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Google Case Final Decision to Take Quite Some Time, Says CCI

Fair trade regulator CCI said on Wednesday it would take “quite some time” before reaching a final decision on the case related to Internet major Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices. The Competition Commission of India’s investigative arm has submitted its report on the matter. “It is going to take quite some time before there is any finality on the matter,” CCI ... Read More »

Google’s ‘Brotli’ Wants to Make the Web Faster and Lighter

Amid the ad-blocking controversy, wherein more users than ever are using ad-blocking tools to make webpages cleaner and lighter, Google has announced a new compression technology which can make the websites load faster. Called Brotli, the compression algorithm is said to be about 20 to 26 percent more efficient than Zopfli, the existing compressing technology that fuels the vast majority ... Read More »

42 teachers booked for using fake documents to get jobs

As many as 42 teachers, including 19 women, working at various government schools in the district have been booked for getting jobs allegedly on the basis of fake documents and impersonation during the recruitment examination. Cases have been registered against the teachers during the past three days in various police stations of the district, a police spokesperson said on September ... Read More »

Nine-year old Indian-origin boy wins Australian spelling bee

Anirudh Kathirvel, a nine-year-old Indian-origin boy, has won the first ‘The Great Australian Spelling Bee’ contest, winning a 50,000 dollars scholarship. Kathirvel, born in Melbourne to a Tamilian couple, won an education scholarship of 50,000 dollars along with an impressive 10,000 dollars worth goods for his school on September 9. The words Anirudh correctly spelled were aardvark, ricochet, psychoanalyst and ... Read More »

Delhi government offers education loan up to Rs 10 lakh

On September 9, the Delhi government launched a flagship scheme to enable students avail education loan of up to Rs. 10 lakh. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia kick-started the scheme by distributing cheques to the first 25 beneficiaries. Around 30 students were issued sanction letters to whom cheques would be issued subsequently. At the inaugural function, cheques ... Read More »

Gujarat to appoint experts to address education related issues

On September 9, the Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that his department has taken a “serious” note of the rising number of suicides by school children. The minister said that psychologists and sociologists would be roped in to understand the mindset of school children who fall prey to stress and commit suicide. “There could be several reasons behind students ... Read More »

Bihar to provide reservation to grand children of freedom fighters

Nothing can be compared to the soldiers sacrificing their lives for the safety and security of our country and our people. But a tribute can surely be paid for their selfless dedication in different ways. It is the responsibility of the central and state government to look after the freedom fighters who are alive, their spouses and dependent children. A ... Read More »

BJP-ruled states asked to set up Vyapam-like education body

On September 7, the BJP-ruled state governments were asked by the party to set up a body on the lines of Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board to conduct examinations for admissions and recruitment. The decision was made at a two-day meet of the education and cultural affairs ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -ruled states in the capital which discussed ... Read More »

CBSE directs schools to provide self defence training classes to girls

So as to physically prepare girl students for facing any sudden mishap, theĀ  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued orders to all the CBSE affiliated schools to spare everyday’s 45 minutes to provide self defence training to girls. Incidents related to girl child molestation is increasing day by day and it is very much mandatory that in such situations, ... Read More »

Supreme Court asks NAAC to affirm the grade of deemed universities

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked all deemed universities to file their “self-appraisal report” within ten days with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for affirmation of their grades. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C. Pant has given three months’ time to the NAAC to decide on the issue of accreditation and grades of 121 deemed ... Read More »