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Panel seeks report on malnourished kids in Kalyan Karnataka region

Around 1,20,048 children in this region are moderately underweight

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Study finds that mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide more immunity

Researchers hope that combining different vaccines will trigger a more robust, longer-lasting immune response compared to receiving both doses of a single vaccine

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Researchers find that excess nitrogen is endangering butterflies in Switzerland

The research team reports a connection between the unintentional fertilization and the low diversity of butterflies in Switzerland

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Cyber criminals target Indian users with a fake COVID-19 subsidy

The research team found multiple redirections between the links and the prizes are kept really attractive to lure laymen

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Study finds that immune system protein may defend against deadly intestinal disease in babies

The intestinal disease necrotizing enterocolitis is a leading cause of death among premature infants born in the US and across the globe

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#ThrowbackToday: The Ambani vs Ambani battle drew to a conclusion 16 years ago today. Or did it?

In today's #TBT, we rediscover how Reliance Industries was split down the middle after the death of its founder Dhirubhai Ambani and the very public spat that ensued between his two sons over it


  What the FAQ: How did Ronaldo's gesture cost Coca-Cola a huge drop in its market value?

All you need to know about Ronaldo's recent gesture and how it impacted the soft drinks company  

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Serum Institute of India to conduct clinical trials of Novavax for children

Upon regulatory approvals, Novavax remains on track to reach a manufacturing capacity of 100 million doses per month by the end of the third quarter and 150 million doses per month

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Pfizer's arthritis drug can cut death risk in severe COVID patients

However, it is important to note that tofacitinib has not been approved or authorised for use by any regulatory authority worldwide for the treatment of COVID-19

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Will common entrance for JNU, DU, JU compromise academic integrity? Here's what the teachers and students think

An entrance exam would mean boosting the coaching culture where the aim would be clearing the exam and not understand the subjects conceptually

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Video games can provide mental health support? Researchers at Lero, Ireland sure think so

The team at Lero, a world leader in connected-health research, said video games could be used where conventional therapies are not available because of cost or location

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T-Angel, T-Hub's redesigned funding programme to invest Rs 50 lakh to accelerate start-ups amid COVID

T-Angel is a 45-days acceleration programme for which 15-20 tech start-ups with leading-edge solutions in the various sectors will be shortlisted

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Nutritionist Vishakha Shivdasani's new book gives a six-point plan to fight COVID-19

The book has vital information on the symptoms, recovery and effects of contracting the virus and tips on how to build immunity

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Unbiased, time-bound but far from being fair: Experts on CBSE's alternative assessment formula 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will be adopting a 30:30:40 formula for evaluation of marks for class 12 students

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Psychologists urge parents to engage kids to prevent anxiety, depression during the pandemic

While the the first wave of the pandemic did not affect children much, during the second wave children in sizeable numbers were affected by the disease

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The new Delta variant infections double every 11 days in England, finds study

The findings come days after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a month-long delay to an end to lockdown restrictions

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TN Govt sets up public poll asking students how NEET-based admission affects them. Portal open till June 23

The TN government has set up a committee that has been entrusted with the responsibility to study the opinions submitted by students

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New study says COVID cases were detected in the US earlier than previously reported

They detected antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused COVID-19, using two different serology tests in nine participants' samples

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How Entrepreneurs of Kolkata came together to help the city breathe when it was being choked by COVID

With their initiative, Breathe Again, they are partnering with leading government and private hospitals or organisations to provide facilities like beds, oxygen cylinders and more

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Hospitals in Tamil Nadu report that Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children are on the rise

Reports from the Government Rajaji Medical College Hospital, Madurai indicates that 37 children under the age of 13 were treated for MIS-C with zero casualties during the two waves of the pandemic

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IIT Madras launches national network for Memory Studies, aims to study the Indian landscape of memory studies 

INMS will coordinate complex engagements with memory from different institutes including cultural studies centres as well as neuroscience laboratories and industry research on AI and related field

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Jammu and Kashmir government to reach out to 50,000 students for financial assistance

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during his visits to various villages in the third phase of 'Back To Village' programme had underscored the need to involve youth in the developmental process

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Anti-inflammation drugs may be able to treat COVID-19 complications in children, finds study

The illness generally occurs two to six weeks after the infection. It affects children of all ages but is more common in older children and teenagers

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Power Minister announces that committees will be formed on energy efficiency, low carbon technologies

The minister said a concerted push for renewables is already underway and a detailed action plan will be developed to identify potential areas where action will be necessary

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Bailed but not released: Delhi HC orders immediate release of student activists two days after granting bail

The three student activists were not released from the jail on time citing lack of verification details of their addresses and sureties

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Jharkhand Shocker: Four arrested for sexual abuse of minor girls at a shelter home

A statement issued by Jamshedpur city superintendent of police (SP) Subhash Chandra Jat, said that the police have arrested the manager of Mother Teresa Welfare trust among others

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MK Stalin to meet PM Modi today to ask for more COVID-19 vaccines

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today and request more COVID vaccines

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This is how CBSE Class XII students will be evaluated in 2021

According to the formula, the internal marks that a student receives based on their Class XII evaluation holds only 40 per cent weightage

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Decision on state board exam cancellation on Monday. CBSE exam cancellation won't be rolled back, says SC

The bench consisted of justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari. This was based on petitions by advocates Mamta Sharma and Anubha Shrivastava Sahai

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Karnataka HC refuses to interfere with central govt's decision to postpone NEET

The court said the decision of the Union government to postpone NEET could not be faulted

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DSEU to set up skill development centres near slum clusters

At these centres, urban disadvantaged youths will be trained under a sustainable livelihood programme

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Researchers study why short-sightedness is increasing in children

Globally, it's projected that by 2050 half of the world's population will be myopic

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#ThrowbackToday: Even after 63 years, Things Fall Apart contines to be the archetypal African novel

In today's #TBT, we tell you why Things Fall Apart was an important novel back when it was published, how it continues to retain the top spot today and will retain its position long, long after 

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Aditya Birla World Academy students game, set, match for future after graduation ceremony

Conducted virtually owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held on June 11 with Sania Mirza as the keynote speaker and chief guest

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Focus should be on repairing and preparing health infrastructure for future challenges: PM Modi

"Over the past year, we have witnessed a lot of disruption in different sectors. Much of it is still there," Modi said at the VivaTech Summit

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Microsoft to help small businesses in Coimbatore improve their operations, business efficiency

This cloud platform ensures business continuity by connecting sales, service, finance, and operations teams to help SMBs transform faster and deliver better results

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This social media platform is exclusively for kids to meet and learn from each other

This social media platform called Hashup has several interest groups where children can take lessons, do activities together  and also make new friends

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Cabinet approves proposal to roll out 'Deep Ocean Mission' to explore the ocean and develop sea technology

The estimated cost of the mission for a period of five years will be Rs 4,077 crore and it will be implemented in a phase-wise manner, according to an official statement

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Universities in Uttar Pradesh to adopt children who lost their parents to COVID-19

For COVID orphans, a free education facility will be provided in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya and Atal residential schools. Under the Abhyudaya Yojana, laptops and tablets will also be provided 

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Centre to launch crash course for COVID-19 frontline workers around 26 states on June 18

Organised at 11 am via video conferencing, the launch will commence the programme in 111 training centres spread over 26 states, followed by the Prime Minister's address

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Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University and Pune-based non-profit to set up skilling centres in slum clusters 

The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University signed an agreement with Lighthouse Communities Foundation, a non-profit, in this regard at a virtual event, which was hosted by the varsity

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I invite the world to invest in India: PM asks Indian start-ups to 'repair and prepare'

Stating that India's strides in the world of tech and start-up are well-known, he said the country is home to one of the world's largest start-up ecosystems and several unicorns have come up in recen

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Pledge to make yoga an integral part life: UGC asks HEIs to celebrate Yoga Day online

UGC also encouraged students, faculty members, officers, and staff of the universities and colleges to take an online pledge to make yoga an integral part of their life

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Two COVID-19 vaccines for young children show promise in early trials: Study

The research, published on Tuesday in the journal Science Immunology, suggests that vaccines for young children are likely important, safe tools to curtail the pandemic

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Needed a name that reflected how important Malayalam is to me: Who is Instagram's anonymous Ezhuthachan? 

Ezhuthachan is an anonymous writer who writes short poetry, musings and stories about the little things in life that all people have in common when it comes to life, friendship or failure

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Meet the Bengaluru 'radio man' who's teaching thousands of students about ham radio, Morse code 

Thought that radio comms were obsolete in the age of the smartphone? Well, next time there's a disaster, you should know who may just end up saving lives

The main aim behind the device was immediate problem solving

This Kerala start-up's negative ion zapper can make large spaces free of the Coronavirus

Alappuzha-based start-up Allabout has created India's first large-scale negative ion-based air conditioning device to kill the COVID virus through a period of intensive research

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IIT Roorkee launches new design department with two post-graduate courses

The new department will also be instrumental in creating a Documentation and Archival Repository of Design Innovation Practices

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Own an iPhone? Here's what the new WhatsApp update for iOS is all about

When this feature is available, the user will need to go to WhatsApp Settings, Privacy, and then toggle on the Disappearing Mode function

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Only vaccinated staff, students who were helping nearby villages, says IIT Gandhinagar about controversial vax drive

Vaccination for people below the age of 45 hadn't opened up in India at that time and so, this incident had raised a lot of hue and cry back then

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Start UG courses ASAP as per the NEP framework: Karnataka Minister Dr C N Ashwathnarayan

The universities have been asked to start planning their academic year and the method of teaching subjects as per the National Education Policy framework

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Meet Sandeep Das, the PhD scholar who popularised the purple 'Mahabali' frog in Kerala

Sandeep Das is pursuing his PhD in amphibians and reptiles. His aim is to bring attention to those animals that are often overlooked by speaking about what sets them apart

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OBC body to launch protest in Nashik demanding clarity on reservations from June 17

The organisation said it will stage 'OBC Aarakshan Bachao Aakrosh Morcha' in Nashik district from Thursday

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Centre provided more than 27 crore COVID vaccine doses to the states and UTs: MoHFW

According to Union Health Ministry, more than 1,82,86,208 COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered

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How well-being enables countries to better absorb pandemic impact: Study

The SEDA analysis finds that countries with improved ability to convert wealth into wellbeing saw a smaller drop in their 2020 real GDP growth rate

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Twitter loses status of intermediary platform in India. What does it mean for you?

As a result of the development, the company has lost its legal shield in the country from prosecution over posts

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Tinder launches in-app vaccine advocacy initiative to encourage Gen Z members to get the jab

Apart from its newly launched in-app vaccine advocacy initiatives, Tinder has been working with local partners such as India Vaccine Project on ground, to spread vaccine awareness

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Mizoram Board of School Education to declare Class 12 results on Friday. Here's all you need to know

Students can also enquire about their results to the concerned officials either through phone call or sending a message on WhatsApp

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CBCID arrests self-proclaimed godman Shiv Sankar Baba accused of sexually harassing minor students from Chennai school

Baba, who was booked under the POCSO act, was accused of sexually harassing the alumni of the Sushil Hari International Residential School when they were students and minors

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This wearable ventilation system for PPEs developed by an engineering student will make life easier for frontline workers

Called the Cov-Tech Ventilation System, it can be attached to any kind of PPE kit and can be worn between 6-8 hours. We find out more

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Delhi Govt to train 5,000 youths as health assistants to combat possible third COVID wave

The Delhi Chief Minister stated that as many as 5,000 youths would be trained by Indraprastha University for two weeks each

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New AI model could help predict viruses that are likely to spread from animals to humans

Nearly all viruses use glycans as their first contact with our cells in the process of infection, including our current menace SARS-CoV-2

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Twitter under fire after IT Ministry says it failed to comply with new guidelines

In a series of tweets, the minister came down hard on the platform over its reluctance to comply with the new norms

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What the FAQ? What is the Delta Plus variant of COVID? Should we be concerned?

In today's What the FAQ, we talk about the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 in detail and how severe it is

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Research finds Moderna, protein-based COVID jabs safe for use in kids, offers strong immunity response

The research, published in the journal Science Immunology, suggests that vaccines for young children are likely important, safe tools to curtail the pandemic

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Study by Yale researchers find that exposure to common cold can help combat COVID-19 infection

The study by Yale researchers found that the common respiratory virus jump-starts the activity of interferon-stimulated genes, early-response molecules in the immune system

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Schools across UP to reopen on July 1 for teachers and staff

Schools have been asked to finish the tasks under 'Operation Kayakalp', which aims at providing basic facilities like toilets, boundary walls, drinking water and other amenities

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Five youngsters from AP are manufacturing briquettes from agro waste to make the world a better place

Briquettes are biofuels that leave behind organic residue and, all in all, are much better for the environment when compared to coal or petrol. This is why five people put their trust behind it

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Wood and illustration come together beautifully in these creations by a 28-year-old from Vizag

The Paper Garden, run by Soundarya Gottapu, will become your go-to place for cute wooden decor pieces the minute you check out their stop. 'Wood' you like to take a walk in Soundarya's Paper Garden?

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This organisation has been supporting the education of kids who've felt the trauma of farmer suicides in rural Telangana

Kisan Bandhu works really hard to thoroughly verify and then completely support those grief-stricken families who have seen farmer suicide and are now bereft without hope. This is how they do it

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Led by a 26-year-old, this advocacy group based out of Vizag is making citizens active again

CitySpeaks and its founder, Srilekha Ati, strongly believe that citizens want to be active but aren't sure of how to exactly go about it. So this organisation helps them channelise their energy...

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JNU students arrested in connection with Delhi riots to walk out of jail after a year 

According to official sources, the Delhi Police is likely to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court order granting them bail on Tuesday

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Two 20-year-olds from Rourkela have decided to make digitising restaurants their mission

And, they are going to do it for free in the year 2021. This is how the cookie crumbles at TechnoCrat, the latest FoodTech start-up to emerge out of Odisha. We find out more about it

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What do corals and human bones have in common? Read about this US-based researcher's work to find out

Manju Mummadisetti has a thing for studying proteins which has led her down several fascinating corridors of science. Her latest attempt at studying corals has been lauded. We find out more about it

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Keep the positive vibes coming to banish all COVID-induced gloom 

They might have started off as safety regulations but actions like washing our hands often and wearing a mask have turned into habits at this point. We probably don’t even need reminders for that

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How law education prepares you for whatever lies ahead, within or outside the field 

The vast syllabus and standards of pursuing law academically demand constant efforts and involvement in the learning process on behalf of the students that can make them a winner in this field

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NSUI urges Goa govt to conduct final year exams of polytechnioc students in online mode

The NSUI has warned the state government of 'gherao' at the chief minister's residence if the decision was not taken in the interest of diploma students 

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Logistics to deliver essentials should have been like FedEx, Amazon: Ved Arya at TNIE's COVID Think Tank

Ved Arya was speaking at The New Indian Express' online event COVID Think Tank on the topic The cost of lockdown: What could we have done?

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#ThrowbackToday: When Bhutan kicked the butt for good a decade ago today

In today's #TBT, we look back on the ban that Bhutan levied on tobacco and its products and how the Buddhist kingdom was hailed internationally for it. Also, here's the latest updated on the ban

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Andhra Govt announces all degree colleges in the state will offer courses in English from the academic year 2021-22

According to the state government, out of the 2.62 lakh students who took admission in degree colleges in 2020-21, 65,981 students enrolled as Telugu medium students

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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, a portal backed by a slew of volunteers that is helping Hyderabadis find verified resources for beds, mental health consellors and more