Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicCoding in India

Topic: Coding in India

Bjyu’s acquires coding platform Tynker for $200 million to grow in US

Tynker, launched in 2013, offers classes, camps on coding. The company's co-founders Krishna Vedati, Srinivas Mandyam & Kelvin Chong will remain in their roles after the acquisition.

Can coding make children billionaires? Govt says ads of ed-tech platforms are misleading

In a reply in Rajya Sabha, education ministry says state govts should educate stakeholders about false advertising and impractical claims that create 'misleading expectations'.

7-year-old game developers? Why coding is India’s latest education fad

Young children in the country have taken to ‘coding’ lessons in the last few months. Online platforms that offer such lessons say the trend is here to stay.

Pushy Indian parents now have a new goal for six-year-olds — coding

Indian parents can put tiger-moms and soccer-moms to shame.

Know coding like you know alphabets — Modi govt’s scientific education vision for students

Modi govt has started conducting CodeIndia workshops as it plans a new school-level curriculum in computer programming.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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