The Indian government on Wednesday replaced a 34-year-old National Policy on Education, framed in 1986, with the New Education Policy of 2020. The NEP, approved by the union cabinet, makes sweeping reforms in school and higher education including teaching. Some of the biggest highlights of the NEP 2020 are, 1) a single regulator for higher education institutions, 2) multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, 3) discontinuation of MPhil programmes, 4) low stakes board exams, 5) common entrance exams for universities. New Education Policy 2020: Important highlights: Schooling starts…Read More
Day: July 31, 2020
Apple, Huawei gain bigger share of shrinking China smartphone market !!
Huawei Technologies and Apple both are increased their share of the China smartphone market in the second quarter of 2020, bucking a broader trend as the overall market for handsets continued to contract. Huawei shipped 40.2 million devices in China in the second quarter, 8% more than a year earlier, to increase its share of the market to a dominant 44%. Apple saw a substantial year on year growth of 35%, selling 7.7 million units, though its sales made up only 8.5% of the total market. Overall smartphone shipments in China…Read More
COAI 25 Years of Mobility in India – Desh Ki Digital Udaan webinar: Here’s what PM Modi said !!
During the 25 Years of Mobility in India – Desh Ki Digital Udaan webinar conducted by COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India), Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi left a message about all the possibilities of mobile connectivity and how the country has progressed over the years. “When the first mobile call was made in India on 31 July 1995, very few would be have known the possibilities that it could be usher in. Indeed, reality has painted the picture of a digitally connected world better than we could have…Read More
NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance Poised for Launch Today !!
NASA’s latest Mars rover Perseverance is launches Thursday on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life — and to fly a helicopter-drone on another world for the first time. Take-off is scheduled for 7:50 am (5:20 pm IST) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. If all goes to plan, Perseverance will reach the Red Planet on February 18, 2021, becoming the fifth rover to complete the voyage since 1997. All so far have been American. China launched its first Mars rover last week, which…Read More
Google Pixel 4a launch date revealed with lots of Easter Eggs !!
After the months of delays Google has finally confirmed the launch of Pixel 4a for August 3. Google did not specifically say that it’s the Pixel 4a but it’s most likely the mid-range phone. Google updated its Twitter and Facebook pages to tease the launch of its new phone. There’s a bit of work required though to figure out the Pixel 4a launch. First is the cover photo on Google’s Twitter and Facebook pages. It has a dot on the side indicating the punch-hole camera and “The Google Phone” written…Read More