Bengaluru silk reelers alien to new technology

Not aware of Silk Samagra Scheme, they say The Silk Samagra Scheme implemented by the Central Silk Board (CSB), which focuses on improving the quality and productivity of domestic silk hasn’t benefited the silk reelers of Bengaluru. Subhash Nayak, director of post-cocoon production at the Central Silk Board on the occasion of National Technology Day, […]

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Sexual abuse of boys remains unacknowledged, unaddressed

Society thinks only girls are victims of abuse Rakesh Sharma (name changed), now 49, was 18 years old when he was first sexually abused. Rakesh forgot to take his quilt on a train journey to Ludhiana with his brother. An old man, in an army uniform, offered Rakesh his quilt as he was feeling cold. Rakesh […]

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Growing cyber threats worry youngsters

Say awareness  various threats is required An increase in cyber terrorism in the country has left Bengaluru’s youngsters worried. India is among the top five nations in Asia that have received cyber security threats.  Cyber terrorism refers to mainly the use of the Internet and information technology to spread fear in society. According to a […]

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IPO applicants hope they will be lucky as LIC goes public

Some hope for rich gains in a few years Many applicants are eagerly awaiting information about the allocation of LIC shares to come out. Arun Harchandani, an LIC policy holder, informed The Observer: “The word LIC itself is a brand name….The added benefit of being a policyholder got me to subscribe to it.” About the […]

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Indian students worried about their Ukrainian pals

Say it is tough to lead normal life in India Indian students evacuated from Ukraine are worried for the safety of their Ukrainian friends in the war-torn country.  Vavilthota Yuktesh, 18, a student at the Kharkiv National Medical University who was evacuated from Ukraine, informed The Observer: “I am back here safe, but I feel […]

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WFH during lockdowns raised mental stress among women

Had more work at home despite help from men. Women working from home had more workload than men during the pandemic-induced lockdowns, affecting their mental health, as per a study.  Deloitte’s study on the impact of pandemic on working women has revealed that 65 per cent of the surveyed women had shouldered greater responsibility than […]

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ESG funds surge in India; ‘environment’ takes the centre stage

Popularity and tangible results drive the trend As investments in ESG funds pick up pace, the environmental factor dominates in India, say investment consultants. ESG stands for ‘environmental, social and governance’ investments. These are essentially non-financial factors that are used to measure investment instruments to enable a socially responsible form of investing. While investing in […]

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Floods leave travellers stranded on NH 16

Couple spends an entire day in their car Travellers were stranded on National Highway 16 as floods damaged big stretch of the road. Kirti Singh, 28, who was travelling from Jharkhand with her husband, informed The Observer: “My husband and I were stuck on NH 16 near a village called Manubola  in  AP’s Nellore district. […]

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Higher education the only field where profit is not the motive: Education Minister

Higher education the only field where profit is not the motive: Education Minister. Higher education is the only field where we need not work for profit. We need to make this clear, said Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N., Minister for Higher Education for Karnataka, speaking at the National Conference on Implementation of NEP-2020 conference. Talking about […]

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