Tag: India

‘Hindi Not Imposed,’ Indian Government Reassures

The Indian government has attempted to quell fears that Hindi would be imposed over other Indian languages and stated that no such rule would be put into effect. The concern that Hindi would be forced over other languages has garnered recent protest, including a campaign called Namma Metro Hindi Beda, which has gained attention of the central government.“Hindi is...

Indian Bilinguals Humanizing Virtual Assistants

To improve the functionality of Cortana, its voice-powered virtual assistant, Microsoft is turning to bilinguals. Of specific interest is the practice of code switching—when speakers switch back and forth between multiple languages in a single sentence or conversation. Project Mélange, run by Microsoft researchers in India, is studying the...

India to Continue with German

India and Germany resolved the sticky German language issue during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit last month. Once again, students in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools (KVs) will be able to opt for German as an additional foreign language in conformity with the National Education Policy, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announced after signing a joint declaration of intent with...

Google to Focus on Indic Language Content

India is now the second-largest online market in the world, but the Internet in India is predominantly an English only medium. Only 10% of India’s population speaks English, and, in an effort to promote digital literacy and safety in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s Digital India Program, under which Google will increase the availability of information...

PM Modi Wants Japanese in India

Japan and India to forge exchanges to prepare for Asia's century.On his first trip to Japan as India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed the importance of education and language exchanges between the two Asian countries.More...