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Opinion | Glimpses of the much-awaited National Education Policy

On 31 May, the draft National Education Policy (NEP) developed by a committee chaired by K. Kasturirangan was shared by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) for public comment. A comprehensive education policy for India is on the anvil for the first time since 1986. Many fundamentals of education are normative or are founded in human psychology. Changes on ... Read More »

3 years of preschool suggested in draft National Education Policy

Among the other key proposals are free and compulsory schooling from preschool till Grade (Class) XII, instead of only from Class I to VIII, and a school breakfast added to the midday meal in preschool and primary school.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons 26 Three years of preschool and four-year undergraduate honours courses are among features of a draft National Education Policy ... Read More »

The secret of investing in the €3.7tn age tech market

Prominent venture capitalist Mark Tluszcz has a knack for sniffing out opportunities. He invested in Skype before anyone else and dissuaded Israeli startup Wix.com from an undervalued $400m deal (it went on to raise $5bn in its IPO). So when he says that the global investment community is missing a trick when it comes to investing in tech for the ... Read More »

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 »

Odisha Board Of Secondary Education Expected To Announce 10th Result Date Today

Odisha 10th result 2019 date may be announced today Odisha 10th Result 2019: BSE Odisha 10th result dates were not confirmed by the board until yesterday. The board maintained that the result date has not been finalized by the board yet and the same will be communicated to all interested parties soon. It is expected that the board will announce the Odisha matric ... Read More »

Do We Really Need It? On The Excess Of Technology

One of the banes of listicle journalism is the outright promotion of goods that we are told that we “must have.” Are you sick of being told about the ten or twenty “must-have gadgets” that you just “can’t live without”? Thankfully, due to limited time and finances, most of us are doing just fine, breathing and walking about planet earth ... 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 »

Message of tolerance gets trolled on social media

Social media experts and advertising agencies feel criticism of marketing campaigns that involve society or religious issues could hinder creativity. Two ads by Hindustan UnileverNSE 1.17 %, one of the country’s biggest advertisers, have drawn intense criticism over the past week on social media with calls for a boycott of all its brands. While a Brooke Bond Red Label advertisement faced a ... Read More »

Rethinking the amount of technology in the classroom

I recently returned from a book publisher’s summit along with a group of accounting instructors from around the U.S. In addition to being wined and dined by the publisher; we were there to learn all the new technology “bells and whistles” and how this latest technology could improve the learning experience of our students. It was two grueling days of ... Read More »

Hi-tech market in Madikeri is of no use for traders

The hi-tech market building at Mahadevapete in Madikeri. Even after several months of the inauguration of the hi-tech market at Madikeri, it has not benefited the traders. In spite of a huge building right in front of them, the merchants are forced to sell their produce beside the road. The work on the market has moved at a snail’s pace ... Read More »