Everonn Education Ltd has launched Edupreneurs a novel project to promote people with entrepreneurial skills. Everonn Edupreneur targets 1,000 locations.
Everonn will be able to effectively address the issue of standardised content and course delivery by experts which will ultimately help students to overcome the hitherto existing gaps in learning. Each of these new education centres to be run by Edupreneurs will provide teaching content catering to students from pre-School to B-School. Through a carefully planned selection process, Everonn will mobilize Edupreneurs from cross sections of first and second generation business entrepreneurs. They will be Everonn's Ambassadors of Learning. Everonn will employ a combination of tools from the brick and mortar format to technology platforms for delivering content for which the VSAT network will form the backbone.
The VSAT-based education provides an ideal solution to the perennial shortage of teaching staff and will ensure a consistent learning experience through programming from a single location that can be beamed to multiple centres.
On Friday, Everonn Education declined 0.95% to Rs599 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex closed 2.31% down at 19,242.36 points.
Opto Circuits India Ltd's wholly-owned subsidiary Cardiac Science Corporation has added two electrocardiographs (ECGs) under its Burdick brand.
The ECGs, available only in the US, deliver built-in, bi-directional communication so that customers can connect to leading electronic medical records (EMRs).
The Burdick 8500 ECG features a user friendly interface, multi-angle seven-inch widescreen, adjustable protocol settings, and colour display to make reading the continuous waveform data easy.
The Burdick 8300 offers similar performance, connectivity, reliability and workflow in an economic package.
Both ECG devices clean the ECG waveform before it is measured and analysed by the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) algorithm. With more than 30 years of continuous refinement, the GRI algorithm is the first and only to consider five clinically significant variables-including gender, age, race, medication, and classification-to interpret patient data.
On Friday, Opto Circuits gained 3.82% at Rs269.05 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex closed 2.31% down at 19,242.36 points.
The subscriber was told to dial *121# for checking balance and validity of his mobile number, but when he did it, Airtel promptly deducted money from his account for activating ‘Hello Tunes’
Even as Bharti Airtel Ltd has become India’s largest telecom operator, the growth has given rise to many problems, not for the company but for subscribers. The number of complaints from subscribers against Airtel is growing phenomenally across the country (Also read: ‘Mystery charges’ in your mobile bill? You are not alone http://www.moneylife.in/article/78/11125.html; Airtel calls for ‘dues’ that it says it forgot to bill earlier http://www.moneylife.in/article/78/11071.html). Most of the complaints are related to wrong billing, automatic activation of value added services (VAS) and thus deduction of money from accounts.
However, here is a strange case where one subscriber was asked to call *121# to check the balance in his account and the validity of his subscription. But, when he dialled the given number, Airtel promptly deducted Rs30 from his account for activating ‘Hello Tunes’ services. What is stunning in this matter is the subscriber received two emails with different utility of the number *121# from Airtel’s customer services!
The subscriber, Pradeep Nayak, wrote a mail to Airtel after the mobile operator activated ‘Hello Tunes’ services and deducted Rs30 from his account. He received an email from Sudha N, Customer Care, Bharti Airtel Ltd, which says, "We would like to inform you that, you may dial 543211 from your Airtel mobile to activate the Hello Tune service. We request you to maintain a minimum balance of Rs30/- and song downloading charges will be Rs15. Further, we request you to dial *121# to check the balance and validity."
In the second email, Karthik, the other customer care executive from Airtel, says, “We regret to inform you that the balance has been deducted from your account for the activation of Hello Tunes on your mobile number. Further, we would like to inform you that the same has been activated on your mobile number by dialling *121#. Also, we regret to inform you that there is no provision to refund the same since the same has been activated from your end."
The question is who among the two customer care executives is telling the truth and for what exactly is the number *121# being used by Airtel? We are still waiting for the answers from Airtel. In fact, the company officials have not even bothered to send an acknowledgement to our emails.
Anyway, as per our information and past experience of this writer, the number 121 is used by Airtel subscribers for queries like new schemes, billing plan and VAS information. Since this is an interactive voice response system (IVRS), the subscriber has to mandatorily listen to instructions and follow it to get information out of it. When someone adds * or # before or after the given number, while calling from a mobile, it is supposed to reach the service provider’s computers through unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) protocol.
Mostly Airtel uses ‘12345’ as standard ending number for its customer care services. For example, for Mumbai subscribers 9892012345 is the customer care number for post-paid subscribers.
In the above-mentioned case, Airtel had even asked the subscriber to provide a landline number for quicker response! We all know that Airtel also provides landline phone services. However, asking a mobile subscriber to provide a landline number for quick response seems very odd and unheard of in the telecom industry.