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Noreena on the Numbers: Education Spending

Both Labour and the Lib Dems unveiled their education election pledges. Credit: PA Education was always going to be a big issue at this election. It matters to the electorate. And the outgoing government’s proposed real terms cuts in school spending per pupil – the first real-terms cut to school spending per pupil since the mid-1990s (implying according to the ... Read More »

Odisha CHSE Plus II Science results 2017 declared, check them here

Odisha’s Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) announced the results of the science stream of Class 12 board examination on its official website on Friday.   The results of arts and commerce streams will be announced later. According to reports, around 3.8 lakh students appeared for the exams held in March in all the 4 streams of arts, science, commerce ... Read More »

Snapdeal-Flipkart Sale Approval Said to Have Been Given by Nexus to SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank has secured the crucial nod from co-investor Nexus Venture Partners (NVP) for sale of Snapdeal to India’s largest e-commerce firm, Flipkart, sources said. SoftBank – the largest shareholder in Snapdeal – had secured a go-ahead from the founders and Kalaari last month. However, NVP was not in agreement over the valuation suggested by the Japanese firm and hectic ... Read More »

Karbonn Aura 4G With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 5,290

Karbonn on Friday launched its ‘Aura 4G’ smartphone with VoLTE support in India. The new budget smartphone from the company runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has been priced at Rs. 5,290 in the country. The Karbonn Aura 4G will be made available in Blue-Champagne and Coffee-Champagne colours. The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The Karbonn Aura ... Read More »

Separating Your Personal and Business Finances: Why and How

New business owners may seek to keep things simple and co-mingle their business and personal finances. This is a BIG mistake. Here’s why, and what you can to do to appropriately separate your financial activities. Why and How to Separate Your Personal and Business Finances Why Keep Finances Separate? There are important financial, legal and tax reasons to separate your ... Read More »

Entrepreneur Creates Sanctuary for Bees and Bee Education

Picture a 100-acre area just covered with bees and beehives. It’s probably not a place you really want to go, right? But it’s actually an incredibly important (and real) place. Guillaume Gautherea is the entrepreneur behind this bee sanctuary in Upstate New York. The sanctuary, which he hopes to open in about a year, will provide a safe space for ... Read More »

17 Tips and WiFi Tech for Making Your Office Smarter

Having a small business does not mean you cannot have all the latest tech. You can move your small business or home office into the future by installing some of these WiFi devices. Begin making your work life easier by making your office smarter with these smart office solutions below. Belkin Instant Switch The Belkin instant switch allows you to monitor ... Read More »

Nougat for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) now rolling out

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). Arriving as build number P580KXU1BQD9 and P585N0KOU1BQD9 for the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+LTE variants respectively, the update brings Android Nougat (version 7.0). Given the fact that it’s an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel ... Read More »

Windows 10’s 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft’s AI push

Windows 10 has hit a milestone: 500 million devices have installed it, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Wednesday in his keynote opening the company’s Build 2017 developer conference. Another number, however, is more troubling: Just a fraction of those devices frequently use Cortana, Microsoft’s digital spokesperson for its push into artificial intelligence. Just 141 million devices, or about 28 percent ... Read More »

No more cakes, pizzas, other junk food in Maharashtra school canteens

On Monday, the Maharashtra state education department issued a government resolution instructing all the schools to strike off junk food from their canteen menu. Maharashtra schools’ canteens ban junk food RELATED STORIES Ludhiana teachers asked not to wear jeans as it provocates and distracts students IIT Bombay professor bags INSA Young Scientist Award for his attempts to reduce CO2 emissions ... Read More »