Education

Singapore gets rid of ranking system from report cards, says learning is not a competition

With an aim to make education free of competition, the Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung proposed the idea to stop examination ranking. Therefore, nobody should know who stood first in rank or last. Not just the rank, but the new report card format will reflect a lot of other things, including: Class and […]

Education

By opposing ‘diversity of children’ in private schools, New Education Policy defeats purpose of RTE

Editor’s note: The draft New Education Policy, which intends to introduce broad reforms, is now open for public scrutiny. In this three-part series, Firstpost examines the structural efficacy of the proposed policy. This is the second part of the series. The New Education Policy is quite promising. It promises marriage to the bachelors and divorce to the married. It […]

Business

Biocon to sell branded formulations India business to unit

Biocon, on Monday said that, it will sell Branded Formulations India (BFI) business on a ‘going concern’ basis to its subsidiary Biocon Biologics India Ltd. “The Board of Directors of Biocon Limited at its meeting held on June 17, 2019, considered and approved the sale of Branded Formulations India (BFI) Business of the Company on […]

Business

Not Your or Rest of World’s Business: Sania Mirza, Veena Mallik Engage in Twitter Spat Post India’s Win Over Pakistan

On Sunday, Virat Kohli-led team India set the bar high with their fitness and impeccable sporting spirit as they maintained their winning streak against arch-rival Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. However, the rival team led by Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was tagged as out of shape and lacking pace for the match. Things fuelled […]

Business

Supari Studios names Shirley D’Costa as Chief Business Officer

Supari Studios has appointed Shirley D’Costa as the company’s Chief Business Officer. In her current role, D’Costa will be responsible for building partnerships with current and new clients, in addition to developing growth and marketing strategies to drive the business further. A MICA alumnus, D’Costa brings with her over 13 years of industry experience. Prior […]

Business

Budget 2019: Ease of doing business vs tax collection; to be, or not to be

Union Budget 2019 India: Aggressive tax collections directly impact the revival of economy and, therefore, a well-balanced approach is required to prevent unintended consequences. By SR Patnaik, Thangadurai VP Union Budget 2019 India: The oft-quoted phrase of Shakespeare’s Hamlet ~ to be, or not to be ~ would be apt to indicate the expectations on the […]

Business

WATCH: how these brothers left their family business to build a successful B2B online marketplace

Brothers Akshay and Akash Hegde, while working on their family business, saw multiple pain points while in the market. These included procurement issues like sub-optimal pricing, delivery service levels, and streamlined supply that posed production challenges. At the same time, while trying to grow the market for their goods, the duo saw an opportunity to […]

Business

87% enterprises experience business acceleration from cloud services: McAfee report

About 87% companies experience business acceleration from their use of cloud services while 52% organizations experience better security in the cloud than on-premise IT environments, according to McAfee’s Cloud and Risk Adoption Report released on Tuesday. The report focuses on the business impact of cloud services and how organizations around the world are addressing security […]

Bike Reviews

Bianchi Oltre XR4 Ultegra Di2 Disc review

Our review Accomplished in every respect, it just comes at a price Pros: An aero bike that’s every inch nimble race-machine Cons: An aero chassis this good comes at a premium price Bianchi’s Oltre has evolved from its first rim brake-equipped semi-aero pro race machine to this latest XR4 model, which is a full-on aero machine where […]

Bike Reviews

Orbea Occam M10 (2020) first ride review

Our review Our review was based on riding the bike for two days on unfamiliar terrain. We are hoping to get a bike in the UK for a full review as soon as possible. Pros: Up to date geometry, impressive suspension and customisable to your heart’s content Cons: Rekon won’t be great in UK mid-winter Orbea’s latest […]