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Govt proposes to replace UGC with new commission

The new Higher Education Commission of India Act is likely to be tabled in Parliament during the monsoon session. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday unveiled the draft of a bill to replace higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) with a Higher Education Commission. The new commission to be established through an Act will not have grant-making ... Read More »

Why This Priest Wants to Stop Using the Word “Christmas” and Replace It with Another

If you think Christmas has become largely about stressful gift-giving and a nearly two-month-long Christmas sales season, with little of Christ and his message, you are not alone. A Catholic priest from Ireland called on Christians to accept that they have “lost Christmas,” urging them to abandon the word completely. Why? Father Desmond O’Donnell believes that the word has lost ... Read More »

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number of students learning languages in Australia has remained stubbornly low. Rapid improvements in machine translation and speech recognition technologies in recent years appear ... Read More »

Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp

Sky Sports coverage of Premier League matches such as this Arsenal v Leicester City clash will be available on one of its two new football-themed channels. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sky is scrapping its numbered sports channels and replacing them with themed offerings focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket – as it combats falling viewer ... Read More »

Jenson Button set to replace Fernando Alonso for McLaren at Monaco Grand Prix

Britain’s Jenson Button looks set to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren for the Monaco Grand Prix in May. Alonso will miss Monaco to race in the Indianapolis 500, with full support from McLaren and engine partner Honda. McLaren executive director Zak Brown says two-time champion Alonso’s replacement is “not in place”. But there is no other serious option than Button, ... Read More »