Free Wi-Fi connection in a village in Latur district, Maharashtra


Smart Model Village With Free Wifi Connection In Maha's Latur

Free wifi has been provided to a village in Maharashtra’s Latur district as a part of the initiative Sundar Maza Gav suggested by divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar and BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) initiative of Zilla Parishad CEO Abhinav Goyal. The initiative is taken forward to make represent the village as a smart model village. The free wifi will aid the school and college students to attend classes online.

Sun, 29 Aug 2021 - 07:58 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: FREE WI-FI, Maharashtra , Online education, Sundar Maza Gav

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Despite Age Limit, 37.8% Of Kids Aged 10 Yrs Access Facebook: Study

A study covering 5,811 participants has revealed that, despite the minimum age barrier, 37.8% of children aged 10 years access Facebook, and 24.3% use Instagram. However, Instagram was found to be more popular among children. Reportedly, the age limit for creating a Facebook or an Instagram account is 13 years. Besides, it is found that 62.8% of children access the internet through their parents' phones.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 11:08 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: children, Facebook, Online education, NCPCR, Instagram

Courtesy: India Today

Byju's founder and CEO Raveendran

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Byju's Acquires US Based Digital Reading Platform 'Epic' For $500 Mn

In a bid to expand its presence in the USA's education market, Bangalore-based startup Byju's will acquire the digital reading platform "Epic" for $500 million. Epic is regarded as the world's largest digital reading platform for kids 12 and under, which hosts a million teachers and 50 million kids use the platform. Meanwhile, Byju's founder Raveendran said the expansion will ''hugely accelerate'' our revenue by March 2022.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 12:50 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Byju's, Epic, Digital Reading, Online education

Courtesy: Bloomberg Quint

Haryana teachers urging people to enrol more students in schools

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Private Schools Witnesses 42% Decline In Students Enrollment: Haryana

Contrary to the last year's academic enrolment of 29.83 lakh students in Haryana's private schools, the state saw a decline of 12.5 lakh enrolments this year. Suggesting the possibility of drop-outs, several officials expressed the inability to pay fees as the reason. While several individuals have mentioned the lack of access to online education in this pandemic.

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 03:28 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Haryana, Private Schools, Online education, students

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Byju's Aakash

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BYJU's Acquires Test Prep Giant Aakash Educational Services

Bengaluru-based EduTech platform Byju's on April 5 revealed that the company, through a merger, has acquired Aakash Educational Services Limited. Planning to invest further in Aakash, Byju’s will allow the services of Aakash to be independently operated by founders JC Chaudhary and Aakash Chaudhary. BYJU’s founder Byju Raveendran said the new hybrid system will create impactful experiences for students with the help of over 200 brick-and-… read-more

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 08:48 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Aakash Educatioal Services, Byju's, Merger, Online education

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Representational photo: An empty classroom

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Pandemic Impacted 247 Million Indian School Students: UNICEF

According to a UNICEF data, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly 247 million children in India as 1.5 million schools were forced to shut down. The data stated only one in four students, enrolled in elementary and secondary schools, had access to digital devices and internet connectivity. It also indicated that nearly six million students alarmingly dropped out even before the COVID-crisis began. The data suggested that approximately 888… read-more

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 11:05 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UNICEF, Coronavirus Pandemic, Online education, Internet Connectivity

Courtesy: The Indian Express

New Mission

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Sonu Sood To Start Mission That Ensures No One Misses Online Class

Emerging as a ray of hope to the needy and underprivileged people during the times of pandemic, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will now help underprivileged children to access online education. Announcing his new mission through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts, the philanthropic actor disclosed that this mission would ensure no student in the nation misses their online classes. While he did not… read-more

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 06:04 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Brifly Exclusive, Sonu Sood, Online education, Education

Courtesy: Brifly News

Mamta Banerjee Plans To Give 10k For Government School Students To Buy Tabs

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WB Govt Plans To Give Rs 10,000 For School Students To Buy Tabs

The West Bengal government has decided to transfer Rs 10,000 to the bank accounts of 9.5 lakh students of class 12 to buy smart devices for online learning. Earlier, the state government had decided to give smart tablets to students. However, the idea has been dropped since they could not procure numerous devices within a short period. CM Mamata Banerjee has assured the grant would be transferred within three weeks.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 02:52 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: mamta banerjee, Online education, government schools, Madrassas

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: A student studying online.

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Record $1.95 Bn Funds Received By Ed-tech Firms In 2020 Due To COVID-19

India's 'ed-tech' business, with big players like Unacademy and Byju's, has reported a record funding of $1.95 billion in 2020. Reportedly, the growth measured from the beginning of 2020 till present showed a 31% increase than the combined funding of $1.48 billion in the last five years. Experts have believed that the investments had increased due to an increased demand owing to the closure of schools in the pandemic. 

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 03:25 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: India, Online education, Inc42 Plus, business, Investment, Ed-tech

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational image. A class in WB

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School Dropout Rate Least in West Bengal: ASER 2020

Citing the Annual State of Education Report (ASER), West Bengal government has announced that the state achieved the least dropout rate among school students. As per TMC statement, while the dropout rate in WB declined to 1.5% from 3.3%, the national figure rose to 5.5% from 4%. Authorities said the improvement was due to the state’s policy of distributing curriculum-based books to every child in state-run schools and providing online… read-more

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 03:06 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: School education, West Bengal, school dropout, TMC, Mamata Banerjee, ASER 2020, Online education, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times