Congress Demands CBSE Take Back Decision Of Board Fees Hike

The CBSE on Sunday increased the fees of class 10 and class 12 board examinations   NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday demanded that the CBSE take back the decision to hike fees of class 10 and 12 board examination, alleging that it was yet another attempt by the BJP government to target SC/ST communities. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said after according step-motherly treatment to Dalits and tribals, the BJP government is now targeting the young generation by raising the fees of board examinations. He said this is yet another attempt…

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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop Low-Cost Blood Test Device

The key aspect of the kit is operational simplicity and extremely low running cost.   KOLKATA: Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick. The device requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging, an IIT KGP statement said on Tuesday. The key aspect of the kit, developed by a research team led by Professor Suman Chakraborty, is operational simplicity and extremely…

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37-Year-Old School Teacher-Turned-Entrepreneur Is India’s Newest Tech Billionaire

Photo Credit: Bloomberg India’s newest billionaire is a former classroom teacher who developed an education app that’s grown to a valuation of almost $6 billion in about seven years. Byju Raveendran joined the rarefied club after his Think & Learn Pvt scored $150 million (roughly Rs. 1,000 crores) in funding earlier this month. That deal conferred a value of $5.7 billion (roughly Rs. 39,000 crores) on the company in which the founder owns more than 21 percent, people familiar with the matter said. Its closing coincided with the announcement that…

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China Mobile Phone Shipments Fell 6 Percent in March as Economy Slows: CAICT

Shipments of mobile phones to China fell 6 percent in March compared with the same year-earlier month, official figures showed on Wednesday, as slowing economic growth took a toll on the sector. The shipments dropped to 28.4 million units in March from 30.2 million units in March 2018, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) said. March’s 6 percent slide follows four consecutive months of double-digit declines. The slowdown points to continued pressure on the likes of Apple Inc, which endured a steep drop in China sales in…

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HRD Releases List Of 20 ‘Institutions Of Eminence’

The UGC has examined the list of 15 public and 15 private institutions, the education ministry said. New Delhi:  The University Grants Commission or UGC, the higher education regulator, has released a list of 20 institutes – 10 public and 10 private – which are recommended for Institutions of Eminence or IoE status. In case of the private institutions proposed as IoEs, there will be no financial support, but they will be entitled for more autonomy as a special category Deemed University. The UGC, it its 542nd meeting held today…

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CBSE Board Exam 2019: Last Minute Tips For Class 12 Hindi Paper

CBSE board exam 2019 for class 12 Hindi paper is scheduled tomorrow Board Exam 2019: CBSE will conduct class 12 board exam for Hindi paper tomorrow. Hindi being a language paper is often found to be a tough paper by students. It is not difficult to understand but difficult to score in. Students often misunderstand writing a good answer with filling the paper with answers that exceed word limit. Exceeding word limit is a strict no-no for students if they want to score good marks in Hindi paper.

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Byju’s Chief Product Officer Talks About Its New Parents’ App, and the Importance of Conversations

Highlights Byju’s has a new app for parents to use Instead of just marks, it provides pointers on weaknesses and strengths The idea is to help kickstart a conversation with the child about studies Last week, learning service Byju’s announced the launch of a new app for parents to better follow their children’s progress, and to enable them to provide better support. Gadgets 360 caught up with Byju’s Chief Product Officer Ranjit Radhakrishnan to talk a little more about the Byju’s app, and also the new parents’ app. It’s a…

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MEL Science Launches Daydream VR App for Chemistry Education

Highlights MEL Science wants to bring together chemistry kits and VR It wants students to explore the inside of atoms to understand reactions It’s starting with Google Daydream, with Cardboard and Gear VR next Virtual reality is slowly gaining steam, and although gaming takes up the lion’s share of attention, many experts believe that areas like education will be powerful drivers for growth when it comes to VR. This is steadily becoming reality, according to Vassili Philippov, Founder and CEO of MEL Science. In an emailed conversation with Gadgets 360,…

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Realme X Review

Realme X price in India starts at Rs. 16,999, but we have the 8GB RAM variant (Rs. 19,999) in for review Highlights The Realme X is powered by a Snapdragon 710 and has up to 8GB of RAM Other than the slightly large size, it scores well in all other areas The 8GB version of the Realme X is priced at Rs. 19,999 Jump To Realme X design Realme X specifications and software Realme X performance and battery life Realme X cameras Verdict Realme introduced a new premium ‘X’ model…

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AIIMS MBBS 2019: Seat Allotment Result Released For Second Round Counselling

AIIMS MBBS 2019: Counselling and seat allotment result for 2nd round is available now AIIMS MBBS 2019: AIIMS has released the result for 2nd Round of Online Seat Allocation / Counselling for AIIMS MBBS 2019 Course. The AIIMS MBBS allotment result is available on the official website. There are three Groups of candidates who have been allocated seat in the 2nd Round of Seat allocation/Online Counselling. The procedures are different for each Group. Students are advised to follow instructions specific to their respective group to complete the admission process. AIIMS…

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