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Amazon’s Latest Super-Cool Alexa Gadgets: Here’s All You Need To Know

There’s a pattern to the Fall in the world of technology, as predictable as when the leaves will gently tumble from the trees. After the change of seasons is heralded by the big technology showcase in Berlin, called IFA, it’s Apple’s turn to reveal its latest iPhones in early September. Then Amazon has its own shindig, followed by Google’s Pixel reveal (coming early next month). And then there could ... Read More »

Small finance banks need minimum ₹200 crore capital in on-tap licence regime

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Friday allowed payments banks to apply for small finance bank (SFB) licences, provided they meet the criteria. According to the new draft guidelines for on-tap licencing of private sector SFBs, the promoter of a payments bank is eligible to set up an SFB, provided both banks come under the non-operating financial holding company (NOFHC) structure. Existing rules do ... Read More »

Why Education Entrepreneurs Need To Move With Education—Not Disrupt It

Edtech investments reached an incredibly high number in 2018, with $1.45 billion raised—the same amount that hit the market in 2015. However, raising venture capital, regardless of the industry, is not a guaranteed measure of success in any business. Various entrepreneurs are moving away from working with investors because expectations that come along with money don’t always match the entrepreneur’s ... 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 »

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 »