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Colleges and universities in Mizoram to reopen from March 1 

The meeting instructed all college authorities to undertake mandatory thermal screening at the entrance and to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

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Up in the sky: Countdown begins for PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission

The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1024hours on February 28, subject to weather conditions. The countdown began at 0854 hours

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Maharashtra board exams for Classes 12, 10 to begin on April 23, 29

These board exams are usually held in February and March, but this year their schedule has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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PM Modi pays tribute to Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary

Sant Ravidas belonged to the bhakti movement during the 15th to 16th century and his hymns are included in the Guru Granth Sahib

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#ThrowBackToday: Feel the blast from the past on National Retro Day today

In today's #TBT, we take you back to tomorrow. The days when we had no clue what social media or apps are. Were the better times indeed or merely a period of transition? Guess we will never know
 

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UoH suicide: Teachers’ Association calls for marginalised students struggling with online access to be brought back to campus 

The Association demanded that the administration immediately constitute a fact-finding committee to inquire into the reasons that led to the student’s suicide

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Global Student Survey: Indians rank high on positivity about finances, prefer online learning

Around two-thirds (65 per cent) of students across the surveyed countries say they would rather want their university offered the choice of more online learning if it meant paying lower tuition fees.

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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls go missing in mass abduction by large groups of armed men

Several large groups of armed men operate in Zamfara state, described by the government as bandits, and are known to kidnap for money and for the release of their members from jail.

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National Education Policy to make India knowledge capital of world: Piyush Goyal

Goyal added that the Indian education system has to attain that level wherein students from even the developed nations would come for higher studies, even in institutes other than IITs and IIMs

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Andhra Pradesh vying for a National Academy of Correctional Administration

As the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy is located in Hyderabad, the AP government wants the National Academy of Correctional Administration (NACA) established in the state

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Twitter planning new feature to let users auto-block, mute abusive accounts

This new safety mode will help Twitter to automatically detect accounts that "might be acting abusive or spammy" and limit how those accounts can engage with your content for seven days

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Will Indians really boycott superhero films as #BoycottSpiderman trends on Twitter?

On Thursday, author and historian Tom Holland took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the newly inaugurated Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera, Gujarat

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Want to improve your cardiac function, cognitive health? Plant-based diets may help

For the study, published in the journal British Journal of Nutrition, the research team evaluated the dietary and echocardiographic data of 2,512 participants

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Work from home, online classes causing eye and ear problems in children, adults, say Gurugram doctors

However, the doctors also asserted that one other reason which causes hearing problems is the noise pollution in Gurugram

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What the FAQ: Nirav Modi can be extradited to India, what does extradition mean, who can make a request?

After Nirav Modi's extradition to India was confirmed by the British Judiciary, we try and explain what the term means, who can make an extradition request and a lot more

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Kerala dental student dies from COVID after receiving vaccine jab, hospital denied proper treatment, allege classmates

The students are now protesting in the college's premises, not against the vaccine, but the medical college, alleging that Mitha was denied fair treatment

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TN board exams cancelled for two consecutive years due to COVID: Has this happened before?

Last year too, the Class 10 and Class 11 exams were cancelled by the TN state government due to the Coronavirus pandemic

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Unlock BHU: Students arrested for protesting in front of main gate, released after hundreds demonstrate at police station

The students had earlier staged a protest for reopening the campus in December. That had an effect and the campus was opened for the third year students along with the hostel facility

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With board exams looming, Govt school teachers in Tamil Nadu turn to rushed rote learning, excessive testing to help kids pass

Classes for +2 students only started on January 19 and now a month later, the government announced the board exam dates, so instead of teaching, the teachers are conducting test after test

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Scientists develop chip that simplifies COVID-19 testing, delivers results on phone in less than 55 minutes

The researchers noted that their process simplifies sample handling compared to swab-based PCR tests that are widely used to diagnose COVID-19 and need to be analysed in a laboratory

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National Medical Commission will bring transparency, rationalise norms to set up new medical colleges: PM

The National Medical Commission would bring great transparency and also rationalise norms to set up new medical colleges, the PM noted

NSUI

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi congratulates NSUI for winning majority of seats at Varanasi 

NSUI candidates won the posts of Vice President and General Secretary, giving a major jolt to the ABVP which faced a defeat. NSUI won 6 out of 8 seats

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26-year-old final year BA student from AMU has been missing for three days

According to the police, Ashraf Ali, who is pursuing BA (Hons) in Spanish and is a resident of Bihar's Araria district, was last spotted by some university students at the Shamshad market

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Coaching centres in Latur, Maharashtra asked to get students' COVID-19 test done in 5 days

These institutes have also been asked to ensure that each student maintains a distance of 1.2 meters in the classroom

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SSLC exam schedule to change after overlap with II-PUC schedule

As the board examination's dates clashed with the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), and students raised objection to it, the dates of the PUC II examinations were changed to May 24 to June 16

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Telangana High Court reserves its order in petitions filed by private educational institutions

Various educational institutions challenged the decision of state board of intermediate education to close down their junior colleges for failure to have an NOC from fire services department

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Yugma, a national-level oratory contest organised at ASTHA School of Management 

Yugma was an innovative contest that not only tested the social and articulatory skills of progressive youths but also evaluated their creative and sublime thoughts

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#ThrowBackToday: When astronomer Galileo was asked to abandon the belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun 

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the years when Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was asked to stop believing in the notion that it was the Earth that revolved around the Sun. This is how it went

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Admissions open for science, humanities and medicine at SRM's Kattankulathur campus

The university offers a wide range of scholarships to the tune of Rs 35 crores making studying in the university affordable to all

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate India Toy Fair on February 2, hopes to boost manufacturing

The toy fair would be held from February 27 to March 2 and would provide a chance to all stakeholders including buyers, sellers, students, teachers and designers to create sustainable dialogues

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Varanasi students develop glacier flood sensor alarm which can alert people during any natural disaster

Three students of Ashoka Institute of Technology and Management have developed a glacier flood alarm sensor which will alert the people before any natural disaster

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Rabies expert from Himachal institute, Omesh Bharti, to be included in WHO's expert panel on snakebites

Bharti's need-based research to treat rabid dog bite patients In Himachal Pradesh had brought down the cost of dog bite treatment from Rs 35,000 to Rs 350

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Earliest primate fossils documented by researchers that sheds light on the rise of mammals

The researchers, including those from the University of Washington in the US, analysed several fossils of Purgatorius -- the oldest genus in a group of the earliest-known primates called plesiadapifor

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This Karnataka student is braving all odds to prepare for the Class 10 board exams. Here's how

The Primary and Secondary Education Minister has ensured to send teachers to Yashaswini's house to help her study and prepare for the final exams. She is confident and happy about her health

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Youth Akali Dal to 'gherao' Delhi Police for singling out Punjabi youth for arrests

Youth Akali Dal President Parambans Singh Romana said the wing had received reports of Punjabi youths being unfairly targeted for punishment by Delhi Police and the central government

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Facebook says it will pay $1billion over three years to "support" the news industry

The social networking giant, which has been tussling with Australia over a law that would make social platforms pay news organisations, said it has invested $600 million since 2018 in news

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NASA releases first high-definition panoramic view of Mars rover landing site

The panorama was stitched together on Earth from 142 individual images taken on Sol 3, the third Martian day of the mission on February 21

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India to have nine times more digitally skilled workers by 2025, says Amazon study

The cloud architecture design, cybersecurity and large-scale data modelling are among the top in-demand skills in the country

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AP Govt to implement CBSE system for Classes 1 to 7 in its schools from 2021-22

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to implement the CBSE system for classes 1 to 7 in all its schools from the 2021-22 academic year. This has caused widespread resentment in Andhra Pradesh. 

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YouTube's new feature will allow parents to choose what their children can watch

YouTube's upcoming feature called 'supervised experiences', will come with a new set of restrictions that allows parents to better control what content their children can access on the video platform.

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Government comes up with stricter norms for social media, digital platforms such as OTTs

The norms would be applicable to offences under which an offender would be punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than five years

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Home quarantine norms breach among reasons for COVID-19 surge: Officials 

Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded a single-day spike of 8,807 new cases, taking the count of infections in the state to 21,21,119

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DU Law student Shrikant Prasad who was pulled up by CJI Bobde: I address every judge as 'Your Honour', it's a respectable term

During the last hearing of Shrikant's plea, the CJI had asked to not call him 'Your Honour' and to use appropriate terms. He has filed a PIL to get the number of judges increased to clear pendency

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Andhra Pradesh government to implement CBSE system for classes 1 to 7 in schools from 2021-22

The government did not specify whether it will do away with the state syllabus completely or introduce a CBSE system parallel to it

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WIth NEET PG centres in TN, Kerala filled in hours, CPIM MP writes to Health Ministry for an increase in centres

The lack of enough centres in the state has turned out to be a major issue for the aspirants in Tamil Nadu. Some have voiced their concerns on Twitter 

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What the FAQ: Everything you need to know about the new Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat

After it was renamed, here's all you need to know about the world's largest cricket stadium situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat  

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Teachers’ Association happy with TN government's decision to cancel exams for Class 9, 10, 11 students

The association said that they are happy with the decision because students are still facing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown

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YouTube announces new feature that'll help supervise content and allow more parental control  

In the upcoming months, the new YouTube experience will be launched in beta for parents to allow their children to watch videos through a supervised Google account 

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Now, colleges do NOT need prior permission from MEA to hold webinars, after academia protest

All government and government-aided institutes were asked to get the approval for not just the event and its topic, but the participants would also have to be cleared too

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COVID-19: 229 students at a public school hostel in Maharashtra's Washim district test positive 

Maharashtra on Wednesday witnessed a significant rise in Coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections coming to light in a single day after a gap of over four months

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Delhi HC asks Centre not to take court's view combatively on having EIA draft in all languages

People in remote areas are "our citizens" who need to be heard and may not understand the draft if published only in English and Hindi, the court said

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Good news for TN students: EPS announces cancellation of exams for Class 9, 10, 11 — all students to be promoted 

The government had announced last week that exams for Plus 2 students will be conducted from May 3

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This new Cancer-drug from IIT Madras will save endangered trees in India and China. Here's how

Camptothecin, the third most in-demand alkaloid, is commercially extracted in India from the endangered plant, Nothapodytes nimmoniana

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La Martiniere Boys School in UP shuts for two days as COVID spreads

The school has been declared a containment zone and a medical team that reached there on Wednesday evening has collected 332 more samples

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Study finds that diabetes patients who use health apps have improved health, lower medical costs

The study concluded that patients who used the apps had better health outcomes and were able to regulate their health behaviour more effectively

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#ThrowBackToday: The match after which boxer Muhammad Ali proclaimed, "I shook up the world”

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the edge-of-the-seat, all-eyes-in-front match that changed boxer Muhammad Ali forever. After playing this match, he famously screamed, "I shook up the world”

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When Arthur Conan Doyle responded to the call of a Parsi lawyer  

In 2010, she set up the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and campaigned for a memorial for the WWII British spy of Indian descent, who was captured and executed by the Gestapo

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Essar MoU with IIT Dhanbad for R&D in CBM gas exploration

Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd (EOGEPL) has signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration with IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, to jointly work on research

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Facebook intensifies fight against child abuse content; tightens norms, adds new tools 

Advocating its stringent zero-tolerance stance on child sexual exploitation content on its platform, Facebook said using its apps to harm children is "abhorrent and unacceptable"

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Let’s Teach English: How this Chennai initiative is helping underprivileged children speak English better

What began as a pandemic project currently has over 3000 volunteers and 40 organisations enrolled in the Let’s Teach English initiative in different states all over the country

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Here's how this 25-year-old from B'luru is documenting his everyday experiences with #1000daysofpoetry

Writing poetry regularly means running out of ideas to write about. Angshuman tells us how he invokes inspiration to write every day

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New COVID-19 strains detected in India, UK strain highly transmissible, says PGIMER director

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,10,30,176 and the active cases tally is 1,46,907

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Kerala science outfit rejects Cow Science exam, calls its study material 'absurd'

The Kerala Shastra Sahithya Parishad, a progressive science outfit has called the exam unscientific and its study material idiotic

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New research suggests changes in writing style can reveal which social group people belong to

When one of these group memberships becomes relevant in a particular situation, behaviour tends to follow the norms of this group so that people behave "appropriately"

Hafez and Akshay were inspired by their mothers

Love homemade pickles? If you live in Kerala, check out the products of Athey Nallatha, a collective of home chefs

Athey Nallatha is a collective of housewives who are selling homemade food products, like pickles, with the help of two MBA graduates. We find out how the operation has worked so far

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How Niveditha went from being a dyslexic student with red-marked report cards to being an award-winning PhD scholar

Niveditha B Warrier is a second-year PhD scholar at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. She is researching dyslexic narratives in English

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Ever heard of a nose flute? Thanks to bamboo artisan Rajiv VK, this long-lost instrument is finding its way back

Rajiv VK helped restore a long-lost Indian tradition when he helped make a nose flute out of bamboo. We speak to the bamboo artisan about the journey that led him there

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US researchers develop two new rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests to detect new variants, differentiate from other illnesses

The first test is a rapid diagnostic test that can differentiate between COVID-19 variants and can be performed without specialised expertise or equipment, the researchers said

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Private schools in Gurugram reluctant to resume primary classes with COVID-19 cases increasing across the country

Schools will have to follow all COVID-19 related guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before starting operations, said a senior education department official

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Want to communicate effectively? Be mindful of what you say 

Be precise and persuasive. It is important to be present in a conversation, either online or offline, instead of having your eyes glued to the mobile, it’s important to give our complete attention

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Has he lost it or have we?: This 27-year-old Odia director's short film spins an eerie tale around COVID-19

Empty streets, bleak moods with no one in sight, such were the days of the lockdown. The Odia movie Boffin, directed by Rajendra Mohanta, captures this aptly. You need to watch it to find out

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What the FAQ: CJI objects to being addressed as 'Your Honour'. Here's how judges are to be addressed in India

Here we try to explain how judges in India are addressed correctly, how it is different from the United States and more

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No extra attempt for UPSC 2020 aspirants, says SC. Here's what it means for JEE (Advanced) students

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea that sought an extra attempt for them, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Madhya Pradesh govt launches 'Safe City' initiative to impart self-defence skills to women

Under the new initiative, a self-defence camp was organised by the Vasumitra NGO at the Women and Child Development Centre in Indore

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Six winners emerge from fifth edition of India's largest online Arithmetic Genius Contest

The preliminary rounds of the contest were conducted during the tough pandemic times when children were forced to stay at home

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SKF India announces scholarships for over 100 underprivileged meritorious girls

Targeted at girls pursuing various professional courses such as medical, engineering and CA, among others, the scholarship fund can be utilised for covering expenses  

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With job market still bleak, LinkedIn finds 10 per cent growth in people who've turned founders, entrepreneurs

92 per cent of Gen X and 98 per cent of Baby Boomers say the strength of their work experience and academic qualifications makes them more confident

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SC dismisses plea of scores of UPSC aspirants seeking another chance to attempt the exam

The Centre had told the Supreme Court that it is not in favour of one-time relaxation to UPSC civil service aspirants, to those who are age-barred, as it will be discriminatory to other candidates

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Stanford University researcher charged for lying about her membership with Chinese military

A federal grand jury charged Chen Song with visa fraud, obstruction of justice, destruction of documents, and false statements

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Educational institutions should try to make students capable citizens of the modern world: President Kovind

The President said that under the new National Education Policy, efforts are being made to encourage modern education based on Indian values with the aim to make the country a knowledge superpower

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Yogi government to give tablets to 'Abhyuday' students to prepare for exams

The government will fix the eligibility parameters to shortlist the students and has made a provision of Rs 20 crore in the Budget for the purchase of tablets

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Researchers develop new method to use machine learning to aid mental health diagnoses

The researchers wanted to explore the possibility of using machine learning to create highly accurate models of 'pure' forms of both illnesses 

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#ThrowBackToday: No compensation in sight for victims of Coca-Cola plant's atrocities in Kerala even after a decade

In today's #TBT, we recall how a bottling plant of the aerated beverage Coca-Cola abused water and contaminated it in a tribal area of Kerala and how the fight for compensation still wages on

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NEET PG exam fees now over 5K for OBC, open category, almost 4k for SC,ST, PwD candidates

Even since it was established, the exam has drawn criticism for depriving students from marginalised communities and poor backgrounds of medical education

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50,000 teachers, heads of private schools in Karnataka stage massive protest against fee reduction

The rally by nearly 50,000 people from the railway station to Freedom Park in the city centre blocked the 2-km road and disrupted traffic for hours

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Positive encouragement reduces disruptive classroom behaviour, improves performance: Study

For the study, the researchers implemented CHAMPS, a classroom behaviour management training intervention, into a school classroom over the course of five years

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Unemployment rates in the UK shoot up as fresh COVID restrictions shut businesses

The figures however don't show the full impact of COVID-19 restrictions on employment because some 1.9 million workers remain on furlough

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Students should follow mantras of self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness: PM Modi at IIT KGP

"India of the 21st century has changed. Now IIT is not only the Indian Institute of Technology but the Institute of indigenous technology," PM Modi in the 66th convocation ceremony of IIT- kharagpur.

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This 14-year-old's virtual classroom app won the IIT Roorkee app innovation challenge. Here's why

The IIT Roorkee App Innovation Challenge was open to students from Grade 8 to 12. Students had to build apps on one of the following themes: agriculture, education, healthcare and sanitisation

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For the first time ever, JEE Mains kicks off in 13 Indian languages under the new NEP

For the first time, students have got an opportunity to appear for exams in 13 Indian languages. These examinations are being conducted only in computer-based test CBDT mode

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This 26-year-old from Odisha recounts working at the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh during the lockdown

Baisali Mohanty hails from Odisha and currently, she works for the United Nations. She is also credited to have started the Oxford Odissi Centre while studying at Oxford. We listen in to her story...

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Oorna Permaculture Farm sticks to sense and sustainability while conducting workshops that bring you closer to nature. Meet the 30-year-old Hyderabadi artist behind it

Would you like to visit a farm? Oorna Permaculture Farm is different though. They have cobbed and poured walls plus they follow the principles of permaculture. This 30-year-old artist behind it all

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Being lonely ups time spent online, risk of internet addiction, says new study

The risk of being drawn into problematic Internet use was at its highest among 16-year-old adolescents, with the phenomenon being more common among boys

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Instagram is adding easier access for people with eating disorders. Here's what it's all about

Instagram said that currently, it tries to blur out potentially triggering content in search results, and it does direct people to generalised crisis support

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This SAFE bench by Shiv Nadar School students can self-sanitise as you get up to prevent virus spread. Here's how

We find out about the bench called SAFE that was created by an all-girls student team from Shiv Nadar School in Faridabad. Here's why it's great

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Teens more likely to be bullied by their own friends, suggests new study

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 20 per cent of students aged 12 to 18 report being bullied at school during the school year

Daft Punk

Daft Punk split up: Here are five songs of the duo that you can't miss

The French electronic music duo split up on February 22. The announcement was made via a YouTube video

Saranya Bhattarcharjya

How this 16-year-old's poetry book will help uplift the transgender community in Delhi

A 16-year-old poet and author from Gurugram, Saranya Bhattacharjya shares why she had the idea of compiling her poems into a book and how that will help the transgender community

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What the FAQ: Here's all you need to know about international flight rules as India allows Pak PM to use its airspace

As per required protocol, whenever heads of state or governments pass through the air space of any other country, they are alerted and due permission is taken