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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 »

New Education Policy 2019: Key takeaways from the draft proposal – changes recommended summarized

Draft for the New Education Policy, NEP 2019 has been submitted to the Union Cabinet. The draft proposes radical changes to the system including overhauling the entire structure, extending RTE and 3 languages. New Education Policy 2019: Key takeaways  |  Photo Credit: PTI After years of wait, the Draft New Education Policy 2019 proposal has been submitted by the committee set ... 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 »

2 Winners and 2 Losers in the Med Tech Market This Quarter

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Motley Fool analyst Brian Feroldi dive into earnings from four medical device makers — two that crushed it and two that tanked. Abiomed‘s (NASDAQ:ABMD) FDA concerns proved too big for the company to deal with quietly, and that hurt this quarter. Intersect ENT‘s (NASDAQ:XENT) promising devices were overshadowed by some big and growing concerns about long-term ... Read More »

Refresh for the RACGP’s social media guide

A range of general practice teams, consumers and medico-legal organisations were consulted to assist with the update of the guide. Social media in general practice provides recommendations on the professional and safe use of social media in general practice settings – which, the guide states, is ‘paramount’. The updated guide is aimed at practices that are new to social media, but ... Read More »

Microgrants: Education Philanthropy For The Everyman

A $300 gift for books can make a huge difference for a low-income student struggling to stay in school. GETTY We all know the satisfaction of affordable luxuries. A tall latte to go. Some chilled luscious shrimp artfully arranged atop your salad. A donated bus ticket that gets a poor student to college. Okay, you weren’t expecting that last one, and it’s ... Read More »

From ‘consent football’ to ‘pin the organ on the body’: sex education around the world

Adults have long been squeamish over talking to children about sex. We have a history of complicated and conflicting attitudes: sex has been seen as simultaneously joyous and desirable (so long as it is between a young couple after marriage and in the interest of begetting babies), but also as dark and dirty, something from which children must be protected. ... Read More »

‘The Next Backlash Is Going to Be Against Technology’

GM workers hold a rally outside the plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which after producing cars for 50 years is now closed, on March 6. JEFF SWENSEN/GETTY IMAGES Since the financial crisis a decade ago, the economic recipes that seemed to work for decades have come under fire. Globalization and the international trading order seem to be under siege, while economic populism ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Blocked Social Media Services Following the Deadly Easter Attacks

Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people, a group that monitors internet censorship said. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional nationwide blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber. Sri Lankan officials said they were temporarily blocking social media to ... 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 »