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In PM Modi’s 100-day education agenda, more Institutions of Eminences, faculty recruitment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a press conference in New Delhi. (Source: PTI/File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s education agenda for the first 100 days of his re-elected government includes unveiling of a new national education policy, a special drive to fill five lakh vacant faculty positions in higher education, and addition of 10 Institutions of Eminence (IoE) to the existing sanctioned ... Read More »

Technology problems are not going to be sorted out by more Kool-Aid

An Australian election is on again. The triennial ritual where the electorate makes a choice of which parliamentarian to elect — who will then decide what sort of greying, white male party apparatchik becomes the Prime Minister. With the dumping of racist and homophobic candidates being a daily occurrence, the campaign is plumbing the depths expected upon its announcement. However, ... Read More »

Social media platforms more than just escape

ALBANY — The proliferation of social media is an inseparable part of the millennial generation, given its charismatic way of drawing users in and providing answers to the unknown. Since the younger generation discovered the dynamics of this new technology, its members have been basking in its presence. So what is it that makes these social platforms a hit? Start ... Read More »

Last Day of Amazon Great Indian Sale: 15 gadgets available at 70% discount or more

1 / 16 Last Day of Amazon Great Indian Sale: 15 gadgets available at 70% discount or more Today is the last day of Amazon’s Great Indian sale. The four-day sale started on January 20. This may be your last chance to get best discounts from Amazon from various categories including electronics, smartphones, mobile accessories, laptops and more. Here is a list of 15 ... Read More »

Weekly poll results: the LG V40 ThinQ gets more love than the G7

LG strategy seemed all over the place, but the scattershot approach has hit the bullseye – the LG V40 ThinQ got the approval of our readers in last week’s poll, the vote was 3:1 in favor. The company’s firm commitment to the 3.5mm headphone jack and the hardware that makes it awesome (the 32-bit Quad DAC) have not gone unnoticed. LG’s other passion, ... Read More »

Research: Foldable phones need more than just flexible displays to impress users

According to a research carried out by the Display Supply Chain Consultant, next year’s smartphones with flexible displays will ship 3.1 million units. That’s just going to be the tip of the iceberg though, as the report estimates that in 2022, the number will grow to a whopping 63 million units generating revenue of $8.9 billion. That’s a pretty big ... Read More »

AMD’s Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance

If you’re lucky enough to have one of AMD’s high-end Ryzen Threadripper CPUs 2990WX (or the soon-to-come 2790WX) , AMD has just given you a cherry for the top of your sundae. A new piece of software called Dynamic Local Mode will boost performance on some tasks by rerouting loads in Windows. Robert Hallock of AMD introduced Dynamic Local Mode in ... Read More »

Nokia 6.1 Plus to Go on Sale for the First Time in India Today: Price, Launch Offers, More

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6.1 Plus sale will begin at 12pm It will be available via Flipkart and Nokia online store The smartphone has been pre-orders till now Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched in India last week at an event organised in New Delhi, bringing the first Nokia-branded smartphone with a display notch to the country. It will go on sale in the country ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »