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Rajib’s family was excited about getting new furniture, curtains and even a beautiful showpiece for their living room, just before Diwali.  However their excitement soon turned to anxiety when they realised that the probable price of all this would be around Rs. 100000/. They knew, that they could charge the entire amount to their credit card. But after a little discussion among themselves they came up with another possible way to fund this home improvement — taking a Personal Loan.

In both the cases the way to achieve their dream was only by borrowing, either by credit card or a Personal Loan. Because Rajib and his family had fixed monthly expenses, they could not afford to pay more than Rs. 3000/- additionally, after meeting their monthly obligations. So opting for a loan was the only choice they had — the EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) option.

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After Jackfruit Mission, Mushroom Mission, Milk Mission and Aroma Mission, Meghalaya Government launched another mission, the ‘Meghalaya Muga Mission’ to promote and give value addition to ‘muga’ silk in the state.

The Meghalaya ‘Muga mission’ was launched by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on 28 May 2019 with an aim to boost ‘muga’ production over the next five years. The muga silkworm rearing is found only in the Northeastern region of the country, mainly in the Brahmaputra Valley and in the foothills of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. In Meghalaya, muga is traditionally cultivated in West Khasi hills, East Garo hills, North Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts. The mission entails a financial implication of more than Rs 138 crore from 2019 to 2024.

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Hybrid High-Impact Pedagogy to Enhance Learning Experience among Students – Dr. Nripendra Singh

Dr. Nripendra Singh is the Professor of Marketing in the College of Business Administration at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is involved in a discussion with professors at Shillong University to improve teaching and learning for students in their department. Some excerpts from the discussion are presented in this article.  

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This article is not meant to downplay the brilliant performance of our academically bright students. Nor it is meant to explain away the below-average performance of others. Nonetheless, even as we let the dust settle after the announcement of the results of our national board exams, we do well to ponder the educational system once again.

“We have a huge vested interest in education. Partly because it is education that’s meant to take us into this future that we can’t grasp” says Sir Ken Robinson. This is a remarkable diagnosis of our defective posture on education. Is extolling education as our sole guiding light into the future justifiable? Given, the utter unpredictability of our future and the historic inadequacy of education to solve our simple socio-economic irregularities, let alone solving life’s deepest problems, hailing education as the sole saviour seem superfluous. How silly to tell our children that it is education that will help you to trump all in the future when we know that the country is largely paralyzed by the mess created by so-called educated ones! Look at our administrative machinery, for example.

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Farmers regard japi as the portable home of the farming field. Along with earthworm, it is all weather friends for the farmer, especially in their bread earning drudgery. While in action, it shelters farmers from rain or sunshine during summer. Sadly, days are seemingly numbered for the dream refuse of cultivators because of the growing sacristy of japi pat.

If our apprehension comes true, the farming fraternity will be in trouble,” Prabin Das, an accomplished artisan in Japi making craft said. Japi, the integral part of Assamese culture and prized possession of farmers are made of particular leaves of a hilly grown plant known as lechara gas Licualapeltata. The leaves of this plant are indispensable in making this headgear if the latter is meant for farmers. Skeleton of the headgear is made of bamboo.

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