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Byju Raveendran, founder and chief executive officer of Think and Learn Pvt., speaks during the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong, China| Bloomberg

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

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'.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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

Indian parents can put tiger-moms and soccer-moms to shame.
Students at the CodeIndia workshop held at the Navodaya Vidyalaya in Jaffarpur Kalan village | Twitter: @himdaughter

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.