Monthly Archives: December 2013

India saw a growth of 88% in e-commerce market in…

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According to a survey by industry body Assocham, in 2013, the e-commerce market of India increased at a staggering 88 per cent to USD 16 billion, riding on growing online retail trends and defying spiraling inflation and slower economic growth. D S Rawat, Secretary General … Read More

Non-machine readable passports to be phased out in India

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The Indian Embassy issued a statement recently saying that citizens of India who are holding 20-year passports and handwritten passports with validity beyond 24th November, 2015, need to get their passports re-issued and collect MRPs (Machine Readable Passports) prior to the deadline. The embassy informed … Read More

Per year, Indian students spend over Rs. 10,000 crore on…

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Approximately 8 lakh Indian students spend more than Rs. 10,000 crore in the year 2012-13 on Education Abroad. This is in part due to the capacity constraints of quality higher education in the country. In India, a meager 12 per cent of enrolment takes place … Read More

Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is named as the Green Capital of…

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The city of Copenhagen, the capital and most populous city of Denmark has earned an award for commitment to cycling and ambitious climate plan. After competing with 11 other cities, European Commission has officially crowned Copenhagen as the European Green Capital for 2014. The award … Read More

Canada, Austria and many others are vying for Indian tourists

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With the zeal to splurge, the expendable income pocket gradually increasing and heading north for holidaying, tourists from India are being pursued by nations across the globe – from Canada to Austria – vying for a share of their money on tourism and travel. Even … Read More

Canada offers Youth Exchange Programs to overseas students

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Canada is offering many exciting opportunities for young people who want to explore Canada. The IEC (International Experience Canada) Youth Exchange Programs are one of the best ways to access these opportunities. These exchange programs provide young people with a possibility to experience Canadian life … Read More

Passengers to India need to fill new customs form effective…

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From the new year, passengers flying to India need to fill in a new customs form upon their arrival, and the requirement to fill immigration form for returning Indians is being done away with. Effective 1st January, 2014, all passengers arriving India need to fill … Read More

Scientists track people migration with the help of Facebook

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Facebook is possibly the biggest voluntary collection of human data ever made with 1.19 billion active users per month, or an amazing 15% of the population in the world. Thousands of actions from scores of people that used to go unrecorded, Facebook puts into writing … Read More

Chennai to host World Universities Debating Championship 2014

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One of Chennai’s leading educational institutions, Rajalakshmi Institutions, is chosen by the World Universities Debating Council to host the first ever WUDC (World Universities Debating Championship) 2014 to be held in South Asia. Scheduled between 28th Dec, 2013 and 3rd Jan, 2014, the debating event … Read More

Immigrants from 15 countries to become US Citizens

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In Butte’s Mike Mansfield Federal Courthouse, a group of 19 immigrants will be sworn in as new Citizens of the United States of America during a ceremony on 19th December, 2013. These 19 immigrants came from different countries to the US and are now going … Read More