William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up Actor, comedian, author, producer, activist.Cosby's start in stand-up comedy began at the hungry i in San Francisco, followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s television show I Spy. Cosby has also been openly critical of conservative Republican politicians in regards to their views on socioeconomic and racial issues. In a 2013 CNN interview regarding voting rights, Cosby stated "this Republican Party is not the Republican Party of 1863, of Abraham Lincoln, abolitionists and slavery, is not good. I think it's important for us to look at the underlying part of it. What is the value of it? Is it that some people are angry because my people no longer want to work for free?
Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft's Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows.
The new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps are designed to provide more functions on small touchscreens. Microsoft released them for Android phones this week in another move to make some of its most popular software tools available to people who don't use Microsoft's Windows operating system.
The company had released redesigned versions for Android tablets in January and for iPhones and iPads last year. But Android phone users had only a bare-bones version, except through a limited "preview" of the expanded offering. (Of course, Android device owners have also been able to use competing tools from Google and other app-makers.)
There are still no comparable apps for phones and tablets running Microsoft's own Windows system, though that will change once Windows 10 gets released next month. As Android phones have had until now, Windows phones get only the bare-bones Office. Windows tablet owners have to use a version more suited for laptops and desktops with real keyboards.
The mobile apps are free, although Microsoft is offering more features to users with an Office 365 subscription, which starts at $70 a year.
Microsoft says some phone makers including Samsung, Sony and LG will ship Android phones with Office already installed. The new apps will work on older phones running the KitKat version of Android from 2013 and Lollipop from last year, but nothing older than that.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Sri Sri has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world.He has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and he has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.
NEW DELHI: Giving more breathing space to the universities in implementing the proposed Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the 2015-16 academic session, the University Grants Commission announced that universities can customize the model syllabi by 30 percentage depending upon their areas of specialization on Thursday. The UGC also clarified the concern of teachers saying there will be no inter-institute/ inter-college migration transfer of teachers.
Initially UGC uploaded the model syllabi stating that 20 percentage leverage for modification is allowed. There has been growing protest from various teachers' groups including Delhi University Teachers' Association and students' groups as well. In fact, even the right-wing National Democratic Teachers' Front from DU has been questioning the feasibility of implementing the system. On the other hand there are many state universities who informed the ministry of human resource development about their preparedness.
Concerns were also raised on the model syllabi and how it could dilute the strength of individual universities. Historians have been some of the loudest in their resistance to and criticism of CBCS and other higher education reforms with even Romila Thapar saying these will reduce India's universities to teaching shops and coaching centres.
Giving 30 percentage leverage in modification of the syllabi, UGC said that this is not deviation from the earlier practice where inter-university migration requires a minimum 70 percentage equivalency as such implying that the syllabi all over India in undergraduate level are similar to the extent of 70 percentage. Under the CBCS system the elective subjects so offered will only be from the subjects which are available in the Universities/ Institutes.
Jaspal S Sandhu, secretary, UGC, said that the commission in order to ensure fairness in assessment and evaluation has also given template of procedures to be followed so that the standards of education are equally maintained. Numerous communications have been sent to the vice-chancellors of all universities for effective implementation of the system. Eight workshops have been held all over India in which VCs of all central, state and private universities participated. The VCs of central universities, in the conference held in February 2015, have given their commitment to the Visitor to implement the same from the academic year 2015-16.
Another major concern of the protesting teachers has been the prospect of inter-college/ institute transfers under the system, which the commission said will not happen. UGC also said that it will not suppress the academic liberal environment of the university as nothing contrary has been suggested in the template of the syllabi so designed by the experts.
In Search of Stability seeks to understand the economics of money through a narrative on the history of the rupee. The period delineated for study is from the time of introduction of the rupee by Sher Shah Suri in 1542 up to 1971, the year which marked the beginning of the end of the Bretton Woods era and a fixed exchange rate regime.
The underlying thread that runs through the narrative is the positive economics of money and history of the rupee. This is a book that explains what happened rather than raising normative questions on what ought to have happened or what could have been a more appropriate monetary system for India.
The economics of money also draws us into understanding the evolution of monetary instruments through history and their impact on the economy. These instruments cannot be separated from the institutions that develop and are developed by them. A digression into a study of the origins, nature and development of some of the most important monetary institutions in India has therefore been included in this book.
While standards of living have risen enormously, money has struggled to maintain its value across place and time, without definitive success. This has brought with it crises and severe hardship to entire societies; a lesson which the history of the rupee unequivocally reveals.
In Search of Stability: Economics of Money, History of the Rupee
Manohar, New Delhi 2015, 490 pages
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself", an early version of the Golden Rule.
Central University of Kerala has been singed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad to participate in the Shodhganga project, a reservoir of Indian Theses.
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