With over 5 million students studying outside their native country across the globe, Indians make for a huge proportion of these statistics. By the year 2024, approximately four lakh Indian students will enrol in foreign universities, says a recent Reserve Bank of India report. If you wish to join this number, let us first congratulate you on your decision; securing an admission abroad is not a cakewalk, nor is it easy preparing for it. Travelling as a student is a unique and exciting experience – you get to explore new places at a young age, meet and interact with new and interesting people and also learn a thing or two about yourself. But as the travel date nears, you must also prepare for uncertainties associated with travel and life abroad. Here are some very important concerns that you should be aware of, and why an international student travel insurance can be your only savior in times of trouble. You need to be protected financially so that you don’t cough up fat … [Read more...] about Leaving the nest to study abroad is hard. 3 ways a Student Travel Insurance is one of your most trusted friend in a foreign country
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There were 47 people on the island at the time, with the eruption killing at least sixteen people and seriously injuring 28. White Island, also known as Whakaari, is an active volcano with a long history and this isn’t the first time tragedy has struck. Before becoming a popular tourist destination, White Island was mined for its native sulphur, which has many uses, including the manufacturing of gunpowder, matches, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, dyes, fungicides and pesticides. Sulphur mining began on the island in 1840, with small quantities of sulphur being exported to Europe. A photo of White Island taken in 1913. Picture: Auckland War Memorial MuseumSource:Supplied Over the years mining activities on the island became more established, with men living and working there from the 1880s. Between 1885 and 1900, more than 5000 tonnes of sulphur was shipped to the mainland from White Island. In September 1914 disaster struck in the middle of the night when part of a crater wall … [Read more...] about ‘Disaster waiting to happen’: New Zealand’s White Island’s deadly history
Aries: In the starting of the week, you will become impatient and in the hurry, which will affect your way of speaking, areadvised to control your harsh speaking, otherwise you will likely to have some problems in professional and domestic life. From 16 th December late evening, situations will be under control. you will increase your intellectual assets by studying some literature or short term courses. you will be busy in kids issues, you will likely to be upset in kids performance in academics, but somehow things will be under control. Singles will be blessed by moon, they might find their soul mate. Mid of the week, will be mixed. Your kids health will make you upset. you will not be able to focus towards goals. You are advised to postpone to start new business for a while. Natives who are in the job, will plan for some short term course or higher education to enhance their career. Investors are advised to avoid make new investments in risky assets. Try to avoid risk, gamble and … [Read more...] about Weekly Horoscope, December 15-21: Check predictions for all zodiac signs
If foreigners need reasonable taxes, why offer citizens something else? Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters There was a time during the prohibition era in Bombay (as it then was) when only foreigners were allowed to drink in hotel bars. A humour columnist wrote then about his fictional wife walking into the bar of an expensive hotel and ordering a drink. On being told that only foreigners would be served, she asked the unanswerable question: 'Whose country is this anyway?' That should be our question, too, every time someone writes or says that we must offer foreigners reasonable tax rates, or good business processes, or special investment windows, or investment enclaves, lest they take their dollars elsewhere. The usual arguments run like this: The new high income tax rates will make it more difficult to hire expatriates. Or, foreign portfolio investors will turn away from the Indian market.Or, we must clean up and beautify our tourist spots, to attract more international … [Read more...] about Don’t we Indians matter too?
Video PlayerClose GAZA, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Israel has banned the Christian minority who live in the Gaza Strip ruled by Hamas from visiting Christian holy sites and churches in the West Bank and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas, a spokesman for the Christian community said Sunday. Israeli media reported on Saturday that Israel bans 500 Christians in the Gaza Strip from travelling to the West Bank for Christmas and New Year holidays. Meanwhile, the Israeli daily said the Israeli security only agreed to allow 100 Christians from the Gaza Strip to travel to Jordan only for Christmas. The Israeli ban has left more disappointment, anger, and frustration among the Christians in Gaza, Kamel Ayyad told reporters. Last year, "Israel gave permission to about 500 Christians to travel to the West Bank to celebrate Christmas there," he said. Around 5,000 Christians, most of whom are Greek Orthodox, lived in the Gaza Strip before Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed Oslo peace … [Read more...] about Roundup: Israel bans Christians in Gaza from reaching West Bank, Jerusalem for Christmas