Kerala High Court (Pic: PTI)

Deemed to be universities cannot levy excess fee that's not mentioned in the prospectus, rules Kerala High Court

The court was hearing a writ petition filed by 51 PhD scholars of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

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How this 26-year-old meme-maker went on to counsel COVID patients in Mumbai

Balram Vishwakarma, who was born and brought up in the City of Dreams and studied at Mumbai University, felt like the best way he can give back was to help people talk about how they are feeling 

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How these researchers distributed food packets to 2000 daily wagers in UP and Bihar

They are planning further support in the coming days as the lockdown has been extended in many parts of India

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Given current rate of spread, unwise to open Karnataka schools for two more months: Siddaramaiah 

Amid worries and concerns expressed by parents across the state, the Education Minister on Wednesday had assured that the government would not take any hasty decisions

COVID-19

Three-year-old from Simnaudi village, UP beats novel Coronavirus after testing positive on May 25

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) R K Sachan said that the child was found COVID-19 positive along with his father on May 25

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Study says that COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

The study, published in April in Obesity, examined 41 overweight children under confinement throughout March and April in Verona, Italy

Tabaarak is the fifth of six children

An 11-year-old boy pedals tricycle cart for 600 km to transport his parents from Varanasi to Araria

As a symbolic gesture and after identifying with the sufferings of migrant workers, All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has announced an immediate financial help of Rs 1,10,000

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A 20-year-old Uttar Pradesh girl kills brother after he attempts to molest her

According to reports, Deepak Rajput attempted to molest his younger sister who resisted the attempt and then attacked him with a sickle and pestle

Michelle Bachelet

The endemic, structural racism that blights US society needs to be heard: UN Rights Chief 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that the grievances at the heart of the protests that have erupted following the death of George Floyd must be addressed

IIMC Delhi

After student tests positive for COVID-19, IIMC closes its campus, asks residents to self-quarantine

The international student who was supposed to fly back to her home country had undergone mandatory testing prescribed by the embassy

Students waiting to come back

Student from Aurangabad stuck in Hungary due to lockdown, unwell, parents' pleas fall on deaf ears

Prithviraj Rajput, who is studying catering and tourism at an institute in Budapest said that over 50 Indians are stuck in the East European country

No fee hikes this year

Chandigarh govt has asked schools not to hike, charge 'additional and hidden' fees this academic year

The schools should also display the fee structure on their website and also inform the administration about it by June 15

Students to return to Kashmir

80 Kashmiri students stuck in Kazakhstan to be brought back home before June 14: Indian Ambassador

Former union minister and senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz in a statement on Wednesday afternoon claimed that Ambassador Prabhat Kumar has assured him that Kashmiri students will be repatriated

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Want to put lid on VC controversy: West Bengal Guv speaks to CM after he is criticised for making 'undemocratic' appoinment

The state government and the governor crossed swords on Tuesday after Dhankhar, who as chancellor of the state universities appointed Goutam Chandra as pro-vice-chancellor

Nagaraj has been promoting his art initiative through WhatsApp and Facebook

This Kovai artist is creating masked self-portraits to spread the word about safety

What does a self-portrait in the time of Corona mean? A life-like portrait with a face mask, of course. We speak S Nagaraj who is spreading awareness about the importance of masks 

Khoon, an organisation in Bengaluru collaborates with hospitals and blood banks across India to help patients in need

Here's how this 20-year-old's NGO Khoon is saving lives by making sure blood reaches a patient at the right time

Ever found yourself in dire need of blood for a loved one? No? Then, thank your lucky stars. But if you have, then you will certainly understand the importance of NGOs like Khoon. We find out more

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Good habits will pay off: How Harappa Education is motivating COVID warriors

The Harappa Habit Heroes initiative had nominations from anyone who has brought about and encouraged change around them — they may have taken the lead in helping senior citizens, fed migrant labourers

Ramesh Pokhriyal

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launches alternative academic calendar for Classes XI, XII

The calendar has been developed by NCERT under the guidance of the MHRD to engage students meaningfully during their stay at home through educational activities

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IIT Guwahati start-up develops tunnel that can disinfect you in seven seconds for just Rs 2

This innovation can be used in hospitals, office buildings, residential societies, food markets, school, colleges, bus stands, cinema halls, malls, and more

The children also get to interact with interesting personalities

AHA! Time to go online: How summer camps have found a place in online learning

The co-founder of aha! education speaks about their free online summer classes that have proven to be a big hit among the bored kids stuck in India's lockdown

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Microsoft's new programme set to empower AgriTech startups in India

The three-tier programme offers tech and business enablement resources to Series C startups that can boost their businesses with Azure benefits

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OP Jindal Global University shortlisted in 3 categories of 'Times Higher Education Asia Awards 2020'

THE Awards Asia 2020 attracts nominations from hundreds of widely acknowledged universities that are among the best in the world

The foundation offers fully-fledged employability training

How Jyothirgamaya Foundation fights for accessibility and champions disability rights

Tiffany Brar, a 29-year-old visually-impaired social activist set up the organisation in 2012 with a grand vision to train visually impaired children in important life and vocational skills

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This start-up's app helps youngsters with special needs express themselves. Here's how

Avaz Inc's AAC app enables those with special communication needs to express themselves effectively using symbols and pictures

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Here's how this Facebook page is documenting Malayalam tales and reviving the art of storytelling

Oritathoritath, which started off as a Facebook page now has its YouTube channel and an android app

Café Infinity (Pics: Rahul Jain)

This college cafe in Delhi is shaped like an infinity symbol. Meet the architect who made it happen

Rahul Jain's Cafe Infinity, located in ITS Dental College, is shaped like its namesake symbol and is pushing the boundaries of sustainable architecture

The activities have been carefully designed to fit a busy parent’s schedule

Check out KinderPass, an app that offers more than 1200 off-screen activities for parents and kids

KinderPass uses a range of everyday activities that help even the busiest of parents stay on track of their children's development and their continuous learning process

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Jhansi police develops dual-purpose PPE kits which will protect them from COVID-19 and rain

The officer added that the cost of the kit was only Rs 400. Apart from prevention against the novel coronavirus pandemic, the kit will also protect the personnel from rain, he said

GUVI UiPath RPA Skillathon 2020

GUVI start-up ties up with US-based UiPath to host ‘Robotic Process Automation’ event to prep students for new-age jobs

GUVI is an integrated ed-tech platform in vernacular language, having a deep penetration in India with a presence in over 1,000 engineering colleges

Video conferencing applications are being viewed as the ultimate solution by many educational institutions

Setting the Synchronous Stage: What will be the ‘New Normal’ in learning?

The following article has been prepared based on a collection of white papers written on the best practices in the usage of videoconferencing applications for teaching

Activists are demanding 27 percent reservation

10,000 medical seats robbed from OBCs in last 3 years: MPs, Academics sign statement condemning denial of reservation

The signatories pointed out the irony in the government's efficiency in creating over 5k seats for the EWS quota but failing to do the same for the OBCs  

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COVID-19: Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to provide Rs 10,000 aid to each migrant worker

Earlier, PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund Trust allocated Rs 3,100 crore for the fight against COVID-19

UoH

UoH revokes order directing hostelites to vacate campus, promises to consult student reps next time

On Monday, the University sent an email to the students asking them to vacate the premises since the government had relaxed transport rules    

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COVID-19 plasma therapy safe, without adverse side effects: Study

The scientists noted that the century-old therapeutic approach dates back to at least as early as 1918 to fight the Spanish Flu

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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over tracking users in Incognito Mode

Google also violated a California law that requires the consent of all parties to read or learn the contents of private communication, alleged the lawsuit

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UN chief urges countries to protect people on the move during COVID-19

Human dignity must be upheld in the face of the pandemic. Lessons should be learned from the handful of countries that have shown how to implement travel restrictions and border controls

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Around 42 cr poor received aid of Rs 53,248 cr under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

The ministry said that the number of women PMJDY accounts holders whose accounts have been debited by customer induced transactions under the first installment is Rs 8.72 crore

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Facebook, Instagram users can now add music to posts from India's oldest label Saregama

The partnership will allow users to choose from a rich catalogue of over 100,000 songs across several different genres including film songs, devotional music, ghazals and indipop in over 25 languages

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I am not only homeless, but hopeless too: Visually-impaired girl pleads with DU Hostel staff to let her stay

With no place to go, she knocked on the doors of the blind school hostel she previously stayed at as well but they refused to give her a room

The class was first aired on June 1

This Kerala Govt school teacher is doing online lessons for millions, despite being trolled as Blue Sari Teacher

While the online video classes were lauded by many, the teachers' photographs were misused and trolled by many social media users

Lina Ashar

Nobody knows when your child will go back to classrooms: Kangaroo Kids' Lina Ashar

Author, educator and entrepreneur, Lina Ashar tells us about how preschoolers are reacting to online classes and why this will be the great divide breaker when it comes to education in India

Students protesting against the new notice

UoH is asking us to risk our lives: Students from red zones petrified after varsity asks them to go back home

Students fear they will be unable to arrange transport and since the situations in their hometowns are grave, they are scared for their safety

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Economy is bad, waive revaluation fee: DUSU Secretary writes to Dean after students receive low grades

A lot of students had previously cried foul over them receiving low grades in their core subjects. Some of them even had a Grade Paper Assessment of 0, despite writing their exams

Indian film director Subhash Ghai

How Subhash Ghai's Vidyadaan is grooming youngsters to be better human beings through the Guru-Shishya Parampara

We spoke to Indian film director Subhash Ghai about his educational initiative Vidyadaan, how it offers more to students than just academic education and more about the entertainment industry

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Corona warrior: COVID positive doctor treats patients through telemedicine in Agra

Quarantined at his residence, Shameem uses telemedicine to connect directly with JNMC health care staff to attend to COVID patients admitted in the isolation ward and non-COVID patients

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How 18-year-old Sanjana Dixit started a menstrual movement that has distributed 1.2 lakh pads to women in need

Based out of Bengaluru, Sanjana started Rutuchakra and through it, she conducts effective workshops on menstrual hygiene and she also ensures that even boys and men are part of the conversations 

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad University Students' Union to protest against 'forced eviction' from hostels

The administration later convened a meeting with the Students' Union representatives on Monday. The latter claimed that the protests would end only if the former revoked the notice

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COVID-19 could be seasonal illness with a higher risk in winter: Study

The study, published in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases

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WB Governor appoints Goutam Chandra as Pro-VC of Burdwan University

Dhankhar, in official communication from Raj Bhavan on June 1, appointed Chandra as the Pro-VC (Administration and Academic) of the university with immediate effect

IITs taking progressive steps

Early graduation to flexible grading: All that IITs are doing to cope with the lockdown impacts

Fro example, IIT-Delhi is giving two options to its graduating batch, those who have less than a semester left to graduate, they can decide to either go for an "early graduation" option

Amit Deshmukh

Maharashtra medical edu minister asks Heath Sciences University to announce exam dates at earliest

Deshmukh has instructed MUHS vice chancellor Dr Dilip Mhaisekar over the phone to end the uncertainty by taking a decision in this regard

WECARE volunteers at work (pic: Aditya Bharadwaj)

This IRS officer has cooked and fed over 5 lakh migrants during the lockdown. Here's what he has planned next

Aditya formed a Whatsapp group and it all spiraled from there. Help poured in, people came forward and WECARE was born. This is what happened as the migrants walked along the Mathura highway

BYJU'S new app — Early Learn — in association with Disney promises to make learning fun for kids (Pic: BYJUS)

Go Phygital with BYJU'S new app Early Learn with Disney characters leading the way

While the videos and interactive games are not unheard of, what catches your eye are the worksheets that are converted to digital content in realtime

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Unable to attend online class, a class X student in Kerala commits suicide

Hailing from a poor Scheduled Caste family, living in a very small house at Valancherry in Malappurram, the girl was a very bright student

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Say goodbye to sleep problems, Google unveils new Android tools to help you get restful sleep

With Bedtime mode, formerly known as Wind Down in the Digital Wellbeing settings, your Android phone can stay dark and quiet while you sleep

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George Floyd incident: Online therapy provider Talkspace ends deal with Facebook

Talkspace has announced to end its partnership discussions with Facebook over its inability to remove or moderate a controversial post from US President Donald Trump

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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University calls for stepping up DNA evidence ‘collect & test' in India to combat expected surge in rapes post-lockdown

Taking note of the expected surge in crime after the COVID-19 lockdown, the initiative aims at equipping first-line responders in criminal investigation with a clear understanding of DNA evidence

Migrants have been left in the lurch, students complained

Why IIT, IISER student groups are condemning government handing of migrant crisis during lockdown  

We have discussed the impact of present economic system in the education and in our day to day lives, the students said   

IIT Guwahati

IITG prof tricks students into taking online test to prove 90% could take it: Shocked students recount hurdles   

The students were told after the quiz that it was a self-assessment test. The students are angry as they had to overcome many obstacles to attempt the test

The ferry

Kerala Water Transport dept operates ferryboat just for single student to reach exam centre during lockdown

The SWTD operated the 70-seater boat just for the girl to reach the exam centre on two days - May 29 and 30

Rental bikes being sanitised (Pic: Bounce Facebook page)

Why Bengaluru's young and upwardly mobile are using bike-sharing apps to get across town in post-COVID world 

We speak to founders of various bike rental services in Bengaluru who have resumed their operations. They tell us about the precautionary measures taken to keep their bikes virus and germs free

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Slowdown, you say? KIIT has 3,650 job offers for more than 90 per cent of their students

Students at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) have braved the economic slowdown and have managed to get themselves placed in top multinational companies with hefty salary packages

IIT Madras Engineering Lecture Series for Class XII Students

NPTEL-IIT Madras begins enrolment for more than 400 online courses for July-December 2020 semester free of charge

This includes a new initiative where IIT Madras Professors will speak about Engineering streams for the benefit of Class XII Pass outs who will be taking up counselling shortly

Jindal Global Law School

Jindal Global Law School launches online LLM course in collaboration with upGrad

Through the online LLM programme, JGLS, in association with upGrad, will help learners gain a 360-degree perspective of the law and regulation governing corporations

Effects of lockdown

Lockdown impact could have long-lasting effect on children's mental health: Study

There is also evidence that the duration of loneliness may be more important than the intensity of loneliness in increasing the risk of future depression among young people

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Give a missed call, listen to a great Indian story over the phone. Here's how 

Bengaluru-based Pratham Books' Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno campaign has already successfully charmed one lakh children across India and it hopes that it will reach many other kids as well  

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Over 2 lakh parents petition govt demanding that schools not be reopened until situation improves in country

The government had announced phase-wise easing of restrictions while the lockodwn will continue in containment zones till June 30

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Join the tribe: This is why every student innovator should be a part of T-Hub's T-Tribe

Mentorships, workshops and so much more, T-Tribe is an academic membership initiative launched by T-Hub exclusively for student innovators and all those budding entrepreneurs out there

HPU Campus

Guest faculty members at Himachal Pradesh University serving without pay: CITU

Numerous guest faculty members at Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) are serving during the lockdown without being paid for the last four months, an official said on Monday

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Can this big dream actually come true? How dreams can be sometimes fulfilling or become a disappointment

While dreams are what tend to propel a large number of successful people to achieve great things in life, sometimes they can be quite depressing, can be seen as a sign of good (or bad) things to come

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On your mark, get set and prepare! How to focus on opportunities when they show up

Pro Tip: Use your off time to focus on skills, physical and mental aspects. When you’re prepared, opportunities show up. If you’re not succeeding despite your efforts, examine your mental preparation

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How to make your own luck: The perfect balance between karma and our self-confidence

The Coach speaks about how we can balance our own destinies by finding the perfect balance between karma and our self-confidence. Here are a few excerpts from his personal journey

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HRD Ministry announced the updated board examination dates of NIOS 

The NIOS exams were scheduled to be held from March 24 to April 24 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19 and lockdown. The exams will now be held from July 17

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Focus on what you want in life: How to keep distractions and laziness at bay

When you focus and choose a course that you like the most, then you will work towards achieving it

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An observation of concord mistakes: Reasons why learners of English face problems in concord

If the subject is singular and is separated by words such as along with, as well as, besides, etc, it is followed by a singular verb

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India registers biggest single-day spike of 8,392 COVID-19 cases; total rises to 1,90,535

Out of the total 5,394 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 2,286 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,038 deaths, Delhi with 473, Madhya Pradesh with 350

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JumpStartIndia@ISB is solving problems of the future today. Here's how this can make our life easy

They have been discussing the ideas with the faculty since April and things have been taking shape since then. As many as 17 faculty members will be leading the projects and others will be joining too

Sri Harshika Gudlavilleti | (Pic: Sri Harshika Gudlavilleti)

This 13-year-old from Vijayawada is reviewing books she loves. Check out her cool YouTube channel

Apart from reviews, Sri Harshika Gudlavilleti also ensures that she gives information about important details like, price of the book, publishers, number of pages and a little about the author too  

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Here's how Hyderabad's TechieRide is making the world a better place, one social issue at a time

Hyderabad-based TechieRide might have started off as a carpooling initiative, but today, they do something for everybody, be it education, tribal welfare and now, even COVID-19 relief activities  

Team Make me Garden with actors B Sreenivas and Kajal Aggarwal | (Pic: Make Me Garden)

Donate Rs 200 for COVID relief and Make Me Garden will gift you a green friend in return

Make Me Garden is a start-up founded by Rohith Gali who is a student of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad. He and his team are doing their bit for COVID-19 relief and this is what they are doing

In no particular order, co-founders Varun Beluguppa, Harsha Teja and Sonu Sharma | (Pic: Teacherr)

Teachers are the centre of attention for this Hyderabad start-up and for all the right reasons. Check it out

Varun Beluguppa and Harsha Teja studied Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology and met there. Harsha met Sonu Sharma during his previous job. They are all co-founders and Varun is the CEO

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Learn Physics hands-on from this Bhubaneswar-based pro and the practical experiments he devised 

No one can teach Physics like Satwik Das but with the help of the practical models he has developed, you might come close. He calls this venture Jigyasu and he is ready to take it all around India 

Monic with a weaver | (Pic: Go Ethynyc)

Monica Senapati's love for ikat and Sambalpuri fabrics is helping weavers too. Here's how

Unintentionally, Monica Senapati has built a business around offering Odisha's handlooms to the young crowd in Bengaluru, where she currently resides. We listen in to her story to find out more 

Sitansu Mishra during a training session | (Pic: Jobskul)

Here's how Sitansu Mishra's Jobskul is making placements in colleges more effective

Jobskul is based on the model of 'Hire, train and deploy' implemented on their aggregator platform and operate pan-India. Their team provides skilled manpower to industries as per the requirement 

Manu Krishnan

This mechanical engineer from Kerala is producing bio-degradable face shields at home

Manu Krishnan  has developed a biodegradable face shield and has also designed his own software and hardware to produce them at home. He has designed and sold 1,500 such face shields 

Ananya Gupta

Why you must check out this online tool by a class 11 student that detects gender neutrality in textbooks

Rashmi Patil speaks to Ananya Gupta who is a self-taught Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence expert about the tool she developed to detect if a textbook is gender-neutral or not 

Co-founders of Venture Catalysts

Venture Catalysts is helping start-ups restore faith in entrepreneurship. Here's how

 Anuj Golech, co-founder of Venture Catalysts speaks about their investment in start-ups during these difficult times and how start-ups can play an important role in the next five years

Atharva Bhat

This nine-year-old boy's speedcubing skills are awesome. His timings are proof 

Atharva Bhat's capabilities with a Rubik's cube is nothing short of spectacular. Check out his YouTube channel to learn some pretty neat tricks to help you solve the ever-pop

Sahil Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Rishihood University

Rishihood University's gap year programme can help class 12 students choose right career. Here's how

Isn't it better to take your time to choose the right career for you? Sahil Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder of Rishihood University, speaks to Rashmi Patel about their Gap Year Programme designed for cla

CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM calls for remote schools with no internet, no threat of COVID-19 to be reopened

Stressing that the new academic year should begin in June, as in the normal times, the CM also called for the need to develop and strengthen online educationsystem in the state

NEP

MHRD making false claims, didn't consider suggestions of any association for NEP: AIFUCTO

Not a single recognised teachers' organisations, student organisation or employees organisation was consulted for discussions, the organisation said  

COVID-19 tests

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences develops faster, cheaper test for COVID-19

The technology is the first rapid RNA (Ribonucleic acid)-based test that can detect COVID-19 infection within a lab time of 30 minutes and will cost only around Rs 500

IIT Madras

How IIT Madras's Virtual Reality model performed life-saving heart surgery on Egyptian boy

The 11-year-old underwent surgery at Chennai's MGM Hospital after being turned down by several hospitals in the US and Europe

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More than 40 million across the globe begin using tobacco between ages 13 and 15: WHO

Even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry is pushing its products, the WHO said, adding that these addictive substances limit people's ability to fight coronavirus

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SpaceX launch a step ahead into human exploration of Moon, Mars: NASA

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley was on its way to the orbiting laboratory in the space

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COVID-19: Highest single-day spike in India with 8,380 new cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood to 89,995, while 86,983 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Union Health Ministry said

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Amid outrage, Delhi University goes ahead with online open-book examination, releases datesheet

Teachers' and students' organisations across the country had opposed the university's move to conduct online examinations

The CAG wasn't allowed to audit the fund

Meet the Bengaluru student whose RTI revealed that PM CARES is not a public authority

The PM CARES fund was set up on March 28. The RTI was filed by an LLM student of Azim Premji University