Page-3 of Current Affairs - January, 2015

IIT Bombay launches Mass Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has launched Mass Open Online Courses (MOOC) in three subjects, computer programming, thermodynamics, and signals and systems. It aims to provide mass online education programme that will provide free online courses by giving access to high quality, IIT-style education to Indian students in Indian language. Key features of Mass ..

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India tops Credit Suisse emerging consumer scorecard 2015

India has topped in the list of Credit Suisse emerging consumer scorecard 2015, among the 9 emerging economies. This scorecard was prepared by fifth annual Emerging Consumer Survey by the Credit Suisse Research Institute. Key facts The survey had interviewed consumers across nine emerging economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa ..

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Zomato buys Turkey’s restaurant search company Mekanist

India’s online restaurant search and discovery service provider Zomato has announced the acquisition of Turkey’s restaurant search company Mekanist. With this acquisition, Zomato has increased its coverage from about 27,500 restaurants in Istanbul and Ankara to more than 50,000 restaurants across Turkey. Now, Mekanist’s traffic and restaurant-related content will be shifted to Zomato. While, Turkish restaurants ..

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World Bank Report on Himachal Pradesh released

The World Bank has released report Scaling the Heights: Social inclusion and sustainable development on Himachal Pradesh. It was released by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dhani Ram Shandil in Shimla. This was first of its kind report prepared by the World Bank for Himachal Pradesh. The report reveals that state has effectively balanced economic ..

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GNLF founder Subhash Ghisingh passes away

Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) founder Subhash Ghisingh has passed away in New Delhi. He was 78. He had spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s for a separate state for ethnic Gorkha people living in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Subhash Ghisingh He was born on 22 June 1936 at Manju Tea Estate in ..

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