It is crucial to address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for young learners of the 21st century.
Technological innovations and inventive thinking together constitute the insignia of a fertile present and a progressive future. While the evolving nature of technology has made it a mandatory skill for younger learners, it is essential to couple it with a financial aptitude and business-driven attitude for assuring sustained growths, today. One must address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for kids of the 21st century, that can provide them with a life crafted as per their innate interests and ambitions!
Gearing up for a world full of new opportunities!
In a recent address, the CEO of Linkedin said, "Your job and what you want to do will likely change in five years, three years, or even next year." As the world enters the age of artificial intelligence with the augmented deployment of robots, critical and insightful thinking is the only road to progress ahead. Thereby, it becomes pertinent to acknowledge the necessity of an education system that can nourish imaginative and penetrative mindsets for delivering best-fit solutions.
Further, 'creativity, originality and innovation' supplemented with a problem-solving mindset have been listed amongst the top 10 skills by the World Economic Forum. While technology is the cradle for creativity today, scripting success stories with new ideas is only possible with the right business knacks and a sound understanding of the financial world!
Set your kid on a flight of fruitful education with NimbleQ!
Celebrating milestones achieved.
Realizing the need for a multifaceted approach, NimbleQ headquartered in Lucknow, offers Online holistic educational programs for kindergarten to grade 10 kids, across India, UAE and the USA. Founded in 2017, the organisation has benefitted nearly 2,500-3,000 students through well-crafted courses, that focus on imparting essential technical, financial and business skills. NimbleQ's programs pivot over inculcating the spirit of inquisitiveness and promoting multi-dimensional growth.
At NimbleQ, students are prepared for the experiences of the world through a multilayered course structure. With 2-3 students per batch and a strong teacher-student ratio, the online programs offered by the institute have 45 weekly classes, stretched over the period of a year. This also includes Q-talk - guest lectures & mentoring by industry experts, entrepreneurship workshops, hackathons, startup visits, parent showcases, amongst other things.
Towards an ecosystem of learning and knowledge utilization!
Qtalks providing a bridge to the real professional world through mentoring and engagementwith Industry leaders.
Designed by subject matter experts, NimbleQ programs stress over an efficacious delivery, complementing the extensive content. Further, the pupils are encouraged to ask questions, which inspires them to find answers too. As per the founders, improved retention and maintained excitement are some of the most significant observations amongst the students.
Collectively, NimbleQ aims to ignite the potential of pupils, by addressing their needs for technical expertise, business acumen and financial intelligence. Additionally, the academy makes sure that the parents are apprised about their child's learning through a detailed communication and engagement plan. This entails development discussions with them, training sessions and counselling services too.
Why NimbleQ for young school-goers?
Class 5 student participating in a NimbleQ Business Idea Hackathon judged by Partner &Americas AI Analytics Practice Lead at IBM, USA and VP Machine learning Labs atWalmart, USA.
Multiple reports have pointed out the malleability of young age. Given the fact that most of our concrete learning comes from lived experiences, it is much easier to program young minds. Banking on this thought, NimbleQ targets the inception and promotion of out-of-the-box thinking right from the formative years of kindergarten to grade 10. If a habit of solving real-world problems is inculcated during foundational years, the child will stand an amplified chance of unlocking his/her potential!
NimbleQ building leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
From a 2nd grader, who was sufficiently informed about an RFID tag to a 5th grader, who devised his own app WhatsApp-like called 'Chitchat', NimbleQ has been successful in propelling positive changes amongst its students. Besides, industry stalwarts like the Vice President of Fortune 500 company, Celanese have expressed keenness to hire these NimbleQers.
While a number of online platforms today offer coding courses for young kids, it is tough to find a place like NimbleQ where holistic education is the key. If you are intrigued to know more about them, you can check out their website by clicking here or contact them here!
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Join the Parent-Child workshop which is appropriate for children of Grade 1 to 10 on Sunday, June 26 from 5:30-6:30PM. Click here to register.
Fancy license plate numbers can now be booked a month in advance, directly from car showrooms.
In a major change in the vehicle buying procedure, the state of Uttar Pradesh has permitted to book license plate numbers even before the purchase of the vehicle is authenticated. From July 1, people will be able to get desired or fancy numbers directly at the showrooms, saving multiple trips to the RTOs. This provision will be made available at only two or four-wheeler showrooms in Lucknow, Kanpur and other UP districts, easing the course of vehicle registration.
First book the number you want, buy the vehicle later
The pre-booking of license plate numbers in Uttar Pradesh, checks the intrusion and recommendation of brokers, streamlining a transparent method of issuing number plates. It will further eliminate the middlemen to charge arbitrary amounts for fancy numbers, promoting a fair protocol and procedure.
As per reports, registration of vehicles can be done at the dealerships, only at the time of purchase- as you complete the formalities of buying the car or two-wheeler. The Transport Department is preparing to implement this system very soon across the state.
Transport Commissioner, Dhiraj Sahu added, "Continuous efforts are being made for the immediate process of registration of vehicles at the dealer point. This arrangement is to be implemented soon. After this, applicants will not need to go to the RTO office to get the number."
Auction process for fancy numbers to alter as well
The new arrangement will also alter the process of booking fancy number plates. Until now, people who wanted a certain number (desired license plate) had to participate in its online auction. After procuring this number, the owner had to register it with the regional transport office, within a week's time. However, such fancy or desired plates can now be booked a month in advance.
The process of tatkal numbers at the dealerships is also set to soon. People can indulge in online booking, if they want a license number that is not on the list of fancy number plates.
4 permit-related services now online
In a digital upgrade, the Transport Department has decided to take four of its permit-related services online. These provisions, namely the renewal of permits, duplicate permits, transfer of permits and revocation of permits were managed manually as yet. The digitisation will promote automation, giving an order to the entire permit system.
Applicants will now have to first deport the fees online, which will save unnecessary visits to the RTO amid the pandemic. It will also bring transport services to people's mobiles and computer screens and thus, at their doorstep. This also advocates a hiccup-free and transparent procedure of all permit-related works.
Do not forget to capture the ship-structured building which houses this museum, through your lenses!
Located at a distance of hardly 8 km from Panaji, the Houses of Goa Museum provides a glimpse into the prevalent architectural practices of colonial Goa. It is a hidden gem located in the hamlet of Salvador-do-Mundo and it was conceptualised by Goa's famous architect- Gerard Da Cunha. If you wish to know what the confluence of the east and west looks like, then tag along with us as we give you a peek through this historical window!
A treat for architecture-enthusiasts!
With furniture, home decor items, door and window frames, railings and much more from the colonial era, the Houses of Goa Museum stands as a testimony to the bygone era. It is a reflection of how Portuguese architecture became a part of the Goan lifestyle over the years. This museum is spread across three levels which display umpteen artefacts that will be of interest to those who love the vintage decor.
The first level is adorned by a series of sketches that showcase the history of Goa and this pictorial narrative is by artist Mario Miranda. On the next level, you can spot a collection of household items, like a mirror, a wooden coat hanger and an umbrella, amid a plethora of other knick-knacks. Piquing your interest on the third floor will be a display, that features all things that belong within a typical Goan home including balcãos and vibrant Tulsi vrindavans.
Can't get enough of the Latin Quarters? If yes, then the Houses of Goa Museum should definitely be on your list of places to visit, whenever the pandemic permits. Also, while you are learning about Goan architecture, do not forget to sit back and marvel at the ship-structured building which houses this museum!
There are 9 CHCs, 28 PHCs, 52 health post centres and 8 urban PHCs in Lucknow, as yet.
There are 3,011 PHCs and 855 CHCs in UP while the number of urban PHCs is 592. On the other hand, there are 9 CHCs, 28 PHCs, 52 health post centres and 8 urban PHCs in the state capital Lucknow, currently.
Reconstruction of dilapidated roads being carried out at an expedited pace
Owing to the issuance of related instructions by UP's Chief Minister, the drive to make the roads leading to the CHCs and PHCs in all districts, pothole-free, is underway in full swing. Additonally, the reconstruction of dilapidated roads is being carried out at an expedited pace, to aid the patients in reaching the facilities at a quicker and smoother pace.
The Urban Development Department, Municipal Corporations, Public Works Departments (PWD), gram panchayats along with other urban and rural bodies, have been tasked to effectuate and accomplish this work.
Other expressway projects fast-tracked
Simultaneously, with the onset of the monsoons, adequate arrangements are being looked into, for the treatment of patients in the infirmaries. The government envisions that once the CHCs and PHCs are connected to the main roads, it will enable ambulances to carry patients for treatment, without any roadway hassles and at a speedy rate. It will be aid the critical patients to procure urgent treatment as well.
Other ventures, such as the Purvanchal Expressway Project, Gorakhpur Link Expressway Project, Bundelkhand Expressway Project and Ganga Expressway Project, have also been fast-tracked. the government has also launched a state-wide campaign to make the roads pothole-free.
The Indore District Collector has set up a monitoring committee to expedite the construction of oxygen plants at hospitals
Amid the alarms of an approaching third COVID wave, Indore has buckled up to become a self-sufficient producer of medical oxygen. The motive to achieve this status has aggravated since the advent of the recent wave of COVID-19 in the district, which exposed the lack of supplies, amenities and medical utilities to tackle the pandemic. To ensure this, around 40 hospitals in Indore will set up oxygen generating plants.
Indore aims to produce up to 105 metric tonnes of oxygen
The District Collector informed that around 40 hospitals in the city are making provisions to set up oxygen generation plants. These collectively will be able to produce up to 65 metric tonnes of medical grade oxygen. Another 40 metric tonnes of oxygen will be synthesised at the ASU and Mittal Plant at Pithampur, the Collector added. With this, Indore aims to achieve the potential of facilitating 105 metric tonnes of oxygen, at the emergency hour.
As per reports, the District Collector has constituted a committee to expedite the construction of oxygen plants to mitigate the pressures of another resurgence. All government and private hospitals have been ordained by this body to work fast. As yet, around 6 hospitals have successfully managed to institute their own oxygen generating plants.
Role of the Monitoring Committee
The district monitoring committee will be lead by the District Additional Collector along with the Chief Medical and Health Officer, as a member secretary. Other officials include the IMA Indore President, Satish Joshi, Dr. Sunil Banthia from Nursing Home Associations, Dr. Nishant Khare as well as Dr. Madhu Verma.
These officials have been tasked to seek relevant information from hospital management, to keep tabs on the establishment of oxygen plants. The agency representatives have been directed to install oxygen plants by the hospitals and these will also be pulled up during the monitoring procedure, along with the people from the hospital management.
As per reports, the district committee will convene a weekly meeting at all concerned hospitals to invigilate the oxygen plant progress. The state government will also provide a 50% capital subsidy to set up a private oxygen generation units, to promote the overall agenda.
IIT Kanpur's Cognitive Robotics course will benefit both, students & industry experts.
Introducing a new dimension in the field of robotics and cognitive studies, the Indian Institute of Kanpur has launched a free online course in Foundations of Cognitive Robotic. This is a primary level programme that is set to benefit both students and industry experts, in just 4 weeks. A complete 360° course, its study sessions will explore the science of robotic via illustrative models, facts and relevant theories.
Innovative credit certificate course by IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur has started to invite application from interested participants for the free introductory course in Cognitive Robotics. According to the schedule, the online sessions will be conducted from July 26 to August 20, and the last date of registration would be August 2, 2021. The course carries 1 credit point and categorically falls in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the postgraduate level.
The course will be conducted by professor Bishakh Bhattacharya, professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He is also heading the Cognitive Science program at the premier institute. Prof. Bhattacharya is also the coordinator of Space Technology Cell, IIT Kanpur and the head of the Smart Materials, Structures and Systems (SMSS) Laboratory.
What is the scope of the course?
IIT Kanpur has crafted the course to encapsulate the concept of biology, engineering and control system design to attract a broad group of candidates. This interdisciplinary field will cover the following 4 topics in 4 weeks:
- Module smart materials: Introduction to cognitive robotics and human-robot interactions.
- Module Architecture of the brain, and nerve cells: Brain physiology and neural signal transmission
- Module Neural modelling: Introduction to synchronization models, and electroencephalography
- Module Intelligence architecture: Theories of intelligence, Kuramoto Model, and child-robot interaction.
To apply for the elective course, candidates will have to sign up for the NEPTL platform by their Facebook, Swayam, Mircosoft, or Google accounts. After this, they simply have to click on the 'Join' tab on the official page to register.
While the course is absolutely free, from enrollment to learning. students need to write a proctored exam at any of the designated centres. The certificate exam fee has been marked at ₹1000; it has been scheduled for August 26, 2021.
Passengers will soon be able to travel in Lucknow trains with unreserved tickets.
The Lucknow Division of the Northern Eastern Railway has decided to revive passenger trains, across important routes from June 25 onwards. Besides this, the bustle of train travel is set to scale higher with the provision of unreserved ticket travel - with special counters for the same at many stations including the Lucknow Junction. Passengers can buy tickets from these windows while following the norms of physical distancing, read reports.
State government permits to restart passenger trains
Several trains of the North Eastern Railway network had stopped to function given the COVID outbreak and consequent travel restrictions. At the same time, the operating services had to ensure reservation in the second seating class coaches on express trains to ensure the travelling crowd was well-spaced, in line with pandemic protocols.
These rakes are otherwise designated as unreserved coaches, for immediate travel. On similar lines, the railways was not able to restart passengers trains. However, these will now be restarted amid the bettering conditions of the pandemic and the authoritative permission by the state government.
These trains will commence services?
From June 25:
- Train no 05087/88 Lucknow Junction Mailani Special
- Train no 05085/86 from Lucknow Junction Mailani Special Special
- Train no 05356 Mailani-Bahraich Unreserved Special
- Train no 05355 Bahraich-Mailani Special
- Train no 05142 Gorakhpur-Siwan Special
- Train no 05141 Siwan-Gorakhpur Special
- Train no 05093/94 Gorakhpur-Sitapur Passenger
An overall count of 46 business schools from 21 countries had participated in this rating module in 2021.
In the global report of Positive Impact Rating (PIR) 2021, the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has been ranked as a "pioneering" B-school, alongside 3 other such institutions. This review was put forward at the virtual forum of United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME) held in New York, an official statement mentioned on Friday. An overall count of 46 business schools from 21 countries, had participated in this rating module in 2021.
"PIR is the voice of the students around the globe"
The aim behind the UN's PRME forum initiative is to attain sustainable development goals, through the implementation of the principles for responsible management education, the statement added.
The Director of GIM, Ajit Parulekar, was quoted saying, "We at GIM are honoured and delighted to be named among the top four B-schools globally in leading pioneering change in the prestigious Positive Impact Rating (PIR) Report 2021, which is looked up to by the management institutes globally."
Parulekar further stated, "PIR is the voice of the students around the globe and what is most satisfying for us is that our main stakeholders -- our students -- have acknowledged the institute's commitment towards sustainability, and encouraged us to design and execute more such initiatives for positive long-term impact."
Recipient of the 2021 Flourish Prize, leaving 585 entries behind
Just a few days prior, GIM won the prestigious 2021 Flourish Prize from a total of 585 entries and it was also the only institute from India to be shortlisted. Reportedly, this premier management institution won the title, owing to its submission of the story on Jaipur Rugs, focused on the Global Goal #8- Decent Work and Economic Growth. This objective is a part of the '17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.'
Goa Institute of Management is the state's pride and is ranked as a preferred choice among many B-school aspirants in the country. It has been consistently considered amid the top-15 private B-schools by leading publications like The Week, India Today, and Dalal Street.
Last seen in 2019, this blue-eyed leopardess went 'missing' to look for her own territory, informed officials.
Cleopatra, Jhalana's most beautiful leopardess was three years old, when she went missing in 2019. Two years on, the blue-eyed beauty was spotted here, after a thorough investigation of the Forest Department. Leopard experts from Jhalana had installed camera traps in several forest regions, which lead to the discovery of Cleopatra in the forests of Sumail in the Galta region on June 13.
Cleopatra finally found after tracing 10,000 photographs
The Forest Department scrutinised around 10,000 photographs attained from the trap cameras across various forests in the vicinity of Jaipur. Given the long period of absence, many believed that the 'Queen of Jhalana', Cleopatra was dead and it wasn't until confirming it twice, that the Department announced her to be alive. However, experts have informed that the young leopardess had wandered off to seek her own territory, a common behaviour among sub-adult leopards.
Officials informed that the leopardess is in the Galta region and she appears to be healthy. The Forest Department is keeping tabs on its movement and charting a plan regarding its future, simultaneously.
Cleopatra is the offspring of Flora and has a sibling, Juliet, who attracted a flock of tourists with her regular sightings. As such, Cleopatra's absence was highlighted all the more, getting the Forest Department to launch a search investigation. During the course of this search, a study found that around 32 leopards have died or gone missing from Jhalana from 2012 to 2021. Of this, around 25 leopards were sub-adults or cubs who disappeared or died in the search of their own territory.
Plans to broaden forest space for leopards
Presently, the area is a natural habitat of 36 leopards, living across 20 sq km. The density is too high for an urban forest, remarked the officials, given a steady birth rate of new cubs. As more cubs are born regularly, sub-adults and adults are getting pushed out of the Jhalana Leopard Safari Park- eventually getting killed in territorial fights.
Studies inform that a male leopard ideally requires at least a 5 sq km area. Hence, the Forest Department is considering the development of the surrounding forests, including the ones in the Galtra region, to provision an almost 700-hectare habitat for these wild cats. This will prevent the leopards from wandering away or loitering around in neighbouring reserves, facilitating their protection.