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Great ways to trim your Internet bill

You can cut your landline and sever your cable, but if you want to stream the new season of “House of Cards,” you need to hang on to your Internet. File Image: IOL You can cut your land line and sever your cable TV, but if you want to stream the new season of “House of Cards,” you need to ... Read More »

How Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill Threatens K-12 Education

The latest Republican-led effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could lead to spending cuts for state education funding from Kindergarten through college, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. The bill introduced last week by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina), Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) would keep a lot of the ACA’s regulations intact though it ... 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 »

Parliament passes bill to allow 11 lakh RTE teachers time till 2019 to acquire required qualification

Eleven lakh teachers appointed till March 2015 under the Right to Education (RTE) Act will now get time till 2019 to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for firming up their appointments as Parliament today passed a bill in this regard. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Rajya Sabha by voice vote. ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes IIM Bill that seeks to give more autonomy

At present, India has 20 Indian Institutes of Management. Photo: Mint The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the Indian Institutes of Management Bill 2017 that promises to grant administrative, academic and financial autonomy to the elite B-Schools and allow them to award degrees to their graduates. The lower house passed the bill after a debate in which nearly two dozen ... Read More »

Lok Sabha clears IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill, institutes can grant degrees

A bill to grant statutory status to the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in PPP mode was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 19, with the government saying the fees for the poor students will not increase and that reservation law will apply there. The IIIT (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 seeks to grant statutory status to 15 IIITs and ... Read More »

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy: Bill introduced for institute’s set up in Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh may soon be home to a petroleum university in Visakhapatnam under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Tuesday’s Lok Sabha session witnessed the introduction of a bill that would provide the set up of the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in the state. “The curriculum of the institute is proposed to be a specialised one and would include ... Read More »

Now pay for mobile digital content via prepaid balance or postpaid bill heres how it works

As a fresh push for Digital India, the Department of Telecom (DoT) announced that mobile subscribers will now be able to pay for digital content using their prepaid account balance or through postpaid bills. Following demonetization, there has been a surge in using mobile phones for making payments. While mobile devices can be used to purchase physical items through payments ... Read More »

West Bengal: Make changes in new bill, teachers request Education Minister

Several teachers including a former university vice-chancellor were badly beaten by police when they refused to call off their rally, said WBCUTA general secretary Shrutinath Prahara. In picture, Teachers protesting in Kolkata against the new education bill RELATED STORIES Mumbai: 25 per cent seats reserved for EWS in school admissions 7-year-old girl seeks a job in Google, gets touching reply ... Read More »

After IIM bill, more central institutions could be granted autonomy: Javadekar

Giving autonomy to IIMs is a “milestone” Javadekar said adding that while government will continue to provide funds for the development of these institutes but “sans government controls” In picture, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar (File Photo) RELATED STORIES UP Class 10 Boards 2017: Date sheet released, exams to begin from March 16 Quality of education remain a challenge, but ... Read More »