Xiaomi Says It Shipped 9.2 Million Smartphones in India Last Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in Q3 2017 This is a record for the Chinese company in the country Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 4 are the top selling smartphones Xiaomi has announced that it shipped 9.2 million smartphones, a record number of units, in India in Q3 2017. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President Xiaomi and Managing Director Xiaomi India in a tweet. Jain also shared a piece of trivia about Xiaomi smartphones shipments in the country. “We started with a humble beginning of…

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8 Things to Know About Group Travel Before You Go

I loved summer camp when I was growing up. I left home and attended a week-long sports camp every summer for several years; each year, I’d arrive at camp knowing just the one friend I came with, spend nearly every waking moment of the week with a group of 12 or so girls, and leave with new friends who I felt like I’d known for years. I aged out of being able to have that very unique summer experience; but after I graduated college, I spent some time living abroadand discovered…

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Mercedes-Benz launches the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), and it joins the ranks of the current E-Class line-up (E200 and E350d). While the E220d gets an in-line 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel mill that generates 194bhp and 400Nm of torque, transmission duties are to be fulfilled by a nine-speed automatic gearbox. With the E220d, Mercedes-Benz hopes to cater to those buyers who long to buy a diesel version of the new E-Class which offers best in class legroom thanks to its extended wheelbase The car will…

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Labour has started a welcome debate on higher education funding

You are right to highlight how our universities are under threat from Brexit, creeping privatisation and the government’s dogged determination to reduce net migration (Editorial, 30 May). Higher education makes an invaluable contribution to our economy and society, and has a crucial role to play in developing the highly skilled workforce upon which future growth depends. By its very nature, higher education is international, and the exchange of knowledge across borders is critical to its success. If we are to preserve our global reputation for excellence, our institutions must be…

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Technology is running your life

We are all in inescapable thrall to one of the handful of American technology companies that now dominate much of the global economy. (Photo: Doug Chayka © 2017 The New York Times) NEW YORK: A few weeks ago, I bought a new television. When the whole process was over, I realised something incredible. To navigate all of the niggling details surrounding this one commercial transaction — figuring out what to buy, which accessories I needed, how and where to install it, and whom to hire to do so — I…

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Microsoft launches Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition

At its education event earlier in May, Microsoft unveiled its latest effort to help kids learn how to code: Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition. Initially available in Beta, Microsoft is now launching Code Builder for everyone with the latest update to Minecraft Education Edition. Code Builder essentially makes it easy for teachers and students to dive into coding within the world of Minecraft with visual code blocks that can be dragged and dropped in place with immediate results. From Microsoft: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is a brand-new…

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British graduates have spent £65 billion on unused degrees, research reveals

British graduates are said to have spent tens of billions of pounds on university degrees they haven’t put to use in their current job roles, according to new research. Training company The Knowledge Academy recently carried out a study of 2,000 graduates to find 64 per cent felt their degree was not relevant to their current role. While results showed the average graduate polled left university with an average debt amount of £13,292 – with approximately 12 million graduates in the UK,according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – the…

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Asia drives demand for international schools

Another top boarding school in England is setting up a school in China, travelling the path taken by schools such as Harrow, Dulwich College, Malvern and Wellington. But when Wycombe Abbey, a girls’ boarding school in Buckinghamshire, opens its doors in China in September, it will be not be launching a replica. Wycombe Abbey International in Changzhou near Shanghai will be co-educational, and will teach a hybrid of the Chinese and English curriculums within an English-style boarding school environment. Alongside international GCSEs and A-levels, pupils will follow a Chinese curriculum…

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Lily Cole challenges MPs on illiteracy

Model and actress Lily Cole is spearheading a campaign calling for a global drive to tackle illiteracy. Project Literacy, a coalition of campaign groups, says one in 10 people around the world is illiterate. Ms Cole, speaking in the Houses of Parliament, said too often the impact of the problem was overlooked because it lacked “raw emotional power”. But she said illiteracy was of fundamental importance to jobs, health and political engagement. Project Literacy is trying to raise the profile of the damage caused by illiteracy, which affects more than…

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Salford University murder: Man, 30, found stabbed to death in student halls

The body of a 30-year-old man was discovered by police officers in a flat in a building used by Salford University students Photo: Cavendish Press By Martin Evans, Crime Editor 12:36PM GMT 09 Feb 2016 A man has been found dead after being stabbed in a university halls of residence. The body of a 30-year-old man who had suffered multiple stab wounds was discovered by police officers in a flat in a building inhabited by Salford University students. A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was…

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