Using technology to engage citizens, solve hard problems

Founder of Google Mapmaker stresses on need for platforms that encourage people to help themselves with technology Mumbai: Today, Google Maps is ubiquitous in India, having created a comprehensive database that maps not just cities, but smaller, rural areas, and the roads and places that network through them. It has proven to be a successful model across India. But the process of creating this started very simply. “It was just about creating the basic outline — the major roads running through the city, a few major lakes — and then…

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Wilshaw: golden handcuffs needed to plug brain drain and solve ‘critical’ teacher shortages

Ofsted chief speaks of need to reverse ‘teacher brain drain’ from the UK New teachers should be given golden-handcuffs deals, to prevent them from leaving the country as soon as they qualify, the Ofsted’s chief inspector has said. Sir Michael Wilshaw warned this morning that there is “a teacher brain drain from this country, just when the supply issue is reaching situation critical”. Writing in his monthly commentary, Sir Michael pointed out that a growing number of newly qualified teachers were leaving to work in international branches of elite private…

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Here’s How Kaspersky Aims To Solve The Cyber Security Challenges Of Smart Cities

        Narendra Modi’s concept of smart city may soon be redefining the living standards of people across the country. An ideal city enriched with niche of every possible thing is what it aims for. However, the notion being very topical, many organizations are working on intelligent solutions to make urban areas energy efficient, comfortable, environment-friendly, and physically safe. Unfortunately, far fewer are considering the cybersecurity of these smart cities. The more IT organizations involved in creating a smart city, the greater the potential risk. If security is…

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