New blog to help you make free international calls

The Tag line says it all ' Why to pay for it when you can use it for free ?', FCO's motto is to guide you how to lower your phone bills or save money on phone bills. Their Target is to let you make absolutely free from the phone bill tension i.e ZERO BILL. 

The inspiration was a simple mail from one of our friend stating that as he has gone to other country for studies. Whenever he thinks to make a call to his family or friend (special ones), he has to think twice because he cannot afford to spend his income on phone bill. If he wants to make free calls then he would need a computer/laptop to use

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year's Day itself, the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

Happy Republic Day to Indian Students

In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950.

The date of 26 January was chosen to honour the declaration of independence of 1930 at Lahore. The new Constitution of India, as drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly of India, was mandated to take effect on January 26, 1950, to commemorate the 1930 declaration. On that day in 1950, India became a republic. It is one of the three national holidays in India. While the main parade takes place in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India (currently Pranab Mukherjee), the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centres.

2013 Schecter Synyster Gates Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute in USA

Schecter Guitar Research sponsored Schecter Synyster Gates Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute in USA. Scholarship is awarded in each fall for the student enrolling in the Associate degree of Arts in performance (Guitar) program. Students applying for the scholarship must demonstrate outstanding musicianship in the Heavy Rock or Metal genre. The award is for the tuition credit of $2,500.00 ($1,250.00 per quarter for the first two quarters of the program as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory progress). Scholarships are non-transferable and applications are to be submitted by August 30, 2013.

2013 TechWomen Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program, USA

TechWomen which is the initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) offers a professional mentorship and exchange program in USA. This program brings those women who have a knowledge and expertise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.  In 2013 year TechWomen is accepting applicants from the women of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe. Applications for this program can be submitted online by February 22, 2013.

Call for Proposals to the Persephone Miel Fellowship for Media Professionals in USA, 2013

The Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Inter news invites application for Persephone Miel Fellowship in Journalism in USA. The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the USA and to those who are seeking to report from their home country. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will provide a travel grant of $5000 for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance. Applications should be sent by February 15, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream media.

Course Level: The scholarship is provided for a reporting project.

2014 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y in USA

Ford Motor Company and 92nd Street Y offer International Fellowship program to enhance the efforts of emerging leaders in communities throughout the world. The program includes a three-week residency in New York. The fellowship covers Airfare, accommodations, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.The community leaders of Brazil, P.R. China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Senegal and Turkey are eligible to apply. Application should be sent electronically.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided in nonprofit management strategy and leadership training .

Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing intensive three-week residency program.

Beijing, China, Scholarships for International Students

The Beijing Scholarship for international students is a special fund set up as tuition scholarship for international students, who are either currently enrolled or plan to attend higher learning institutions in Beijing.

Application Deadline: Students must notice that applications with application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.

Study Subject(s): Courses offered in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region.

Stockholm Arbitration Scholarships for Chinese Students in Sweden, 2013

Three law firms: Gernandt and Danielsson, Mannheimer Swartling and Vinge are offering Stockholm Arbitration Scholarships for law school graduates. These scholarships are awarded to Chinese students for pursuing Master’s degree in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University in Sweden. Applicants must be proficient in English and must hold a university diploma in laws or an equivalent law degree of at least 120 (180 ECTS) credit points. The scholarship covers the tuition fee. The application for scholarship can be made by January 15, 2013.

2013-2014 College of Science International Scholarships at Swansea University in UK

The College of Science at Swansea University is offering small number of scholarships for the students of India, China and Nigeria. These scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate program in various disciplines. Each scholarship is worth £2500 which will be used towards international tuition fees. The closing date to apply for the scholarships is 1st July 2013.

Study Subject(s): The following programmes are eligible:
  • MSc Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management
  • MRes Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
  • MRes Sustainable Aquaculture & Fisheries