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My Nation My Vote: Education system needs change

Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student. (HT/PHOTO) Name Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student Did you vote in previous elections? I was very excited when I voted for the first time in 2014. As a citizen of the country, I think it is my responsibility to vote What issues have mattered to you in the past? Affordable housing, education for all, development ... Read More »

Upcoming PUBG MOBILE features: Zombie dogs, Infinity Mode, Companion system and all other features you need to know

PUBG MOBILE has seen a lot of controversy in the past few months in India. The game was being framed as addictive and was banned by the administration in Rajkot. The police even made a few arrests for violation of the law by playing PUBG in public spaces. Whether PUBG is additive or harmless is a topic that calls for ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile: Healthy Gameplay System Error Fixed, With an Apology for Shutting Out Gamers in India

Over the last couple of days, some players of the extremely popular Battle Royale game PlayersUnknown Battleground Mobile (PUBG) in India were shut out from the game because of an issue which generated health reminder pop-ups during gameplay and prevented them from the continuing to play PUBG Mobile. The company has now confirmed that the issue has been fixed. “Dear Players, ... Read More »

Imagine an education system that worked for everyone

One swallow does not make a summer, nor does one academy reverting to local authority oversight do anything for our present incoherent, expensive and unaccountable education system (Take heart from the academy chain drummed out of town, 14 November). Already we have parent groups springing up all over the country, not just complaining about the funding crisis but also railing ... Read More »

Want A Modern School System? Technology Is Not Enough

Technology in education offers the promise of individualized learning and improved outcomes for every student in America. It’s not a new idea. America’s first K-12 ed tech trials took place in 1966. Yet here we are — over 50 years later and still no consistency of success or failure when it comes to educational outcomes. When people first started talking about education technology in the ’70s, ... Read More »

Education system focuses on boffins, not students

FUNDAMENTAL flaws in the school and university system are failing our children, with one in five unable to get a full-time job when they graduate, a landmark report has found. In a major report five years in the making, Productivity Commission chairman Peter Harris has recommended an overhaul of the health and education system, to improve our quality of life ... Read More »

Charles Bachman, Database Management System Pioneer, Dies at 92

Charles W. Bachman, a software engineer whose creation of the first database management system helped popularise computers in the corporate world and earned him the highest honor in computer science, died July 13 at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was 92. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a daughter, Chandini Bachman. When Bachman joined General Electric in 1960, computers ... Read More »

61% say India’s higher education system is antiquated: IBM survey

The IBM survey analysed results of recent studies on the state of higher education globally and how start-ups and skills needs are impacting higher education in India. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Higher education in India has a long way to go to keep up with changing times, results of an IBM India survey showed. The IBM study titled Upskilling India ... Read More »

Ted 2017: Elon Musk’s vision for underground road system

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has spoken at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles and shown off how it might work. Mr Musk also talked about plans to have fully autonomous journeys across the US by the end of the year. He spoke about how he wanted solar-powered roof tiles ... Read More »

The myriad effects of social media on the justice system

A screenshot from the Parker Police Department’s Twitter feed. My wife locked her classroom door, moved away from any windows, and sent me a text to let me know a man with a gun had been seen outside her school. The swift, professional reaction of teachers and staff at Sierra Middle School locked down the building and ushered students to ... Read More »