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My Name is Gulab: How this children's book tells the empowering story of a manual scavenger's daughter

Written and illustrated by Sagar Kolwankar and published by Tulika Publishers, this book tells the story of a student who has an idea to solve the problem of manual scavenging — and what comes next

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This Norwegian start-up is taking indian students to their dream study destinations abroad

Functioning during a pandemic-stricken year seems to have been a cakewalk for this EdTech start-up that has enabled 18,000 students from around the world to study abroad. We check it out

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IIT Jodhpur gets new technology innovation hub, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate

It is an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) approved under the aegis of office of Principal Scientific Advisor, GoI initiated in 2020

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At least 73 per cent population of Odisha has developed antibodies against COVID: ICMR survey

There was also no difference in developing antibody after taking Covaxin and Covishield vaccines, ICMR's Regional Medical Research director said.

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TNEA 2021: Engineering admissions for general category begin in Tamil Nadu. How to login, reset password and more

In case you forget your password, don't freak out. We can tell you exactly how you can retrieve it and make sense of the whole thing

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Visualise your career goals, homie. It is important to see it in your head first and then head out to face it

The youth, particularly young graduates, should get sensitised to the aspect of visualising career challenges in their pursuit of professional success

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Bharat Bandh: Akkamahadevi Women's University in Vijayapura postpones UG and PG exam due to farmers' protests

Since students coming from rural areas will be unable to get public transport during protests, the university decided to postpone end-semester exams for UG and PG students  

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When to lead and when to step down: What is the correct time to ‘phase’ up?

Have you lost that fire in your belly to lead? The Coach says there’s no shame in stepping down, now that King Kohli is slowly loosening the reins

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English Blues: The reading habit will hold your language skills in good stead

Numerous studies on the benefits of reading prove that reading helps readers develop their language
skills. They do not just learn the language but acquire it
 

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Welcome to Reason: Is there a place for live-in tutors in India?

The crackdown on tutoring in China has roiled the shares of tutoring companies traded in Hong Kong and New York

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Research identifies new cause of inherited heart condition

In the study, an international team of researchers analysed the genomes of 2,817 people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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AU, JNTU exams postponed due to bad weather in TS. AP PGECET to continue as promised

Cyclone Gulab is set to cause havoc in Hyderabad, and the universities have rescheduled their exams

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E-Canteen Fundas: How not to let the big goals scare you

Pro Tip: To achieve big goals, focus on the process and keep refining it. At each step you’ll find a new
way to move forward. Keep at it, measure progress, and you’ll achieve your goal

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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Sports Arbitration Centre of India in Gandhinagar

Rijiju mentioned that the centre will serve as an independent body to fast-track disputes in the sports sector and will have a far-reaching impact in expanding the sports sector

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Anurag Thakur lays foundation stone of Zonal Physical Education Office, zonal playfield at Kichpora Kangan in J-K

Thakur informed that the Central govt has earmarked Rs 200 crore under the PM Development Plan for the development of playfields and indoor stadiums

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What The FAQ: What is the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, announced by PM Modi, all about?

It was on August 15, 2020, during his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort, that PM Modi had announced this mission

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COVID pandemic caused biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II: Oxford study

Life expectancy, also known as period life expectancy, refers to the average age to which a newborn lives if current death rates continued for their whole life

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School teacher gets 29-year rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting student

According to the prosecution, the child, aged 6.5 years at the time of incident, was molested in 2012 by the teacher

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Partially deaf yet fully in tune: Here's Amruth HV's UPSC journey

Bengaluru's Amruth HV is proving that packed coaching centres are not always the answer to that elusive UPSC rank

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Odisha government school teacher caught over submission of fake certificates, suspended

Saran, an assistant teacher of the Durgapur primary school, has been serving with the fake certificates for the last 27 years

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India expresses disappointment over China's reluctance to permit stranded Indians return

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Beijing stands ready to maintain close communication with all parties on issues related to international travel

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RSS-run schools sowing seeds of communal hatred, says Digvijaya; BJP asks him to talk about madrasas

The BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh reacted sharply to Singh's statements, saying that he should rather talk about madrasas that "nurture terrorism and spread enmity"

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Students Islamic Organisation urge Telangana govt to remove 'Islamophobic' content from school textbooks

Calling out the 'Islamophobic' content, Dr Talha Faiyazuddin, president, SIO Telangana has urged the state's education minister P Sabita Indra Reddy to initiate action against the publisher

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Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission counselling for general category starts on September 27, rise in mechanical and civil engineering expected

He added learning from previous years’ experience, this year many colleges have reduced their seats in these subjects as well

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Rajasthan reopens schools for students of classes 1 to 5, only 50% allowed on odd-even basis

The temperature of students will be checked before they enter the classes. Only 50 per cent of students have been called the first day while the remaining shall be called on the next day

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From early childhood to college, Biden's $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan to invest in every aspect of education

Equity is a focus, as it seeks to remove barriers to education that for decades have resulted in wage and learning disparities based on race and income

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In latest update, Twitter Spaces hosts can now tag their conversation with relevant topics

A recent report said that Twitter users will now be able to compose a new tweet directly from the Space, which will link to the audio chat and any accompanying hashtags

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#ThrowbackToday: About 25 years ago today, the Taliban had taken over Afghanistan

In today's #TBT, we dial back to the days when the Taliban had taken over Afghanistan, just like it has today. Here's how it all panned out all those years back

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All students who have appeared for NEET will receive mental health counselling: Ma Subramanian

He said that 1,10,971 students in Tamil Nadu appeared for the exam, and of them, 80 per cent have already spoken to a team of 333 professionals at least once

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Five government school teachers in Agra suspended for dancing to movie songs in class

The video of the teachers dancing in the classroom, which did not have students, surfaced online on Thursday. Following this, the Basic Education Department, Agra, set up an investigation

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REET exam held under tight security in Rajasthan; 5 arrested in Bikaner for cheating

As a precautionary measure to check possible cheating in the exam, mobile internet services were suspended on Sunday in many districts, including Jaipur

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CBSE will now use Blockchain to go paperless and ensure results remain secure, tamper-proof

To create the 'Academic (BlockChain) Documents' software, CBSE collaborated with the Centre of Excellence for Blockchain Technology of National Informatics Centre

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SC students in Uttar Pradesh asked to wash their own utensils, keep them separate; principal, cooks suspended

Singh said in the complaint that the SC students, around 80 in all, unlike others were made to clean their utensils after eating the meal and asked to keep them separate

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New AIIMS campuses will help balance out country's healthcare needs: Nitin Gadkari

The programme was also attended by Bharati Pravin Pawar, the Minister of State for Health among others, a health ministry statement said

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Notice to Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary for 'converting' school into mall in Mandi town

The petitioner also alleged that poor, orphaned and migrant children are studying in the school and the students are being mentally pressurised by officials

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Mandatory school masks prevented COVID cases among kids: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Schools without mask requirements were 3.5 times more likely to experience an outbreak than schools with them, revealed a separate report

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Battling her way in a slow and steady manner, this dentist lives life in the present moment

Despite all the troubles, Indu is full of life and keeps herself busy and is now looking forward to being an entrepreneur

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Polytechnic student dies after being pushed off second floor by two roommates in BITS Warangal

The deceased was identified as N Sanjay, 18, a native of Vangapally village in Hanamkonda district. He was pursuing a polytechnic diploma at BITS

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Malayali trio in Ireland wins award for organic farming

Born into a family of farmers, agriculture has always been a passion for Kattappana native Jobis Joseph, who migrated to Ireland in search of a job around 10 years ago

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Clubbing the second and third convocations together due to COVID, IIT Tirupati hands out 300 degrees

B Tech graduate S Naresh Chockalingam was awarded the President’s gold medal for outstanding academic performance for the year 2020 and S Gowtham for 2021

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After 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in professional courses, panel seeks school dropout database

The committee also recommended a revision of the school syllabus to meet the requirements of modern technology

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Not for the faint-hearted: Students in Odisha's Debrigarh are identifying new, rare spider species

During the trail, an unknown 'Salticidae' variety of spider was found. Besides, Das also found a rare 'Anuvinda' (Titanoecidae) variety of spider which is not found in Odisha

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Self-financing colleges in Vellore, Tirunelveli and Chennai made to return excess fee after HC petition

In a status report, the Director of Collegiate Education stated that all the aided/self-financing colleges in the State were inspected

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Teachers of government primary school in Madurai take classroom to streets, provide nutritious meals too

Roughly 30 students from the Dr T Thirunanam Primary School reside in each locality and begin their outdoor classes with warmup exercises

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Parents, teachers demand reopening of schools for students of primary section, classes 6-8

The Delhi government had clarified that no student would be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents would be mandatory

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PIL in SC for fundamental right to run educational institutions for Hindus like minorities, seeks Uniform Education Code

Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution deal with the rights of the minorities to protect their “distinct language, script or culture”

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#ThrowbackToday: The magic in the words of writer TS Eliot

In today's #TBT, we talk about the famed writer TS Eliot and what makes his words ring true even today. Also, did you know today is observed as World Rivers Day?

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Kerala woman who got police clerk job after father’s death bags 150th rank in UPSC

When Minnu P M got a clerical job in the police department under the die-in-harness scheme in 2012, she had already made her mind to pursue some bigger dreams

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Mechanical engineer from Kerala bags sixth rank in UPSC exam

A native of Thrissur, Meera K credits her mother’s motivation for the achievement

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How Afghani author Nemat Sadat is educating young Asians about the plight of queer folk in Taliban territory

Queer Afghans are hiding in basements, on rooftops, in literal closets to stay alive in what is an impossible situation for them, says the activist, calling out the global community's silence

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Hyderabad School Parents Association file PIL in HC to establish 'Regulatory Mechanism' for regulating fee structure of private schools

The petitioners further submitted that Andhra Pradesh has established a School Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission, and had passed a government order to fix fee structures

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Study finds that overweight children can reduce cardiovascular risk through healthy diet

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the United States

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Children orphaned due to COVID-19 distributed relief

According to the District Child Protection Unit, a total of 431 children who lost at least one parent have been identified

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This Instagram initiative is selling art to help rural India to stave off COVID. Here's how you can help

With a target of Rs 40 lakh, all directed to NGOs working to rebuild rural India after the pandemic, this is a fundraiser with a difference

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Andhra University notes on difficulties of coping in the pandemic in the informal sector

The informal sector and those engaged and dependent on this sector is the worst hit during the COVID times, noted the Registrar

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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla says objections to NEP from the opposition is 'natural'

Pro-people programmes must be taken up by the legislators and media should play an active role in making the democratic roots stronger, he said

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AIIMS installs Vitros lab testing system that can save around two crore litres of water per year on 66th foundation day

Union Health Minister Mansik Mandaviya digitally inaugurated the high throughput lab where the system has been installed in the RAK building

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Catholic bishops apologise to indigenous peoples for residential schools, months after unmarked mass graves were discovered

From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend state-funded Christian schools as part of a programme to assimilate them into Canadian society

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Parents, teachers in Delhi lead agitations to reopening of schools for students of primary section, Classes VI to VIII

Following a marked improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, the Delhi government had last month announced that schools for Classes IX to XII from September 1

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A pandemic of another sorts: Kerala seeks to address growing addiction to mobile games among kids

The move assumes significance in the wake of a handful of incidents of children falling into the trap of online games reported in the state in recent times

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UPSC 2020: Odisha's topper cracked IPS in 2018, but his heart was so set on IAS that he kept trying - till he made it

Even though he will gladly join any services he is assigned by the government, Jubin wants to work on education, health and the environment during his tenure

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Midday meals put on hold in Kerala as schools are set to reopen from November 1

With some detailed measures in place, Kerala is finally set to reopen schools from November, as caseload drops in the state  

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Here's how this businessman juggled it all and cracked the UPSC exam in only his second attempt

For Anirudh, serving the country is all he thinks about, whether it's as a government official or a businessman and entrepreneur. We check out his story  

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How Thiruvananthapuram took over from New Delhi as the top choice for civil services coaching for aspirants

According to TP Sreenivasan, former diplomat and founder of NSS Academy of Civil Services, Thiruvananthapuram has become a prime option for many candidates from other states including TS and AP

Revenue Minister K Rajan presents sweets to K Meera, who secured the sixth rank, at her residence in Thrissur on Friday | Pic: Express

UPSC 2020: Keralites land 11 spots in the top 100; fourth time's the charm for highest ranker from the state

Several other Keralites have ensured slots that guarantee positions in various government services by securing ranks within the top 300

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WHAT THE FAQ: What is it a big deal that the Sensex hits 60,000? 

When Sensex breached the 60,000 mark, we wondered how it is calculated. In today's FAQ, we try and find out what the Sensex and Nifty are all about and how does it impact our market 

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Six-month internships to twin Kannada courses: How engineering courses in Karnataka will change because of the NEP 

The Higher Education Department is developing a portal where they will be bringing the skills and IT and BT department and the companies. The portal will help students get internships

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The COVID effect: Biology will now be a part of engineering course. Here's why

The introduction of Biology will be considered the first iteration policy, with the aim to make the education system autonomous

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Rajasthan Schoker: Six REET 2021 aspirants killed as van collides with truck

The Rajasthan state government had arranged for free tenansportantion of the students for the exams

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UPSC 2020: Here are the IAS toppers who are all for going back to their roots

Kumar said that it was the dream of his late grandfather and father Devanand Singh to see him in IAS. Now that a new career beckons him, Kumar is clear about his choice

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UPSC 2020: Over 40 from the two Telugu-speaking states crack UPSC code, Osmania doc is topper

P Srija, an MBBS grad from Osmania Medical College, has emerged as the Telangana UPSC topper

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UPSC 2020: Here's how Odisha fared as 9 from state clear top exam

Jubin Mohapatra from Odisha secured 46th rank in the Civil Services Examination 2020 — the best rank from the state

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Feminist principles in poetry: Gender Studies icon Kamla Bhasin dies at 75

In 2017, Bhasin was honoured with the Laadli Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in women’s development in Asia spanning over 35 years

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Panjab University's visually impaired researchers walk 2 km for meals, constantly fearful of monkey attacks

Roughly, there are about 15 to 20 disabled research scholars on campus, of which, four live in the same hostel. This is why they have trouble with their meals

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President Kovind confers NSS award on son of flower seller from Vishakhapatnam 

Sai began his journey as an NSS volunteer in 2016 while he was studying at VS Krishna College. The 24-year-old won the Best NSS Volunteer Award at the State level in 2018-19

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SC sets aside Madras HC observation on EWS reservation in All India Quota for medical admissions

The court made it clear that it is not quashing thr HC judgement but just setting aside the observations made on the EWS quota

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#ThrowbackToday: Manual scavenging, a reality that continues to exist

In today's #TBT, we recall the horrors of manual scavenging and how, though people continue to speak up against it as they did on this day three years ago, very little has actually changed on ground

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Rural areas in Maharashtra to begin physical classes for students of classes 5 to 12

As per a survey conducted by the school education department, more than 70 per cent of parents favoured reopening of schools, Gaikwad said

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What the FAQ: Who actually runs PM-CARES and how does it operate?

The Modi government has been facing a lot of scrutiny from various quarters, to bring the PM-CARES Fund under the Right to Information Act

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Lack of teachers, basic amenities worry tribals at Central govt's Eklavya schools in Tamil Nadu

Opened in 2018, presently 149 tribal students are enrolled here from across the state, and out of them, 13 are currently studying in Class 11, and 33 would join after completing Class 10

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Himachal Pradesh to reopen schools from September 27, online classes to continue for all upto Class 8

It was decided to enhance the honorarium of information technology teachers outsourced in various educational institutions by Rs 500 per month from April 1

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More than 40 per cent millennials skipped breakfast during pandemic, according to a recent study

The study analysed the changing lifestyle and dietary patterns of people post-COVID to understand consumer behaviour

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International Week of Deaf People: Make screening infants for disabilities mandatory, says Union Minister Bharati Pawar

The International Week of the Deaf People is celebrated annually by the global Deaf Community during the last full week of September

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SC stays Kerala HC proceedings over Centre's 10 pc reservation to EWS 

Recently, the Madras HC made a crucial observation that the Centre's notification on grant of 10 per cent quota to EWS in AIQ seats of medical colleges would require approval of the SC

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AMU botanist identifies new plant protein

The new protein will improve the salt stress tolerance of crop plants and the farmland with high salinity soil will be amenable to cultivation

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After SC verdict, UPSC allows unmarried women to apply for national defence, naval academy exam  

In a major step towards gender equality, the apex court had on August 18 allowed eligible women to take the examination for admission to national defence academy

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CSIR-NCL, RIL join hands to make useful products from COVID-19 PPE waste

Across India, more than 200 tonnes of COVID-19 related waste was generated every day in May

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THSTI signs MoU with Vietnamese firm, developing new vaccine, for COVID research

The MoU is set to pave the way for more such opportunities between India and Vietnam and contribute to vaccine research in both the countries

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UPSC declares marks of non-recommended IES, ISS candidates from 2020. Check yours here

The scores, calculated out of 1200, will be available and valid only for a year

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Ten-year-old takes on Karnataka's language policy in the High Court

The Class IV student from Bishop Cotton Boys’ School petitioned the HC that the Act violates Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution, and is contrary to the National Education Policy, 2020 

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Female JNU student stopped from entering college's finance dept for wearing shorts. What happened next?

The JNUSU also met with the CSO, Naveen Yadav and complained about such "repeated" incidents by the Cyclops Security Agency

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Demolition, unfulfilled promise of GVMC leave disabled kids in a lurch in Andhra Pradesh

The school, which was functioning near Ushodaya Junction, was brought down on June 5. GVMC's proposed committee to allot land is yet to be formed

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Loyola College heaves a sigh of relief as HR&CE minister clarifies it is not built on temple land

Ahead of the Assembly elections, right wing social media handles alleged that the Loyola college was built on a temple land on 99-year-lease, which was coming to an end

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Literary festival 'VIRSA-2021' organised at Kashmir University across three days

The literary festival, organised by the student welfare department of Kashmir University, aimed to educate students about important social issues 

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COVID caseload notwithstanding, Kerala to conduct exams for over 1 lakh students in physical mode from Friday

Earlier on September 18, Kerala Chief Minister's office informed that the schools in the state will reopen from November 1

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This college is introducing BA in French as a core subject for the first time in Karnataka. Here's why

The college caters to female pupils and of 280 seats that the college is offering, 51 applications have already been received

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Andhra University gets an American Corner, to be a 'global knowledge hub'

State government overseas education advisor Kumar Annavarapu said webinars soon will be held to create awareness about visa counselling and overseas education

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Tamil Nadu to extend doorstep healthcare scheme to urban areas

The scheme was first launched in Krishnagiri district by Chief Minister Stalin on August 4, 2021 and has proved to be effective in the rural areas

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Nobel Prize ceremonies cancelled again over COVID-19; event will be broadcast on TV and on the Nobel Foundation's social media channels

The traditional banquet will be cancelled, but the award ceremony will be held at Stockholm's City Hall on December 10 in the presence of a local audience