Did JNUSU really demand Babri Masjid reconstruction? (Pic: EdexLive)

People provoked against Ram Mandir construction: Advocate complains to Delhi CoP against JNU student Saket Moon's speech on Babri Masjid

The issue erupted after a video of Saket addressing students during a harmony march on Monday night to commemorate the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the death anniversary of Ambedkar went viral

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When will DU reopen? Students burn new VC's effigy to mark one month of protests demanding physical classes

Students were told the VC will meet with them within the week. ABVP says they have word campus will reopen from January 1, 2022. No clearance yet from DDMA to reopen, says administration

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Miscreants poison water in Suntikoppa Government School, no children harmed

School Principal Geeta, along with the teachers, inspected the spot and found that the overhead tank's lid was opened and a foul smell emanated from the tank  

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This AI-driven device, developed by NIT Rourkela PhD students, could save you from the grief of being robbed

The team of 12 has been working on the device for over four years now and it was only a year ago that it came to fruition  

Convocation ceremony held at MAHER

MAHER holds 15th convocation: 988 students awarded with UG, PG degrees

Around 66 meritorious candidates were awarded medals and certificates in recognition of their stupendous academic achievements

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Why is this 27-year-old lawyer from OU fighting against caste atrocities in court, for free? We find out

Singapogu Subbarao's own grandfather and family have suffered due to dominant castes, so he wanted to do his bit for other families too

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This duo of Hyderabad students, trained by Pullela Gopichand, just made a splash on the international badminton stage. Here's how 

This was during the BWF Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh International Badminton Tournament which was held in Dhaka from December 1 to 5 

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Fathima Latheef's father spent three hours at CBI office on Tuesday, to meet CM Stalin on Wednesday

Sources close to the family whom EdexLive spoke to had confirmed that Latheef had met the Waqf Board and the minority commission in Chennai and is set to meet Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday

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Doctor to fund entire education of IIT BHU Dalit student who lost seat due to financial constraints

The Allahabad HC has asked the Centre and state governments to furnish details on any schemes that might benefit deserving students who lose out on education opportunities due to economic stress

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DU's third merit list for PG students is out. Here's what you need to do next 

Candidates can start applying for admission against the third merit list at 10 am from December 8 to 11.59 pm on December 9  

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In search of 'colour': The story of aspiring filmmaker Ashutosh Kumar's tryst with FTII

Ashutosh found out that he was colour blind at the medical examination before his admission to the FTII and that changed his life

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What the FAQ: What does the USA's boycott of Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing mean for the world?

China has 0 cases of Omicron and a total of 1,107 active COVID cases. Last week, Chinese officials said that Omicron would "certainly bring some challenges in terms of prevention and control"

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This is final and we approve of it: SC says no more cases against CBSE's Class 12 marking scheme  

Observing that it will not reopen the issue of CBSE’s scheme at all, the top court said it will not be open to the petitioners, who have raised grievances related to the scheme and evaluation of marks

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First round of CPGET counselling 2021 concludes in Telangana. Here's what selected candidates need to do next

The list of allotted seats can be checked on the official website of the OU's Directorate of Admissions. The last date of payment of admission fee is December 10

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What Happened on December 7: Pearl Harbour was bombed, The Beatles started their own Apple store

This was the Apple store before the Apple stores and instead of fancy electronics, this store sold clothes. Apple boutique's most striking part was one psychedelic painting on its outer walls

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OU relaxes eligibility criteria for distance learning courses in a bid to encourage more people to pursue higher education

The last date of application is December 15. Here are all the dates, links and details you need to know about the programme

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This new centre at BMU's Law School will make 'key stakeholders' part of the legal process and use AI. Here's how

But how will the centre be different from the existing courses on the law that are taught now? Here's how the new centre will include tech in law

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CTET 2021 exam admit cards to be released soon. Here are the steps to download it

The CTET is scheduled to be conducted between December 16 and January 13 in a computer based mode

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Culprits behind my daughter's death should be arrested: Fathima Latheef's father, all set to meet Stalin

Hailing from Kollam in Kerala, Fathima, a first-year Master of Humanities and Development Studies student, had died by suicide in 2019

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UG and PG admissions for IGNOU July session ends today. Here's how you can apply

The deadline for the registration for UG and PG courses in the July session had been extended several times in the past few months

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Super 30 founder Anand Kumar to conduct his screening test for India's smartest aspirants nationally

The procedure of admission will be through a test and is likely to be launched in March 2022 according to a statement on the Super 30 official website

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Will public universities like DU and JNU be allowed to open campuses abroad? Here's what Pradhan had to say 

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan answered the question in a written response in the Lok Sabha

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Why the decision to close down a Kakkanad govt school to set up a Kendriya Vidyalaya instead has irked parents

The institution, which began as an aided school set up by the panchayat, today, is a government school that falls under the jurisdiction of the department of general education. It was set up in 1958  

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Students can attend schools even if parents not double vaccinated, says Karnataka’s Primary Edu Minister

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education BC Nagesh informed TNIE that they cannot force parents unless the government decides that vaccination is compulsory

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A corporation high school in Anuppanadi is crying for attention as its infrastructure is on the verge of collapse

There are only three classrooms for 350 elementary school children and only two classrooms for high school students. Here's more about it

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Seegodu residential school's COVID tally is now 103. Here is how the spread is being contained

The school has been sealed and classes have been suspended. The school premises is now a containment zone. Here's the latest update

Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences in Bommakal village

COVID-19: 43 students of medical college test positive in Telangana's Karimnagar

The cumulative recoveries so far recorded are 6,69,157 in Telangana, while the cumulative death toll stands at 3,999

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Professor without a Master's degree? Visva-Bharati University under scanner after 'illegal promotion' allegation

An RTI filed late last year revealed that Ghosh is only a pass graduate and was unable to finish his BCom Hons because of low marks

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Centre will appeal in the SC to expedite EWS hearing and NEET PG counselling: Health minister tells protesting junior doctors

Ten days into the various forms of protests being registered by resident doctors across India against the delay in NEET PG counselling, here are how things stand

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We will postpone exams, shut down schools if the need arises: Karnataka's Primary Education Minister

Nagesh also pointed out that SOPs are being followed strictly in schools and the government has been closely monitoring COVID cases as well as the patients who have tested positive

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#RestInPeace: Dr Sarada Menon, India's first female psychiatrist, dies at 98

A Padma Bhushan awardee, she was also the founder of SCARF (Schizophrenia Research and Care Foundation), a WHO-recognised organisation for the rehabilitation of the mentally ill

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CA December 2021 exams begin: Check out the guidelines here

The exams that began recently are being held offline across more than 190 districts. All the candidates must remember to carry their admit cards while going to the exam hall, along with valid ID proof

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Delhi government to organise grand play on the life of Dr BR Ambedkar

It would be shown at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from January 5 for free of cost

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Here's how this Kolkata virtual museum won the Climate Action Grant and how they intend to spread their message

The Living Waters Museum, a virtual museum exploring India's diverse water heritage through storytelling and digital media, has just bagged the Climate Action Grant from the US Consulate, Kolkata

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What the FAQ: Why has Aung San Suu Kyi been sentenced to prison and what's happening in Myanmar?

One of the ways that people are expressing dissent in Myanmar is by banging pots and pans at their homes at night. It has become the symbol of resistance, non-compliance in the country

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Safdarjung Hospital doctors boycott emergency, OPD services over delay in NEET PG counselling

Admission to various courses in NEET PG 2021 has been delayed indefinitely following the COVID-19 pandemic

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J&K board asks schools to withdraw textbook carrying 'blasphemous' material against Islam

The Srinagar district administration has asked the authorities concerned to take stern action against the publisher as well as the distributor of the textbook

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IIM Calcutta introduces Executive Programme in Business and Corporate Laws

Programme Director R Rajesh Babu said the programme will address the different facets of business and its operations

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1.25 lakh school teachers to be recruited after Bihar panchayat polls: Bihar Education Minister

The last of the 11-phase panchayat polls will be held on December 12

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Tamil Nadu: Passing Tamil paper mandatory to qualify for state government services

A paper on Tamil language, conforming to Class X standards, is compulsory and a score of 40 per cent is the qualifying mark

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Delhi University to address the issue of implementing common entrance tests for undergraduate admissions

Constituted by the institute to analyse the admissions process, the committee's report could be put forward at a meeting on December 10

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Kerala: School uniform compulsory for all students from December 13

The move is to avoid any confusion regarding the identity of the school students while using facilities

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World Volunteers' Day: Is volunteering a sign of noble intentions or is it a resume-boosting photo op?

Volunteering is not like a job. More often than not, you cannot afford to stay detached. It comes with an emotional connect and you cannot just brush that aside

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As Kerala Education Ministry prepares list of teachers who are not vaccinated, how many are victims of circumstance and CoWIN? 

The ministry's statement said that 1,707 teachers and non-teaching staff have not taken the vaccine

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Bihar education minister: Government to recruit 4,600 teachers in colleges

6,421 school assistant jobs have also been created to take up computer-related responsibilities in schools

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BITSoM's new Student Assistance Programme to help them navigate through mental health issues

The programme has been launched in partnership with an organisation called Santulan to offer support to students 

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Varsity has no jurisdiction over activities in the JNUSU office: Aishe Ghosh on JNU's order to stop screening of documentary Ram Ke Naam

The docu, Raam ke Naam is an award-winning piece on the VHP's campaign to demolish the Babri Masjid. The JNU admin said that 'stringent action' will be taken against students if the screening happens

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Mangalore University likely to begin PG classes mid-December, blames delay on late announcement of results

Sources in MU said that the university cannott start PG classes until the varsity's own students take admission to courses. Candidates from other universities applied as their results were out

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Delhi government forbids fully, partially funded DU colleges from appointing any teachers till governing bodies are formed

DUTA president AK Bhagi used strong words to attack the Delhi government. He said that the move is "AAP government-sponsored agenda to ruin and destroy  Delhi govt-funded (fully/partially) colleges"

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DU has done little to ensure OBC representation in faculty, not committed to social justice: OBC welfare panel tells Parliament

The panel has now directed the university to fill all sanctioned posts for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor within a stipulated time frame

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Karnataka Health Minister tells medical colleges to be ready for Omicron, says take help of students if needed

Health Minister said that there have been some technical glitches in dispersing salaries of various members of medical colleges

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Why don't you clean my toilet: Amid delay in NEET PG counselling, SC, ST, OBC doctors reveal discrimination, caste abuse

Doctors who EdexLive spoke to have shared instances of targeted and caste-based abuses that they were subjected to, especially after July 2021

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Cyclone Jawad: UGC NET, IIFT exams postponed by NTA in high risk zones across Odisha, AP, Bengal

The new dates for the exams that have been postponed will be announced later, the NTA said. The testing agency advised candidates to note that the postponement is applied only to the cities mentioned

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Rajya Sabha winter session: 14 per cent of India's total beggars are children, says minister

While the ministry's data is based on the 2011 census, there have been news and NGO reports that estimate that close to 3 lakh children may be begging on India's streets

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1,495 teachers still unvaccinated in Kerala, a month after schools reopened

Of them, 1066 teachers are employed in Lower Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools, 200 are in Higher Secondary schools and 229 teachers are employed in Vocational Higher Secondary Schools

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Educational institutions in parts of Dehradun shut as PM Modi visits 

Moreover, there will be a strict restriction on movement in parts of Dehradun for two consecutive days and Section 144 CrPC will be effective from 2 pm, December 3 to 4 pm, December 4

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Schools to reopen in Puducherry from December 6 after heavy rains ends

Even as schools are reopening and the Minister has assured all COVID protocols would be in place, he said that no decision was taken on restarting the mid-day meal programme

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To get government jobs in TN, you now need to clear mandatory Tamil exam via TNPSC

The announcement to make Tamil compulsory in all the competitive exams was earlier made by the state's Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan on the floor of the Assembly

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What The FAQ: When can you get your COVID booster dose in India and how badly do you need it?

Germany, Austria, Canada, France, the UK, Turkey, the US, Russia and a few more countries have already begun administering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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What happened on December 4? India celebrates Navy Day and the mystery of the Mary Celeste began

Like to enjoy your Sunday with a cup of coffee and special Sunday edition of your newspaper? The world's first Sunday newspaper, The Observer, was published today

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Omicron impact: DU's Chemistry PhD students demand online exams or postponement. Will it happen? 

While authorities have closed all educational institutions for in-person classes in view of the severe pollution in Delhi, institutions have been allowed to hold on-campus exams and lab practicals

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COVID-19: Decisions like boosters, jabs for children need to be based on science, Health Minister Mandaviya says

Mandaviya said that the government would be spending Rs 100 crore in each district to ensure that states have 50-bed critical medical facility for future pandemics

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Karnataka: Two vaccine doses compulsory for parents; events and public gatherings not allowed in schools 

Since last week, Karnataka has witnessed hundreds of COVID cases in medical colleges, nursing colleges, residential schools and government schools

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FIR lodged against chairperson, principal of Odisha college after they let COVID positive students go home

The Kunjakanta ward, where the college is located, has been declared as a micro-containment zone for 10 days, an official told the press

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Air quality panel shuts Delhi's educational institutions amidst severe pollution. Will they reopen only in 2022

Even as educational institutions have been barred from conducting in-person classes, the panel has made an exception by allowing on-campus exams and lab practicals

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Kerala to release a list of unvaccinated teachers, Education Minister says "public should know"

In the last meeting to discuss the latest COVID situation in the state, CM Vijayan had said that those who are not inoculated will not get free COVID-19 treatment at state government hospitals

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What The FAQ: What's the difference between the ART Bill and Surrogacy Bill?

Surrogacy and ART are different at the core. A Select Committee recommended that the ART Bill should come first and then the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill can be implemented

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NEET PG counselling delay: Resident doctors of Delhi's 3 Centre-run hospitals boycott all routine services after OPD

The Resident Doctors' Association of these colleges have said that the onus of any unfortunate medical incident that may occurs due to halt in routine service will be on authorities

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Two Omicron cases detected in Karnataka, CM likely to announce SOPs today. What comes next?

On November 26, the WHO classified Omicron as a 'variant of concern'. The news followed impositions of travel restrictions by several countries. Omicron has been confirmed in 30 countries up until now

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Now, Harvard University to protect student workers against caste discrimination with anti caste-bias clause

A Dalit alumni of Harvard University said that the win is a critical step in ensuring that there is at least an avenue of recourse for students like him who have experienced caste-based discrimination

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Fees of Karnataka engineering colleges hiked by Rs 10,000, students warn of protests

SFI state head said that If the move is not rolled back, the student's outfit will protest and "stay put" in front of the Higher Education Minister’s residence

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In another move towards making OU a closed campus, varsity slaps entry fees on walkers and joggers. How are people taking it?

Osmania University in Hyderabad is vast and is frequented by many joggers and walkers, both in the mornings and evenings. This move affects them, but is it bound to affect students too?

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Delhi closes schools after SC rap: Now, CJ says it never asked govt to do it, only wondered about rationale

According to Bar and Bench, the CJI said that either intentionally or unintentionally, some sections of the media are portraying the special bench of the court as "the villain who wants to close down

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Reports suggest Telangana Inter Exam results will only be declared after December 15

In 2020, the girls outperformed the boys in the TS inter exams. While the pass percentage of girls was 67.47 per cent, only 52.31 per cent of boys passed the exam

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DU's third merit list will now be out on December 7. Will this delay the admission deadline?

Candidates who were shortlisted in the second merit list can apply for admissions till 5 pm, December 3, and make payments after approvals till December 4

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Around 2 crore women enrolled in STEM courses in India in five years. No data on dropouts, says government

Of all the states, Tamil Nadu saw the maximum number of enrollments. In these five years, TN alone saw the enrollment of 30,80,669 women students

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What happened on December 3: The Bhopal Gas Tragedy killed thousands and the first PS was released

Besides the tragedy, December 3 gave us some good memories too. PlayStation was launched. Rocky and Laurel & Hardy's first film saw the light of day

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Nutritionists, academics write open letter to Karnataka govt to give children eggs everyday in mid-day meals. Here's why

This open letter states that it is important for the government to uphold the  Right to Food of every child as mentioned in the National Food Security Act 2013

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Student Police Cadets say "no" to child marriage and human trafficking in their new international campaign

The three-month campaign is being piloted in India and Ghana in Africa with the support of Mission Better Tomorrow and the Kalinga Fellowship

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Infosys Prize 2021: JNU, NCBS profs among this year's winners. Full list inside 

Given away by the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF), these were the 13th Infosys Prize 2021 and they were given in six categories  

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Class IX student in Hubballi and two others in Mundgod's government school test positive for COVID

Now, there is a scare if COVID has spread to a nearby Anganwadi and an Urdu Primary School as their mid-day meals were supplied from the Government Higher Primary School in Mundgod  

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Manipal launches to help MBBS students in India get early clinical experience 

Case videos which are unique to Manipal MedAce, allow first-year MBBS students to have early clinical exposure and apply Basic Sciences principles in a hospital setting  

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TN think-tank wants khadi uniforms for schools across the country to lift handloom, khadi workers out of poverty

There are around 45 lakh handloom workers across the country with each state having its unique handloom and khadi clothing line, CPDS Director said

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Over 55 per cent drop in students going abroad, Education Minister Pradhan tells Rajya Sabha

Pradhan said that, in line with NEP 2020, the government encourages high performing Indian universities to set up campuses in other countries

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Delhi schools back in lockdown after Supreme Court slams gov't for reopening amidst severe air pollution

After the pandemic-induced lockdown, schools briefly reopened and then shut on November 13 due to Delhi's air quality. Schools were then reopened on November 29 and are now back in lockdown

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Omicron: Survey by private firm predicts that in-person attendance in schools may soon drop by 14 per cent

Schools in India are likely to see a 14 per cent drop in students attending in-person classes due to concerns sparked by Omicron' the new variant of the Coronavirus, according to a nationwide survey

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UGC grants extension to MPhil, PhD scholars to submit their thesis in June 2022

The decision to extend the submission deadline is the continuation of the earlier notice issued by the UGC on March 16, 2021. UGC had extended the deadline twice before due to COVID-19

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Won't turn into a supervisory authority for exams, says SC. ICMAI CMA exams to go on as scheduled

Here's how you can download the admit card for the exams that start on December 8, and will be conducted in online mode at centres in 96 Indian cities

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Supreme Court slams Delhi govt for reopening schools amidst severe pollution, while allowing WFH for adults 

While hearing a plea by a 17-year-old Delhi student, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said that the court will appoint an authority to oversee the government's air pollution controlling measures

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UGC pushes forward plan to conduct common entrance test for Central Universities from next year. Here's what it means 

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency in at least 13 languages for UG and PG admissions

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Infra woes: 27k schools across India do not have proper buildings, according to MoE

Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan had said this in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, while answering a question by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP KRN Rajeshkumar

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Whopping 98% of KV students have partial or full access to some digital device for online classes: Education Minister

The Education Minister also highlighted how the Ministry of Education has taken many initiatives like One Class One Channel of SWAYAM PRABHA to impart education through TV for hearing impaired student

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Tripura CM urges health authorities to test colleges in Agartala for AIDS

According to official data , Tripura has a total caseload of 2,459 — this includes 750 female and 1,709 male patients. A total of 640 patients died due to HIV in the last 20 years

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122 Kendriya Vidyalayas opened in the last five years, says Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

However, the state wise disparity in opening of KVs was particularly noticeable during the same period

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Universities shed light on truth: NYU President at SRM-AP's first on-campus convocation

NYU President Andrew D Hamilton said that universities across the world shed light on the truth, offer insight, and punch holes through the darkness of ignorance

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What The FAQ: What is travel apartheid and why is the UN chief against it?

Guterres came up with the term while speaking to reporters in New York. He said that isolating one country will not be effective

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What happened on December 2: The day Pablo Escobar died and Britney Spears was born

Years after his death, Escobar's legacy still continues. He was the inspiration behind seven films and several series, including Netflix's Narcos

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IIT Delhi to study 'massive' landslip near Tirupati, in aftermath of floods 

As the second ghat road, which leads to the temple of Venkateswara, has been badly damaged, devotees can choose an alternative date for darshan within a period of six months as heavy rains continue

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NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar: Quality teaching with moral values need of the hour

During the interactive session, the Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies urged Rajiv Kumar to have a relook at the devolution of taxes between the Centre and the states