Author Archives: Loknath Das

CBSE Class 12 results 2017: Cheating cases doubled over last year

According to CBSE official, 56 cases were reported from across the country last year, 119 cases were reported this year. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The number of cheating cases reported in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12th examination this year is more than double the last year’s figure. According to a CBSE official, while 56 cases were Read More


Najma Heptulla appointed as new Jamia Millia Islamia chancellor

Najma Heptulla who has been a five time member of the Rajya Sabha and its deputy chairman for sixteen years served as the minister of minority affairs in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet before being appointed as the governor of Manipur. Photo: HT New Delhi: Manipur governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the chancellor of Jamia Read More


CISCE says waited for CBSE’s stand on moderation policy before declaring result

Students celebrate after the CISCE declared the results for class X and XII on Monday. Photo: AP New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), which conducts Class 10 and Class 12 examinations, on Monday said it waited for the CBSE’s decision on the moderation policy before declaring its results. The CISCE conducts both the ICSE and Read More


Russian Rocket Returns to Service With Launch of US Satellite

HIGHLIGHTS The Proton rocket carried a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21 The Proton-M was successfully launched at 6:45am (0345 GMT/ 9:15am IST) Echostar-21 will provide telecommunications services in Europe Russia on Thursday sent into space a Proton rocket carrying a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21, the first launch in a year after an engine glitch sparked a probe into manufacturing flaws. “The Read More


SoftBank to Buy Robotics Firms Boston Dynamics, Schaft From Alphabet

HIGHLIGHTS SoftBank will buy Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet It did not disclose the terms of the transactions Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in 2013 Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc, which would add to the group’s growing artificial intelligence Read More


NASA Unveils ‘Out of This World’ Mars Rover

HIGHLIGHTS NASA has unveiled a new Mars rover concept vehicle The rover was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex NASA’s next robotic Mars rover is set to land on the Red Planet in 2020 NASA has unveiled an “out of this world” futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle to inspire young people to want to learn more about its Read More


5 Creative Ways to Evaluate Social Media for Offline Businesses

Social Media has become a worldwide phenomenon. The growth in usage statistics is staggering across the numerous platforms that make up this online world. In 2016 alone the number of social media users rose by 176 million bringing the total number of active social media users to 2.3 billion. Social Media for Offline Businesses Despite these astonishing statistics, the big Read More


Walmart Takes Self-Service to a New Level With Giant Grocery Vending Machine

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) just developed a vending machine for groceries. And it thinks it can do the same for other retail items as well. Walmart Self-Service Vending Machine for Groceries The automated kiosk is currently being tested in Oklahoma City. Basically, customers purchase their groceries online. Then Walmart employees pick out the items and pack up the orders, which are then Read More


Top 20 Content Marketers You Need to Follow Today

Despite the fact that the internet has been utterly flooded with content, it is still one of the greatest drivers of business today. Because of content’s near unparalleled ability to increase brand awareness, drive traffic and amass sales, businesses are still busy cranking out blogs, infographics and videos like tomorrow will never come. That same superabundance, however, has made it Read More


What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera?

In theory, cable news should be the perfect venue for explaining a complicated issue like health care policy. 24-hour news networks have a ton of airtime to fill, access to a wide range of policy experts, and a roster of journalists who can find real-life examples that illustrate how abstract policy changes could impact people’s day-to-day lives. But in the Read More