Azim Premji loosens purse strings further for philanthropy

With the latest action, the value of the philanthropic endowment corpus contributed by Premji is about $21 billion, which includes 67 per cent of the economic ownership of Wipro.

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TET 2019: 12 Per Cent Candidates Clear Teacher Eligibility Test as Opposed to 5.62 Per Cent in 2016

TET 2019: The results of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) has been announced and only 12 per cent candidates have cleared the examination. At least 2.39 lakh students appeared for TET 2019. The School Education Department, Karnataka released the results for Karnataka TET for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who appeared for the Karnataka TET 2018 may check the results on the official website-

TET was held on February 3 last year.

In 2016, 5.62 per cent of candidates secured eligibility in TET.  It is a must for candidates aspiring for teachers’ posts in government primary school. General category candidates must with secure a score of 60 per cent or above in TET and for SCs/STs and the physically challenged the eligibility score is 55 per cent.

Candidates who appeared for Paper II have apparently performed much better than candidates who appeared for Paper I in TET 2019. Candidates must pass in Paper I in order to teach in Classes 1 to 5 and clear Paper II to teach in Classes 6 to 8.

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'India is not producing sufficient good quality jobs'

‘The jobs that are being created now are the delivery boy jobs which are of extremely poor quality, or contractual jobs where you hire a person on a per piece basis.’

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Why did Modi shoot down farm loan waivers?

Past experience shows loan waivers benefited only 30% of India’s farmers; here again, the richer cultivator skimmed the cream, leaving very little for his poorer brethren.

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After a long lull, milk prices set to rise by Rs 2-4 a litre

Prices of milk and derivatives such as cheese, butter, curd and skimmed milk powder were subdued for two years, on a supply surplus.

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Farmers reel under double whammy of drought and fund crunch

Many farmers in drought hit states are seeking MGNREGA work but the state government’s coffers do not have enough fund to pay the salaries of these workers.

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