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India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019, run by UK-based Varkey Foundation, recognises the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries.(Getty Images) India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 tech prize along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt. The Next [...]

April 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

Empowering education through speech technology

Empowering education through speech technology

  Representational Image Speech recognition based apps can help in bridging learning gaps in India, writes Shruti Niraj Rural student often face problems in reading, and understanding simple text books in Hindi and English. To overcome this challenge, Google has come up with an app called Bolo, which aims at helping primary school children read and [...]

March 12, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Empowering education through speech technology

West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The debate is fierce in the West Virginia Senate, over a 140-page Education Reform Bill. It includes popular items such as another 5% pay raise for teachers and a fix for their health insurance. But it also contains controversial items like allowing charter schools, creating education savings accounts, and weakening the [...]

January 29, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

Opinion | The viability of income sharing in education finance

Opinion | The viability of income sharing in education finance

Avinash M Tripathi Strap In an income-sharing model, students do not have to pay any upfront enrollment or tuition fee, but will share a certain percentage of their annual income for a specified period. Increasing college tuition fee has pushed higher education out of reach, even for the middle class, not to speak of those at bottom [...]

January 23, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Opinion | The viability of income sharing in education finance

DeSantis Rejects Parkland Father’s Appointment To Board of Education

DeSantis Rejects Parkland Father’s Appointment To Board of Education

This week’s Florida Board of Education meeting might be the first and last for Andrew Pollack, the father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim. On Friday, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected his predecessor’s decision to appoint Pollack to the board that oversees schools and community colleges statewide. He also rescinded dozens of [...]

January 19, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on DeSantis Rejects Parkland Father’s Appointment To Board of Education

PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind

PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind

What is the goal of schooling? We send our kids to school for at least 13 years, from kindergarten through 12th grade – but how often do we stop and ask ourselves about the goal of all this schooling? Some might say that learning is the goal but learning is just part of the process [...]

January 14, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind

Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the reforms like GST, the law on black money and insolvency code started by the Modi government are bringing desired results and asserted that India has got a bright future. Naidu further said that as more and more people are coming into the banking fold, the tax rate [...]

January 12, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

Mutual funds’ asset base rose to a little over Rs 24 lakh crore by November-end, an increase of 8 percent from a month ago led by strong inflow in liquid schemes. According to data on Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI), the asset under management (AUM) of 42-player mutual fund industry jumped from Rs [...]

December 8, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

United inks deal with Avianca, Copa to expand footprint in Latin America

United inks deal with Avianca, Copa to expand footprint in Latin America

Nicolo Filippo | Bloomberg | Getty Images An airplane sits at the Avianca Holdings SA Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Aeronautical Center in Rionegro, Colombia on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Avianca Holdings SA reported a net income of $36.1 million USD in the third quarter despite a pilot strike that lasted for almost two months. [...]

December 2, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on United inks deal with Avianca, Copa to expand footprint in Latin America

Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

‘New Fox’ leading contender to buy regional sports networks it sold to Disney   4:11 PM ET Fri, 26 Oct 2018 | 02:50 The front-runner to buy 22 regional sports TV networks from Disney is the same company that sold them in the first place. “New Fox,” the company that will remain after Rupert Murdoch sells [...]

October 28, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

Your Ultimate Guide to Securing a Seat in JEE

Your Ultimate Guide to Securing a Seat in JEE

Securing a top rank in JEE is no less than a dream come true; after all, it is one of the most sought-after competitive exams in India. Every year lacs of students apply for JEE with big aspirations. However, only a few thousand are able to secure a seat in their dream college. Over the [...]

October 15, 2018 admin Education Comments Off on Your Ultimate Guide to Securing a Seat in JEE

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved mobile fertility app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. While Natural Cycles was certified in Europe last year, this is the first time the U.S. has allowed a mobile app to advertise itself as a medical device that prevents pregnancy. In doing so, the FDA created a new category [...]

October 14, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval