world.

The company officials said last year that they plan to open 25 stores in India by 2025. The next store will come up in Mumbai in 2019. This will be bigger than the Hyderabad store with five lakh square feet.

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Is online learning making education easier?

Online Education for India

Online education has become popular among working professionals and students in higher education. These categories of online learners find immense benefit in the autonomy, and flexibility, that these courses offer.

Online courses can be planned into their schedule, which may include full-time employment, internships and caring for a family. It can also help them take out quiet time to study.

Online learning in an education system

Distance learning has been around for a long time, even before technology made it extremely accessible. Traditional schooling is now seeing an increased proliferation of virtual training materials and online courses. Even in a world of tried and tested schooling systems and curricula, the most successful schools are the ones who adapt to the changing times, as well as to the expectations of students, parents and the society.

If online education is here to stay, then what are its implications for traditional learning? Instead of focusing on pros and cons, the conversation we should be having today is about leveraging online learning to make our education system more conductive to learning.

Setting goals, tracking progress and meeting deadlines

Online courses involve setting our own goals, tracking progress and meeting deadlines

Online courses call for a greater amount of motivation and self-discipline than a classroom-based course. A classroom has one or more instructors and peers, who can hold a student accountable for their course-work. In contrast, online courses involve setting our own goals, tracking progress and meeting deadlines.

One does not learn in isolation, so online courses do offer discussion forums, email, and one-on-one support. Technology also adds on to the visual experience by incorporating animations, that can be used interactively for effective teaching, and communication.

The classroom advantage

A school provides structure, support, and a system of rewards and penalties to groom its students. Classroom education has the benefit of face-to-face interactions with peers, which are typically moderated by a teacher.

It provides children, especially those in their early developmental years, with a stable environment for social interactions, helping them develop skills like boundary setting, empathy, and cooperation. This also allows plenty of room for spontaneity, unlike a virtual learning setup.

Online education in the context of schooling

As students’ progress to higher classes, they seek more autonomy and intellectual freedom. Online learning can help them pursue highly individualized learning programmes, possibly even college-level courses. These, combined with hands-on exercises, real-world exploration, and thorough assessments, can be highly beneficial to their learning progress.

Here’s what the Managing Director of Trio World Academy said:

“They can explore their options, by trying out introductory topics from different fields, before committing to a specialization. Online learning platforms can help these students become more independent learners before they make their way into college,” said Naveen K M.

“I believe that we must not hold students back from picking any online course, but instead act as their guide as they navigate through it,” he added.

Teachers and parents should act as anchors and mentors

Teachers and parents should be anchors and mentors

Mobile apps that provide enhanced learning opportunities for school children have become mainstream. Since mobile phones have already found their way into their hands, these apps are being used to supplement classroom learning.

Teachers and parents need to act as anchors and mentors, curating the kind of educational content students are exposed to, during the tricky phase of finding the right career to pursue.

Programmes to support families wishing home-school

Virtual public schools, that offer a full scale K12 education, have already sprung up in some parts of the world. They even offer a combination of the traditional system with online education. There are programmes that provide support to families that wish to home-school their children, in the form of online course material.

These programmes bring parents and teachers into the fold, by involving them into their child’s education from the get-go. However, their effectiveness in the long term needs to be studied.

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Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

Check UGC-recognised open and distance university list here

 

New Delhi: Several students who enrolled into distance education programmes offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai woke upto the news recently that their Institute no longer has the required recognition from the UGC, official government body responsible for the Open and Distance programmes run in the country. University Grants Commission (UGC)’s Distance Education Bureau on October 3, 2018 released a list of Higher Education Institutions or universities in India recognized by the commission for academic year 2018-19 and onwards to conduct programmes through the Open and Distance Learning Mode.

How To Ensure You Are Enrolled In A Recognised Distance Learning Course

According to the list published by the UGC the some universities have their recognition to run the Open and Distance programmes till 2019-20 academic year, while some are allowed to run their courses till 2022-2023.

(Click here to know which courses are recognised by UGC)

Complete UGC Recognised University List

Check the complete list UGC recognised HEIs here (state-wise as on October 3, 2018):

ANDHRA PRADESH

1. ACHARYA NAGARJUNA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

2. SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISHWAVIDYALAYAM (STATE UNIVERSITY)

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

3. RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY

ASSAM

4. ASSAM DON BOSCO UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

5. KRISHNA KANTA HANDIQUE STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

6. GAUHATI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

7. DIBRUGARH UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

8. TEZPUR UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

BIHAR

9. LALIT NARAYAN MITHILA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

10. NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

CHANDIGARH

11. PANJAB UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

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CHHATTISGARH

12. PT. SUNDARLAL SHARMA OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

13. C.V.RAMAN UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

DELHI

14. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

15. UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

16. RASHTRIYA SANSKRIT SANSTHAN (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

GUJARAT

17. DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

HARYANA

18. CHAUDHARY DEVI LAL UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

19. MAHARISHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

20. GURU JAMBESHWAR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

KARNATAKA

21. KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

22. MANGALORE UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

23. BANGALORE UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

24. KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

25. MYSORE UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

26. JAIN UNIVERSITY (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

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KERALA

27. UNIVERSITY OF KERALA (STATE UNIVERSITY)

28. CALICUT UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

29. KANNUR UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

MAHARASHTRA

30. MAHATMA GANDHI ANTARRASHTRIYA HINDI VISHWAVIDYALAYA (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

31. SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

32. YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

33. SMT. NATHIBAI DAMODAR THACKERSEY WOMENS UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

MADHYA PRADESH

34. BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

35. M.P.BHOJ (OPEN) UNIVERSITY

36. MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI VEDIC VISHWAVIDYALAYA (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

37. DEVI AHILYA VISHWAVIDYALAYA (STATE UNIVERSITY)

38. M.G. CHITRAKOOT VISHWAVIDYALAYA (STATE UNIVERSITY)

ODISHA

39. FAKIR MOHAN UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

40. NORTH ORISSA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

41. ORISSA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

PUNJAB

42. PUNJABI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

43. LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

PONDICHERRY

44. PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

RAJASTHAN

45. JAIPUR NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

46. SURESH GYAN VIHAR UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

47. JAGAN NATH UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

48. VARDHMAN MAHAVEER OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

49. JAYOTI VIDYAPEETH WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

TAMIL NADU

50. UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS (STATE UNIVERSITY)

51. ANNA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

52. TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

53. TAMIL UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

54. SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

TRIPURA

55. INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYSTS OF INDIA, AGARTALA (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

56. TRIPURA UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

TELANGANA

57. KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

58. MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL URDU UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

59. DR. B.R. AMBEDKER OPEN UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

60. THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

UTTARAKHAND

61. UTTARAKHAND OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

62. UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

UTTAR PRADESH

63. ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

64. INTEGRAL UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

65. U.P. RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

66. SWAMI VIVEKANAND SUBHARTI UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

WEST BENGAL

67. BURDWAN UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

68. NETAJI SUBHASH OPEN UNVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

69. VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

70. UNIVERSITY OF KALYANI (STATE UNIVERSITY)

71. RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

OTHERS

72. JAGADGURU SHRI SHIVARATHREESW ARA UNIVERSITY (KARNATAKA)

73. JAIN VISHWA BHARATI INSTITUTE (RAJASTHAN)

74. DAYALBAGH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE (UTTAR PRADESH)

75. PADMASHREE DR. D.Y. PATIL VIDYAPEETH, MUMBAI (MAHARASHTRA)

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Furniture And Decor Inspired By Patrone’s 2019 Color Of The Year: Living Coral

Pantone announces their 2019 Color Of The Year!Getty

Pantone just announced their 2019 color of the year is Living Coral. They describe it as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Designers React

Designers are very excited about this choice including Aurore Martial of Domus Venus who told me, “After Ultra Violet last year, we’re definitely entering into an era of warmer and happier tones. Earthy tones are really in vogue, reminiscent of the 70s color palettes. I think we see a lot more of these pastel warm colors these days that are easily combined together to create beautiful mixes. I’d happily put it next to green shades or desert tones. It’s good to see more life coming in, this Living Coral is breathing a fresh air of happiness in interiors, hopefully, people won’t be as scared of using color in their homes too. If they are, and still want to stick to neutrals, the coral could be used as a nice contrasting color on accessories or woodwork.”

As Martial explained, this color might the mood-boosting shade we all need in our homes right now, “I like the addition of ‘living’ next to coral. It makes the traditional coral tone brighter and more invigorating. I almost feel in spring when I see it, yet it feels quite soothing too.”

How To Add Orange

An orange guest room.
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Temperature Lowers In Kashmir As Srinagar Sees Coldest Winter Night

Temperature Lowers In Kashmir As Srinagar Sees Coldest Winter Night

Temperature continued to fall in Kashmir on Tuesday as the minimum temperature settled several degrees below the freezing point at most places in the valley and Ladakh. Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar experienced the coldest night of this winter season with the temperature at minus 3.2 degrees Celsius on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

The temperature at night in Srinagar on Monday was minus 2.8 degrees Celsius.

An official of the Met department said other places across Kashmir and Ladakh region experienced sub-zero night temperatures on the same night. He added that there was a possibility of light rainfall at isolated places in Kashmir valley today.

Pahalgam health resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, registered a temperature of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius and was the coldest recorded place in Kashmir, he said.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded the minimum of minus 4 degrees Celsius, the Met official added.

The official said Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in the nearby Qazigund settled at minus 2.8 degrees.

The temperature in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, settled at minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, while Leh, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius and the nearby Kargil registered the minimum of minus 9.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.

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Ministry Says 539 Child Care Institutes Shut Down In India

sMinistry Says 539 Child Care Institutes Shut Down In India

The government has so far shut down 539 child care institutes (CCIs) across the country since August when shelter home rape cases surfaced, according to Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD).

“We had to shut those institutes which were not fitting the standard of living for the children or violated the norms or those which were unregistered. The children who were living in those CCIs have been safely shifted to other child institutes,” said a top WCD official.

In Maharashtra, 377 CCIs were closed, the highest among all states and union territories, followed by Andhra Pradesh, 78, and Telangana, 32.

Reports of alleged rape of girl inmates in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur in May and another in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, in August surfaced recently.

The WCD Ministry asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to conduct a social audit of the CCIs and also directed the unregistered institutes to register within two months.

Union WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had earlier asked for setting up of Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) at the state and district levels for regular monitoring of the Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAA) and CCIs.

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T-Mobile offering a free 4K 50-inch TV when you buy a Samsung phone

Today, T-Mobile announced a new deal for new and existing T-Mobile customers. If you purchase any Samsung Flagship smartphone and add a new line of service or activate two lines of service if you’re a new customer, the carrier will give you a free Samsung 50-inch 4K TV.

In order to qualify, you need to register for the promotion online and the TV will be shipped to you at some later time. The offer will be available until free TV supply is depleted so there’s no official end date.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9

It’s worth noting that T-Mobile didn’t say this was going to be a Smart TV so don’t expect one if you do want to take advantage of this deal. It may not be worth buying an extra phone and adding an extra line if you’re not going to use it just to get a free TV. Otherwise, if you are already going to buy a new Samsung phone and sign up for an extra line, then you might as well take advantage of this promotion.

To qualify, you need to purchase any Samsung flagship (Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9, S9+, S8, or S8 Active) on an Equipment Installment Plan and add a new line of service and then register to get the promotion online

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Ericsson And Volvo Cars Sign 5-year Connected Vehicle Cloud Worldwide Deal

This deal with Volvo Cars is the largest to date for Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud View Photos

This deal with Volvo Cars is the largest to date for Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud

Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group to provide the industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years. Volvo is increasing its focus on securing high-quality connected-vehicle services as digitalization increases the importance of software services. The services will also benefit from the increased speed, low-latency and capacity for mission critical applications, such as autonomous driving, that commercial 5G networks will enable.

The deal – which will enable Volvo Cars to provide car owners and drivers with its latest developments in connected car digital services such as automation, fleet management, telematics, navigation, and infotainment – is the largest to date for Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud.

Volvo

Volvo Cars

XC40

XC90

XC60

S90

V40

S60

V90 Cross Country

S60 Cross Country

V40 Cross Country

The platform takes full account of legal, security, and privacy obligations on a global scale – such as compliance with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

With digital services increasingly becoming a differentiation factor for automotive consumers, the need for a secure and dependable service provision infrastructure is critical to provide quality of service at scale.

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Asa Tamsons, Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Ericsson, said, “Ericsson is providing a highly scalable and global platform for connected services to Volvo Cars. By removing complexity in areas such as data legislation and storage management, and improving services latency, our platform enhances the overall user experience of Volvo Cars’ connected services. Our Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud platform will result in rapid innovation and the faster launch of new services to the benefit of Volvo Cars’ partners and customers. The new platform enables the latest development in telematics, infotainment, navigation, automation, and fleet management.”

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