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Here's why #BoycottFood is trending on Twitter in India

Even though the hashtag is sarcastic, it sure has a deeper message to it. We explain why it is trending right now

Ramesh Pokhriyal

NTA to soon come out with a new syllabus for JEE and NEE, keeping syllabus reduction in mind

This was informed by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' at a high-level meeting held at the ministry

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PGIMER Chandigarh declared best hospital in organ donation, 4th time in a row

In 2019, the hospital received 31 donations, 33 in 2018, and 44 in 2017. He hoped that that the situation will improve gradually and appealed people to come forward and save the lives of others

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The essence of an individual remains the same throughout life: University of Madrid study

The study, published in Psychophysiology, also determined how long it takes the brain to recognise our own personal identity as distinctive compared to others: around 250 milliseconds

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In West Bengal, 45 lakh minority students granted scholarships and more expected to benefit

Once selected under the programme, the scholarship amount, ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 60,000, is directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiaries in a month's time, the official added

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This Bengaluru cop takes classes every morning for 60 children of migrant labourers

Hailing from Ballari district in North Karnataka, Shanthappa also worked as a migrant labourer two decades ago when he lost his father. Hence, he tries to help them in all the ways he can

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OBC body writes to Health Minister asking why OBC quota hasn’t been implemented in medical seats yet, despite HC order

OBC students of this country have lost during the current academic year 2020-21 alone, nearly 3758 PG/UG seats under AIQ and in the past also, have lost thousands of seats, letter said

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Google to roll out new feature called 'Chrome Actions' that will enable users to search before pressing the Enter button

The new option can help user directly search in Google or the engine of choice and even present calculations and unit conversions even before pressing 'Enter'

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COVID-19: Only women, no children allowed in Mumbai's local trains

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel will be deployed at each entry gate of stations to stop women who are with children to board the local trains

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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 61 million mark: Johns Hopkins University

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 12,883,846 and 263,455, respectively, according to the CSSE

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This year, NTA made a whopping Rs 200 Crore as NEET registration fee, reveals RTI

At the same time, the agency had denied information on its expenses. The RTI was filed by a medical student Vivek Pandey

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COVID-19: Hindu College alumni providing aid of Rs 20,000 to needy students

The Hindu College OSA, in a press release dated November 26, said that this initiative will help students belonging to families whose annual income is under Rs 5 lakhs

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Doctors perform rare robotic surgery to treat a woman with a tumour

The patient underwent a 'robotic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy' to remove the tumour which was four centimetres in size

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How Stanford has made online business education work during the pandemic, with a dash of empathy

We spoke to Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Sarah Soule about online education and its perks and downsides

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JNU faculty write to President Kovind, detailing seven cases of malfeasance in faculty appointment

In their letter, the professors from the School of Physical Sciences have illustrated seven such cases and asked Kovind to intervene in the matter

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Here's how JU students led a peaceful strike for farmers, played street football - while Delhi Police detained protestors

Farmers from Haryana and Punjab are still protesting at the national capital's border and barbed wires are being placed to keep them from entering the city

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How this Mumbai-based author's latest book drives home the importance of inclusivity in an increasingly divided world

When Adil Speaks is a thoughtful book that has equally thought-provoking illustrations as well. The idea of the book has been brewing in the mind of author Lavanya Karthik for a very long time now

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Teachers, school principals across India can now register for Amrita's Excellence Awards. Here's how

This year, the award is dedicated to all the educators who have had to restructure their entire process to accommodate and teach their students in a medium they have been mostly unfamiliar with

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COVID-19: Russia plans to produce Sputnik V vaccine in India, production to begin early 2021

Currently, Phase III clinical trials are approved and are ongoing in Belarus, the UAE, Venezuela and other countries, as well as Phase II-III in India

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Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs a mobile library for kids 

Dasanayaka, 32, works as a child protection officer for the government. On his off days mostly during weekends he rides his motorbike, which is fixed with a steel box to hold books

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Researchers find popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones

In a sleeve gastrectomy, approximately 75% of the stomach is removed to restrict food intake and induce weight loss. It results in a typically round stomach taking on the shape of a tube or sleeve

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Will leave the White House if Electoral College votes for Biden: Trump

The President made the remarks on Thursday while reporters after concluding a teleconference with US troops to mark the Thanksgiving holiday, reports Xinhua news agency

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Napoli fans flock to the stadium in Maradona tribute 

The entire city was declared in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery

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COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,09,787. 43,082 cases in the last 24 hours

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 93,09,787 and the death toll climbed to 1,35,715 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 492 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country

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Wajahat Habibullah at OLF 2020: Rajiv was taken aback when news came about Babri Masjid being opened

The former bureaucrat gives us an insider account of his years serving with Rajiv Gandhi and the conversations that ensued in that period

Ramesh Pokhriyal

Centre starts to shortlist IITs, NITs where courses will be offered in mother tongue from next year

Nishank said all the officials of the ministry are working on to ensure proper implementation of National Education Policy, with an aim to achieve holistic development of students

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Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers Federation seeks transfer counselling for teachers, headmasters

When contacted, a top officer in school education department said that announcement regarding counselling may release soon

SP Balasubrahmanyam

University of Mysore to set up SP Balasubrahmanyam study chair in legend's honour

UoM registrar R Shivappa said that Rs 5 lakh has been earmarked to set up the study chair which will be used to conduct lectures, workshops and seminars

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AP Minister for Education launches 'We Love Reading' campaign to encourage habit among students

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita urged the students to inculcate the habit of reading books, newspapers on a day to day basis to gain knowledge

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Andhra Pradesh Governor appoints Vice Chancellors to five universities

New VCs were appointed to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra University Visakhapatnam, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool and others

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Kerala's Teachers' Training Institute develops 'talking textbooks' for kids with learning disabilities

The talking textbooks for 'Vamozhi' has been recorded by the DElEd students and hence is very easy to follow for the children

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IIT turns down proposal to allow aspiring candidates a third attempt at cracking JEE

A number of students, who had exhausted their attempts this year, have been requesting the Union education ministry and IITs to give them another chance next year

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Pneumonia vaccine may reduce impact of COVID-19: University of Melbourne study

According to the researchers, rotavirus is severely contagious and the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children. It can even cause death in extreme cases

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Say 'Ok Google, talk to Malaria No More' on Android devices to get information on diseases 

The feature will be available in Hindi and English, and will answer questions like 'What is malaria fever?', 'What are the types of malaria?', 'How does malaria spread?' and 'How to test for malaria?'

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Air quality will substantially improve in the coming years: CPCB Member Secretary

Another reason for believing that the air quality will improve, he said, is that in the last four-five years, there have been substantial scientific inputs and policymaking frameworks

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Colleges in Karnataka are using social media to bring students back to class

Gadag district has 10 aided, 9 government colleges and among them, nearly 3500 students are now in the third year degree

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St Stephen's College sets up COVID-19 Resilience Fund to help students struggling to pay fees

Students and teachers also pointed out that the college is to blame for the humongous fees as they had charged hostellers Rs 100 per day for not being able to clear out their rooms

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Put the shame where it belongs: How this documentary illustrates how to tackle India's gender problem

National Award winner Vibha Bakshi created the documentary film Son Rise to show how female foeticide has broken the social peace in three villages by closely following the lives of the people there

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Karnataka BJP MP Tejasvi Surya and supporters booked for trespassing on Osmania varsity campus

The case was registered under IPC section 447 (criminal trespass)and under relevant provisions of the Hyderabad City Police Act based on a complaint filed by OU authorities

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India sees the highest drop in work, social, household travels due to pandemic: Survey

The changing mobility pattern has further raised pertinent questions about the nature and shape of cities and transport networks

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PM Modi suggests single voters' list for all polls, reiterates the need for 'one nation, one election'

Addressing the All India Presiding Officers Conference here, via video conferencing, he said that separate voters' lists are a "waste" of resources

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IT Ministry partners with IBM to equip the country's youth with future-ready skills

As part of the partnership, CSC Academy - part of Common Services Centre (CSC) scheme of India's flagship Digital India programme

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Why Madonna trended on social media after Diego Maradona's demise

Many social media users thought that the singer had died. They used Twitter to send in RIP messages for the singer

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Most people's lungs recover well after COVID-19, reveals a new study

The researchers at the Radbound University in the Netherlands found that the group which was referred by a GP did not recover as well as patients who were admitted to the hospital's ICU

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Under Karnataka's School Adoption Programme 1,500 schools taken by ministers, MLAs and private universities so far

The term of development after adopting these schools is three years and one can build compound walls, toilets, smart classrooms, provide safe drinking water, appoint additional teachers to teach

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Where is the report by committee formed to check reservations in IIT PhD seats, asks SFI

The data by the Ministry of Education revealed that PhD seats reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates are vacant in 14 IITs

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This duo is getting government schools to engage with their kids better and improve teaching. Here's how 

Vidya Vidhai Foundation is collaborating with government schools and low-income private schools across Tamil Nadu to improve the quality of education they are imparting

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Here’s how this Bengaluru-based foundation’s gamified workbooks are making govt school children ‘sporty’

The objectives of fitness and exercise are achieved through this programme titled Race Around India launched by Sportz Village Foundation, which is based out of Bengaluru. Check it out and be amazed

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Vice-President urges students to leverage technology to create opportunities out of COVID-19 pandemic

Naidu also asked universities to prepare students to effectively deal with real-world challenges as he cited the example of the pandemic that caught all countries off-guard and unprepared

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How Bengaluru start-up Orinko is leveling the 'field' for farmers while ensuring fresh veggies for you

Hygienically-grown, precisely-coordinated and freshly-delivered vegetables are now at your service. And you have Orinko to thank for that. This is how they go about their green business. Read on... 

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With 44,489 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally stands at 92.66 lakh, total active cases at 4.5 lakh

According to ICMR, over 13.59 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 till November 25, with 10,90,238 samples being tested on Wednesday

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These SRM-AP students are powering CCTV cameras with AI to study how productive you are. Check it out 

These students from SRM-AP are changing the way CCTV cameras function by using AI and ML. They have some big clients who use their services and are planning to spread their wings further and wider

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Ensuring safety on our campuses when colleges reopen is of utmost importance: NIIT University's Rajendra S Pawar

We spoke to Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NIIT University about how COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life including higher education and learning, what NIIT is doing to tackle the situation and more

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Cyclone Nivar to hit Karnataka, Met department issues yellow alert across southern part of state

Bengaluru city and its neighbourhood are expected to receive light to moderate spells of rain with intermittent heavy spells of rainfall at a few places during the next 48 hours, informed IMD

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SIMC, Pune to end registration of flagship courses, MBA (CM), MA (MC) in January 2021

The MBA in Communication Management is a two-year, full-time programme that focuses on building the knowledge of media, communication and management theories coupled with practice

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Cyclone Nivar: Coimbatore schools hold online classes violating government order, parents demand legal action

Sources said that as per school headmaster instructions, teachers have conducted the subjects of Computer Science, History, Mathematics, Chemistry to students on Wednesday online

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Bollywood fraternity comes together to mourn football legend Diego Maradona's demise

Director Shekhar Kapur, who is currently in London, called the late veteran "the greatest genius in football after Pele", the Brazilian legend

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UN releases 25 million USD from emergency fund to support women-led organisations, curb gender violence

UNFPA will receive 17 million dollars and 8 million dollars will go to UN Women. They will now decide where and how the money will be spent, said the press release

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Every 100 seconds, a child or youth under 20 was infected with HIV last year: UNICEF

According to UNICEF, the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened inequalities in access to life-saving HIV services for children, adolescents and pregnant mothers everywhere

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AP's intermediate colleges to undergo paradigm shift after years of free-for-all exploitation

Over the years, several junior colleges erected makeshift sheds without libraries, playgrounds, proper facilities and crammed students to call them intermediate colleges

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DoE directs Delhi schools to encourage students to apply for minority community scholarships

The last date for submission of applications on NSP is November 30 and the deadline for first level of verification at school level is December 15

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MLC N Ravikumar criticises state of toilet facilities in  govt schools, colleges, hostels

ZP CEO Padma Basavanthappa and DC Mahantesh Bilagi who intervened said that, the conditions of the toilets at the hostels and schools are improving drastically

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Puducherry govt orders schools to be closed on November 28 due to cyclone Nivar

According to an official notification on Wednesday, "19th December (Saturday) will be a working day to compensate for Thursday's holiday"

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Chief Educational Officer R Swaminathan releases special guide for Class 10,12 students

CEO R Swaminathan in his presidential address also talked about how to upload the students names in the EMIS web portal, who joined under RTE ac

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Madurai govt schools to have separate coordinator to monitor NEET training, performance

As per the Chief Educational Officer R Swaminathan guidelines, a separate co-ordinator has been deputed in all Government and Government aided schools

Arif Mohammed Khan

Association of KUFOS Teaching Staff seek Governor's intervention to cancel appointment of new dean

It is learnt that about 10 persons have been included in the preliminary shortlist by the selection committee headed by State Planning Board vice-chairman V K Ramachandran

KT Jaleel

PhD awarded to Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel was in adherance to all norms: Kerala University

The petition against Jaleel's PhD degree was submitted to the Governor by the Save University Campaign Committee, a forum of education activists

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UoM restarts construction despite being halted by Department of Archaeology and Heritage

The university taking up the construction without the necessary permissions had come under fire from several quarters only to face intervention by the heritage department

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AP govt sets up University of Fisheries in West Godavari to encourage more experts in the field

In September this year, the State cabinet approved the AP State Fisheries University Ordinance 2020 and decided to spend `300 crore on the proposed varsity in the span of five years

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AICTE asks technical institutions to upload their academic awards on Digilocker

The NAD can be used by teachers, students and alumni of educational institutions to access their academic awards online and produce it for verification

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COVID-19: States can impose local restrictions under MHA's new guidelines

The main focus of the guidelines is to consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of the deadly disease which is visible in the steady decline in no of cases

IIT Madras

IIT Madras' Dog shelters can't withstand cyclone Nivar, release the dogs to campus: IITM alumni write to admin

Even though the dog lovers are yet to receive a response, an alumna says that a faculty had called them offensive names

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Punjab Govt releases advertisement to recruit 8,393 regular teachers, candidates to apply from Dec 1

Age limit for these posts has been fixed from 18 to 37 years but according to the notification of the Education department, the education providers, education volunteers, EGS

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Government college in Kashmir being upgraded under World Bank-funded project

Construction of 12 additional classroom blocks and two common halls at the degree college started off in full swing by R&B Kashmir at a cost of Rs 10.31 crore

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Harvard University gets its first Black, elected student body president

Noah Harris, of Hattiesburg, was elected president of Harvard's Undergraduate Council on November 12, the Hattiesburg American reports

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Mumbai-based Academy for Earth Sustainability conducts meaningful activities for school students that bring them closer to nature

Building playgrounds from waste, developing a mini biodiversity patch, cooking with solar power, connecting with adivasis and many other activities sets Academy for Earth Sustainability apart

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Cyclone Nivar to intensify into a very severe storm by 5.30 pm on November 25

Extremely isolated heavy rainfall activity is also very likely over coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on November 25

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First EU citizens may be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December end

Relaxing restrictions "too much and too fast" could lead to a third wave after Christmas, the European Commission president warned

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Access denied: How research work has taken a body blow during the pandemic — and the unlock norms aren't helping 

Researchers have had a lack of access to university resources throughout the lockdown and beyond. We find out how it has affected them and whether the UGC guidelines have made a difference  

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As colleges are set to reopen across the country, here's every question you had but were afraid to ask!

The day the doors of our college campus are thrown open will the students saunter in or take eager strides towards classrooms? Team Edex breaks down all that you need to know 

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IIT Kharagpur sets up AI hub to translate academic research to industrially scalable products

The institute received a grant of Rs 170 crore from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the NM-ICPS to set up the infrastructure

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Here's how you can get your head back in the game as colleges slowly reopen across the country

How can you mentally prepare yourself to reenter the classroom while the world still faces an unprecedented pandemic of global proportions? A Clinical Psychologist weighs in

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IIT Delhi startup launches self-sanitising reusable masks, zero alcohol sanitiser

The RubSafe sanitizer, with a zero alcohol composition, offers 24 hour protection against all types of viruses and microbes

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Evidence shows young people's anxiety levels doubled during Covid-19 lockdown

Researchers also found that anxiety levels continued to remain high even when lockdown restrictions were eased in June and thus a similar situation may be expected this winter

Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM writes to PM asking for clarity on board exams, duration of academic session

Patnaik further said that the educational institutions are closed in the state up to December 31, 2020, in view of COVID-19

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This comic series illustrates the lives of transgender people in India's STEM education system. Check it out!

Created by the science collective The Life of Science, it has illustrated the lives of Ashoka University professor Bittu R and activist Grace Banu

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When will colleges resume culturals, sports and swimming as they slowly begin opening doors after pandemic? 

What will campuses look like once they open? And what about sports and activities like swimming? Will students miss it or would they be more than happy to forgo it? We try and find out the answer

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Tamil Nadu geared up to meet cyclone Nivar with relief camps: Chief Minister K Palaniswami

The cyclone is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Mamallapuram and Karaikal around Puducherry

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Cyclone Nivar likely to cross between Mamallapuram and Karaikal by midnight or early hours of Nov 26

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea, while people in coastal areas are also being evacuated to shelter houses. Meanwhile, flights have also been disrupted in Chennai

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Pinterest testing online events with dedicated Zoom classes

The new feature, currently available with select users, allows them to sign up for Zoom classes on Pinterest, while creators use class boards to organise class materials, notes and other resources

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NEET: Madras High Court refuses urgent hearing on plea against 7.5% quota

The court said they will take up the plea in the regular course and any interference in the admission process would affect the education of student

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Facebook tweaked News Feed to show more mainstream news: Report

The social network reportedly tweaked how much weight the News Feed gives to its internal "news ecosystem quality" metric

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Civil Society groups in Karnataka demand probe on misuse of funds in midday meals by Akshaya Patra

The letter was signed by Vinay K Sreenivasa, advocate, Siddharth K J, researcher, G Ravi of Fourth Wave Foundation, Dr Sylvia Karpagam, and Dr Veena Shatrugna, medical scientist and others

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Less than 50,000 COVID cases in India for 18th day now

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 481 new deaths occurred due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,34,699

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Jadavpur University science faculty admission process halts as dean resigns over 'humiliation' 

In his resignation letter to Vice-Chancellor, Mukhopadhyay alleged that he was humiliated by students' union members on three occasions during admission committee meetings this month

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Mangalore University Registrar admits errors in the final exam result fiasco, assures rectification 

The final examinations were held in September and the results were out on the university website this week. PL Dharma, Registrar (evaluation), clarifying the errors said that they will look into it

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Digital Surgical Strike: Indian government bans another 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress, full list here

Among the banned app is the very popular Chinese shopping app AliExpress, developed by billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba 

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TN govt allows public to send in complaints against Anna University VC MK Surappa

This is the first time a former judge will probe charges against theVice-Chancellor of the premier university

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Two Virudhunagar students petition govt for help after being unable to afford medical seats under new quota

Both the students have petitioned the collector seeking his assistance to get an admission as government has come forward to bear the educational fees