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Amazon to fund computer science classes at 1,000 U.S. high schools through Future Engineer program

Amazon Future Engineer students. (Business Wire Photo) Amazon said its Future Engineer program will fund computer science classes at more than 1,000 high schools in all 50 states by this fall. This is a rapid expansion for the program that launched in November. Down the road, Amazon aims to reach more than 10 million kids with the coding activities and lessons each ... Read More »

Pre-Owned Smartphone Market in India Booming, Average Selling Price Rises to Rs. 11,000: OLX

With more and more Indians aiming to own high-end smartphones, the pre-owned smartphone market is booming and on the online trading platform OLX, the average selling price (ASP) of a pre-owned smartphone has jumped from Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 11,000 in just one year, the company said on Saturday. More and more high-end phones are now being traded on the platform ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi govt to give Rs 10,000 crore to 20 universities to make them world-class

In order to make universities world-class, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced to give Rs 10,000 crore to 20 varsities across India. This announcement from the PM Modi came after no Indian varsity figured among the top 500 globally. Further, while delivering the speech at Patna University, PM Modi said the measures like grant of central status were “a ... Read More »

Pilot project: Around 5,000 KV school students to get tablets, teachers to track the study pattern

In order to keep a track on efficiency and research skills, around 5,000 class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are being given tablets as a part of a pilot project. They will especially be used for science and mathematics and will allow teachers to keep a track on whether students are actually studying at home. One school from each ... Read More »

Pilot project: Around 5,000 KV school students to get tablets, teachers to track the study pattern

In order to keep a track on efficiency and research skills, around 5,000 class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are being given tablets as a part of a pilot project. They will especially be used for science and mathematics and will allow teachers to keep a track on whether students are actually studying at home. One school from each ... Read More »

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education

Certain districts saw outsized improvement from the new method. In Alabama’s Piedmont City School District, for instance, 72% of students in grades 3-8 hit their target scores on the ACT Aspire standardized test compared to 28% in the 2014-2015 school year. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has said repeatedly that one of his favorite ways of teaching kids is by letting them guide their ... Read More »

Oracle to Add 1,000 Employees in European Cloud Push

Oracle is hiring 1,000 employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as it expands its cloud computing services in the region. The company is looking for workers with between two to six years of experience to staff sales, management, finance, recruitment, marketing and human resources roles for its cloud computing service, Oracle said Tuesday. The Redwood, California-based company did not specify ... Read More »

Harvard University suspends admission to theatre programme due to $78,000 student debt

The theatre programme at Harvard University in Massachusetts will be suspended for the next three years, the American Repertory Theatre (ART) institute said in an email addressed to its students and alumni. The programme had already suspended admissions for one year in January 2017 after it received a “failing” grade. The US Department of Education had marked the course as ... Read More »