Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bits & bytes

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has decided to "fully converge" with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from accounting periods starting on or after April 1, 2011, a senior ICAI official said in Kochi recently.

Vedkumar Jain, vice-president of ICAI New Delhi, said like in other countries, including Australia, New Zealand and European Union countries, the IFRS will be adopted for the listed entities and other public interest entities such as banks, insurance companies and large-sized entities. — PTI

Online training for IT sector

QAI, the world’s leading process consulting organisation addressing operational excellence for the IT, BPO and knowledge intensive services sectors has announced a series of education, testing and certification initiatives under the Edista brand.

Edista in Finnish language (edistää) means “to enhance, to facilitate”.

Responding to the demand supply gap in the IT industry, and with the intention of building capacity and capability amongst IT professionals, QAI has announced an online curriculum, EdistaLearning, an initiative in the software testing sphere, Edista Testing Institute, and a skills assessments and measurements initiative, EdistaCertifications, targeted at both the corporate and the retail sectors.

Soft skills for underprivileged

Aptech Limited, an IT training service provider, recently concluded a workshop on soft skills development for underprivileged children in New Delhi. The workshop was conducted in association with Hope Foundation, a non-profit making organisation.

The workshop was well attended by children between the age-group of 11-15 years. — TNS