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Have a great story? With TNIE's Summer Stories Contest you could be a published author this summer 

Do you have a story to tell? The New Indian Express invites entries from budding authors from all around the country who want to get their work out there

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St George’s Univ, Ramaiah work together to enable aspiring med students to obtain internationally recognised degree

Both Ramaiah Group and SGU have medical schools with over 40 years of successful teaching and an excellent track record of top-rung medical candidates

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Living a little in the times of Corona: Here are 11 tips to keep calm and carry on during COVID

Fear and anxiety during this unforgiving pandemic are natural, but we also need to understand that our fear gets us nothing and does nothing to make us feel better

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AIIMS Delhi to resume out-patient services in a phased manner from June 18 onwards

Out-patient department registration will be done only for such patients with prior appointment and a decision to allow walk-in registrations will be taken later after reviewing the COVID situation

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Scientists around the world launch online portal to make climate impact science more accessible 

It is based on research carried out under the Inter-sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) which is working with roughly 100 research groups worldwide

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Now, anyone between 18-30yrs can become a Young Warrior to battle COVID with UGC's brand new initiative

UGC has collaborated with the MoE, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNICEF -YuWaah and several others for this initiative

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This Delhi restaurant is offering special discounts if you are vaccinated

Although all the people working in the restaurant have not been able to get the vaccine, but Gaurav said he has got the jab

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SC hear a petition to postpone Foreign Medical Graduates' exams today

The petition asks to postpone the exam considering the current state of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions that exists in many states

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SC to hear a parent's petition wanting all state board exams to be cancelled, on June 17

The hearing is based on the Intervention Application filed by a Delhi-based parent-activist Sukhpal Singh Toor through advocate Mamta Sharma, on a previous petition filed by another lawyer 

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TN PG Medical students, MBBS interns wear black badges on duty to protest for a hike in stipend

The PG students and medical interns staged peaceful demonstrations wearing black badges under the umbrella of the Resident Doctors Association, Tamil Nadu

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Former IIT Ropar Director Sarit K Das appointed ‘Institute Professor’ at IIT Madras

Das says that he is keen to utilise his associations with a large number of reputed Universities and world-renowned researchers to expand the global outreach of IIT Madras

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COVID-19: Schools in Assam will remain closed even after summer vacations are over

The order was issued on Monday and came into force with immediate effect. The government had advanced the one-month summer vacation in schools from May 15

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Facebook to take affordable, fast internet access to even the remote parts of India

Express Wi-Fi is a software platform that enables mobile operators, satellite operators, and ISPs to build, grow, and monetise their Wi-Fi businesses in a sustainable and scalable way

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COVID-19 can cause severe inflammation in the brain, says a new study

In particular, the essential defence cells of the brain, known as microglial cells, are particularly strongly activated, and we also observed migration of T-killer cells

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If we join hands, we can genuinely fight anything: Bhumi Pednekar on TNIE's COVID Think Tank

In a conversation with Author and Senior Journalist Kaveree Bamzai, as part of The New Indian Express' COVID Think Tank, she recalled these events

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What The FAQ: What will Twitter and the Modi government discuss on June 18?

The final agenda says that the panel will “hear the views of representatives of Twitter followed by evidence of representatives Ministry of Electronics and IT"

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Allahabad High Court refuses to give custody of minor husband to wife 

The petitioner mother's plea was that the minor boy did not have the legal competence to marry the girl and the marriage was void, as per law

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Telangana cancels Class 12 exams, decides to promote all Class 11 students

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE had earlier this month had also cancelled the class 12 exams. Many other state boards have also announced similar decisions.

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India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police

The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has released the announcement calling for eligible Nepali females to submit their application online

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NATO world leaders ready to jointly respond to attacks in space 

The leaders said they consider that attacks to, from, or within space could be a challenge to NATO that threatens national and Euro-Atlantic prosperity, security and stability

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Study finds that flickering screens may help children with reading, writing difficulties

This is the first time that such a link has been demonstrated between visual white noise and cognitive abilities in children with reading and writing difficulty

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Emergency or not, this portal will help you with all COVID-related queries in Hyderabad

For today's Daily Positivity, we talk about covidhelphyd.in, a portal backed by a slew of volunteers that is helping Hyderabadis find verified resources for beds, mental health consellors and more

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#ThrowbackToday: If information is a lock, RTI, passed 16 years ago today, is the key

In today's #TBT, we recollect how powerful RTI really is and when used wisely, it can get you all the information that you have been seeking. Also, here's more about the Galwan Valley skirmish

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JNU sends notices to students for their involvement in a protest three years ago. Late much?

The students said that while their demands about educational provisions have not even considered, the administration has time to send them notices

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Vaccines were being developed even 20 or 10 years ago when SARS, MERS were common: Dr Satyajit Rath at TNIE's COVID Think Tank

Dr Rath was speaking on the topic The next epidemic: What will we do? at The New Indian Express' online event COVID Think Tank on Monday

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Students' spirit in overcoming challenges is a resounding social message: GiveIndia's CEO on campaigns during COVID

We spoke to GiveIndia Founder and CEO Atul Satija to find out how these partnerships work, how they are raising funds and a lot more

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Harshveer Jain is no artist, but his comic strip on Insta will call out to you

If you haven't already checked out Harshveer Jain's Instagram page @storysellercomics, then you are already missing out on a lot. Here's why

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In IIT Kharagpur, no ST PhD scholar has been enrolled in 17 departments over three academic years. Should we be surprised?

While doctoral admission is merit and candidate-based, the argument for social justice and equality keeps popping up. But does it hold good in 2021?

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How a 25-year-old and 150 artisans from Rajasthan are redefining the world of handmade candles

In the long run, the goals of Tanushree Jain, who hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan, are pretty simple — she hopes to make the life of everyone around her better by offering them livelihood opportunities

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JNU releases admission notification for full-time MBA Program (2021-23)

As per the release by JNU, the admission notification for ABVSME's two-year full-time MBA (2021-23) was released on June 10 and was welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University

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AstraZeneca jab has been authorised for all age-groups: European Medicines Agency

On June 11, Italy restricted the use of AstraZeneca doses to those aged 60 years and above, after a teenager who had received the shot died from a rare form of blood clotting

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How COVID-19 affected the elderly: IIT Madras study finds out the adverse impact of lockdowns

The research calls for greater investment from the government in public healthcare so that the effects of the pandemic on the elderly are mitigated

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Study finds that cellphone use while driving is tied to other risky road behaviours in young adults

The results suggest the importance of developing new strategies to prevent risky driving in young adults, especially those with impulsive personalities

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Chhattisgarh government to pay the school fees of children who were orphaned by COVID-19

The children will have the choice to either continue their education in the same private school they have been studying in or they can enroll at Swami Atmanand English Medium School

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Study finds brain areas involved in finding out whether a bad event is about to happen

The research could shed light on the processes underlying psychiatric conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety

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UP's Rajarshi Tandon Open University to set up study centres in 13 jails to help inmates pursue higher learning courses

The UPRTOU is already providing admission to inmates of Naini central jail and runs a study centre on the jail premises

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IIT Mandi researchers decode mechanism by which excess sugar intake causes fatty liver disease

This research has conclusively shown that excessive sugar intake leads to a fatty liver. This should offer incentive to the public to reduce sugar intake to stop NAFLD in its early stages

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Recruitment for clinical trial of Covaxin in 6-12 age group to start at AIIMS from June 15

The enrolment of children volunteers aged 12-18 years at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has been completed and they have been given the first dose of Covaxin

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NCPCR seeks report over social media posts seeking adoption of children orphaned during COVID

The apex child rights body has directed these four social media entities to submit their report within 10 days

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The Aadhaar Ambiguity: Why India's new Family ID plan has resurrected old fears

Is this just another form of a universal identification like Aadhaar that might result in state surveillance? Will it actually help welfare?

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What the FAQ: What is World Blood Donor Day all about?  

In today's FAQ, we try to break down what World Blood Donor Day is all about and why one must donate blood

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AICTE partners with CareerLabs to upskill engineering students in Tier 2 and 3 cities

With CareerLabs’ Profile Builder Lite, around 2 lakh engineering students across the country will be able to build their profiles online

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Degree matters: This matrimonial site will feature IIT, IIM and top varsity grads

Being an exclusive matchmaking service for this audience, the site claims to offer the largest base of premier institute alumni profiles

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AIIMS Delhi starts screening children aged 6 to 12 for clinical trials of Covaxin

AIIMS Patna, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute in Karnataka have also been selected to conduct clinical trials on children

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Childhood insomnia can determine anxiety and mood disorders in young adults, finds study

According to the authors, childhood insomnia symptoms have been shown to be associated with internalising disorders, which include depressive disorders and anxiety disorders

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Hyderabad hospital's study reveals single COVID vaccine dose enough for those already infected

Two significant observations came out of the study, which has been published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal

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Delhi government sets up vaccine centre for people travelling abroad for studies, work

The centre has been set up at the Navyug School on Mandir Marg. Those who wish to avail of the facility will have to carry their passports and relevant travel documents

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Study finds that aerobic exercise helps cognitive function in older adults

Increasing evidence shows that physical activity and exercise training may delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease 

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Why are SC, ST and OBC students not well-represented in India's higher educational institutions?

While the AISHE report merely highlights the numbers, the entire picture is clearer when you compare these numbers against the population   

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Save Lakshadweep Forum observes 'Black day' against administrator Praful Khoda Patel's visit

The Save Lakshadweep Forum is observing a 'black day' in protest against the visit of Praful Khoda Patel to Lakshadweep on Monday

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Research now backs routinely offering pregnant women the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Side effects from receiving the vaccine were also the same in pregnant and non-pregnant women, and it is safe to take paracetamol as needed to manage these

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Salons, tea shops, parks open in Chennai as part of COVID lockdown relaxations in Tamil Nadu

The government has provided additional relaxations in 27 districts, while the 11 districts with a high infection rate will only have limited relaxations

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Carelessly disposed face masks cause worry for TN sanitation workers

In the commercial districts across several cities, the sanitation workers have to clear the face masks which have been thrown away mindlessly

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Microsoft unveils new video game line-up 

The new Game Pass titles will have 11 new games available on the subscription service via Xbox and PC

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This Bengali woman teaches you Tamil and Telugu through Instagram!

We talk to Abhilasha Chatterjee, a Bengali woman who lives in Bengaluru and teaches Telugu and Tamil through Instagram

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World leaders pledge to eliminate new HIV infections among children

The adopted political declaration and its recommendations offer strategies for ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV and paediatric AIDS

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#ThrowbackToday: How the first primate in space met a gruesome death

In today's #TBT, here's remembering all those animals sent to space, especially Albert II, totally the most illustrious of them all. Here's more about what and who followed after this primate  

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Studying abroad: How the cancelled board exams and alternative assessment will decide Indian students' overseas admissions 

The government has also given the option to students not satisfied with their alternative assessment grades to appear for the examination at a later date. What happens then?

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This parking solutions start-up is organising drive-through vaccination across 5 cities. Here's how they started

The first camp was organised at the DLF City Centre Mall, Gurugram on May 14, followed by camps in Cyberhub, Ambience Mall, DLF Mall of India Noida and World Square Mall Ghaziabad

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#ThrowbackToday: After much resistance, the first T20 match was played on June 13, 2003

In today's #TBT, we take you through the developments that led to the birth of the T20 format in cricket and how it just clicked with the crowd. These matches are short yet sizzling with energy

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Normalcy in many countries may return by 2022, WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Swaminathan said that the governments should consider spending on health and education as an investment and not an expenditure

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They’re only human, after all: Why we should treat our doctors better and more sensitively

From sleep to time with their families, doctors sacrifice a lot to help keep us in good health. The Coach tells us how we should treat them 

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Welcome to Reason: In COVID edu-emergency, the tortoise is set to win  

The CBSE, sources said, will set up a committee to decide the alternative scheme for tabulating results. A student’s performance in internal school assessments will be a crucial part of the scheme

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Reopen schools, says WHO. But is it really possible in India?

The UN's health body, in its most recent piece, said that COVID doesn't pose a lot of risk to children. They said that prolonged closure of schools has had negative impacts on children's mental

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E-Canteen Fundas: What you are worth is what you weigh in on

Pro Tip: To do justice to your talents and potential, build healthy self-esteem and have a clear aim about what you want to do

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English Blues: A letter to a communication apprehensive reader

Awareness of these rights, I am sure, will give you the confidence that you need to fight your communication apprehension

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The Trainer Brainer: Your career suits your personality, how would you find out?

In the end, the purpose of this column is to sensitise you as a fresh graduate that you need to look within yourself and approach career development with all seriousness

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We even made chaukidars' and rickshaw wallas' children doctors: Aakash Group's JC Chaudhry

JC Chaudhry, who started Aakash Educational Services 31 years ago, spoke to us about his entrepreneurial journey and the recent BYJU's deal

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New study finds new links between high-fat diets, colon cancer and a hoard of other issues

For decades, physicians and dieticians have urged people to limit their intake of high-fat foods, citing links to poor health outcomes and some of the leading causes of death in the US

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IIT Kanpur professor Mukesh Sharma appointed honorary member of WHO body

Sharma has been associated with WHO, Geneva, International Council for Clean Transport, Clean Air Asia United National Environmental Program, Bangkok, and the World Bank

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This doctor in Kerala is dancing to woo tribals to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Arun attached to the Agali health centre along with his staff have been trying their best to get the tribals convinced about the need for vaccination

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Chennai school sexual harassment: TNCPCR told that Siva Shankar Baba suffered heart attack right before hearing

The self-styled spiritual guru was accused of sexually harassing students of his schools and was summoned by the Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child's Rights for a hearing

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Army sets up 50-bed COVID centre for the people of Kashmir to combat the surge of the virus

The facility has been established at army's 216 Transit Camp at Batwara and was inaugurated by Mohammed Aijaz Asad, DC Srinagar

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Students to mail storm Prez Kovind about UGC's blended learning, lack of stipends on June 15

This is the umpteenth letter the students will write to the President on issues that they are facing. Never in his tenure has President Kovind entertained their demands 

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Gujarat University Prof accused of forcing students to pursue PhD under him to boost API score

There are some allegations about the concerned professor's behaviour as well. A female student who worked under the professor said that they always had a high-handed attitude

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AI will predict how patients with past viral infections will respond to new ones, find researchers

One, a set of 166 genes, reveals how the human immune system responds to viral infections. A second set of 20 signature genes predicts the severity of a patient's disease

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Want COVID resources on WhatsApp? This student-run platform volunteers.covihelp will come to your rescue

The team accepts any kind of request for COVID-19 resources like oxygen cylinders, medicines, hospital beds

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What the FAQ: What are asteroids? Which was the latest asteroid that passed by the Earth?

As Google celebrates the 99th birthday of Margherita Hacks, an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator, we try to dig out more information on what asteroids are and how they are formed

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IIT Bombay announces the launch of its new Centre for Digital Health

KCDH will be the first of its kind in India, focused on driving academic programs, research and industry collaboration in Digital Health

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Anatomy of a witch-hunt in modern India: Why you need to watch Sachin Mudigonda's docu Testimony of Ana

The film has taught him the importance of faith, Sachin Mudigonda tells Prajanma Das. But it has also made him a different man. Here's how

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Centre to provide over 10 lakh vaccine doses to states, UTs in next 3 days

The Union Health Ministry has informed that nearly 24,96,00,304 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive

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IIM Calcutta holds city meet in virtual mode for the new batch of students 

Each city had multiple hosts from the current batch who welcomed all the participants and encouraged conversations

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Facebook acquires VR game developer BigBox VR

'POP: ONE' will continue to be supported on all its current platforms. Facebook said that it is exploring many ways to accelerate VR, including investments in third-party content, AAA IP, hardware

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India reports 84,332 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, its lowest in 70 days 

The number of active cases further declined to 10,80,690, accounting for 3.68 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.07 per cent

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#ThrowbackToday: Another study forewarns about the Himalayan glaciers melting, but do we care?

In today's #TBT, we take you through the much-talked-about topic, the rapid melting of the Himalayan glaciers. But that's the problem, there are talks and research, but is there any action at all?

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Karnataka tells teachers to identify kids who don't have access to internet, smartphones: Draws up detailed guidelines for classes that begin on July 1

With schools going to reopen on July 1, 2021, the Education Department in Karnataka has issued a different set of guidelines for students who has access to gadgets and who doesn't have

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Kerala Higher Education Minister Dr R Bindu: Rajiv Gandhi introduced privatisation, NEP strengthened it and made education a commodity

We spoke to Kerala's new Higher Education Minister Dr R Bindu who talks about the challenges the sector faces

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Over 30,000 children risk death in famine-hit Tigray: United Nations

UNICEF spokespoerson said the UN children's agency was working with other organisations to help address the crisis, but was lacking access to large parts of the region.

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AISHE 2019-20: Delhi has only 8 colleges for every 1 lakh citizens, K'taka has 59. Here's how the rest of India fared

Major states and UTs, including Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal have deplorable figures when it comes to the density of the colleges

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AISHE 2019-20: Nearly 80 per cent of India's colleges are privately-run, AP tops the list

This data was revealed in the All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20, which was recently released by the Ministry of Education

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AISHE 2019-20: 60 per cent of medical colleges in India are in these 6 states  

Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the states that have the lowest number of allopathic medical colleges in India with just a single college in each

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Russia slaps new fines on Facebook, Telegram over failure to remove illegal content

The court, in particular, considered four protocols against Facebook earlier in the day, with the overall fine amounting to 17 million rubles ($236,000)

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AISHE 2019-20: Rural India has 60% of our colleges, but how robust is the primary education there?

There are 92,275 elementary and secondary schools in India that have only one teacher, the Ministry of Education (then MHRD) had said in 2019

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The crowdfunding story: Why are young Indians raising money online to study abroad?

Why do so many young people turn to crowdfunding to raise funds for overseas education? Is there a flip side to this? We take a look

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Aamir Khan to play against chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand to raise funds for COVID relief

All the proceeds of this charity event will go towards serving individuals and families from vulnerable communities who are at a high risk of hunger during this devastating second wave of the pandemic

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Greta Thunberg gets back in front of Swedish parliament for climate change protests

Thunberg began staging her one-woman protests in front of Sweden's Parliament building in August 2018, calling on politicians to ramp up the fight against climate change

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THE Asia University Rankings 2021: KIIT ranked 30th in overall category, 15th in general engineering

Staff, students, management and well-wishers of both KIIT and KISS profoundly thanked and expressed gratitude to Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS for his vision to get such rankings

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Slow Clap: Why the Delhi hospital was right in banning nurses from speaking Malayalam

The circular made absolute sense even for the author, who claims to be a Malayali! All good things must come to an end

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Postpone INI-CET to July 16, Supreme Court tells AIIMS

The petition was moved by the Indian Medical Association and the Medical Student Network (Chhattisgarh Chapter) along with 35 serving doctors, who are currently on COVID duty

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COVID orphans in Tamil Nadu mount to 1400, of this 50 have lost both parents to the virus

These details include those who died due to post-COVID complications and was compiled by Bala Swaraj portal on the basis of data collated from the states

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Construction major JCB India to support children's education of employees who succumbed to COVID

The company said, from April, over 2,000 employees and their families have been vaccinated at camps held across its Ballabgarh, Pune and Jaipur facilities

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Developed by two brothers from MP, this device will help conserve up to 60% oxygen in every cylinder

Rupesh and Gunendra Mahore have come up with Oxyserve, a device aimed at conservation of the resource that is the need of the hour — oxygen. Here's all about the working of this new device