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Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Grab A Great PC Game For Free From The Humble Store Right Now

If Psychonauts is not already part of your PC game library, you can add it free of charge right now. The Humble Store is giving away the Double Fine game for free, but you’ll have to act quickly to claim your copy. Grabbing the game is as simple as adding it to your cart–do so here–and checking out. You’ll need a Humble account in order ... Read More »

World University Rankings 2018: IISc ranked highest from India, overall ranking falls

Indian institutes performed poorly for yet another year in the World University Rankings 2018 released on Tuesday. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was the highest ranked institute from the country, but it slipped from the 201-250 band to the 251-300 one. The fall was attributed to a drop in its research influence score and research income. Similarly, IIT Delhi ... Read More »

Women to get extra seats in NITs from next year

The HRD Ministry is planning to introduce supernumerary (extra) seats for female students from next year in order to increase their number. National Institute of Technology, Uttrakhand With a sharp decline in the number of female students wishing to apply for admission in National Institute of Technology (NIT), the HRD Ministry is planning a solution for the same. The ministry ... Read More »

Consumer Reports’ Surface Laptop flap is based on data from past Surface models

When Consumer Reports stopped recommending the Microsoft Surface Laptop and latest Microsoft Surface Book, it did so based not on those specific products’ reliability. Rather, the company used reliability surveys of earlier Surface devices (including Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and the early Surface Book), according to a report the publication released Thursday. In addition to removing its “recommended” rating from four Microsoft Surface ... Read More »

|Interview|630 marks in ICAI CA Final, Raj Paresh Sheth from Thane get AIR 1 with 78.75 per cent

Meet Raj Paresh Sheth from Dombivali (Maharashtra) who has secured All India Rank 1 in ICAI CA examination. ICAI CA Final and CPT Results 2017 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today, July 18 declared the results of Chartered Accountants final examination result held in May, 2017 and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) held in June, 2017. Meet Raj ... Read More »

Fake gadgets seized from BJP leader’s house; son arrested

Fake electrical appliances were today seized in raids conducted by district police teams at a senior BJP leader’s house and a shop reportedly owned by the family near the main bus stand.Sources said that Chandigarh-based Speed Search Security Network Private Limited had complained to SSP Dr Ketan Baliram Patil that fake appliances with stickers of Bajaj and Usha companies were ... Read More »

NEET: Tamil Nadu CM meets Prime Minister Modi; seeks exemption from medical entrance exam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today met Prime Minister Narendra Modiand asked for exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for students of Tamil Nadu. “The chief minister insisted that exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu should be given considering the welfare of the students of the state,” said an official release quoting what transpired at the two leaders’ ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 May Have a Bug That Could Prevent You From Making an Emergency Call

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 is said to reboot when users dial 911 It remains unclear what’s causing the issue This isn’t the first time OnePlus 5 has run into an issue If some users’ complaints are to believed, the newly launched OnePlus smartphone may have a bug that reboots the phone when an emergency number is dialled. The issue was first discovered by ... Read More »

Reliance Jio data leak: Computer course dropout arrested from Rajasthan, will soon be brought to Mumbai

The Maharashtra police have arrested a computer course dropout from Rajasthan for allegedly leaking database of Reliance Jio customers on a website. He will be produced in a court in Rajasthan for transit remand and will then be brought to Navi Mumbai. Forensic analysis is under way to find out if Jio’s database has been leaked and how the accused ... Read More »