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Up to states to ‘adopt or adapt’ to plan to reduce NCERT curriculum: HRD ministry

A file photo of Upendra Kushwaha, minster of state for HRD. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has said that it is up to states to “adopt or adapt” to its plan to reduce NCERT curriculum in schools to lessen burden on students. “Education being a subject in the concurrent list of the Constitution and substantial ... Read More »

Higher education dollars tighten under new Missouri plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved a revised model that awards funding to public colleges and universities based on performance. The board also has recommended that the state tie 10 percent of allocations to colleges’ and universities’ performance. That proposal, approved Tuesday, would change the source of performance dollars, which previously have been drawn ... Read More »

China’s Xi Says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walk prior to the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) BEIJING (AP) — Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called ... Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge

President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result. Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast and its three main cities, including the capital Ankara and the largest city Istanbul, looked set to vote ... Read More »

Civil Rights Groups Protest Boston PD’s Social Media Monitoring Plan

pushback against law enforcement monitoring of social media continued this week with an open letter from civil rights groups and privacy to the city government of Boston, urging officials to cancel plans to acquire social media analytics software with a seven-figure price tag, which would enable the Boston Police Department to track citizens’ online activity. The letter, signed by groups ... Read More »

How Makaan.com Is Replacing the Boring 2D Floor Plan With VR-Ready Virtual Tours

Photo Credit: Makaan.com HIGHLIGHTS Makaan’s new tour option is available for select few properties You can see animated models, or a version with real pictures It works via any browser, and supports VR too One of the best things about Google Street View is the freedom offered to the user – to not just look in any direction, but also ... Read More »

T-Mobile Adds Mexico, Canada to Simple Choice Plan

After July 15,  T-Mobile users traveling to Mexico or Canada will use 4G LTE data straight from their existing plan instead of paying additional roaming fees. The company recently announced an expansion of its Simple Choice plan. The new plan could be of special interest to small business owners who travel to either country regularly. Named ‘Mobile Without Borders,’ the ... Read More »

Google Said to Revive Plan to Construct London Headquarters

Google Said to Revive Plan to Construct London Headquarters Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, is seeking a construction firm to build its new London headquarters in the King’s Cross district after reviving plans for the project, according to two people familiar with the matter. The technology giant has invited building companies to pitch to construct the project, which ... Read More »

Apple Is Said to Plan Improved Cloud Services by Unifying Teams

Apple Inc. plans to unify its separate Internet services groups into a single campus to better compete with Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Amazon.com Inc. in the cloud, according to people familiar with the plans. Apple cloud services teams run by executive Eddy Cue, including Siri, Maps, iCloud, Apple Pay, Apple News and parts of iTunes and Apple Music, will move ... Read More »

IITs plan entrance test in SAARC, UAE but not in Pakistan

While the test is to be held in 2017, the outreach programme for the exercise would be conducted earlier. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The prestigious IITs, which are planning for the first time to hold entrance tests abroad including in SAARC nations, will not do so in neighbouring Pakistan, at least for the upcoming year. While preparations are underway ... Read More »