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A dip in GDP is part of growth process: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today shrugged off questions on the GDP growth declining to 5 per cent in the first quarter, saying the ups and down are part of the growth process and the government is responding to the current economic challenges to revive demand and consumption in the country. Speaking at a press conference in Chennai, Sitharaman said a dip in the ... Read More »

‘Not even 1 computer per police station in Bihar’

PATNA: At a time when cyber policing is the buzzword and cyber crime cases are on the rise across the country, forget connectivity, scores of police stations across the state do not even have a functioning computer. According to a survey titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report 2019’ released recently, on an average there are six computers per police ... Read More »

A DECADES-OLD COMPUTER SCIENCE PUZZLE WAS SOLVED IN TWO PAGES

A paper posted online this month has settled a nearly 30-year-old conjecture about the structure of the fundamental building blocks of computer circuits. This “sensitivity” conjecture has stumped many of the most prominent computer scientists over the years, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet. QUANTA MAGAZINE ABOUT Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta ... Read More »

Family finance: Why salaried Prashanth and Sushma need to increase investment in equity

Prashanth and Sushma stay with their three-year-old child in Kallige, Karnataka. They are both engineers and get a combined monthly salary of Rs 1 lakh. They have a house worth Rs 60 lakh and are repaying a Rs 2 lakh home loan with an EMI of Rs 9,000. After considering household expenses, EMI, insurance and investment, they are left with a surplus ... Read More »

Governance in education going the wrong way

The political and administrative power vested in the proposed National Education Commission doesn’t augur well One of the rather disquieting aspects of the Draft National Education Policy (DNEP) is its advocacy of a National Education Commission or Rashtriya Shiksha Aayog (RSA). This reincarnation of the Planning Commission, to be headed by the Prime Minister, will be all powerful. It will ... Read More »

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 »