Skip to main content


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…

Three weeks on, White House unfollows PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind on Twitter

The official handle of the US president's office, The White House, has unfollowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, just three weeks after having "following" him on the micro-blogging site.

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump. Reuters

The White House's Twitter handle had also followed some other Indian accounts, including the handles of President Ram Nath Kovind and the Indian embassy in the US. It has unfollowed these accounts, as well.

Three weeks ago, Modi had become the only world leader to be followed by the White House, according to NDTV.

According to India Today, all non-US Twitter handles that were followed by the White House were Indian. They included the President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn), PM Modi's personal Twitter handle, the Prime Minister's Office (@PMO) and the Indian embassy in Washington DC (@IndianEmbassyUS). With this, the White House was following 19 Twitter handles and had nearly 21.5 million followers. However, now it is following 13 accounts and has gained 0.5 million followers.

When the White House's handle had followed Modi, many reports had speculated on whether this was an indication of "soft diplomacy."

from Firstpost India Latest News