New Delhi (India), Dec 6 (ANI): In a bid to ensure that children in tribal areas are not deprived of quality education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will put in place an extensive network of more than 400 new 'Eklavya Model residential schools' by 2022 across the country."We are developing an extensive network of 'Eklavya Model residential schools in the country. By 2022, more than 400 such new schools will be opened," said Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gujarat, through video conference."The Central government is working for the education of tribal children with special emphasis on their skill development. The scholarship schemes for the tribal children have been made more transparent and more opportunity is provided to them for their education," he added.The Prime Minister said that small things are being taken care of in these schools, which are meant for tribal students."We are paying attention to every small thing like holidays are granted in these schools on tribal festivals. As a result, the drop out rate has decreased and the tribal children are also happy," he said."These schools are also being developed to provide them with modern sports facilities," said Prime Minister Modi.Stressing on the need for the government and the society to strive collectively to make the schemes a success, Prime Minister Modi said: "In my view, the government efforts alone are not sufficient. The government and society should collectively strive for making such schemes a success."Prime Minister Modi also shared the idea of pairing private and public schools wherein students from the rural background will learn from their urban counterparts and vice versa, thus boosting the idea of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat'. He also congratulated Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan for spearheading the 'Ekal School Abhiyan' which aims to promote the education among rural and tribal children, and appreciated the Sangathan volunteers for their role in nation building by imparting education and awareness to more than 2.8 million rural and tribal children who reside in the remotest locations across India and Nepal.Congratulating the Sangathan on reaching the figure of 1 lakh schools across India, the Prime Minister said that working with passion, dedication, and commitment turns an impossible goal into an achievable one. He highlighted the fact that the Sangathan has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize due to its commitment towards social service and for being an inspirational role model for the whole country.The Prime Minister noted that the Union Government is also working enthusiastically for better education and skill development in India. Schemes like scholarship for scheduled tribes' children, Poshan Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush, and school holidays on the occasion of tribal festivals, etc., have helped not only in checking the school dropout rates but also promoted the holistic development of children.The Prime Minister remarked that as India completes 75 years of Independence, the success of Ekal Sangathan will help in realising Mahatma Gandhiji''s ideals of Gram Swaraj, social justice of Dr BR Ambedkar, 'Antyodaya' of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda''s dream of a glorious India.Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in the integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal India and Nepal. The main activity undertaken in this movement is to run one teacher schools, known as Ekal Vidyalayas, all over India, in the remotest rural and tribal villages to take the education to every child. (ANI)
Measuring 0.67 by 12.1 by 7.7 inches and weighing in at 2.9 pounds, the Spectre x360 13 is one of the smallest laptops we've seen that includes both a 360 degree convertible hinge and a 13.3 inch touch screen. To fit everything into such a small chassis, HP put incredibly thin bezels around the display, resulting in a 90 percent screen to body ratio. The company''s designers also had to increase the hybrid''s thickness, up from the previous model''s 0.57 inch.
HP on Tuesday launched a new convertible Chromebook in India that packs the Intel Gemini Lake dual core processor. The HP Chromebook x360 comes in 12 inch and 14 inch models, both of which pack touch sensitive HD display with 3:2 aspect ratio. The Chrome OS laptops are claimed to offer a battery life of 11 hours on a single charge. In addition to the versatility of using them in multiple form factors, the HP Chromebook x360 12 inch and 14 inch models are said to offer an immersive audio experience, thanks to stereo speakers and B amp;O audio tuning.The HP Chromebook x360''s 14 inch model starts at Rs. 34,990, while the smaller 12 inch variant carries a starting price of Rs. 29,990. HP separately offers the USI stylus that will set buyers back by Rs. 3,999. The new HP Chromebook x360 duo is now available in India via 250 HP World Stores across 25 cities, apart from the official HP online store, Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance, Croma, and Vijay Sales.
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Small business owners typically are a conservative leaning group. Approval of Trump never has been below 51% in the almost three year history of the survey. Support for Trump rose to 60% from 57% in the third quarter 2019.Of the 60% who approve of the president #x27;s performance, 39% strongly approve. Forty percent of small business owners disapprove of his performance, 34% strongly. Ninety three percent of Republican business owners approve of Trump, while 86% of Democrats disapprove. Among Independents, 37% approve while 62% disapprove.
Washington D.C. USA , Nov 30 (ANI): In what could be a piece of great news for men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study has claimed that they can live two more years or even more on immunotherapy.Yes, the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that those with advanced prostate cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options could benefit from immunotherapy.Researchers also found that a small proportion of men were ''super responders' and were alive and well even after the trial had ended despite having had a very poor prognosis before treatment.They found that one in 20 men with end stage prostate cancer responded to the immunotherapy pembrolizumab but although the number who benefited was small, these patients sometimes gained years of extra life.The most dramatic responses came in patients whose tumours had mutations in genes involved in repairing DNA, and the researchers are investigating whether this group might especially benefit from immunotherapy.The phase II clinical trial was led globally by a team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust, and involved 258 men with advanced prostate cancer who had previously been treated and become resistant to androgen deprivation therapy and docetaxel chemotherapy.Overall, 5 per cent of men treated with pembrolizumab saw their tumours actually shrink or disappear, while a larger group of 19 per cent had some evidence of tumour response with a decrease in prostate specific antigen (PSA) level.Among a group of 166 patients with particularly advanced disease and high levels of PSA, the average length of survival was 8.1 months with pembrolizumab.Nine of these patients saw their disease disappear or partly disappear on scans. And of these, four were super responders who remained on treatment at the end of study follow up, with responses lasting for at least 22 months.Meanwhile, a second group of patients whose PSA levels were lower but whose disease had spread to the bone lived for an average of 14.1 months on pembrolizumab.The study also compared the effectiveness of pembrolizumab in men whose tumours had a protein called PD L1 on the surface of their cancer cells and those whose tumours did not.Targeting PD L1 activity with pembrolizumab takes the 'brakes' off the immune system, setting it free to attack cancer cells.Commenting on the findings, Professor Johann de Bono, Regius Professor of Cancer Research at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Our study has shown that a small proportion of men with very advanced prostate cancer are super responders to immunotherapy and could live for at least two years and possibly considerably longer."Adding to it, Professor Paul Workman, Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said: "Immunotherapy has had tremendous benefits for some cancer patients and it''s fantastic news that even in prostate cancer, where we don''t see much immune activity, a proportion of men are responding well to treatment." (ANI)
The Whisperers have certainly made their presence felt on Oceanside and the rest of the communities in season 10 of The Walking Dead, in no small part thanks to Dante (played by Juan Javier Cardenas). Dante managed to infiltrate Alexandria and kill Siddiq (Avi Nash) while relaying information to Alpha (Samantha Morton). Following the secret Whisperer discovery, everyone is on edge and the introduction of Virgil (Kevin Carroll) had led to some fans suspecting he ''s also part of the deadly group.WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead season 10.
When American Airlines entered the Thanksgiving season, it came prepared. The airline has been able to offer its passengers a host of new technology including biometric boarding, electronic voucher systems, and delayed baggage notifications. It s also made some crucial aircraft and scheduling decisions to support a smooth operation.Allowing and anticipating nearly a third of all Thanksgiving passengers to travel with its airline, American has brought in widebody assistance. American Airlines normally use these aircraft for long haul routes or to connect its hub cities. But, during the Thanksgiving period, the air carrier is using the widebodies to facilitate the passenger rush.
A small airplane crashed in a wooded area on the north shore of Lake Ontario in eastern Canada Wednesday evening, killing all seven people onboard, Canada''s transport safety agency said Thursday.The US registered single engine Piper PA 32 plane was travelling from Toronto''s Buttonville Airport to Kingston, Ontario when it went missing at around 5 pm local time (2200 GMT).
Something strange is sailing toward us. Something small and cold and extraordinarily fast. No one knows where it came from, or where it is going. But it''s not from around here. This is an interstellar comet an ancient ball of ice and gas and dust, formed on the frozen outskirts of a distant star, which some lucky quirk of gravity has tossed into our path. To astronomers, the comet is a care package from the cosmos a piece of a place they will never be able to visit, a key to all the worlds they cannot directly observe.
On Halloween, a small but devoted group of people traveled across the desert in the bitter cold to Cisco, Utah, to celebrate trans photographer Tiffany St. Bunny and attend an exhibition of photos taken during her month long artist residency.
For many children with autism, this kind of environment can be overwhelming and incredibly stressful. But now some malls in North America are using sensory friendly Santa events, specifically catered to the needs of children on the autism spectrum.
AT 59 PAGES, the manifesto published by the Conservatives on November 24th is about half the length of the not so little red book launched by Labour a few days earlier. Its brevity is matched by the modesty of its proposals, which take a back seat to the overriding promise to get Brexit done a phrase that appears in the document more than 20 times.The manifesto proposes a small increase in spending on public services, particularly health (with more nurses and more doctors appointments) and law and order (with more police). Workers would get a tax break in the form of a slightly higher threshold for national insurance contributions, a payroll tax. The cancellation of a planned cut to corporation tax would help to pay for this. If a single Budget had contained all of these tax and spending proposals we would have been calling it modest, said Paul Johnson, head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a think tank. As a blueprint for five years in government the lack of significant policy action is remarkable.
Island Stage Left s Christmas Memories will be presented December 14, 15, 19, 21, 23 in the Marie Boe Building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Christmas Memories takes the audience to a small town in Wales, and a child s view of the winter world a hundred years ago. The writing of Dylan Thomas (performed by Daniel Mayes) sets the tone: All the Christmases roll down toward the two tongued sea, and they stop at the rim of the ice edged, fish freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. This year s show brings Penelope Haskew s delightful voice to join Mayes in music of the time, interwoven with the story.
Amazon on Friday cited comments by US President Donald Trump at a rally and to journalists as it pursues its challenge to the Pentagon''s surprise decision to award a lucrative contract to rival Microsoft last month. For the first time, Amazon directly linked comments by the president to the award of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, also known as JEDI, to Microsoft last month. Though Amazon filed its protest under seal, it also notified the Court of Federal Claims that it intends to use four videos as exhibits, including one of Trump at a February 2016 campaign rally, as well as one of a Fox News host urging him to prevent the Pentagon from awarding the contract to the online retail giant.The e commerce giant formally filed a protest with the Court of Federal Claims to challenge the award of the cloud computing contract, following through on a threat it made last week. It did so under seal to protect trade secrets.
A bizarre ”fireball ” spotted crashing down into a small US town has left leading scientists baffled. Police deputies in Polk County, Oregon, have admitted they have ”no idea ” what the object that was witnessed on Thursday afternoon is. The US Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration have also been involved in the mystery.The fiery trail was reported by a local Salem resident around 4:50 pm local time on Thursday.
In just over a decade, a small capsule shaped like a flying saucer will blaze in from space and smash into an empty Utah desert. Inside the capsule, protected by shock absorbers, will be a precious payload: about half a kilogram of rocks gathered on Mars. After years as a dream, Mars sample return (MSR) is now a $7 billion plan, devised jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Involving three heavy rocket launches from Earth, two rovers, the first ever rocket launch from another planet, and a daring rendezvous between the sample container and a spacecraft that would ferry it back to Earth, "It''s as complicated as sending humans to the Moon," says Brian Muirhead, lead MSR planner at NASA''s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.