Category: Social

Is social media really affecting academic performance?

Although many parents may be worried that the rise of social media is distracting children from their studies, new European research suggests that using sites such as Snapchat, Facebook, or Instagram has a minimal effect on academic performance. Carried out by researchers from the University of Bamberg, Germany, the new […]

Aadhaar linking weeds out 2.75 cr bogus ration cards

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NEW DELHI: Complete digitisation of ration cards and linking them to Aadhaar number of beneficiaries has helped the government weed out over 2.75 crore duplicate and bogus ration cards that were used to get highly subsidised foodgrains. Food ministry officials said though the entire process of digitisation of ration cards had […]

Telecom sector to see another 90,000 job cuts: Report

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MUMBAI: Faced with uncertainty, the once-sunshine telecom sector will continue to witness decline in headcounts for the next six-nine months taking the total number of job losses to 80,000-90,000, says a report. The sector, which has been witnessing rough weather in terms of profitability due to rising competition and lower margins, has witnessed large […]