Draft National Education Policy-2019 | A Vision Document for new India

Government of India has come up with the draft of National Education Policy-2019 for inputs and very soon the policy may be out in its final shape. The draft was submitted to MHRD by Kasturirangan Committee constituted in 2017. This draft policy is formulated in an inclusive, participatory and holistic manner to meet the changing dynamics of the needs and aspirations of new India. The draft policy is developed on five foundational pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability. It also promotes innovations and research, aiming to make India…

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Xiaomi’s in-display camera technology explained: A clever transparent glass makes notches history

ust a few days ago, Xiaomi came up with a solution that every smartphone manufacturer has been wanting for years – achieve a true fullscreen bezel-less display. No, Xiaomi hasn’t come up with another weird motorised camera solution to make this happen. This time, it’s the rear deal – the camera is truly under the display like other sensors and the phone achieves an uninterrupted display without a motorised camera. In a short teaser video, Xiaomi showed the concept in reality by comparing a concept device with the in-display camera…

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China Trade Drama Makes This A Good Time To Invest

Now that President Trump’s China trade drama has caused another dip, readers are asking if this is a good time to invest? The best time to buy stocks is when they are down for reasons that have little to do with the company, and this is one of those times. But don’t plunge into the market and don’t wait for a more perfect time to invest. Make small investments that you won’t need to disturb for at least 5 years. Last year the U.S. economy produced a little over $20 trillion of…

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Gold merits a seat in larger investment portfolio

NEW DELHI: Down the ages, people have hoarded gold as a proven stock of value even in uncertain times. In civilizations like India and China that have witnessed invasions, disastrous natural calamities and at times mass migrations, gold has become the ultimate investment portfolio. No wonder, every family and every place of worship in these two Asian giants have hoarded gold. Two years ago, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams at Tirupathi, which manages one of the world’s richest temples, deposited 2,780 kg of gold with the State Bank of India under…

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Manisha Mehta shares incredible ways for a healthy lifestyle change

Thursday saw Mumbai’s glitterati and popular fitness and lifestyle coaches along with renowned doctors of Mumbai gather for nutritionist Manisha Mehta’s book launch at a popular bookstore situated in Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Titled (B)eat another bite, the book was launched by Bollwyood actress and anchor Tara Sharma. It was also a reason for Mumbai’s renowned gastroenterologist Dr Sharad Shah, an occasion to feel proud because it was his daughter who debuted as an author. Dr Shah said, “Fitness is important but how you bring a lifestyle change with your eating habits is…

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Education reform needs a systematic approach

To effect a large-scale transformation in education, what is needed is a comprehensive approach to coordinate academic and administrative change.(HT File Photo) Approximately 29% of India’s population is below the age of 14, and, at 250 million, we have the highest number of school-going students in the world. Unfortunately, we also have a public education system that is failing the young population by denying them quality education. To effect a large-scale transformation in education, a systemic approach, consisting of comprehensive and coordinated set of academic and administrative reforms, is needed. Academic…

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