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Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation How technology is changing the face of retail For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh? India looking at newer EV battery technologies for strategic reasons Example of Party Business Ideas Education: Where is it heading?

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Protesters, in London in May, demanding action to address the crisis in education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/LightRocket

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image)

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

One of the earliest members of the Apple Health team has now departed Apple to join the Gates Foundation. As detailedly CNBC, Dr. Andrew Trister joined

How technology is changing the face of retail

The concept of “retail tech” might bring to mind a Jetsons-like shopping experience of glowing screens, biometric scanners, and robotic personal assistants. But the reality is

For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

Shares of SRF Ltd surged 13% on Tuesday after the company impressed with a better-than-expected June quarter performance. Revenue growth, though, slowed to 9% year-on-year

Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5 proposed the scrapping of Article 370 that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre informed Parliament

India looking at newer EV battery technologies for strategic reasons

New Delhi: As part of India’s energy security plan, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is exploring newer battery technologies such as polymer-based solid state batteries

Example of Party Business Ideas

You can offer your services to ensure your clients have the best possible party experience. Starting a party business doesn’t mean you have to be

Education: Where is it heading?

The National Education Policy proposed by the Centre would have done well to emulate the earlier policies spelt out by the Mudaliar and Kothari Commissions

Two Tata group top executives earn more than Cyrus Mistry

Two Tata group top executives earn more than Cyrus Mistry

MUMBAI: At least two employees at Tata Group firms earn more than their chairman, Cyrus Mistry . In the financial year ended on March 31, 2015, Tata Consultancy Services CEO N Chandrasekaran was paid Rs 21.28 crore, compared with Rs [...]

March 30, 2016 Business
Oil prices slightly lower on supply-side strains

Oil prices slightly lower on supply-side strains

NEW YORK, March 28 — Crude oil prices traded slightly lower early Monday as supply strains built up against expectations of some form of cut from major producers next month. The Iranian Oil Ministry’s news website Shana reports Iran exported [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
World’s senior population forecast to boom by 2050

World’s senior population forecast to boom by 2050

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — The percentage of the world’s population aged 65 and older is expected to double by 2050, a new report says. People who are 65 and older now make up 8.5 percent of people (617 million) [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Oklahoma’s governor defends earthquake response

Oklahoma’s governor defends earthquake response

WASHINGTON, March 29  —Oklahoma’s governor defended the state response to the seismic activity attributed to oil and gas development against a federal report on the hazard. “Oklahoma remains committed to doing whatever is necessary to reduce seismicity in the state,” [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — A vest containing a defibrillator may be an option for some heart patients who can’t use an implantable defibrillator — the device that can shock the heart back to a proper rhythm if needed. That’s [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Refinery maintenance pushing gas prices high

Refinery maintenance pushing gas prices high

WASHINGTON, March 29 —Ongoing preparation for the processing of a summer blend of gasoline is behind the steady increase in retail gasoline prices, analysis finds. Motor club AAA reports a national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

STANFORD, Calif., March 28  — Researchers found a drug discarded by the company GlaxoSmithKline because of side effects during clinical trials helped human cells fight off two viruses, according to a new study. The drug GSK983 helped cells in the [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Russia’s Rosneft to increase 2016 investments

Russia’s Rosneft to increase 2016 investments

MOSCOW, March 29  — The head of Russian oil company Rosneft told the president that investments for the year will be 30 percent higher despite the pressure from low oil prices. Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow with Igor [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients

Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
BP delivers win to upstream sector

BP delivers win to upstream sector

OSLO, Norway, March 29  —Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions said it secured a deal to help British energy company BP advance its global oil and natural gas portfolio. Aker said BP handed a five-year fixed contract over to cover [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Funding for graduate medical education (GME) for doctors-in-training needs to be changed to deal with a shortage of pediatric specialists, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in an updated policy statement. This shortage comes at [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Chinese coal data may contain irregularities, study finds

Chinese coal data may contain irregularities, study finds

LONDON, March 29  — Chinese proclamations on coal consumption and the corresponding decline in carbon emissions may be off the mark, a journal study found. A recent report from the Brookings Institution stated coal use in China may have peaked [...]

March 29, 2016 Business