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New education policy in December, says Union minister Satya Pal Singh

Mr. Singh said the biggest challenge facing the education system and government was figuring out how to “decolonise” the Indian mind A new education policy to “correct” the education system, which follows a “colonial” mindset, will be brought out in December, Union minister Satya Pal Singh said on Monday. He said threadbare discussions were held on the new education policy, which is ... Read More »

Town of Renfrew approves new social media policy

New website/social media policy Renfrew Mercury By Tiffany Lepack The Town of Renfrew approved a new website and social media policy on Feb. 14. The 24-page report is a policy statement for the use of the relaunched website and various social media accounts. Town clerk Kim Bulmer told council they currently have fringe Facebook pages and are looking to move ... Read More »

No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector

NEW DELHI: The government won’t offer any special concessions to Apple but is reviewing its entire policy on mobile phone manufacturing as part of an effort to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative, officials said. This could meet some of the demands that Apple has made apart from benefitting other phone makers as well. Apple had sought the concessions to ... Read More »

Evernote Employees Can Read Your Notes, Highlights New Privacy Policy

HIGHLIGHTS This access is only with select employees with special training Evernote looks to enhance machine learning experience with this Users can opt out of this access of data for machine learning Evernote has issued a notice to announce that it will allow a few employees to access users’ notes to look after the machine learning technologies applied to content. ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp on Privacy Policy, Yahoo on Breach

HIGHLIGHTS EU sent letters to WhatsApp and Yahoo Said they had concerns about WhatsApp’s recent change in privacy policy Asked Yahoo to communicate all aspects of the data breach European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning ... Read More »

No-fail policy puts NDA govt in a bind

The no-fail policy entails that no children in the 6-14 age group can be held back in any class up to Class VIII. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: The Union government is in a fix over whether to go ahead and scrap the no-fail policy in schools after at least six states, most of them ruled by the Bharatiya Janata ... Read More »

CBSE Class X board exam to return, no-fail policy to go

The CBSE class X board was made optional during 2009-10 when the United Progressive Alliance was in power. Photo: Prasad Gori/HT New Delhi: The Union government is bringing back examinations in elementary schools across the country and Class X board exams for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students. At a meeting in New Delhi attended by state education ministers ... Read More »

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Must Be Rolled Back, Students Tell Court

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Must Be Rolled Back, Students Tell Court Two Indian students are mounting a legal challenge to Facebook, seeking to wind back changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy that they say threatens the rights of millions of users. Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi filed a public-interest litigation, akin to a class action, in the Delhi High Court ... Read More »

10 recommendations of Subramanian Committee on new education policy

The outlay on education should be raised to at least 6% of GDP without further loss of time. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government in May suggesting measures that the country must take to improve the sector that caters to over 300 million ... Read More »

Government Says Monetary Policy Panel Rules To Be Notified In Few Weeks

Currently, the interest rates are decided by the Governor of theReserve Bank of India. New Delhi: Moving ahead with the operationalisation of the interest rate setting monetary policy committee, the Finance Ministry has said it will notify the rules “within few weeks” and thereafter appoint three government nominees. “We are already working on it (on the rules). I think it should not take more than ... Read More »