Desi Twitter has the best viral money memes. How many have you seen?

What do you think about this?

What do you think about this?

The internet is a crazy, crazy place. A cursory glance at the microblogging site every morning will provide enough fodder for your entertainment throughout the day. For example, stuff that the internet is obsessing over since Wednesday are money memes.

It’s quite apt considering the fact it is that time of the month during which your bank balance can appear demoralising enough. But there is light at the end of the tunnel with salary being credited soon. Until then, millenials are busy explaining their current situation with the help of the money meme that basically features a collage of two images – a wad of cash in one hand and a hundred rupee note in the other.

We spotted some memes on Twitter that describe desi situations perfectly as the internet is drawing references ranging from daily expenses (you know what we mean, right?) to wedding rituals. Of course, low balance in the bank account is the most cited inference.

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DU Admissions: Cluster Innovation Centre has many choices for you

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Delhi University offers unique courses at the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), with a keen focus on innovation.

The courses are not just aimed at preparing students for a fast-changing innovative world but they also use unique concepts such as ‘meta college’ and ‘meta university’ to allow them to experience multiple colleges and universities during the course.

The CIC offers two undergraduate programs, BTech in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation and BA (Hons) in Humanities and Social Sciences, and a postgraduate course, MSc in Mathematical Education.

BTech in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation:

This four-year undergraduate degree course, which has been on offer in DU since 2012, is open to all who have studied Mathematics and have secured a best four score of at least 60%.

The course looks to provide students with practical knowledge, in addition to theoretical prowess, when it comes to innovation and technology. The curriculum is evaluated on the basis of both projects that students are expected to complete and theoretical exams.

“The course was designed keeping innovation in mind. DU is the only Indian university that provides a course of this kind,” said Jogeswar Purohit, an assistant professor for the course.

Admission to the 40 seats for this course will be on the basis of an entrance test expected to be conducted early next month. The entrance exam will be based on mathematics and science subjects.

Interested students can apply to the course on the DU online admission portal, under the entrance-based undergraduate programs application.

However, the CIC does not have a placement cell and does not invite companies and others for recruitment. “Almost all of our students have been placed but we do not have a placement cell,” he said.

“We encourage students to link up and think of their own start-ups. In fact, after they complete their degree, a selected few students are allowed to incubate their projects up to one year at the centre. Students even get funding up to two lakh rupees from ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises,” said Purohit, while explaining how the course nurtures an entrepreneurial spirit.

BA (Hons) in Humanities and Social Sciences:

This three-year undergraduate programme is one of its kind, as it is a ‘meta college’ programme. “Students will be able to choose classes from different DU colleges and design their own degree,” explained Geetanjali Kala, an assistant professor at DU and the woman behind the course.

Students can tailor their degree to their needs, as they are allowed to take courses from any of the DU colleges, other than St Stephen’s college. If admitted to one of the 40 seats available for the course, students will be assigned a mentor, who will help them ascertain their interests and pick courses best suited to their passions.

In the first and sixth semester, the students will be expected to attend classes at the CIC.

Anyone who has a 60% best four score, which includes a modern Indian language or English, are eligible to apply, and will be selected based on an entrance test.

“The entrance exam will look at subjects like history, geography, political science and include some general science and mathematics. We take current affairs seriously here, and students should expect a few questions related to this, especially news related to marginalized communities,” she said.

Question papers from previous years’ entrance exams are also available on the centre’s website for any who may want to peruse it.

MSc in Mathematics Education:

This two year inter-disciplinary course would be best suited for those who are looking to teach mathematics in the future.

“Degrees usually teach you one or the other, how to teach or mathematics. This course is tailor-made to ensure students not only learn mathematics but also know how to teach it,” explained Pankaj Tyagi, the coordinator for the course.

The meta university course, jointly run by Delhi university and Jamia Milia Islamia, allows students to utilise resources available at both colleges. Graduates can apply to one of the 20 seats available through DU’s online PG application, before registrations close on Wednesday.

The course is evaluated with 60% for projects and 40% for theory, and works in tandem with JMI’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre. “This is where the inter-disciplinary aspect of the course comes in. Students are trained in how to use media to teach mathematics as well,” said Tyagi.

 

 
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Many iPhone 7 Users Reporting Bluetooth Connectivity Issues; iOS 10 May Be the Culprit

Many iPhone 7 Users Reporting Bluetooth Connectivity Issues; iOS 10 May Be the Culprit

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spotty Bluetooth connectivity common among iPhone 7 users
  • Apple has been releasing updates in quick succession to fix issues
  • Apple has not yet officially acknowledged the Bluetooth issue

Since sales for Apple’s latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began, users around the world have experienced a number of issues, bugs, and glitches with their devices. Earlier reports pertained to issues like a weird hissing noise, loss in cellular service and Lightning EarPod issues. Recently, two separate polls revealed that spotty Bluetooth connectivity was among the most common issues being faced by users.

The polls, conducted by popular tech sites Gizmodo and 9to5Mac, reveal that many users are unable to connect their iPhones to in-car entertainment systems. The problem, however, is not limited to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users. Those who have updated their iPhone units to the latest iOS 10 OS are also facing the issue.

(Also see: iOS 10: Ten Cool Things to Try in Apple’s Latest Mobile OS)

Gizmodo has received 12 different email tips related to Bluetooth connectivity on the iPhone. One of the readers told the site that automatic Bluetooth connectivity failed with the iPhone 7 but worked seamlessly with older units like iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

Meanwhile, 9to5Mac has received complaints from BMW owners stating that their iPhone 7 device abruptly disconnects or stops working when connected to their car’s system.

Apple has been releasing updates in quick succession in its attempt to solve various bugs and issues. So far, none of the updates have resolved the Bluetooth connectivity issue and one can expect a third update to iOS 10 to roll out soon enough to address that. Notably however, Apple has not yet officially acknowledged the issue.

Spotty Bluetooth connectivity as an issue would not have garnered so much attention had Apple stayed with the headphone jack. However, with the Cupertino giant aiming for a wireless future, Bluetooth connectivity is now a major factor for Apple’s latest devices and the company needs to make sure that connectivity is seamless on this front.

(Also see: Dropping the 3.5mm Headphone Jack Was the Right Move by Apple)

Tags: Apple, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iOS 10, Bugs, Update, Smartphone, Mobiles

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National flag only one of the many plans Smriti Irani has for universities

A file photo of HRD minister Smriti Irani. Photo: PTIA file photo of HRD minister Smriti Irani. Photo: PTI

On Thursday, Union minister of human resource development Smriti Irani chaired a conference of 46 central university vice-chancellors at Surajkund, Haryana. There were several resolutions passed unanimously at the conference. While one of the proposals, the mandatory flying of the flag, dominated most of the discourse, several other suggestions were made.

Here’s a list of all the resolutions passed in the conference:

1. In order to optimize academic output of the student community, universities will institutionalize peer-assisted learning through an active mentoring system involving senior students and faculty.

2. To ensure a transparent proactive mechanism for grievance redressal of the university community, including students, staff and faculty, steps will be taken to appoint an anti-discrimination officer.

3. To increase cost-effective and transparent access to higher education, online admission process will be commenced.

4. To increase gross enrolment ratio to 30% in higher education, steps will be taken to increase access through starting classes in double shifts to overcome the infrastructure and human resource bottlenecks.

5. In order to keep pace with the fast emerging knowledge society in the global world, new and innovative courses have been proposed to prepare for the future needs of the nation:

a) Social Sciences and Humanities

(i) Applied courses in Foreign Languages

(ii) New Media and Youth

(iii) Inter-faith Studies

(iv) Dialogue of culture and civilizations

(v) Women and entrepreneurship

(vi) Epidemiology and public health

(vii) Gerontology

(viii) Citizenship and value education

(ix) Diaspora studies

b) Science, Technology and Agriculture

(i) Nano-technology

(ii) Converging technologies

(iii) Applied Science and Maths

(iv) Farming technology

(v) Rural supply chain management

(vi) Renewable energy development

6. In order to ensure that no student is deprived of higher education due to language limitation, universities will ensure instruction in English and an Indian language as applicable to the state.

7. To enable students to take correct personal and professional decisions, steps will be taken to implement a professional system of comprehensive guidance and counselling by experts.

8. In order to ensure a healthy, safe and congenial work environment for women, students, staff and faculty, institutionalize a suitable redressal mechanism and strengthen the existing system.

9. At a central place at every university, the national flag will be flown prominently and proudly.

10. To motivate students to be socially aware and become responsible citizens and to inculcate a spirit of dignity of labour among the youth and commitment for social upliftment, village adoption programme already in place under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan be strengthened.

11. For ensuring transparency in and speedy delivery of services, administrative reforms coupled with e-governance will be taken up on priority.

12. One-week course on leadership and management at two select IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) for vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors and registrars.

[“source-Livemint”]