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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Amazon ties up with Indian Railways to transport essential items via 'COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains'; move likely to boost deliveries during lockdown

Amazon India has tied up with the Indian Railways for the transportation of consignments via 'COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains' across the country during the coronavirus lockdown.

The move by the e-commerce giant will boost delivery of essential items during these trying times.

Amazon took to its blogpost to reveal that it has entered the partnership. As per the blog, “The company is leveraging the 'COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains’ introduced by the Indian Railways to ramp up its operations to 55 lanes during the lockdown period.”

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

Amazon added that the enhanced network will enable them to ship products across the country and keep businesses running and allow people access to a more diverse range of essential products.

In an interaction with NDTV, Abhinav Singh, director of Amazon Transportation Services, said that with the support of COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains they will be better able to "fulfil customers orders with enhanced speed and capacity".

Last week, Amazon launched its 'Local Shops on Amazon' initiative. This programme is aimed at helping customers purchase products from the local shops in their city from the convenience of their homes. It also helps shopkeepers supplement their footfalls with a digital presence and expand beyond their normal catchment during the coronavirus lockdown.

Amazon India has also partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to launch the “Fight Against COVID-19 #AwareIndiaSafeIndia; Digital Campaign” which will drive awareness on the importance of precautionary measures in combating COVID-19.



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