Chennai, Sep 27 (PTI) Tamil Nadu today said it is keen on bridging the gap between technology space and the auto-component sector as immense skill is available in the state.”Tamil Nadu is known for its leadership in auto-component and technology space. There is a need for developing a bridge that can provide technology to auto-component sector from Chennai, instead of depending on foreign countries,” State Minister for School Education, Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Ma Foi K Pandiarajan said here.”We (Tamil Nadu) have immense human capital equipped with excellent skills here,” he said at a CII conference.”Tamil Nadu is a pioneer in technology space and it is in line with Centres Digital India initiative”, the Minister added.He further said the state government is open to extend its support to companies and considering government-owned lands that can be used for this purpose.”We have identified 48 acre of land in Pattabiram in this regard. We will continue to focus on public private partnership model in new areas,” he said. PTI VIJ VS ABI
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received communications about a message that is circulating on social media regarding scholarships being offered by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of China.The Ministry wishes to clarify that, while the Government of The Bahamas, from time to time, receives scholarships from agencies and countries with which we have relations, the information circulating on social media is not completely accurate.The scholarships being offered by the OAS are available to all nationals of member countries of the OAS and not specifically Bahamians. Also, the OAS has subsequently informed that the amount attached to these grants is $15,000, rather than $30,000 as stated in the social media message.The Chinese Government offers six scholarships to the Bahamian Government annually; however, there is no mention of the amount of monies attached to these offers.Official information about scholarships, fellowships and other forms of technical assistance managed by the Ministry can be found on the Ministry’s website, mofa.gov.bs. Information about OAS scholarships can be accessed on the OAS website.The Ministry takes this opportunity to caution members of the general public about circulating information not obtained from official sources.Release: Ministry of Foreign Affairs(BIS)
Google has also produced its own subscription service, the Google One Pass. Google is only asking for 10 percent of a sub purchase through its services, which allow publishers to set their own prices and terms for the sale of digital content. This service also allows publishers to gather customers’ demographics as they please. Apple offers the subscriber the chance to share demographic with the publisher, or elect to keep that information private. The Daily offered a free trial to customers after the launch of the app, which will end after this week. The Daily may be coming to the Android market. The Daily, a daily newspaper app that debuted on the Apple iPad, was the first to utilize Apple’s new subscription plan app (and pay its 30 percent share requirement of each purchase bought through the app). The News Corp. app is available for $.99 a week or $39.99 a year. But in a few months, this sole partnership will change, as “’The Daily’ is prepping for an Android tablet launch in the second quarter of the year,” according to All Things Digital. Although the app is owned by News Corp., the product has been tied closely to the iPad, arriving on the scene as Apple announced their sub plan.
7 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo 7:25 Read Google Home Hub review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $6 at Tidal $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Tags $520 at HP I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sprint Phones Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Boost Mobile $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET Meet the Moto G7 budget phones for 2019 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Apple iPhone XS The Cheapskate Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $155 at Google Express $999 $299 at Amazon 31 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $210 at Best Buy Comments Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Amazon $60 at Best Buy Tags Read the Rylo camera preview Read the AirPods review Juan Garzon / CNET T-Mobilers: If you’ve been waiting for the Moto G7 with a hopped-up battery, it’s now available for $10 a month.The deal comes to $238 for a 24-month contract or to buy outright. It’s available in local T-Mobile stores and will be coming to the company’s Metro by T-Mobile plans on the other side of the weekend, April 29.The phone, part of the Moto line we think are the best budget phones available (here’s how it differs from its Play, Plus and standard mates), initially went on sale at the end of March. See it Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Moto G7 review: A budget phone doesn’t get better than… Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 Best Buy 2 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Comments JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Motorola T-Mobile,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays
Kolkata: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a national level board that conducts the nationwide medical entrance examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018, triggered controversy after it imposed certain restrictions on candidates which many have termed to be “absurd”. All medical aspirants will be forced to agree on the regulations set by it. The candidates had to agree on certain rules framed by the CBSE before being able to download their admit cards from the NEET website. The instructions issued by the Board have not only sparked a row among the medical aspirants but several of them are even confused about the new directives. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe directives state that no students will be allowed to enter the examination centre with any metallic items, ornaments like ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain or necklaces, pendants, badges and brooches. The barred items also include wallets, handbags, belts, caps etc. Many medical aspirants from Bengal, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion, have raised questions on the decision of the Board.There was confusion among the students belonging to the Sikh community whether they would be able to wear the ‘kada’ and carry the ‘kirpan’ to the examination hall as both are metallic items. Married women belonging to the Hindu community also raised questions if they would be able to wear iron bangles or ‘mangalsutra’ which they consider to be auspicious. Restrictions imposed on using of caps and similar items triggered uncertainty if the Sikh students will be allowed to enter the examination centre wearing turbans. Banned items also include eatables including opened or packed, water bottles, stationery items, bits of papers, geometry/pencil box, any watch/wrist watches, bracelets, cameras etc. There are also some restrictions on wearing dresses as well. Candidates have to wear light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooches/badges, flowers etc with salwar/trouser. It’s mandatory for the candidates to wear slippers, sandals with low heel and not closed shoes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedDr A K Maity, an expert in the field of medical education in the country, said: “CBSE must consider some issues on humanitarian grounds. Students have to enter the examination centres in two slots. Candidates belonging to slot A have to enter halls between 7.30 and 8.30 am while slot B candidates between 8.30 and 9.30 pm. The examination starts at 10 am and continues till 1 pm. How are these candidates to remain without food for such a long time?” “The CBSE must ensure that the students at least get some food and purified drinking water. The Bengal government used to conduct the medical entrance examination in a more systematic manner. Each candidate now has to pay Rs 1400 for appearing in the NEET while they had to pay only Rs 500 when the exam used to be conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Board,” Dr Maity maintained. The NEET 2018 will be held at 99 centres across Bengal on May 6 where around 59,390 candidates from the state will appear. It may be mentioned that despite its efforts, the national level Board failed to check the leakage of NEET question papers in previous two years.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter today to spread awareness on vitiligo, a condition in which the skin loses its pigment cells. “On World Vitiligo Day, let us pledge to spread global awareness about vitiligo and ensure that no one is discriminated against for their skin condition,” Banerjee tweeted this morning. World Vitiligo Day is celebrated globally on June 25 with an aim to create awareness about the skin condition.
Kolkata: Three persons were killed and another went missing after a portion of a coal mine caved in while extracting coal illegally at Barjora in Bankura. The incident happened on Thursday morning.According to locals, a private company used to extract coal from a mine located at Gutgaria Panchayat in Barjora. Approximately three years ago, the mine was leased out to another company. But due to some dispute, extraction of coal was suspended till date. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHowever, despite that the mine was still being guarded by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel. It is alleged that some people often go down to the mine avoiding CISF vigil, to extract coal and sell it to the market illegally. Sources informed that on the wee hours of Thursday, six persons including three women went down to the mine. While they were extracting coal, the walls caved in without warning. Hearing loud sounds, locals rushed to the spot and heard someone screaming for help. Some locals risked their lives to go down and rescued two injured persons. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThey have been admitted at Bankura Medical College and Hospital. Later, police arrived and recovered three bodies from the mine. According to the statement of the injured persons, another woman was also there with them. Till Thursday evening, she could not be traced. The search operation had to be called off after the area became dark. Locals alleged that CISF personnel do not perform their duties accordingly. Thus, the people connected with illegal coal trade get the chance to extract coal from the mine. The search operation will start again from Friday morning, to find the missing woman.