The IIMC students

IIMC students call off hunger strike after admin agrees to their demands

The suspension of 11 IIMC students is now revoked. The students say that the administration has also agreed to set up a new fee structure

Dr K Sivan

Forget Chandrayaan-3, all students wanted was a selfie with ISRO Chief K Sivan

Sivan was speaking at the 75th AGM of the Aeronautical Society of India where he also received the outstanding leader award

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Organise sessions and counsel the protestors: Why Pondicherry University Dean's reaction to ongoing protest is bizarre

The students of the university have been protesting against a hike in their fees for the past 16 days. While there does not appear to be a sensible solution in sight, a certain circular is going viral

Jakub Hubert Butler

International Mother Language Day: This 16-year-old from Czech Republic can read, write and also sing in Tamil

Jakub Hubert Butler, a native of Czech Republic moved to Tamil Nadu eight years ago. Today, he can read, write, converse and also sing in Tamil

Dhruva Rao and Rohit Abhijit, co-founders of Science Ashram

How this Science Ashram is less about swamis and more about hardcore science geeking!

We speak to Dhruva Rao, co-founder of Science Ashram, to understand how they've been teaching practical Science to students and what led them to start this ashram in the first place

Divya Vasudev

VMware is providing free online courses for women to upgrade themselves and make a comeback

Divya Vasudev, who recently upskilled herself with the help of a free online course in Cloud Management and Automation by VMware shares her experience and encourages more women to take it 

QuizNext Team

This start-up is using gamified quizzes to help kids revise for school exams. Check out how

QuizNext is using gamified quizzes to help students revise chapters so that they can attempt exams without fear. In the future, they will be expanding this to other classes and add more quizzes

Team of participants in the workshop conducted by Anish

In this Risa Astronomy's 'hands', astronomy isn't rocket science for students of all ages

We speak to Anish Kumar who conducts workshops and classroom sessions for those who are interested in Astronomy and space. He shares some of the interesting differences that we get to see in the sky

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This Bengaluru start-up makes propulsion systems for ISRO. This is their awesome story

We speak to Yashas Karnam to learn more about Bellatrix Aerospace, a start-up that produces efficient propulsion systems for the likes of ISRO and DRDO. They are one among the top suppliers  

Dr P Kanagaraj's IAS coaching centre

Meet the Govt College teacher in Coimbatore who has been giving free UPSC coaching for 15 years

Dr P Kanagaraj, who holds a PhD in Political Science from JNU offers free IAS coaching classes and has about 400 students. He has been coaching aspirants for the past 15 years and is still counting

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Anurag Mishra and the music within: How Project Swa came to be for this musician

It was when Odisha-born Anurag Mishra sang at a function for Tata Steel, where the designated musician did not turn up, that he realised his calling as a musician and he is grateful for this moment

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Intechgrator Lab is here to boost innovation all across Odisha. Check it out

In the future, Intechgrator Lab wants to also help government schools of the coastal state with teacher training for the labs. This way, they will not just be helping the students of the school

The story of a transgender who broke all barriers and wrote her own destiny | (Pic: HoH)

Very Human, Very Hyderabad: Why the stories in the HoH book will move you

Rachana is also the founder of NG Mind Frame, a consulting firm for public policies and strategies. She has even remotely worked on Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign. Now, how cool is that? 
 

Makkah Masjid | (Pic: Apoorva Bellary)

Why Apoorva Bellary's Pride of Hyderabad calendar is something every Hyderabadi will love

Posting her artwork on Instagram is both important and stressful feels the Hyderabad-based artist Apoorva Bellary. Apoorva does her very best to be more active and post more regularly and diligently

Mahir sketching the image

14-yr-old Gujarat boy creates sketch of PM Modi, US President Trump

The sketch will be presented to Trump in Ahmedabad by the district collector of Vadodara on the artist Mahir Patel's behalf

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Left parties sweep JU polls, ABVP alleges election rigging

The Jadavpur University polls were held on Wednesday, after a three-year-long break. The results were declared on Thursday

Move Ability is an evolution of design principles and ideas

How parenting helped this Kerala couple create clothing that helps the differently-abled really MOVE

Joe and Murielle Ikareth used clothes design and movement therapy to support their daughter and have now extended it for the general public through a clothing line tailored to their needs

Kashmiri students were attacked by Hindu activists recently (Pic: D Hemanth)

Karnataka High Court directs the Hubballi police to protect advocates appearing for three Kashmiri students

The division bench said that it is the duty of the police to ensure constitutional rights of accused. If advocates are not allowed to represent, it is  the violation of constitutional rights 

Sharief Rahimansab Mulla

Plan to educate youth from all religions in the mutt: What the first Muslim pontiff of a Lingayat Mutt in Karnataka has in mind

Diwan Sharief Rahimansab Mulla says that the doors of his mutt are open to Hindus and Muslims and have plans to continue teaching vachanas there

ASA at protest

Did UoH deny admission to marginalised toppers by cutting marks in the interview round?  

The ASA also claims that a student was denied admission despite being the only candidate in the reserved category and another student had topped the exam but wasn't given a seat either    

IIT-M has been in the news over the last few months for various reasons

IIT Madras researcher arrested for filming female student in washroom, granted bail

According to sources, the research assistant was an MTech student who was working as a research staff under one of the professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering  

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Hindu outfit seeks withdrawal of Goa government's History textbook
 

The groups have opposed to this, saying that a supplement issued by the Goa government shows Chhatrapati Shivaji in a bad light

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Water Matters: Why these 53 panels will make you look at H2O differently

Water Matters, being held by the US Consulate General at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre, in Chennai consists of 53 select panels that revolve around sustainable water management 

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If you're obsessively examining, editing your selfies, you have a problem

The study analysed the selfie-taking habits of 278 teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, who completed an online survey in which they answered questions about selfies

IIT Madras is one of the premier institutes in the country

Has IIT Madras been hit by ransomware that is holding all their research data hostage?

The students have been asked to send an email to a certain email ID, which will then quote a price to decrypt their data. Institute brushes it off as a mail server going down. What is the truth?

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Telangana intermediate syllabus to now include information on GST

The last major revision in the curriculum was done in 2014-15 for Intermediate first year and in 2015-16 for second year. However, topics related to GST and other amendments were not included

S Venkatesan

Who is a child? Anyone who is under 18, says Madurai MP 

The MP S Venkatesan was inaugurating 'Negizhchi', an annual program conducted in the Lady Doak College, Madurai

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Karnataka SSLC preparatory Math and English papers leak; KAMS suspect it is through 'Helo app'

The General Secretary of KAMS said that copies of what appears to be upcoming Science and Hindi papers are also circulating on the 'Helo app'  but it is not confirmed if those are the actual ones

Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh

From 2020, admission to Inter colleges in AP to go completely online

Highlighting the initiatives being taken up by the government towards strengthening the education sector, the minister said necessary steps were taken to continue Intermediate education in model schoo

This was her second attempt

Meet this Odisha mother who attempted the HSC exams for a second time 42 years later 

Archana Dash had attempted the Higher Secondary School examination back in 1978 for the first time. Recently, she attempted the same examination again in hopes to ace it 

Banwarilal Purohit

Varsities established by British had no concern for people's welfare: TN Governor at RSS event

In the event, calls were also made for the public and government to work together to implement the Draft National Education Policy

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Thanks to its efficient handling of suspected COVID-19 cases, Kalamassery Medical College Hospital may be elevated as 'Centre of Excellence'

Dr Thomas Mathew, principal of Kalamassery Medical College who took part in the meeting, said that the government and the Health Department were giving top priority to the institution

Participants on the farm | (Pic: Dr Chennamaneni Padma)

This Telugu prof is taking students to a village to do organic farming during vacays. How cool!

She was awarded the Indira Gandhi National Award for the Best NSS Programme Officer 2013. In 2014, she went on an exchange programme by the government of India to China

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Pinklegal: How this Hyderabad lawyer networked law students to set up a portal for women's legal rights

In 72 hours, Manasi Chaudhari received 20 applications from volunteers who wanted to work on the portal. They were equally passionate about women's rights and laws as she is

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These 60 Hyderabad kids are falling in love with astronomy at BMBSC. Do you know how?

BM Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad is playing host to students from across India for their annual Winter School on Astronomy that will conclude on February 21, 2020 

Romiya Kathur

Four months after giving birth, this Bihari woman topped the Malayalam literacy test in Kerala

The now 26-year-old Romiya Kathur moved to Kollam in Kerala with her husband six years ago. Her daughter was born in December and she took the test and aced it. This is her story

Students who did not cheat have also been affected by the incident

After Principal leaks exam paper, Anna University stops exam results for Thiruvarur college

A senior official in Anna University confirmed that the results were being withheld because of the allegations that the Principal helped the students cheat to boost their results

Students at the protest

Goli Maaro Saalo Ko: What students protesting against Hindu College's 'virgin tree puja' were told  

Two days ago, about 50 students were protesting demanding that the administration take action against those who participated in the puja despite it being forbidden  

Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya (pic: PTI)

Kejriwal Govt yet to issue sanctions against  Kanhaiya and Co in Azaadi case, causes adjournment

Earlier, the matter was also adjourned after the public prosecutor had informed the court that the sanction of charge-sheet was still pending and the home department had not given the sanction

S Giridhar, COO. Azim Premji Foundation

S Giridhar's book talks about India's most inspiring government school teachers. Do you know them?

S Giridhar, COO, Azim Premji Foundation, talks to us about his latest book Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers: The Heroes of Real India that gives us an insight into the great work done by them

Keshav Rathnavel (Pic: Kesh Art)

Just in Kesh: How Instagram art influencer Keshav Ratnavel got his artistic freak on

From taking online classes to conducting challenges like #100DaysofSketching, Kesh has done it all to help peers achieve their potential as it in his 'selfish interest'

Anjan Satish is an artist who was born with Cerebral Palsy

Being Anjan: This Kerala artist never let cerebral palsy get in the way of his colourful story

We trace the life of Anjan Satish, the differently-abled artist who managed to build the most promising career out of sheer passion for his art — despite having to cope with cerebral palsy

Ann celebrates traditional cooking methods that were prevalent in Kerala

Craving home-cooked food? Check out how the Kochamma Collective is taking us back to the basics

Ann Dominic speaks about the Kochamma Collective and her efforts to make homemade food cool again among the new generation with the help of home-based chefs

Funding for the project has been provided by the Economic and Social Research Council

MeHeLP: This Indo-UK group is using storytelling to help people deal with mental health issues

The team behind MeHeLP uses methodologies from theatre and storytelling as a medium to help people deal with mental illness

AICTE

Government, private institutions can no longer offer PGDM, MBA simultaneously: AICTE

Over a period of time, deemed to be universities have added PGDM course under the banner of 'Management Programme' in contravention of norms

World University Rankings

11 Indian universities make it to top 100 Emerging Economies University Rankings, 2020

A total of 56 Indian universities appear in the full ranking of a total of 533 universities across emerging economies of the world

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Nearly 2.39 lakh students skip UP board exams on first day despite Hindi being first paper

This huge number of examinees skipping the examination is baffling since the first paper was Hindi for both the classes

Gargi College students at protest

Two more arrested in connection with Gargi college sexual assault case

Earlier the Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Centre, Central Bureau of Investigation and Delhi Police on advocate ML Sharma's petition seeking a CBI probe in the Gargi college incident

The logo embroidered on a student's uniform

School in West Bengal to drop lotus from logo after facing backlash

The school's Teacher In-charge Bijali Das, however, said that the lotus had been present in the logo since the past 11 years

Pushpakumari, the Headmistress of Azhikode government UP school

Kerala teachers sent on leave for distributing pamphlets with Goddess Saraswati picture, Om symbol on it

Pamphlets with pictures of Goddess Saraswati, Lord Ayyappa and Om symbol, had been distributed to students by the teachers

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Jadavpur University to hold polls on Wednesday: Will ABVP make a dent in Left bastion on debut?

For the first time in the university's history, the ABVP has fielded candidates in this election. But are they confident that they will win the polls?

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From tech to theatre, how these women helped Hyderabad's Govt School kids lit is awesome

After ten years of making an impact on government school kids in Hyderabad using extracurricular activites, the trio behind the Move The Wheel Foundation recollect their journey so far

Manish Sisodia

Over 12,000 rooms in Delhi schools will be ready by April: Manish Sisodia

Sisodia, who is again the Delhi Education Minister, told IANS that the construction got delayed as there was Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha between March and May 2019

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IIM Udaipur completes summer placements; average stipend increases by 37 per cent

The batch received offers from a total of 77 firms, with 39 recruiters partnering with the Institute for the first time

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Yogi to set up Yuva Hubs to tackle UP youngsters' unemployment crisis

During his budget speech, state Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said the programmes will make the youth self-dependent 

Students during protest

Unhappy with 20% fee reduction offer, Pondicherry University strike enters 13th day

The students hope that the issue is solved before the University's convocation on February 26 where VP Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest  

Manohar Parrikar

55-year-old Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses to be renamed after late BJP Leader Manohar Parrikar

An autonomous body under the Ministry of Defence, IDSA was established as a registered society in New Delhi in 1965

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC hits Accountancy teacher with Rs 25 lakh fine for poking holes in CBSE's sample question papers

A bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar called the petition "frivolous" and imposed a hefty fine on him

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Apple Watch catches teen athlete's heart rate at 190 bpm, saves his life in time

The teen was later diagnosed with a condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia, or SVT, which causes a rapid heartbeat that weakens the heart over time

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Coronavirus outbreak: Situation critical in China, say Indian students

The students recalled that the symptoms were first seen in November but things were not clear on how serious the situation was

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Over 56 lakh students in Uttar Pradesh write this year's board examination

Almost 30 lakh class 10 students will be taking the elementary Hindi and 26 lakh class 12 students are appearing for the general Hindi exam on the first day

The protest began at 10.30 am on Tuesday

IIMC students start hunger strike on campus after standoff with administration over suspensions

A week back, 11 students of the institute who conducted a talk on affordable media education were suspended — and now the suspension has been extended, leading to the current strike on campus

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Bird population in India sees a dip, but peacocks stands apart with a dramatic rise in population

House sparrow population has gone up in rural areas, although declining in metropolitan cities, according to the State of India's Birds Report 2020

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Another West Bengal university conducts its convocation without the governor's presence

However, the West Bengal Vice-Chancellors' body said that the Cooch Behar varsity VC acted as per the new rules

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45-year-old Osmania University PhD student found dead in hostel room, suicide suspected

The deceased, identified as Narsaiah, was pursuing PhD in the Geography Department of Osmania University

The parents of the boy demanded action against the mall authorities

Hyderabad tribal teen dies under 'suspicious circumstances' after being caught shoplifting

They suspect cardiac arrest could have been the cause of death, but only a post-mortem would reveal the exact reason

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Only one out of eight colleges in KA, KL have got NAAC accreditation. Here's why

According to UGC official, out of 800 colleges in the South Western Region of the University Grants Commission, which includes Karnataka and Kerala, only100 odd institutes have NAAC accreditation

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UMass researchers' device can generate electricity out of thin air. Here's how  

According to Derek Lovely, another co-author of the study from UMass Amherst, the device has significant advantages over other forms of renewable energy including solar and wind

The students who are accused on anti-national slurs | Express

We condemn this betrayal of Desh Drohi Kashmiri students: How KLE reacted to their students' 'anti-national' slur

The institute refuted media reports that they were trying to get the police to recant their case or go easy on the students, who have now been placed in judicial remand

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Bangalore University to set up Inter-University Yoga centre for all students to rock their asanas

Bangalore University campus will soon have Inter-University Yoga Centre to teach Yoga and Buddha Dhyana Kendra that can occupy 3,000 people. BU has also made yoga compulsory for affiliated colleges

Protests have been rocking Hubballi against the students | Express

Hubballi cops release, re-arrest Kashmiri KLE students in sedition case: Protestors fling shoes at them

The police took them to a court on Monday and they were quickly remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. The college has rusticated them and their future appears to be bleak at this point

Brijesh Rai

Broke and drained, IIT Guwahati whistleblower prof posts public appeal for help to pay legal fees

They have inflicted huge personal, financial and professional damages on me by conspiring against me, Brijesh says  

Youngsters click photographs during their visit to Rajhunsgad near Yellur, Belagavi

Youngsters from Belagavi have made Rajhunsgad a clean spot and it is attracting many tourists. Here's how

The Yuvak Mandals in and around Belagavi have made Rajhunsgad fort a clean and tidy place. Since, then it is attracting many tourists as well as people from neighbouring districts 

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Gujarat college principal who forced girls to strip, suspended

The hostel warden and peon, who were also involved in the incident, were also suspended

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My government is ensuring development happens without harming environment: PM Modi

The Prime Minister also said that India is one of the few countries whose actions are compliant with the Paris Agreement goals

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Here's why college and university teachers in West Bengal are unhappy with Mamata's New Year pay hike

The teachers demanded that the revised pay scales must be implemented effectively and not just notionally from January 1, 2016, as per the UGC recommendation

University of Mysore

100-year-old Mysore University to have 700 CCTV cameras on 739-acre campus

Though some locations of the campus were already under camera surveillance, they were said to be inadequate considering the size of the campus and new facilities that have come up

Little Mufflerman

'Little Mufflerman' was star attraction at Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony on Sunday

Many people, including party lawmaker Bhagwant Mann, were seen shaking hands with the boy and taking pictures with him as Kejriwal took oath as the national capital's chief minister for the third time

Booked for sedition

Three Kashmiri students from Hubbali institution booked for sedition for raising anti-India slogans

The principal came to know about the incident on Saturday when the video went viral on social media after they uploaded its footage to their friends' WhatsApp groups

NISH

Centre for Assistive Tech at National Speech and Hearing Institute to offer internships to engineering graduates

Sensitivity to disability and rehabilitation is an important requirement, an official statement said here on Sunday

Pinarayi Vijayan, CM

Kerala 'Sahitham' programme to help students harmonise social, emotional skills along with academics

The program was devised as directed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during the Public Education Rejuvenation Mission's review meeting.

Yoga

World's first Yoga University outside India to now start postgraduate courses in the USA

The Vivekananda Yoga University (VAYU) has established its initial campus in Los Angeles with a budget of USD 5 million.

The students from St Teresa's College organised a PR campaign about hunger

These students organised a PR campaign to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition

Strike Hunger was organised by students who conducted food drives and flash mobs to bring attention to a number of social issues like hunger and malnutrition

The initiative has introduced a number of programmes for special needs children

This hospital in Kerala treats differently-abled children free of charge

NIMS Spectrum offers special needs children under the age of 18 with a range of specialised programmes and therapeutic care  

DREAM TEAM: The team that worked towards setting up the Railofy app

Railofy offers vacant flight seats for travellers who are stuck on railway waiting lists

Railofy was set up by IIT-B and ISB alumni who wanted to offer commuters guaranteed options when it comes to their travel plans

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DU student claims his family was denied hotel room because they're from Kashmir

The student's family had come down to Delhi from Doda for two days. The hotel had told him allegedly that it cannot accept an ID issued in J&K

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How Parikrama's Sonam Sherpa inspired a generation of Indian rock guitarists

Parikrama was started in 1991 in Delhi by Subir Malik (keyboards), Nitin Malik (vocals), Chintan Kalra (bass), Prashant Bahadur (guitars), Rahul Malhotra and Sherpa

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Understanding singular vs plural: How to use words and phrases 'group', 'number of' and more

Collective nouns such as audience, class, crowd, family, committee, team, panel, and staff can take either singular verbs or plural verbs depending on the context

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Do we need a Class VII exam barrier today? The debate is still on

In what comes as a major relief, Class VII students will not have to write public exams but instead, take up Comprehensive Continuous Evaluation Exams (CCE)

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Canteen fundas: Are you treating yourself well? Then others will too

Pro Tip: If you want to be treated well by others, treat yourself well first. If you want others to treat you with respect and seriousness, start treating yourself like that first

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JNU will not fill vacancies till further notice: Delhi HC on plea against 'illegal' teachers' recruitment

According to the petition, in the advertisement, the selection criteria contained an additional requirement of a PhD in the specialisation concerned, which was done away with subsequently after select

Nemat Sadat

Valentine's Day: Why this gay Afghan author's love story is the dash of romance you need

Afghan-born author and activist Nemat Sadat talks to us about his debut book 'The Carpet Weaver' and how it is to live as a gay man in Afghanistan

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Why Delhi's Hindu College is worshipping the Virgin Tree on V-Day for the past 70 years

Even though Principal Dr Anju Srivastava had criticised the ritual and said that this should stop as soon as possible, there has been no notice banning the event, said students

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Go Girl Go campaign set to hunt for 'fastest girl in Maharashtra' to represent India in Olympics

The campaign was initiated by Department of Sports and Youth Services of Maharashtra last month during the Khelo India Youth Games 2020

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If your plane flies 2000 feet lower or higher it will help save the climate, says study

The diversion in flight paths caused less than a tenth of a per cent increase in fuel consumption. However, the researchers said the reduced contrail formation more than offset the CO2 released

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This Divyang man from Jharkhand chose education to fight all odds. Here's how he is inspiring others

Defeating all odds with his will power, Deepak completed B Tech from National Institute of Technology, Raipur in 2019

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (Pic: Edexlive)

Kolkata Publishers and Booksellers Guild pays tribute to Vidyasagar with a special calendar

The calendar traces Vidyasagar's life's journey in a chronological order. The calendar curates the photocopy of the petition made by Vidyasagar for the remarriage of Hindu widows

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Don't burden your children: CBSE chairperson's tips before board exams start from February 15

The letter from CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal also asked parents not to burden their children with the pressure of expectations

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As Pondicherry University fee strike intensifies, admin announces convocation  

The students who launched their protests eight days ago have been going steady with their demonstration