Tag Archives: in

World Bank ready to finance other projects in Andhra Pradesh: Official

The World Bank has apprised the Andhra Pradesh government of its readiness to finance other projects in the state in spite of its refusal to a $300 million Amaravati project, an official said. World Bank officials communicated this to the state government after the  $300 million loan proposal for Amaravati was dropped at the behest of the Centre, a top ... Read More »

Data presented in Budget is 100 per cent above board: Finance Minister

NEW DELHI: Amid a debate over variance in numbers in the Economic Survey and the Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday said both the documents present consistent picture and her budget numbers are authentic and projections based on realistic estimates. “The data which is given in the Budget is 100 per cent above board…there need not be any speculation on the figures which have ... Read More »

Transforming Energy Education In The Digital Age

Cropped shot of a woman reading a book during a study session in a college library GETTY In this era of information sharing and building collaborations through social technologies, learning environments are more “open” than ever before. The idea of openness as sharing and expanding resources has brought about a paradigm shift in many parts of society and especially in higher education. ... Read More »

Beyond Queen’s stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research

The iconic “stomp-stomp-clap” of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was born out of the challenge that rock stars and professors alike know all too well: How to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert — or a lecture — and channel that energy for a sustained time period. Sang Won Lee, an ... Read More »

In Major Revamp, Draft Education Policy Does Away With 10+2 Model of Schooling, Brings in 5+3+3+4 Format

New Delhi: The draft New Education Policy (NEP), 2019, has recommended the restructuring of the school curriculum and pedagogy in a new “5+3+3+4 design”. This is a major departure from the legacies of the National Policy on Education, 1968, which follows the “10+2” format in the school education system. The NEP committee, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, is of ... Read More »

Call Of Duty: Mobile now available in closed beta

The battle royale genre on mobile has been dominated by PUBG Mobile, even when other games and developers have been trying to carve out a piece of the pie. And the last company to announce that it will be taking on this genre was Activision when it announced in March this year tat it will be launching a mobile version of Call of Duty. ... Read More »

Finance Commission meets Bankers and Financial Institutions in Mumbai

New Delhi: The Chairman, Shri N.K. Singh, Members and Senior Officials of the 15th Finance Commission met a large group of Bankers and Heads of Financial Institutions in Mumbai today. Salient points raised by banks during their meeting with 15th Finance Commission on 9th May 2019. In the context of making the borrowing costs of State Governments aligned to their ... Read More »

Mobile phone racket busted in Odisha, three arrested

SAMBALPUR:  A mobile phone theft racket was busted by Sambalpur police and three persons were arrested on Saturday.On April 19, a complaint was filed with Ainthapali police by Rajesh Kumar Mishra, a security executive working in Bhubaneswar-based Knostics Infodel Private Limited, a company outsourced by Amazon for providing security services during transportation of high value goods from fulfilment centres to the ... Read More »

The Oculus Quest Is The Most Impressive Consumer Gadget In Years

The Promise: The Oculus Quest wants to be the VR headset we’ve all been waiting for. Finally, after years of waiting for the tech to shrink and mature and get cheaper, we have the promise of a reasonably priced standalone device (meaning you don’t need to hook up to a PC or deal with a mess of cords to get it ... Read More »

“Terrorists use the internet in much the same way as other people.” How should tech companies deal with it?

How should tech companies regulate terrorist content? Brian Fishman, the policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, published a paper in Texas National Security Review about the challenges that tech companies face in removing terrorist content from their platforms. It’s important to understand how terrorists use the internet, Fishman writes. Generally speaking, terrorists use the Internet in much the same way as other people: ... Read More »