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Education to be accessible to all, says Union minister Prakash Javadekar

In order to upgrade the education sector and make it competitive and intellectually sound, Prakash Javadekar, Union minister of human resource development stressed on the need to make education accessible to all, and announced that the government is working in that direction. This issue was discussed at the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) National Education Summit ... Read More »

New German Minister to Challenge Google, Facebook’s Presentation of News

Germany’s incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users’ information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating “echo chambers” for the like-minded. Companies such as Facebook have come under pressure from regulators around the world as evidence has emerged of how the recirculation of a particular selection of news and views on ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Kerala Education Minister meets Jishnu’s parents

Education Minister C. Raveendranath   | Photo Credit: K.K. Najeeb Education Minister C. Raveendranath on Thursday morning visited the parents of deceased Jishnu Pranoy at their residence at Valayam in Kozhikode district. He promised that the State would take stern action against the culprits after getting the report from the university. Jishnu, a first year computer science student of Nehru ... Read More »

China Finance Minister Sees ‘Brexit’ Heightening Uncertainty For Markets

Beijing/Tianjin: China’s finance minister and leading economists on Sunday voiced concerns about Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, with the policymaker saying it has heightened market uncertainty, though some expect a limited impact on the Chinese economy. The “Brexit” decision “will cast a shadow over the global economy… The repercussions and fallout will emerge in the next five to ... Read More »

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Meets Chinese Counterpart In Beijing

Arun Jaitley, who arrived in Beijing on June 23, is scheduled to attend the annual Financial Dialogue at the ministerial level with Lou Jiwei on June 27. (PTI photo) BEIJING:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met his Chinese counterpart Lou Jiwei in Beijing and discussed the bilateral economic cooperation and the global macroeconomic situation. The two ministers talked about bilateral ... Read More »

BJP’s Swamy Targets Arvind Subramanian, Finance Minister Stands By His Man

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says government has full confidence in Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian. (File photo) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, discussed as new RBI chief BJP’s Subramanaian Swamy tweets “Sack him!” Swamy led shrill campaign against RBI Chief Rajan, who has refused Term 2 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has a new target: Chief Economic Adviser ... Read More »

‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge…,’ Smriti Irani, Textile Minister, Says With A Smile

Prakash Javadekar replaced Smriti Irani as the Education Minister in PM Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Mr Javadekar replaces Mr Irani as Human Resource Development Minister All the good initiatives in last 2 years will be carried forward, he said Ms Irani’s new assignment as Textile Minister is viewed as a demotion Smriti Irani wore a smile as ... Read More »

‘We Are The Crazy Boys,’ Says New Education Minister Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, singled out on Monday for a promotion to cabinet rank, played down the elevation. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Mr Javadekar replaced Ms Irani as education minister in cabinet rejig He was singled out for a promotion to cabinet rank We are ‘doers,’ he said on sharing passion for PM’s development agenda “We are the crazy boys,” new education minister ... Read More »