Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: engineers

NASSCOM realised brand India Inc. was the real problem. Then it changed the India story

In 'The Maverick Effect’, Harish Mehta writes that India was just not ready to do business with the world – it was a branding disaster till NASSCOM stepped in.

Railway Board says IRMS will end services’ ‘turf war’. Here’s why some officers are opposing it

Senior officers of services that are being merged say new Indian Railways Management Service is beset with confusion. Railway Board insists it will raise efficiency, cut red tape.

55% of Modi govt’s top secretaries have science background, about half of them IITians

Of 84 secretaries & directors at top of civil service, 46 are science graduates, 28 are engineers, and 22 are from 4 IITs — Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Bombay.

7,000 engineers, postgraduates, diploma-holders apply for 549 sanitary-worker jobs in TN

Some applicants already have jobs with private firms but were drawn by the promise of a government job and starting pay of Rs 15,700.

To make engineers ‘employment ready’, India’s technical colleges draw inspiration from IITs

Around 10,000 technical institutes affiliated to AICTE are set to introduce the flipped classroom teaching method from 2019-20 academic session.

To make Indian engineers more employable, govt plans to train teachers

The AICTE has come up with a detailed policy for training teachers in technical institutions like engineering, management and pharmacy colleges.

Indian engineers are about to become even more employable abroad

Govt to give accreditation to 1,000 programmes at Indian institutions. Under 'Washington Accord', this will improve graduates’ chances of foreign placement.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.