Author Archives: Loknath Das

QMumbai: Women Commuters to Queue Up; Mulund Doc Falls off Bike

1.Mumbai Duo Held in First Case of Osmium Smuggling in the Country In the first case of its kind in the country, two men from Jogeshwari have been held for trying to smuggle osmium metal dust into the country. What has set alarm bells ringing is the fact that osmium has limited nuclear weapons applicability, which means that it can ... Read More »

How America Is Breaking Public Education

Special education teacher Lamikco Magee of Amherst cheers during a rally for public education at the Boston Common on May 19, 2017. Participants called for full funding for public education, less testing and more learning, and equitable access to quality education for all students. Image credit: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images. The ultimate dream of public education is incredibly ... Read More »

What Education Technology Companies Need To Know About Schools

As an innovation team focused on improving the world through education, my colleagues and I are often the first port of call for ed tech startups hoping to go to market or to scale their products globally. As such, we review hundreds of ed tech products per year and, in some cases, set up pilot programs to assess impact and ... Read More »

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about education

‘Hot for teacher’ – Van Halen in concert in 1981. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. After 30 years living in Madrid and a quarter of a ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Needs Testers, Says Company

HIGHLIGHTS All Mi A1 users are eligible to apply for the program Active users on the MIUI Global Forum will be selected for testing Xiaomi warns that this will not be a stable build Xiaomi is now inviting applications from beta testers for the Android 8.0 Oreo update that will roll out soon on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The announcement, posted on the official MIUI website, ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus Price Leaked a Day Before Launch

Redmi 5 has previously been rumoured to go on sale on December 10 HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 5 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant will allegedly cost $199.99 Redmi 5 Plus with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is said to cost $249.99 Both the listings were by a seller named Xiaomi Online Store With the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch event around the ... Read More »

LG V30+ India Launch Set for December 13

HIGHLIGHTS LG V30+ is LG’s second flagship to launch in 2017 Floating Bar to replace trademark secondary display Has 128GB built-in storage compared to 64GB on the V30 Launched originally in August at IFA 2017, the LG V30+ is now finally making its way to Indian shores on December 13. LG India sent out media invites for the launch event that is set to take ... Read More »

Infosys Foundation, Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research Sign MoUs For Research

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences – Tata institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS – TIFR) Bangalore, to support research and mentoring activities. The Foundation has signed an MoU for the grant of Rs. 4 crore towards the Infosys Foundation excellence program at ICTS, said a ... Read More »

LG V30 to launch on European carriers by the end of the year

Like previous V-series phones, LG wasn’t too keen to launch the LG V30 it Europe. SIM-free has been available for a while now, but with little carrier involvement. That is about to change as the company announced plans to expand V30’s presence in partnership with several carriers. First is TIM Italy, which is already selling the flagship for €900 (no subsidies here). It also ... Read More »

The Five Kitchen Tools Every Aspiring Chef Needs

These days more men fancy themselves as a dab hand in the kitchen. Celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver have inspired countless men and women to ditch the ready-meals and the fast food and to test their newly found skills on concocting an array of delicious dishes. But it’s not just about great food and recipes, there are also a few ... Read More »