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COVID effect: GMAC's online GMAT will let you send out your scores to as many schools as you want for free

This exam will now be available until December 31 and students can take it at any point of the time of the day. These are some of the changes they have made due to the pandemic

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Students are not asking for free degrees: Why this parents' body is opposing the UGC guidelines

The India Wide Parents Association, represented by advocate Anubha Sahai has petitioned the Supreme Court against the UGC guidelines

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Have JRF? No exam. No JRF? Write exam: Why PU's partisan stance on SC, ST, Minority scholarship holders reeks of exclusion

Departments like Anthropology, English, Biochemistry, Commerce, Economics, IB, Math, Social Work and others who have four or more vacancies have been completely reserved for JRF scholars

Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath

Tripura govt to launch neighbourhood classes for students who are unable to study online 

A survey conducted by the education department in all the eight districts showed that 29 per cent (94,013) of the 3.22 lakh students did not have mobile phones

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After BYJU's sponsoring Team India, now Unacademy enters fray for IPL title sponsorship rights

Unacademy will be looking to replace Vivo, which annually paid Rs 440 crore, dropped out as title sponsor this year due to the Sino-India border stand-off

Lakshmi Iyer

Here's why Lakshmi Iyer wrote a book about a curly-haired Tamilian girl

Lakshmi Iyer's book 'Why is my hair curly' is published by Red Panda. We spoke to her recently about her journey as an author and how she manages time despite being a mother of three

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3 out of 4 Indian learners rethinking career paths post COVID-19 pandemic: Survey

Pearson said in a statement on Wednesday that it conducted the survey during the pandemic in seven countries, including the US and India

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Goa govt reverts 45k sq metre land alloted for IIT campus to existing temple after locals protest

Last month, the Goa government had formally transferred 10 lakh sq. mts of land in and around Guleli village in North Goa, for setting up IIT-Goa

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Nursing student jumps off medical college building in UP, kin alleges mental harassment

The incident occurred at Varun Arjun Medical College on Tuesday. The nursing student was injured and admitted to the medical college hospital

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Class 11 school student assaulted by a policeman in Dehradun, probe underway

Superintendent of Police (SP) Dehradun Sweta Choubey will be conducting a fair investigation into this matter. As per the letter, the victim is a class 11 student

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Director

Three vaccine candidates are in different stages of human clinical trials in India — one developed by University of Oxford by Pune's Serum Institute of India, the other inactivated virus vaccine

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IIT Madras to launch ‘SIDDHI’ webinar series on technology and rural development

Organised to mark the 150th upcoming Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the fortnightly webinars will focus on Technology for self-reliance (‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’), Socially relevant technologies

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XLRI commences new academic session through online classes on both campuses

Students of XLRI’s two campuses have a standard curriculum, syllabus, pedagogy, e-library, and a common admission & placement process and would get the same opportunities and privileges

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This Kerala prof and his students create fantasy newspapers around India's most historic moments - from times when newspapers never existed

M C Vasisht, a History professor at Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode, along with his students have come up with imaginary newspapers

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Virtual Janmashtami celebrated at Amrita Vidyalayam Senior Secondary School

The virtual programme commenced with an enthralling bhajan presentation by our students. As a part of the celebration, various competitions like Sloka recitation, Krishnashtakam and more

The first of Anoop’s light photographs were human figures

This award-winning photographer from Kerala uses light and movement as his muse

Anoop Upaasana has won a prestigious award for creating photographs that literally capture the speed of light. We speak to him about how he managed to do it

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How this Engineering student from SRM developed a sustainable lifestyle brand to conserve water

Shantanu Pratap Singh developed The Sagez, a Bangalore-based sustainable lifestyle brand to promote products made with lesser water

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DU OBE: Students crib about portal crashing, malpractice. University moves court against an extra hour to submit answers

The Delhi University's online open book examination for its final year students began on August 10. However, it wasn't very smooth for the students

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Eleven child labourers rescued by Rachakonda police in Telangana

According to police, seven children were rescued from Mahesh Zypsam Plaster Company, and four from Sri Pavan Putra Plaster Company

COVID-19

India's COVID tally crosses 23,00,000 with a spike of 60,963 cases in the last 24 hours

Notably, the fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die of the disease among individuals diagnosed, has dropped to about two per cent, the Ministry said

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Body of a sixteen-year-old girl found hanging from a tree in UP's Banda

The body was sent for a post-mortem examination, and a case of suicide registered, the police said. The matter is under investigation, they added

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One in two youths subject to depression, anxiety, says ILO survey on effects of COVID-19 

The ILO survey aimed to capture the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of youths (aged 18 to 29 years) with regard to employment, education, mental health, rights and social activism

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Here's how this start-up is creating sustainable footwear from old rubber tyres and reusable fabric

Kurio does not only make eco-friendly footwear but also creates hair accessories, brooches, folders, fridge magnets, pouches and a lot more

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NEP 2020 will lay foundation stone of New India of 21st century: Haryana Education Minister

The Minister said that the Officers of the Education Department have started implementing the Policy and changes will be made wherever there is a scope for improvement

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Agriculture institute seeks Kerala Govt support to boost Pearl Spot production

Karimeen has always been much in demand, especially among foreign tourists. The popular tourist destination of Kumarakom is known for the availability of this fish in the Vemband lake

Doungel, who is fondly known as Len in the dressing room, went on to stay in that village for two-and-a-half weeks, in order to impart his footballing knowledge to the local kids (Pic: IANS)

Training kids of Manipur's Kuki tribe, Len Doungel finds 'rich hearts' at early morning practice

For the 26-year-old winger, this was an opportunity to get back to his roots and connect with people from the Kuki tribe, who still live in the traditional manner

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Released Rs 98.35 cr to NrDMC for 9000 teachers' salary, Delhi govt tells HC 

While initiating the PIL on June 26, the bench had remarked that teachers deployed on COVID-19 duty can be equated to corona warriors and was displeased that their salaries have not been paid

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Meet the 22-year-old from Assam who is recreating Disney princesses draped in a traditional mekhela chador

Rashni Konwar from Assam is a one-woman army! She shoots, dresses up, does her own make-up and creates versions of famous Disney princesses in traditional Assamese attire. Here's how

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We cannot give our lives for an exam: Why students went to SC to get NEET postponed by at least a month

Their major concern is that not only will they contract the disease themselves but they will also infect their parents and senior citizens at home

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COVID-19 vaccine out in Russia and it apparently works! Vladimir Putin's daughter gets a shot

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in December last year, various countries have been racing against time to bring the Coronavirus vaccine

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Are the EIA feedback email IDs at MoEF not working? Here's how you can mail your thoughts successfully

Various student groups across the country have been conducting email and twitter campaigns against the new draft EIA

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Artificial Intelligence can improve CT screening to identify patients infected with the Coronavirus

The research team is working to identify the visual features of Coronavirus-related pneumonia through analysis of 3D data from CT scans

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Only 33 percent parents support reopening of schools on September 1, survey finds

13 per cent said they cannot afford to take chances with children given the risk and unknowns related to Covid-19, while 1 per cent said there is a serious risk with seniors in the family

Manish Sisodia

NEP fails to address improvement of public education, focus only on private institutes: Sisodia

Sisodia also came down heavily on the proposal of a common entrance exam for universities to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)

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Daily mouthwash may cut COVID transmission risk, can 'inactivate' virus spread: Study

According to the study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, high viral loads can be detected in the oral cavity and throat of some Covid-19 patients

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With a spike of 53,601 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 22,68,676

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far

Sudeeksha Bhati

UP school topper,  Babson college student dies in accident, after allegedly trying to escape eve-teasing

The victim, Sudeeksha Bhati, was in India for vacations and was supposed to return to the US on August 20. The 19-year-old was on her way to Bulandshahr on a two-wheeler

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Four shoolmates go missing together in Pettimudi landslide, parents swept away

On Thursday, the four were together in embracing disaster as well, as a landslide struck their settlement in Pettimudi

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Hindi is not the threat, English is: BJP MP Rakesh Sinha on three-language policy of the NEP

The government is not against English but that does not mean that it will be imposed right from the time a child is born, said BJP MP Rakesh Sinha

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13 Reasons Why this activist is urging the Tamil Nadu govt to oppose NEP 2020

The activist has written to Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy as to why he believes the NEP is ‘unconstitutional’ and why TN would be undoing a lot of its progress by implementing it

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SSLC results: Karnataka records 71.80 pass percentage during COVID-hit exams, Chikkaballapur tops list

Like every year, the pass percentage of girls is more than boys. While it is 77.74 pass percentage among girls, 66.41 pass percentage is among boys. Suresh Kumar S announced these results today

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This is a cruel decision: What's next for the contract workers of this DU hostel laid off during COVID

A total of 16 workers were sacked together on August 3. They have been given a notice period of a month but that too does not help in getting a job during a pandemic

Kaushik Acharya, SSLC student who wrote exams using his toes

Karnataka boy who wrote exams using his toes has scored 67.84 per cent in SSLC

Kaushik Acharya's hands are not fully grown and 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 refused to use a scribe  

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Why I believe the NEP’s move to teach in one's mother tongue up to Grade 5 should be welcomed

The NEP’s move to the medium of instruction up to grade 5 in the mother tongue or local language is a true game-changer. Here’s why this is important

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How Indore-based ClassMonitor is helping parents teach preschoolers better using DIY learning kits

ClassMonitor's learning kits blend traditional teaching methods with advanced and modern technology to aid a child's transition from preschool to formal schooling

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Of 2 min phone calls and three birthdays in prison: What keeps professor Shoma Sen going

Accused in the Elgar Parishad Bhima Koregaon case, Shoma Sen recently celebrated her third consecutive birthday in prison

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Nagaland to distribute pen drives loaded with study materials among rural students

The department has also asked the teachers posted in the rural areas to assist the students in studies as they face problems in accessing online education

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Here's why #NTAPostponeNEET_JEE is now trending on Twitter. And here's what people are saying

Students, parents, activists and concerned netizens have started using the hashtag to urge the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and the National Testing Agency to postpone NEET and JEE

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UK Government trying to reassure public over planned school reopenings in September

Schools are set to reopen fully in England in September, prompting questions over whether other parts of society may need to close to lower coronavirus risk levels

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COVID-19 wreaks havoc with global Class of 2020's hopes of landing first jobs

COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs - important for jumpstarting careers - as employers cut back graduate recruiting plans

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This Kerala youth, from a family of theyyam artists, cleared UPSC in 2018 and 2019 because he wanted a 'better rank'

Vivek KV who hails from Kannur now hopes to make it to the IAS. He was previously working with the railways and began tutoring UPSC aspirants while writing the exam himself

Delhi University

DU online open-book exams begin, students complain about difficulty in uploading answer sheets

While scanning some pages may be blurred and it would be difficult to read them carefully and it would be more difficult to connect to the next page, said one of the students

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Why this inspirational rap anthem about Dharavi's fight against COVID-19 is what you need to listen to now!

Featuring masked rappers, the powerful track talks about how Dharavi – Asia’s largest slum made history by flattening the COVID-19 curve while urging the country to unite and face the pandemic

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Delhi HC issues notice on PIL claiming UPSC applicants from disabled-category were not given adequate reservation

The petition, filed by a registered society for disabled - Sambhavana, said that the notice for direct recruitment to 24 civil services neglects the mandatory minimum reservation for the disabled

Manish Sisodia

Efforts on to locate 15 pc of students who are registered in govt school but untraceable since lockdown: Sisodia

Issuing a set of guidelines, the ministry had also directed the states to prepare a database of children who have left the local area for their homes in other states or other parts of the same state

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Delhi HC turns down plea to take CLAT from home after exam gets postponed

The petitioner, seeking to pursue a masters degree course in law, should withdraw the plea and file a fresh one, if required, when the new dates are announced, NLU said

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Tamil Nadu CM directs authorities to bring back bodies of drowned medical students in Russia

The family of Manoj Anand had petitioned Palaniswami in Salem on Sunday requesting him to take steps to bring his body back to the country

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DU tells HC it has set up online portal for issuance of digital degree certificates for graduates

Regarding the other students, the DU officials told the court that the data of all the students who have graduated up till November, 2019 is already available with the varsity

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IIT Madras to start one-of-its-kind, full semester elective course on Biomimicry

A release from IIT-M today said biomimicry is the intersection of biology and engineering and one do not have to be either a biologist or an engineer to learn it

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Agra reports 38 fresh cases after B.Ed examinees flout COVID norms

Although elaborate sanitation and social distancing measures were announced, the examinees and their guardians largely ignored the safety norms. Many did not have masks

UGC

SC to hear pleas against UGC exam guidelines on August 14:  No exam, no degree, says Tushar Mehta

The UGC, on July 6, had released its set of guidelines which said that universities will have to complete their final examinations by September 30

COVID-19

India records 62,064 new corona cases, record over 1,000 deaths

On Sunday, the government tested 7,19,364 samples, which dipped to 4,77,023 on Monday. A total of 2,45,83,558 samples have been tested so far

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This B'luru NGO is helping millions of at-risk kids Dream a Dream. Here's how

The Bengaluru-based organisation started in 1999 and a decade into the process, they realised that the kids need a mentor, an adult to look up to

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After a four-month closure, schools reopen fully in Sri Lanka

Schools were re-opened for selected grades in July but were closed again after few days following the threat of a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus

E-Expressions

NEP-like policy will encourage entrepreneurship and investment in India: Aditya Berlia

The government needs to come up with newer and bolder reforms today and not wait for five or 10 years, said  Aditya Berlia, Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group

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FIR against Assam University prof for FB post on Ram and Modi. What was the 'joke' about? 

A case has been registered against the professor under Sections 295A,294 and 501 of the IPC. He says what is happening now has scared him

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Parents' food choices help develop child's food habits, says study

Food systems with calorie-dense and nutrient-poor meal offerings are a major factor contributing to global obesity and are a major challenge to parents of young children

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Delhi's school education board may start next year, won't be imposed on government schools

Dy CM Manish Sisodia said the board will be in sync with the reforms proposed in the new National Education Policy (NEP) and the focus will be on continuous evaluation and not year-end exams

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Schools in Gaza reopen after 5 months, students attend classes without masks, social distancing

With the virus at bay, 285,000 students at UN-run schools and some 277,000 pupils at public schools were headed back to school this week

Narendra Modi

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund will help create job opportunities, modern facilities for sector: PM Modi

PM Modi also said that 350 agricultural start-ups related to food processing, AI, Internet of things, manufacturing of smart farming equipment and renewable energy have been provided

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Electric cookers can be used to sanitise N95 respirator masks, a new study reveals

The researchers hypothesised that dry heat might be a method to meet all three criteria - decontamination, filtration, and fit - without requiring special preparation

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BEd exams being held in UP with COVID-19 norms, social distancing in place at centres

In Prayagraj, the district administration allowed hotels, restaurants, sweet shops, fruits shops and general stores to remain open on Sunday in view of the BEd entrance exams

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Twitter, TikTok hold preliminary talks about a possible merger for the Chinese app's US operations

While Twitter declined to comment, a TikTok spokesperson told news organisations- the company does not comment on market rumours

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India may be moving away from COVID-19 exponential rise: Niti Aayog member

Paul said that the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was in the most populous cities, in the western half of the nation, where the pandemic originated

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Greek to you, Sanskrit to me: What do phrases like 'hot potato', 'bone of contention' mean?

An issue over which there is continuing disagreement is called a bone of contention.   NEP draft was the bone of contention during the past year and it continues to be controversial

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Canteen Fundas: Always prioritise what’s important to get things done on time

Pro Tip: Separate activities that are ‘important’ from ‘urgent’ and ‘unimportant’ activities. Do important activities first

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Are we taking off from Gurukuls to ‘Gharkuls’? Homeschooling might be the way to go

But a new element comes into the picture in the avatar of parents, especially the mothers. Their role earlier was to escort their kids to school and to occasionally take part in parent-teacher meeting

E-Expressions on Tribal Development

No dearth of Acts for tribals in India, they just need to be implemented sensibly: Experts on E-Expressions

During the E-Expressions session on Conservation-based Tribal Development, experts stressed on the need for speed and sensibility in passing Rules to empower Tribal Acts without delay

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Crash site will always haunt me: How SFI student unionist Saneesh saved an air crash victim of Kozhikode air crash

Saneesh is a member of the SFI's student battalion. Along with his brother, he rushed an unnamed man to a nearby hospital, soon after the crash

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Technology will have an important role to play in getting GER to 50% by 2035: IIT-M Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi

The panel examined the new education policy and the role technology can play in it by bringing quality education to a wider audience of students
 

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This start-up's AI-powered software can find that elusive legal document that's 'lost' in India's judicial system

Anubhav Mishra started working on this idea when he was studying at VIT. Now, he is based out of New Delhi and is making sure that what they are doing is first of its kind in India

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Be the Marpu: How this Hyderabad youth's NGO served 16,000 meals during the COVID lockdown

Marpu Foundation is a Hyderabad-based organisation that believes in the transformational power of the youth and engages them to change the world. We find out about the various activities they do

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Classes in Chottu doses: How this NGO is getting at-risk children the classes they need during lockdown

Chottu Ki Education engages beggars, school dropouts and child labourers in one-year-long bridge courses that help them gain entry into mainstream education. We find out they go about doing this

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How this Warangal student is crowdsourcing textbooks for underprivileged kids and counselling them too

All Vikhil Prabha is doing is being the best helping hand he can be. He dreams of building a school and helping out kids in a small hamlet called Chenchugudem. This is how he going about doing it

Deepak Vasanth Sathe

Sathe was a great human being, excellent pilot: How friends and colleagues remember the pilot who died in the Kozhikode flight crash

Sathe lost his life along with 17 others on Friday night when his aircraft skidded off the table-top runway and plunged 35 feet down from the Kozhikode airpor

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Shocking! specially-abled girl who scored two marks gets 100 in Maths after re-evaluation

Surpriya's father who is also a Mathematics teacher has spent Rs 5,000 in the process of applying for re-evaluation for her Maths paper. They said, this should not happen for any other student

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Kozhikode air mishap: One-year-old Azam's maiden journey to Kerala turned out to be his last

One year old Azam was on his way from Dubai to Kerala and the relatives were waiting to receive them. Except for his grandma, no one had seen Azam as he was born in Dubai 

COVID-19

India reports 61,537 COVID 19 cases in past 24 hours, 20,88,611 cases in the country so far

The ministry stated that so far 14,27,005 people have recovered from the deadly virus and in the last 24 hours 48,900 people were discharged from various hospitals and quarantine centres

Adimulapu Suresh, Education Minister

Andhra Pradesh government to redesign and condense school syllabus by 30-40 per cent 

The AP Gov't has decided that students of Classes 1-8 won’t have any exams, and will be assessed on their internal projects and class participation, but students of Classes 9 and 10 will have exams 

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IIT Kharagpur organising international e-symposia on 'Gandhian Thoughts & Philosophy'

IIT Kharagpur is organising an international e-symposia in association with top global universities to commemorate the completion of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi

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No COMEDK exams this year for COVID positive students: Dr S Kumar 

Unlike last year, the number of students registered for the COMEDK exams this year is comparatively low and Dr S Kumar says that he can't predict the percentage of attendance due to the pandemic 

Professor P Rajani

RIP Professor Rajani: A dramatist, a Himalayan bibliophile and a gentleman from MCC

An English professor, Rajani is remembered for his plays, friendships and a kind heart. He was 79 at the time of his death

Rohit Shelatkar

We need a lot more Indian history in our textbooks: Why Panipat producer Rohit Shelatkar wants a revamp in our curriculum  

He also talks about lessons learnt during the lockdown, why looking back into our historical data can help and how India can get its health back on track post-pandemic

Delhi High Court

Delhi primary school teachers move HC demanding pension payment

The petition, by a society representing primary school teachers in Delhi, came up for hearing on Thursday before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan

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Reject NEP: Puducherry Teachers Association to CM V Narayanasamy

In a memorandum submitted to Mr Narayanasamy and Mr Kamalakannan, the teachers Association maintained that learning three languages is only to impose Hindi

Najma Akhtar

COVID has redefined education and highlighted the need for interdisciplinary knowledge: Jamia VC Najma Akhtar

Prof Najma Akhtar was speaking at the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education at a session on Holistic, Multidisciplinary and Futuristic Education

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Karnataka SSLC results to be announced on August 10, says Minister Suresh Kumar

Many students and parents had messaged the minister personally of when the SSLC results will be announced. Suresh Kumar put an end to their queries through Twitter

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UGC asks universities, colleges to create awareness about NEP among its teachers, students

UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain asks Vice-Chancellors to to conduct webinars and related online activities to discuss various policy highlights and implications of the policy with the stakeholders

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NEP will boost creative learning, improve employment prospects of students: Ind-Ra

Ind-Ra said the target of  making the education system in India well organised and reducing the complexity of regulatory norms is challenging and seems difficult to be achieved