Author Archives: Loknath

Education technology and Indian schools

An important challenge for the Indian economy over the next few decades is to exploit the “demographic dividend” of having a large share of the population of working age. This dividend will only be earned with a well-educated workforce which in turn requires a strong school system.In recent decades, India has increased school enrolment but struggled to deliver actual learning. ... Read More »

Aspirants make lifestyle changes to cope with heat

  Mohan Joshi PUNE: Candidates in the election fray are turning to lifestyle and diet changes to beat the rising summer heat. Congress candidate Mohan Joshi stresses on having a wholesome breakfast, followed by higher liquid intake throughout the day. “Once I am out in the sun meeting people, I rely more on coconut water and nimbu-paani (lemonade),” Joshi, who ... Read More »

Vijay Mallya offers to curtail ‘lavish’ lifestyle to repay debt to banks

Vijay Mallya is willing to curtail his ‘lavish’ lifestyle. (File) A UK court has been told that embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya is willing to curtail his “lavish” lifestyle to satisfy numerous Indian banks trying to recoup some of the nearly 1.145 billion pounds owed to them. Mallya had been sanctioned an “ordinary living expenses allowance” of a maximum of 18,325.31 ... Read More »

DNA Edit: Voice assistant scare – Gadgets gaining popularity, but results could be disastrous

  Using a voice assistant like a Siri (iPhone users), Google Assistant (Android users) and Alexa (Amazon service users) is catching on, and there have been several embarrassing episodes for the users. One Alexa user was shocked to know her private conversations were emailed to her co-workers and family members. A recent report about how Amazon workers listen in to ... Read More »

Parkinson’s disease: Stress, lifestyle lead to rise in young patients

New Delhi: Early onset of the disease impact as much as 25 percent of the patients of Parkinson’s who are aged between 20 to 40 years, according to the doctors at Indian Spinal Injury Center. Moreover, city doctors inform that stress and lifestyle are largely contributing to the rise of the neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease in young adults, though the disease ... Read More »

How $5B Could Provide A Great Education For Every Kid On Earth

Del Lago Academy Escondido USD GETTING SMART “Exponential technology is changing faster than we are,” said a philanthropic advisor, “how could philanthropy accelerate progress in career readiness?” With such high challenge, so many restrictions (both policies and traditions), and new demands to be lean and agile, it’s a stretch for public education to respond adequately. The automation economy is likely ... Read More »

How Changing Lifestyle Is Affecting Eye Health

Lifestyle induced illnesses are on the rise. It would not be inaccurate to say that it not just affects commonly known health ailments like diabetes or infertility but in a big way affects our eyes. Eye health is a major victim of our ever evolving current lifestyle. Longer screen time, exposure to more technological devices and the ever growing pollution ... Read More »

Indiabulls Housing Finance shares jump 4% on fundraising plans

Indiabulls Housing Finance share price rose in trade today after the firm said it would deliver 17-19 per cent net profit growth in FY20 & plans to raise Rs 26,000 crore in four quarters of FY20. Reacting to this, shares of the company rose by almost 4 per cent on Thursday. The total resources raised in Q4FY19 were Rs 17,300 ... Read More »

Lifestyle Launches 20-20 Bash with Tiger Shroff Kickstarting Celebrations

Lifestyle, India’s favourite fashion destination, has announced a month long 20-20 bash to celebrate 20-year anniversary of its operations in the country. Unveiling its 20-year celebration logo in a glamorous ceremony with Youth Icon Tiger Shroff in Mumbai, the brand announced a slew of attractive offers across categories that the customers will get to enjoy every weekend of April. Every ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile’s new subscriptions give you goodies every day

Even though yesterday was April Fools’ Day, Tencent Games wasn’t joking when it announced two new in-game subscription models on Twitter for PUBG Mobile. Called Prime and Prime Plus, each tier gives players an assortment of goodies each month. With Prime, players can buy items with Battle Points and get five Unknown Coins each day. That means players will get a total of ... Read More »