How CLT India is changing the face of education in semi-urban and rural areas with e-Patashale

Technology has transformed our lives in many ways. It is also responsible for taking education from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual classrooms. Today, internet has opened doors of opportunity for students with better reach as well as covering an ever-widening range of subjects. But one might assume that schools need to splurge a lot of money to afford eLearning solutions. And busting this myth is CLT India, which is based in Bengaluru. CLT, which stands for Children’s Lovecastles Trust, aims to use low-cost technology to serve the underserved students across India. Bhagya…

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Roti Or Rice: Which One Is A Healthier Option?

A typical Indian meal is incomplete without a couple ofrotis and a handful of rice on the plate. These two are used to prepare various dishes, which form our regular day-to-day diet. Now, those embarking on a weight loss journey must have been told by many people to give up or cut down on carbs (read: rice and roti). Being a staple product in our regular diet till now, it’s difficult to eliminate both of them. But, if you decide to leave one out and continue filling your appetite with another, which…

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Is your cool hashtag-friendly lifestyle leading you to cancer?

Yes, it is easy to go out and devour junk food and alcohol. It is even easier to smoke a cigarette thinking that is the only way to keep your stress at bay. But, what one is forgettingis that the short-term perky feeling is the risk factor to the fatal disease, cancer. This choice of being in sync with peers and wanting the cool lifestyle is one of the prevailing reasons for the growing number of cancer cases in the city. “There has been a definite increase in cancer incidence and…

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Ministry: PHCorp managing health scheme is non-profit company

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad. PETALING JAYA: The health ministry today sought to allay concerns over its recently-launched health scheme for the bottom 40 (B40) group, including the management of the scheme and consultation and health screening fees at private clinics under the programme. Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (PHCorp), a non-profit company set up by the ministry to run the Peduli Kesihatan B40 (PeKa B40) scheme, is not managed by a third party. “PHCorp is not a managed care organisation (MCO) or a third party administrator (TPA)….

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Is big data ruining education?

Standardized tests may not be making kids smarter. If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that standardized tests are a waste of time, you’re not alone. Simon Rodberg, the District of Columbia International School’s founding principal, recently wrote about how the promise that data will improve education is failing students. “The drive for data responded to a real problem in education, but bad thinking about testing and data use has made the data cure worse than the disease,” he wrote. In 2001, No Child Left Behind mandated more standardized testing and made…

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If Food Is Medicine, Then Sun Basket Wants To Be The Prescription

Getty Adam Zbar founded Sun Basket because he hated losing weight. Zbar had always been athletic. He surfed, he skied, he ran marathons. But while running his last startup, he gained fifty pounds. Then he turned forty. All his vital signs were discouraging. So his doctor gave him an ultimatum: Change your diet or suffer the consequences. Zbar did so, but he, “had no tools, so I built my own. I started eating radically healthy…I’m left-handed, and I started eating with my right…The challenge was that it was healthy, but…

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Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A customer lifts a shopping bag at an Old Navy Inc. store in San Francisco. One takeaway from this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganza is that there will be a lot more sweaters and coats under the tree this year. Shoppers are turning up at stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season to buy clothing for themselves and for others. It’s a stark contrast from the years that followed the Great…

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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

Here we are, the fifth iteration of Oculus Connect—four years since the Facebook buyout, two and a half years after the consumer release of the Oculus Rift, a year after the debut of the mysterious Project Santa Cruz. So what’s next for virtual reality, at least from Facebook? The $399 Oculus Quest. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Oculus Go $199.00 See It on Amazon Oculus Quest is the evolution of last year’s Santa Cruz prototype, an all-in-one VR system that doesn’t need a PC or a tether of any kind. Think of it as a…

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This Is How You Make Restaurant-Style Kal Dosai

South Indian food offers a wide variety of dishes. From idli, dosai, uthapam to paniyaram and appam, south Indian food has it all. One such popular variety of dosai in south India is kal dosa. A lot of people confuse this delight with plain dosai or plain uthapam; however, it is way too different from both the variants. Made with parboiled rice and urad dal, this dosai variant is slightly thicker and is quite soft in texture. It stays soft for a longer time, and hence, can be packed in…

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