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Volume 4 , Issue 7

Open Access Journal

Volume 4, Issue 7

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1) Maggi Stews in Lead and MSG Pot: Controversy over India’s favourite instant Noodles.
Author Details: Dr. Ramesh Sardar (Associate Professor) School of Management Studies, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (M.S)

The Maggi imbroglio escalated to an unprecedented level with India’s food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ordering a total recall of all nine variants of the best-selling instant noodles brand. This is the first ever recall of a popular food product in India. The transformation of Maggi from being staple food for students and bachelors to being declared unfit for consumption has been quite instant. The Nestlé’s maggi noodles were banned across states after samples of it were found to contain excess amounts of lead and MSG— a flavor enhancer. The recent controversy around Maggi noodles that has every household in an uproar.The dispute has placed the processed food industry, regulators, government, and even consumers in uncharted territory.This dispute has raised serious questions about processed food industry, What caused such a vehement reaction against what was adjudged as the Most Powerful Brand in recent times and to answer this questions, the research cum case study paper would like to explore the controversy surrounding around Nestlé’s maggi in particular and food industry in general and highlight the shortcomings of food safety apparatus at central and state level and suggest the strategies to revamp the same.
Key Words-  Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Maggi.
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2) Post Graduate Students’ Digital Literacy: Information Gaps.
Author Details: Oso Senny Oluwatumbi-Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Abstract: Many countries of the world are observed to realize the importance of equipping their educational institutions with new technology which enhances information dissemination. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have pervaded all spheres of contemporary life including information gathering. Connectivity provides many benefits which open access to large volume of educational information, opportunities for collaboration and the use of online applications for research work. Therefore it is important for postgraduate students to learn some skills to enable them explore the benefit of information and communication technology (ICT) for research work.
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3) Economic Dynamics in Community Participation and their Impact on Quality of Basic Education: The Case for Three Rural Primary Schools in Zimbabwe.
Author’s Details:(1)Sango Mesheck Godfrey – Zimbabwe Open University (2)Saruchera Kenneth John – Zimbabwe Open University (3)Nyatanga Elisha Kwedungepi- Zimbabwe Open University
Abstract:This study set out to investigate economic dynamics in community participation and how they impact on quality of basic education. The investigation was carried out in three primary schools in rural communities in Zimbabwe. The study was guided by the following research questions: How were communities participating in providing quality basic education; what were the economic dynamics influencing community participation; and how was the influence of economic dynamics on community participation impacting on quality of basic education? The constructivist research paradigm informed the research method in which qualitative data were generated through focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, observations, and document analysis. Data were analysed manually using the cut and sort technique. The study found out that economic dynamics that were driven by differences in level of income among community residents influenced the members’ behaviour in participation activities and subsequently had some negative impact on quality of basic education in the schools. The economic dynamics had negative impact on children’s readiness for learning, attendance at school, availability of teaching and learning materials, scope of curriculum, teacher commitment, and quality of teachers employed in the schools. The study recommended that rural Primary Schools be actively engaged in innovative fund raising activities; state educational subsidy needs to provide basic educational stationery for all children; state and donor agencies need to assist poor families in rural areas with basic feeding, uniforms, and school stationery. Finally, further research should be carried out to investigate socio-cultural dynamics that also seem to influence community participation and quality of basic education in rural primary schools.
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