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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

Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds. Thousands of practicing doctors in the United States are on probation for [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Oil economy of Texas shows mixed success

Oil economy of Texas shows mixed success

DALLAS, March 29  —Construction tied to the natural gas and renewable energy sectors helped add to contract values in Texas, a report from the Dallas Federal Reserve found. A report last week from the bank suggested the oil-rich economy in [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

LOS ANGELES, March 29  — Scientists created a web application that mimics the thyroid’s function of controlling the hormone system, which they say allows them to analyze the effects of treatment on the organ and better treat patients. Thyrosim, is [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Energy work ongoing in Atlantic, advocacy group says

Energy work ongoing in Atlantic, advocacy group says

WASHINGTON, March 29 — With seismic testing tied to the oil and gas sector continuing in the Atlantic, an advocacy group called on Washington to make good on clean-energy pledges. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced consent for [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Children with Cushing syndrome have higher suicide risk, study says

Children with Cushing syndrome have higher suicide risk, study says

BETHESDA, Md., March 29  — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say doctors should more proactively screen children with Cushing syndrome for depression after treatment because of an increased risk for suicide. Raised concern for children with the disorder [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Oil dealt major blow as supply-side strains persist

Oil dealt major blow as supply-side strains persist

NEW YORK, March 29  — Concerns about U.S. monetary policy moves and ongoing supply-side strains sent crude oil prices plummeting in early trading Tuesday. Industry data show U.S. stockpiles of crude oil remain at 80-year highs despite signs of a [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Study: Uncertainty causes more stress than inevitable pain

Study: Uncertainty causes more stress than inevitable pain

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) — Ignorance may be bliss for some, but a recent study in England found people who were most unsure whether they would receive an electric shock were more stressed about it than those who knew they [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Defense contractors pay $8M to settle defective flares allegations

Defense contractors pay $8M to settle defective flares allegations

WASHINGTON, March 29 — Two U.S. Defense contractors are settling allegations of selling defective counter-measure flares to the U.S. Army in violation of the False Claims Act. The U.S. Justice Department identified the companies as the Kilgore Flares Company of [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Preterm births tied to smog cost U.S. billions

Preterm births tied to smog cost U.S. billions

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of preterm birth, and the consequences may be costing the United States more than $4 billion a year, a new study estimates. In recent years, a number [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Britain contracts for Hawk trainer aircraft support

Britain contracts for Hawk trainer aircraft support

LONDON, March 29 — Britain’s Ministry of Defense has committed more than $527 million for four contracts for continued in-service support of Hawk training aircraft. The fleet of Hawk TMk1 and TMk2 aircraft made by BAE Systems are used by [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

ATHENS, Ga., March 29  — Each year, researchers identify influenza strains expected to circulate during flu season and manufacture a vaccine aimed at them. Many years, strains not expected to pose a threat emerge, sickening people who have been vaccinated. [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
CACI International wins $180 million geospatial intel contract

CACI International wins $180 million geospatial intel contract

ARLINGTON, Va., March 29  —Geospatial analytic support services are to be provided to the U.S. Special Operations Command by CACI International. The contract issued to the company has a one-year base performance period with four one-year options. The prime contract [...]

March 29, 2016 Business