NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio has announced a five-week programme for under graduate students across the country to make them aware of new digital technologies for running small business. The students will also get to interact closely with multiple Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) across India. The Jio ‘Digital Champions Program’ will be organised in four batches across the country, with the first batch starting this month, from May 21. Each programme will last five weeks and undergraduates can choose from over 800 cities and towns to apply in the batch of their choice. As far as eligibility is concerned, among the students who are pursuing four-year undergraduate courses (any stream) only students who have completed their first and second year will be eligible. For three-year undergraduate courses, students who have completed their first year will be eligible. The selection of students would be done on the basis of an online assessment test. The assessment test is a … [Read more...] about Reliance Jio announces ‘Digital Champions’ programme for under graduates, check eligibility details
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This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.In America, 60 percent of digital media consumption now occurs on mobile or tablet devices instead of desktop computers.As people and technology have become increasingly mobile, so have their efforts to find love and sex. According to app analytics website AppAnnie, the dating application Tinder is one of the most popular tools to pursue modern romance and has been ranked as the most downloaded lifestyle app in America for nearly two years.As a social psychologist, I've focused my research on exploring why Tinder – as one of my interview participants put it – is so "evilly satisfying." While completing my dissertation exploring sexual conflict on Tinder, I've analyzed hundreds of surveys, interviews and internet posts from Tinder users describing their experiences with the app. My preliminary results suggest … [Read more...] about Why Tinder Is So ‘Evilly Satisfying’
As the year winds to a close, gifts and giving are foremost in many people's minds. And now, two new neuroscience studies suggest that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge.In one study, researchers scanned participants' brains to identify connections between generous behavior and brain activity. In the other, scientists dampened activity in areas of the brain associated with impulse control, to see if that would alter a person's empathetic actions.The findings from both studies led the researchers to conclude that human behavior is guided more by empathy and generosity than by selfishness.In addition, the findings suggest a path toward treating people with conditions that lower their ability to understand others: Someday, people whose social cognition is impaired could be helped by treatments that regulate the neural pathways that enhance or restrict their empathetic feelings, said Dr. Marco Iacoboni, a co-author of both studies and a professor of psychiatry at the … [Read more...] about Your Giving Brain: Are Humans ‘Hardwired’ for Generosity?
In the aftermath of the death of a 2-year-old boy who was drowned by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida, much of the public response has been sympathetic. But not all of it: Sprinkled across social media, online comments and even whisperings you may hear at the water cooler, some individuals are instead pointing fingers, blaming the parents.Is this a sign of the times? Is parenting shame on the rise and empathy taking a dive?Research says maybe so. The brain is wired for empathy, but it's also wired for moral judgments. And some facets of modern American culture may push people away from the former and toward the latter. The blame gameBeneath any given online article about the alligator attack, there are at least a few comments questioning the child's parents. The theme persists on the Twitter hashtag #DisneyGatorAttack."People are blaming an alligator for being an alligator, when the real issue here is child negligence. Watch your child," Tweeted a user with the handle … [Read more...] about Blame the Parents? Child Tragedies Reveal Empathy Decline
Just days after Albert Einstein's theory that nothing moves faster than light was called into question by a startling neutrino experiment, the long-dead physicist might have come to his own rescue.Einstein's general theory of relativity contends that a slight difference in the force of gravity at two different places causes clocks in those places to tick at different rates. Carlo Contaldi, a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London, argues that when physicists recently measured neutrinos traveling at 1.000025 times light-speed between Switzerland and Italy, they didn't fully correct for this effect, and that failing to do so could have caused their shocking results."I think there are significant questions as to whether or not their clocks were synchronized correctly," Contaldi told Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to LiveScience. His paper, posted online to the physics arXiv preprint site on Sept. 30, is one of the first to challenge the neutrino experiment's process.In … [Read more...] about Einstein’s Theory May Put Brakes on Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos