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Most of Apple’s Demands Haven’t Been Met, Says Commerce and Industry Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Apple was in talks with Karnataka govt to make iPhones in Bengaluru Apple had demanded certain concession & relaxations from the Indian govt Sitharaman has said ‘No’ to most of Apple’s demands The government on Wednesday said it has not accepted ‘most of the demands’ of iPhone maker Apple which wants to set up manufacturing unit in India. To a ... Read More »

Fischer named dean of education at St. Scholastica

Brenda Fischer Brenda Fischer has been named dean of the College of St. Scholastica’s School of Education. She replaces Jo Olsen, who retired after serving in the position for 11 years. Fischer earned a doctor of education in teaching and learning from the University of Minnesota. She previously served as chairwoman of the education school’s undergraduate programs and the Elementary ... Read More »

As Cost Of Education Rises, Unpaid Student Loans Surge

NPAs due to students not paying back their loans spiked to over 10 per cent Mumbai: Despite increasing number of students not paying back their loans spiking NPAs to over 10 per cent, lending continues for higher education with the disbursals topping Rs. 20,000 crore in fiscal 2017, according to a report. Banks and other lenders together disbursed around Rs. ... Read More »

Poonch: Pakistan’s mindless shelling scars education in schools of Jammu and Kashmir

Loud thumps of heavy shelling has silenced the school lessons in unison. Bearing the brunt of of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops, a school premise was greatly tarnished recently. Education in the area is orphaned due to destruction that has become an everyday affair. Faquir Dara School in Karmara sector of Poonch district was heavily damaged due to continuous ... Read More »

Number of UK degree students receiving firsts soars

Graduates celebrate at Warwick University. From 2017-18, tuition fees will rise to £9,250 a year. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters One-third of UK universities and colleges are awarding firsts to at least 25% of their students, four times as many as five years ago, figures show. In 2015-16, 50 institutions gave at least one-quarter of degrees the top grade, while 10 awarded ... Read More »

Reliance Jio plans to sell 200 million units of the 4G VoLTE feature phone

A recent report by PTI claims that the company might sell over 200 million units of the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone in two years. The report goes on stating that Reliance has not decided on the final pricing of the feature phone, but it will be within Rs.1,500. Also, the feature phone will be smart with pre-loaded apps such ... Read More »

Slumping U.S. tech-market has high growth expectation for second half of 201

Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-expanding group may soon resume its outperformance and manoeuvre back into pole position. Approaching earnings reports for the technology sector, for which profits are expected to outpace the overall S&P 500 for the 11th consecutive quarter, could lure back investors who have been concerned ... Read More »

Top 12 weirdest, craziest and wackiest tech gadgets of 2017

From virtual reality shoes to smart hair brushes, find the perfect tech gadget which complements your weird, crazy and wacky self. Get your life in gear or throw yourself out, using these 12 top, high tech, and totally insane gadgets. Hushme: Does your friend keep talking on the phone continuously while trying to work? This mask resembles the Bane mask ... Read More »

Tencent’s Honor of Kings to Launch in US, EU Amid Regulatory Chill in China

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honor of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features. The game has roughly 55 million daily active users and analysts estimate its monthly revenue is more than CNY 1 billion ($147.09 million), ... Read More »

SpyDealer Android Malware Can Steal Data From Over 40 Apps; Affects Millions of Devices: Researchers

Following last week’s report on the CopyCat Android malware that affected 14 million devices in 2016, a fresh report this week has discovered a new Android malware, called SpyDealer, that can steal data from over 40 popular apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram and more, potentially exposing personal data of millions of Android users. The SpyDealer malware is reportedly effective only on devices that ... Read More »