Author Archives: Loknath Das

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

Jiang Mengna (2nd left) attending a dance class at the Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College in Yiwu, east China’s Zhejiang Province. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP Shanghai: A 21-year-old student walked around her campus in China using invaluable skills she learned in class: Holding a selfie stick aloft, she livestreamed her random thoughts and blew kisses at her phone. Jiang Mengna is Read More


Consider making maths optional for Class 10: Bombay HC to education boards

The Bombay high court noted that a high percentage of students drop out of schools after Class 10 as they are not able to clear maths and language papers. Photo: HT Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Monday asked education boards to consider making mathematics an optional subject for Class 10 students to help them pursue arts or other vocational Read More


Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System to Get New Orbiters

HIGHLIGHTS The deal was signed at the International Paris Air Show Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional 8 satellites Eighteen Galileo satellites have been placed in Earth’s orbit to date The European Space Agency signed a contract with a German-British consortium Thursday to build eight more satellites for its Galileo satnav system, an alternative to America’s GPS, the agency Read More


NASA to Support ESA’s Gravitational Wave Space Mission

HIGHLIGHTS ESA has selected LISA to study gravitational waves in space LISA is expected to launch in 2034 NASA has worked for decades to develop many technologies needed for LISA The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space – a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in Read More


Delhi Metro Now Lets You Use Wristwatches for Payments

HIGHLIGHTS Wristwatches launched by LAKS will let you make payments at the gates These watches, called Watch2Pay, are available through an e-commerce site The SIM-equipped watch can be recharged like a metro smart-card Delhi Metro commuters will now be able to wear their smart cards on wrists as DMRC has allowed the use of wristwatches launched by Austrian company LAKS Read More


ISB students land 1,113 job offers in campus placements, average salary Rs22 lakh

Over 70 offers were made to Indian School of Business (ISB) students for leadership roles by leading companies including Aditya Birla Group, Citibank, Yes Bank, Philips India Ltd, Tech Mahindra, MAX, Mytrah Energy and Genpact. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad concluded its final placements for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) batch of 2017 Read More


Karnataka assembly passes bill to reserve National Law School’s 50% seats for state students

Karnataka higher education minister Basavaraj Rayaraddi said this year out of 80 students only two are from the state. Bengaluru: The Karnataka legislative assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill 2017 which proposes to reserve 50% seats in the premier institution for students who are residents of the state. State higher education minister Basavaraj Read More


MHT CET 2017 final merit list declared. Check at dtemaharashtra.gov.in.

The final merit list is now available on the official website. The Maharashtra Directorate of Technical Education has declared the final merit list of the MHT CET 2017 examination for admission to first year BE/ B.Tech courses. The MHT CET 2017 examination was conducted on 11 May and the provisional merit list was declared on 19 June. Students who took Read More


I-T department questions Misa Bharti on investments in real estate

New Delhi: The income-tax department on Wednesday questioned Misa Bharti, MP and daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, in connection with its probe into the alleged land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore and tax evasion. Sources said Ms Bharti was questioned about her personal finances and investments, especially in real estate, after she finally deposed before the investigating officer of Read More


Challenges faced by the real estate sector can all be overcome through Yoga

As the third International Yoga Day celebrations kicked off in Lucknow today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking every citizen to make Yoga a part of their lives, the real estate fraternity, currently trying to come to terms with the new regulatory environment, said all challenges such as GST or RERA can be overcome through Yoga. “CREDAI congratulates all of Read More