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What the FAQ: What is the lottery system to win a H1B visa in the USA? How does it work?

Three-fourths of the applications for the US H1B visa are Indians. The USCIS is conducting a second lottery to fill the slots. What does this mean for the aspirations of the Indian applicants?

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Tamil Nadu passes all private Class 12 students with disabilities

The Tamil Nadu government has exempted private students with disabilities from writing Class 12 supplementary examinations and has declared them ‘all pass.’

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UGC rolls out regulations for Academic Bank of Credit. Check out how you can use it here

The "bank" will be a repository of the credits earned by students over the years in the courses and time periods they select themselves, said the Commission

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IIT-M collaborates with Chennai’s Adyar Cancer Institute to develop a kit for early detection of ovarian cancer

"...We hope to take two years to actually have proof of concept," said the lead investigator of the project

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Governer to streamline working of University VC Search Committee, urges Anna University former VC

In a letter to the governor, Balagurusamy has appealed for the swift appointment of a Vice Chancellor at the university in order to avoid potential corruption from political parties

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Schools to reopen for all classes from August 2 in Punjab amid a decrease in COVID cases

The state reported only 49 COVID cases yesterday, prompting the government to reopen schools, albiet with strict COVID-SOPs

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Threat of third wave looms large as centre asks districts with high positivity rates to consider curbs

The Centre has urged the states to ramp up their testing for detection of COVID-19 amidst rising daily positvity rates in some states

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Uttrakhand board announces results for class 10 and 12; reports massive increase in pass percentages

Alternative assessment methods were used for over 1.48 lakh class X student and 1.22 lakh class XII students

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Researchers find in-host mutations of COVID-19 virus in variants

The researchers also said that tracking the changes that happen in the virus inside a host in individuals and populations might provide important leads to the viral sites that affect its survival

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Why are dentists unhappy with NBE releasing dates of NEET MDS 2021?

On July 19, the Union government said that the counselling will be held in the next four weeks. The matter will be next heard by the apex court on August 2

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No compensation from TRS government: Why a hundred private lecturers in Telangana's Karimnagar are contesting elections

Aggrieved by the lack of compensation during the pandemic, 100 teachers in Karimnagar's Huzurabad are taking a quirky route to voice their demands
 

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Study finds that early COVID-19 symptoms differ among age groups

In the study, 18 symptoms were examined, which had different relevance for early detection in different groups

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Odisha government to reduce residency period of school teachers 

The residency period for assistant teachers has been reduced to six months from the existing one year

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General category students unhappy with newly introduced NEET OBC reservation of 27%

With the introduction of the new reservations, 59.5 per cent of the All India Quota seats are reserved. However, 49.5 per cent of seats are reserved for SC, ST and OBC students combined

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English Blues: No child's play: decoding the nuances of ‘with’

One of the most frequestly used words in the English language has a multitude of bewildering uses. Here's a list of ALL of them, and how not to get them all muddled up

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Odisha CM approves proposal to reduce residency period of govt school teachers

The residency period for getting a promotion to level III from level IV has been reduced to 1 year from 2 years

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What The FAQ: Is the Sandes app an apt replacement for WhatsApp?

What do we know about the Government of India's latest Sandes app? What are its features and who can use it? Will it replace WhatsApp anytime soon?

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You can win a $3.5k bounty if you prove Twitter is biased. Here's how

The winning teams will receive cash prizes via HackerOne — $3,500 for the winner, $1,000 for second place, $500 for third place $1,000 each for Most Innovative and Most Generalisable

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Here's how much fee parents who suffered income loss during COVID will pay in TN

Last year, Justice N Anand Venkatesh had permitted private institutions to collect only 75% of the fees, determined for individual schools by the Tamil Nadu Private School Fee Determination Comittee

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UGC grants State university status to Odisha's Rajendra University two weeks after rejecting initial plea

The University Grant Commission (UGC) on Friday approved the Odisha government’s proposal for recognising Rajendra University in Balangir as a State university

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COVID-19: Will schools in Karnataka really resume classes in two weeks?

Online classes have already started in July and will continue. According to sources in the public instructions department, 2,23,603 students have taken admission for first standard

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COVID-19: Kerala can vaccinate 1 Crore people per month, says Pinarayi Vijayan

A six-member central team of experts arrived in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday night. "There are many concerns, rise in positivity rate is one

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Odisha to track attendance of students, teachers digitally via ‘E-Upasthan’ which was launched on Friday

The move comes after difficulties were encountered in registering class attendance of students and teachers in a transparent manner amid the pandemic

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After losing Rs 40,000 in an online game, a 13-year-old boy dies by suicide

The minor took the extreme step when his mother, a nurse working with the state health department, had gone to the district hospital and his father was also not at home, police officials said

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Central Chinese cities close tourist sites after COVID-19 resurgence

The city of Zhuzhou on Friday closed cinemas, entertainment venues, and tourist sites after it had reported six asymptomatic cases since Thursday

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With 1.70 lakh applications in just five days, 143 government colleges of TN see a rise in demand for seats amidst COVID pandemic

Academicians feel there is an urgent need to increase the number of college seats or devise alternative methods like second-shift classes to accommodate all students this year

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COVID-19: India records 41,649 fresh cases, 593 more fatalities

The number of people who have recovered from the disease has gone up to 30781263, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data showed

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#ThrowbackToday: A decade ago today, Karnataka CM Yediyurappa resigned over mining scam

In today's #TBT, we recall the time ten years back when we were talking about the resignation of BS Yediyurappa, just like we are today. Here's what happened back then. Total deja vu feels! 

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Video on social media shows ants crawling on face of paralysed COVID-19 patient in Gujarat hospital

Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Ranjan Aiyer, has ordered an inquiry and assured of action if any negligence comes to light

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COVID-19: Philippines extends travel ban for those coming from India and nine other countries till Aug 15

The countries include India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, President Rodrigo Duterte said

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CBSE uses memes to announce Class 12 results: How cool is that?

The results have been superb this year with 12.96 lakh students clearing Class XII and becoming eligible for higher education

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PM congratulates all his "young friends" who have succesfully passed CBSE Class 12 exams

The results of 13,04,561 candidates have been declared on Friday out of 13,69,745 regular students. The results of the remaining 65,184 candidates will be declared by August 5

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Is the NEP making teachers irrelevant or is it the new shastra of education? Reactions to PM's new schemes

A majority of the proposals that have been presented at the grand virtual meet have been well received by the sector. But they have their grievances too

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Teachers remain bittersweet as schools across TN to open doors from August 2

Teachers who have pre-existing comorbidities can be exempted by CEOs or DEOs from working-from-school provided they can produce necessary medical documents

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Man from Kerala swallowed nib of a pen when he was a teen and got it removed from his lungs now at the age of thirty-two

After being infected by COVID, he opted for a CT scan of the chest that revealed the presence of a foreign body in the lower lobe of his right lung

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A gruesome accident encouraged this entrepreneurial couple to use medical cannabis. Now, they're making hemp cool for everyone

Rohit Kamath and Loveena Sirohi started India Hemp Organics (IHO), a Bengaluru-based start-up and are offering several hemp-based products that you can incorporate into your daily routine  

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Chennai girl wins award in 2020 International Youth Contest for Social-Anti-Corruption Advertising

The award categories are 'Best Poster' and 'Best Video'. The aim of the competition is to attract young people to participate in corruption prevention

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Delhi HC grants time to Whatsapp and Facebook to file responses on Competition Commission of India notices

Facebook and WhatsApp said that since the issue of WhatsApp's privacy policy is being heard by the Supreme Court, High Court, therefore, there was no requirement of CCI to order the probe

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292 COVID orphans registered on portal under PM CARES scheme, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani says in Lok Sabha

The scheme provides support for education and health and will create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for each child when he or she reaches 18 years of age

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E-Canteen Fundas: Work hard, play harder: Why recovery activities are the key to longevity 

Pro Tip: To manage emotional energy for high performance, find energy recovery activities and make them a priority. Practice holding opposite emotions to access emotional energy for full engagement.

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Girls fare marginally better than boys in CBSE class XII results

Like last year, this year also class XII results were released before class X by the CBSE

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JIBS organises programme on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice

The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of emerging trends in victim assistance, criminology, victimology and promote research in programmes for victim support

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What The FAQ: Why is the ROC and not Russia winning Olympic medals? Is it a country?

Until now ROC has won seven gold medals that its sportspersons have won in the 2020 Olympics. But what is ROC exactly?

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Chhattisgarh govt tables bill to acquire private medical college 

Chhattisgarh Health minister TS Singh Deo, who piloted the bill in the assembly said the acquisition of the college was a step towards providing health facilities to the poor and common people

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Welcome to Reason: Do kids need a healthy body for a healthy mind? 

The mid-day meals are a much-appreciated scheme of the government to keep kids in school and keep them healthy. But, does it really serve the purpose of supporting the student's mind?

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CBSE declares Class XII results, 99.37 per cent students pass. More details inside

While the examinations were supposed to be held in the first week of May, they were initially postponed indefinitely and later cancelled, owing to the second wave of the pandemic

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TN govt directs health department to provide counselling before reopening colleges

The counselling is mainly directed at students and parents who were affected by the pandemic and those whose close relatives have died due to the disease in the first and second waves

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One year of NEP: Here are 11 'blockbuster' schemes that PM Modi announced to transform education in India

“The NEP will change the fortunes of India,” said PM Modi. Here's a look at the 11 initiatives the government announced as part of the NEP and if they manage to hold water

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14 engineering colleges to impart education in 5 Indian languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bangla: PM

The emphasis on mother tongue as the medium of instruction will instil confidence in the students from poor, rural and tribal backgrounds

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Odisha CM decides to reduce residency period for promotion of primary school teachers

The Chief Minister said that the government decision will facilitate filling up of vacant post teachers in upper primary schools

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Will the COVID-19 lockdowns push human trafficking survivors back into the traffickers' den?

While a major section of the lower-income group is stuck in a debt trap due to the pandemic and the lockdown and its effects, the threat on these survivors is high

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US lawmakers introduce bill to end programme allowing foreign students to stay after studies

Congressman Paul A Gosar along with Congressman Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs and Matt Gaetz introduced the Fairness for High-Skilled Americans Act

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Students' body urges NE govts to resolve border disputes with Centre's help

The recent border conflict between Assam and Mizoram has gone on to show that residents living along interstate boundaries are vulnerable to attacks

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Travel restrictions being eased for Indian students by several countries: Govt

A number of countries imposed travel restrictions for Indians after India was hit by a devastating second wave of the pandemic

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Rs 12.13 cr sanctioned as student loan from 2015 to 2021 under Delhi government scheme

As part of the scheme, students can avail collateral-free loans of up to Rs 10 lakh for higher education with the Delhi government acting as the guarantor

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Here's how you can contribute to Prime Minister Modi's Independence Day speech

The portal noted that the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech lays out the government's programmes and policies

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CBSE Class 12 results to be declared on July 30 at 2 pm. Here's how you can check your marks

The board exams were cancelled this year in view of the aggressive second wave of COVID-19, and the result will be announced on basis of an alternate assessment policy by the board

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#ThrowbackToday: Penguin prepared for the paperback revolution 86 years ago today

It's National Paperback Day today and for very good reason! In today's #TBT, we tell you how paperback novels came to be and which publishing house started promulgating the idea way back in 1935

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CBSE's private, patrachar, repeater students will have to write board exams physically after SC dismisses petition

The petition was filed by Mamta Sharma, the lawyer who filed a PIL in May, seeking cancellation of Class XII examinations for all students across the country

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One year of NEP: Engineering courses in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bangla. Connected to 2024 Elections?

Speaking about the changed scenario of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, PM Modi said that the youth is ready to bring a transformation

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One year of NEP: PM officially launches Academic Bank of Credit to "help students break away from the shackles of one stream"

The presentation by the Ministry of Education said that the Academic Bank of Credit will provide flexible multiple entries and exit options for students in Higher Education

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One year of NEP: India to launch website for students to study Artificial Intelligence. Details inside

The Prime Minister made the announcement, along with several others, while speaking about the virtues of the NEP and the change it would bring

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One year of NEP: PM Modi says that Indian Sign Language will be introduced as a subject in schools

To aid the same, 1200 educational video programmes (for Class 1 to 12) have been made in Indian Sign Language. This will be available on the government's diksha.gov.in

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PM Modi: NEP will combine modern, digital education with India's national interests

New schemes have been announced to support the implementation of the NEP, and here's how the Prime Minister has described the vision for the country with the education policy

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NEET OBC issue sorted after PM Modi asks ministry to grant 27% reservation, 10% for EWS in AIQ from this academic year

The decision came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday directed the concerned union ministries to facilitate an effective solution to this long pending issue

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Worship ISRO? Flaunt your love for it via official merchandise designed by this Bengaluru start-up

Whether it's ISRO's logo or pictures from their mission, 1947IND is officially on board with the space agency offer 'out of the world' products that take your admiration for ISRO a step further  

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One year of NEP: Here's how the Modi govt plans to implement it over the next few years

Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan said that the ministry has laid down a plan to implement the policy successfully

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More than 200 students reject the second PU results and register to write exams in August

Since the last date to reject the results and register for the exams in on July 30, the department sources said that the number of candidates might be more than 300

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IIT Guwahati, Mizoram University sign MoU for joint teaching programmes, research and development

IIT Guwahati and Mizoram University will encourage contact and cooperation between their faculty members, departments and research facilities

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COVID-19: Maharashtra cabinet decides to cut school fees by 15 per cent

"A detailed order with modalities will be issued soon," said the Maharashtra Education Minister

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Rajasthan govt's English medium schools get three times more applications than available seats

As per the state government's data, nearly 60,000 applications were received by the Rajasthan Secondary Education department, almost three times the available 18,093 seats

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Kejriwal approves DoE proposal to take over management of private school over fee hike

The government claimed that the school repeatedly failed to comply with multiple orders of the Delhi government asking it to roll back its "unjustified fee hike"

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48% parents not willing to send their kids to schools till they get COVID vaccines: Survey

The survey was conducted with over 32,000 parents across 361 districts in the country

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Over 1.5L children in rural areas not going to school, Karnataka state tells HC

Door-to-door survey report submitted to HC finds large number of children not going to schools in Karnataka

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Mark Zuckerberg eyes deeper commerce integration across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

WhatsApp Payments went live for 20 million users in India in November last year currently being used for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions via the platform

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Union Health Ministry to deploy six-member team to help Kerala against rising COVID cases

The team headed by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Director S K Singh will reach Kerala Friday and visit some districts reporting a high case positivity rate

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Calcutta University confers PhD in Development Economics to West Bengal Chief Secretary H K Dwivedi

The 1988-batch IAS officer has completed the PhD under the supervision of Prof (Dr) Achin Chakraborty of the Kolkata-based Institute for Development Studies

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Twitter shuts US offices just two weeks after reopening due to rising Delta variant COVID cases

Barely three months after suggesting that vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, indoors or out, the US CDC has now recommended people to resume wearing masks 

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Study suggests how people can cope with the strain, trauma surrounding COVID-19 pandemic

The study conducted by the University of Bonn is based on a large joint online survey at the University Hospitals Bonn, Erlangen, Ulm, Dresden, and Cologne

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#ThrowbackToday: The maharani who opened schools and went to jail during the emergency

In today's #TBT, we recall the contributions of the late Maharani Gayatri Devi. She was the ultimate lady who knew how to stand up for herself and the country and this is how she won every time 

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One year of NEP: 4 big changes in education the govt promised and where they stand 

One year after the much-dissected National Education Policy’s first came into effect, we take a look at some of the loftier and polarising goals of the Modi government, and how far they have reflected

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What The FAQ: Why NASA's James Webb Space Telescope might get a new name after homophobic controversy

Astronomers Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Sarah Tuttle, Lucianne Walkowicz and Brian Nord launched the petition to change the name of the telescope in May

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Delhi HC directs authorities to decide representation seeking to formulate policy to protect children from offline, online games

A plea said that it is quite alarming to note that children below the age of 10 years are also getting addicted to online games

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Implement state-mandated OBC reservations in NEET AIQ seats, OBC group tells Health Minister Mandaviya

On Monday, while making a submission at the Madras High Court, the union government had said that the Centre's decision is at a 'very advanced stage'

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DU entrance exams scheduled from September 26. Last date to apply for UG courses is August 31

The application began from July 26 for all Post-Graduate, MPhil and PhD programmes and it is schedule to continue till August 21, 2021

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JNUEE: JNU entrance exams to be held from September 20. Students can apply by August 27. Here's how

The computer-based test, containing multiple-choice questions, will be held for a duration of three hours in two sessions on each of the four days

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This new BA degree in Public Policy, with former IAS, IPS officers as mentors, is built for UPSC aspirants

The degree is being offered by Crescent Institute in Chennai and the first intake is currently on. Will students take the plunge?

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2021 Census set to be the first ever digital one according to Home Affairs ministry

A mobile app for the collection of data and a Census portal for management and monitoring of various Census-related activities has been developed

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IGNOU to hold final year exams in seven districts of Maharashtra from Aug 3 

Hall tickets will be made available online and students who are unable to appear this time can sit for the examinations in December

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This Bengaluru high schooler wasn't able to land an internship. What she did next will surprise you 

It's difficult enough for grad students to land internships. What then will school students do? Check InternMee out, of course  

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She's on top of the world: Meet women trek leaders, adventure junkies who are taking the world on a trip 

These women are encouraging a whole generation of young climbers to break free and lead expeditions and treks and find their space out there. We check out what powers these trendsetters 

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This IIM Bangalore alum's portable energy device can light up the lives of pushcart vendors

Prerna Wadikar speaks about her affordable portable energy device that's got villagers and pushcart vendors excited. It can be used to run three devices simultaneously 

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This govt school teacher developed three mobile apps for Kannada medium kids to learn Math - years before the pandemic! 

Shivakumar M, a teacher in a government high school in Cheemangala is trying to generate more content in Kannada to make Mathematics easier for his students to learn through videos and other forms

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This EdTech start-up is looking to bring EVs into the education ecosystem. Here's how

There's more issues to the EV industry than a lack of infrastructure. These two young entrepreneurs have spotted gap in skills between the industry and academia and are looking to fix it

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Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Kisan Reddy for the preservation of Swapneswar temple in Odisha

Legend has said that Lord Rama drew Ratnachira river to quench Maa Sita's thirst, using her pearl ring to chart its course. Ratnachira Valley is a gold-mine of ancient Kalingan monuments

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CLAT results to be declared on July 28. Here's how you can see your rank

The CNLUs informed that the first merit list will be released on August 1, after the counselling process commences on July 29 and ends on July 30

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Tamil Nadu government to promote Tamil language among diaspora

The department of Tamil development and information is also consulting Tamil scholars, researchers, and academics in the Tamil language to create new Tamil words for education 

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Tamil Nadu worried over a slight increase in COVID cases in some districts

However much to the relief of the department, 17 districts including Chennai and Kancheepuram witnessed zero deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday

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Confusion in Tamil Nadu over minister's statement on reopening of schools

Parents are worried over the statement of the minister and many are not inclined to send their children to schools especially government schools