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Cheques, balances, degrees: How will Budget 2018 impact higher education?

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) The union budget 2018 has big-ticket plans for higher education. It has earmarked Rs 85,000 crore. There are plans for 24 new medical colleges and hospitals, 18 schools of planning and architecture (SPA) and research fellowships. It has also introduced the Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education scheme to grant loans to higher education institutions. Is it enough ... Read More »

Budget 2018: Customs Duty on Mobile Phone Imports Increased to 20 Percent

The Budget 2018 announcement of increase in custom duty on mobile phone imports was largely expected HIGHLIGHTS In Budget 2018, customs duty on phones raised to 20 percent Apple most likely to be affected as Xiaomi, Samsung mostly make in India This was first introduced in July at 10% and raised in December to 15% In the Union Budget 2018 speech, the ... Read More »

Budget focus on skills and technology aims to bolster UK productivity

The government’s latest attempt to tackle Britain’s poor productivity record focused on extra funding for artificial intelligence, skills and technology, as the chancellor introduced measures to boost economic growth. Philip Hammond said there would be an expansion in the national productivity investment fund which he launched last year. The fund would rise from £23bn to £31bn to help kickstart improvements in efficiency ... Read More »

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

Donald Trump, then president-elect, stands with Betsy DeVos after a meeting in November 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to ... Read More »

Budget 2017: CERT-Fin Welcome but Cyber-Security Needs More Focus, Say Experts

While welcoming the government’s move to establish the Computer Emergency Response Team for Financial Sector (CERT-Fin) to curb hacking and securing online data, cyber experts on Wednesday said much more is needed to be done in order to safeguard our computer networks and payment gateways as India aims to go digital. During his Union Budget 2017-18 speech in the Lok ... Read More »

Government’s cuts to education budget shows Tory reform just doesn’t add up

The education budget has gone down for the first time since the 1990s (Photo: Getty) 186SHARES    by Taboola  Sponsored Links  Ever Wonder Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Talk About His Daughter Tiffany? Here’s Why (LifeDaily.com) The Ultimate Way to Get Cheap Hotel Rooms (Save70) Get Politics updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe “We stand to lose up to £100,000 ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »

New HP Slate Tablet Offers Another Budget Tech Option

There are an increasing number of budget options for mobile technology out there. HP seems to be adding to the list with its new Slate 7 Plus, a budget 7-inch tablet. The device replaces the earlier Slate 7 which some felt fell so short of other slightly more expensive tablets like the Nexus 7, it wasn’t worth the savings. But the ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »

69 Percent of SMBs Focus IT Budget on Emerging Tech

Sixty-nine percent of small and medium-sized businesses are devoting part of their IT budget for 2016 to newer and emerging technologies. These include technologies like 3D printers and wearable devices, as well as dashboard and data visualization software applications. The stat comes from a new survey-based whitepaper by technology company Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT). That figure raises to three in ... Read More »