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Opinion | Education should be India’s most important electoral issue

You may be 18, scrambling to get into a college or hunting for a course that can help you get a job quickly. You may be a young parent, worried about your child’s admission to school or feeling helpless with the poor attention given to her in school. You may be middle aged, getting crushed by the struggle to pay ... Read More »

Opinion | Be very afraid of the dangers of ‘deepfake’ technology

The Lok Sabha elections are upon us and we will soon be inundated on our social media apps by Photoshopped images of politicians showing them doing something silly or despicable. None of us will be spared. We have enough gullible friends and uncles who will forward them to us. Some of these images will go viral. Of course, the brighter ... Read More »

Opinion | A systemic approach to reforming education

Despite enormous and well-meaning efforts, we have not delivered quality learning outcomes to Indian children. Concerted efforts like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and initiatives like mid-day meals have ensured that we have solved the problem of access to school education for our children. With gross enrolment crossing 100%, the focus has appropriately shifted to improving learning outcomes. Assessments by the ... Read More »

Tech pulls market lower | Bitcoin drops 15% | Target tumbles on earnings

U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, likely extending Monday’s sharp losses at the open. The Dow and S&P 500 are at their lowest points of November, and the Nasdaq’s Monday close was its lowest in nearly seven months. (CNBC) * Cramer: The sell-off can’t end until these 10 problems are fixed (CNBC) * Once popular tech stocks like Facebook ... Read More »

Tech pulls market lower | Bitcoin drops 15% | Target tumbles on earnings

U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, likely extending Monday’s sharp losses at the open. The Dow and S&P 500 are at their lowest points of November, and the Nasdaq’s Monday close was its lowest in nearly seven months. (CNBC) * Cramer: The sell-off can’t end until these 10 problems are fixed (CNBC) * Once popular tech stocks like Facebook ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

EDUCATION | MORE SUBSIDIES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS NEXT YEAR

Officials of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau introduce the revamped centralized kindergarten registration scheme The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) expects to spend 14 percent more on subsidies for students who attend schools that are part of the city’s free education system. Additional subsidies have also been planned to support Macau students studying in Guangdong’s non-tertiary schools. Aside ... Read More »

Turkish authorities investigating 10,000 social media users – ministry | Reuters

ANKARA Turkish authorities are investigating some 10,000 people on suspicion of using social media to support terrorism, the interior ministry said on Saturday, part of a wide crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and some Western allies.Turkey, which faces security threats from Kurdish and leftist militants and Islamic State, has sacked or suspended more than 100,000 people following an attempted ... Read More »