Article on April 24, 2017

How to Prepare for Polity Section of GK?

With important examinations approaching and Polity section filling up your paper, it is essential to remember some important pointers while preparing for it.

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Online Education will empower humans, not replace them.

Although he shares his name with a super-hero of the Indian film industry, Salman ‘Sal’ Khan is no less super-hero when it comes to reimagining education. Giving classes and sharing his knowledge started casually over a Yahoo! Doodle notepad in 2001, later taking shape of this huge online learning resource platform ‘Khan Academy’. Sal, Founder of Khan Academy predicts the future of online education along with its risks in his email chat with BW Education’s Sreerupa Sil.

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"We need three types of policy reforms in the education sector."

Way back in 1981, a decade before liberalization of Indian economy, he started NIIT Technologies. NIIT University was imagined, envisioned and eventually established by Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman and co-founder of NIIT group, in 2009. Reformative, as his ideas always are, Pawar speaks to Sreerupa Sil of BW Education on the immediate needs in the education sector, the three reforms and note for higher education leaders.

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Much higher mean and much less standard deviation is what we need in education

Often referred to as ‘The Highest Ranked Civil Servant’ in India, T.S.R. Subramanian, the former Cabinet Secretary has taken up the most ‘firsts’ in the country. In 1992, he went to Washington as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh and signed the agreement on ‘Education for All’ with World Bank. This was World Bank’s first loan ever to a non-financial infrastructure sector. The often used ‘Right to Information Act’ was first drafted by him. He was highly regarded for chairing the committee to provide recommendations on National Education Policy. This interview with BW Education’s Sreerupa Sil, revolves around his perception on education and understanding the past to lead us to the future.

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Comprehending Complexity of Financial Markets Using Films

Films remain a dominant medium of communication in our lives and have the unique quality of communicating and illustrating complex issues in a simple manner. A film’s narrative can be used to teach various management theories and can bring in a novel approach to management education, by supplanting existing pedagogical methods. The use of films in the classroom can become a tool for enhancing the process of learning and knowledge assimilation, if used effectively in the classroom situation.

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