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Tamil Nadu will soon provide 7.5 per cent reservations for government school students in vocational courses

A few months ago, the previous AIADMK government had introduced a 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical admissions

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Two young women are petitioning for comprehensive sex education for UG students in Telangana. This is their story

The SEYA collective is trying to normalise healthy conversations about sex and sexuality by bringing them into the classrooms for young adults

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Twelve students from NIT Rourkela bag offers upward of Rs 43 lakh per annum, during a pandemic

The statistical report of the placement indicates that the IT and software sector has emerged as the top recruiter at 41 per of total recruitment till date

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This 12YO Coimbatore student's phone video bagged her international acclaim. Check out her work inside

Shriya Shruti Misra, a 12-year-old student from Coimbatore, made a home video on sustainability that won her accolades in the international arena

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Plush period: This Chennai start-up’s hygiene products for women are all about sustainability and sensibility

Ketan Munoth and Prince Kapoor are two Loyola College graduates who decided to launch a feminine hygiene brand called Plush. We find out how they’re different

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Student-led organisatons protest at Jantar Manar against alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old Dalit girl

Crimes against Dalit women have increased by 6% in the last 10 years, it is both gendered and caste-based violence, read SFI statement

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This Chennai artist created a pop-up book on endangered species and it's the MOST creative thing on the internet right now

We speak to Keerthana Ramesh about her pop-up book titled My Friends are Missing that contains 30 endangered species from around the world. You have got to check it out in a hurry!

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Toycathon 2021: This web game by Amrita students will let your kids discover India's rich heritage while having fun

Team Yukthi, a group of students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, were one of the winners at the Toycathon 2021. We speak to them to find out how their game works and how they got the job done

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What the FAQ: What is Goa's controversial Bhumiputra Bill that is drawing flak all over?

In today's What the FAQ, we explain in detail the Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill 2021, what it entails and why there was widespread discontent about it

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This documentary is a powerful account of Indian women who are fighting and surviving violence against them

The documentary celebrates ordinary women who’ve shown extraordinary courage to rise above their limitations and challenge deeply entrenched gender norms

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Meet this 27-year-old medical student who wrote the story of Sara's, the Malayalam film

We spoke to Akshay Hareesh, a medical student who wrote the story of Sara's, a film that deals with abortion and the choice to not have children

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NEET application extended by four days. This is the last date now. Details inside

The revised schedule was released along with news that other life sciences courses, including Nursing, will be included under the NEET umbrella

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Jammu and Kashmir government organises first golf training camp for government schoolboys in Kashmir

He also said that the course was shut down for 7-8 years after the 2014 floods and he also thanked the Lieutenant governor for re-opening the course with a camp

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PM Modi congratulates Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain on winning Bronze medal

Busenaz Surmeneli defeated Borgohain by a unanimous decision of 5-0. All five judges gave decisions in the favour of Turkish pugilist as she stamped her dominance

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WhiteHat Jr Founder Karan Bajaj moves on, Trupti Mukker new CEO

Bajaj founded WhiteHat Jr in 2018 with a vision of making children creators of technology rather than being passive consumers of it

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Long-lasting COVID symptoms rare in children: Lancet study

The study, based on data reported through a smartphone app by parents and carers, provides the first detailed description of COVID-19 illness in symptomatic school-aged children

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This incubator is working to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Mumbai 

Addressing the skill gap in India will always be a talking point as long as our education system stays laggard. The Salaam Bombay Foundation is trying to make a dent in fixing that problem

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Tokyo Olympics: 13-year-old Sky Brown wins bronze, becomes Britain's youngest Summer Games medallist

Earlier, Sky had said her goal was to go out and enjoy herself and live the dream. In fact, she just wanted to keep things simple and look to skate like she does every other day

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CBSE, Matric, IB? No, it's the Open Schooling Board for this cool school in Kochi. Check it out

Three veterans of the field of education talk about the alternative learning curriculum that they have adopted at their school

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This upcoming e-commerce platform could revolutionise the way you do business. Here's how

Cadala.in is a start-up unlike anything India has been before. It attempts to streamline the e-commerce platform for buyers and sellers alike

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What The FAQ: What exactly do health experts mean by 'R' of the COVID pandemic?

Coronavirus is possibly the only disease that has brought this concept from medical journals down to our newspapers and possibly our daily vocabulary

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Here's how this Odia phonics trainer can help kids learn better via stories

Saswati Satpathy is a veteran in the field of phonics. She shares with us some of her experiences of working in a niche field like this and why the demand for stories has increased during COVID

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This seven-year-old girl from Bengaluru is a chess champion and she has won several silver and gold medals in competitions

Charvi A from Bengaluru is a seven-year-old who plays chess like a pro. We speak to this champion chess player who's aced the game and inspired many children like her

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Teenagers from Hyderabad launch GoodMind, a start-up that helps keep mental health in check

Saniya S and Siddiqua Begum have been working on GoodMind for eight months and the core objective is to offer counselling services to students that are accessible and affordable for them

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This is how Hyderabad-based PerspectAI is infusing games into corporate interviews

With their motto 'Play a game, get a job', these two youngsters are looking to revolutionise the recruitment process by introducing games that assess your various abilities in a more defined manner

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An ML algorithm developed by IIIT Hyderabad researchers can tell you how many trees line your street

They have been pouring over it since the end of the year 2020 and now, it's out! The algorithm that can detect how many trees are there on your street. This helps estimate urban green cover of cities

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How this Bharatanatyam dancer from Hyderabad reinvented herself during the pandemic

Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. She had to close one of her studios, contracted COVID and suffered an injury, but Nenita Praveen still managed to rethink what it means to be a dancer

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Finally! This 30-year-old fulfilled his dream of becoming a published writer. Next, he wants to direct films!

First and foremost, Sai Nikhil Etikyala is a storyteller. He has now successfully written his very first book and is planning his second one too, while nurturing his dream of being a film director

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Students protest demanding review of Jharkhand Academic Council's Class 12 exam results

The students sit on Dharna on roads demanding a re-examination. According to students, results were prepared on the basis of class 11th result and they were declared failed or given fewer marks

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Jeffrey Archer's advice for young writers: Never, ever let others read your book till it's done

An advocate of hard work and writing in longhand, we caught up with Jeffery Archer smack in the middle of having launched a book two months back and the run-up to the next launch in two months

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#ThrowbackToday: When Anne Frank was caught and sent to a concentration camp

In today's #TBT, we recall the frightful day when the Jewish author of The Diary of a Young Girl was captured by Nazis and thrown into a horrific concentration camp. Here's more about the young girl

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Presidency University to admit students to undergraduate courses based on board marks

The decision to admit students based on board examination marks was taken after the higher education department asked authorities of the state government-run universities not to hold any entrance test

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In 2021, more than half the posts reserved for OBC teachers remain vacant in India's central universities, research institutes

This is according to the data released by the Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan in Parliament on August 2 and it has caused an uproar

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Education Ministry's discretionary quota for KV admissions scrapped, MPs allowed 10 admissions a year

The Members of Parliament (MPs) are allowed a maximum of 10 admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas per academic session from their constituency

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Meet these Indian origin girls who have made it to the Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list

As part of Johns Hopkins policy, granular information is not broken down by age or race. Likewise, it is left to the guardian to disclose the prodigy's name

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Andaman MP seeks 100 per cent reservation for islanders in government jobs

Such a decision will ensure timely filling up of more than 7,500 vacancies under the Andaman & Nicobar Administration, MP said in a letter to Modi on Monday

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With meat out, Lakshadweep government school students served fish, eggs every day except Tuesdays for mid-day meal

The meeting to decide the same was convened on January 27, a little over a month after Praful Khoda Patel took charge as the administrator

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Student enrollment spikes in Uttar Pradesh after Yogi government's school makeover

The Uttar Pradesh government has initiated the Prerna Sarathi Campaign to give a boost to online education

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JNU Violence 2020: Government tells Lok Sabha no arrests have been made after investigations

The Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, was beset with violence circa early 2020, and while the Delhi Police has been examining witnesses and evidence, they have as yet to make an official arrest

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 CBSE Class 10 results out: 99.14 per cent students pass, girls outperform the boys

It is noteworthy that more than two lakh students scored 90 per cent and above while 57,824 students have obtained more than 95 per cent

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Exemption from attendance granted for private intermediate candidates for supplementary exams in AP. Here's how you can apply 

Provisions for changing streams have also been detailed in this circular released by the Board of Intermediate Education

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Education in tatters in Bastar, Chattisgarh, as schools are overcome by severe shortage of teachers

Only one teacher in 1,588 government schools; none in 227 schools. Maoist disturbances and remoteness of the location to be blamed, says government

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The EdTech mergers juggernaut rolls on: upGrad acquires KnowledgeHut

With the acquisition of KnowledgeHut, upGrad is venturing into the short duration upskilling and reskilling segment which has a market potential of over USD 58 billion

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I'm looking forward to my second innings in the corporate world: Former TN Minister K Pandiarajan

After losing the 2021 elections from Avadi, this business veteran is all set to return to the role of a full-time entrepreneur

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National Students Union of India holds protest over Pegasus row in Delhi, claims it an attack on democracy

NSUI National President said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has targeted the legislature, the executive and even the media and judiciary

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We're waiting for green signal from the CM to start offline classes: Karnataka Education Department says

Sources from the department said experts are divided whether the delay in the decision to reopen schools is due to the lack of a minister

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Chennai Mathematical Institute students have first convocation in two years. 10 per cent of them have a PhD now

The deemed-to-be university held a combined online event to honour pass-outs from Class of '20 and '21
 

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Odisha's 165-year-old college is now a unitary university, officials say new recruitment of teachers will be carried out

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced in May that unitary university status would be granted to the 165-year-old college, located in Berhampur town in Ganjam district

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#ThrowbackToday: Happy birthday to Captain Fantastic Sunil Chhetri who turns 37 today

In today's #TBT, we sing praises for one of the best Indian footballers ever, Sunil Chhetri. We take you back to the day he made his international debut against none other than Pakistan

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Those awaiting for CBSE Class 10 results can opt for diploma courses, says Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University

The varsity said most students believe they have only option of enrolling for class 11. However, with diploma courses they can prepare for a professional field of their choice

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Czech Republic is confusing us: Why Indian students, researchers want Czech borders to open ASAP

Uncertainty looms on them as many of them did not anticipate that the Czech Republic would seal their borders and not open them up at all

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COVID-19: Chhattisgarh reopens schools for Class 10 and Class 12, attendance thin on the first day

The government has also allowed resumption of Classes I to V and Class VIII subject to certain conditions, including getting a recommendation from the gram panchayats in rural areas, corporators in ur

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UP govt to reopen schools with 50 per cent attendance

Students will be required to give the written consent of their parents to attend the schools

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JNU student confesses sexual violence, attempted rape and taking indecent photos of female students. Here's the truth

The students said that they are "utterly shocked and enraged" by his behaviour and that they stand in solidarity with the survivors

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Survey finds that kids making online purchases without permission has increased during pandemic

The study asked parents of kids in the age bracket of 5 to 18 years to share their perspectives on the concept of cyber responsibility

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MP govt sues online game firm as teen ends life after losing money

The teenager who ended his life had left behind a suicide note in which he stated that he was taking this extreme step after losing Rs 40,000 in an online game

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HC tells Maha govt to consider education channel for students during COVID-19

The bench said that due to poor mobile network connections or lack of funds to purchase a mobile phone, students in rural areas are unable to attend online classes being conducted via apps

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This 23-year-old LSE graduate won the Diana Award, along with two other awards in a week. Here's her story

Palak Sharma co-founded the Green Governance Initiative, a programme to train young people to work on Sustainable Development Goals and connect them with lawmakers to implement their ideas

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Appoint a VC of 'preferably Tamil Origin', Anna University teachers tell TN governor

At the same time, the university's former Vice-Chancellor (VC) E Balagurusamy had made an appeal to Purohit to streamline the working of the university VC search committee

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What The FAQ: Why are wildfires raging in Turkey and what you need to know about them

With international efforts being made to douse the flames, the event is the latest among the extreme weather phenomenons that have ravaged the world this year. We take a look at it

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Newly discovered frog species named after renowned plant geneticist

The discovery was made during a comprehensive study on a considerably large, common, yet a confusing group of Indian frogs

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World is going through an education crisis due to COVID-19, says UN chief Guterres

An effective pandemic recovery requires investment in teachers, digital learning, and systems fit for the future, he said

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Researchers at IITs Hyderabad and Kanpur estimate third COVID wave to hit mid-August

The third wave is expected to be less brutal than the devastating second wave that claimed countless lives in June

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Punjab opens schools for students willing to return to classroom amidst COVID-protocols

The classes will operate at 50 per cent capacity, and the government says that all staff have received their second doses of the COVID vaccine

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Chennai gets memorial park for people who died of COVID-19; family of deceased to plant saplings

An estimated amount of Rs 5 crore has been sanctioned for the COVID-19 memorial park, according to the officials of the Greater Chennai Corporation

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COVID-19 cases on a rise for the fourth consecutive day in TN; here's what the govt is doing about it

Cases have seen a slight increase for the fourth consecutive day, and the TN government is taking measures to gauge the cause behind the high

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Schools re-open in Chattisgarh amid relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions

Only some schools in Raipur have opened for classes X and XII with 50 per cent attendance

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Allahabad Univeristy signs MoU with IndUS Setu Global Foundation

Innovation, artificial intelligence, and entrepreneurship to be the focus of the collaboration with the IndUs Setu Global Foundation at Stanford University

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#ThrowbackToday: The thriller that gave us the line, 'I see dead people', was released 22 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the release of the American supernatural psychological film The Sixth Sense, starring actor Bruce Willis. Here’s why it continues to be a fine film. Watched it yet?

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COVID-19: Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi streets deserted amid total lockdown in Kerala on Sunday

Kerala with an active caseload of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1 percent of the total active cases in the country, with a growth rate of 1.41 in the last 7 days, reports said

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Over 24,000 children committed suicide between 2017 and 2019, 4,000 died due to failure in exams

The highest number of deaths by suicide among children in this age bracket was reported from Madhya Pradesh at 3,115 followed by West Bengal at 2,802, Maharashtra at 2,527 and Tamil Nadu at 2,035

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Rajasthan schools, colleges offer fee discounts amid pandemic

Working on a corporate methodology, they have offered discounts and other attractive offers to generate revenue for themselves and benefit parents

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Tamil Nadu government opposes Draft Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations

The draft regulations intend to undermine the role of the states in Post Graduate Medical Education said CM M K Stalin

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Kerala government launches "Let's Go Digital" project for higher education institutions

The state government recently formed a special committee to implement the digital education in higher education institutions

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West Bengal government launches portal for transfer of school teachers

The 'Utsoshree' portal will enable teachers to see the update on their transfer applications

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In UP, women teachers' association raises chorus for three-day ‘period leave

There are some women specific problems which can be raised effectively only by women and the association is working on them

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#ThrowbackToday: When MTV came, saw and conquered television

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the time when MTV was launched and since then, how it has become so much more than a channel that plays just music videos. It has been a harbinger of a new culture

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Schools to reopen for classes 9-12 in Uttarakhand on Monday and for classes 6-8 on August 16

All schools have been asked to sanitise their premises thoroughly and give entry to students only after their thermal screening and hand sanitising at the gates

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These young students lost their homes in the Khori demolition. Now, they’re helping their neighbours stand up

It takes a lot of grit to come back and try and help your community rehabilitate itself, when you've lost your home. These students have managed just that

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Vaccinated students happy to attend offline classes started at Bangalore colleges

Students who have received their first shot of COVID vaccination have been allowed to attend offline classes as per the government guidelines

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What the FAQ: What is the lottery system to win a H1B visa in the USA? How does it work?

Three-fourths of the applications for the US H1B visa are Indians. The USCIS is conducting a second lottery to fill the slots. What does this mean for the aspirations of the Indian applicants?

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Tamil Nadu passes all private Class 12 students with disabilities

The Tamil Nadu government has exempted private students with disabilities from writing Class 12 supplementary examinations and has declared them ‘all pass.’

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UGC rolls out regulations for Academic Bank of Credit. Check out how you can use it here

The "bank" will be a repository of the credits earned by students over the years in the courses and time periods they select themselves, said the Commission

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IIT-M collaborates with Chennai’s Adyar Cancer Institute to develop a kit for early detection of ovarian cancer

"...We hope to take two years to actually have proof of concept," said the lead investigator of the project

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Governer to streamline working of University VC Search Committee, urges Anna University former VC

In a letter to the governor, Balagurusamy has appealed for the swift appointment of a Vice Chancellor at the university in order to avoid potential corruption from political parties

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Schools to reopen for all classes from August 2 in Punjab amid a decrease in COVID cases

The state reported only 49 COVID cases yesterday, prompting the government to reopen schools, albiet with strict COVID-SOPs

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Threat of third wave looms large as centre asks districts with high positivity rates to consider curbs

The Centre has urged the states to ramp up their testing for detection of COVID-19 amidst rising daily positvity rates in some states

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Uttrakhand board announces results for class 10 and 12; reports massive increase in pass percentages

Alternative assessment methods were used for over 1.48 lakh class X student and 1.22 lakh class XII students

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Researchers find in-host mutations of COVID-19 virus in variants

The researchers also said that tracking the changes that happen in the virus inside a host in individuals and populations might provide important leads to the viral sites that affect its survival

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Why are dentists unhappy with NBE releasing dates of NEET MDS 2021?

On July 19, the Union government said that the counselling will be held in the next four weeks. The matter will be next heard by the apex court on August 2

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No compensation from TRS government: Why a hundred private lecturers in Telangana's Karimnagar are contesting elections

Aggrieved by the lack of compensation during the pandemic, 100 teachers in Karimnagar's Huzurabad are taking a quirky route to voice their demands
 

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Study finds that early COVID-19 symptoms differ among age groups

In the study, 18 symptoms were examined, which had different relevance for early detection in different groups

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Odisha government to reduce residency period of school teachers 

The residency period for assistant teachers has been reduced to six months from the existing one year

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General category students unhappy with newly introduced NEET OBC reservation of 27%

With the introduction of the new reservations, 59.5 per cent of the All India Quota seats are reserved. However, 49.5 per cent of seats are reserved for SC, ST and OBC students combined

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English Blues: No child's play: decoding the nuances of ‘with’

One of the most frequestly used words in the English language has a multitude of bewildering uses. Here's a list of ALL of them, and how not to get them all muddled up

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Odisha CM approves proposal to reduce residency period of govt school teachers

The residency period for getting a promotion to level III from level IV has been reduced to 1 year from 2 years

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What The FAQ: Is the Sandes app an apt replacement for WhatsApp?

What do we know about the Government of India's latest Sandes app? What are its features and who can use it? Will it replace WhatsApp anytime soon?

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You can win a $3.5k bounty if you prove Twitter is biased. Here's how

The winning teams will receive cash prizes via HackerOne — $3,500 for the winner, $1,000 for second place, $500 for third place $1,000 each for Most Innovative and Most Generalisable

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Here's how much fee parents who suffered income loss during COVID will pay in TN

Last year, Justice N Anand Venkatesh had permitted private institutions to collect only 75% of the fees, determined for individual schools by the Tamil Nadu Private School Fee Determination Comittee