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Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase

Indians are investing more in real estate in foreign countries India’s outbound capital in buying commercial property overseas nearly doubling in the last financial year

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the state government’s order to merge high school and higher secondary directorates as per the Khader committee recommendations.

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Ministerial Development Council reviews UAE’s policy for educational professionals. Ministerial Development Council presided over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have

Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Jets used for corporate travel by Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

It is well-accepted that getting outside is good for both physical and mental health. But now scientists have figured out that we should be spending a

Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

LUSAKA: Vedanta Resources on Tuesday plans to challenge the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the intended winding up of its Zambian business without the chance to

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California is set to become the first US state to extend healthcare benefits to some low-income, undocumented immigrants. Democrats in the state legislature on Sunday agreed to

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

At 484 pages, the National Education Policy 2019 (NEP) is not only the longest policy draft by any government, it is also repetitive, didactic and verbose. Much

Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Earlier in March, The Times suggested trials would take place on a “quiet stretch” of the M6 motorway in Cumbria in 2016. The government has now confirmed “lorry platooning” trials, in which vehicles form a convoy headed by a driver [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology
‘Amazon Tatkal to help people sell products online’

‘Amazon Tatkal to help people sell products online’

COIMBATORE: E-commerce major Amazon’s studio-on-wheels service, Tatkal, would enable hundreds of sellers sell products online and experience the benefits of launching an online business, a top official of the company has said. Stationed in the city for two days, Amazon [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology
Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

WASHINGTON: Self-driving cars are “absolutely not” ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them on the road, a US robotics expert warned on Tuesday. The cars aren’t yet able to handle bad weather, including standing water, drizzling rain, [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology
Boris Johnson and Chuka Umunna tell each other to ‘man up’ in public row over EU

Boris Johnson and Chuka Umunna tell each other to ‘man up’ in public row over EU

Boris Johnson and Chuka Umunna engaged in a terse public row over the UK’s future within the EU during a radio phone-in. The Mayor was accused by the Labour MP of entering the debate for Brexit for personal gain, prompting [...]

March 15, 2016 News
In pictures: famous British public schools with branches abroad

In pictures: famous British public schools with branches abroad

Harrow was one of the first major British public schools to expand abroad when it opened Harrow International Bangkok in 1998. Since then, it’s opened branches in Hong Kong and Beijing, with another due to open in Shanghai in August 2016. [...]

March 15, 2016 Education
Signs your child may be being bullied

Signs your child may be being bullied

Last summer, I was invited to observe an assembly at one of the schools I visit in my capacity as founder of the Self-Esteem Team, a group that travels the UK delivering workshops on mental health and body image. Pupils [...]

March 15, 2016 Uncategorized
Can you find the hidden letter in this memory puzzle?

Can you find the hidden letter in this memory puzzle?

This red dot puzzle tests your ability to recall images and has been shared by thousands online this week. Those who can easily answer the puzzle may just have an eidetic memory, the ability to recall images with vividness bordering [...]

March 15, 2016 Education
Sainsbury’s reveals first quarterly sales growth in more than two years

Sainsbury’s reveals first quarterly sales growth in more than two years

Sainsbury’s has revealed its first quarterly sales growth in more than two years, boosting hopes that the supermarket will make a new bid for Argos owner Home Retail Group later this week. The supermarket said sales at established stores including [...]

March 15, 2016 Uncategorized
what is the most effective way of getting students to retain the information you’ve imparted during a lesson?

what is the most effective way of getting students to retain the information you’ve imparted during a lesson?

We all know that the students who are able to focus for the longest periods of time on what we’re saying without their attention wandering are the ones most likely to retain the information. Conversely the students with short attention [...]

March 15, 2016 Education
Why do people mock us geography students?

Why do people mock us geography students?

I’m tired of everyone giving geography students like me a hard time. For years I’ve experienced jibes, sarcastic comments and mockery for the fact I like geography, but I didn’t think it would carry on at university. My friends and [...]

March 15, 2016 Education
Want to retire in comfort? Back Bernie Sanders on free college tuition

Want to retire in comfort? Back Bernie Sanders on free college tuition

Bernie Sanders, in his election manifesto, has argued for making tuition free at public colleges and universities. This is a proposal that has struck many, including prominent economists, as ludicrous. For sure, there are scant details about how all this [...]

March 15, 2016 Education
Sixth form college teachers walk out

Sixth form college teachers walk out

About one in ten colleges are closed but the government says most are open or partially open. On Monday the court rejected the government’s bid to stop the National Union of Teachers’ action on the grounds that it is political. [...]

March 15, 2016 Education