Internshala has announced its annual scholarship, Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2018. The scholarship is meant to help advance one girl’s career in her chosen field.Eligibility criteriaAny Indian girl studying in college, between the ages of 17 to 23years (as of December 31, 2016), i.e. born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1999, with a career objective is eligible to apply.Scholarship amountThe scholarship is a one-time reward of INR 25,000 and is meant to advancethe girl’s career in some way — be it an allowance for pursuing aninternship or undertaking a project in the chosen field, payment towards a specialized training program, special equipment etc.About Internshala:Internshala was founded on December 29, 2010 and its second anniversary coincided with the sad demise of Nirbhaya. To appreciate the efforts of girl students, Internshala instituted the scholarship to recognise a girl who has fought against odds to pursue a career of her dreams in any field (Academics, Sports, and Arts etc).Important date: The last date for students to apply is January 15, 2018.Read: First customized online course launched in IIM Bangalore for women entrepreneursRead: CAT Results declared: IIM Lucknow releases admission criteria, other detailsFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is making its debut in this year’s World Cup in Russia and after the first week the technology disallowed its first goal.Although it has been used in domestic competitions across Europe in the past year, some concerns have been raised about the system. Instant replay allows officials to go back and correct a decision and in the end the team which rightfully should have won, does.Iran’s 62-minute goal was disallowed after being checked to be off-side as Spain went onto win the match thanks to a Diego Costa strike.Saeid Ezatolahi thought he had levelled the scores when he swept the ball home after the Spanish defence failed to clear Rezaeian’s free kick, only for referee Andres Cunha to rule the goal out after consultation with VAR officials.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I thought it was a goal and for that fraction of a second I was thinking about all the hard work that I had done and, because in the first game I was suspended, I was under a lot of pressure,” the 21-year-old said.”God helped me to play well but unfortunately we couldn’t score, the goal didn’t count. “Now we are a little bit sad but we will continue to work hard for the next game to make our fans happy.”Iran coach Carlos Queiroz chose to see the bigger picture though his team lost due to it.”For me, as a trainer, VAR is coming too late,” Queiroz told reporters at the Kazan Arena.advertisement”If we had it six months later, maybe today we had an added point, but it’s good for the credibility of football.”I’ve nothing to say about the quality of Spain’s win other than to say I think they added to the loyalty, integrity of the Iranian players.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”It (the Iran performance) deserved a little better in this match, but that’s football. For the Iranian players to play against Spain, we are winners because we learnt a lot. We only had two possible results; we win or we learn, and we learnt a lot.”VAR has been key reducing refereeing mistakes and has come to the aid of many teams. In France’s game against Australia, referee Andres Cunha had failed to spot Josh Risdon catching Antoine Griezmann inside the box and after reviewing the footage, a penalty was awarded as Les Blues went onto to win 2-1.Also, Andreas Granqvist had converted a 65th minute penalty awarded after video review to hand Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea.There has been debate too over the non-use of VAR in certain games. England had cried foul when Harry Kane was wrestled to the floor by Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi and Yassine Meriah, but no review was made despite protets from the English. Brazil had also asked FIFA why the VAR was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland.Brazil players complained long and hard that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed home Switzerland’s equaliser early in the second half of their Group E opener. They also believe Gabriel Jesus was manhandled inside the penalty area and should have been awarded a spot kick.As debate rages on whether VAR is useful to correct decisions or it just impedes the flow of the game, one cannot deny its impact at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(With inputs from Reuters)
zoom Canada has reached a decision on prosecuting Greek shipping company Alassia NewShips Management (Alassia) for various environmental offenses related to the oil spill from its operated vessel Marathassa in April 2015.The Provincial Court of British Columbia said that an ex parte trial will be held against Alassia at the same time as the trial of Marathassa set for February 26, 2018.The decision was made following several legal challenges of the summons issued to the company in February 2017, as the company claimed it was not properly informed of the proceedings.The company did not appear at the first or any subsequent appearances in the provincial court.“It is abundantly clear that prior to the first appearance, Alassia had knowledge of the Summons because Alassia instructed Mr. Swanson (counsel for Alassia) to challenge the service of the Summons in Federal Court,” the court said.Hence, the court decided to prosecute the company regardless of whether it participates in the legal proceedings.The 81,000 dwt cargo ship was confirmed as the source of the toxic bunker oil spill in English Bay that released around 3,000 litres of oil into the water on April 8, 2015.A subsequent investigation conducted by Transport Canada into the Vancouver spill found that the spill had been caused by mechanical problems on board MV Marathassa.Following the spill, the City of Vancouver officials said that they were determined to get repayment for what the city had spent on the response.