Tag Archives: May

In Departure from Education Policy, States May Get to take No-detention Call

Panaji: In what seems to be a departure from the Right to Education policy, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the state governments will be allowed to decide on the no-detention policy in their schools. “There is a demand from a lot of states to allow the detention of the students because everyone is promoted up to eighth ... Read More »

Petrol Pumps to Shut on Sundays from 14th May to Reduce Fuel Usage

For the last financial year 2015-16, overall fuel consumption increased to 183.5 million tonnes from 165.5 million tonnes in 2014-15. According to a report at Business Standard, a major portion of petrol dealers around the country in the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) have announced to close petrol pumps on Sundays from (14th) May 2017. CIPD has 25,000 petrol ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d gotten ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d gotten ... Read More »

Skyrocketing memory prices may get worse before getting better

The price of desktop RAM keeps on going up, and the disappointing trend is expect to continue for a good chunk of 2017. Right now, the best price you’re going to find for 2 x 8GB desktop DDR4 RAM modules on Newegg is about $73. But if you want something from a larger brand like G.Skill or Corsair, expect to pay ... Read More »

Windows 10 Build 15019 may be about games, but its many bugs could spoil the fun

The gaming-focused Windows 10 Insider build that Microsoft promised earlier this week, with Game Mode, Beam livestreaming and other features, is rolling out—but with some game-breaking bugs, unfortunately. What’s officially known as Build 15019 for the Insider Fast Ring also includes a number of more general improvements, including a version of Edge that will read your ebooks aloud and a ... Read More »

Delhi Schools Fee Hike: Schools may appeal to the SC again

In a similar manner, the bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar has also observed that these schools have to take permission from the government before hiking fees as they are on the land allotted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Supreme Court RELATED STORIES After IIM bill, more central institutions could be granted autonomy: Javadekar ... Read More »

Google’s,low-cost,Android,One,program,may,expand,to,the,U.S.

When Google launched its Android One program in 2014 it was designed for one main reason: to create a system of standards for phones in developing countries. Targeting emerging markets in Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and others, the program dictated minimum hardware standards and limited software tweaks to insure people everywhere had access to low-cost phones that still provided ... Read More »

The Samsung Galaxy Note7’s extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions

It’s been a while since Samsung has been in the news for its exploding Galaxy Note7 batteries—and we sincerely hope any of our readers who bought has returned it to the company for a refund—but a team of enterprising engineers and developers who solve problems for a living may have discovered the root cause of the disaster. Samsung has been ... Read More »

Bentley may expand Bentayga line-up

Sources add that Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Durheimer admitted that additional versions of the Bentaygaare being considered, and these could include a compact model along with a coupe version. Although, there’s no confirmation as to whether the models have been approved for development internally, the render depicts how this compact version could look if it makes it into production. A sub-Bentayga ... Read More »