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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 »

HRD Minister Calls Meet With The States On Draft Education Policy

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to fine-tune the draft National Education Policy (NEP), Human Resources Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has called a meeting with the education ministers of the states on June 22. The meeting will deliberate on the recommendations suggested by the draft policy. “Public suggestions are already being sought on the draft policy on the ministry’s website. Simultaneously, a ... Read More »

Think outside the computer

An ant weighing just 1 or 2 milligrams, will navigate around obstacles and hunt for signals with a level of skill and speed that puts our most sophisticated robots to shame… And yet, with all that apparent intelligence, a few isolated ants will meander aimlessly – until the number of ants increases beyond a couple of dozen. With that, a ... 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 »

Brainstorm Finance Is Almost Here: Come Join Us on the Beach

It’s Blockchain Week in New York, and so we wanted to call attention to a special event—not the chaotic conference unfolding right now in midtown Manhattan, but a June gathering on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. It was almost two years ago when the three of us—Jeff, Jen, and Robert—first created The Ledger as a new forum for finance ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile: Four Countries Banned The Popular Game, But Two Have Already Reversed The Ban

PUBG has emerged as one of the most popular games around the world and perhaps that’s the reason why it is giving sleepless nights to parents, schools, universities, and the young gamers who are addicted to the game. However, the popular battle royale game was slapped with a ban in several countries. Multiple cities in India had earlier banned PUBG ... 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 »

THE NO-CPU COMPUTER GETS A C COMPILER

C is the most perfect language and it will run on anything. It will even run on a computer without a CPU. The computer in question here is the Gigatron, a fully-functional ‘home computer’ the likes of which you would find in the late 70s and early 80s, complete with a VGA output. What makes the Gigatron exceptional is the fact that ... Read More »

The lure of computers means Americans are sitting more than before

Despite the growing alarm about the harmful effects of sitting too much, Americans are sitting more than in the past — in part because people are spending more leisure time in front of the computers. The association between lots of sitting and bad health is now well-established, but there hasn’t been a lot of data on how sedentary Americans actually are, says Yin Cao, ... Read More »

Should firms that finance the pot industry really be drug-testing employees?

There’s nothing like a growth industry to excite investors and financiers. Just look at the cannabis business, which is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide in the coming years and is already on a streak in the stock market. Financing companies that grow weed or make related products should be a no-brainer for banks. Yet doing so in the US is risky. Not ... Read More »