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Airtel Internet TV Review

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel Internet TV is built on top of the Android TV platform Netflix app and Chromecast support are built-in It is 4K ready and comes with Dolby Atmos support Airtel launched a new set-top box for its Digital TV DTH service back in April this year. The Airtel Internet TV is powered by Android TV and comes with Netflix and YouTube ... Read More »

Schools in England cut back on teaching hours to save money

While children might be in favour of a shorter week, parents are less keen. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Schools across England are trying to save money by cutting back on teaching hours and trimming the length of their week, as the ongoing funding crisis casts a shadow over next year’s operations. While state schools face a combination of frozen budgets, rising ... Read More »

Netherlands and Singapore among leaders on education research

Source: Getty Brought to book: Singapore is ranked top in reading, science and maths, according to the OECD’s PISA rating Smaller European countries such as the Netherlands and Asian city states like Singapore are among the world leaders in terms of high-quality education research, new data suggest. According to bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database of scholarly publications, research outputs ... Read More »

The Lifelong Learning of Lifelong Inmates

Lance leans over his desk, his round belly situating his body tightly between the wooden chair and plastic desk—both too small for someone with his girth. A collection of yellow notepad papers, their edges frayed after being torn from their original binding, wrestle alongside one another in his hands. It is a Saturday morning, and the classroom is small, and ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.3 Update With Wi-Fi Drop Issue, Other Fixes

The OnePlus 5 (Review) is now receiving its third OxygenOS update since launch, with OxygenOS 4.5.3 now rolling out to units in India. To recall, the OnePlus 5 received the OxygenOS 4.5.1 update on the day of the global unveiling, and earlier this week, began receiving the OxygenOS 4.5.2 update with several bug fixes and optimisations. The latest OxygenOS 4.5.3 brings several bug fixes and ... Read More »

Vivo X9s, X9s Plus Smartphones Set to Launch on July 6

Vivo is all set to launch X9s and X9s Plus smartphones next week, as the company has started sending out press invites for the unveiling on July 6 in Beijing. While the launch teaser doesn’t reveal much information about the smartphones, the image suggests that Vivo X9s might carry some of the design elements from its predecessor. The launch teaser ... Read More »

Gionee Offers Up to 60GB of Reliance Jio 4G Data to Smartphone Buyers, Unveils Paytm Cashbacks

Gionee India has announced strategic partnerships with Reliance Jio and Paytm to roll out offers on the purchase of its smartphones. These offers are on a vast portfolio of smartphones, and while Reliance Jio offers additional 4G data benefits of up to 60GB, Paytm offers cashbacks of a maximum of Rs. 500 on a shopping of Rs. 700 or above ... Read More »

HDFC ERGO ties up with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank

Private general insurer HDFC ERGO General Insurance signed a corporate agency agreement with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank for the distribution of general insurance products through the Bank’s network of branches across the country. The association with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank will offer general insurance products from HDFC ERGO to the Bank’s general banking and micro banking clients across India. Anuj Tyagi, ... Read More »

The challenge of long-term finance

India is already the largest borrower from the World Bank. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint The 2008 financial crash is understood to have been caused by a combination of greedy loan-pushing bankers, carefree NINJA borrowers (or No Income, No Job or Assets), negligent rating agencies, hungry investors (for yield), and indulgent regulators. Nobody so far (outside of Iceland) has gone to jail ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Without Volume Button Allegedly Sold in India

HIGHLIGHTS A OnePlus 5 unit without volume buttons shipped to a user in India The user reported about the faulty unit on Twitter Amazon India has offered full refund for the faulty unit A OnePlus 5 buyer in India claims that he received the smartphone without the volume rocker. The image proof posted on social media shows the left panel ... Read More »