Indian parents spend Rs 12.25 lakh on children’s education, Hong Kong leads with Rs 85.67 lakh

In a fiercely competitive job market today, education is highly prioritised by parents, with Hong Kong residents shelling out $132,161 (Rs 86 lakh) on their children’s school or university tuition fees, books, transport and accommodation – the highest in the world. Indians, meanwhile, are spending $18,909 ( Rs 12.25 lakh) while the world average spending on children from primary school to university undergraduate levels is about $44,221 (Rs 29 lakh), says an HSBC report: Higher and higher, The Value of Education series. About 89% Indians fund their children’s education, 79%…

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Remembering DU days: Actor Gulshan Grover says nobody leads a wild life at SRCC

For actor Gulshan Grover, bagging a seat in Shri Ram College of Commerce, (SRCC), Delhi University (DU) was the ultimate goal, and it boosted his self-confidence. “ I had to get more than 90% to get in. So, I couldn’t contain my happiness when the admission was confirmed,” says the actor, The years spent at DU gave him strength, vision and a foundation for his acting career.“As DU’s winter festivals [cultural fests] were fantastic and interactive, I rose as an actor,” says Grover. who has been praised for the portrayal…

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Incomplete National Anthem leads Goa education department to reprint textbook

A page in the second standard Marathi book, which carried garbled text of the national anthem, will now be re-printed by the Goa Education department. The mistake was brought to the notice by Congress party which had demanded that state government should fix the responsibility. “It has been decided to re-print one page of the book which had errors and circulate it to all the schools,” a senior official attached to the State Education department told PTI today. Few lines of National Anthem cut The erroneous printing on the page…

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FTSE steadies near recent lows, HSBC leads banks

Britain’s top share index steadied near a recent two-week low on Wednesday, with weaker commodities and property-related stocks offsetting an HSBC-led rally in banking stocks. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.02 percent in morning trading after hitting its lowest since mid-July in the previous session. The index’s 16-percent rally since a post-Brexit slump is losing steam, with the market facing some selling pressure in the past days. Banks were the top performers, with HSBC helping the UK banking index to gain 2 percent. HSBC shares rose 3.3 percent…

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University of Surrey leads multi-billion pound race to deliver 5G phone technology

The University of Surrey is at the centre of a multi-billion pound research race to find a phone network which will deliver Internet speeds 100 times quicker than the fastest current services. The campus university’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is working with telecoms giants and other companies to discover the “fifth generation” of wireless technology and usher in the “Internet of Things”, when smartphones are capable of operating home appliances and controlling driverless cars. The introduction of 5G technology could happen as early as 2018 and would offer mobile Internet…

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