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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

Daniyala Sai, an NSS volunteer who got the National Service Scheme (NSS) Award. (Photo | Express)

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

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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 188 days; total tally of COVID-19 cases rises to 3,35,94,803

The active cases comprise 0.89 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020

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#ThrowbackToday: How Darcy-mania actually took root in the hearts of many

Colin Firth and William Darcy have become interchangeable thanks to BBC's six-part series Pride and Prejudice dating back to 1995. In today's #TBT, we tell you about Darcy and much, much more

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Tamil Nadu Shocker: Man stabs female student to death in broad daylight, attempts suicide

The police team immediately arranged for an ambulance and rushed the couple to the Government hospital at Chromepet, where the doctors declared the girl as "brought dead"

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Kabul University's newly-appointed VC Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat called for murdering journalists once

The appointment has received criticism as a young Bachelor's degree holder replaced an intellectual and experienced PhD holder as head of the best and the very first university in Afghanistan

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QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022: IIT Bombay tops among Indian institutes, IISc, five other IITs also make the cut

Delhi University, University of Mumbai and University of Calcutta have also made it to the list along with OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat and BITS Pilani

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Parent volunteers to bridge gap between Delhi government school managements, parents

The move comes following observations made in a recently released report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 63 per cent of parents do not know about the existence of SMCs

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Amity University discusses potential collaboration with Norwegian delegates to promote research

The two sides identified a number of research areas for potential collaboration, including climate change and environment, circular economy and renewable energy

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NEP has given national perspective to education of tribals: Union Minister Arjun Munda

Munda also said the Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) Scheme is reflective of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visionary approach towards inclusive education

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Students demand re-exam after NEET scam arrests by CBI. But did the scam actually happen?

The reports said that the scam was to send dummy or proxy candidates with morphed admit cards and id cards for the exam

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Teen charged in high school shooting that wounded 2 in Virginia

Students at Heritage High School were in their second full week of the school year on Monday when the shots rang out before noon

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AAP claims North MCD selling schools to coaching centres; BJP refutes

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj alleged that the north municipal corporation has floated tenders to sell 14 MCD schools to private coaching centres

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Delhi govt's Mega PTM has helped parents get involved in children's development process: Research

Mega PTM was an initiative launched by the Arvind Kejriwal government in 2016 to increase parental engagement in its schools

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Schools in Kerala to re-open in staggered manner from November 1, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

To ensure protection and safety of children attending the classes, the Health and Education Ministers would be convening a high-level meeting on Thursday

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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan calls for innovative use of technology to cover all spectrums of education

Pradhan called for strengthening and expanding the existing Swayam Prabha initiative and synergise initiatives like the National Digital Education Architecture

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Not practical to have specific teacher-pupil ratio of special educators in general schools: SC told by centre

The Centre had earlier told the apex court that there is a dedicated component for education of children with special needs as part of the ‘Samagra Shiksha' scheme

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ONGC organises study visits of students to its oil-fields under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'

ONGC has also drawn up an elaborate plan to organise study visits of 25 groups, each comprising around 100 students, between September 2021 to January 2022

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Troubled waters for NEET in Maharashtra; government to 'review' the entrance exam days after TN scraps it 

The Minister informed that they will present the stand of the Maharashtra government by correctly analysing the pros and cons of the exam

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Hydropower is not clean energy, must not get climate finance, says 'Rivers for Climate' declaration

One amongst those who endorsed the Global Declaration from India is Himanshu Thakkar of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People

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Amid Delta variant-led resurgence, daily COVID deaths in US rise to highest level since March

Most of the recent COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths in the country have been among unvaccinated individuals

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Here's why Karnataka Congress is opposing land allotment to Chanakya University

The BJP government had called for a cabinet meeting on April 26, 2021 and had decided to hand over 116 acres in Haralur to CESS

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IIIT-H opens admissions for MTech Programme in Product Design and Management

The curriculum empowers graduates to understand the convergence of technology, design, markets and the business of products

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Course in 'Facilities and Hygiene Management' launched by Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University

Under the partnership, JLL will be one of the key partners in designing the curriculum for BBA in 'Facilities and Hygiene Management', a first-of-its-kind course in India

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At 31,923 COVID cases, India sees slight surge in infections in the last 24 hours

Kerala, which has been reporting the maximum new cases for the last few weeks, witnessed yet another spike on Wednesday as it reported 19,675 new cases

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Around 70 teaching staff resign after Taliban sacks VC of Kabul University

Critics have highlighted a tweet by Ghairat last year in which he justified the killing of journalists

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Teacher training programme for 3000 faculty kicks off in Thiruvananthapuram

This initiative of the state government is envisaged to implement the Moodle-based LMS in all higher education institutions in the state as part of the Digital Enablement Drive

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Rajan Committee report on NEET was scripted for the ruling DMK: Anna Univ Ex-VC

The former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University said that the report was totally lopsided and the assembly should not have passed the Bill on NEET based on the Rajan report

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Parents in Karnataka seek a fee determination committee, children might step down to protest

Prithvi Reddy, Karnataka State Convenor AAP said former BJP Education Minister, Dr Suresh Kumar, merely sidestepped the matter and asked the schools to reduce fees by 30 per cent

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#ThrowbackToday: When will trains stop mowing down the gentle giants?

With sorrow, in today's #TBT, we recall one of the many instances where elephants were killed by speeding trains on the railway tracks. Why is this such a common occurrence in India?

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Yogesh out, Yogesh in: Delhi University finally gets a new VC after 11 months in limbo

Yogesh Singh was reappointed as DTU VC for a second term in April this year. He had previously served as Director of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

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JNU to reopen on September 23, but students don't know whether they'll have hostel rooms to use

The JNU administration has not only called bach the students in two phases, they have also allowed buses to enter the campus so that the students can come back easily

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Work From Home Turns out naturally 'productive' for these couples who had sought IVF solutions to childlessness

Dr Anu Kottur, Facility Director, Milann Fertility and Birthing Centre, Kumarapark said, about 25 per cent of couples who had come for IVF to her centre had conceived naturally during the lockdown.

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Researchers find links between loneliness and reduced trust

Using an online questionnaire, the researchers selected 42 people from 3678 adults who were affected by severe loneliness but did not suffer from a mental illness or were receiving psychotherapy

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Blod Bros: This portal by Chennai students can connect patients with blood donors in five seconds

Varun Nair and Adithya Vikram developed Blod.in, a portal where users can enter their blood group and zip code to access a list of donors

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Learn English in IPL Medium! How this language trainer's YouTube videos can amp up your vocab

We speak to Vigneshwaran M, a former engineer turned English language trainer, about how he is building a video series that can help the layperson learn the Queen's language

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Why SRM students ran a 280-kilometre relay from Tiruchy to Chennai, carrying a lit torch, in 34 hours flat

SRM Institute of Science and Technology's College of Physiotherapy organised a relay run from its Tiruchy campus to its Kattankulathur campus to mark World Physiotherapy Day

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What happens when two history geeks start a podcast? You get a 'Pravaha' of nostalgia

Prathik Sudha Murali and Revanth Ukkalam started Pravaha, a podcast series that narrates their perspective on history for the average listener to understand — and connect with stories past

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World Health Organisation reports global decline in new COVID-19 cases

Last week's drop marked the first substantial decline for more than two months, with falling COVID-19 cases in every region

Yashica Raj, Youngest rapper (Pictures: Mohan Babu)

India's youngest rapper, Yashica Raj who is just 6-year-old, is taking the Kannada rap scene by storm. Check it out!

Yashika's age and the number of songs she's rapped are about the same, six. We catch up with her father, Mohan Babu to know how she prepared to face the camera and rap the exact lyrics of the song  

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Power Gummies: How this Delhi start-up's candy can help ease period pain, give you better hair

Divij Bajaj, Founder of Power Gummies, tells us about his product range and how he is revolutionising India's nutraceutical market — in a way that isn't capsuley or look like a mainstream medicine

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These riders in Karnataka rack up miles to put smiles on the faces of govt school kids

Ride for Cause is helping and supporting kids studying in government schools across Karnataka since 2018. They have revamped over eight schools, provided workbooks and tangram books for many kids   

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TN vs NEET: Tamil medium students get only 1.7% MBBS seats after NEET imposed

The report compares the average pre-NEET and the latest numbers from 2020-21 to show that there has been a drastic drop when it comes to students allotted seats in government colleges

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NSDC ties up with Singapore-based EdTech firm to provide online AI courses in Indian languages

Vandana Bhatnagar, Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation said that the intent is to promote inclusive digital learning that would increase access for all

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Study finds that tiny antibodies from llamas can potentially treat COVID-19

The nanobodies, which bind tightly to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, neutralising it in cell culture, could provide a cheaper and easier to use alternative to human antibodies

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Study shows that antibiotic levels can be determined through breath samples

This will enable personalised dosing of medicines against infectious diseases on-site and help to minimise the development of resistant strains of bacteria

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OBC students' group writes to Education Minister to direct all HEIs to make their rosters public

The AIOBCSA, in their letter, said that these documents are being interchanged and even deviated and diverted at times

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This online career counselling platform is helping students make a scientific decision 

With a comprehensive testing and assessment system, this digital platform is adding method to the madness of taking career decisions in India

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What the FAQ: What is the COVAX initiative under which India will be exporting COVID vaccines in October?

Under COVAX, vaccines would then be distributed globally in a way that every country gets an equitable share proportionate to their population