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‘Access to internet in India is plainly non-negotiable’: RS Prasad

Right to access internet in the context of net neutrality is non-negotiable in India and it flows from right to information, Union law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said on Monday. Prasad was speaking at the book launch of the fourth edition of ‘Commentary on the Law of Arbitration’ authored by Supreme Court judge, justice Indu Malhotra. “On the issue of net neutrality, ... Read More »

India, Norway ink 4 MoUs in field of research, higher education

India and Norway on Tuesday signed four MoUs in the field of research and higher education to strengthen their bilateral partnership. The agreements were signed here during the visit of a delegation of prominent education and research institutions from Norway led by Director-General, Anne Line Wold, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. One agreement was inked between the Indian Institute ... Read More »

Govt to encourage FDI in education, set up national police and forensic science universities

NEW DELHI: The government will encourage external commercial borrowings and FDI in the education sector for financing infrastructure, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Saturday. Setting up a National Police University and a National Forensic Science University, linking medical colleges to a district hospital through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to meet the shortage of qualified doctors, degree-level full-fledged online education programmes in top 100 institutions and ... Read More »

The Top 5 Tech Trends That Will Disrupt Education In 2020 – The EdTech Innovations Everyone Should Watch

One solid indicator that EdTech is big business is the number of billionaires the sector created. According to Deloitte, the Chinese education market should reach $715 billion by 2025 and was responsible for creating seven new billionaires. The richest was Li Yongxin, who leads Offcn Education Technology that provides online and offline training for individuals who want to take civil service exams, but ... Read More »

Internet suspended in Telangana’s Bhainsa town due to communal clashes

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in Telangana’s Bhainsa town on Monday after communal between two groups comprising Hindus and Muslims were reported late on Sunday night. The incident, which witnessed some vehicles being burnt, has also led to the police curtailing internet service to stop the spreading of rumours and to contain the issue. The clashes have also taken place just 10 days ... Read More »

Sounds Of Silence: Education In The 2020 Race

We are just days away from the next Democratic presidential debate on January 14 when the five candidates who made the most recent cut—former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren— will gather in Des Moines, Iowa to make their arguments for the final time before the polls open in February. ... Read More »

In finance, the fittest and best governed will survive: Uday Kotak

Asia’s richest banker Uday Kotak believes robust corporate governance and integrity would help the Kotak Group cement its credentials as a banking powerhouse in the current decade, even as he anticipates consolidation in India’s financial and corporate landscape. “It is a great opportunity for Kotak to grow in an environment which is consolidating,” the billionaire Kotak, who is the chief executive of Kotak ... Read More »

Robots in finance could wipe out some of its highest-paying jobs

Robots have replaced thousands of routine jobs on Wall Street. Now, they’re coming for higher-ups. That’s the contention of Marcos Lopez de Prado, a Cornell University professor and the former head of machine learning at AQR Capital Management LLC, who testified in Washington on Friday about the impact of artificial intelligence on capital markets and jobs. The use of algorithms in electronic markets has ... Read More »

Pisa: Mixed report for Scottish education in world rankings

Scotland has been given a mixed report in an important piece of international research on education. The Pisa report measures the performance of 600,000 15-year-olds worldwide. Since the last report, Scotland’s performance in reading has improved but it declined in maths and science. Education Secretary John Swinney welcomed the improvement in reading but said there were still challenges in science and ... Read More »

When market meets education: Why we need institutes like JNU in India

Free market encourages the maximum growth of ‘skilled education’ (management, technology and so on), trying to bind both natural science and social sciences. Since the free market is driven by technology, it binds the natural sciences quite effortlessly. It also tries to bind social sciences that form the basis to formulate policies for the market to grow. However, the free ... Read More »