Saturday, 30 June 2018

HOW INTERNET IS CHANGING OUR LIVES


‘The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow’
~ Bill Gates
‘We are all now connected by the Internet, just like neurons in a brain’ ~ Stephen Hawking

Well truly said. Internet has revolutionized the whole world. From communication mediums to sources of entertainment, Internet has pervaded in various aspects our everyday lives. It is possible to learn anything from any part of the globe through Internet. It enables people to interact with potential clients digitally. It caters to a wide range of possibilities pertaining to livelihood and jobs.
It helps in a wide range of applications used for tracking and navigation through global positioning system (GPS).

It is impossible to imagine our lives without Internet. It has become an integral part of our day to day lives.

But excess of everything is bad. Internet has it’s pros as well cons. Too much use of Internet in our lives has created some drastic loopholes. People addicted to various social networking websites become a victim of aloofness and eventually become introverts.
So it is necessary that one should have a balanced use of Internet to reap it’s benefits to the fullest.



- By Bhavya Bhatia

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Significance of Bitcoin


Bitcoin is a digital form of currency in the global money system . It enables people to send or receive money across the web. It is not necessary that the two or more person involved in the exchange know each other. The basis for Bitcoin's security is the mathematical field of cryptography. Therefore, it also popularly known as Crypto-currency.
It is not backed by any country’s government or central bank. Bitcoins can be traded for goods or services similar to cash but virtually with vendors that accept the cryptocurrency as mode of payment. Verification and monitoring of money transfer between individuals is done by P2P network.
MECHANISM OF BITCOIN
The Bitcoins are stored as computer files in a digital wallet either on computer or mobile phone. People can exchange these computer files orientated Bitcoins amongst themselves to facilitate transactions. Each and every transaction is accounted in a public list known as Blockchain.
USE OF BITCOIN
Bitcoin is a worldwide payment system. It is the first of its kind decentralized digital currency since the system works without a central bank or administrator. The transactions take place between users directly without middlemen through direct peer to peer interaction.
LEGITIMACY OF BITCOINS
The Central Banks of various countries prohibits banks, currency exchanges, financial companies, and payment service companies from dealing in bitcoins or other digital currencies. Although there is a lot of risks associated with bitcoins  as they are not legal tender, they are still accepted by businesses and merchants.



Day by day, Bitcoin is going to gain popularity and might even replace official currencies.
Bitcoins can be of great help to a lot of people. Since it is an international currency, one can use them in any country without having to convert between currencies. The Blockchain is really secure and it lets one make sure one’s money is exchanged to the respective person.
Being an emerging mode of payment, there are a lot of disadvantages of Bitcoin which will be further rectified through use.



- By Bhavya Bhatia

Monday, 25 June 2018

Earning Money by Growing Moustache



           Of all the moustache styles, which ones would you like to try? Even if you don’t, what if we tell you people in northern Madhya Pradesh are getting paid for growing moustache. Strange? It might sound strange but police in Madhya Pradesh is being paid for growing moustache. The reason behind such an additional pay is that the higher police officials feel that moustache helps in earning more respect.


          This logic might appear as rearward but this is actually happening in India. The officials think people would obey such officers who are able to command huge respect because of their moustache. Not only from public, they would be able to draw respect from fellow officers as well. This would also encourage others to grow moustache. The pay scale is different for different lengths. More the moustache, more the police shall shell out.



         During a seminar, Police Chief, Mayank Jain, came up with an idea when he noticed that police officers with moustache were able to get more respect as compared to others. He initiated this rule of getting paid for growing moustache. Though the additional pay is not a very big amount but it will surely encourage officers to work on their looks. The payment is around Rs. 30.


        In an interview, Police Chief said that the response is growing with the passage of time. Money might not be a big motivator but earning respect from fellow officers has been a motivator for sure. Even the constables are able to leave a positive impression on the local people. Also, a watch on the style of moustache has been kept in order to avoid deliverance of any wrong message or idea.

-  Aarzoo Kareer  

Friday, 22 June 2018

5 must haves for a solo bike ride


‘Traveling solo is the single best gift one can give oneself’- Anonymous

Well rightly said.Though travelling alone can be a challenging task but It gives an everlasting bunch of memories to cherish for lifetime. And when that solo trip is on a bike the happiness manifolds.

But to make sure that the solo trip turns out to be success, Here is a list of 5 most important things that one should have while travelling alone:

           1.     Document Holder
A small plastic envelope folder where one can organize all traveling documents like passport, other identification documents and photocopies, itinerary , maps, debit and credit cards, cash

           2.     Medicine Kit
A pouch containing all the necessary medicines that may be required during a trip is a must have. In addition to this, one should also carry along hand sanitizer, wet wipes and other toiletries.

           3.     Gadgets
The most important part of a trip is the leisure time. And gadgets are the ultimate tool to have a great past time during a trip. Also gadgets prove to be of great help for navigation and communicating with our loved ones back at home. They should be packed in a separate water proof pouch  with utmost care.

4. Spare clothes
Weather has it’s own uncertainties. One should always have a set of spare clothes just in case the worn ones get soiled or wet.

5. Emergency contact Information card
Baring aside the fun of travelling solo, it comes with a lot of challenges and responsibility. We are own guardians. So it is necessary that one should have a list of important contact numbers on a sheet of paper just in case of emergency or when something goes wrong, one can contact someone for help.

It is necessary to carry all the essentials for the trip to have a hassle free experience and enjoy one’s trip to the fullest.

‘Solo traveling will be the scarciest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life, so try it atleast once’

                                                                                            - Bhavya Bhatia



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Britain's Prince Harry marries his fiancée, Suits actress Meghan Markle, at Windsor Chapel on May 19, 2018


Weddings are always fraught, even if they are not one’s own, and especially when they are as public and imbued with metaphor and meaning as this one.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married on May 19, 2018. The couple’s decision to wed on a Saturday went against tradition, as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday. On the morning of the wedding it was announced that the Queen has conferred a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry is thus His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Markle has become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

The marriage of Prince Harry and Markle took place in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle at 12pm. The royal wedding was an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, of centuries of history and up-to-the moment flourishes.
They became the 16th royal couple to celebrate their marriage at Windsor Castle since 1863. The Queen granted permission for the ceremony to be held in the place of worship, which seats approximately 800, and core aspects of the wedding, including the service, music, flowers, decorations and reception, were paid for by the royal family. One week prior to the ceremony, the Queen signed the Instrument of Consent - the official document granting her grandson permission to marry his fiancé.

The entire royal family was here, along with a complement of English aristocrats and important personages. Music for the service included a number of well-known hymns and choral works under the direction of James Vivian, director of music at St George’s Chapel which turned out be stately and beautiful. The setting was awe-inspiring. The cake - a lemon elderflower bake that incorporated the bright flavours of spring - was made by Violet Bakery's Claire Ptak, and the flowers - branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, and white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves from the gardens and parkland of the Crown Estate and Windsor Park - were arranged by Philippa Craddock.
There was a flotilla of clergymen, an extraordinary mélange including the archbishop of Canterbury and — in a striking inclusion in this most ancient of places — the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry.

Markle’s ring was fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by the Queen, while Prince Harry's was created from platinum with a textured finish. Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop, and were carried to the chapel by the Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as best man.

After the couple were married, they undertook a carriage procession from St George's Chapel through Windsor town returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk. Alexi Lubomirski then took the official photographs at Windsor Castle.

Sir Elton John performed at the lunchtime reception for the newlyweds, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.

                                                                                                                         Bhavya Bhatia

Monday, 18 June 2018

BREXIT


The Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016 was an unprecedented global development. The United Kingdom (UK) voting for the ‘Leave’ from the European Union (EU) is expected to have considerable socio economic and political ramifications in the years ahead.

Convergence Criteria to join European Union

The Euro is a project of a monetary union and a single currency. The Euro involves a common currency and also common monetary policy. Therefore, for membership to be successful, countries have to meet certain convergence criteria which include:

·        Inflation rate
·        Government finance
·        Exchange rate
·        Long-term interest rates

In practice many European countries were allowed to join the Euro even though they didn’t meet the strict convergence criteria. Others such as the UK, met the criteria but decided not to join.

1. Inflation rate: No more than 1.5 percentage points higher than the average of the three best performing (lowest inflation) member states of the EU.
2. Long-term interest rates: The nominal long-term interest rate must not be more than 2 percentage points higher than in the three lowest inflation member states.
3. Government finance:
i) Annual government deficit: The ratio of the annual government deficit to gross domestic product (GDP) must not exceed 3% at the end of the preceding fiscal year. If not, it is at least required to reach a level close to 3%. Only exceptional and temporary excesses would be granted for exceptional cases.
     ii)Government debt: The ratio of gross government debt to GDP must not exceed 60% at the end of the preceding fiscal year. Even if the target cannot be achieved due to the specific conditions, the ratio must have sufficiently diminished and must be approaching the reference value at a satisfactory pace.
4.Exchange rate: 
   Applicant countries should have joined the exchange-rate mechanism (ERM II) under the European Monetary System (EMS) for two consecutive years and should not have devalued its currency during the period.

IMPACT OF BREXIT ON BRITAIN ECONOMY

THE POUND & SHARE PRICES

The pound fell dramatically after the Brexit vote last year, and since then has been trading around 15% lower compared to the dollar and 12% lower compared to the euro than it was before the referendum.Record low interest rates have also contributed to a weaker pound.
Eventually, It has increased import costs for manufacturers which is a key factor for sectors such as the car industry, where vehicles which may be completed in the UK often have imported component parts.
The pound may have weakened but investor confidence as measured by UK share prices is holding up well - UK stock markets have risen since last summer.
The FTSE 100 has risen 16% since the eve of the referendum. FTSE 250 has also reached as high as 11%.

RETAIL SALES INDEX

Growth in the UK's service sector eased to a five-month low in February, according to a closely watched survey.
The Market/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for services fell to 53.3, down from 54.5 in January. However, it remains above the 50 threshold that separates growth from contraction.
Meanwhile, the UK's independent budget watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) recently revised up its growth forecast for this year from 1.4% to 2%.However, it expects growth to then slow to 1.6% next year.

TRADE

UK exports and imports both rose in January - by £400m and £300m respectively - leaving the trade deficit in goods and services steady and unchanged from December 2016 at £2.0bn, according to ONS.
The UK has long been running a trade deficit, meaning that overall it imports more than it exports, and both imports and exports have been boosted by the weaker pound post Brexit vote.

CONSTRUCTION

House building has slowed to a six-month low as costs have soared, due largely to a weaker pound.
However, output in the construction industry overall has risen for the sixth consecutive month in February
Some firms say that rising input costs have had an effect on decision making and have led to delays in contracts being completed.

JOBS & WAGES
In the three months to January, regular pay increased by 2.3%, compared with the same period a year earlier. That was sharply lower than the 2.6% seen in the three months to December.
Wages have been growing faster than inflation in recent months, though the gap is narrowing, leading to warnings of squeezed incomes.

-Bhavya Bhatia
 final year student at JMC, Delhi University.


WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND SAFETY



The moment I hear the word empowerment, numerous thoughts and feelings start running in my mind which take me to a totally different, a world which is full of freedom, acceptance. This word has made a big impact in the world especially in the post modern era when females across the globe have not only won the right to vote but have also landed on the space as well as moon.  In a county that worships young girls as ‘Goddess’, the word EMPOWERMENT seems vague.
Women, down the ages have lead a life of victims of some or the other kind in India. They have been humiliated, tortured, suppressed, brutally beaten, raped and the list is endless. They have not only faced oppression from the world outside but also from their own families and near and dear ones. Parents still consider baby girl as a burden on them. They find it easier to kill a girl child in the womb than to bring her up and educate her. Even if she survives and comes into this world, she is treated differently. She cannot enjoy the kind of life and freedom that is enjoyed by the male members of the family. Her future is decided by others. Since the beginning, females are forced to concentrate more on the cooking and cleaning of the house since that is their ultimate job which they are supposed to fulfil after their marriage. But men on the contrary are always given the freedom to choose the kind of life they want to live. They are free to make their own decisions; they do not have to depend on others for anything. They are the ‘lawmakers’ in the household.
But my India is changing. The females have proved themselves to be better than males in all fields, they do not lack behind in any way. In fact some of the great leaders and leading revolutionaries of the world consider them to be more responsible than men. They not only look after the household and family but also excel in their respective jobs. The worst part is that all this still continues when the females of our country are making the country proud across the globe. Be it in the field of sports, cinema, education, politics or beauty, our girls have surpassed the performance of males. The bitter truth is they still have to fight to live for their safety. A country that boasts of being fastest developing nations has failed in terms of providing a safe environment to live and prosper. The women cannot walk freely and safely on the streets because of the fear of being molested and raped. Even the small babies are not safe. The scenario is so bad that females don’t feel safe inside their home anymore. There is a dire need of some strong laws. The males should be educated in order to treat females with respect and equality and not look down upon them and mistreat them. It is rightly said that ‘prevention is better than cure’. All the females should be given self defence training in the schools itself. I really hope that there comes a day when the women in my country will live a safe and will not be afraid to walk alone.

‘BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO’…


                                                                                             - By Ridhima Sharma

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Power of Education


Is it you’re or your ?
              Education is the golden key to unlock the cage and fly in the open sky full of opportunities and freedom. According to Oxford Dictionary, education is the process of receiving and giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Is the meaning of education confined to this one line definition? Education is not only about obeying instructions, it is also about acquiring knowledge and skills. It transforms the way one uses one’s mind. It changes the perspective of looking at things.

             Education has always been one of the most hotly discussed topics. It has managed to grab the utmost attention. Its importance has never been questioned in urban areas. Surprisingly, it is still a dream of many in rural areas. Many schools have been set up in rural areas but they are of no value till the time people realise the importance of being educated.

            It was rightly quoted by Albert Einstein that ‘Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school’. There is no limit to what one can learn. Education is not only restricted to what is given in textbooks, it also about obtaining knowledge from the surroundings. It is directly related to optimism. The more you read, write and learn, the more confidence you gain. The confidence is reflected in personality of the person. Education helps in the development of both individual as well as a community. Education is a need to survive in this competitive world. It is a slow process of learning but it surely helps in accomplishing dreams. It makes one self-dependent. It helps in taking wise decisions in life. Moreover, it helps us in differentiating between what is right and what is wrong.

           There is no age bar to getting educated. Education is important for people of all age groups. In the words of Henry Ford, ‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty’. Anyone can communicate but educated people communicate effectively. An educated individual is in a better position to complete a given task efficiently. Government of India runs a number of programs under which adult education is the main aim. Under National Literacy Mission (NLM), non-literates in the age group 15-35 years are imparted education in a time bound manner. There are 29 states in India but the changes in their literacy rates have not been up to the mark. While Kerala has the highest literacy rate of 93.91% , Bihar is till far behind these figures with literacy rate of 63.82% . Betterment in educational sector will contribute towards the growth and development of the country.

         There are a number of articles flooding newspapers on daily basis highlighting how people are committing crimes. What is more shocking is the involvement of children in such acts. The reason why children are also committing crimes is because they are not educated enough to judge what consequences an act can have. Maybe because of this reason, Victor Hugo wrote ‘He who opens a school door, closes a prison’. Education is a secure way of leading a peaceful and better life.    
        What distinguishes humans from other living creatures of this earth is the fact that human beings can use their education in the right direction for the best results for themselves. It begins at home and continues to be with us throughout our life. It aids us to find a good job and lead a respectful life. It helps us in earning and leading a comfortable life. Educated individuals do not discriminate. They give equal respect to their fellow beings as well as to plants, animals and other living creatures.

          By Aarzoo Kareer



    

Saturday, 16 June 2018

WOMENITE – The Change Makers

 ‘Engineer by Education, Social Entrepreneur by Choice’ is what you read when you go through the Facebook and Instagram profiles of Mr. Harshit Gupta. A 22-year old youngster who completed his graduation from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, is the founder of Womenite.

Womenite – When understood in the right sense, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be a feminist

Commenced in 2015, Womenite is a Non-Profit organisation having a team of youth committed to bringing a change in the society through education, love and empowerment. The three major issues highlighted by Womenite are Child Sexual Abuse, Gender Equality and Menstrual Hygiene. By delivering sessions on these issues in various schools and colleges, the Change Makers are educating children and youth. They are tirelessly and passionately working towards spreading awareness by means of a number of online as well as offline campaigns.

Child Sexual Abuse : With increasing cases of Child Sexual Abuse, Womenite is raising the bar by openly discussing about the forms and impacts of Child Sexual Abuse. It has delivered and is incessantly delivering sessions and conducting workshops on this issue with an audience of children of 5-14 years of age.

Gender Equality : In today’s dynamic world, there are still certain places where patriarchy can be witnessed. Womenite is trying to combat the stereotypes questioning the skills of woman as an independent being. Various workshops are conducting highlighting the importance of Gender Equality and why we still need to ponder upon this issue.

Menstrual Hygiene : Menstruation is no longer a topic to discuss in four-walled room. Womenite is working on eliminating the myths related to natural menstrual cycle and hygiene management. The workshops on Menstrual Hygiene aims at covering the topics like what is menstruation, how and why it occurs, health tips and medical issues.

In January 2018, the founder of Womenite, Mr. Harshit Gupta, received the ‘National Youth Award’ in the National Youth Festival 2018. The award was handed over by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The festival was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi through Video Conferencing. It is a notable achievement as Womenite completed its three years in January 2018 and within a few years, the founder has been recognised and awarded.


Moreover, Womenite, in association with District Magistrate, North Delhi organised ‘Aaghaaz – Meri Beti Meri Taakat’ on 10th march 2018. Ms. Dipa Karmakar, first female Indian gymnast to win Bronze Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was the chief guest for the event. A number of performances highlighting the importance of girl child were held. The event ended with the graceful performance of Nizami Brothers.

Womenite’s other achievements include :
  • Getting an invitation to the UN Women’s Headquarters in New York for a Browng Bag activity
  • The founder, Mr. Harshit Gupta, is highly commended runners-up for the Queen’s Young Leader Award chosen by HH Queen Elizabeth II.


One advice that Mr. Harshit Gupta would like to give to people who wish to start an NGO is ‘ Entrepreneurs don’t aim to make a million dollar, they aim to impact the lives of a million people’.



                                              
                                              - By Aarzoo Kareer




Friday, 15 June 2018

SUICIDE: A solution to a problem which does not exist


"Suffering is a wish, you have it when you make it."

Under the meticulous observance, life imitates the stage of a circus where a human is merely a clown juggling pins of emotions. Sometimes happiness is in hand, sometimes sorrow and sometimes neutral but when the hands feel tired and stop, everything falls apart. It is when zeal spirits away from the body of the clown and he needs the motivation to stand again and live up to his role aka life. We all pick lots of yearnings on our way back to earth from where we emerged in the first place. However, ample of hindrances are faced in order to savor the soul with those dreams.  Being a human, we all are compelled to sit in the boat with a hole. Problems follow an algorithm to choose their victim irrespective of their class, gender, and religion. I have seen the face of worst difficulties in my life many times and a life long sleep urged strongly to me as well. Nevertheless, a rational thinking always pulled me back fro the lining of the well and helped me understand that the well of death will only dehydrate me more and the real thirst can be quenched only by living. It will take at least 4-5 seconds to abandon the soul but utmost a fraction of second to realize that this is not what your loved ones imagined for you. All you need is a second to think and your own brain will snap you out of your misery. I know there comes the time when running away is all you want even if that requires the silence of your life. But suicide is not an anti-depressant, it is just the worst opposite may be not to you but for all those who ever shared a smile with you. The point is, pain is not stationary. It will move out of your space may be not today, not tomorrow but eventually. Till then all you need to do is find a hiding in those who have a heart for you and your life. Hope is one entity that never leaves even in the time of austere. Always keep a hold on it and any trail even on the edge will be harmless.

And I cried hard in front of him and begged him to take me away,
he stood there with silence on lips and had nothing to say.
I felt like my tears were invisible to him and my pain so pity,
he started laughing on my face like my life was not horrid but witty.
After a while, he asked me why do I wish to seek the end of the living,
what is that I did in this small time that is so unfit for forgiving.
I yelled my throat and told my issues as I knew there was no solution,
I did not wish to hear another speech and only hoped for execution.
He came close and whispered in my ears that life gives minimal choices,
This one is in your hand do not ruin it because of false voices.
Stay uptight for a little longer and pain will disappear like it never occurred,
you will learn to smile all over again and will find this idea nothing but absurd.


         By 

Surabhi Singh





Thursday, 14 June 2018

Plogging : A Blessing


                   Plogging is a mix of the Swedish phrase ‘plocka upp’, meaning pick up, with jogging. Started by Erik Ahlstrom, it is an initiative where people go for jogging and pick up trash as well. The founder feels it is just like a treasure hunt. It was just a small idea which turned out to become at movement. They get to run with a purpose.


                 
                   According to Emily Wright, a plogger, the trash mostly contains-use plastic, mostly bottles and bottle caps, straws, tampon applicators and full diapers. She is highly sweaty, highly tired and her bpsy aches, which is a good sign of working out. Erik says,

‘Trash creates Trash. If it’s clean, you keep it clean.



                  Ploggers, sometimes, take up challenges as well like 30-day challenge to collect litter for 10 days every day. One of the ploggers also used social media as a platform to engage other people in their work. The social media groups have connected a number of people within a few weeks. It can also be a group activity where people walk and pick up trash. The founder, Erik, has also created a website Plogga to organise the activity and encourage volunteers. Even little ones have started helping their parents and other family members. It is a way of keeping kids active and teaching them valuable lessons of keeping the Mother Earth clean. 




                According to Lifesum, a Swedish health app, ploggers around 288 calories in 30 minutes. This number is more or less same to what a jogger burns while jogging. This practice of plogging is not only helping individuals but also their community. As a workout, it helps body in various ways as it involves bending, squatting and stretching. Moreover, an organisation, Keep America Beautiful, partnered with Lifesum to support fitness trend.

               Plogging is growing rapidly in France, USA, Thailand, Scotland and Mexico.

- By Aarzoo Kareer



Wednesday, 13 June 2018

eClerx and NASSCOM Foundation Train480+ Underserved Engineering Students on Employability Enhancement Skills











The students were trained for in-demand job roles of Analytics and CRM (Non-Voice)

Mumbai, 4th May 2017: eClerx – a global provider of critical business operations services to over 50 Fortune 500 companies and NASSCOM Foundation, announced the completion of training of480+ engineering students under the eSkills Employability Enhancement Programme. 
The eSkills Employability Enhancement Programme is an eClerx CSR initiative and is conceptualized and governed by NASSCOM Foundation. Under the program, the students were trained on industry aligned courses in Analytics and CRM (Non-voice) through an on-campus approach across six tier-2 and tier-3 colleges. From the 530+ enrolled students, 64% were girls. A total of 480 cleared the final NASSCOM Sector Skills Council’s certification examination.
The training was imparted by Mind Map Consulting, one of India’s leading vocational training organizations. The benefitting colleges include Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering and DY Patil College of Engineering from Pune, Somaiya College of Arts and Science and Datta Meghe College of Engineering and Technology from Mumbai and MCM DAV College for Women from Chandigarh.

While congratulating the students on their graduation, Mr. P. D. Mundhra, Co-founder and Executive Director, eClerx Services Ltd, said,The graduation ceremony is the culmination of the program that prepares these young aspirants for achieving their career goals. We are happy to have been able to equip this first batch of our eSkills Employability Enhancement program candidates with new age skills, and hope that this proves beneficial to the students from under-served communities while becoming a source of sustainable talent for our industry.

Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said. “We are glad to have partnered with eClerx to train the youth from underserved communities on key skills and make them employment ready for any IT-BPM company to hire – A win-win for both, the society and the industry. Our partner, eClerx, through this initiative has helped us to set an extraordinary example of how CSR money can be used for the benefit of creating more employment opportunities for the ever expanding young population of our country.”

Training was imparted to the students in accordance to the guidelines set forth by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) through a classroom based, instructor led framework. The programme equipped the target beneficiaries with the SSC NASSCOM Qualification Pack for CRM Non-Voice QP 2211 and Associate Analytics QP 2101.

Apart from the technical-knowledge-related curriculum, the programme also trained beneficiaries on life skills, functional English oral and written communication skills, business etiquette, problem solving, time management, customer orientation, interview skills, and other soft skills enabling them to find employment across the IT-BPM industry.

About eClerx

eClerx provides critical business operations services to over fifty global Fortune 500 clients, including some of the world’s leading companies across financial services, cable & telecom, retail, fashion, media & entertainment, manufacturing, travel & leisure, software and high-tech.  Incorporated in 2000, eClerx is one of India’s leading process management and data analytics companies and is today traded on both the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges of India. eClerx employs 9,000 people across its global sites in the US, UK, Italy, Germany, and Singapore, along with its delivery centres in India and Thailand. For more information, please visit www.eclerx.com

About NASSCOM Foundation

NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good.  The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises, and the government to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for persons with disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA)

For more information, visit www.nasscomfoundation.org


           Indraneel Banerjee
  Stellar Communications India