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Even in the brave new world of education, you can’t beat discipline and rigour

Moral education can help bring the nation together. Reem Mohammed / The National These are exciting times for the UAE education sector. As this newspaper reported last week, the country’s schools will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup. The changes are the result of directives from President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and ... Read More »

Huawei Surpasses Apple in Global Smartphone Sales, Takes Second Spot: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales This could be temporary as Apple will launch new iPhones this month Apple continues to drive its flagship momentum with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Gets YES Bank Credit Card Support in India

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay users can now pay via YES Bank credit cards There’s an introductory offer of Rs. 1,500 cashback till September 30 Samsung Pay can be used to make payments via PoS card machines YES Bank on Thursday announced its partnership with Samsung India to allow its credit Card customers to use payment platform Samsung Pay. This will allow YES Bank credit card holders to ... Read More »

In Real Estate’s Evolving Marketplace, Little Is Truly ‘Disruptive’

Shutterstock Residential real estate – homes – are not only “sexy” to consumers, as evidenced by the fascination with HGTV, but also a magnet for financial services companies and other major corporations that have been drawn to our business over the years by what appears to be sizable commission revenue. Corporations ranging from Metropolitan Life and Prudential to GMAC and ... Read More »

Danish Says Corruption Holding Back Growth In Education

Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said that corruption within the Ministry of Education (MoE) has been holding back development in the sector and reiterated government’s strong resolve to combat corruption at all levels. Corruption and misuse of authority have sneaked into the academic sector, he said. He said that Afghanistan was one of the country’s with the highest ... Read More »

German Car Sales Hit Eight-Year High In August 2017

German increase mirrors gains in France, Italy, Spain New car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August, the KBA motor vehicle authority said, helped by a buoyant economy and increased discounting. Sales of new passenger cars in Europe’s largest auto market rose 3.5 percent last month to 253,679 vehicles, KBA said on Monday. Eight-month ... Read More »

Apple, Huawei, Amazon Gain in Sluggish Tablet Market: IDC, Strategy Analytics

HIGHLIGHTS Overall tablet sales dropped to 37.9 million Apple saw nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market share Apple, Huawei and Amazon boosted tablet sales over the past quarter, despite the ongoing slump in the overall market for the devices, surveys showed Thursday. Overall tablet ... Read More »

Panasonic P77 16GB Storage Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Panasonic launched its P77 smartphone in India last year and the company has now launched an upgraded variant of the handset with 16GB built-in storage, compared to 8GB storage on original model, in the country. The new variant has been priced by the company at Rs. 5,299 and will be made available exclusively through Flipkart. Just like the original model, the updated model will also ... Read More »

Moto G5S Plus, Moto G5S Launched in India: Price, Launch Offers, Specifications, and More

Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S, the special edition models of the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones, were launched in India on Tuesday. The Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus India launch occurred within a month of Lenovo unveiling them globally. The latter will be available via offline stores, while the latter will be sold via Amazon India as well as the ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Flash Sale in India Today via Amazon: Time, Price, Offers, Specifications

Nokia 6 flash sale in India will be held at 12pm, giving customers across Indian the chance to buy the affordable mid-range handset launched by Nokia brand licensee HMD Global back in January. The handset is exclusively available on Amazon India, and the sale is only open to customers who registered for it on the e-commerce site by Monday, August 28. Amazon notes ... Read More »