EDUCATION

  • Impact of Digital Learning Yesterday

    New Delhi: Within the last couples of decades, computers have evolved to be omnipresent, featured in every sphere of business and industry. Information and communication technology (ICT) has grown to be one of the most up and coming branches of education. Digital technology tools in education (EdTech) have presented several...
  • Cut in education budget due to higher tax devolution to states: Smriti Irani 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The huge cut of 16 per cent in the education sector for 2015-16 has been attributed to the higher tax devolution to the states as has been recommended by the Finance Commission. The Union Budget presented for 2015-16 has proposed Rs 69,074 crore as against Rs 82,771 allocated...
  • Over 2 per cent cut in education budget; new IITs, IIMs to be set up 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The education sector saw over a two per cent cut in the outlay announced in the Union Budget on Saturday, even as the government proposed to set up new IITs and IIMs in some states. The slash in the education sector as compared to the revised allocation in 2014-15...
  • Amrut Mahotsav will be a true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters, says Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Adding futuristic approach to the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the year 2022 will be the Amrut Mahotsav, the 75th year, of India's independence. "This will be our true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters," he said. The government is planning to complete 2...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times 6 days ago

    New Delhi: One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet slogan 'Make in India' got a prominent place in Union Budget 2015. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley referred to 'Make in India' scheme 10 times during his Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday. He said the Make in India programme is aimed at...
  • Union Budget 2015: Service tax increased 14 per cent from existing 12.36 per cent 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Eating out in restaurants, staying in hotels and other such activities will get costlier as the Union Budget 2015, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday, proposes to increase the present rate of service tax and education taxes from the existing 12.36 per cent to...
  • Union Budget 2015: What is cheaper and what is dearer 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. The government is planning to introduce...
  • Muslim forum on 'terrorism' seeks education reform February 25, 2015

    Jeddah: A counter-terrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to achieve a more moderate approach." The recommendation...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees February 23, 2015

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • Autistic students allowed to use calculator in 12th exam February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Autistic students appearing for class XII examinations in Maharashtra have been allowed to use a basic calculator. These students can use a basic calculator for maths, physics, chemistry, book-keeping and accountancy papers, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said oN Saturday. The decision has been taken on humanitarian grounds and it fulfils a...
  • 'If I were FM, I would allocate more budget for sports' February 21, 2015

    Karishma Asoodani, a second year student of mass communication in St Fransis college in Hyderabad, wants steps to be taken to improve sports facilities. She feels that schools and colleges do not have amenities and facilities to encourage students in sports. Karishma says, "I would allocate more budget in education,...
  • Axe the tax: Demand for more sops for women in the Budget 2015 February 20, 2015

    One of the most popular expectations from people for the Budget is more sops for working women. An IT professional Bhavna also said that education fee should be slated as a separate entity. "I am a single parent and this will bring a lot of relief to many women like...
  • Haryana government transfers 18 IAS officers February 19, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a major reshuffle, Haryana government on Thursday transferred 18 IAS officers of various departments, including Excise and Taxation, Education, Industries and Home. An official spokesman said in Chandigarh Sudhir Rajpal, Excise and Taxation Commissioner has been posted as Principal Secretary, Cooperation relieving Alok Nigam of the said charge. In...
  • Airtel, UNICEF partner to provide health, education, youth-focussed content in Africa February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has partnered with UNICEF to provide health, education and youth-focussed content to its customers in 17 African countries. The company said this partnership aims at improving African population's access to health and education-related information whilst pushing forward various innovative projects supported by UNICEF. The agreement allows UNICEF to...
  • 'If I were FM, I would bring transparency in medical practices' February 17, 2015

    Dr Anirudh Malpani wants transparency in medical practices to make it more cost effective. His demand from the Budget 2015-16 is to make it compulsory for health insurers to invest 1 per cent in patient education. ...
  • Singapore teachers use Angry Birds to teach pre-schoolers February 13, 2015

    Singapore: A for Angry. B for Birds. The heroes of an addictive mobile game dishing out revenge on evil pigs have landed in a classroom in Singapore to prep kindergarten children the Angry Birds way. Finland's Rovio, the company behind the game franchise, has partnered with local pre-school Dreamkids Kindergarten to...
  • Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN February 10, 2015

    Geneva: High-profile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office said on Monday. Many of the attacks are done in...
  • Educated Indian women may find it hard to get a match by 2050 February 4, 2015

    London: By 2050, it will be more difficult for Indian women to find an eligible partner, particularly if they have been educated at university or college-level, according to new research. The research published in the journal 'Demography' theorises that if current social norms persist by 2050 whereby university-educated or college-educated...
  • Karnataka education department lists over 1200 schools as unauthorised: Survey February 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka education department has listed out over 1200 schools as unauthorised after conducting a survey. Surprisingly, some of these schools have been running for well over a 100 years. The Cathedral School, which was established more than 140 years ago, and the Sophia's School, which has been running for...
  • Programme to help 1 lakh children resume their education, says Smriti Irani February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education. "The HRD Ministry will undertake the initiative to ensure that one...
  • Carl Jarvis creates awareness about rote learning mentality in school system January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Carl Jarvis, an educator from London, is helping 'abillionideas' in creating awareness about the rote learning mentality gripping our school system in India. It is ironic, that we still follow what the colonial system Britishers left for us whereas Carl (another Britisher) is now propagating how harmful that...
  • Kristen Stewart chosen for her second Chanel campaign by Karl Lagerfeld January 30, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Kristen Stewart is set to front her second campaign for Chanel. The 'Twilight' star has been selected by the brand's chief executive Karl Lagerfeld to star in the upcoming Spring 2015 handbag campaign, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 24-year-old appears in the advertisement with Chanel muses Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal. Stewart...
  • AAP manifesto to highlight affordable housing, education schemes January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, in its soon-to-be released manifesto, is going all-out to woo the poor and the middle class by focusing on affordable housing, education and employment with the slogan "big change without big spending". On the housing front, the party said it will redevelop around "200 acre...
  • Man feted by Obama wants to return citation over costly education January 25, 2015

    Ujjain (MP): A Dalit labourer, feted by Barack Obama in Delhi in 2010 for promoting education, now wants to return the souvenir he had received from the US President to draw his attention to the plight of poor parents who cannot even afford primary education for their children. Ramdas Ahirwar (48),...
  • Girls outperform boys in education globally: Study January 22, 2015

    London: Girls outperform boys in educational achievement levels in 70 per cent of the countries including in those where women liberties are severely restricted, a new large-scale study has said, suggesting that gender equality is not enough to close the achievement gaps in global education. According to the study conducted...
  • 8 Indian companies in Fortune 500 spend $81 million a year on CSR: report January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as eight Indian companies in Fortune Global 500 list including Reliance Industries and ONGC spend as much as $81 million a year on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, a report says. According to a report published by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, while, the eight...
  • Only 50% class 5 students can read class 2 text, poor mathematical ability serious concern: ASER January 14, 2015

    While more than 96 per cent of the children in the 6-14 age group are attending school, there are still some worrying signs as reading and mathematical abilities are still not up to the mark. According to the 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2014) released on Tuesday in...
  • CBSE releases Class 10, Class 12 board examination timetable January 8, 2015

    Chennai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the timetable for the class 10 and class 12 board examinations on Wednesday. Class 10 students are to start their boards on March 2 and finish their examinations on March 26. For class 12 students, the examinations are to begin on...
  • Delhi University to run 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan' for NDMC, MCD schools January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Underprivileged yet talented students from classes V to IX of 90 MCD and NDMC schools will be nurtured by Delhi University under a special campaign to ensure holistic learning for them. 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan', involving a funding of Rs 1.8 crore by the government's Department of Science and...
  • Watch: Georgia MPs fight inside Parliament, uproot microphones, use them as weapons December 27, 2014

    High drama was witnessed in Parliament of Georgia as a fight erupted between ruling and opposition lawmakers on Friday. Some MPs went so far as to uproot microphones from desks and use them as weapons. The fight erupted after an argument between MPs over the composition of parliamentary delegations...