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Bharata Mata: Here's how these 16 female musicians created a music video for Republic Day during lockdown

The music video, an all-women music production celebrating Republic Day, is being released on Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Here's more about the women behind the project

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Dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times, finds new study

A new study, just published in Scientific Reports, has provided surprising results about how quickly the gifted dogs can learn new words

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Children of depressed mothers are most at risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, new study suggests

The research suggested that this link may be explained by loneliness, potentially opening new ways for youth suicide prevention

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AMU buries time capsule containing documents carrying 100-year history of institution

During an online function on the 72nd Republic Day, AMU VC Professor Tariq Mansoor said this is a historic occasion since preservation of historical documents is of critical importance

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Happy childhood may lower drinking, substance abuse risk among teens, finds new study

The findings, published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory, indicated that positive attitudes towards the past, present and future put adolescents at lower risk of alcohol use

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I went to a convocation in person after a year and a pandemic. This is what I realised 

While the world is getting back to the old normal, events are slowly getting back on their feet. We attended an in-person convocation to find out how things have changed or not

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Why Rajah Muthiah Medical College's students have been protesting for the last 50 days through hell and lack of water

  The fees that RMMCH is charging is 30-fold higher than other Tamil Nadu medical colleges and three-fold higher than private self-financing medical colleges, the students claim

Lt Col Sada Peter at Dinjan Airbase Eastern Assam in 1996

Rewinding on R-Day: What every youngster who wants to join the Armed Forces can learn from this Kargil vet

On Republic Day, 22 years later, Lt Col Peter still speaks about his time in the Army and his experiences in Kargil war like it was yesterday, recollecting even the smallest details accurately

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UNSC unable to address complex issues of international peace, security as it lacks inclusivity: India

India, along with Brazil, Japan and Germany are pressing for urgent reform of the UN Security Council and for a permanent seat in the reformed 15-member top organ of the world body

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Researchers develop a breakthrough design that vastly improves overall blood flow through heart valves

The new research coming out of UBC's Okanagan campus may take the current 'gold standard' for heart valves to a new level of reliability

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Students of four ITIs in Odisha will be trained in all things drones, thanks to this Ahmedabad-based start-up

IG Drones will be training students of four Industrial Training Institutes in Odisha so that they are ready to make and operate drones and this, in turn, will benefit the students in terms of career

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Take a leaf out of the book of this 27-year-old field recordist and pay attention to the sounds around you

Suraj Samal is all about sound, whether it's recording, editing or mixing it. We lend him our ears so that he can tell us about his journey of how he found his calling as a field recordist 
 

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UP to get its first sports university in Meerut, to be built at cost of Rs 700 crores

The sports university will be built at an approximate cost of Rs 700 crores and will come up in the Salawa village in Sardhana tehsil of Meerut district

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Air pollution can increase risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss: Study

The researchers, including those from the University College London, UK, noted that AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among the over 50s in high-income countries

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What's in a name you ask? This is how Chezuba, the Hyderabad-based global volunteering platform, came to be in letter and spirit

This global volunteering platform braved many odds, including COVID, to continue doing what they do. And now, the three co-founders who are at the helm of things, have even bigger plans for the portal

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Despite tests, instances of in-flight transmission of novel coronavirus likely, says study

In the study, the scientists, including those from the University of Otago in New Zealand, assessed information about the journeys of the passengers, their disease progression, and virus genomic data

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If you follow this 28-year-old Instagrammer from Hyderabad, he promises to keep you entertained. Here's how

Vividh Ashok knows content and finally, he is putting in all his knowledge into creating content for himself. And for Vividh, Instagram is his playground where he is currently reigning supreme...

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Actor Akshay Kumar launches mobile action game 'Fearless and United Guards' (FAU-G) on R-Day

The initial episode of the game is based in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh and the rest of the episodes will be set in other Indian battlegrounds

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HBO Max planning to develop live-action series based Harry Potter book series

The series was previously made into a blockbuster film franchise led by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

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Female students from Delhi govt schools perform 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' dance at R-Day parade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the "Fit India Movement" on the occasion of National Sports Day on August 29, 2019

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Ditch Netflix and Amazon Prime because this platform showcases the choicest indie films you need to watch now!

Anantha Perumal and Amrita Sekhar founded India Cinema House to showcase the best of indie cinema and virtually engage the audience with it. This is why you need to check out this cool portal ASAP! 

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What the FAQ: Union Budget to go paperless this year, where and how to download mobile app to access budget documents?

The mobile app will provide complete access to all budget documents in the upcoming Union Budget 2021-22, to be held on February 1, 2021  

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Odisha changes Class 12 exam pattern: 50 per cent questions to be MCQ

As per the decision, each paper will have 50 per cent (pc) multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each

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Play area set up to attract kids to Gandhi Museum in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Lily Grace, who inaugurated the play area, said that knowing the history plays a significant role in choosing the future leaders

Dhulo is Tathagata's fourth project. His first short film Doitto, now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar (Pic: Tathagata Ghosh)

This Kolkata filmmaker will be featured at the Berlin International Film Festival. Here's why you should check out his work

Every year, around 200 filmmakers from 65 countries are featured at the Berlin International Film Festival. This year, Kolkata's Tathagata Ghosh is one of them

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Artists who painted Indian-Singaporean mural feel art helps us recognise other cultures

Created by Indian Gond artist Bhajju Shyam and Singaporean artist Sam Lo for Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and St+art India Foundation (St+art), the collaborative artwork in Little India, Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to the martyrs at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Republic Day, in New Delhi (Pic: PTI)

COVID-19 dampens Republic Day children's spirit, not allowed to Rajpath celebrations

Few schools had organised online essay writing competitions on Republic Day and activities such as flag colouring for primary classes

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How Chokka Rao has kept visually-challenged youth in Nalgonda from the darkness for 25 years now

The visually-challenged don't need your sympathy. They need education and empathy. Give them that and they will change the world as we know it today, says Nalgonda School for the Blind's Chokka Rao

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This is how students came out on Republic Day to welcome farmers' 'peaceful' #TractorParade to Delhi

A Facebook group, Students for Farmers, which was formed to support the farmers' rally, gathered at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar to support the Tractor Parade

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Tamil Nadu might reduce Class 10, 12 syllabus further due to students' poor show in assessment test

After syllabus deduction, extra classes will be organised in government schools to help students before the board exams

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He has a dream: This 22-year-old raised funds to live his dream of pursuing music at AR Rahman's KM Music Conservatory

K Suryam's passion for music motivated him to raise funds to study at AR Rahman's KM Music Conservatory. Here's the story behind how this Hyderabad-based musician managed to raise funds for it... 

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The scientific tales that this lecturer from Hyderabad spins for children are fun, fact-based and fresh

Hyderabad-based Rohini Chintha's mastery over both Science and storytelling makes her particularly popular with inquisitive children. This is how she comes up with intriguing and interesting stories 

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In a first, Facebook to let researchers access election ad data from February 1

Facebook will let researchers access the targeting information for more than 1.3 million social issues, electoral and political ads through the Facebook Open Research and Transparency platform

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This eleven-year-old boy received his 35th national award in a row

Vyom Ahuja holds 28 records in the field of music in the India Book of Records

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Drink, drug risk lower among optimistic pupils with 'happy' childhood memories: Study

Teenagers with happy childhood memories are likely to drink less, consume fewer drugs and enjoy learning, the study said

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Twitter launches community-based programme Birdwatch, asks users to fact-check tweets

Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading, and write notes that provide informative context

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#ThrowBackToday: Remembering the horrific Bhuj earthquake that tore through Gujarat  

In today's #TBT, we mourn the loss and injuries of all those people whose lives were put on hold, or stopped altogether, because of this earthquake. Also remembering the cartoonist R K Laxman...

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Why DU's Lady Shri Ram College does not want to recognise its SFI unit

The students who recognise themselves as the LSR unit of SFI said that the notification is incorrect on two counts

Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM urges union ministers of the state, Odisha HC judges to adopt schools

Patnaik has written a letter to all including the state ministers requesting to adopt the school in which they had studied or any school of their choice under the programme

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Extra chance for UPSC aspirants disrupts level playing field: Central Government to SC

It added that accommodating the present petitioners would create a cascading effect detrimental to the overall functioning and level playing field necessary to be provided in any examination

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Despite hostels, classes getting shut, FIR threats, Rajah Muthiah Medical College students refuse to call off protest

One reason the students are saying the administration’s decision to close down the hostels is unfair is because they have already paid one year’s hostel fees

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Aim to dispel stigma, normalise conversations around autistic children: Director Shreedhar BS on 'In Our World'

Shreedhar said he initially wanted to understand the impact of music on special children when the piano teacher of his kids mentioned about teaching music to special children

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IIT Mandi proposes sampling techniques for accurate insights in real-world high dimensional datasets

To address these challenges, the researchers have come up with simple techniques for two fundamental unsupervised learning tasks -- Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction

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The examination of life begins now: Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala at Crescent's 'physical' Convocation

A total of 1865 graduated, out of which only 71 received their degrees in person and the others attended the convocation online

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Twitter launches new emoji based on the IAF fly past to celebrate India's 72nd Republic Day 

The emoji will be live until 30 January and will be available in English as well as ten Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, Punjabi. Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati

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Dalit girl in Odisha works as MGNREGA labourer to pay off engineering college dues, get diploma

Loji Behera of Goradapidha village under Pipili block in Puri district is working as an MGNREGA labourer to earn money so that she can pay her college dues of Rs 25,000 to obtain the certificate

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Republic Day: Tableaux in Bihar to give message of online education

A tableau based on the theme 'Aatmanirbhar Bihar' would also be displayed by the industrial department and the Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan, showing the future of Bihar

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Karnataka CM takes to Twitter to congratulate PM Bal Puraskar awardees from the state

Rakesh Krishna from Bannur in Puttur taluk and 10-year-old Veer V Kashyap, from Bengaluru, are among the nine children to receive the award under the Innovation category

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TN teachers exam centres for Class 10,12 students within their own school campuses due to pandemic

The Tamil Nadu Teachers’ Association has requested the government to not force students to travel long distances to exam centres

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Tourism Minister marks National Tourism Day by announcing a new IISM campus at Kargil

The announcement will give a much-needed boost to the youngsters as they were looking to get the government's support for equipment and dedicated coaches

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PM Modi interacts with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees via video conferencing

A total of 32 applicants from across the country, under different categories of Bal Shakti Puraskar, have been selected for PMRBP-2021

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Maharashtra BJP leader demands nationwide census of OBC communities

The former Parli MLA had, on Sunday, tweeted in Hindi demanding an OBC census stating that he would raise the issue with the centre

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Over 72 per cent of shops near educational institutes display cigarettes, tobacco products: Survey

A total of 1,011 educational institutions were investigated for this study using a mobile app in 25 cities across 10 states by two public health groups

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What the FAQ: Why do we celebrate Republic Day on Jan 26, what will be different this year?

With the farmers' rally set to enter Delhi on Republic Day, the ongoing pandemic crisis, we explain how the celebrations will be different this year

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HC imposes Rs 25K fine on Delhi Municipality for not requisitioning special educators in schools

The high court was hearing a contempt petition by the NGO Social Jurist against the Delhi government, DSSSB and MCDs to ensure zero teacher vacancy in schools

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Elon Musk's SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites from one rocket, sets record

The SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sent a mix of shoebox-sized CubeSats and much heavier micro-satellites to a 326-mile-high polar orbit

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NSUI holds tractor rally in Amritsar in support of protesting farmers

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws

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CBSE's affiliation system to go completely digital, detailed guidelines yet to be released

The CBSE has also revised timelines for the application process as per the restructured system. The new restructured system will come into effect from March 1

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India among top 10 hit in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021: Germanwatch

Eight of the 10 countries most affected between 2000 and 2019 are developing countries with low or lower middle income per capita. India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in 2019

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PM Modi on Nation Voters Day: Youth must be made aware of voter registration

The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximise enrolment, especially for the new voters

Yogesh Maitreya

Hit by the pandemic, independent publication house producing Dalit-Bahujan literature is looking for seed funding  

In the last four years, Panther's Paw has brought out nine books - this includes translated works of Dalit writers, poetry, prose and essays  

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Bombay HC says groping child without skin to skin contact does not constitute sexual assault 

The appellant was acquitted of sexual assault, but sentenced to imprisonment for one year and asked to pay a fine of Rs 500

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India reports 13,203 new COVID-19 cases, 131 deaths in the past 24 hours

On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year

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UN Secretary General Guterres calls for efforts to promote education for all

Gutteres urged everyone to step up efforts to re-imagine education, training teachers, bridging the digital divide and rethinking curricula

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Government to set up hostels for children of migrants in Prakasam, AP

The government will provide Rs 1,000 per student to the Self Help Groups and they, in turn, should provide breakfast and dinner to the hostel inmates

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Aligarh Muslim University will bury time capsule recording its history on R-Day

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will bury a time capsule, recording the evolution of the varsity over the last 100 years of its existence on Republic Day

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Patients with inactive cancer at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness: Study

Reports have established an increased risk of severe disease and death for sick or hospitalised cancer patients with COVID-19 compared to patients without cancer

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#ThrowBackToday: When the movie 101 Dalmatians premiered on the big screen, delighting one and all

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when the film 101 Dalmations released and how it became a hit worldwide. Also remembering the English novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf. Read on... 

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Raja Muthiah Medical College admin warns parents, threaten to file FIR against protesting students

The Tamil Nadu Medical Students Association has reacted angrily to the decision to close down and also the administration’s decision to send their parents these letters

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Economy recovering gradually but several sectors hit massively: Economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Ahluwalia says that he’s not sure if the economy is having a ‘V’ shaped recovery but we are climbing back up

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No distinction today in classroom teaching, online or distance education: Bhushan Patwardhan

The UGC Vice-Chairman was a panellist on the second day at FLAME University's Purpose Summit 2021 on a discussion about online education

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COVID-19 should serve as eye-opener for govt to increase allocation for health sector

Sitharaman had allocated Rs 69,000 crore or 1.28 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for health in the last fiscal

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Maha govt's decision to reopen schools welcomed by parents, especially in rural areas

A Headmaster, from a Zilla Parishad School, Dighol Deshpande village, said online education was an alternative option but the mode has failed in rural areas and even smart kids were lagging behind

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UP CM to launch ambitious, state-wide, free coaching facility programme for competitive exams

The CM made the promise while grappling with the challenge of bringing back to UP over 30,000 students from Kota in Rajasthan where they had been undergoing coaching 

Yash Aradhya, Motorsport racer

Meet Yash Aradhya, a Bengaluru Formula 4 racer and a recipient of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

No dream is ever too small and no dream is ever too big for Yash Aradhya, a Formula 4 racer and a Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardee. He aspires to be a Formula 1 racer soon 

Adarsh Ramesh along with his team members of ReachOut. It includes college students mainly

This NGO run by Mysuru college students works for every social cause and this year, it is plastic 

Adarsh Ramesh from Mysuru started ReachOut, an organisation that is completely run by students for the betterment of society. He also runs Desi Adda to promote handicrafts made by artisans 

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Book drives, free library memberships: How these government officials are making sure that more rural Karantaka children read books

We must spread knowledge by donating books to rural kids, believes Priyanka Mary Francis. Rashmi Patil speaks to the Commissioner of Panchayat Raj to know more about their book collection drive 

Poornima Laxmeshwar, Poet from Bengaluru

Why this Bengaluru poet feels there should be more platforms for poetry in regional languages

Poornima Laxmeshwar, a poet from Bengaluru speaks about getting her poems published in famous e-journals, literary websites and why regional poetry must be given the importance 

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1,43,929 scholarships offered to students by govt on UP's 71st Foundation Day

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, "I extend my hearty greetings to all the 24 crore people of Uttar Pradesh" on the foundation day

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Vaccinated people may still transmit COVID-19, warns England's chief medic 

His warning comes as the UK registered another high daily death toll from the virus of 1,348 this weekend, taking the country's total to 97,329

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COVID-19: Pakistan authorises emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

The regulatory authority held a meeting on Friday during which it gave emergency use authorisation to the Russain COVID-19 vaccine, The News International reported

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India's COVID-19 active caseload shrinks to 1.84 lakh

With 15,948 recovered cases in the last 24 hours, a net decline of 1,254 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours

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A novel study suggests teachers work harder than other professionals

The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal 'Oxford Review of Education', authored by researchers from UCL

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Here's how to develop the art of good handwriting

If you have ever received a comment about your 'bad' handwriting, fret not, chances are that it might not be you but the pen that you used

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18 book covers in Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize longlist

The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has announced its longlist for the sixth edition at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021

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National Girl Child Day: Union ministers, celebrities share photos with daughters on social media 

India celebrates the National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, on January 24 every year

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CBSE restructures affiliation system for schools, process to be completely digital with least human interaction

The new system, which will come into effect from March 1, has been restructured as per various recommendations for systemic reforms laid down in the new National Education Policy (NEP)

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Playing CM's part, 24-year-old Uttarakhand girl to review government functioning on National Girl Child Day

Different state departments will give their detailed presentations before her, informed Uttarakhand Child Protection Commission

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Telangana to reopen secondary schools from February 1, SSC exams to be held from May 17

According to a memo issued by the Telangana School Education Department on Saturday, the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in Telangana will be held from May 17 to 26

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COVID-19: One million doses of vaccine administered in just six days, says Health Ministry

The total recovered cases have surged to 10,316,786, the ministry said adding 84.30 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs

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Action planned against AP colleges offering coaching for competitive exams without permission

These colleges are allowed to offer intermediate courses and cannot coach students for competitive examinations like EAMCET or the IIT in the absence of requisite permission

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Budget 2021: Government may announce dedicated policy for toys sector to boost domestic manufacturing

The toys industry in India is primarily in the unorganised sector, comprising about 4,000 small and medium enterprises

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This Rajasthan constable has transformed the lives of over 500 slum children through his school

Dharamveer Jakhar, a police constable in Rajasthan has been teaching the kids regularly for an hour every day since January 2016 in Aapni Pathshala, a school started by him

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Five minor children rescued by Railway Protection Force from Guwahati Railway station

A woman constable noticed a lone minor girl entering into the station through the main entrance gate in a distressed condition

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Govt takes initiative to share India's new education policy with the world

Under the new education policy, the Union Ministry of Education is planning to extend the same kind of Indian education to other countries as well

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Study finds that immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may evolve to fight coronavirus variants

The research noted that antibodies are produced by immune cells that keep evolving due to continued exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut tissue

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#ThrowBackToday: Remembering Churchill on his death anniversary for all that he was, a wartime leader and a racist

In today's #TBT, we talk about the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who was credited for leading the way through WWII. But he was also a deeply flawed leader and we tell you all about him

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How hybrid learning can make way for more in-depth discussions in classes in a post-pandemic world 

The pandemic has taught the teachers digital skills and that will nor just disappear, said the panelists

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As long as democracy is alive, journalism lives: Faye D'Souza

The Flame University Purpose Summit is being conducted for the first time this year over a span of two days — Jan 23 and 24. Faye D'Souza, Gagan Narang and Rahul Ram were at a panel discussion