Leadership Instincts: A new tool to decide on making or breaking a dam developed  |  Science Innovations: The death and resurrection of kilogram  |  Parent Interventions: Music improves communication skills of autistic children   |  Teacher Insights: Do you undergo ‘social jet lag’?  |  Parent Interventions: Social media could affect self-esteem of women  |  Technology Inceptions: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ With 512MB RAM, 5GHz Wi-Fi Connectivity Launched  |  Technology Inceptions: AMD Radeon RX 590 Mid-Range GPU Announced for Full-HD PC Gaming  |  Leadership Instincts: When ‘small changes’ better than ‘no change’ at all  |  Science Innovations: Alexa and Siri may in future learn language as kids do!  |  Teacher Insights: Ideas are contagious as disease  |  Science Innovations: Universe: Why is there something, instead of nothing?  |  Technology Inceptions: NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space  |  Cover Story: HOME TRANSFORMERS FAMILIES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME  |  Cover Story: Thou shalt not discriminate  |  Rajagiri Round Table: FOR AN EQUAL SHARE OF THE PIE  |  
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Leadership Instincts

When ‘small changes’ better than ‘no change’ at all
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Leadership Instincts
November 13, 2018 Tuesday 11:47:45 IST

When ‘small changes’ better than ‘no change’ at all

An international group of researchers has established that people feel it's easier to achieve a small incremental goal than to maintain the status quo, thanks to a quirk in the way our brain evaluates goals.Is it true that no change is easier than any change? Not always, suggests a new study published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes."When evaluating goal difficulty, our brain first considers the gap between the starting point and the desired state. Usually, the bigger the gap, the more difficult the goal. However, if there is no gap to speak of, as in the case of a status quo goal, the brain starts scanning the context, anticipating potential reasons for failure," says Amitava Chattopadhyay, the co-author of the study.When a s

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Leadership Instincts
October 27, 2018 Saturday 12:29:49 IST
Admitting children to the best school is not always the best for students

Admitting children to the best school is not always the best for students

A research study based on a 50 years of data suggests that ensuring that the children attend top schools is not uniformly beneficial to students’ achievements in the later stages of their life. Parents often go to great lengths to ensure that their children attend top schools, surrounded by high-achieving peers who often come f

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Leadership Instincts
October 26, 2018 Friday 11:43:41 IST
How do schools develop support for students with ADHD

How do schools develop support for students with ADHD

Researchers of the University of Exeter have developed the clearest guidance so far on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. In a study published in the journal, Review of Education, researchers of the University of Exeter have summarized a set of interventions which

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Leadership Instincts
October 26, 2018 Friday 11:30:21 IST
Relationships are the key to improving schools, not money!

Relationships are the key to improving schools, not money!

# Researchers of Ohio State University have found that the social capital of an education institution brings 3-5 times more impact than that due to funding.

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Leadership Instincts
October 06, 2018 Saturday 12:21:24 IST
Feedback and creativity

Feedback and creativity

#Taking external feedback on one’s creative ideas need not always boost creativity; it also depends on the work environment.

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees- Munshi Premchand Quotes

Policy Updates

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Policy Indications
October 26, 2018 Friday 11:37:31 IST
Why are city dwellers more hurried and less friendly?

Why are city dwellers more hurried and less friendly?

A new study by psychology researchers of the University of Miami suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers, robbing them of their core instincts.Humans are born generous! They try to be fair to others, as far as possible under the influence of a basic instinct. However, they can quickly unl

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Policy Indications
October 05, 2018 Friday 02:37:13 IST
Call for making a new “Noah’s Ark” for Microbes

Call for making a new “Noah’s Ark” for Microbes

#As climate change threatens the microbial diversity, a team of researchers call for creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health .

Get your Science and Tech fix

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Technology Inceptions
November 16, 2018 Friday 11:17:08 IST
Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ With 512MB RAM, 5GHz Wi-Fi Connectivity Launched

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ With 512MB RAM, 5GHz Wi-Fi Connectivity Launched

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has been launched a trimmed down version of the powerful Pi 3 Model B+. The successor to the original Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+, this comes is a cheaper variant of the Pi 3 Model B+. They are powered by the same processor, Bluetooth capacity, Wi-Fi, among other things. Meanwhile, the key changes between the two include RA

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Technology Inceptions
November 16, 2018 Friday 11:15:50 IST
AMD Radeon RX 590 Mid-Range GPU Announced for Full-HD PC Gaming

AMD Radeon RX 590 Mid-Range GPU Announced for Full-HD PC Gaming

AMD is introducing a new mid-range GPU, the Radeon RX590, in order to captialise on demand from users looking to upgrade but not spend too much. The Radeon RX590 is not based on a new architecture, but instead a refresh of the current mainstream Polaris architecture. It is AMD's first GPU to be manufactured on a new 12nm, process which allows

Best Practices

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Education Information
June 28, 2018 Thursday 02:10:24 IST
8 Advantages of Language Labs

8 Advantages of Language Labs

#Using a language lab has many benefits

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Education Information
June 28, 2018 Thursday 01:43:30 IST
The Advantages of Using a Projector in the Classroom

The Advantages of Using a Projector in the Classroom

#Teachers and students alike find projectors to be useful classroom devices.

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table November 01, 2018 Thursday 03:41:02 IST
FOR AN EQUAL SHARE OF THE PIE

FOR AN EQUAL SHARE OF THE PIE

In a world that moves fast, driven by technology, education has acquired newer insights. It is a moot question whether the gender equations too have changed according to the times.  The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education in India is 25.8, which is calculated for 18-23 years of age group. GER for male population is 26.3 and