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Annual Status of Education Report for Rural India: Key Facts

The Annual Status of Education Report for Rural India was recently released by Pratham Education Foundation. The survey was conducted in 26 states and four Union Territories. Key Findings According to the survey, only one-third of the surveyed children had access to online learning. Only 11% of the surveyed children had access to live online ..




The researchers at IIT Kharagpur develop low-cost blood test device

The researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick. The device requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging. The key aspect of the ..


Internet Trends Report 2019

Internet Trends Report 2019 compiled by Mary Meeker, an influential figure in the industry makes the following observations: The growth in the number of internet users is tapering with a growth rate of 6% in 2018 as against 7% the previous year. 8 billion internet users, more than half the world population is now online. ..


Samsung launchs world’s highest-resolution image sensor for smartphones

Samsung Electronics Co has recently launched the world’s highest-resolution image sensor for smartphones at 64-Megapixels to meet the growing demand for mobile devices with better image quality. The company expands its 0.8?m image sensor lineup with 64Mp ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48Mp ISOCELL Bright GM2 that allow vibrant ultra-high resolution mobile photography. With the addition, ..


Google launches ‘Bolo’ app to tutor children to read in Hindi & English

Tech giant Google has recently launched a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English. The free app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. The app features an animated character ‘Diya’, who encourages children to read stories ..