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Panjab University vice-chancellor Raj Kumar(HT FILE)

Panjab University V-C nominated to UGC sub-committee for mapping Swayam courses

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Swayam is an integrated platform for online courses, using information and communication technology (ICT) which covers school (Classes 9 to 12) to postgraduate level.
Internet has been suspended since August 5 last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that had conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. (ANI photo)
Internet has been suspended since August 5 last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that had conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. (ANI photo)

‘Watch dirty films and do nothing’: Niti Aayog member backs J-K Internet ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:41 AM IST
Saraswat’s response came on a question on why internet services had been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir when he thought telecom was vital for India’s growth.
India’s Smart Cities Mission has now refocused itself on data collection(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
India’s Smart Cities Mission has now refocused itself on data collection(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

To govern smart cities, data is no more than a tool | Opinion

By Uttara Purandare
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Data helps. But to pin all hopes on technological solutions, as the smart city project is doing, is not wise
Adopt AI incrementally; be open to user feedback; base its use on research; and ensure adequate training(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Adopt AI incrementally; be open to user feedback; base its use on research; and ensure adequate training(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Can artificial intelligence help reform Indian courts? | Opinion

By Ameen Jauhar
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 07:51 PM IST
AI can aid judicial reform. But do remain cautious about abuse of big data sets, and biases in technology
Among the other innovations put up on display during the event, its 15th Open House Day attended by 5,000 students from 100 schools of Delhi-NCR, was a technology to “remote-control” the nervous system.(Hindustan Times)
Among the other innovations put up on display during the event, its 15th Open House Day attended by 5,000 students from 100 schools of Delhi-NCR, was a technology to “remote-control” the nervous system.(Hindustan Times)

IIT-Delhi wows with innovations on Open House Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 06:23 AM IST
Of the six million teaching positions in government schools nationwide, approximately one million positions were vacant in 2016.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
Of the six million teaching positions in government schools nationwide, approximately one million positions were vacant in 2016.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Technology can’t replace teachers in classrooms

By Shireen Vakil
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 07:35 AM IST
To improve learning levels in schools, develop and enable quality teachers to perform their professional roles.
Union minister for law and justice and electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that government has planned to bring Data Protection Law to protect personal and professional sensitive data of the individuals of the country so that it cannot be misused in foreign countries by Google.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister for law and justice and electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that government has planned to bring Data Protection Law to protect personal and professional sensitive data of the individuals of the country so that it cannot be misused in foreign countries by Google.(PTI File Photo)

Government to bring Data Protection Law, says Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Jalandhar | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 03:47 PM IST
While applauding the role of innovations in communication technology, Union minister for law and justice and electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that digital payments have surged to eight folds in the last five years to Rs 2,070 crore.
A class at Delhi Public School, Faridabad. The school has successfully implemented tablet-based learning and says it has been able to reduce the weight of bags by 70%.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
A class at Delhi Public School, Faridabad. The school has successfully implemented tablet-based learning and says it has been able to reduce the weight of bags by 70%.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

The e-way out of heavy school bags

Hindustan Times | By Manoj Sharma and Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Can digital learning help reduce the weight of schools bags? Some schools tried it and failed, while a few succeeded. HT tries to find out if technology can ease the burden on children and the challenges in implementing it
The Union human resource development ministry will introduce three new professional programmes imparting over 1,000 hours of industry-linked training for students.(HT File Photo)
The Union human resource development ministry will introduce three new professional programmes imparting over 1,000 hours of industry-linked training for students.(HT File Photo)

HRD to start skill courses to make graduates job ready

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 10:29 AM IST
The Union human resource development ministry will introduce three new professional programmes imparting over 1,000 hours of industry-linked training for students from this academic year onwards.
Use of mobile phone either supplements or complements travel behaviour, which has an impact on the reduction of travel demand.(Pic for representation/REUTERS)
Use of mobile phone either supplements or complements travel behaviour, which has an impact on the reduction of travel demand.(Pic for representation/REUTERS)

Your mobile phone decides how you travel: IIT-B Survey

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Out of 1,123 Mumbaiites surveyed by the two-member team at IIT-B, 48.7% owned a smartphone and 32.1% had internet pack of more than 1GB
From that first long distance message to video chats across the diameter of the earth seems a hop, a skip, and a jump away.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
From that first long distance message to video chats across the diameter of the earth seems a hop, a skip, and a jump away.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Samuel Morse, are you listening?

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 06:12 PM IST
The first successful long distance electronic telegraph message was sent 174 years ago on May 24, 1844
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