A tanker sprinkles water in Noida (Pic: Twitter)

NGT directs all municipal corporations to sprinkle water before sweeping roads to tackle air pollution

The pavements may also be appropriately covered so as to prevent generation of dust and attention also needs to be given to stop burning of biomass

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What are the procedures in place for online enrollment of law graduates amid COVID-19? Delhi HC asks Bar Council 

Apart from seeking online enrollment, the petitioners have also sought directions to BCD to exempt them from filing rent agreement or proof residence till normalcy is restored

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UGC grants six months extension to MPhil, PhD students for thesis submission

The UGC had on April 29 issued guidelines on examination and academic calendar for the universities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown

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Jammu and Kashmir administration, police come to aid of specially-abled children

Abhedananda Home (School for specially-abled children) is the only school for the specially-abled children in Srinagar's Solina area where they receive free education

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PM Modi at all-party meet: ICMR working on COVID-19 vaccine, will not have to wait long

Indian scientists are very sure of success in developing COVID-19 vaccine, their confidence very high, said Modi

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Jammu and Kashmir administration, police come to aid of school for specially-abled children

Abhedananda Home School Solina area in Srinagar have received hearing aids, blankets, clothes and other essential items from the government's Social Welfare Department

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In a first, IIT Kanpur holds placement drive in online format to cope with COVID-19 restrictions

This year about 220-230 companies have registered with the IIT for hiring students against about 300 companies which had come to campus during the last placement season

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Delhi HC pulls up JNU for de-reserving, exchanging SC, ST faculty positions

The High Court also directed the university to "revisit and re-examine the roster and recast the roster points, in accordance with the post-based reservation system

The farmers' protests have reached its ninth day and people from all walks of life have joined in. The police barricade outside Delhi (Pic: PTI)

Farmers' Protest 2020 Decoded: Everything you need to know about new Farm Bills, controversy

The Parliament passed three agricultural bills in September this year to reform the way agricultural produce is marketed. The three bills were made into acts with the President's nod

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New research shows some animals are more susceptive of the COVID-19 infection than others

The study examined that these findings were able to aid the development of antiviral strategies that use artificial 'locks' to trap the virus and prevent it from interacting with human receptors

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Study finds chronic kidney disease is leading risk factor for hospitalisation from COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with end-stage renal disease were 11 times more likely to be admitted to the hospital than patients without kidney disease

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Primary school teacher from Maharashtra wins 1 million dollar Global Teacher Prize 2020

Disale, 32, who works as a teacher at the Zilla Parishad Primary School at Paritewadi in Solapur, was on Thursday named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 in recognition of his efforts

Suraj Suryavanshi and Shweta Morale

Student-made app Yibe is set to take socialising out of college and back to the streets. Here's how

The student duo who will represent India at the global workshop of the programme spent over 5 months perfecting the platform, Yibe Network which allows like-minded college students find each other

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COVID-19 caseload in the country surges to 95.71 lakh. More than 90 lakh people recover

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 95,71,559 with 36,595 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,39,188 with 540 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

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UP cop who misbehaved with minor girl suspended after video of him thrashing her goes viral 

An FIR was registered against Mukesh Kumar following a complaint by the girl's father, Superintendent of Police, Rural, Nipun Agarwal said

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This neural amplifier silicon chip developed in Chitkara University easily diagnoses Parkinson's, Epilepsy

The VLSI Centre of Excellence, Chitkara University, Punjab, has developed it in collaboration with Semi-conductor Laboratory (SCL), Mohali, Punjab, India

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Genetically engineered T cells could lead to therapies for autoimmune diseases

The immune system fights bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens by utilizing several types of T cells, all of which have receptors that are specific to particular antigens

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This Vijaywada IAS Academy named its Humanities Department after Sonu Sood. Here's why

Sarat Chandra IAS Academy had recently named a department after the actor. Sonu Sood says that he was honoured by the same

Three innovators who built GPS walking stick for elderly

The sudden death of an 80-year-old on the road led these Telangana school girls to build GPS walking stick for elderly

The three young innovators worked under the guidance of their Zilla Parishad school teachers. They designed and developed a prototype of the walking stick in four months

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School kids to soon go without bags atleast one day in a month post lockdown

The letter sent to school education secretaries in all the states also said that from first to tenth grade, the weight of the school bag should not exceed 10% of the student’s weight

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Despite the pandemic, adoption agencies up their game to find foster parents abroad for four orphan kids

Parents who are willing to adopt these four kids with special needs can visit India only after the restrictions on international flights are lifted after December 31

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TN CM requests Modi to make post-matric scholarship scheme a 60:40 sharing pattern

The committed liability of Tamil Nadu, which was Rs 353.55 crore in 2012-13, with effect from 2017-18, has risen to Rs1,526.46 crore

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Jharkhand CM urges Harsh Vardhan to reconsider NMC's decision to stop admissions in 3 medical colleges in state

In his letter to Vardhan, Soren had said that the NMC has ordered, on the basis of some infrastructure and facility deficiencies, that this year there will be no fresh admission

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60 per cent people use social media to discover new content: Survey

Ads are acceptable but for a lower fee. 33% are willing to pay lower or no fee in return for watching ads

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TN Selection Committee allows candidates who missed medical counselling due to cyclone to appear later

The counselling began with 1,222 MBBS seats in government medical colleges and 996 in self-financing medical colleges

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Students create videos in support of Anganwadi teacher running for local body elections

An Anganwadi teacher for over 35 years, Renuka was surprised by her students when they started making videos supporting her

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Children in Karnataka have been denied milk for six months, reveals RTI

A group of 80 nutritionists, doctors, activists, lawyers and citizens have written to the government to start the supply of milk powder under Ksheera Bhagya for government and aided school students

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Facebook to remove fake claims about COVID-19 vaccines on its platform

Facebook said it is applying its policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm

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Schools in Tamil Nadu to be mapped geographically under the Samagra Shiksha scheme

This mapping exercise is likely to be carried out using a combination of on-foot survey, community based mapping and satellite imagery

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Karnataka State Bar Council appeals to CM to establish advocates training academy

Extending warm greetings of the event to the advocates, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa said that it is good sign to know that more young law graduates are coming to practice law

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Breather for MPhil, PhD researchers as UGC extends deadline thesis submissions

The deadline for submitting their thesis has been extended to June 30, 2021, according to a statement by the UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain

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Here's why AISA started a campaign called 'Love Azad' against the 'love jihad' laws

The campaign that is currently online, aims to create conversations around inter-caste and inter-faith relationships and normalise them

IIT Bombay

Students start online petition, tweet storm in support of Agra boy who lost IIT Bombay seat over wrong link click

Siddhant Batra, who bagged the All India Rank of 270 in the JEE Advanced had also approached the Bombay High Court regarding the same

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This robot by Kerala students can deliver meds, food to COVID-19 patients and disinfect itself

The robot named 'Humbot' can distribute medicines and foods to a minimum of six COVID-19 patients in a single round inside a COVID-19 ward and disinfect itself before returning to a health worker

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WBJEEB to refund application fee for cancelled examination of Presidency University Entrance Exam

WBJEEB will shortly arrange to refund the application fee for the examination paid by the candidates," the board said in a notification on Wednesday

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VP Venkaiah Naidu urges young Indians to take inspiration from APJ Abdul Kalam to think out of box

Referring to Kalam's vision for India, Naidu said the former president always spoke of the need for India to become a developed nation given the vast natural resources

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CISCE writes to CMs requesting partial reopening of schools from January, especially for Class 10, 12

CISCE has also requested the Chief Election Commissioner of India to share the election dates of the states that are due to have their elections in the months of April - May next year

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati's placement season kickstarts on a positive note despite the pandemic

Under the leadership and guidance of Professor T G Sitharam, Director IIT Guwahati, the placement team is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring smooth placements for the students of the institute

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SC tells NTA to hand original OMRs to NEET aspirants who alleged discrepancies, claims lawyer

Advocate Tanvi Dubey, who appeared for the petitioners said that the top court had asked the NTA to produce the original OMR sheets of these students

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Regardless of second COVID wave, will Karnataka school exams be held only in June 2021?

State Primary and Secondary Education Department is yet to decide about conducting board exams for class 10 and PUC-2. This will happen based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the second wave

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UoH profs win Bhasha Bharathi Award for translating Kannada classic to English 

Gulvadi Venkata Rao’s Indira Bai (1899) is regarded as the first independent social novel in Kannada. The professors have translated the book

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When will the CBSE board exam, NEET and JEE be held in 2021? Here's the latest update

CBSE generally release their Date sheet by this time every year but understandably it did not happen this year 

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US colleges and varsities seek at least 120 billion dollars in COVID-19 relief

US colleges and universities face "a crisis of almost unimaginable" scale, however, many states have cut their higher education budgets, according to the letter

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Potential life on Mars likely lived below the surface, according to recent study 

The research, published in the journal Science Advances, examined various Mars datasets to see if heating via geothermal or underground heat would have been possible 

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Body of 4-year-old boy found in UP after 20-hour rescue operation from borewell

Reports said that several excavators had been roped in to dig the area around the borewell and oxygen was being supplied continuously to the child through pipes

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OP Jindal Global University student is PETA's 'volunteer of the year'

Compassionate Citizen is PETA India's award-winning humane education programme designed to instil empathy for animals in children aged 8 to 12

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US Senate passes bill eliminating per-country cap for employment-based immigrant visas

The legislation eliminates the seven per cent cap for employment-based immigrant visas, a provision that will facilitate removal of the massive backlog of Indian IT professionals in the US

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 95 lakh, recovery rate stands at 94.11 per cent

Currently, there are 4,22,943 active cases, whereas 89,73,373 patients have been discharged so far, including 40,726 discharged in the last 24 hours

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Board of Secondary Education, Odisha launches online education for Class X students through YouTube

The authorities of BSE have prepared video lessons for English and general science subjects based on reduced syllabus for Annual High School Certificate Examination, 2021

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IIT Bhubaneswar to have a state-of-the-art Students Activity Centre, play courts

Apart from these sports facilities the Union Minister will inaugurate the new building of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management

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Steps being take to provide medical seats to waitlisted govt school candidates under quota: State tells Madras HC 

Advocate P Wilson said that the government offer to pay fees in private Medical colleges was made on November 20 and the candidates were called for counselling on November 18 and 19

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14-year-old girl from Tiruvannamalai develops solar-powered ironing cart, wins Children's Climate Prize

A few companies have contacted her to build a full-fledged prototype of the solar ironing cart, but the deal is yet to be finalised

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After 8-month haitus, higher education institutions reopen for final year PG students, researchers

Based on the feedback from stakeholders, and as per the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission on November 5, colleges and universities can be opened from December 2

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This 2021 calendar conceptualised by a DU student and a photographer, features six models with disabilities

Titled Oddity: Don’t Bend, Don’t Blend, it aims to create awareness and raise funds to help out NGOs that help people with disabilities

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Infosys Co-founder Narayana Murthy: Some competent Indians need to leave India to enhance our image abroad

The Infosys Co-founder and President of the Infosys Science Foundation who give away the awards, Murthy said that India is a young nation and he is optimistic that India's future is very bright

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I have nothing against her, but her cartoons hurt me: Meet the law student who complained against cartoonist Rachita Taneja

Aditya Kashyap is a fifth-year BA LLB student at Punjab's Rajiv Gandhi National Law University. He is also part of ABVP's ThinkIndia

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IIT Alumni Council sets up excellence centre in Ropar, targets 50k crore annual revenue with 100,000 researchers in 5 years  

The GCE is an extension of the overall vision of the India Innovation Network initiative which is building a fifty-institution ecosystem to revitalise research in India  

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Five college students die, one critically injured after truck collides with car in Assam 

The six victims, students of Nabin Chandra College of Badarpur, were returning to their homes in Alto after completing their morning shift study

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From Stanford to Madurai Kamaraj University, meet the winners of the Infosys Prize 2020

All six winners were from varied backgrounds but were picked during a difficult year for the world at large — and they were announced virtually

Following its success, Indulekha went on to create another rap song based on cyber bullying,

Inside Indulekha Warrier's Penn Rap: Feminism and the force of musical activism 

Indulekha Warrier who rose to fame when she rapped about the moral policing that most women are subject to, is now all set to explore the genre further

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Azim Premji University announces admissions for undergraduate programmes to commence in 2021

Azim Premji University offers a diverse student cohort; need-based scholarships (full or partial waiver) and extensive academic support

After doing her schooling in Palakkad, the writer and developer went on to do her MCA in Coimbatore

This software developer's Insta page is all about turning everyday inanimate objects into quirky drawings

From her first graphic novel to an Instagram page recently filled with quirky drawings of everyday kitchen ingredients, Devi Menon is boldly exploring her love for simple art

On December 25, White Rose hopes to bid goodbye to a difficult year with the exhibition 'Love Thy Neighbour'

These artists have come together to remind Indians of their true values like justice to farmers and racial equality

Based on the ideologies of a German non-violence resistance from 1942, the White Rose Movement is targetted at crimes against people, the environment and much more

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Meet Suresh Nair, the BHU prof who's getting students to spread the message of peace through art 

Suresh K Nair's work has always celebrated messages of peace and equality. Here's why he regards his work as his social responsibility and ensures that his students practise the same

SkEdu works by merging technology with personal connections

Pinky Jayaprakash and her husband started SkEdu to ensure that every student gets a positive learning experience 

SkEdu combines the individual personality of students and their interests to build a schooling system that understands individualism and encourages students to grow through AI

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  As Post Matric Scholarships dither in Centre-State logjam, academicians call for immediate release of funds

It was recently reported that over 60 lakh senior school students from SC communities are facing a financial crunch as the states have been unable to afford the funds

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Was the Oxford Union Debating Society pressurised to cancel Mamata Banerjee's address?

The TMC leadership, infuriated over the development, claimed that "political pressure" might have forced the organisers to take such a call

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Farmers' Agitation: NSUI holds protests outside residences of Rajasthan MPs

National Students' Union of India (NSUI) state president Abhishek Chaudhary and other leaders held demonstrations

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This 7-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu is aiming to plant 1 lakh trees to improve the Earth's green cover

Prasiddhi, who is a student at the Mahindra World School near Chennai, also inspired her classmates and the school principal to take part in her fight towards a better world

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UGC asks varsities and HEIs to promote cybersecurity courses to increase awareness

More than 1.5 billion children and young people have been affected by the closing of schools worldwide and many are online now taking classes and socialising, the UN's children's agency UNICEF said

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Students debate on post-COVID economic revival at ISBF's 7th Model United Nations Conference

Over 100 delegates representing eight premier higher education institutions from all over India attended the two-day conference. Seven winners collected cash prizes along with certificates

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Chhattisgarh Govt to ensure admission of NEET-qualified students from remote areas in private colleges

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel issued directions to ensure admission of such students on paid seats in the private colleges in the state, with the government bearing all the expenses

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UK first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, rollout in days 

The government has formally accepted the recommendation from the MHRA, which means the two-dose vaccine can be injected into arms of high-risk categories within days

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Cyclone Burevi: Very heavy rainfall predicted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala in the next 12 hours

The Cyclone Burevi is excepted to cross South Tamil Nadu between Kanniyakumari and Pamban on the morning of December 4 with the wind speed of 70-80 kmph

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59% of Indians sceptical about COVID-19 vaccine, won't rush to take it: Survey

With the possibility of an affordable vaccine by February 2021, a survey was conducted by 'LocalCircles' to understand the hesitancy levels

IIT Kharagpur

Two months after MHA nod, IIT KGP calls 50 researchers back. Wanting to be back on campus, students start Twitter storm

Around 3,000 students are pursuing research from the IIT. The students say that a delay in being called back to campus is affecting research

Delhi University

DU informs Delhi High Court that all UG, PG Open Book Exam results have been declared

Advocate Mohinder Rupal, representing DU, said results of all regular postgraduate and undergraduate courses, conducted through OBE, have been declared

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Five students barred from TN medical admission after doubts raised over nativity certificates

According to the Selection Committee data, 406 MBBS seats were allotted in government medical colleges, and 23 in self-financing medical colleges

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Our Forest Dream might be a children’s book, but it does a swell job in educating even adults about the Forest Rights Act

Ideated and written by the good folk at Nilgiris Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups' Federation, the book Our Forest Dream is now finally available in English as well. We find out what it’s about

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US court stops two H-1B regulations proposed by Trump administration much to Indian professionals' relief

The lawsuit argued the new restrictions are not only illegal on their face but that the rushed process for implementing them was flawed

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Private schools in Karnataka on verge of shutdown due to non-payment of fees

There are over 20,000 schools in the state and out of that around 18,000 are budget private schools that depend on the monthly fee

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Research shows UVC lighting could be solution to kill aerosolised Covid-19 in enclosed environments

Infection controls focus on a combination of personal hygiene and the correct use of personal protective equipment, which has been in short supply in many countries

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Nishank goes LIVE on Dec 10: Here's why students, parents across India are tweeting their concerns with #EducationMinisterGoesLive

Students have been encouraged to share their feedback and queries about these topics via Twitter using the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive  

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Pen industry in distress due to GST, slump in demand after schools closed during pandemic

Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal, on behalf of the pen industry, has submitted a representation to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

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What if you can get paid to create memes? These SRM alums created an app and they 'meme' business 

Who knew one could earn money by creating memes! These two 23-year-olds from SRM University made it possible. We find out how

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May vaccinate those infected with Covid or having its antibodies: Government

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that this process is already in the mandate of a national expert group for vaccine administration, headed by V.K. Paul, member, NITI Aayog (health

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Shehla turned my wife, other daughter against me due to lust for money: Father

Shora, who has accused his daughter Shehla, a former JNU student leader, of indulging in anti-national activities, issued a statement on Tuesday to clarify his stand on his daughter's comments 

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VIMSAR reopens for students, records 95 per cent attendance on the first day

Earlier, a practical class consisted of 75 students in each group. As per the new rules, each class with only 25 students will be conducted in two separate halls

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Schools may reopen in a graded manner in Bhubaneswar this month

Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said that the department is considering the matter but a final decision will be taken only after discussing with all the stakeholders

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Mumbai University launches its first-ever online program in Marathi in partnership with upGrad   

The program content will be available in Hindi and Marathi along with English, a first time-ever for Mumbai university who hadn't yet gone digital with a Marathi-language program

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Original certificates of faculty cannot be confiscated, Anna University tells affiliated colleges

After over two years of inquiry and investigation, the department, earlier this month, had asked competent authorities like the All India Council for Technical Education

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COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 94.99 lakh with 36,604 infections

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 89,32,647 pushing the national recovery rate to 94.03 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent

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Bengaluru medical colleges resume class but with 60% attendance

Theory classes will be held in a blended mode with both online and offline classes. The class load will also be halved

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Madurai engineering colleges await word from Edu Dept, Directorate of Tech Edu on college reopening 

As per SOP each student has one room to maintain social distancing, other preventive measures will be followed including wearing masks, frequent hand washing

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After JIPMER reopens, MGMCRI and PIMS follow suit, all protocols to be in place

All the medical colleges have been directed to resume normal classes in a phased manner adhering to the covid guidelines before December 7, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said

Madras High Court

After failed attempts to get case on arrears heard in court, college student live telecast proceedings

The court warned the students that it will initiate contempt proceedings for the live webcast of court proceedings through Youtube

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With colleges gearing up to reopen, hostels used as COVID care centres returned to admins

As the final year students of all streams of UG courses are going to return to the colleges from December 7, the work of cleaning the hostels are on

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Check out how this budding illustrator from NIFT Bhubaneswar pays a tribute to Pattachitra through her stylish illustrations 

Taking to the digital medium with gusto, illustrator and designer Tanaya Kar, who runs the Instagram page Maati and Tales, has done some impressive work, including working for Galang Gabaan

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Short film Maliput Offline is all about the plight of rural folk in Odisha and the lack of digital education access

The writer of the film Maliput Offline is Sudhakar Patnaik. And the veteran artist takes us through his journey of scripting and being there while the movie was being shot. Here's what he said