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Navika Sagar Parikrama - Circumnavigating The Globe on an Indian-Built Sail Boat INSV Tarini by Women Naval Officers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:09:27 -0500

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Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba is also seen. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

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Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Lt. Commander P. Swathi of Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini.

The all-women crew have trained extensively for the forthcoming voyage. They have sailed approximately 20,000 Nm onboard INSV Mhadei and Tarini as part of training, which includes two expeditions to Mauritius (in 2016 and 2017) and a voyage from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16.

This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’ (Women Power).

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United Nations commemorates International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples and International Youth Day

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:28:38 -0500

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Photo: Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from Canada, makes a ceremonial call to order prior to an event held on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), under the theme “A Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”. 09 August 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

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Photo: A participant at an event entitled “Youth Building Peace”, commemorating International Youth Day (12 August). The event was hosted by the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding of the Inter-agency Network on Youth Development. 11 August 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

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Naga Village Chieftains call on Prime Minister Modi

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:09:27 -0500

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Photos: A 15 member delegation from Nagaland GB Federation - a body of Gaon Burahs (village chieftains) of all the Naga villages, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on August 03, 2017. Images provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

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MISS TEEN USA 2017

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:11:38 -0500

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Photo: Autumn Schieferstein, Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2017, competes on stage in her evening gown during the MISS TEEN USA Preliminary Competition at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, July 28. The Miss Teen USA contestants spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Teen USA crown in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Frank L Szelwach. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

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Photo: Baylee Ogle, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2017, is announced as a top 15 finalist in fashion by Sherri Hill during the opening of The MISS TEEN USA Competition at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 29. The Miss Teen USA contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Teen USA crown in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Frank L Szelwach. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

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Photo: Hannah Chisolm, Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2017, rehearses on stage at Symphony Hall in Phoenix on Thursday, July 27. The Miss Teen USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Teen USA crown in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Patrick Prather. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

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Photo: Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2017, reacts to winning Miss Teen USA at the conclusion of the Live Stream special event from Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 29. The new winner will become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Patrick Prather. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

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National Press Club, Washington, D.C., hosts Headliners Events on Two New Books — "Understanding Trump" and "The Smear"

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:27:18 -0500

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• Newt Gingrich Discusses New Book “Understanding Trump” at National Press Club Headliners Event, June 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared at a National Press Club Headliners Event on June 16th to discuss his new book, “Understanding Trump”.

In “Understanding Trump”, Gingrich shared what he learned from more than two years helping Donald J. Trump throughout his presidential campaign, during his transition from presidential candidate to Commander in Chief, and in his first few months in office. Gingrich provided a unique perspective on how the new president’s past experience as a business leader has shaped his political agenda and approach to governing the country.

The event featured a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing.

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• Sharyl Attkisson Brings “The Smear” to a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on August 31

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote,” will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Room.

Attkisson is The New York Times bestselling author of “Stonewalled,” a five-time Emmy Award winner, and the host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” offered by Sinclair. She is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and has reported nationally for CBS News, PBS and CNN.

In “The Smear,” Attkisson reveals the world of opposition research and the dirty tricks those in power use to influence public opinion. Spin doctors and outside interests use a tactic known as “the Smear” to blindly influence the public, she writes, noting that there is an agenda by those pushing such fabricated stories.

The event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Proceeds from the two events would benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which offers innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals working in a rapidly-changing media environment.

The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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The Editor, Surender Hastir, is a Member of The National Press Club.




Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Launches in U.S. with New and Improved Real Coca-Cola Taste

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:16:54 -0500

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ATLANTA - July 26, 2017 - According to The Coca-Cola Company, since its 2005 introduction, Coca-Cola Zero has refreshed hundreds of millions of fans across America with its real Coca-Cola taste and zero calories. From its U.S. introduction into the Coca-Cola trademark brand portfolio to its global expansion, the brand is sold in nearly 160 countries around the world.

Now, through in-house innovation and extensive market testing, Coca-Cola Zero is getting a new name, new look and even more delicious taste, said the company. The no-calorie fan favorite will deliver an even better-tasting recipe and now be called “Coca-Cola Zero Sugar”.

“More than 10 years ago, we launched Coca-Cola Zero with a revolutionary recipe that gave fans real Coca-Cola taste without the sugar and calories. The brand grew strongly after its launch and gained millions of loyal fans over time, but we recognized an opportunity to give the brand another boost and to encourage more Coca-Cola fans to try a great-tasting zero-sugar product,” said Stuart Kronauge, business unit president, USA Operations and senior vice president, Marketing, Coca-Cola North America.

“We’ve used our in-house innovation capabilities to make the great taste of Coke Zero even better and a lot like a Coke. To achieve this, we optimized the unique blend of flavors that gave Coke Zero its real Coca-Cola taste in the new and improved Coca-Cola Zero Sugar recipe. It’s delicious, refreshing and our best-tasting zero-sugar Coca-Cola yet,” Kronauge continued.

As the company continues to create new beverages and evolve its recipes, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar represents the company’s latest zero-sugar product innovation. It joins a roster of nearly 250 other delicious no- and low-calorie beverages offered in the U.S.

This U.S. launch builds on the success and popularity of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar already seen in Great Britain, Mexico and more than 25 other markets around the world, the company said.

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de GRISOGONO presents New Creations — Vibrant, Radiant, Mobile, and Sensual

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:00:03 -0500

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Photos: The Mediterranean serves as a creative backdrop to de GRISOGONO, providing the jeweller with an endless source of inspiration and expression. From the steps of the Cannes to the Eden Roc cliffs; from the shores of Capri in the Bay of Naples to the fiefdom in Sardinia. These iconic locations symbolise elegance, glamour and timelessness with the atmosphere brimming with joy, energy and colours. (Images provided by & copyright © de GRISOGONO.)

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Ahmedabad (India) declared World Heritage City by UNESCO

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:44:06 -0500

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Photo: Temple Architecture, Historic City of Ahmedabad, India.

Krakow, Poland, 08 July 2017 — UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has inscribed three cultural sites in Cambodia, China and India.

The sites added, in order of inscription are:

• Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura (Cambodia):

The archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk, “the temple in the richness of the forest” in the Khmer language, has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries CE. The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city centre as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. Some of these elements, including lintels, pediments and colonnades, are true masterpieces. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period.

• Kulangsu: A historic international settlement (China):

Kulangsu is a tiny island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, facing the city of Xiamen. With the opening of a commercial port at Xiamen in 1843, and the establishment of the island as an international settlement in 1903, this island off the southern coast of the Chinese empire suddenly became an important window for Sino-foreign exchanges. Kulangsu is an exceptional example of the cultural fusion that emerged from these exchanges, which remain legible in its urban fabric. There is a mixture of different architectural styles including Traditional Southern Fujian Style, Western Classical Revival Style and Veranda Colonial Style. The most exceptional testimony of the fusion of various stylistic influences is a new architectural movement, the Amoy Deco Style, which is a synthesis of the Modernist style of the early 20th century and Art Deco.

• Historic City of Ahmadabad (India):

The walled city of Ahmadabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati river, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods. The urban fabric is made up of densely-packed traditional houses (pols) in gated traditional streets (puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions. The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present.

The 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (9-12 July), chaired by Jacek Purchla, founder and director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, is inscribing new sites on the World Heritage List.

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Marc O'Polo Launches 50th Anniversary Special Edition Sweatshirt in collaboration with Robbie & Ayda Williams

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:10:18 -0500

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Photos: English singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Williams during the launch of the Marc O’Polo 50th anniversary special edition sweatshirt on July 6, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Images provided by Marc O’Polo. Photos © 2017 Gisela Schober/Getty Images.

In celebration of its 50th birthday, the fashion label MARC O’POLO, founded in 1967, announced a one-of-a-kind design collaboration with pop legend Robbie Williams. The international superstar, whose affection for MARC O’POLO dates back to the early 1990s, has co-created an iconic capsule collection of logo sweatshirts in double-face knit. Robbie’s wife, Ayda, helped to design the women’s styles.

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New Leather Jacket Styles at the Berlin Fashion Week Spring Summer 18

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:09:30 -0500

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Photo: A model poses during the leather jacket brand FN presentation under the motto “Celebrate the Summer of Love” on July 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by FN. Photo © 2017 Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images.

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Photo: Model Hana Nitsche is seen at the leather jacket brand FN presentation under the motto “Celebrate the Summer of Love” on July 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by FN. Photo © 2017 Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images.

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Lamborghini Aventador Miura Special Edition

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 06:09:28 -0500

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Photo: Automobili Lamborghini is presenting Aventador Miura, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe. Just 50 units of the car will be produced and they will be available in selected markets worldwide.

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Conversation on Yoga for Health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:00:13 -0500

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Photo: A scene from an event entitled “Conversation on Yoga for Health”, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of India, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Department of Public Information. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN, offered opening remarks. 21 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

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Harvard is World's Most Prestigious University

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:30:05 -0500

Photo: Section of a building at Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Image Credit: Andreas Metz. Times Higher Education (THE) has just announced the results of its World Reputation Rankings 2017. These rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands. Harvard University tops this year’s list of the world’s most prestigious universities, and it does that for the seventh year in a row. But, while North America continues to dominate the table, several of the region’s most reputable institutions have been outshone by leading Asian brands for the first time. China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University both leapfrogged the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University in the table this year while the University of Tokyo now has a stronger reputation than Columbia University. Meanwhile, Seoul National University is now considered more prestigious than the University of California, Davis. Leading universities in Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands have also lost ground as universities in Asia have become more prominent brands on the global stage. Overall, 19 countries across Europe, Australasia, Asia, North America and Latin America are represented in the seventh annual edition of the table. World’s Most Prestigious Universities 2017 Top 50 Rank - Institution - Location - Overall Score Harvard University — United States — 100.0 Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States — 80.2 Stanford University — United States — 76.2 University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 69.1 University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 69.1 University of California, Berkeley — United States — 60.3 Princeton University — United States — 38.5 Yale University — United States — 35.8 University of Chicago — United States — 27.2 California Institute of Technology — United States — 26.0 University of Tokyo — Japan — 25.7 Columbia University — United States — 24.3 University of California, Los Angeles — United States — 22.6 Tsinghua University — China — 20.1 University of Michigan — United States — 18.5 University College London — United Kingdom — 17.3 Peking University — China — 17.2 Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 17.1 University of Pennsylvania — United States — 17.0 London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom — 16.7 Johns Hopkins University — United States — 16.6 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — Switzerland — 16.3 Cornell University — United States — 15.5 University of Toronto — Canada — 15.4 Kyoto University — Japan — 13.4 New York University — United States — 13.4 National University of Singapore — Singapore — 13.0 Duke University — United States — 11.5 University of California, San Diego — United States — 9.8 Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 9.4 Northwestern University — United States — 9.2 University of Texas at Austin — United States — 9.1 University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 9.1 University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 8.7 University of Washington — United States — 8.7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States — 8.6 Carnegie Mellon University — United States R[...]



World Oceans Day celebrated at UN Headquarters

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:57:18 -0500

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Photo: Stilt dancers, musicians, and ritual processions came together at the UN Visitors’ Plaza in a new performance piece entitled “Ocean Calling” to mark World Oceans Day (June 8). The marine-centric work was created by artist Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with choreographer Chris Walker, The Brooklyn Jumbies, choreographer and dancer Mei Yamanaka, and Jarana Beat. The event was organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly with TBA21-Academy. 08 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

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Photo: The Ocean Conference opens with a Fijian traditional welcome ceremony. The UN Ocean Conference took place at UN headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day (8 June). Co-chaired by Fiji and Sweden, the Conference aimed to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. 05 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

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Photo: Peter Thomson (right), President of the seventy-first session of the UN General Assembly, meets with Yoshioka Tatsuya, Co-founder and Director of Peace Boat, on the margins of the 5-9 June Ocean Conference. 07 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

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QS World University Rankings 2018: MIT Named World's Best University for Record Sixth Year

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 03:36:32 -0500

Photo: A section of the Stata Center building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. Image Credit: Adam Fagen. Photo: Alexandra Amouyel, Executive Director of Solve at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during the recent “Solve at the United Nations” event. Solve is an MIT initiative “connecting innovators with resources to solve global challenges”. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten. LONDON, June 7, 2017 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, higher education experts, have released the 14th annual QS World University Rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the world’s leading university for a record sixth consecutive year. 959 universities are ranked. Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “MIT is the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem. Companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion, making them the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy.” QS World University Rankings 2018: Top 20 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) US STANFORD UNIVERSITY US HARVARD UNIVERSITY US CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH) US UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON) UK IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON UK UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO US ETH ZURICH CH NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU) SG ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL) CH PRINCETON UNIVERSITY US CORNELL UNIVERSITY US NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) SG YALE UNIVERSITY US JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY US COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY US UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA US AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU) AU PRESIDENT OF INDIA RECEIVES 2018 EDITION OF THE QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS New Delhi, Rashtrapati Bhavan: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings brought out by the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy to find three Indian institutions - IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore, which were already in the top 200, and the latest entrant IIT Bombay securing ranks within the coveted top 200 and IISc Bangalore being now ranked 6th globally for Citations per Faculty. The President said that while in terms of infrastructure there has been considerable expansion in the higher education sector, quality of education in many institutes remains a matter of concern. In ancient times, we had renowned seats of higher learning - Nalanda, Takshashila, Vikramashila, Valabhi, Somapura and Odantapuri - that dominated the world higher education system for eighteen hundred years beginning sixth century BC. Scholars from round the globe flocked to these centres of learning in search of knowledge. A reverse scenario exists today. Many meritorious Indian students pursue their higher studies from foreign universities. Our higher learning institutions are capable of producing world-class scholars but lose them to foreign universities. The President said that during his visits to the universities in his capacity as Visitor to Central Intuitions of Higher Learning, he had been sharing his concerns about the performance of Indian institutions in world university rankings. A high rank can boost the morale of the academic and student communities, open greater avenues of growth and placement for students, help attract the best faculty from across the world, and provide a benchmark for continuous quality enhancement. |GlobalG[...]