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How COVID-19 will transform access to education in our region

Over the past decade the traditional university classroom model of higher education has had to contend with three disruptive forces: the march of the digital age, the persistent creep of online distance education as a viable learning alternative, and a global social movement calling for the democratization of education for those who lack means or access. When the year 2020 ... Read More »

Worried about your child’s higher education in a foreign university amid Covid-19 pandemic? Read this

Covid-19 has left a number of prospective student candidates pondering about their future plans of joining foreign universities in the new academic year 2020-21. Foreign universities have either cancelled on-campus visits and in some cases admissions until further notice. They have transcended to offering virtual tours for admissions. However, personal visit to the campus is cancelled till further notice. A ... Read More »

Tribal students in Wayanad left out as education goes online amid lockdown

At a time when the education system is going online in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, students from the tribal settlements without internet connectivity or smartphones are left out. “The government intervention to link school students to online platforms to provide them with education is good. But at the same time, the government must consider the special situation of tribal ... Read More »

Online education in India extremely scalable: Abhijit Banerjee tells why shift to digital is good

Abhijit Banerjee also runs a Master’s programme (in Data, Economics & Development Policy) with MIT which is half online.  Schools and other educational institutions across the globe have witnessed a shift towards online learning as countries around the world have been under a lockdown for over a month now due to coronavirus. India is no different and the country has ... Read More »

Booming Startups in India in the Education Space

The evolution of the Ed tech Industry is of great significance in a country like India, where the IT industry has shown tremendous growth with the GDP in recent years. This sector is attracting a lot of innovative entrepreneurs and huge investments from funding agencies. There are around 2 million primary and secondary schools, 37,000+ colleges and 750+ universities in ... Read More »

Delays in debt recoveries irk Bombay HC; asks Finance Ministry to enhance Debt Recovery Tribunal

The Bench was irked noticing a near 20-year delay by DRT. Omkar Gokhale The Bombay High Court (HC) recently observed that it is useless to say the economy will grow when funds of banks and financial institutions are stuck due to delays in resolution of cases in forums due to lack of staff and infrastructure. Noting this, the HC directed ... Read More »

Every money-saving trade in sports this month, ranked by how little you should care

The NBA trade deadline is known for significant deals and non-stop activity that leaves our heads spinning. Where will Superstar X go? Wait, did Team A really trade for Exciting Player B? Holy crap, another Wojbomb! This is incredible! This year delivered again on that front, even though we didn’t think it would. But it’s also a wonderful time for the bean counters ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance posts 52% rise in Q3 profit, sets aside ₹85 crore for Karvy loan

Consumer durable lender Bajaj Finance on Wednesday reported a 52% year-on-year (y-o-y) rise in consolidated net profit of ₹1,614.11 crore, its highest-ever quarterly profit, on the back of healthy interest income. Bajaj Finance’s interest income surged 39% y-o-y to ₹6,104.84 crore in the December quarter of FY20. The other large component of its revenues was in the form of fees and commission ... Read More »

Budget 2020: Halwa ceremony to be held in Finance Ministry

Desi sweet dish halwa, which is part of most auspicious ceremonies or events held in the country, has been prepared and distributed among staff and members by successive governments before kick-starting the printing of budget documents. The ceremonial distribution of halwa will be held on January 20 as it marks the official beginning of Budget 2020. The halwa ceremony will be ... Read More »

Finance firm employees robbed of Rs 1.7 lakh in Balasore

Balasore: Two employees of a private finance company were robbed of Rs 1.7 lakh by armed miscreants near Nayakbandha crusher under Soro police limits in Balasore district on Sunday morning. The matter came to light after the victims, employees of a private finance company, Jagannath Swain and Rashmirekha Das, lodged a complaint with the local police this morning. According to sources, ... Read More »