Tag Archives: Needs

India needs a new education paradigm

Along with improved administration, the system needs an overhaul to address India’s human capital crisis effectively As we embark upon a new decade, India celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Right to Education Act (RTE), which went into effect in April 2010. While the RTE has been censured for its limited focus on governance and learning outcomes, its achievement in ... Read More »

Special needs education breaking our budgets, warn councils

Councils said the number of youngsters requiring support had risen by 50,000 in five years. Photograph: Imageplotter/Rex/Shutterstock County councils across England are warning that the cost of covering special needs education is breaking their budgets, with local authorities overspending by more than £100m last year to meet the sharp rise in demand. Research by the County Councils Network found that some councils ... Read More »

School education needs to be scaled up

Apart from improving infrastructure, a massive overhaul of teacher training is a must to improve quality of education Bill Gates, in a restrained observation that ought to make us cringe, stated that his “biggest disappointment when it comes to India, is the education system. It should be far better.” Without reforming its educational system significantly, India will be a left-behind ... Read More »

Health insurance and cancer — How to choose the best plan for your needs

Naval Goel “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” It is clear that it is not only about having a healthy body, but also about having a healthy mind. In simple terms, a good health is all about the condition where your body and mind function properly. These days when ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Needs Testers, Says Company

HIGHLIGHTS All Mi A1 users are eligible to apply for the program Active users on the MIUI Global Forum will be selected for testing Xiaomi warns that this will not be a stable build Xiaomi is now inviting applications from beta testers for the Android 8.0 Oreo update that will roll out soon on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The announcement, posted on the official MIUI website, ... Read More »

Remnants Of Naezith Shows Gaming Needs More Grappling Hooks

Remnants of Naezith is a platformer that stars a grappling hook and wants to be the Super Meat Boy of twitch-based ledge swinging. There are dragon souls and remnants of them (as the title suggests), but in the end it’s all about being a futuristic Tarzan in a low-res world. “I loved playing Spider-Man 2 on Playstation 2,”the game’s creator, ... Read More »

India needs strategy to create 10-12 million jobs: Manmohan Singh

The 84-year-old leader defined nationalism as the encouragement of dissent, not its suppression. India needs strategy to create 10-12 million jobs, Manmohan Singh RELATED STORIES Himachal Pradesh beats Kerala in learning outcomes: ASER Delhi Nursery admissions: High Court stays government notification, minority schools are entitled to admit students Kerala University launches massive online open courses (MOOC) Gujarat soon to have ... Read More »

Why India needs to worry about the antibiotic resistance threat

NN | Antibiotic use has a downside — the more often these drugs are used, the more quickly bugs outsmart them. The recent death in US of a woman due to a superbug, likely contracted in India, has reignited the debate over antibiotic resistant bacteria. Here’s why this threat is real. Stay updated on the go with Times of India ... Read More »

Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down

Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down There is an overall decline in antibiotic effectiveness across the world. While the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the US, the `State of the World’s Antibiotics2015′ estimates that 58,000 neonatal sepsis ... Read More »

Chewable Tobacco Major Health Threat, Needs Regulation: Doctors

NEW DELHI: Chewable tobacco is emerging as a major threat in India when it comes to causing cancer that affects 11 lakh people a year, top doctors today said while urging the government to increase taxation on it to reduce its consumption. Over 700 delegates from around 15 foreign countries have gathered in Delhi for a four-day global conference on ... Read More »