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Python Becomes The Most Popular Programming Language for Students in India

India was also found to be lagging among the 16 Asia Pacific countries, which signals a great opportunity for more focused upskilling efforts on key competencies

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Python is also easy to get started with, offers a lot of flexibility and is versatile. Wikimedia Commons

When it comes to programming languages in India, Python is most popular among the students for its role in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, data science, Machine Learning (ML) and data analytics, US-based online education company Coursera has said.

Python dominated the top 10 list with courses like ‘Programming for Everybody’, ‘Python Data Structures’, ‘Python for Data Science and AI’ and more.

Python is also easy to get started with, offers a lot of flexibility and is versatile.

“Its open source nature makes it easy to learn. A large number libraries for tasks like web development, text processing, calculations add to its appeal,” the repor said.

Python’s rapid growth over the past five years has been fueled by a large and expanding community of data science professionals.

Besides Python, the other most popular technology courses focused on Tensor Flow for AI, cloud computing and algorithms. As for the most popular courses in data science, the list included subjects like machine learning, neural networks and basics of data science, besides Python.

Other most popular courses are Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Structure and AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud Native. As per the recent “GitHub-State of Octoverse” report, Python ranks among the top programming languages in the world.

A recent Coursera report foind that 90 per cent of developing economies, including India are falling behind or are at risk of falling behind in critical skills related to business, technology and data science.

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When it comes to programming languages in India, Python is most popular among the students for its role in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, data science, Machine Learning (ML) and data analytics. Pixabay

The report, which analysed skill trends and performance data for 60 countries, revealed that in terms of business skills, India ranked at 50th spot, 44th in technology, and 51st in data science.

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India was also found to be lagging among the 16 Asia Pacific countries, which signals a great opportunity for more focused upskilling efforts on key competencies. (IANS)

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Huawei to Build its First European Manufacturing Plant in France

Huawei to Build First European 5G Factory in France to Soothe Western Nerves

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A Huawei company logo at Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. VOA

Huawei will build its first European manufacturing plant in France, its chairman said Thursday, as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to ease worldwide concerns stoked by U.S. charges that Beijing could use its equipment for spying.

Liang Hua said , the world’s biggest producer of telecom equipment, would invest 200 million euros ($217 million) in the first phase of setting up the mobile base station plant. He said it would create 500 jobs.

Huawei, which denies its equipment poses a security risk, is at the center of a storm pitting the United States against China over 5G, the next-generation mobile technology. Europe has become a major battleground.

Continental market

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chairman Liang Hua speaks during a news conference in Paris, France. VOA

“This site will supply the entire European market, not just France’s,” Liang said at a news conference. “Our group’s activities are worldwide and for this we need a global industrial footprint.”

5G technology is expected to deliver a huge leap in the speed and capacity of communications and an exponential spike in connections between billions of devices, from smart refrigerators to driverless cars, that are expected to run on 5G networks.

It was not immediately clear whether Huawei’s decision had the blessing of French President Emmanuel Macron, who has courted foreign investors but also led warnings about Chinese encroachment into the European Union’s economy.

Liang said that the company had outlined the group’s plans to the French government. “This is not a charm offensive,” he said.

There was no immediate reaction from Macron’s office.

Early stages 

The United States has repeatedly warned European allies against allowing the Chinese firm into the continent’s 5G infrastructure. But European capitals are divided about how to deal with Huawei.

France has yet to start rolling out its 5G networks but the top French mobile operator, state-controlled Orange, has already chosen Huawei’s European rivals, Nokia and Ericsson.

Smaller operators Bouygues Telecom and Altice Europe’s SFR, whose existing networks rely heavily on Huawei, are urging Paris to clarify its position on Huawei.

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The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany. VOA

France says it will not discriminate against any vendor but requires all suppliers to be screened so they can secure a green light from the cybersecurity agency, which is examining Huawei equipment. Sources close to the French telecom industry say they fear Huawei will be barred in practice even if no formal ban is announced.

Neighboring Germany is also struggling to reach consensus on the way forward. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives back tougher rules on foreign vendors but have stopped short of an outright ban on Huawei.

British plan

Britain has defied the United States by allowing “high-risk vendors” such as Huawei into nonsensitive parts of its 5G network but not what it describes as “core” components.

Washington has pressed London to reconsider.

The mobile base stations that will be manufactured in France are not considered core to 5G network infrastructure.

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Huawei accuses the United States of seeking to frustrate its growth because no U.S. company can offer the same range of technology at a competitive price.

The French plant will be Huawei’s second manufacturing facility outside China. It has a plant making smartphones in India but only has assembly plants elsewhere. The plant in France will generate 1 billion euros a year in sales. (VOA)