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British Council, UCL Inst develop online course for teachers

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The British Council today said along with UCL Institute of Education, UK, it has developed a free online course for teachers in to develop their skills and knowledge.

"We are launching our first free, online course designed to help teachers in continue their professional development. We're bringing the best of expertise through our partner UCL Institute of Education together to provide a learning experience for thousands across the country who may not otherwise have access to this type of content," British Council Director Alan Gemmell said in a release.

This online course is in simple steps to help teachers develop their reflective skills and improve their practise in the classroom.

.............................................................. Fino Payments Bank, ink pact

Fino Payments today said it has signed an agreement with BPCL, one of its biggest shareholders, to help with distribution.

Select outlets of the state-run marketing company will provide digital payments solutions as part of the arrangement, a statement issued here by Fino, which is gearing up to launch its in two months, said.

Fino intends to expand its reach through in states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

Apart from fuel payments, customers will also be able to do other transactions like transfer or remit money, deposit and withdrawal transactions and make payments for utility bills, recharging mobiles and insurance premiums, it said. ............................................................. iON, Jnana Prabodhini to build online teachers' community

TCS' small business-focused unit ioN today announced a partnership with Jnana Prabodhini to build world's largest online community of teaching professionals.

TCS iON Teachers Hub will offer a platform for both experienced and new teachers to contribute and collaborate with their peers as well as experts to explore a diverse range of issues, it said in a statement.

The community will also provide a wide range of certification courses and training programs including a number of free certification courses to help teachers, it added. ------------------------------------------------------- Porsche customers getting 'young', claims the sports car maker

Luxury sports car maker Porsche today claimed its customer base in the country is getting young as company's customers across the globe are much older than those who purchased its cars in in recent years.

During his interaction with media in Ahmedabad today, Porsche Director, Pavan Shetty said more and more young customers are opting for the Porsche cars in the country.

"The age of customers in is decreasing. In 2015, national average of our customers was 41 years, which came down to 38 years in terms of the age. It shows that our customers are getting young," said Shetty.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 18:07 IST