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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Merge VR Unveils the Merge Cube and Miniverse

Merge VR, makers of the kid-targeted mobile VR headset Merge Goggles, announced the release of their newest augmented reality project, the Merge Cube. The Cube’s companion app replaces the toy with a variety of augmented reality objects. These objects can be educational, such as a fully articulated and labeled human skull, or just for fun, like an interactive pet alien. Wal-Mart will exclusively sell the Merge Cube for $14.99. Merge also announced their new VR/AR platform, Merge Miniverse. With curated apps designed to work with both the Goggles and Cube, Miniverse is a…

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The rise and revival of the ancient Rampuri cuisine

Say Rampur, and one in all likelihood be reminded of Rampuri Chaaku of Bollywood fame (the long, foldable switchblade that the villain would often carry, and which the Indian government had to ban after Dawood Ibrahim became big). The town, which was once home to poets like Mirza Galib, is today a relatively obscure place in India’s modern geographical layout. But this was not always the case. There was a time when Rampur, a free kingdom tucked behind the lush boundaries of Lucknow, was the place to be in for…

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DU admissions 2017: Varsity to release 8th and 9th cut off for reserved category

University of Delhi has announced the special drive for reserved/ quota applicant category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/CW/KM) including sports/ ECA for admissions to merit-based undergraduate programme. In this special drive, only those candidates would be considered for admission who are registered with Delhi University but are not admitted in any college irrespective of the category under any cut-off list. DU has said no fresh registrations shall be allowed in this special drive.  The varsity has said corrections related to category changes are allowed from UR to SC/ST/OBC /PWD /KM/CW subject to verification of…

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ICAI declares IPCC results 2017: Check result and ranks online at icaiexam.icai.org and caresults.icai.org

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced the result of the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) Examination at icaiexam.icai.org. While ICAI has said the result will release at 6 pm, it has announced it nearly two hours before the scheduled time. The exam was held in May, 2017. IPCC is held after passing CPT exam. Those who clear the second level, that is, IPCC will have to complete articleship and CA final exam. Churu’s Gaurav Sarawagi has bagged the AIR 1 by scoring 80.71 per cent. The second position…

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IGNOU admissions 2017: Last date extended to apply for M Phil and Ph D programmes

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes of the university to August 3, 2017. IGNOU invites applications for the following programmes: M.Phil. in Chemistry and Geography, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, French, Gender and Development Studies, Geography, Geology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Physics, Theatre Arts, Statistics and Women’s Studies. For eligibility criteria and submission of online forms, interested candidates are requested to go through onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/entrancersunit/ The application fee will be accepted online via netbanking. The candidates can also pay via…

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Now, medical college aspirants complain of confusion and chaos

MEDICAL COLLEGE aspirants, who got their admissions confirmed in a deemed college before the joint merit list for government and private colleges was declared on Monday, will not be able to switch to a government or private college despite their name appearing on the list. The last date for confirming or cancelling admissions to deemed colleges was July 30, two days before the joint merit list was declared. So, applicants who now have the option to move to a college with a lower fee will not be able to avail…

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IGNOU signs MoU with NHRC to develop and update human rights courses for police personnel

Students of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) can now look out for a new advanced programme on human rights for police personnel. The university signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to develop the new course and update the existing one. NHRC and IGNOU will jointly develop the programme to generate awareness among the judiciary, police personnel, public servants, parliamentarians, universities, colleges and common people. IGNOU admin registrar SK Sharma and NHRC joint secretary JS Kochher signed the MoU on Wednesday at INA, Delhi. Read | Schools’ syllabus…

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Ancient wisdom: Learn more about Chanakya, Vidur and Indian culture at Banaras Hindu University

Do you know what Chanakya Neeti is, or for that matter Vidur Neeti or sage Kamandak’s treatise on military techniques and warfare management? If not, enrol at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra (BAK) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi to learn more about ancient Indian streams of knowledge. BAK aims to promote Sanskrit as well as ‘sanskriti’ (culture) and will initiate professors and students into Chanakya Neeti, Vidur Neeti and Vedic sciences and other skills and techniques. The centre will invite students of various departments in batches to spread awareness about…

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SSC SI, ASI, CAPFs Paper I exam 2017 answer key released, check and raise objections now

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Monday released candidates’ response sheet along with the tentative answer keys of Paper–I of recruitment of Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF Examination 2017 on its official website. The examinations were held from July 1 to July 7, 2017. Click here to go to the login page to check the answer keys. As the website is running slow, it may take time to login. Enter the same user id and password which were used during the examination. Candidates can raise objection/s…

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