Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' (Pic: Edexlive)

Will do my best to solve students' problems: Pokhriyal says NTA will take a call on NEET, JEE postponement on July 3

Students, parents and administrators have asked the HRD Ministry to postpone the exams in view of the COVID crisis and lockdown

IIT Hyderbad

IIT Hyderabad researchers use computational methods to figure out how to get biofuels into fuel sector

A unique feature of this work is that the framework considers revenue generation not only as an outcome of sales of the biofuel but also in terms of carbon credits via greenhouse gas emission savings

IIIT- Hyderabad

IIIT, Hyderabad's virtual lab hits 4 million page views over last six months due to COVID situation

Virtual Labs initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) includes additional web-resources, video-lectures, animated demonstrations

Trivendra Singh Rawat

909.85 crore rupees sanctioned for permanent NIT campus in Pauri district of Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' for fulfilling a long standing demand

Supreme Court

Figuring out feasibility of conducting exams amid COVID crisis: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India tells SC

10. On June 29, the apex court had observed that ICAI should be flexible in conducting exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic and take care of candidates' concerns

The search for non-toxic toys

This platform curator ensures non-toxic toys to gift your little ones during the lockdown

The Toy Curator boosts of an impressive portfolio of brands from around the world with the likes of Plum, Battat, Alt Retail, Djeco, among many

The World Bank's STARS programme

Why RTE experts believe the World Bank’s STARS programme will damage India’s grassroots school education system

The World Bank approved $500 million for the STARS programme to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. But education activists are against the programme

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With a spike of 19,148 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 6 lakh mark

The total cases now stand at 6,04,641 of which there are 2,26,947 active cases while 3,59,860 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated

TikTok is a social media app for creating and sharing videos as well as live broadcasting (pic: wikipedia)

The ban impact: TikTok's parent company may lose $6 Billion

According to data from Sensor Twoer, a mobile app analysis company, TikTok was downloaded 112 million times in May, with 20 percent of that total in the Indian market, double that of the US market

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Tripura man dies of suicide after failing to buy a smartphone for daughter to attend online classes

The deceased's wife stated to police that her daughter a student of Class X had been asking the father Sukumar Bhowmik to buy her a smartphone so that she can attend online classes 

The founders with Monisha Pailan| Pic: My Canvas Talk

This group will plant a tree for every 1K views on their YouTube channel to replace those ripped out by Amphan

My Canvas Talk is a YouTube partner platform with its roots in Kolkata,  which provides a space to individuals and promotes their incredible journeys across the globe

Anupama Jaiswal

Delete a Chinese app from your phone, get a free mask: BJP MLA starts campaign

India on June 29 banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country

Uniform application| Pic: Edunify

This EdTech start-up helps parents choose the best schools for their children online

Edunify helps schools connect to prospective parents online and enables them to select the best-fitted school for their children

Anakha Babu is now preparing for JRF

Two years and a legal battle later, these Dalit sisters in Kerala will finally get laptops to study with

Anakha Babu and her sister Ardra had applied for a laptop in 2018. The Kerala High Court ruled in their favour a few days back

Abhimanyu was murdered on July 2, 2018

Two years after Abhimanyu's murder, SFI gets 3000 students to register as organ donors as a tribute

The last suspect in the murder case had surrendered before a court on June 18. Abhimanyu was stabbed to death on July 2, 2018

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You can't pay Rs 2500 for broadband? NIT Tiruchy prof asks student who opposed online exam

In a show of apathy, the professor is heard in the leaked video on social media, laughing incredulously at the student when he claims not to have the money to afford a connection

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Are Pondicherry University profs calling parents and complaining about students' late-night outs to get them to vacate hostels? 

While the PU students have been staying on campus for the past three months, the administration now wants them to vacate the hostel amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

NCBC

Disinterested approach towards OBC students: NCBC slams DU for discriminatory application form pricing  

The NCBC has recommended that the University reschedule their fee structure for the OBC (NC) category and the same be equal to the fee as applicable for the EWS category

Delhi University

DU ad-hoc teachers to go without income for one more month as reopening date pushed to August 1

The university pays the ad-hoc teachers for the vacation days as well if they are present on the last day of the previous academic session and the first day of the new session

NIT Tiruchy (Pic: Edexlive)

NIT Tiruchy Students' Council says online classes were held but students felt it wasn't enough

Students of NIT-T have taken to Twitter and have begun a campaign against their end-semester online exams with the hashtag #NittAgainstExams

The course was launched on June 30

Up to 2,50,000 students can enroll for this online BSc degree at IIT Madras. Here's how

We caught up with the IIT Madras faculty who designed its BSC degree and diploma in Data Science and Programming

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NEET, JEE coaching centres continue classes as MHRD, NTA stay mum on postponing entrance tests

Amid the rising Coronavirus cases in the country, NEET/JEE aspirants are worried as to what the future holds for them

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Line Engineering, admission to 109 Govt Arts and Science Colleges in TN could be through online counselling

The Higher Education Department already proposed this idea last year but because they had to face many challenges like the abundance of courses, lack of hostel facilities, they could not start work 

The show premiered on June 28 on Zoom

This Kerala comedian's latest show 'God's Own Country' is airing on Zoom. Here's why you should watch it!

Kochi-based comedian Sabareesh Narayanan speaksabout the stand-up show he performed on Zoom and how he found his way towards the profession
 

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Five universities, 104 colleges connected through 'e-Granthalaya' in Uttarakhand

Question papers of the last 10 years of competitive examinations will also be made available through e-library so that it can help students in their preparation

The women get their feedback over their social media pages

Eat Local: This Facebook page is connecting Kerala's farmers to eager consumers using videos and flyers

Lovelocalbuylocal was introduced to connect local farmers in Kerala with customers or markets to help them survive the economic threat of the lockdown

Ashok with the children

This techie quit his job to educate the children of Marathwada farmers who died of suicide

Ashok Deshmane, along with his wife Archana runs Snehwan, an NGO on the outskirts of Pune. They currently take care of 80 children

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UN report says it will take us 257 years to close gap between women and men in economic terms

The UNDP 2020 report ranks India at a staggering 122 among 189 countries in its Gender Inequality Index. India has a score of 0.501 (2018) while Switzerland which tops the list has just 0.037

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UP Govt school teacher found drawing salaries from two schools in separate districts 

Last month, the Uttar Pradesh police had arrested several people for using the same set of documents to secure jobs

Pratik Sharma has completed over 300 paintings of cars

Why Pratik Sharma's paintings of cars will blow every auto lover's mind with some painted torque

An artist's love for his muse is inspiring. For Pratik Sharma, it's all about cars. Rashmi Patil speaks to the artist who brings them alive through his paintings 

The pyramid-shaped classrooms at Paranga Vidya Kendra

This school in Karnataka has pyramids instead of buildings. And they're 'positively' great for village kids

The Paranga Charitable Trust's Paranga Vidya Kendra provides free and quality education to rural kids by conducting classes in pyramid-shaped classrooms. These classrooms are located near Magadi 

Preetha Krishnan with Anusha Vijayakumar (Pics: Soul Space Studio)

How pottery magic is created at Coimbatore's Soul Space Studio is beyond awesome

Coimbatore-based Preetha Krishnan's Soul Space Studio is exclusively dedicated to pottery where she makes everything from pots to murals!

The kids do not have to restrict themselves to ask anything they want or bother if it's silly (Pic: Amazon Blog Day One)

Alexa, can you handle a class? How Amazon's Assistant is teaching kids in 40 schools in rural Chhattisgarh

The device in itself is revolutionary for the kids of the region who have never seen a device that talks back to them and can tell them anything they want to know

Meraj Faheem ,Founder, The Hacking School

Why The Hacking School's coding bootcamps are the way to gin up on your coding skills

Have you heard of coding bootcamps? Try this one by The Hacking School started by Meraj Faheem, that sets up bootcamps only to teach coding to people from any educational background 

Baalya Foundation has done this programme in more than ten schools (Pics: Baalya Foundation)

How the Arivu project is crowdsourcing PPTs, videos in Kannada to help kids in Govt Schools learn better

Baalya Foundation is doing an incredible job of providing quality education to kids. Nagaraj S, founder of this non-profit organisation speaks about Arivu and their other initiatives in detail

Virtual reality ACLS procedure| Pic: DreamX

How this Chennai-based tech start-up is using VR, AI to upskill students and young professionals

DreamX uses VR/AR simulators to train and upskill students and young professionals. Shreesha Ghosh finds out how

Shashi Tharoor| Pic: Ashwin Prasath

Want Shashi Tharoor as your prof? He will be teaching foundation courses at Masters’ Union School of Business

Dr Tharoor will teach a foundation course at the Masters’ Union which will draw from his experience as an eminent thinker, writer and administrator

The Sports School, Bengaluru (Pics: The Sports School)

The Sports School gives us an insight into how campus sports will change in a post-COVID world. Take a look

The Sports School is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their students get back on the ground and start playing at the earliest

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Want to see life-size dinosaurs in your living room? Google Search will help you. Here's how

The search engine giant has partnered with with Universal Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment and Ludia to bring the dinosaurs to Google Search

One of Anisha's creations (Pics: Ajith Kumar)

These siblings in Coimbatore can help you fall in love with Japanese kawaii dolls with their workshops

Anisha and Ajith Kumar from Coimbatore have been conducting one-day workshops every month to teach the popular Japanese art style of kawaii

Sai Prasad with actor Aamir Khan | (Pic: Sai Prasad Vishwanathan)

Being Sai: How the wheelchair never held this Hyderabad youth back from skydiving or going to Antarctica with Robert Swan

Now that Sai Prasad Vishwanathan has been to Antarctica, gone skydiving and pursued his MBA from ISB, he has been conducting counselling sessions for over 35,000 students and is helping out a lot

Hulk in Lockdown (Pics: Guru Charan)

Why this techie's Hulk in Lockdown photo series will have you LOL-ing over Hulk Bhai's ironing, drying antics

Bengaluru-based software engineer Guru Charan, for whom photography is revitalising, has been shooting toys to deal with his creative block

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Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the universe, Australian National University research

The fastest-growing black hole in the universe actually is 34 billion times the mass of our Sun and gorges on nearly the equivalent of one Sun every day

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It's about talent, not platform: TikTok influencers after app ban

The government on Monday evening banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country

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Efforts to create the largest database on Siddha treatment focusing on COVID-19 begins

The study, through the app, is a part of the research being carried out by a Central task force, which includes researchers from the Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR

Still from the film | (Pic: Fahim Irshad)

Inside Aani Maani: Of Bhutto, the beef ban and a whole lot of blockbuster storytelling

Fahim Irshad's first feature-length film Aani Maani tells us the story of a family in Uttar Pradesh who suffer the consequences of the beef ban. We watch the movie and ask the director questions 

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United Nations launches a new campaign to counter misinformation related to COVID-19

A range of media companies around the world, including Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, France Medias Monde, MultiChoice Africa and StarTimes, are distributing Pause content on TV channels

A model | (Pic: Robogyaan)

Why Robogyaan's DIY kits will give your kids the robotic push they all need to make one today

Guntur-based Robogyaan helps students pick up robotics easily via their simple kits. Their co-founder and CTO is Sai Saandeep Sadu and their mentor is Dr Hafeez Basha. Together, they make one team

Sandra Sudheer Kumar | (Pic: Sandra Sudheer Kumar)

Maybe you'll find the answer to life's problems in Sudheer's videos. Check out how

Sandra Sudheer Kumar's first online course will teach you how to mould your thought process. Once you sign up for the course on instamojo.com, you will receive videos and tasks every Sunday

How does an airplane fly | (Pic: Starry Stories)

Starry, STEM-y night: How this Vizag start-up has used the lockdown to take science workshops to kids

Wish you understood more in your Science classes back in school? Starry Stories based in Vizag awakens the inquisitive soul of students and helps them understand concepts through simple experiments.

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This analyst has also painted some of the most artsy and happening walls in Hyderabad. Check it out

Ruchit Jain has painted many walls with beautiful artwork and is arguably one of the best street wall artists in the city. We explore his back story and find out what keeps the artist motivated always

Freshness in your hands | (Pic: Urban Tiller)

This Hyderabad start-up will deliver hydroponic-grown kale and spinach to your doorstep in time for your morning cook-off

Urban Tiller delivers fresh greens to your doorstep that are sustainably grown. Soon, they also want to enter into the healthy snacking field and offer healthy snacks like kale chips and so on  

Disinfection service | (Pic: Larkai Healthcare)

This Odia researcher's device can detect early-stage heart trouble in 15 seconds flat! Here's how

CardioMate developed by Larkai Healthcare can prove to be very helpful for your heart. Both CardioMate and RespiroGear, which they plan to launch in about two weeks, will be helpful during COVID-19

Mr Pointy Nose | (Pic: Daisy Paper Hugs)

How Ipsita Senapati created Mr Pointy Nose and other 'awww' characters and put them on coasters and more

Ipsita Senapati has a penchant for making odd-looking characters and calming mandalas. We find out how art saved her soul and how she works away in her little studio space that is in her own house

Poster of Mahanataka | (Pic: Mahanataka)

This Odia art teacher's short film is about a theatre director's struggle to keep the stage relevant in an OTT-obsessed world

The film Mahanataka attempts to revive the love for Indian classical drama in the hearts of one and all. Director Vishal Patnaik takes us all through the making of this film and his thoughts about it

Dr Ruchir Mehra

This telemedicine start-up has been helping chronic patients stay connected to docs during lockdown. Here's how

Remedo is a telemedicine platform that connects patients and doctors and provides end-to-end care in the recovery process

Sanjeev Thilak

This Chennai teen's app is encouraging kids to write in their digital diary. Tick tock!

The app Diaryoclock will also soon allow kids to connect with psychologists in case their diary entries indicate emotional struggles of any sort

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Madhya Pradesh shocker: Four minors, including an 11-year-old, rape a speech-impaired woman

As per the complaint, the incident took place under Gaurihar police station area, about 90 km from the district headquarters, on Sunday evening, station in-charge Sarita Verman said

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Additional exams to be conducted for students who can't appear for it in July: Kerala University tells HC

The court also directed the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity to take a decision by today itself on the representations filed by the petitioner students

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VELS Institute to provide 100% scholarships for 500 meritorious students across Tamil Nadu

Students who have completed +2 or are awaiting results in the year 2020 can apply for the online VELS Scholarship Admission Test

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi chairs meeting to review planning for COVID vaccine

Modi also directed officials to evaluate in a broad manner available technology options that can form the backbone of the national endeavor to vaccinate all in the most efficient and timely manner

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Ayodhya Research Centre begins online classes on Ram Lila for foreign students

Professor Y. P. Singh, Director of the institute, said the project was conceptualised during lockdown when online learning took the centrestage

Madras High Court

Parents can pay school if fees if they wish to do so, don't force them: Madras HC tells private schools  

The state also asked schools to use the money they've received as a reimbursement of the RTE funds to pay teachers for the next few months  

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University says they've incurred costs for printing exam papers, students refuse to pay for cancelled exams

No waiver of examination fees, students are expected to register and make the payment, the administration has said in its circular

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How this 27-year-old from Delhi has been collecting matchboxes to document India's history through its art 

Shreya Katuri tells us how matchboxes and the illustrations on them have evolved and represents the cultural, societal changes over the years

In conversation with Prof S B Roy, IBRAD and Manoj K Das, MD, North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation

We need to conserve the heritage and practices of India's tribals, prune detrimental ones: Prof S B Roy, IBRAD

Professor S B Roy also added that India has a problem of food security, climate change, use of fertilisers and to solve these the tribals are the best bet

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Here's how My Chhota School's homeschool brings convenient education to your doorstep

My Chhota School is also offering franchise to those who seek a new career. The MCS Homeschool, the first-of-its-kind in India, is based on the philosophical approach that kids are natural learners

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Kerala SSLC results announced: State registers record pass percentage of 98.82

The students can submit an online application for revaluation from July 2 to 5. The respective headmasters of the schools need to confirm the applications in the online system

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Not right to make children wait for midday meals: Delhi High Court

The court observations came after Delhi government counsel said that funds needed for providing mid-day meals in government schools are yet to come

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Missing TikTok, CamScanner already? These Made In India alternatives can help you get over those 59 Chinese apps

While netizens must have had a hard time dealing with the announcement of Chinese app bans, there's not much to worry about given the Indian alternatives that are already present in the market

Natasha Narwal

Pinjra Tod's Natasha Narwal to be allowed 30 min legal interviews twice a week: Delhi HC

The submissions were made by Delhi government standing counsel Rahul Mehra, representing the Tihar jail authorities, in response to Narwal's plea that she be provided books, reading material

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa

Private medical colleges in Karnataka offer 4,500 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients

From three government hospitals 1,000 beds have been kept aside for COVID, he said, private colleges have total about 10,000 beds from these eleven colleges

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University comes to rescue of students aspiring to study abroad with 'Indo-Australian Study Centre''

Chandigarh University has established an 'Indo-Australian Study Centre' at its campus where top-notch Australian Universities are offering International Articulation programs

A screenshot demonstrating how Stegcloak works (Pic: SSN College of Engineering)

Stegcloak anyone? These SSN students' crypto software lets you send secret messages in text messages

Developed by CSE students from SSN College of Engineering, Stegcloak lets you send seemingly normal messages on any app but conceals secret information

Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal thinks this IIT Madras degree will lead us to Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Find out why

The minister was talking at the e-launch of the program on Thursday. He was joined by the HRD Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre  

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launching the program

IIT Madras launches world's first online BSc Degree in Data Science and Programming

The course was launched by the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre in a virtual conference

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India brings back 144 Indian students stranded in Ukraine to MP

She said 144 Indian students stranded in Ukraine arrived here. The passengers were screened at the airport and their belongings were sanitised, she added

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Textbooks in West Bengal might have a chapter on Coronavirus from 2021

There are plans to introduce the topic on the coronavirus from junior to higher classes, another official said

Delhi University

Delhi HC considering contempt proceedings against DU for withholding info on deferment of online exam

The DU, in its defence, said the decision was taken after it came to know on June 26 at around 2. 20 pm that the mother of its Deputy Registrar (secrecy) tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19

CCRS to begin study on prophylactic use of Siddha in treating COVID-19 cases

Similar study is on at the SCRI units at Bengaluru, Delhi, Tirupati, Palayamkottai and Puducherry.

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NIT Tiruchy Director responds to student protests: Senate has asked us to conduct exams, I can't do much

After a mail storm on Monday, where several students asked exams to be cancelled, NIT-T Director says why that's not possible

How do we innovate more? (Pic: Express)

Our researchers need to innovate and lead, not finds gaps in others' theories and follow: Dr Uday B Desai

The former Director of IIT Hyderabad also added that there will always be people misusing it but that should not deter the granting of academic freedom to India's researchers

India went under a complete lockdown on March 25 (Pic: Express)

Why it is only people who are illiterate about viruses that will call the lockdown useless

The argument that India started the lockdown too late is not valid from a medical perspective and from a social one

Kaushik Acharya write his exams using feet

This boy from rural Karnataka is writing his SSLC exams using his feet sans extra time. This is his inspiring story

Kaushik Acharya's hands are not fully grown therefore he was taught to use his feet to write or draw when he was only three years old. This is how and why he refuses to use a scribe

Delhi University was one of the first universities in the country to announce online examinations

Dear DU VC, with online examinations, you're making a mockery of our mental health: Student says in an Instagram video

Ima M R, a final year Delhi University student who is diagnosed with depression says that the online examination is affecting the students' mental health negatively

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NSUI protest at Pondicherry University against demand for exam fees despite cancellation of exams  

Various student bodies have been protesting against the University administration demand for exam fees despite cancellation of exams  

Dhoondh does it's best to those who need plasma therapy | (Pic: Internet)

This portal can help COVID patients in need of plasma therapy find the right donors as quickly as possible

Dhoondh.com is an initiative of Delhi-based Adwitiya Mal who started this portal to connect recovered COVID patients and donors and ease the worry of those who are struggling to find plasma donors

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NIT Tiruchy students call online exams discriminatory, start mail storm to get it cancelled

The students have sent emails to several media houses across the country requesting them to intervene on the same

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ICAI should be flexible in conducting CA exams, situation not static: Supreme Court

The apex court said ICAI should be flexible in conducting exams amid the pandemic and take care of concern of candidates

XLRI campus

XLRI joins hands with Jamshedpur District Administration to fight COVID-19

The support from XLRI enabled the team to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations by providing better tools for data entry and conducting training

Dr Ekta Chaudhary in one of her videos om Garden Up| Pic: Ekta

Garden Up: How this IISc alumnus became a YouTuber to explain the science behind urban gardening

With over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube and more than 135,000 followers on Instagram, Ekta's page Garden Up is any plant lover's safe haven. We find out more

The Corona helmet that went viral| Pic: B Gowtham

Meet Gowtham, Chennai's very own Corona artist whose helmet, auto and scarecrows are upping COVID awareness

Since the Corona helmet went viral, it was also used by Bengaluru police and Gowtham has been getting numerous calls, he tells us  

Asit is a trained Odissi dancer (Pic: Edexlive)

How this dancer overcame discrimination from the LGBT community and became a confident gay man

Asit Baran Biswas learns and teaches Odissi, embraces the androgyny on stage to spread awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community through his performances

Lovely Professional University

LPU to give full scholarship to kids of COVID victims, waiver for frontline workers and their wards

The scholarship is a token of their appreciation for the workers' service to the nation, said Chancellor Ashok Mittal. This is a move that will mean a lot to kids of frontline workers

Around 35 students joined the chat (Pic: Express)

Why can't we have a Zuckerberg in India? Prabhu Chawla asks students of École Globale International Girls' School

The students and the youth are the future of this country who can innovate and make India self-sufficient and grow better after Corona

Deane De Menezes

How 26-year-old Deane is raising funds to provide sanitary napkins to the underprivileged during the pandemic

Deane De Menezes is aiming to reduce period poverty during the pandemic through her action group Red Is the New Green. This is why they're making a huge difference

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Ecosystem degradation can raise the risk of pandemics, says new research

According to the researchers, disease risk cannot be dissociated from ecosystem conservation and natural resource security

Online classes have been highly debated

Karnataka allows online classes to be conducted but only in compliance with govt's guidelines

The department directed the expert panel, headed by noted educationist M K Sridhar, to look into the scientific ways of offering online education

Chartered Accountancy

CA students unable to attend exams should be allowed to carry candidature to next one: Supreme Court

The ICAI had given its candidates, who had already submitted an online examination application for May 2020 examination cycle, the option to opt-out from May 2020 examinations