Friday, 6 January 2017

Is Modernity important or culture?

The modern era is the era of technology and fast, and with it the whole world wants to walk and walk is undoubtedly unclear. India is a country of different cultures, religions and lifestyles, which is made up of the course is its identity, Therefore the discussion in this country that is always the culture is important for any individual or modernism. There's a fork in this change is the law of Prkrati walk with better security is not only important.  At the same time it is essential to respect the values and traditions, this round should the person do? Change over time, should or should remain connected to their culture?

The go live at any one camp would not be profitable for the person, who took part in both Aniwaryit if some of it is not only the best option but also in the development of society will not be hindered. Let it be totally modern and rituals to forget that the person on time, so help him in looking like India away from the rest of society and the youth of today are generally seen. Similarly, by staying connected to their traditions and culture and not adopt any changes Wylti society and it is often seen that does not match the educated and modern people do not relate much with such people. Now it becomes necessary to have modern and tradition associated with it. Take a mixture of both matches go well with everybody and helps strengthen your identity is formed. 

Undoubtedly, the Gulf shirt with jeans, shirts painted over the cofferdam (Nehru jacket) or with fashionable clothes horses (Mojdi) wearing only a T-shirt jeans and funky shoes. Today, people tend to work better than the eminently. If a person is listening to English songs to the temple everyday, it would not be wrong to say man balanced. Such people are also changing with the rapid changes and their culture is also elan. Today, it is important that whatever is going on in the world in it maintained the balance. The only hang clothing or any of life's meaning is not right, his ideas, and society's awareness of the country's most important and inclination.

Man's identity is Hotoi based on several measurements on top of it there is a fair and considered thinking while Occupation, lifestyle, clothing, etc. can change colloquial thinking and spirit of the individual does not change so easily. India is the fastest developing country and young Ddunian the spine. For all sects of society is important to stay connected with the principles focused heavily on modernization. It is important now to shift the soil and not at all at the expense of values. 

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Genpact and Calcutta University Create Financial Services Strategic Partnership

Collaboration designed to drive innovation in analytics and risk services

KOLKATA, January 5, 2017 – Genpact (NYSE: G), a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services, today announced an agreement with Calcutta University for a consultancy and research partnership in banking and financial services analytics. Under this industry-academia collaboration, faculty members of Calcutta University will be empanelled as consultants with Genpact, working on the incubation of new ideas and building knowledge frameworks.

With rapid digitization and the advent of big and unconventional data structures, analytics is playing a more critical role in enabling smarter decision making. In an increasingly stringent regulatory environment, the need to mitigate risk while focusing on improving operational efficiency is driving adoption of analytics across industries. In particular, the banking and financial services industry is grappling with the need for innovative analytics solutions in the constantly evolving risk and compliance processes.

“The partnership is designed to foster innovation in the areas of risk management and financial automation, allowing both Genpact and Calcutta University to co-develop new ideas that will facilitate smarter and quicker decision making in the area of banking and financial services analytics,” said Manish Chopra, senior vice president and business leader, Risk Services, Genpact. “Genpact has been actively engaged with academia in developing financial services-oriented knowledge and skills in analytics. This partnership will significantly strengthen the applied learning of analytics and foster innovation in an ecosystem of data-enabled decision-making.”

Experts from Genpact will partner with university faculty for the publication of joint research papers in analytics. Combining industry expertise with academic research, the collaboration will create innovative solutions that will be deployed in client engagements. It will also provide university students with hands-on experience in real-time industry issues while they assist faculty members in the research. Genpact and Calcutta University are already currently engaged in a partnership for an “On-Campus Analytics” program for a Masters in Economics and Statistics, which helps students develop skills and knowledge with a focus on the banking and financial services sector.

“This new partnership will give our faculty members more opportunities to work in tandem with the industry, and it will facilitate a sustainable mechanism for fostering industry-academia linkages, capacity building, and innovation,” said Professor Ashutosh Ghosh, vice chancellor, Calcutta University.

“This unique collaboration of academia and industry for research will provide avenues for innovation in the world of financial analytics,” said Professor Sugata Marjit, former vice chancellor, Calcutta University.

The University of Calcutta (informally known as Calcutta University) is a public state university located in KolkataWest BengalIndia. Established on 24 January 1857, it was the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. Within India it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. There are seven Nobel laureates associated with this universityincluding Ronald RossRabindranath Tagore, Sir C. V. Raman and Prof Amartya Sen. The university has the highest number of students who have cleared the doctoral entrance eligibility exam in Natural Science and Arts conducted by Government of India's National Eligibility Test to become eligible for pursuing research with full scholarship awarded by the Government of India.

Genpact (NYSE: G) stands for “generating business impact.”  We are a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services. We architect the Lean DigitalSM enterprise through our patented Smart Enterprise Processes (SEPSM) framework that reimagines our clients’ operating models end-to-end, including the middle and back offices.  This creates Intelligent OperationsSM that we help design, transform, and run. The impact on our clients is a high return on transformation investments through growth, efficiency, and business agility.  For two decades, first as a General Electric division and later as an independent company, we have been passionately serving our clients. Today, we generate impact for a few hundred strategic clients, including approximately one-fifth of the Fortune Global 500, and have grown to over 75,000 people in 25 countries, with key offices in New York City. The resulting business process and industry domain expertise and experience running complex operations are a unique heritage and focus that help us drive the best choices across technology, analytics, and organizational designFor additional information, visit Follow Genpact onTwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and YouTube.

Axis Bank launches Axis Academies: twin tracking capabilities for the future

·         Empowers its 56000+ workforce using twin track capability building along with best in class partners for core banking specializations with new skills
·         Partners with globally renowned institutes such as INSEAD, CRISIL, INSOFE to build proficiencies in employees

New Delhi, January 5, 2017:  Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank has launched its path breaking, first of its kind Academies with best in class partners to build proficiency for its 56,000 workforce.  Axis Banks wants to nurture the traditional banking skills with a new age lens, calling it “Twin –Tracking”. This initiative aims at nurturing the skill-sets and encouraging its employees to self-identify and select areas of specialization that will enable them to become future-ready digital bankers. 

The Bank has partnered with renowned institutes such as INSEAD, CRISIL, INSOFE to integrate the core banking skills such as credit & risk with the new age lens of digitization powered by data driven analytics. As part of this initiative, the bank along with these institutes has set-up:

1.      AXIS INSEAD Digital Leadership Academy
2.      Axis CRISIL Credit Academy
3.      Axis CRISIL Risk Academy
4.      Axis INSOFE Analytics Academy
5.      Axis Trade & Forex Academy
Commenting on the launch of Axis Academies, Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director, Axis Bank, said, “We believe that continuous learning is critical for the Bank to be taken to the next level. With rapid adoption of digitization across the ecosystem, it’s becoming imperative to review and redesign our decision making frameworks. Building strong digital capabilities through consistent learning process will act as a critical element in driving this reengineering and to stay relevant and agile. To fulfill the goal of digital India, our Academies will ensure that we nurture and create more digital bankers in the country.”  

Axis Bank in association with INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, is setting up ‘AXIS INSEAD Digital Leadership Academy’, country’s first ever academy on Digital Leadership. The Academy will focus on building digital bankers in line with furthering the nation’s agenda of digitization.

Commenting on the association, Jukka Majanen - Director, Corporate Partnerships (Executive Education), INSEAD said, “This is a groundbreaking Academy and we at INSEAD are very happy to be part of this exciting journey. Banking is going through a lot of disruption and as we have seen with industries in this situation, organizations have to be very proactive. Axis Bank is taking the lead by being proactive and becoming a leader.”

The Bank has also partnered with CRISIL, India’s foremost provider of ratings, data and research and leaders in executive education in the areas of Credit and Risk in India to set-up Axis CRISIL Risk Academy and Axis CRISIL Credit Academy. Prasad Koparkar, Senior Director, CRISIL Research, said “The Academies will provide employees with best in class content on a digital on the go platform. This will equip employees to take on cross functional assignments within the bank and build employability.”

Additionally, to empower its employees to translate the data into actionable insights, the bank has partnered with INSOFE, India’s premier school of Data Science to introduce Axis INSOFE Academy for Analytics.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sree Rama K. Murthy, Senior Mentor and Principal Advisor – Curriculum Development, INSOFE said, “Data is very important in context of Banking. Every individual needs to have an analytical mindset. Most jobs in the future will be infused with analytics. Banking for the future will be driven by analytics. The one of a kind Axis INSOFE Academy of Analytics will offer blended programs that inspire the learners to integrate data sciences into their day to day functioning and become data driven bankers.”

India is witnessing enormous change, especially in the wake of demonetization. The complexities necessitate reconfiguring organization decision and control frameworks. This requires acquiring new capabilities and learning continuously. Further, the world of work is changing and in the next decade, 60% skills which exist today will be redundant.

Axis Bank has always believed that continuous learning is critical for people and the organization to grow. The bank has an internal learning portal that consists of a strong catalogue of over 1500 courses to nurture the skill-sets of its employees. The Bank’s recent partnership with Coursera supplemented the catalogue with content delivered by the best universities across the globe. Curated, contextualized classroom interventions for leaders at various levels also augmented the learning architecture.

With the launch of Twin-Tracking Academies, Axis Bank aims at blending traditional banking skills with a new age lens alongside futuristic skills. The Academies are a step towards providing employees the ability to decide what specializations they would like to acquire at the pace of their choice. Twin tracking capabilities is the way of the future and the Academies will play a large role in driving that transformation across the Bank and industry-at-large.

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. Axis Bank offers the entire spectrum of services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, SME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses.
With its 3,106 domestic branches (including extension counters) and 13,448 ATMs across the country, as on 30th September 2016, the network of Axis Bank spreads across 1,920 cities and towns, enabling the Bank to reach out to a large cross-section of customers with an array of products and services. The Bank also has nine overseas offices with branches at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai (at the DIFC), Shanghai and Colombo; representative offices at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Dhaka and an overseas subsidiary at London, UK. The Bank’s website offers comprehensive details about its products and services.

NISA Demands Representation for Budget Private Schools in Policy Making

NISA Office Bearers Met HRD Ministry to Push for Charter of Demands
Interference in Autonomy of Schools, Teacher's Eligibility, Inspector Raj were Prominent Points of Discussion

05 January 2017, New Delhi: India's largest congregation of unaided budget private schools, National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) representatives met and presented a charter of demands to the HRD Ministry on Thursday. The meeting with Mr Anil Swarup, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, highlighted the major demand of active representation of BPS in the policy making process.

Amongst the issues faced by budget private schools, autonomy of schools, return of Inspector Raj, RTE reimbursement, no detention and teacher's eligibility took precedence. During this meeting, Mr Kulbhushan Sharma, President, NISA raised his concerns and said, "Representation of elite private schools and government schools are always ensured while making education policies. But budget private schools which have more than 90% stake in education sector are kept away from this process. This is the reason rules go against BPS most of the times."

Under RTE, the central government funds states to reimburse fee for students from economically weaker sections but in most of the cases, money does not reach the schools. There is a misappropriation of funds at the state level but the parents get an impression that there is something wrong at the school level. If the students are given vouchers, it will bring more transparency and choice to the parents with an added benefit of eliminating one layer, hence causing lesser leakages in the system.

Expressing his concern, Mr Rajesh Malhotra, Vice President, NISA and co-ordinator of its Delhi chapter said, "The RTE prescribes the schools to renew their licenses every 3 years which is forcing the return of Inspector Raj in this sector. We have to make endless rounds to the authorities' office which is giving more leeway to corruption."

Commenting on the teacher's eligibility issue, D. Shashi Kumar, co-ordinator of NISA's Karnataka Chapter said, "RTE's provisions are heavily discriminating in its rules and favours government schools and makes teacher eligibility test mandatory only for the private school teachers. Such interference not only mars the independence of private schools but also hampers the quality of education imparted."

Thomas Antony from NISA Secretariat added that Education Secretary, Anil Swarup heard our problems and has assured that positive steps will be taken for all the demands presented by us.

The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA): The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) is a platform that brings together affordable private schools (APS) from across the country to give them a unified voice to address their concerns about regulatory challenges and to facilitate quality improvement in schools. As of today, NISA represents 55,000 schools from 23 state associations which cater to the needs of 22 million children at an average of 400 children per school.

It’s girl power the whole 22 yards

City’s only All-girl rubber ball cricket tournament for BMC schools opens new avenues for girls hoping to pursue competitive sport

Mumbai, January 6: As Aamir Khan’s Dangal swept the nation off its feet, in a fortuitous turn of events, it has also turned the spotlight on for women’s wrestling. But for a nation that basks in the glory of its obsession for cricket, female players in that sport are still working on their game albeit away from the limelight.

On Friday, at Dongri Muncipal School, a cricket tournament set out to change this by taking giant strides to help girls in the age group of 11 to 15 studying in Mumbai's BMC schools make it big in the sport that the nation considers no less than religion. The event was the 9th ‘All-girl rubber ball cricket tournament’ held for students from BMC schools in the city. The only tournament of its kind held in the city, the All-girl rubber ball cricket tournament is being organised jointly by NGO Salaam Bombay Foundation and the BMC since 2008.

The tournament was started mainly to encourage girls from underprivileged backgrounds who study in BMC schools to participate in and take up competitive sport. In a country where women are more familiar with wielding the broom or belan, their opportunity to participate in even simple school games is non-existent. They are also deprived of the many benefits of sports -- life skills such as leadership, team work, confidence building and discipline. Not to forget the physical benefits.

The Salaam Bombay Foundation Cricket Academy aims to change this by giving girls studying in the city’s BMC schools the chance to learn a sport like cricket, display their talent and pursue a vocational opportunity that they had no access to before. This is also probably the first time many of them have got a chance to express themselves in a unique manner and to carve out their personal identities.  

Says Tanisha Khan, one of the participants “This is a unique experience for me. The challenges I face have made me even more determined to learn and play the game. I believe girls can perform as well as boys if given the chance”.

Explaining the motive behind organising the unique tournament, Devika Chadha, VP, Sports, Salaam Bombay Foundation, said,“Most of these girls would have not even dreamt of holding a cricket bat, leave alone actually playing the game. This is a great platform for them to show what they are capable of. They also make excellent role models for others in their community.”


Salaam Bombay Foundation started in 2002 to work with children in Mumbai’s slums. These children live in extreme poverty and in “at risk” environments. They drop out of school facing the risk of child labour and substance abuse, tobacco use in particular. Given these ground realities, Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has harnessed the ability of alternate, innovative education tools to teach team work, discipline, respect and the coping skills necessary to ensure that children develop into well rounded personalities and are able to meet the challenges they face and take leadership roles within their communities. Our in-school programme develops strong leadership and advocacy skills in children and enables them to say “no” to tobacco while campaigning for their right to a tobacco-free environment.  Over 50,000 Salaam Bombay children in Mumbai city alone and over 14 million children across six states in India are change agents at school and in their communities. In collaboration with our network of NGOs, government stakeholders and 97,055 teachers, Salaam Bombay proves that engaging the world’s most marginalized children in awareness and action on public health and life skills, promotes their persistence and achievement in school. Activated citizenship changes the lives of youth at the very margins of subsistence in immeasurable ways. Our after-school academies and skill-development initiatives focus on teaching children vital life and work skills so they can stay in school, contribute to their families, refuse tobacco and other drug use, and grow their worth and identities as capable, confident leaders and citizens.