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

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) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

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

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 that the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) would be bifurcated into two Union Territories (UTs) – Jammu and Kashmir would become a Union Territory (UT) with a legislature while [...]

August 6, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

MHRD picks holes in J&K’s education Deptartment

MHRD picks holes in J&K’s education Deptartment

Exposing the poor state of affairs in the J&K’s school education sector, the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has painted a grim picture in terms of retention rate of students as well as availability of teachers. The ministry has prepared a 290-page document after holding project approval board (PAB) meeting to review and approve [...]

July 29, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on MHRD picks holes in J&K’s education Deptartment

Reverse Pitch | ‘Startups with pro-society business models perform better in the market’

Reverse Pitch | ‘Startups with pro-society business models perform better in the market’

Funding, infrastructure, an efficient team and government policies are decisive factors for a business, but these are secondary. According to a study, the majority encounter setbacks because of inadequate demand in the market. For the sustainable growth of a business, its offerings must have a market replete with active/potential consumers. Moreover, investors take interest in [...]

July 24, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Reverse Pitch | ‘Startups with pro-society business models perform better in the market’

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The Influx of technology and Its impact on education in Indian Society If we need an appointment, we use an app on our mobile phones. If we need any house repairs, we book an electrician, a carpenter, a plumber, online. If we are hungry, we call for food using an app-based food delivery service. Technology [...]

July 12, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

A long-drawn sales slowdown coupled with the entry of large players has forced over 50 per cent of developers to exit the realty market in top nine Indian cities, with the number of operating developers going down from 3,538 in 2011-12 to just 1,745 in 2017-18. Experts hint that there could be more churn in [...]

July 9, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in healthcare

Celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in healthcare

Boston-based Partners HealthCare recently named its first female CEO, Dr. Anne Klibanski, to lead a system that includes world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The American Medical Association continues to place women in its office of the president, including Dr. Barbara McAneny, immediate past president, and Dr. Patrice Harris, current president. All three were recognized [...]

July 7, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in healthcare

Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Budget 2019-20: Expectation from the government in Budget 2019-20 is to frame a National Rental Housing Policy in order to meet the target of Housing for all by 2022. Union Budget 2019 India: Despite the Narendra Modi government’s constant focus on improving housing, real estate is perhaps the only sector of the economy that has witnessed a [...]

July 3, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Real Estate Buzz: Startups fuel student housing business in India

Real Estate Buzz: Startups fuel student housing business in India

Sensing the potential of the student housing market, many start-ups have entered the fray. Student housing providers such as Oxfordcaps, Tribestays, PLACIO, Stanza Living, Campus Student Communities, Housr, Simplyguest, etc. currently operate in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Noida, Mumbai, Indore, Dehradun, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. The top 10 players in the organized student housing space collectively operating [...]

July 2, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate Buzz: Startups fuel student housing business in India

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

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 led to, as the government admits, a crisis in hospitals. Things are particularly bad in Basra province where people have long complained of government neglect. Around 70 children are being [...]

June 16, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

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 be heard through lawyers of its choice, documents filed in court show. According to a notice filed in court on June 6, Vedanta wants to be represented by lawyers Nchito [...]

June 12, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

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

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 of it has been ignored by the media, except the plan to impose Hindi as a national language — which was later redacted. More important issues such as school education, [...]

June 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?