Storytellers wanted! Announcing the Oust Short Story Contest

The team at Oust is back with a contest yet again and this time, we’re all about identifying the best storytellers and feature them as part of the exclusive Oust Writers Club!

What’s more is that the winner gets it all! Oust has cash prizes lined up for you if your story gets selected, you become a part of our exclusive writers club, get featured on our hall of fame and social media, and get ongoing paid projects.

Yes, if there’s a field that you are an expert in and are willing to share the knowledge to win exciting prizes, this contest is for you.

What is the contest about?

Is there a specific industry or niche that you’re an expert at? A topic that you could help others learn smarter or some secret hacks that you learnt on the job – you wish someone shared with you?

This contest is all about breaking down all those frequently asked topics from your industry into simple, interactive visual stories, that your target audience can use to learn a particular skill. In simpler words, this contest is all about making skill development easier, and giving your expertise the much deserved recognition!

Get started by visiting Oust Story Short Contest

How much are you aware of the startups?

 In the second of the series on general awareness we do raise an important issue of awareness on Startups!
What you got to do!
  • Play the challenge in OUST
  • Post the best idea in a startup which you feel & experience & upload it our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OustLabs
  • You can upload any number of suggestions
Prizes
Prizes will be picked on the basis of the topping the leader-board.  We want you spread the awareness on Startups!
Top 3 chosen will prizes in the form of Flipkart/Amazon vouchers
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Startups have changed the world in many ways.
Driven by the desire to change things the way they work, entrepreneurs strive to realize the true potential of their business ideas. But, lack of deep pockets and competition from bigger market players is something that kicks the startups out of their road to success. It is these initial times and hardships that startups need a backing. And, this is exactly where Angel Investors come into play.
Angel investors are usually experienced entrepreneurs who themselves have been through the same phase and the ones who understand what it takes to create a billion dollar company out of an Idea. With handsome amounts of money in their pockets and a will to trust others with their finances, these ‘Angels’ step in and provide the initial support and sometimes mentor-ship that helps startups successfully take over these crucial and challenging times.

 

Download OUST and get started today!

Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Who can participate?
    • All students  are invited to participate in the Oust
  • Scoring
    • There is no negative marking for the questions
    • Scores are determined based on time taken to answer the question and if the question was answered correctly
    • Students will know their score as soon as they finish a challenge of 5 questions and in total 10 challenges
  • Analytics for Students
    • Students will also have access to their analytics of their performance at the end of the event
  • Appeal Process or Revaluation
    • All decisions regarding winners are final and binding and there is no revaluation or appeal process.
  • What is required to participate in the contest?
    • Students can only participate in the contest via the Mobile Phone (only Android devices with version 4.0 or higher). Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Additional Terms and Conditions

Education Loan Awareness Challenge!

 In the second of the series on general awareness we do raise an important issue of awareness on Education Loan
What you got to do!
  • Play the challenge in OUST
  • Post the best education loan prospect in a bank, with experience & upload it our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OustLabs
  • You can upload any number of suggestions
Prizes
Prizes will be picked on the basis of the topping the leader-board and/or the loan comparision.  We want you spread the awareness on Education Loan
Top 3 chosen will prizes in the form of Flipkart/Amazon vouchers
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 Education loan awareness is low. Hence, let us understand more of the same!

About Education Loan:
When it comes to all the building blocks that form a complete and successful life, nothing is as important as quality education. However, education in India, at least the commonly perceived ‘quality education’ as imparted by acclaimed and influential educational institutions, is decidedly costly and not easily available to everyone- especially those who deserve it based on merit alone. Thus, education loans are vitally important. A barebones explanation for an education loan is thus, ‘funds offered by financial institutions to meritorious and/or deserving students so that the latter can pursue their basic/higher education, in India or abroad’. Almost all banks in India offer education loans, and the demand for it has remained stable with the Indian student community.
Why Choose Education Loan?
The question should ideally be, why choose an education loan over a personal loan, or the money accumulated in your savings account? The versatility and advantages of education loans are listed below-

  • Education is Expensive-It’s a matter of instant availability. A comprehensive education loan frees you from the task of accumulating sufficient money to fund your son/daughter’s higher education. And, with inflation and shifting prices, can you ever be 100% certain? A good education is expensive and the expenses aren’t changing in a predictable curve. A good education loan scales accordingly and helps you be safe from unexpected surprises.
  • Specialised Help-The expenses incurred through a standard study course are many, caution deposits, library fees, building deposits, laboratory fees, etc. With a comprehensive education loan, individual facets of the course can be better addressed without the risk of running out of money. It’s more organized and seamless with an education loan.
  • Widely and Easily Available- Comprehensive education loans are a priority product in most banks’ arsenal of products and the RBI lists them as part of the priority sector lending of banks. Conforming to some basic requirements and confirming your ability to repay the borrowed amount is all it takes to get on-board.
  • Timely Assistance- Often, good intent isn’t backed by good monies. A good education loan offers timely help when it comes to a crucial pillar that promises a successful life- education. Nullifying the worry that accompanies the need to gather up the requisite amount, a full-fledged education loan puts you at ease.

Features & Benefits of Education Loans:
When it comes to a complete education loan, the features and benefits offered are the designated deal makers. Commonly, the following conveniences are offered as part of the education loan-

  • Universally available. Anyone with a will to study can apply.
  • Education loans are provided to pursue all types of academic courses, in India and abroad. The courses include graduation, post-graduation, vocational courses and other certificate courses.
  • Loan amounts can vary from a minimum of Rs.10 lakhs to a maximum of Rs.15 lakhs. For education abroad, banks will provide loans to the quantum of Rs.20 lakhs.
  • The applicant’s annual family income and the course pursued are primary determinants for the applicable loan amount.
  • Usually, female students are offered discounts and/or lower interest rates when it comes to education loans.
  • Government sponsored subsidy schemes, such as ‘Central Scheme to provide Interest subsidy (CSIS)’ help students from the economically backward sections of society avail the benefits of a robust loan for education.
  • The applicant need not repay the borrowed amount immediately. Post the completion of the course, the repayment tenure can stretch upto 5-7 years.
  • Generally, loans below Rs.4 lakhs do not require a security or guarantor.

Banks, in their individual capacity, will offer a whole suit of exclusive features and benefits. Check the same before zeroing in on the one that best complies with your requirements.

 Refer here for more information:
http://www.dif.mp.gov.in/higheredu/iba_faq_hedulnsch2011.pdf
https://www.bankbazaar.com/education-loan.html

Download OUST and get started today!

Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Who can participate?
    • All students  are invited to participate in the Oust
  • Scoring
    • There is no negative marking for the questions
    • Scores are determined based on time taken to answer the question and if the question was answered correctly
    • Students will know their score as soon as they finish a challenge of 5 questions and in total 10 challenges
  • Analytics for Students
    • Students will also have access to their analytics of their performance at the end of the event
  • Appeal Process or Revaluation
    • All decisions regarding winners are final and binding and there is no revaluation or appeal process.
  • What is required to participate in the contest?
    • Students can only participate in the contest via the Mobile Phone (only Android devices with version 4.0 or higher). Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Additional Terms and Conditions

Water Conservation Challenge

We are excited to launch a unique challenge to generate awareness on various topics that concern our lives!

In the first of the list we thought it is important to make aware of the water conservation.  Win prizes too!

What you got to do!
  • Play the challenge in OUST
  • Click a photograph in your area that encourages water conservation & upload it our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OustLabs
  • You can upload any number of the pictures
Prizes
Prizes will be picked on the basis of the topping the leader-board and/or the picture sent.  We want you spread the awareness of the water conservation
Top 3 chosen will prizes in the form of Flipkart/Amazon vouchers

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Multiple Ways of Assessing Threats to Water: Supply-Side and Demand-Side Problems

  • There are both supply-side threats and demand-side threats to water necessary to meet human needs; as T. Boone Pickens has been quoted as saying, “Water is the new oil”
  • One supply-side threat arises from instances in which we are withdrawing freshwater from surface water sources and groundwater aquifers at rates faster than replenishment or recharge
  • Another supply-side problem is that even if there is enough water, it is not water that is good enough to meet human needs; much of the world’s fresh water is being degraded
  • Still another supply-side problem is the fact that distinct from physical water scarcity, there is economic scarcity for the global poor 
  • One demand-side concern arises from the fact of an increasing number of people on the planet
  • Another demand-side problem is that high-demand users sometimes are geographically concentrated in regions that cannot sustain demand levels 
  • Still another demand-side problem arises from technologies that waste more water than alternative technologies
  • A fourth set of demand-side problems is that demand is often insufficiently restrained because of inadequate price mechanisms and outdated legal rules that set few limits on excessive use


For some detailed general news coverage of water issues, see the 2010 Newsweek story (cover shown in the graphic above), as well as a special issue of National Geographic Magazine in 2010 devoted to a wide range of water issues.

 Also you can refer the following link

Download OUST and get started today!

Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Who can participate?
    • All students  are invited to participate in the Oust
  • Scoring
    • There is no negative marking for the questions
    • Scores are determined based on time taken to answer the question and if the question was answered correctly
    • Students will know their score as soon as they finish a challenge of 5 questions and in total 10 challenges
  • Analytics for Students
    • Students will also have access to their analytics of their performance at the end of the event
  • Appeal Process or Revaluation
    • All decisions regarding winners are final and binding and there is no revaluation or appeal process.
  • What is required to participate in the contest?
    • Students can only participate in the contest via the Mobile Phone (only Android devices with version 4.0 or higher). Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Additional Terms and Conditions

Oust PCM & PCB Championship Final Round!

Time for Final Round of PCB/PCM Championship!
Date : 7th May 2016
Time: Morning 9 am to 11.59 pm

What is PCM/PCB championship? 

OUST is conducting a series of  competitions that will enable the students to compete & understand where do they stand. The questions chosen for these events will be important for students to understand.

   
Who can play this? 
All students in the preparation for competitive exams either for KCET, MHT-CET or AIPMT, 
EAMCET, etc., willing to enhance their understanding on a topic enabling them to score 
better! 
Final round of students will be on “Invitation” basis only!
  
When are these events conducted? 
These events will typically run on each day and from 15th April 2016 to 30th April 2016.  
How many questions?

We will offer new set of 90 questions every alternate day for PCM & PCB. Students can join both contests. PCB starts April 15 & PCM starts April 16.

What are the prizes? 

We are giving prizes for referrals – other students who download the app and participate in the contest:

  • 10 referrals – 1 Coupon of Café Coffee Day of Rs. 50/- 
  • 25 referrals – 1 Coupon of the Domino’s Pizza of Rs. 150/- 
  • 50 referrals – 1 Coupon of Domino’s Pizza of Rs. 300/- 
  • 100 referrals – 1 Flipkart Voucher of Rs. 750/- 

Top 50 students (we have a secret algorithm to eliminate fraud and participants who play multiple times) will be invited to participate in the final LIVE TEST to determine who gets the Amazon Kindle.

Decisions made by the Oust team is FINAL & BINDING.

Download OUST and get started today!

Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Who can participate?
    • All students  are invited to participate in the Oust
  • Scoring
    • There is no negative marking for the questions
    • Scores are determined based on time taken to answer the question and if the question was answered correctly
    • Students will know their score as soon as they finish a challenge of 5 questions and in total 10 challenges
  • Analytics for Students
    • Students will also have access to their analytics of their performance at the end of the event
  • Appeal Process or Revaluation
    • All decisions regarding winners are final and binding and there is no revaluation or appeal process.
  • What is required to participate in the contest?
    • Students can only participate in the contest via the Mobile Phone (only Android devices with version 4.0 or higher). Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Additional Terms and Conditions

Oust PCM & PCB Championship (KCET, MHT CET & AIPMT)

We are excited to launch a unique championship that comprises of typical competitive exam questions to help students get ready for Karnataka CET, Maharashtra CET & AIPMT.

The questions are also typical of what people would expect in EAMCET, BITSAT and other private universities.

What is PCM/PCB championship? 

OUST is conducting a series of  competitions that will enable the students to compete & understand where do they stand. The questions chosen for these events will be important for students to understand.

  
Who can play this? 
All students in the preparation for competitive exams either for KCET, MHT-CET or AIPMT, 
EAMCET, etc., willing to enhance their understanding on a topic enabling them to score 
better! 
  
When are these events conducted? 
These events will typically run on each day and from 15th April 2016 to 30th April 2016.  
How many questions?

We will offer new set of 90 questions every alternate day for PCM & PCB. Students can join both contests. PCB starts April 15 & PCM starts April 16.

What are the prizes? 

We are giving prizes for referrals – other students who download the app and participate in the contest:

  • 10 referrals – 1 Coupon of Café Coffee Day of Rs. 50/- 
  • 25 referrals – 1 Coupon of the Domino’s Pizza of Rs. 150/- 
  • 50 referrals – 1 Coupon of Domino’s Pizza of Rs. 300/- 
  • 100 referrals – 1 Flipkart Voucher of Rs. 750/- 

Top 50 students (we have a secret algorithm to eliminate fraud and participants who play multiple times) will be invited to participate in the final LIVE TEST to determine who gets the Amazon Kindle.

Decisions made by the Oust team is FINAL & BINDING.

Download OUST and get started today!

Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Who can participate?
    • All students  are invited to participate in the Oust
  • Scoring
    • There is no negative marking for the questions
    • Scores are determined based on time taken to answer the question and if the question was answered correctly
    • Students will know their score as soon as they finish a challenge of 5 questions and in total 10 challenges
  • Analytics for Students
    • Students will also have access to their analytics of their performance at the end of the event
  • Appeal Process or Revaluation
    • All decisions regarding winners are final and binding and there is no revaluation or appeal process.
  • What is required to participate in the contest?
    • Students can only participate in the contest via the Mobile Phone (only Android devices with version 4.0 or higher). Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Additional Terms and Conditions