Setting the scene for an open and engaging approach to tech education

There’s a lot of talk about the skills shortage in the UK at the moment, and rightly so. According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, 43% of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) vacancies are proving difficult to fill. If the UK is to hold on to its position as the digital capital of Europe it is vital that we produce enough graduates with the right skills to meet demand. “Putting coding on the school curriculum is a serious step forward and puts us ahead of many of our European neighbours”  …

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APP ATTACK: EXPLORE AN EDUCATIONAL 3D WORLD WITH LEAPFROG ACADEMY

Having trouble keeping your kids from being glued to their tablets this summer? If you can’t stop them, you might as well make sure the content they’re consuming is educational. For parents who don’t want to splurge on a LeapFrog Epic — or any other high tech toys for that matter — LeapFrog has another alternative. With the release of LeapFrog Academy, your kids might not even realize they’re spending vacation time actually learning. The app — available for iOS and Android — offers curriculums in adventure form for preschool students through first grade. There’s a…

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ICAI IPCC result 2017: AIR 2 topper Ronak Rajendra Jain aspires to become an entrepreneur

The Institute of Chartered Accountancy India (ICAI) announced the results for the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) exam on Tuesday and Ronak Rajendra Jain has secured All India Rank (AIR) 2 with 80.14 per cent. Ronak comes from a family of four who lives in a village called Nagad in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. His father is a pharmacist who owns a medical shop while his mother is a homemaker and his sister is married. Unlike students of his age, Jain had a desire to experience life in a hostel and when he was in class…

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From a Street Food to an Exotic Dish: The Interesting Tale of Sushi

A night out at the most exquisite fine dining restaurants in the city, we are always compelled to order a portion of sushi. With a multitude of options available, one or the other kind always manages to occupy a place on the table. These rice rolls are not only healthy; they are scrumptious and addictive too. The popularity stems from the fact that it is a simple dish with raw seafood and rice, yet manages to attract so much attention. Photo Credit: The Leela Mumbai The inception   Did you know that sushi…

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Man of steel: An iron-rich diet may help keep heart diseases at bay

A new study has found a link between low levels of iron and a higher risk of heart disease. After analysing genetic data, a team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London have found that iron-rich foods could have a protective effect against coronary artery disease (CAD), a type of cardiovascular disease (CVD) where clogged arteries reduce the amount of blood reaching the heart. The team looked at the impact of genetic variants on people’s iron status by gathering genomic data from 48,000 people in a public database. They focused on…

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A Single Workout Session Can Have An Immediate Effect on the Brain

The efficacy and importance of regular exercising is hugely underestimated. The World Health Organistion suggests every adult to indulge in at least 150 minutes of moderate to rigorous intensity activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Obesity is one of the biggest perpetrators of lifestyle diseases today and regular exercising is one of the easiest ways to combat its ill-effects. We already know that regular exercising can keep your energy levels up, boost your metabolism, make you sleep better, increase your strength and memory and also protect your heart. Health experts…

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Should You Be Having Milk On An Empty Stomach?

Over the past few years, I have realized that ‘when you eat’ is equally important as ‘what you eat’. Food combinations and timings can influence your health, nutrient absorption and a lot of other things. Diet planning is a meticulous process that should be based on the effectiveness and alertness of various bodily processes which take place throughout the day. These functions need to be supplied with the right kind of nutrition at the right time. I recently learned that drinking milk just before sleeping may not be as healthy…

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