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‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on ‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a EUR 3 million ($3.3 million or roughly Rs. 35 crores) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked WhatsApp last year to stop sharing [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

Japans Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip making technology

Japans Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip making technology

Nikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies. Nikon said it is seeking to stop Dutch company ASML Holding N.V. and its supplier Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH from using patented technology without its [...]

April 24, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Japans Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip making technology

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning. A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under-25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet. It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

As Republican lawmakers prepare to leave Washington for a weeklong congressional recess, liberal groups and Democratic Party organizers are hoping to make their homecoming as noisy and uncomfortable as possible. But national organizers concede they are playing catch-up to a “dam-bursting level” of grass-roots activism that has bubbled up from street protests and the small [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

The Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency in a vast agricultural area affected by a plague of locusts. President Evo Morales has announced a contingency plan, which includes $700,000 in extra funds for fumigation. The swarm first appeared over a week ago near the low-lying eastern city of Santa Cruz, where most of [...]

February 9, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

Toshiba shares fall over possible lawsuit by several Japanese banks

Toshiba shares fall over possible lawsuit by several Japanese banks

Toshiba shares fell by 5.85% on Monday, following reports of a possible lawsuit by several Japanese banks, rumours of the impending resignation of its chairman and a withdrawal from its nuclear power plant business in the US.   In the mid-session break at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the tech giant’s share price fell 4.16% and [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Toshiba shares fall over possible lawsuit by several Japanese banks

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for US consumers and they would end up paying for the wall. The Mexican president earlier [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack

Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack

Four people have been arrested in the US city of Chicago over a video live-streamed on Facebook, in which a bound and gagged man was assaulted. The man being assaulted has special needs, police say. His assailants can be heard making derogatory statements against white people and President-elect Donald Trump. In one part of the [...]

January 5, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack