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Kolkata: British high commissioner bats for education in UK

Representative image. KOLKATA: British high commissioner Dominic Asquith met students of Heritage Institute of Technology today. During an interactive session on “education, skills and entrepreneurship” with the students, he said, “The UK and India have a long relationship and we are looking towards future partnerships particularly in education, skills and entrepreneurship.” The UK, he said, is home to some of the oldest and most ... Read More »

What does the looming debt ceiling battle mean for education?

Dive Brief: A looming Congressional battle over increasing the government’s debt ceiling could see the U.S. Department of Education among the parts of the federal government to shut down if an agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 30, Education Week reports. Among the major potential ramifications of a shutdown would be negative impacts to K-12 budgets and the ability of schools and districts ... Read More »

How social media has become an effective tool for telcos to poach customers and is enticing job-seekers

Telcos are ready to pay big bucks to social media analysts. A tweet from Amitabh Bachchan this January addressing his telecom service provider for help had a rival chiming in offering its services. When Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the poster boy of the cashless economy, mentioned the additional data he got from his operator, a competitor jumped in with a better ... Read More »

China Says Investigating Baidu, Tencent, Weibo for Breaching Cyber Laws

China’s cyber regulator on Friday said it was investigating the country’s top social media sites over failing to comply with strict laws that ban content which is violent, obscene or deemed offensive to the Communist Party. The Cyberspace Administration said it was investigating Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, Weibo and Baidu’s forum site Tieba over suspected violations of the country’s strict cyber-security laws. “Users are spreading ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Social Media Message On Braid Cutting Gang

LAKHIMPUR KHIRI, UTTAR PRADESH: A man has been arrested on the charge of spreading a false rumour on social media about braid cutting incidents, police said today. The development comes amid a string of complaints of braid chopping, which has led to panic and fear in some areas of UP and other neighbouring states. The message allegedly sent by a ... Read More »

LG Q6 India Launch Set for Thursday, Sports 5.5-Inch FullVision Display

HIGHLIGHTS LG Q6 was unveiled last month with two other variants The India variant will come with 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage It will go on sale from August 10, via Amazon India LG Q6, amongst the first Q-Series phones launched by the South Korean company last month, is coming to India this week. Exclusive online retail partner Amazon is teasing the Thursday, August ... Read More »

Working in US likely to get easier for highly-educated Indians, IT professionals

After a long wait, President Donald Trump has recently come up with good news especially for Indian students and IT professions. Trump has backed a bill that would cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the US. If the bill gets passed and signed in law, the country will move to a ‘merit-based ‘system supporting only English-speaking ... Read More »

Dow logs record, but tech slump caps gains for broader market

The Dow industrials finished at an all-time high on Monday, but the broader market’s gains were hobbled by losses in the technology sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% gained 60.81 points, or 0.3%, to close at 21,891.12, pulling back from its best levels after hitting an intraday record earlier in the session at 21,929.80. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.25% declined 1.80 points, or ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash Sale in India Set for Today, via Amazon and Mi.com

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India starts at Rs. 6,999 Amazon India and Mi.com have their own sale offers The Redmi 4 flash sale begins at 12pm IST Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review), which was ranked second in the list of bestselling phones in India for the past quarter, will once again go on sale in the country on Tuesday. Following ... Read More »

Google Photos Looks Set to Ditch the 2,000-Photos Limit for Albums

Google has been introducing new features to Photos to make it the ultimate cloud storage app. It already allows users to store unlimited High Quality photos so users will never have to worry about storage woes. But Google feels ‘unlimited’ can only be true when it removes all restrictions, one of them being the 2,000 photos limit for albums. According to user reports, Google ... Read More »