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Education gave this Yavatmal woman’s life a new direction

Shubhangi Jirapure with her son Om. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo) Shubhangi was 23, with a 13-month old son, when her husband Sanjay Jirapure, 27, committed suicide in 2006. Sanjay was a farmer from Kheda village of Karanja tehsil in Washim district. He had 9.5 acres of land, but did not get any yield that year. He had a farm loan of ... Read More »

Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech. The order called for, among other things, an expansion to the federal College Scorecard, which reports average earnings and debt for graduates at institutions around the country. But the part that received the most attention was a directive to ... Read More »

TRAI Extends Deadline to Select New DTH Plans to March 31

TRAI has given time till March 31 for consumers to opt for channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services, the telecom regulator said Tuesday. In a statement, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said it has also asked all distribution platform operators (DPOs) to create ‘best fit plan’ for its subscribers who have not exercised ... Read More »

Social media giants plan push-back on India’s new regulations

Social media firms have long battled efforts by governments around the world to hold them responsible for what users post on their platforms. The proposal, which caught many holidaying industry executives off guard, is open for public comment until Jan 31. (Image: Bloomberg) Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the ... Read More »

Volkswagen Developing New Lighting Technologies

Whenever we talk about cars or two-wheelers, we usually end up discussing engine performance, fuel efficiency, ride and handling and so on! When was the last time you discussed about automotive lighting while discussing cars! Let us guess, the answer is probably, never! There is so much to an automobile than what meets the eye! With rapid strides being made ... Read More »

Testing Apple’s New Screen Time Parental Controls: First Came Tears, Then Frustration.

“Don’t set the time limit. I can be reasonable!” pleads 9-year-old Tazio, looking up from his iPad. It’s not always fun owning an iPad that a parent can remotely shut off. Also not easy: Trying to parent via new digital “Screen Time” controls. Coming soon to an iPad or iPhone near you, Apple’s iOS 12 adds menus, buttons and bar charts to help monitor ... Read More »

Huawei P20, P20 Pro Sales Cross 10 Million, New Colour Options Launched

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has sold 10 million units of its flagship P20 Pro and P20 devices since their global launch in late March this year, the company said on Saturday. It also announced it has sold 10 million units of the Mate 10 series of smartphones. At IFA 2018, Huawei unveiled the Morpho Aurora and Pearl White variants of the Huawei P20 series. Huawei ... Read More »

Instagram’s New Green Dots to Show When Your Friends Are Online

HIGHLIGHTS The app will also show the last active status Visibility can be turned off in Activity Status settings Online status is also available on Facebook Messenger Popular image and video sharing app Instagram in a blog post on Thursday announced the launch of a new feature that would be particularly frustrating for users who like to stay discreet on the platform. In the Instagram ... Read More »

Uganda Protest Over New Social Media Tax Turns Violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organised by a popular lawmaker, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a ... Read More »

Panel drafting new education policy gets another extension of two months

K. Kasturirangan. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Union government has granted another extension to the K. Kasturirangan Committee tasked with drafting a new education policy, days after the human resource development (HRD) ministry said it was giving final shape to the policy. The committee, which was supposed to submit the report by 30 June, now has till 31 August. This is ... Read More »