12-year-old Bengaluru Girl to Sing at Carnegie Hall

12-year-old Bengaluru Girl to Sing at Carnegie Hall

As per a report by The Better India, Nilajanaa Jayant, a 12-year-old girl from Bengaluru, will be performing live at New York’s Carnegie Hall alongside Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain in October. She was given the opportunity on her recent win in the Musical Theater/Disney/Broadway/Jazz category at the Golden Voices of America challenge. Source:  The Better India

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Apple Launches First CareKit in Healthcare Apps

Apple Launches First CareKit in Healthcare Apps

Apple on Thursday launched the first set of apps developed using CareKit, an open-source platform that lets developers make healthcare apps for iOS. Among the four released apps, one helps users manage diabetes and one lets patients track symptoms of depression. Apps made through CareKit allows users to track their activity levels, weight, food intake, treatment progress and medication schedules. Source: The Verge

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ICSE, ISC Results to be Declared Two Weeks Earlier on May 6

ICSE, ISC Results to be Declared Two Weeks Earlier on May 6

The results of ICSE Class X and ISC Class XII will be declared on May 6 at 3pm.  The results will be declared two weeks earlier than the usual result date. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, which conducts the exams, has for the first time used Live Ink Character Recognition (LICR) technology, which has helped in fast compilation of results. The results of the ICSE and ISC 2016 examinations will be made available…

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Number of Indian Students in US Jumps 31%

Number of Indian Students in US Jumps 31%

The number of Indian students in American universities and colleges is nearing two lakh as latest official data released on Friday said that they now number over 194,000, a jump of more than 31% in one year. “The number of F&M students from India studying in the US grew from 148,360 in March 2015 to 194,438 in March 2016, an increase of 31.1 per cent,” according to the latest ‘SEVIS by the Numbers’, a quarterly…

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TNAU Online Application to begin on May 12

TNAU Online Application to begin on May 12

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, will issue online application for agriculture and allied courses starting May 12. The last date for submission of online application form would be June 11.   The University would then publish the rank list on June 20. The first day of counselling would be on June 27 for those applying under sports, ex-servicemen, decedents of freedom fighters and differently abled quotas. The first phase of counselling for the general category…

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40,000 Engineers from India to be Hired by Japan

40,000 Engineers from India to be Hired by Japan

Online question paper delivery system adopted by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is being praised not just in India but abroad too. Now, technological giant country Japan has come forward to adopt the system.  Also, Japan government has shown interest in hiring 40,000 engineers, especially from Karnataka in phase manner. Recently, 10 delegates from Japan government visited VTU and took the note about how the system works. Acting vice-chancellor of the varsity HG Shekharappa said, Japan…

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HRD Minister Unveils Web Platform for Inclusive Higher Education

HRD Minister Unveils Web Platform for Inclusive Higher Education

The HRD ministry has unveiled an ambitious plan to facilitate web-based learning, involving applying for courses and accessing material online, to increase the reach and quality of higher education. HRD minister in a tweet outlined the structure of Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (Swayam) which promises linkages and assistance for web-enabled learning. The massive open online courses (MOOCS) platform will aim to create a student experience: Creating learning plans and providing information…

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Panic Button Mandatory for New Phones from 2017

Panic Button Mandatory for New Phones from 2017

The government on Tuesday made it mandatory for all mobile phones sold in India to have a panic button starting 2017. The Gazette of India notification dated April 22, said from January 1, 2017 no mobile phone handset manufacturing company shall sell in India: “The feature phones without the facility of panic button by pressing ‘numeric key – 5’ or ‘numeric key – 9’ to invoke emergency call and the smart phones without the facility…

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CBSE Announces Results of JEE (Main) 2016

CBSE Announces Results of JEE (Main) 2016

The CBSE on wednesday announced the results of JEE (Main) 2016 for admission to IITs and other engineering colleges. CBSE said 1,98,228 candidates cleared the examination which was held both online and offline in 132 cities earlier this month. Nearly 12 lakh candidates had taken this exam of which 19,820 have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) online while 1,78,408 candidates have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) offline test. The cut-off for General category students was…

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IIT Indore Offers Admission for Ph.D Programmes 2016

IIT Indore Offers Admission for Ph.D Programmes 2016

Applications are invited by the IIT Indore for admission to Ph.D Programmes in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering.  Admissions are offered for the academic session 2016. Eligibility Criteria Candidates should have secured minimum first class master degree in the relevant discipline (Engineering/Technology) or Candidate must have secured minimum 60% marks in engineering/ technology from a reputed Institute with a valid GATE score or Candidate should have a B.Tech degree from an IIT with…

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