ICC to partner UNICEF in fundraiser for Covid relief

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Dubai, June 18 | The International Cricket Council (ICC), through its ‘Cricket for Good initiative’, has launched a fundraising campaign to support UNICEF’s emergency Covid-19 response in South Asia.

The campaign was launched ahead of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final being played between India and New Zealand in Southampton from Friday.

The world cricket governing body said in a statement that, “ICC’s support to UNICEF at this critical time will harness the power and reach of cricket, one of the world’s most popular sports, to safeguard the lives and futures of children.

“As part of the campaign, ICC will leverage its audience base on its digital channels to contribute to UNICEF. ICC with UNICEF shall display joint appeals on its digital platforms, LED perimeter boards and replay screens at the venue, for its broadcast audiences to donate directly to UNICEF’s donation platform.”

In-game commentary will also reach out to audiences for their support.

Acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardice said, “By partnering with UNICEF to support their Covid-19 relief work, we can use the global platform provided by the inaugural World Test Championship Final to raise urgent funds that can make a real difference. We appeal to cricket fans around the world to come together to show their support for the work of UNICEF at such a difficult time and donate to such a worthwhile cause.”

In addition, ICC along with Tech Mahindra, the merchandise partner for the WTC Final, have launched a Covid-19 relief range and 10 per cent of the proceeds will go to UNICEF’s relief work in South Asia.

Source: IANS

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The new program paid off positive results within a year from its launch. The students of
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The highest stipend offered to Kinchit Saxena from the batch of BDA was Rs.1,50,000 (One lakh Fifty Thousand) by GEP. The average stipend for the BDA batch has been of Rs. 31,800.00 which is higher than the rest of the batch. Offers were given by Egon Zehnder, Newgen Software Technologies, ITC Ltd, Outlook India, IDC Research, Volvo Eicher Vehicles, Skyria, Fyndhere, CRIF Solutions among others.

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The 1st batch of Big Data Analytics at FORE School breaks record in SIP offers
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Due to the Covid19 pandemic worldwide, the survival of many businesses now depends on their online presence. Digital operations is now a lifeline for MSMEs and other sectors. Big data analysts are responsible to evaluate performance or predict future requirements, which will accelerate the demand for data analysts in newer and wider areas, changing the way business has been done and the way it used to work. The size of the analytics market will evolve to at least one-third of the global IT market from the current one-tenths, as per experts, said Prof. Dr. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya, Dean (Academics), FORE School of Management, New Delhi.

Incidentally, FORE School has been offering certification in Big Data Analytics for Business & Management, in collaboration with the University of California Riverside for the past few years. The program was designed for executives from public and private sectors, academicians, data scientists, developers, or anyone interested to get an edge in their careers.

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