Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY 3,300 for the 4GB/64GB model and CNY 3,800 for 6GB/128GB. That would translate to $490/€420 and $570/€485 respectively. Shipping is free, but there will probably be additional taxes related to the import. Not that there are international units available, those are sold out as well. Anyway, we’d rather wait for a local store to start selling those (though that may never happen).

THE UNION government will conduct its first country-wide assessment of learning achievements on November 13 in which over 30 lakh school students of Classes III, V and VIII in 35,000 government schools will participate. This will be the world’s largest sample survey of learning outcomes, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a meeting with state […]

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IIMC considers Civil Service rules for staff: No criticism of govt, dissent

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), the premier Central institution for journalism education, is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Rules — meant for government employees — for its faculty members for disciplinary cases. The IIMC’s Executive Council (EC) will discuss this in its meeting on Friday, according to an agenda note. […]

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Govt seeks report on NSE trading glitch

The finance ministry today sought a report from Sebi on the technical glitch in the National Stock Exchange’s system that had led to trading disruptions. Sources at the ministry said it was a technical problem that led to trading disruptions and there was no information about hacking. Investors faced problems on the NSE, which had […]

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Govt may frame a new new education policy

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said over 40 parliamentarians expressed their views while several gave their suggestions in writing also. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Making education up to class 12th free and compulsory, emphasis on skill-based learning and focusing on the needs of rural India were some of the suggestions made at a human resource […]

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Andhra govt seeks to build global brand for state as a higher education destination

The agreements were singed a day after chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu stressed the need to devise and implement a roadmap for higher education in the state. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday signed four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with various organisations engaged in educational activities, to promote innovation, internationalization and […]

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Govt school students in Kerala to wear handloom uniforms

A file photo of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to give a boost to handloom products, Kerala on Wednesday decided to use handloom materials for school uniforms which is distributed among students of government-run schools in the state. The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting, chief […]

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