Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicEdtech

Topic: edtech

India’s ed-tech is a predatory market. Modi govt can learn from UK, US

Companies like Byju’s, Unacademy might have adopted a ‘code of conduct’ to ward off regulation, but Modi govt must still fill digital governance gaps.

Modi govt working on policy to regulate edtech platforms, says Education Minister Pradhan

Ministry of Education is in talks with electronics and IT ministry & law department. Firms are welcome to do business but can’t exploit students, says Dharmendra Pradhan.

Byju’s, Unacademy now household names, edtech sector geared for growth, says MoS Rajkumar Singh

MoS for Education and External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh was speaking at the sixth edition of Global Tech Summit, organised by MEA and think tank Carnegie India.

DNA test can help you pick right career, claims startup. ‘Unscientific, devastating’, slam experts

Astrology and psychometric tests are also part of the 'future-charting' package by Genleap, which says some educational institutes have expressed interest in the test.

Xi is strangling China’s booming online tuition business. National security is one reason

Curbs on online-tutoring firms include greater scrutiny and disallowing foreign investment. The goal is to produce students who are “red and experts”.

Boon for locked down kids or ‘marketing hype’? Decoding WhiteHat Jr’s legal brawls with critics

Edtech startup WhiteHat Jr.'s advertising practices and curriculum have been questioned by its critics. It has now taken two of its most vocal critics to the court.

UPSC, JEE-NEET, robotics — you can study for almost everything online in India now

Edtech in India gets a boost under Covid as old and new platforms claim massive user, revenue spurt. Report claims users doubled to 9 crore from 4.5 crore between 2019 and 2020.

These are the markets of tomorrow — hyperloops, edtech, e-vehicles and reskilling

Covid-19 has disrupted economies, highlighting how technological & socio-institutional innovation is now needed for the creation of new products and assets.

Unacademy, Byju’s help clear your doubts, but have few answers on data privacy

The breach at Unacademy has brought to fore the data privacy concerns associated with edtech platforms that are witnessing huge traffic in Covid times.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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