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Need to rewrite the A-B-C of education

During the time that I served as vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi, I used to fantasise about the possibility of Srinivas Ramanujan turning up (straight from the Madras University of his time) at my university in the 21st century. Of course, such a compulsion would have been dictated by [“source=indiatoday”] Read More »

Family finance: Why Singhs need to buy life, health insurance at the earliest

Kaushal and Babita Singh are both employed and get a combined monthly salary of Rs 3.42 lakh. They stay with their children aged 20 and 24 and their portfolio is worth Rs 3.7 crore. It comprises Rs 2.3 crore in real estate in the form of two houses and two plots of land, Rs 12.3 lakh in cash, equity worth ... Read More »

We don’t need no education?

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately, and I’ve been watching the rise of Lambda School — which I think is fantastic, incidentally — and the combination has me wondering two things: how educated do software engineers need to be? And how well does that map to what they actually learn from formal education? Let’s step back and define some terms ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile India Bonus Challenge now live: How to participate and everything you need to know

The PUBG Mobile 0.11.0 update also bought out a number of upgrades like dynamic weather in the Vikendi map, and a host of other gameplay updates. Now PUBG has gone live with the PUBG Mobile Bonus Challenge. PUBG Mobile PUBG Mobile recently released their latest 0.11.0 update which bought out the much-awaited zombies mode also known as Survive till Dawn ... Read More »

You might not actually need a new computer. Try these upgrades first.

We all know our computers have limited shelf lives—otherwise everyone would still be rocking desktops from the days of Windows 95. But when exactly does that machine get so old and sluggish that you need to replace it? Good news: There might still be life in your current computer. You just need to improve the aging hardware’s speed and reliability ... Read More »

What Education Technology Companies Need To Know About Schools

As an innovation team focused on improving the world through education, my colleagues and I are often the first port of call for ed tech startups hoping to go to market or to scale their products globally. As such, we review hundreds of ed tech products per year and, in some cases, set up pilot programs to assess impact and ... Read More »

The need for reforms in healthcare finance

The current ‘system’ of health financing is largely out-of-pocket payments, with tax breaks provided for health insurance. Photo: Mint The Centre and state governments are experimenting with several new and exciting ideas in healthcare reforms. What is missing, however, is a serious reform agenda for health financing. The last big reform was expanding the coverage of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima ... Read More »

CCleaner hacked with malware: What you need to know

It seems that CCleaner, one of PCWorld’s recommendations for the best free software for new PCs, might not have been keeping your PC so clean after all. In an in-depth probe of the popular optimization and scrubbing software, Cisco Talos has discovered a malicious bit of code injected by hackers that could have affected more than 2 million users who downloaded the most recent ... Read More »

CAT 2017: This is how you need to start preparing for exam to get admission in IIMs

CAT 2017, which is going to be held on November 26, is now just three months away. CAT consists of three sections which are Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each of these sections is allotted one hour and there are 100 questions altogether. Important topics in each section Quantitative ... Read More »

CAT 2017: This is how you need to start preparing for exam to get admission in IIMs

CAT 2017, which is going to be held on November 26, is now just three months away. CAT consists of three sections which are Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each of these sections is allotted one hour and there are 100 questions altogether. Important topics in each section Quantitative ... Read More »