This is what you should eat after different types of exercise

Eat well afterwards to get the most out of your exercise

Congratulations! You’ve make it through your workout. But the job isn’t done just yet – because if you really want to get the most out of your exercise, you need to put some thought into what you eat afterwards.

And according to Anna-Jane Debenham and Alex Parker, dietitians from nutrition consulting business The Biting Truth, it’s not just about protein.

Although important, particularly for muscle repair, “having protein on its own, although it may seem ‘trendy’, isn’t ideal in a lot of cases”.

Instead, they say snacks containing both carbohydrate and protein will “allow your body to recover and repair effectively”. And don’t forget to replace all those lost fluids (hey, we all get sweaty!) with extra water.

Failing to refuel or rehydrate after exercise can result in a host of problems, including earlier onset of fatigue, reduced speed and endurance, poor concentration and gut upset, Anna and Alex warn. Not to mention the fact you might not be getting the full benefits of all that effort!

Here, they explain why post-exercise nutrition is so important…

Don’t just wait until your next meal to eat

Restricting calories after a workout can be counterproductive, and after the extra strain you’ve put on your body, nutrition is even more crucial.

Anna and Alex explain: “During exercise (especially resistance training), the body shifts towards a catabolic state (muscle breakdown) which then transitions back to an anabolic state (muscle building) within the first few hours of completing your workout.”

Essentially, this means there’s a 60-90 minute “window of opportunity” after your training session, where you have a chance to replenish the stores of carbohydrates in the liver and muscle cells, as well as encourage muscle repair.

What to eat after… cardio

Running, dancing, boxing – all great cardio workouts, and they can leave you seriously pooped. “The key is replenishing carbohydrate stores,” say Anna and Alex, “and adequate hydration is essential.”

They recommend a slice of wholegrain bread with peanut butter and banana: “This snack provides high-quality carbs, protein and heart-healthy fats, and is full of potassium which helps soothe muscles.”

Other snacks you could reach for after a cardio workout include a plain banana, some nuts, or some wholegrain toast with either ricotta and fruit, or cottage cheese and tomato.

What to eat after… strength training

If you’re lifting weights and your goal is to gain muscle, Anna and Alex say: “An energy-rich diet with adequate amounts of protein is just as important as your well-developed strength-training programme.”

So, after strength training, your food intake should be low in fat and high in nutrients. “Consuming carbohydrates in conjunction with protein allows the protein to be used for muscle growth and repair,” they explain.

They recommend smoothies as a great option for fitting in a lot of nutrients in one go – you can just blend up your ingredients (such as berries, low-fat yogurt and/or oats) and you’re sorted.

What to eat after… HIIT

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is all the rage, hailed as a speedy way to burn more fat and build more muscle compared to traditional workouts. And putting your body well and truly through its paces (no one ever said HIIT was easy) means refuelling well is crucial.

Anna and Alex suggest an onion and pepper omelette plus some fruit, and their top tip is to include pineapple.

“Aside from their protein content, eggs are high in leucine, which triggers muscle protein synthesis,” they explain. “The vitamin C in the capsicums [peppers] is essential for maintaining the healthy cartilage you need to cushion your bones. Research suggests bromelain (an enzyme in pineapple) may help reduce exercise-induced inflammation.”

(Photo: Neville Williams)

What to eat after… stretching and toning-based exercise

What you decide to eat after classes like yoga, Pilates or barre depends on what your fitness goal is: whether you want to lose weight, boost your core strength, or increase your overall muscle mass.

“If your goal is weight loss, then a nutrient rich meal within 60 minutes of your workout is essential, as the meal will be more efficiently digested,” say Anna and Alex. “If your goal is to improve strength, then protein is key.”

They suggest two hard-boiled eggs with multigrain toast, or something like a slice of roast vegetable and feta frittata would be ideal.

To help repair tired muscles and replenish energy stores after yoga, Anna and Alex say: “Your body needs a hit of protein, some low-GI carbohydrates and fruits or vegetables.” Try a small tub of Greek yogurt with a couple of spoonfuls of muesli containing nuts and fruit, or a small can of tuna, four-bean mix and some chopped veggies.


Water boards should inspect Delhi government schools on rain water harvesting, directs NGT

A bench, headed by NGT Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed CGWA and DJB to carry out joint inspection in five schools in each category to probe whether they have failed to harvest rain water or not.

NGT has directed the CGWA and DJB to inspect private and government schools on rain water harvesting

NGT has directed the CGWA and DJB to inspect private and government schools on rain water harvesting

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to inspect private and government schools in New Delhi, after a plea alleged that they were unable to install rain water harvesting systems (RWHS) in their premises.

A bench, headed by NGT Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed CGWA and DJB to carry out joint inspection in five schools in each category to probe whether they have failed to harvest rain water or not.

What has the bench said?

“DJB and CGWA will conduct a joint inspection of any five major government schools and five major private schools in the city and report if the rain water harvesting systems are in existence and are operational appropriately,” the bench said while allowing the petitioner to participate in the inspection.

The direction came during hearing of a plea of Mahesh Chandra Saxena, who claimed to be associated with an NGO working in the field of ground water conservation. He has claimed that government departments, educational institutions and residential societies have either not installed rain water harvesting (RWH) systems or these were non-functional.


Schools should impart film education: Mukesh Khanna

Participating at an open forum on inculcating film culture among children, Khanna, who is the Chairman of Children’s Film Society, India, said content of children’s film should be created with a motive to teach them.

Mukesh Khanna

Mukesh Khanna

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Television actor Mukesh Khanna said that the government should make film education a part of school curriculum.

“It is not enough to just make films for children but it is important to ensure that they are screened in theatres. Content of films for children should be good in order to educate and entertain them. Minimum amount of investment and maximum story-telling should be our motto,” said the actor.

Participating at an open forum on inculcating film culture among children, Khanna, who is the Chairman of Children’s Film Society, India, said that the content of children’s films should be created with a motive to teach them.

Others views on Film Education as school curriculum:

  • Film columnist Avinash Tripathi said that big producers in Bollywood do not make films for children as they don’t find them commercially viable
  • Film-maker Cyrus Dastoor and other experts also gave their opinion in the forum which was the part of a three-day Children’s Film Festival.
  • source”cnbc”

Xperia G3112 and G3121 should be Sony’s first 2017 devices

Sony is already looking forward to next year and has already registered two phones with a Russian regulatory body. The Sony Xperia G3121 and G3112 are their internal model numbers, which doesn’t tell us much except to suggest they may be mid-range or even low-end devices.

The Xperia E4 a while back had a number of G2104. Sony’s internal numbers are not terribly consistent though, the two new phones may be closer to the Xperia XA instead, aka “F311x”.

The rumor mill is lacking Xperias currently, but we should see some breaks in secrecy as big tech events approach (CES, MWC). Certainly as more regulators get involved – some of them are nice enough to list the specifications and post photos of the phones they certify.


Babies Should Sleep In Parents’ Room To Help Prevent Sleep-Related Death

Babies Should Sleep In Parents' Room To Help Prevent Sleep-Related DeathInfants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents for at least the first six months of their lives to minimize the risk of sleep-related deaths, according to new guidelines from US paediatricians.

Ideally, babies should stay in their parents’ room at night for a full year, according to recommendations released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Babies shouldn’t share a bed with parents, however, because that increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the guidelines stress. The safest spot for infant sleep is on a firm surface such as a crib or bassinet without any soft bedding, bumpers or pillows.

Sleeping in the same room, but not in the same bed, may reduce babies’ risk of SIDS by up to 50 percent, said Dr Lori Feldman-Winter, a co-author of the AAP guidelines and pediatrics researcher at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey.

“Bed-sharing is potentially hazardous for SIDS, and this is most important for infants under four months of age and those who were premature or low birth weight,” Feldman-Winter added by email.

The new guidelines also encourage skin-to-skin contact as soon as possible after birth to help prevent SIDS.

With caesarean deliveries, mothers can do this with their babies as soon as they are awake and alert after surgery and, in the meantime, fathers or other caregivers can provide skin-to-skin contact to new-borns.

Breastfeeding can also help prevent SIDS, but mothers still shouldn’t sleep with babies in their beds to make nursing more convenient in the middle of the night, according to the guidelines, published in Pediatrics.

SIDS has become much less common in recent decades as doctors have urged parents to put infants to sleep on their backs without pillows or other soft bedding and toys that could pose a suffocation risk. But it still remains a leading cause of infant mortality, killing about 3,500 babies a year in the US alone, according to the AAP.

These deaths can be caused by a variety of factors including brain abnormalities or respiratory problems in babies as well as sleeping face down on fluffy surfaces or surfaces that pose a risk of suffocation.

“The majority of sleep-related infant deaths occur when babies are sleeping on their stomach, or with soft bedding nearby, or when bed-sharing with their mother, other caregiver or other family members,” said Dr Fern Hauck, a paediatrics researcher at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville who serves on the AAP task force on SIDS.

“The new guidelines emphasize the importance of placing infants on their back for EVERY sleep, naptime or night-time, at home, at grandma’s, at day-care and placing babies in a crib or bassinet with a firm mattress, without pillows, soft/loose blankets, bumper pads, or other soft objects, in mother’s/parent’s room close to her bed,” Hauck added by email. “All of these steps will allow for open flow of air to the baby.”

Roughly one in five sleep-related infant deaths occur outside the home, according to a separate study published in Pediatrics.

Researchers examined data on almost 12,000 infant sleep-related deaths from 2004 to 2014.

Compared to babies who died at home, infants who died outside the home were more likely to be found sleeping on their stomachs or in a stroller or car seat instead of a crib or bassinet, the study found. They were also less likely to be with their parents.

“Parents often assume that when other people take care of their infant, they also know about infant sleep safety. That is definitely not true,” said senior study author Dr. Jeffrey Colvin, a pediatrics researcher at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

“Parents need to make sure that everyone taking care of their baby follows the A-B-Cs of safe sleep,” Colvin added by email. “Their infant should always be placed to sleep ‘A’ Alone, with no bed sharing or objects in the sleep area, ‘B’ on their back, and ‘C’ in a crib or bassinet only.”


Laser Hair Removal Myths Nobody Should Believe

Women and men from all around the world want to find a way to get rid of hair and they want the hair to disappear forever. There are so many hair removal methods that exist at the moment and the truth is that there is no option that will be permanent. However, most specialists agree that laser hair removal is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair. The problem is that this is a procedure that is not properly understood. So many myths exist and you should only talk to a specialist when you want to use it. The most common laser hair removal myths are the following ones. Dismiss them instantly.

Lasers Will Damage Internal Organs

This is just propaganda since laser beams will only go as deep as a limit that is set by the person using it. Lasers normally penetrate around one quarter of a millimeter inside the skin. The procedure is actually one of the safest cosmetic procedures at the moment. It is approved by the FDA and side effects are almost always temporary.

Laser Hair Removal Is Really Painful

The truth is the pain you feel during laser hair removal sessions is mild to moderate. Discomfort is quite bearable and you only feel a burning sensation in rare cases. Even then the levels are much lower than what people think. In fact, laser hair removal is a lot less painful than most other hair removal procedures that are available for us. In the event that the individual has a really low pain tolerance, surgeons can use numbing creams to make everything literally painless.

Lasers Won’t Work On Light Hair And Dark Skin

When the lasers first appeared those that had dark skin couldn’t use the hair removal method since skin burn risk existed. However, now technology advanced to the point at which literally anyone that wants to use laser hair removal can do so. We have no real constraints that are associated with this procedure. Even skin light hair can be removed so why not give it a go?

You Can Only Use Laser Hair Removal On The Face

In reality, laser hair removal can be used on almost all the body parts, including arms, legs, chest and face. Facial areas that are commonly treated are the upper lips and the chin. On your body the lasers can be utilized to remove hair present on feet, hands, neck, back, chest, thighs and abdomen. The bikini and under arm areas stand out as those that are the most commonly treated. Remember that you only have a limitation in using lasers around your eyes because this is dangerous.

Lasers Will Cause Skin Cancer

People nowadays tend to think that practically anything can cause cancer, including laser hair removal. This is completely incorrect, making it a myth without any foundation. The laser is really safe and is approved by the FDA so how can it actually cause skin cancer? You will not find any study that connects skin cancer with laser hair removal.

You have to trade-in your Galaxy Note7, what should you get?

After glowing reviews, the future of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 proved dim. Now everyone who bought one faces a question – what do I get now? It’s not easy to replace one of the best reviewed and best received phones, but we have no other choice but to try.

We will split this in two – alternatives from the Galaxy (because Samsung gives better financial incentives if you stick with their brand) and anything else.

A Galaxy alternative

Clearly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the closest alternative. It has a similar-sized curved screen (5.5″ vs. 5.7″), same chipset, same waterproofing, same camera, same battery (S7 edge is actually ahead on this one) and so on.

It’s all the same with one major exception – no S Pen. That is in the exclusive purview of the Note series. Sure, you can go one generation back and get the Galaxy Note5 (there was no Note6). However, you’ll lose the microSD slot and waterproofing, the Dual Pixel autofocus on the camera, USB Type-C as well and the chipset is a generation older.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Samsung Galaxy Note5
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge • Samsung Galaxy Note5

While you’re at it, have a look at the Galaxy A8 (2016). It has a 5.7″ Super AMOLED screen (1080p resolution, though) and an all-metal body (no glass on the back). This phone uses the same chipset as the Galaxy Note5 but does have a microSD card. No S Pen, of course, but that was to be expected.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) is a solid (if rare) choice too. It grows the Super AMOLED screen to 6″ (the 1080p resolution is a bit of a stretch here) and uses a decently powerful Snapdragon 652. Its 16MP camera boasts OIS, something the A8 (2016) lacks. The non-Pro Galaxy A9 (2016) is easier to find in stores worldwide, but it drops the main camera to 13MP (keeping the OIS) and the battery capacity from the impressive 5,000mAh to the still plentiful 4,000mAh (Note7 had 3,500mAh, Note5 just 3,000mAh).

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)

Samsung has many other phones with Super AMOLED screens ranging from 5.5″ to 6″. On8, C7, A7, plenty of choices, but they are more mid-fielders than flagship alternatives.

Looking elsewhere

The premium Pixel XL has a 5.5″ AMOLED screen with QHD resolution and is the first to launch with Android 7.1 Nougat and with Snapdragon 821. It’s not waterproof, but is at least splash resistant. It has the impressive 12MP camera from the now defunct Nexus phones that feels great shooting at night.

Defunct or not, the Huawei-built Nexus 6P is still an awesome choice. It boasts a bigger AMOLED screen – 5.7″ QHD – excellent stereo speakers around it. It does use the older Snapdragon 810 chipset with “only” 3GB of RAM, but as discussed, its camera is awesome.

Google Pixel XL Huawei Nexus 6P
Google Pixel XL • Huawei Nexus 6P

The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s new darling – its first with a water resistant body and a dual camera (12MP). It also boasts what’s probably the best mobile chipset, a promise of software updates that can make even the Nexuses a little bit jealous and an app/accessory ecosystem that’s second to none.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Speaking of dual-cameras (16MP 75° + 8MP 135°), the LG V20 has that, plus a dual-FoV selfie camera and a second screen (Always on). This heavily loaded phone has a MIL-STD-810G rating of ruggedness (no water resistance, though), but a sleeker, more attractive body than the V10.

LG V20
LG V20

We looked over the conclusion in our Galaxy Note7 review. The first alternative offered there is the Moto Z – a super thin (5.2mm!) phone with a metal frame, 5.5″ QHD AMOLED screen, 13MP camera with OIS and Snapdragon 820. The Moto Z Force alternative gives the 2,600mAh battery a much-needed boost to 3,500mAh (matching the Note7) and ups the camera to 21MP (keeping the OIS and f/1.8 aperture).

Motorola Moto Z Motorola Moto Z Force
Motorola Moto Z • Motorola Moto Z Force

The breed of €400 flagship killers has plenty to offer too. The ZTE Axon 7 (available in the US and elsewhere) boasts powerful stereo speakers around its 5.5″ QHD screen (an AMOLED, of course), a 20MP OIS camera (f/1.8 lens) and Snapdragon 820 with 3,250mAh battery.

The OnePlus 3 drops the screen resolution to 1080p, but it’s an AMOLED built by Samsung. It has a 16MP camera with OIS and a Snapdragon 820 chipset with a wild 6GB of RAM.

ZTE Axon 7 OnePlus 3
ZTE Axon 7 • OnePlus 3

Huawei has more to contribute to this discussion than a Nexus. The Huawei P9 Plus boasts the same Leica-branded dual camera (12MP) and a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen (1080p). It’s powered by a Kirin 955 chipset and despite being thinner than the Note7 (7mm vs. 7.9mm) it has a comparable battery (3,400mAh).

And to go out with a bang, the Huawei Honor Note 8 has a beastly 6.6″ Super AMOLED display (yep) with QHD resolution and a large 4,500mAh battery. It’s powered by the same chipset as the P9 Plus, but boasts a 13MP OIS-enabled camera (just the one).

Huawei P9 Plus Huawei Honor Note 8
Huawei P9 Plus • Huawei Honor Note 8

Well, which one are you getting? Is it something not on this list – it’s far from exhaustive, it’s just some of the better known, easy to find devices that can live up to the Galaxy Note7 experience. Not one with a stylus to match the S Pen, though. LG had some phones with a capacitive stylus, but they fell off the map, perhaps the rumored Surface phone can fill that gap.


Here’s what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach


Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale—it’s the largest data breach ever—and the potential security implications for users.

That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services that suffered large breaches in recent years, is an email provider; and email accounts are central to users’ online lives. Not only are email addresses used for private communications, but they serve as recovery points and log-in credentials for accounts on many other websites.

An email compromise is one of the worst data breaches that a person could experience online, so here’s what you should know:

Fifty shades of hashing

Yahoo said that the “vast majority” of the stolen account passwords were hashed with bcrypt. Hashing is a one-way cryptographic operation that transforms data into a set of random-looking characters that serves as its unique representation—this is called a hash.

Hashes are not supposed to be reversible, so they’re a good way to store passwords. You take input, such as a password, pass it through a hashing algorithm and compare it to a previously stored hash.

This provides a way to verify passwords at log-in time without actually storing them in plain text in the database. But not all hashing algorithms offer equal protection against password cracking attacks that attempt to guess which plaintext password generated a specific hash.

Unlike the ageing MD5, which is quite easy to crack if implemented without additional security measures, bcrypt is considered a much stronger algorithm. This means that in theory, the likelihood of hackers cracking “the vast majority” of Yahoo passwords is very low.

But here’s the problem: Yahoo’s wording suggests that most, but not all passwords were hashed with bcrypt. We don’t know how many passwords were hashed with another algorithm, or which one it was. The fact that this hasn’t been specified in Yahoo’s announcement or FAQ page suggests that it’s an algorithm that’s weaker than bcrypt and that the company didn’t want to give away that information to attackers.

In conclusion, there’s no way to tell if your account was among those whose passwords were hashed with bcrypt or not, so the safest option at this point is to consider your email compromised and to do as much as damage control as possible.

Don’t keep emails just because you can

Once hackers break into an email account they can easily discover what other online accounts are tied to that address by searching for sign-up emails. These are the welcome messages that most websites send when users open a new account, and which users rarely delete. These days most email providers offer enough storage space that users won’t ever have to worry about deleting messages.

Aside from exposing the links between an email address and accounts on various websites, those sign-up emails can also expose the specific account names chosen by the user, if different from their email address.

If you’re among the people who don’t delete welcome emails and other automatic notifications sent by websites, such as password resets, then you might want to consider doing so and even go back to clean your mailbox of such communications.

Sure, there might be other ways for hackers to find out if you have an account on a certain website, or even a number of websites, but why make it easier for them to compile a full list?

Be careful when asked for your personal details

Among the account information that hackers stole from Yahoo were real names, telephone numbers, dates of birth and, in some cases, unencrypted security questions and answers. Some of those details are sensitive and are also used for verification by banks and possibly government agencies.

There are very few cases when a website should have your real date of birth, so be judicious about providing it.

Also, don’t provide real answers to security questions, if you can avoid it. Make something up that you can remember and use that as answer. In fact, Yahoo doesn’t even recommend using security questions anymore, so you can go into your account’s security settings and delete them.

Check your email forwarding rules regularly

Email forwarding is one of those “set it and forget it” features. The option is buried somewhere in the email account settings that you never check and if it’s turned on there’s little to no indication that it’s active.

Hackers know this. They only need to gain access to your email account once, set up a rule to receive copies of all your emails and never log back in again. This also prevents the service from sending you notifications about repeated suspicious log-ins from unrecognized devices and IP addresses.

Two-factor authentication everywhere

Turn on two-factor authentication—this is sometimes called two-step verification—for any account that supports it. This will prompt the online service to ask for a one-time-use code sent via text message or generated by a smartphone app, in addition to the regular password, when you try to access the account from a new device.

It’s an important security feature that could keep your account secure even if hackers steal your password. And Yahoo offers it, so take advantage of it.

Don’t reuse passwords; just don’t

There are many secure password management solutions available today that work across different platforms. There’s really no excuse for not having unique, complex passwords for every single account that you own. If you do want memorable passwords for a few critical accounts use passphrases instead: sentences made up of words, numbers and even punctuation marks.

Here comes phishing

Large data breaches are typically followed by email phishing attempts, as cybercriminals try to take advantage of the public interest in such incident.

These emails can masquerade as security notifications, can contain instructions to download malicious programs that are passed as security tools, can direct users to websites that ask them for additional information under the guise of “verifying” their accounts and so on.

Be on the lookout for such emails and make sure that any instructions that you decide to follow in response to a security incident came from the affected service provider or a trusted source.


“Our focus should be on skill development,” says Manish Sisodia

Manish SisodiaTiE Delhi – NCR, the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, today hosted the India Education Entrepreneurship Day on the occasion of Education Day at Sheraton Saket. The event witnessed Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia who addressed the keynote. Followed by four insightful sessions highlighting the importance of collaborative efforts by startups and educators explained about Ed Tech solutions for students.

“There are 26 lakh school going students in the NCR, out of which in the primary education sector 74 per cent students cannot read their own Hindi course books. 46 per cent primary education students are unable to read. During my journalism years, I believed we suffered from infrastructural problems. Post one-and-a-half year in the ministry, I have come to realize that infrastructure is not the problem we have overcome that, the need of the hour is to better equip our teachers with the technology savvy students, who are more aware about the world than the teacher in the classroom. Education is the core and technology can be an enabler.” said Manish Sisodia, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister & Education Minister, Delhi.

He added, “Our focus should be on skill development in students starting from their primary years of education. I am hopeful education entrepreneurs can give me the solution to the gaps emerged by the rapid advancement of technology and also make Hindi, our mother tongue a part of the advancement.”

Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, said, “Education is at a critical juncture in India and needs every bit of our attention. Many entrepreneurs today realize this and have ventured into the vast sphere of technology to find the best and incorporate it in our education system. Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. Our goal is to bring together industry leaders and young talent to discover new opportunities to aid the students of our country get a better learning experience and become world class.”

The session was mediated by Ashish Gupta, TiE Delhi-NCR Board Member and was followed by a series of questions by entrepreneurs on how they could help bridge the gaps with regard to technology, skill development, teacher training etc in the Education sector.

About TiE Delhi – NCR:
TiE is a non-profit global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. It believes in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through five pillars: mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. It was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and it is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organisation.


‘Teachers should be answerable and accountable’ says Prakash Javadekar

Teachers should be answerable and accountable says HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar+

With Prime Minster taking the decision of shifting Smriti Irani to Textile Ministry under the recent cabinet reshuffle, the new Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, recently at a college event, said that “accountability” will be introduced for the teachers in the education system.

(READ: Students should rebel, need to challenge status quo to innovate: Prakash Javadekar)

This decision has come after seeing on the vital role played by teachers in change of education.

Details of the programme:

  • After holding the office of HRD, Javadekar felicitated educationists during a function held at Ferguson College, Pune
  • Moreover, he addressed not only former director general of CSIR Dr Raghunath Mashelkar but also noted writer and retired professor of Marathi D M Mirasdar and others at the event.

(Read: ‘Education is not a subject of party politics’, says new HRD minister Prakash Javadekar)

What did Javadekar say regarding the role of teachers?

  • During the programme he said, teachers should motivate the candidates to achieve their goals and educate them about life skills and technical skills
  • “There are issues and there are challenges, however we have to work as a team to address the issues in education field to improve the quality of education system and in this process, teachers have to play a crucial role in the transformation of education system”
  • “I know there are issues with teachers’ training, there are issues with quality of education, but teachers are the ones who can give the right solution, so I appeal all the teachers to work positively”
  • “Teachers will be appreciated for their good work and we will use accountability for teachers in the education system as teachers should be answerable and accountable”

(Read: Smriti Irani: Here’s a look at her journey from HRD to Textile ministry) 

Further views on education from the new HRD minister:

  • The minister said the new education policy of India has to be “student-centric”
  • Moreover, he said that education is not a subject for “party politics” and that he was open to suggestions from everyone
  • “I will build upon the several good initiatives taken up by Smriti Irani. I accept this new responsibility humbly and I will talk to our earlier minister Murli Manohar Joshi”
  • “Education gives meaning to life, it gives value to life. Therefore, to make education meaningful is the real challenge. Poor parents do a lot of hard work to educate their wards. So, to provide quality education is our aim and we will be able to do it,” the minister, while formally taking charge on July 7, told reporters.

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