Author Archives: Loknath Das

Shut Down Corrupt, Substandard Teacher Education Institutions: Draft Education Policy

The draft NEP report was prepared by the govt-appointed committee led by scientist K Kasturirangan. NEW DELHI:  The integrity and credibility of the teacher education system has unfortunately taken a great hit and witnessed a severe decline due to the thousands of “Teacher Education Institutions” that are solely commercial operations where little if any teacher education is taking place, says ... Read More »

Watch E3’s PC Gaming Show 2019 Right Here on June 10

The 2019 PC Gaming Show, which takes place once again in Los Angeles at The Mayan Theater on June 10 from 10 AM to 12 PM PT, can be watched live on twitch.tv/pcgamer, and on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Sponsored this year by Epic Games Store, the event will be hosted by award-winning eSports presenter Frankie Ward and famed gamer Senan “Day[9]” Plott, and ... Read More »

States given full flexibility to impart education in languages they choose: Kasturirangan

How would you respond to the language row — the protests over imposition of Hindi? There is no language imposition and the States are given full flexibility to impart education in the languages that they choose. As far as the three-language formula is concerned, we assumed that every line in this paragraph would be read with respect to flexibility. Unfortunately, ... Read More »

Google Stadia: Here are all the games coming to Google’s gaming service

Months after first launching its gaming service – Google Stadia – on stage Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 in San Francisco, Google on June 6 finally unveiled key details about the service. At the time of the launch, Google had announced that Stadia, the gaming service that would be powered by the company’s data centres, would be available in select ... Read More »

With fewer exclusions, will health insurance cost more?

The insurance regulator recently issued a draft on standardizing and rationalizing exclusions in health insurancepolicies. The draft seeks to redefine terms such as pre-existing ailment to remove ambiguity, seeks to include new lines of treatment due to medical advancement, besides making other customer-friendly recommendations such as giving insurers an eight-year moratorium after which a policy is not contestable except for proven ... Read More »

Get your stolen mobile phone back thanks to Delhi Police raid in Nepal

According to police, the stolen or snatched phones were sent to Nepal after they were temporarily kept with the second hand mobile phone sellers in Karol Bagh. The police managed to get crack the whip against the racket after a tip off about the gang.  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The Delhi police is all set to upload the IEMI ... Read More »

For These Atlanta Moms, Blogging Is More Than A Full-Time Job

Mattie James turned her side project into a six-figure-earning business. “You can absolutely become a full-time blogger and make what you made at your 9-to-5,” James, 34, said. The Atlanta native began her style blog in 2010 as a hobby, before major companies started pouring millions into people who are popular online — or what we call influencers today. When she decided ... Read More »

Mobile phone sales contribution to Indian e-tailers’ GMV dips in Q1 2019

The mobile phone category’s contribution to e-tailers’ gross sales, or Gross Merchandise Value, fell in the first quarter of 2019 due to demand saturation, reduced discounting, and policy changes, RedSeer Consulting has said. The first quarter also saw few exclusive launches by mobile phone companies, which also led to the decline in sales, sources said. Between January and March, the share of mobile ... Read More »

Australia Becomes Third Country In The World To Get 5G Mobile

While there might be the odd black spot or two in Australia when it comes to mobile coverage, our mobile data speeds aren’t too bad. Well, get prepared to go all hyper drive on that loading screen because 5G is here. Yep – incredibly fast Internet has landed in Australia, being only the third country in the world to get ... Read More »

Tips to Time Management When Playing Rummy Online

Rummy is indeed a fascinating card game, which is popular across the world. It is one of the most cherished pastimes and household affair during a gathering and a festival. While you can take your own sweet time to play this game in physical company, online rummy is about playing within a specified time limit. Within a restricted time, you have to ... Read More »