Hindi, 3 Indian languages find place in Dubai driving tests

 Four Indian languages including Hindi can be chosen while appearing for driving tests here in the UAE from September.

YouTube adds 15 more languages for navigation of site

Video-sharing website YouTube has added 15 more languages for navigation of its website.

Literary meet to explore challenges, trends in Nepali literature

Issues like challenges in popularising Nepali literature globally, its trends, and its readership in India and South Asia will be discussed at the second Nepali literary symposium beginning here on Saturday.

All books of national importance to be digitised: Govt

The government on Tuesday said it plans to digitise all books of national interest, but currently has no plan to extend any financial help to states for this task.

Indian languages have few takers in US

Despite the Indian economy`s rapid growth and the increase in US-India ties, American students continue to display low interest in Indian languages, preferring instead languages like Chinese, Korean or Arabic, according to a new language survey.

Matribhasha Divas to be celebrated today

To sensitise people on the need to impart communication skills and develop proficiency in mother tongue, the government will celebrate Matribhasha Divas on Saturday across the country.

All languages skew towards happiness: Study

All human languages - be it English, Arabic, Russian or Korean - tend to use positive words more frequently than negative ones, a new study has found.

Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world's humid regions.

Bilingualism can alter children's beliefs about world around them
Bilingualism can alter children's beliefs about world around them

A new study has recently revealed that some bilingualism can change a kid's beliefs about world because they have the ability to understand that "everything was not innate, and so they can learn."

Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain: Study
Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain: Study

Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggested that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood.

Quality of sleep really affects kid's academic performance

A new study has revealed that school-aged kids' sound sleep is linked to better performance in mathematics, languages and so in future academic success.

Govt working for protection of dialects: Irani

Government is working for protection of those languages which are on the verge of extinction and those which are used only for conversations, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages
Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages

 Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he wants to make the blockbuster "3 Idiots" in various languages because it left an impact on many people's lives.

Gandhi's autobiography to be released in Punjabi, Kashmiri

 Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' has now been published in Kashmiri and Punjabi languages also and the editions would be released on his birth anniversary tomorrow.

Being bilingual can slow brain ageing

Speaking two or more languages may slow down cognitive decline caused by ageing, a new study has found.

Study suggests speaking different languages sharpens brain

A new study has revealed that being bilingual allows to keep the brain sharp.

Asin learning Spanish

Actress Asin, who is already fluent in five languages, is reportedly learning Spanish.

Elephants can decode human voices better than we can: Study

A new study has revealed that African elephants might be better at deciphering human voices than humans.

South Africa`s Mxit plans rollout in 11 Indian languages

South African mobile instant messaging service Mxit, launched in India a fortnight ago, plans to rollout its service in 11 regional Indian languages within the next six months.

UGC sanctions centre for preserving endangered languages

The University Grants Commission has sanctioned the setting up of a centre for preservation and promotion of smaller indigenous and endangered languages in the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ).