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Madhukar Kamath elected chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations

Madhukar Kamath has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20. Devendra V Darda was elected as managing director. Madhukar Kamath Madhukar Kamath is the chairman emeritus of advertising firm DDB Mudra Group. He has over four decades of experience in advertising and marketing services. Earlier he had served ..

Amazon launches Military Veterans Employment programme in India

E-commerce major Amazon India has launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country to create hundreds of opportunities for military veterans and their spouses across the company’s fulfilment centres. For this noble cause, Amazon India has partnered with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) ..

Tackling Fraudulent Research Practices in Publishing

In a study performed by the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris which is a joint CNRS/Chimie ParisTech research institute in Paris, the papers in chemistry and materials sciences were investigated and the researchers gained significant insights from them. What was the study? Using the Scopus database of Elsevier, the researchers investigated the number of ..

Update : Research in India

While the Indian Government is keen to invest heavily in improving the Research facilities and outlook in the country, international research watch-dogs have alleged major concerns with the research work being published by Indian scholars and senior authors. What is happening? Several premier Indian research institutions like the IISc Bangalore, Indian School of Mines (now ..

Union government launches Go Tribal Campaign

On July 28, the Union government has launched the Go Tribal Campaign in New Delhi to promote the use of tribal handicrafts and natural products. TRIFED has organized this event to institutionalize collaborations and partnerships with different organizations to promote tribal products. During the event, Tribes India and Amazon Global Marketing (AGM) have launched TRIBES ..

Thousands of Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Amazon has employed thousands of workers to improve and assist the Alexa digital assistant powering its line of Echo speakers. Amazon workers team listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. They might also hear private details such as bank details. The recordings are fed back into the software to eliminate gaps ..

Union Government launches mobile application “ReUnite” to track and trace missing children

On June 29, Suresh Prabhu, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, launched a mobile application “ReUnite” in New Delhi to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India. The app is multiuser where parents and citizens can upload pictures of children, and provide detailed description like name, birth mark, address, ..

Pondicherry University wins Highest Profile Registration category award

Pondicherry University library has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the [email protected] platform. University librarian R. Samyuktha received the award at the first [email protected] Forum and Information and Library Network Centers (INFLIBNET) meet jointly organised by INFLIBNET and Informatics Publishing Ltd, held at Gandhi Nagar recently. Pondicherry University is a ..