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Students in Madhya Pradesh can take exams despite non-payment of fees

No student would be debarred from appearing for examinations from Classes 9 to 12 for non-payment of fees

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This SSN prof is bringing India into the solar energy game with #MadeInIndia silicon solar cells. Here's how

P Ramasamy, Dean of SSN College of Engineering, has indigenously-developed solar ingots that are more effective than imported ones

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Game for some simulation? Chennai-based game developers will take you on the train ride of your life

Highbrow Interactive is the developer of the very popular and first-of-its-kind game Indian Train Simulator among various other exciting simulation games

IIT Mandi

IIT Mandi alumnus's thesis wins INYAS national award 2020 for research excellence

Dr Navneet Chandra Verma, who completed his PhD from IIT Mandi in 2020, won the Best PhD thesis in the area of carbon materials

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US President Biden's admin undecided on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban 

In January, then-President Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing new H-1B visas till March 31, arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate

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Do it like Rahul Gandhi: What the Wayanad MP told a female student who challenged him to do pushups

Midway through the session, the MP surprised the crowd by doing a few pushups and exhibiting his Aikido skills

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60 govt, private medical colleges to be affiliated to Lucknow's  upcoming Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University 

Vice-Chancellor Dr. A.K. Singh stated that a grand auditorium will be set up in the campus, in which 2,500 people can sit at a time

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All Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school in Zamfara have been released

Local police said on Friday that a total of 317 students were abducted by gunmen from the all-girls secondary school in Zamfara

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It's the VC and not the university that has autonomy in JNU: Why JNU's teachers are worried about the varsity's future

Over 150 legal cases have been filed by various faculty, students, non-teaching staff against the VC during his administration between the period 2016-2021

Surya Pratap Bharati

Seven months on, family of UoH student who died of medical negligence upset that varsity didn't conduct an investigation 

Two months ago, after the family did a sit-in protest to demand an inquiry into his death, and the administration promised to constitute a committee to look into the matter

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Pioneer of online education says India has significant potential to include more students in online platforms

Professor Crow enlightened the audience, including students and faculty, on how online higher education is becoming the need of the hour

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Decreasing gap between knowledge and society can make India world leader in Science and Technology: Raghavan

The Principal Scientific Adviser while delivering a talk online on the occasion of the National Science Day emphasised the role of geosciences in a technology-driven world

Neetu Chandra

Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra welcomes move to include Maithili language in Bihar school curriculum

The actress, who produced the National Award-winning Maithili film "Mithila Makhaan", says that the inclusion of the language is a 'life-changing event'

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Police officials say that dalit girl in Aligarh was strangulated, no clear evidence of rape

The body of the 16-year-old girl was found in a field in Akrabad area following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting

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Study proposes low cost, high efficiency anti-bacterial masks

A team of scientists have put together various techniques for decontamination and reuse of respiratory masks based on experimental data and guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control

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85 per cent Indian women missed out on raise or promotion during pandemic

The findings showed that nine in 10 (89 per cent) women stated that they were negatively impacted by the pandemic

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How B'luru's Freedom Foundation started an online fundraiser to help HIV positive children survive during the pandemic

Headquartered in Bengaluru, Freedom Foundation has specialised facilities in 48 physical sites at various locations in four states

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What the FAQ: What is Uber's new Public Transport feature, how can you use it?

Uber introduced the new Public Transport feature on its app in Chennai on Monday. Here's what it's all about

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Nasscom, Microsoft launch 'AI Gamechangers' programme to identify top AI-based innovations

Nasscom and Microsoft will work closely to develop and promote the AI programme to accelerate the adoption of AI across key sectors

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Madras High Court orders CB-CID probe in alleged NEET OMR manipulation

The candidate stated that he downloaded his answer sheet twice on different dates from National Testing Agency (NTA) website and found disparities in the answers marked

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After confusion among school management in Kerala, CBSE to conduct webinars on restructured affiliation process

According to Indira Rajan, secretary-general, National Council of CBSE Schools, there has been a lot of confusion among schools about the restructured affiliation process

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SSLC exams in Karnataka will be postponed to June 21

The change was necessitated as the SSLC schedule clashed with the second PU exams 

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Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation.

The company said Monday that it has started using human reviewers to assess whether tweets violate its policy against COVID vaccine misinformation.

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Youth Congress leaders call off indefinite hunger demanding government jobs PSC rank holders

The Youth Congress leaders were protesting for the past one week. Chennithala rued that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been hurling abuses at genuine protests

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COVID-19: India records 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested up to March 1, of which 7,59,283 were done on Monday

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Puducherry schools for Class 1-12 to resume regular functioning from March 3

The circular stated that the order applied to government, government-aided and private schools will function in full day format

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Boy, 15, injured in Arkansas school shooting; classmate held 

The school is in the city of Pine Bluff, about 65 kilometers southeast of Little Rock. The school went on lockdown after the shooting

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Engineering student jumps to death from college building, students protest against admin

The student, Jayanth K Reddy, who scored 92 per cent marks in the PU boards, was a second-year engineering student in Computer Science

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Man kills daughter, gives body to his elder child

According to the police reports, the accused Ramesh, an alcoholic, used to beat his wife Indu. She left him to stay with her father, who works at a brick kiln at Baijnathpur

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#ThrowBackToday: Reminiscing the poetic side of Sarojini Naidu on her death anniversary today

In today's #TBT we talk about Sarojini Naidu, President of the Indian National Congress, India's first woman governor and much more, yes. But also the poet who, with her nimble words, swayed us all

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Want private schools to stop looting students with high fees: What students want from parties ahead of TN polls

The manifesto has been composed by the Tamil Nadu Child Rights Watch, Campaign against Child Labour, Forum for Promotions of Child Participation, Right to Education Forum, Tamil Nadu

It's been a decade and even till 2020 all the campus had, were three buildings — a girls' hostel, a library and a guest house (Pic: Official Site)

Sikkim Govt College students arrested, expelled for asking government to build them an academic building with classrooms 

The SGC Geyzing was set up in 2011 and even though it was allotted a campus, the first batches were started in a private building with a promise to complete the campus infrastructure by 2015

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Try five daily servings of fruits and vegetables for longer, healthier life, finds new research

The study identifies an optimal intake level of fruits and vegetables and supports the evidence-based, succinct public health message of '5-a-day'

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More images of Mars, Perseverance rover's exciting work to happen in coming weeks: NASA's Indo-American engineer

SuperCam is a remote-sensing instrument that will use laser spectroscopy to analyse the chemical composition of rocks on the Martian surface

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Co-WIN app meant only for administrators, vaccine registration to be done through portal, says government

The government had announced on Wednesday that everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

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COVID-19: 'Sanitiser booths' set up in Kerala schools for the safety of children 

The state Health Department has given us all support for the project," NSS (GED-VHSE) Programme Coordinator Ranjith P said

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Google India offers new courses for scribes to help newsrooms continue innovating

The Google News Initiative India Training Network was launched in 2018 and along with the Google News Lab, this network has helped train over 35,000 journalists across India

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Girl students in UP to receive self-defence training

The trainers will train their own school and a nearby school as well, said Vijay Kiran Anand in the order issued to all 75 districts of the state

Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru

IIM Bangalore sees a strong placement season 

Students opting for Sales and Marketing roles received 50 offers and were recruited by major firms led by Dr Reddys Laboratories (five) andProcter & Gamble (five)

Asarelly Harshvardhan

UoH student group asks National Commission to conduct investigation into SC student’s suicide over online classes

The ASA pointed out that the task force guidelines had discouraged that practice of marking attendance and questioned why the Telugu Department had been maintaining attendance in online classes

IIT Kharagpur

Whistleblower professor's student gets PhD from IIT Kharagpur after 6 years

Shirole and Professor Rajeev Kumar had been approaching different authorities, including the office of the President of India, against the denial of PhD

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Anna varsity V-C Surappa seeks to quash proceedings against him

Anna University vice-chancellor MK Surappa on Friday moved a plea in the Madras High Court seeking to quash the Government Order (GO) that appointed an inquiry commission

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Schools in Kashmir open after one year for students who have written permission from their parents

Most private schools had sought no objection certificates from parents, absolving the school management of any blame in case of any health issue arising due to conduct of physical classes

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Missing girl's body found in a field in Aligarh, police investigating allegations of sexual assault

The victim's family and villagers began looking for her when she did not return home till until late in the evening when they found her body in a field and informed the authorities

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What the FAQ: Here's everything you need to know about NASA's Perseverance Rover Mission on Mars

Rovers are essential tools in space exploration. Here's everything about them and NASA's new Perseverance Rover Mission

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Primary schools in Uttar Pradesh welcome back students with balloons and flowers

There are currently 2,103 active COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, as per data from the Union Health Ministry. As many as 5,92,699 recoveries and 8,725 deaths have been reported from the state so far

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PM's move to get inoculated would instill confidence among people, remove hesitancy: AIIMS Chief

Guleria said that Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry who administered the Covaxin jab to the prime minister, was informed about her high-profile task only in the morning

Vibha Harish

Through Cosmix, Vibha Harish and her team make herbal mixes that can make you super healthy

At 26, Vibha Harish owns a year-old start-up that makes superfoods for different body needs. She shares her entrepreneurial story 

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Prime Minister Modi takes his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS

The Prime Minister also posted a picture of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine in which he is seen sporting an Assamese 'gamocha' and getting inoculated with a smile on his face

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VSSUT hostels declared micro-containment zones after boarders test positive for COVID-19

According to the notice issued by the administration, only essential activities will be allowed in the micro-containment zones

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New book reveals that Sherlock Holmes author had probed Indian orgin man's case

The story, which revolves around several threatening letters and the distressing killing and mutilation of animals, was one of the most famous cases of miscarriage of justice in Edwardian England

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Less than 10 pc of world's population have coronavirus antibodies: WHO chief scientist

The WHO chief scientist also stressed that the only way to achieve mass herd immunity is through vaccination

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#ThrowBackToday: Captured by Pak, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was back on Indian soil on this day two years back
 

In today's #TBT, we recollect what happened when Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's jet was shot down in Pakistan and what ensued between him and the villagers. He is a true blue braveheart, we say

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This tournament helps school students improve their soft skills. Find out how!

HOST is a yearly science tournament that promotes learning through experience, practical knowledge and helps students develop some life skills  

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Machine learning can now help identify people with psychosis, depression: Study

The findings of the research by the University of Birmingham were published in the journal 'Schizophrenia Bulletin'

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Delhi University awards over 1.76 lakh degrees digitally, becomes the highest in country

These digital degrees issued by the DU have been made available to the students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

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Pune extends night curfew amid rising COVID cases, schools to also remain shut till March 14

In Pune, the total number of cases are 4,06,453, total recoveries are 3,87,527. The active cases in Pune till Saturday are 9860 while the death toll is at 9235

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Greater emphasis should be given on technical education, science and technology: Bangladesh PM

She said the government is setting up various universities in Bangladesh with the aim of providing the necessary tools to succeed in the modern workplace

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Amazonia-1 launch marks beginning of stronger ties with India, says Brazilian Minister

Amazonia-1, the first Brazilian satellite launched from India, is an optical earth observation satellite intended to provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon 

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IKEA to scale up sourcing toys from India, to look at wooden toys next 

The company, which currently sources only cotton-based soft toys from India, is also exploring to expand in some other categories such as wooden toys

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University of Madras to reserve one seat in every department for transsexuals

Not just for transsexuals, the University will also be reserving a seat for differently abled people, sportspersons, wards of ex-servicemen and Tamil students of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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65 per cent lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets after COVID-19: Report 

The current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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CBSE to host training sessions to familiarise schools with newly restructured affiliation process

The CBSE had introduced a facility for virtual inspection of schools for upgradation of affiliation in August last year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

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DU's Faculty of Music and Fine Arts signs MoU with Singapore Fine Arts Society 

The MoU would also enable the faculty to spread its footprint in South East Asia in collaboration with SIFAS and give the much needed boost to Indian music and fine arts

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IIT-BHU signs MoU with MSME, to provide design expertise to manufacturing sector MoU

MSMEs can approach the ministry through IIT (BHU) for funding these design projects where funding up to Rs 15 lakh can be provided by the ministry

Rahul Gandhi

NEP used as a weapon to communalise, push particular ideology on Indian society: Rahul Gandhi

There is too much power is being centralised in one institution (in the NEP). This is going to damage the education system, Gandhi said

PM Narendra Modi

Become a warrior and not a worrier: PM Modi tells students gearing up for annual exams

The Prime Minister asked the students to get adequate sleep and be mindful of time management and also not to stop playing.

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#ThrowBackToday: This is the connection between India and Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's dress 

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the iconic black Givenchy dress that actor Audrey Hepburn sported in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany and the connection it has with our country. Read to be surprised

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Recent study determines why music is important for young drivers

According to the study published, 140 young adults responded to a 67-item questionnaire exploring how drivers engage with music while driving

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Researchers identify characteristics of highest utilisers for mental health hospital services

Instead of a traditional statistical approach, where researchers would first examine each factor's independent relationship with utilisation, the team leveraged machine learning

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What the FAQ: Here's how the new Government guidelines for social media platforms, OTT will affect what you watch or post

While these guidelines are only a draft, it does have a few stricter rules that the social media platforms need to adhere to. Read on to find out

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Here's why you shouldn’t piggyback on your famous relatives’ identity

The Coach tells us why you shouldn’t piggyback on your famous relatives’ identity a la Meena Harris and why it can be dangerous

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Welcome to Reason: Why not switch to faux meat right now? 

Research has shown that burping cows are massive emission contributors impacting greenhouse gas methane in the world. It cited that cattle emissions were almost the same as fossil fuels

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E-Canteen Fundas: Greater ambition, good. Greater greed, not at all!

Be ambitious with your plans. Seek the highest potential in whatever you pursue. When you face challenges, don’t take short cuts or harm others. Look for creative solutions that help everyone

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Praveshotsav Campaign launched in Bihar to increase enrolment of children into schools 

The Bihar government plans to launch a 'Praveshotsav' campaign to enrol students in schools and ensures that special efforts will be made for enrolment of students from classes 1 to 9

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The Trainer Brainer: Why should you study online an dhow it's quite easy to be successful at it

Here's a tip: Understand your performance gaps to the industry expectation and get professional links from your course

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Google and IIT Madras design AI technology that can help improve maternal health and save wildlife

Researchers from Google Research and IIT Madras have designed an AI technology that could provide an indication of women who are at risk of dropping out from the health information programme

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Fitness-based picture books may help boost physical activity for youth with autism

The outcome of the study is a simple resource for workout motivation when outdoor fitness equipment might not be accessible for low income households and families

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Kerala Startup Mission launches 6-month scale-up scheme for women entrepreneurs 

The programme,'Udaan', has been organised in association with Prayaana Labs and Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) to help them scale up their business 

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English Blues: What do the words ‘scanty’ and ‘sketchy’ mean in a sentence?

The word ‘toolkit’ has been used frequently recently ever since Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg through her tweets voiced solidarity with the protesting Indian farmers

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DU awards 'digital degrees' to nearly 1,80,000 students during its 97th annual convocation

Over 156 medals and 36 prizes were also awarded to the students in person by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ''Nishank'', who was the chief guest of the occasion

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The 42 children who were abducted from a Nigerian school two weeks ago have been freed

Nigeria has seen several such attacks and kidnappings over the years, notably the mass abduction in April 2014 by jihadist group Boko Haram of 276 girls from the secondary school in Chibok in Borno 

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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announces free textbooks, tablets for Navodaya Vidyalaya students

CSR funds will also be mobilised to improve hostels and schools, added the Union Education Minister during the meeting

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Use less plastic, more recyclable materials to make toys: PM Narendra Modi tells industries

Speaking after inaugurating the India Toy Fair 2021, the Prime Minister stressed on the need to use raw materials while making toys so that these can be recycled

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Karnataka government rolls out mobile library for children in Kalaburagi's remote areas

The initiative was started with the aim of encouraging children in remote areas to inculcate the habit of reading, said Kurma Rao, Managing Director of the NEKRTC

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Facebook waives fees for small businesses on 'Checkout on Shops'

Facebook has already said it will not collect any fees for paid online events from small businesses until at least August

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Why does the Andhra govt want Delhi's Sri Venkateswara College to be part of Andhra University?

The college is managed by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), with the temple's management body contributing to the development and progress of the college

ISRO

In its first mission of 2021, ISRO will soon launch Brazil's Amazonia-1 

PSLV-C51 rocket, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV will launch Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport

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Travelling abroad to study? BlueDart's new offer will help you ship more stuff to college

The 40% discount will only be applied to freight however, the relevant surcharge applicable will be charged as per actuals

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Colleges and universities in Mizoram will reopen on March 1 

A meeting of education and health department officials instructed all college authorities to undertake mandatory thermal screening at the entrance and to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedure

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Maharashtra board exams for classes XII, X to begin on April 23, 29 

These board exams are usually held in February and March, but this year their schedule has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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More than 1.37 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered: Government

While the countrywide inoculation drive was rolled out on January 16, vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2

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Up in the sky: Countdown begins for PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission

The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1024hours on February 28, subject to weather conditions. The countdown began at 0854 hours

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PM Modi pays tribute to Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary

Sant Ravidas belonged to the bhakti movement during the 15th to 16th century and his hymns are included in the Guru Granth Sahib

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#ThrowBackToday: Feel the blast from the past on National Retro Day today

In today's #TBT, we take you back to tomorrow. The days when we had no clue what social media or apps are. Were the better times indeed or merely a period of transition? Guess we will never know
 

Asarelly Harshvardhan

UoH suicide: Teachers’ Association calls for marginalised students struggling with online access to be brought back to campus 

The Association demanded that the administration immediately constitute a fact-finding committee to inquire into the reasons that led to the student’s suicide

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Global Student Survey: Indians rank high on positivity about finances, prefer online learning

Around two-thirds (65 per cent) of students across the surveyed countries say they would rather want their university offered the choice of more online learning if it meant paying lower tuition fees.

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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls go missing in mass abduction by large groups of armed men

Several large groups of armed men operate in Zamfara state, described by the government as bandits, and are known to kidnap for money and for the release of their members from jail.

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National Education Policy to make India knowledge capital of world: Piyush Goyal

Goyal added that the Indian education system has to attain that level wherein students from even the developed nations would come for higher studies, even in institutes other than IITs and IIMs