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Microsoft’s Skype removed from China’s App stores, in latest internet crackdown

Microsoft Corp’s Skype has vanished from Apple Inc and Android smartphone app stores in China, becoming the latest victim in Beijing’s sweeping internet clampdown. The internet phone and video service was no longer available on Apple’s iOS or on popular local Android stores such as Xiaomi Corp’s, though it still functioned as of Wednesday. The Ministry of Public Security notified Apple that a number of voice-over-internet-protocol apps didn’t comply with local ... Read More »

From Wall Art to Talking Glasses, Meet Intel India’s Hardware Startups

HIGHLIGHTS Intel started the Plugin accelerator last year It’s intended to help hardware startups grow in India Intel held a demo for prototypes and products from 12 of the startups In 2015, Intel brought its Maker Lab hardware startup accelerator to India, working with 14 startups. Last year, the company partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and IIT-Bombay’s startup incubator, Society ... Read More »

RCom to Stop Voice Calls From December 1, Subscribers Can Port Till December 31

Loss-making telecom operator Reliance Communications will shut down voice call service from December 1 and its customers can move to other networks by the end of the year, as per direction issued by telecom regulator TRAI on Friday. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in direction to all telecom operators said that RCom on October 31, 2017 intimated it that “RCL (Reliance Communications ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Apple Looking to Buy Advanced LCDs From Japan Display for Future iPhone Models: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Some future iPhone models may have LCD screens Apple is in talks with Japan Display for advanced LCD screens Japan Display’s advanced LCDs offer near bezel-less screens Apple may not be ready to completely ditch LCD screens just yet, if numerous reports are to be believed. The Cupertino-giant, which recently made the switch to OLED screen on an iPhone ... Read More »

This Class 9 student from Goa, who wrote prize winning essay on ‘Swachh Bharat’, was praised by PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the student and said, “In her prize winning essay, Ravisha from Goa writes about what should be done for a @swachhbharat. I compliment her for her work.” PM Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar congratulated and praised a class 9 student for her essay on ways to keep ... Read More »

This Class 9 student from Goa, who wrote prize winning essay on ‘Swachh Bharat’, was praised by PM Narendra Modi

This Class 9 student from Goa, who wrote prize winning essay on ‘Swachh Bharat’, was praised by PM Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the student and said, “In her prize winning essay, Ravisha from Goa writes about what should be done for a @swachhbharat. I compliment her for her work.” PM Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi along ... Read More »

NBFC Shiksha Finance raises funds from Dell Foundation

Incorporated in 2014 by V.L. Ramakrishnan and Jacob Abraham, Shiksha Finance provides school and student loans. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: Shiksha Finance, a non-banking financial company (NBFC) focusing on school and student loans, has raised $2.5 million (Rs16 crore) through a mix of debt and equity from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), a senior executive of the company said. Incorporated in ... Read More »

9 per cent jump in applications to UK universities from South India students

A 9 per cent increase has been witnessed in the number of applications received from students of South India to study in the United Kingdom.   Representative image A 9 per cent increase has been witnessed in the number of applications received from students of South India to study in the United Kingdom, said a top British envoy.  The number ... Read More »