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A Guide to Free or Affordable GED Test Prep  0

One of the challenges of getting a GED is paying for classes, study materials or the test. And many students can’t afford the cost of childcare or transportation to attend classes. Or, some adult students simply can’t go to classes on a regular basis because of family and job responsibilities.

There are solutions. Though resources for adult learners vary, no-cost or low-cost classes and study materials for self-guided programs are readily available in most communities. There’s also help available online for GED students working on their General Education Development credential.

Here’s a guide to help you find resources:

1. Your Public Library may have many of the study guides and GED lesson plans available for loan, and may also have videos and CD ROM GED testing study courses as well. In some communities, the library even sponsors free GED classes.

2. Most Community Colleges offer free or affordable GED courses or classes in basic skills, which will apply to a GED study program. The cost of these GED courses will vary from area to area, but generally they’re not expensive. If classes are fee-based, check with the community college Financial Aid Office. You may be eligible for free classes.

3. In many communities, even childcare costs and transportation are available for GED students. Talk to local GED instructors; check with the community college Student Support Services.

4. Community-based nonprofit Family Support Agencies or Family Resource Centers are excellent sources for GED students. Contact your local agency and ask about classes, materials and other needs related to your educational goal such as childcare, transportation or adult education classes or grants. You may even qualify for a grant that allows you to study at home, on your own schedule.

5. Your local Public School District or University may have continuing education courses or adult education courses. There’s often grant money available to school districts that sponsor programs and classes for adult learners. Give them a call to see if they have the material you require for the GED test. You’ll probably want to check with the Central Office of the public school district, the nearest High School and with the Adult Education Office or Career Services office at the university.

6. Don’t forget about the local branch of your State Unemployment Office and local Department of Social Services. Both of these agencies may have funds or resources available through programs related to job training, workforce development, job readiness or a DSS family support or welfare-to-work program.

7. If you’re employed, your workplace is an excellent resource for adult education. Your employer may already sponsor a program, or be willing to sponsor your GED program and costs since your goal is just as significant to your employer as it is to you. Check with your employer or supervisor directly, along with the Workforce Development, Personnel or Human Resources officer or department. You may find you need to ask a variety of people in the workplace to find the answer you need.

8. Your local PBS television station broadcasts GED courses that you can take. PBS also offers some online courses for basic skills required for the GED test. They’re free.

9. PassGED was created to provide free support and low-cost help for GED Test candidates. Lots of free information, test advice and study guides are available, along with financial aid for an online GED program. You’ll also find a learning community of GED students and instructors at the online Message Forum who may have additional advice about free or low-cost GED materials. The website address is

10. You may also want to check with the American Council on Education, the national administrative agency for the GED. The ACE provides information about testing, official test sites, GED scores and transcripts. To locate your official state test site and administrator, a complete listing is available at

Leonard Williams, an e-learning instructor with, is also a curriculum specialist who focuses on research and development, implementation and assessment of best-practice learning solutions for adult learners and people with educational challenges. Leonard�s email is [email protected]. He invites feedback and questions from GED students and instructors.

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Top 10 Searches on Google India in 2010  0

As the end of the year creeping, the Web Giants Like Google, Bing, Yahoo, AOL started releasing the interesting data. According to Various estimations by various Web Giants, these were Top searches in web search engines for the year 2010. In the year 2009, it was Pop King Micheal Jackson takes the first place in all the Top Search Engine queries, followed by Swine flu, Twitter, Facebook.

The Top Search Industry Giants like Yahoo, Bing, AOL have revealed their Top Searches of 2010, but Google’s Zeitgeist India revealed their list in style. In this article, we shall check out the Top 10 Search queries of Google Search Engine in 2010.

According to this Year’s Top Search queries in Google, as they didn’t reveal the Searches as that of Yahoo and Bing but they have revealed in their own style as IRCTC Login heads the Fastest Rising Search Queries in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India, Aruna Shields heads the Fastest Rising Celebrity Search Queries in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India, Nokia heads the list as the Fastest Rising Brands Search Query in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India, Kites heads the Most Popular Movie Search Queries in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India.

Unlike Yahoo and Bing who revealed the results based on number of Search in the year 2010, but Google Zeitgeist India has revealed the results based on Categories like Gadgets,How-to, Movies, Top Brands, Celebrities, Trends in 2010.

Fastest Rising Searches on Google India in 2010

  1. Irctc Login
  2. Micromax Mobile
  3. YouTube Videos
  4. Fifa
  5. Facebook
  6. Cricket Live Score
  7. Twitter
  8. Way2sms
  9. Samsung Mobile
  10. Zedge

Most Popular Searches on Google India in 2010

  1. Songs
  2. Facebook
  3. Google
  4. YouTube
  5. Yahoo mail
  6. Gmail
  7. Yahoo
  8. Nokia
  9. Orkut
  10. Irctc

Source: Top Google India in 2010

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Bangalore: The Modern Face of a Developing Indian Economy  0

Bangalore is the 5th largest city in India. With a current population of 10,839,725 people, this city is one of the fastest growing metro cities of South India. This wonderful city is officially known as Bengaluru. Over the last few years, it has become a hub for various thriving high-tech industries. With numerous developments and continues progress, this city represents the modern face of the developed Indian economy.

IT Sector

Due to an immense growth in the Information Technology sector, Bangalore has been now referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. A large number of international and domestic information technology companies have set up their operations in this city. Some of the top-notch IT companies in Bangalore are:

  • IBM
  • Dell
  • Intel
  • Accenture
  • Oracle
  • SAP Labs
  • Wipro, etc.

Due to the steady growth in the IT sector over the years, this city has managed to attract over 470 investment projects. Moreover, several migrants from all over the nation have started heading towards this city in search of jobs. According to a study published by the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi in 2013, over 48% of migrants to Bangalore are university graduates and post-graduates.

Real Estate Sector

Not only the IT sector but also the real estate market in Bangalore has grown at an average rate of 5%. An overall growth of 9% has been recorded in both the west and south regions of Bangalore during July-September 2014. Currently, several infrastructural projects such as civic infrastructure, road development and much more are in progress that are keeping the real estate market robust in this city.

The Information Technology industry is the key influencer for the growing housing demand in Bangalore city. Numerous IT companies have already set up their offices in the east. Many new companies are now expanding towards north and south to establish their offices out there.

According to a London-based global management consulting group, Bangalore, followed by Mumbai and Kolkata is amongst the 3 most popular metropolitan cities in India. All these 3 cities are among the rapidly growing cities in AT Kearney’s Global Cities Index. These cities have shown a continued improvement in their scores in information exchange, human capital, business activity and various other key parameters. Being India’s technology hub, Bangalore has become a magnet for technology talent in the country.

The growing demand for talent is leading to a positive impact on salaries. A growth of 15% in remunerations is expected in the near time. Moreover, various clusters in Bangalore will attract the best salary growth rates, especially IT with 14.7% growth, health care and pharmaceuticals with 13% and so on.

The author of this article has shared essential details about the growing number of employment opportunities in Bangalore, especially Bangalore IT jobs.

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Religious Encroachment on Social, And Democratic Values  0

The creation is creating the pseudo-creators or social-Gods

1. There is one creator of the universe, and all religious scriptures agree with this concept. Giving different names to same God is not an issue, as well. Then what is the problem? All religious leaders believe that others should follow their ideology, which God has communicated directly through their prophet. Often they insist on it and ask their devotees to convince non-believers in their religion – heretics, or infidels, as fundamentalists call non-believers – and convert them to their brand of religion. The hard-liner devotees use threats, intimidation with display of force or violence, and/or financial incentives to influence the potential conversion candidates.

* It is like a corporate war of supremacy in number of devotees; as numbers do matter. More numbers of devotees, implies more revenue, more religious tourism, and a feeling of pride as number one in the rat race of numbers in the World.

Supremacy in numbers versus qualitative improvement

2. The hunger for supremacy in numbers has become the primary goal of all religions. To motivate the existing devotees to live life with Godly principles, takes a back seat. This approach has resulted in emergence of militancy and militant groups: IS, Taleban, Boko Haram, and Al Shabab. The fundamentalists who indulge in militancy are omnipresent, in every religion – Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and even Buddhism.

Man-made religions

3. Did God create Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Christianity? His creativity couldn’t have been imperfect and erratic, which would have resulted in further sub-divisions in religions. All religions got subdivided due to other man-made issues such as: who will govern, and who will control the revenue.

God and Social-Gods!

4. The real loser in the plethora of religions is the God, who is now represented as: a Muslim God – Allah, for two warring groups, Shia and Sunni Muslims; a Christian God – the Father, the Word,and the Holy Spirit – for two, not-at-peace groups, Roman Catholics and Protestants; a Hindu God – actually there are 330 million Hindu Gods – and a Sikh God – Waheguru for 3-4 Sikh groups, socializing but avoiding matrimony with other groups. We can call these Gods as Social Gods, who are perceived as different from each other by humanity, as they have conflicting interests, and are subservient to their dependent societies.

Impact on society:

A Muslim was killed on suspicion that he stored cow’s mutton in his refrigerator.

5. A Hindu fundamentalist leader believes,” Let Muslims be considerate towards religious feelings of Hindus for cow. Hindus constitute nearly 80% of Indian population. Muslims should avoid eating beef – he meant cow – as it is a sacred animal to Hindus. Then they can stay in India.”

* Religion should teach tolerance. Here a fundamentalist, Hindu leader lacks the basic human trait ‘tolerance’, which is essential for a religion, in any civilized society. He is dictating, what a Muslim can eat. Majority of Muslims eat buffaloes meat, which is known in India as beef and is cheaper than poultry and lamb.

* In this case, religious sentiments of Hindus were being exploited, as elections in Bihar – a state in India – were due after a week. A classic case of religion encroaching the domain of democracy!

Religious beliefs are the spoil-sport for any social life between Jews and Muslims

6. There is tense ambience in a Jew and Muslim religious site, Flashpoint in Jerusalem – Temple Mount for Jews and Haram al-Sharif for Muslim. If Jews and Muslims could believe that the Muslim God and the Jew God represent same entity, then there would have been no problem. But there is trust deficit between Jews and Muslims. Although there is one God in the World, in Jerusalem, there are two social-Gods – a Muslim God and a Jew God. Thus when there are two religious sites, within a locality, there will be clashes over time-sharing and space-sharing for the religions’ activities. Palestinians fear that the present arrangement will be tampered in favour of Jews.

Two social Gods in India too – a Hindu God and a Muslim God

7. In India, Hindus claim that a mosque was built in 16th century for Allah, a symbol for Muslim God, after demolishing an old Hindu temple, which was the birth place of Ram, a Hindu God. If only Hindus and Muslims in India could realise that the Hindu God and the Muslim God are two names of same entity, there would have been no dispute, and no violence. The glory of God is not affected, whether we rebuild a mosque there or a Ram temple. But when we talk of social-Gods – Muslim God and Hindu God – the glory of one social God, say Allah will have negative social impact on second social God, say Ram, and vice versa.

Caricatures or imitation of Prophets hurts sentiments

8. In India, a self-appointed guru, known as ‘Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan’ is facing the ire of Sikhs. His unusual name is a complex name, encompassing names of: a Hindu God, a Muslim synonym for Allah and a humane trait of humanity. He had once, in the congregation, appeared, dressed like a Sikh guru, while giving the spiritual discourse to his followers – which hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.

* A caricature of the Muslim Prophet in France and Sweden newspapers resulted in avoidable bloodshed and killings. We may insist on freedom of speech, but equally important is not to proactively comment on a social-God or Prophet, if it does not affect our lives, but may hurt others’ feelings.

9. We are vulnerable, as any fool can disturb peace and harmony.

* If a Hindu or Christian fundamentalist pushes a piglet in a mosque during prayers, riots can start, and human life is at stake.

* If organs of a cow are thrown outside or near a Hindu temple or a Hindu house, then riots can begin in no time.

* If a holy book of any religion is torn and its pages are dumped in garbage, it can create riots.

The last word

10. Should we react like this? This is not the devotion to God. It is not a right behaviour of a devotee. A civilized society, must be strong enough to maintain harmony, in spite of such provocations. Secular education to all sections of society, will be an effective antidote.

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How Do Doctors in India Treat Infertility?  0

Infertility is a depressing condition plaguing a large number of couples around the globe. It is easy to imagine the trauma they must be going through, as they see the reproductive cycle fail month after month. However, advanced medical techniques have opened new doors of opportunities for such couples and it has now become possible to conquer the biggest of problems with one of these treatments. But most of these treatments are so expensive that they are out of reach of many people.

India has come up as a premier medical tourism destination, where a number of healthcare services and treatments, including fertility treatments, are available at half the price, though the quality standards are at par with those, anywhere else in the world. In fact, the country can be rightly caked as one of the fastest growing health sectors across the globe, with its large number of fertility clinics providing the latest and best fertility treatments at reasonable costs. The success rate of fertility treatment in the country is also considerably high. Moreover the rules and regulations of the country are relaxed so that patients from within as well as other parts of the world can take them up without fearing the legal implications of the procedures involving third parties.

Here are some ways that IVF doctors in India treat infertility:


India is one of the top destinations for IVF, with more than 500 infertility treatment centers operating in various parts of the country and some of these are as old as 30 years. They boast of highly qualified and experienced medical staff along with the best infrastructure and advanced medical facilities to yield high success rates.


Surrogacy is completely legal in India and it is quite possible to find healthy and wiling women to act as surrogates, with the cost of the procedure being almost half of that in the Western countries. The success rate of the treatment is increased because pre implantation diagnosis of genetic diseases is also allowed in India.

Sperm/Egg Donation

Another fertility treatment which is allowed and widely practiced in India is sperm, egg and embryo donation. The egg donors must however be between 18 and 35 years old, and they are to be screened for all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and genetic disorders. Similarly, the country has a large number of sperm banks and sperm donor screening is also done on an extensive scale.

Other kinds of treatments such as IUI, ICSI and assisted hatching are also carried out in the Indian fertility clinics, depending upon the condition and requirements of the patients. Gender selection is not admissible, except for the cases where the risks of sex linked disorders are involved. For those who are looking to get fertility treatment in India, it is important to look for a reputed fertility clinic in the country. Success rate also matters and it is better to opt for a clinic which is ISO certified as it ensures high standard of treatment for the patients.

Delhi-IVF is a renowned fertility clinic and Best IVF Doctor in Delhi. It has been working with the vision of providing top quality and economical infertility treatment to couples battling with various kinds of infertility.

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