Doungel, who is fondly known as Len in the dressing room, went on to stay in that village for two-and-a-half weeks, in order to impart his footballing knowledge to the local kids (Pic: IANS)

Training kids of Manipur's Kuki tribe, Len Doungel finds 'rich hearts' at early morning practice

For the 26-year-old winger, this was an opportunity to get back to his roots and connect with people from the Kuki tribe, who still live in the traditional manner

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Released Rs 98.35 cr to NrDMC for 9000 teachers' salary, Delhi govt tells HC 

While initiating the PIL on June 26, the bench had remarked that teachers deployed on COVID-19 duty can be equated to corona warriors and was displeased that their salaries have not been paid

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Meet the 22-year-old from Assam who is recreating Disney princesses draped in a traditional mekhela chador

Rashni Konwar from Assam is a one-woman army! She shoots, dresses up, does her own make-up and creates versions of famous Disney princesses in traditional Assamese attire. Here's how

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We cannot give our lives for an exam: Why students went to SC to get NEET postponed by at least a month

Their major concern is that not only will they contract the disease themselves but they will also infect their parents and senior citizens at home

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COVID-19 vaccine out in Russia and it apparently works! Vladimir Putin's daughter gets a shot

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in December last year, various countries have been racing against time to bring the Coronavirus vaccine

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Are the EIA feedback email IDs at MoEF not working? Here's how you can mail your thoughts successfully

Various student groups across the country have been conducting email and twitter campaigns against the new draft EIA

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Artificial Intelligence can improve CT screening to identify patients infected with the Coronavirus

The research team is working to identify the visual features of Coronavirus-related pneumonia through analysis of 3D data from CT scans

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Only 33 percent parents support reopening of schools on September 1, survey finds

13 per cent said they cannot afford to take chances with children given the risk and unknowns related to Covid-19, while 1 per cent said there is a serious risk with seniors in the family

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NEP fails to address improvement of public education, focus only on private institutes: Sisodia

Sisodia also came down heavily on the proposal of a common entrance exam for universities to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)

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Daily mouthwash may cut COVID transmission risk, can 'inactivate' virus spread: Study

According to the study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, high viral loads can be detected in the oral cavity and throat of some Covid-19 patients

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With a spike of 53,601 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 22,68,676

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far

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UP school topper,  Babson college student dies in accident, after allegedly trying to escape eve-teasing

The victim, Sudiksha Bhati, was in India for vacations and was supposed to return to the US on August 20. The 19-year-old was on her way to Bulandshahr on a two-wheeler

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Four shoolmates go missing together in Pettimudi landslide, parents swept away

On Thursday, the four were together in embracing disaster as well, as a landslide struck their settlement in Pettimudi

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Hindi is not the threat, English is: BJP MP Rakesh Sinha on three-language policy of the NEP

The government is not against English but that does not mean that it will be imposed right from the time a child is born, said BJP MP Rakesh Sinha

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13 Reasons Why this activist is urging the Tamil Nadu govt to oppose NEP 2020

The activist has written to Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy as to why he believes the NEP is ‘unconstitutional’ and why TN would be undoing a lot of its progress by implementing it

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SSLC results: Karnataka records 71.80 pass percentage during COVID-hit exams, Chikkaballapur tops list

Like every year, the pass percentage of girls is more than boys. While it is 77.74 pass percentage among girls, 66.41 pass percentage is among boys. Suresh Kumar S announced these results today

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This is a cruel decision: What's next for the contract workers of this DU hostel laid off during COVID

A total of 16 workers were sacked together on August 3. They have been given a notice period of a month but that too does not help in getting a job during a pandemic

Kaushik Acharya, SSLC student who wrote exams using his toes

Karnataka boy who wrote exams using his toes has scored 67.84 per cent in SSLC

Kaushik Acharya's hands are not fully grown and therefore he was taught to use his feet to write or draw when he was only three years old. This is how and why he refused to use a scribe  

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Why I believe the NEP’s move to teach in one's mother tongue up to Grade 5 should be welcomed

The NEP’s move to the medium of instruction up to grade 5 in the mother tongue or local language is a true game-changer. Here’s why this is important

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How Indore-based ClassMonitor is helping parents teach preschoolers better using DIY learning kits

ClassMonitor's learning kits blend traditional teaching methods with advanced and modern technology to aid a child's transition from preschool to formal schooling

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Of 2 min phone calls and three birthdays in prison: What keeps professor Shoma Sen going

Accused in the Elgar Parishad Bhima Koregaon case, Shoma Sen recently celebrated her third consecutive birthday in prison

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Nagaland to distribute pen drives loaded with study materials among rural students

The department has also asked the teachers posted in the rural areas to assist the students in studies as they face problems in accessing online education

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Here's why #NTAPostponeNEET_JEE is now trending on Twitter. And here's what people are saying

Students, parents, activists and concerned netizens have started using the hashtag to urge the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and the National Testing Agency to postpone NEET and JEE

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UK Government trying to reassure public over planned school reopenings in September

Schools are set to reopen fully in England in September, prompting questions over whether other parts of society may need to close to lower coronavirus risk levels

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COVID-19 wreaks havoc with global Class of 2020's hopes of landing first jobs

COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs - important for jumpstarting careers - as employers cut back graduate recruiting plans

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This Kerala youth, from a family of theyyam artists, cleared UPSC in 2018 and 2019 because he wanted a 'better rank'

Vivek KV who hails from Kannur now hopes to make it to the IAS. He was previously working with the railways and began tutoring UPSC aspirants while writing the exam himself

Delhi University

DU online open-book exams begin, students complain about difficulty in uploading answer sheets

While scanning some pages may be blurred and it would be difficult to read them carefully and it would be more difficult to connect to the next page, said one of the students

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Why this inspirational rap anthem about Dharavi's fight against COVID-19 is what you need to listen to now!

Featuring masked rappers, the powerful track talks about how Dharavi – Asia’s largest slum made history by flattening the COVID-19 curve while urging the country to unite and face the pandemic

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Delhi HC issues notice on PIL claiming UPSC applicants from disabled-category were not given adequate reservation

The petition, filed by a registered society for disabled - Sambhavana, said that the notice for direct recruitment to 24 civil services neglects the mandatory minimum reservation for the disabled

Manish Sisodia

Efforts on to locate 15 pc of students who are registered in govt school but untraceable since lockdown: Sisodia

Issuing a set of guidelines, the ministry had also directed the states to prepare a database of children who have left the local area for their homes in other states or other parts of the same state

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Delhi HC turns down plea to take CLAT from home after exam gets postponed

The petitioner, seeking to pursue a masters degree course in law, should withdraw the plea and file a fresh one, if required, when the new dates are announced, NLU said

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Tamil Nadu CM directs authorities to bring back bodies of drowned medical students in Russia

The family of Manoj Anand had petitioned Palaniswami in Salem on Sunday requesting him to take steps to bring his body back to the country

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DU tells HC it has set up online portal for issuance of digital degree certificates for graduates

Regarding the other students, the DU officials told the court that the data of all the students who have graduated up till November, 2019 is already available with the varsity

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IIT Madras to start one-of-its-kind, full semester elective course on Biomimicry

A release from IIT-M today said biomimicry is the intersection of biology and engineering and one do not have to be either a biologist or an engineer to learn it

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Agra reports 38 fresh cases after B.Ed examinees flout COVID norms

Although elaborate sanitation and social distancing measures were announced, the examinees and their guardians largely ignored the safety norms. Many did not have masks

UGC

SC to hear pleas against UGC exam guidelines on August 14:  No exam, no degree, says Tushar Mehta

The UGC, on July 6, had released its set of guidelines which said that universities will have to complete their final examinations by September 30

COVID-19

India records 62,064 new corona cases, record over 1,000 deaths

On Sunday, the government tested 7,19,364 samples, which dipped to 4,77,023 on Monday. A total of 2,45,83,558 samples have been tested so far

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This B'luru NGO is helping millions of at-risk kids Dream a Dream. Here's how

The Bengaluru-based organisation started in 1999 and a decade into the process, they realised that the kids need a mentor, an adult to look up to

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After a four-month closure, schools reopen fully in Sri Lanka

Schools were re-opened for selected grades in July but were closed again after few days following the threat of a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus

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NEP-like policy will encourage entrepreneurship and investment in India: Aditya Berlia

The government needs to come up with newer and bolder reforms today and not wait for five or 10 years, said  Aditya Berlia, Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group

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FIR against Assam University prof for FB post on Ram and Modi. What was the 'joke' about? 

A case has been registered against the professor under Sections 295A,294 and 501 of the IPC. He says what is happening now has scared him

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Parents' food choices help develop child's food habits, says study

Food systems with calorie-dense and nutrient-poor meal offerings are a major factor contributing to global obesity and are a major challenge to parents of young children

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Delhi's school education board may start next year, won't be imposed on government schools

Dy CM Manish Sisodia said the board will be in sync with the reforms proposed in the new National Education Policy (NEP) and the focus will be on continuous evaluation and not year-end exams

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Schools in Gaza reopen after 5 months, students attend classes without masks, social distancing

With the virus at bay, 285,000 students at UN-run schools and some 277,000 pupils at public schools were headed back to school this week

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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund will help create job opportunities, modern facilities for sector: PM Modi

PM Modi also said that 350 agricultural start-ups related to food processing, AI, Internet of things, manufacturing of smart farming equipment and renewable energy have been provided

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Electric cookers can be used to sanitise N95 respirator masks, a new study reveals

The researchers hypothesised that dry heat might be a method to meet all three criteria - decontamination, filtration, and fit - without requiring special preparation

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BEd exams being held in UP with COVID-19 norms, social distancing in place at centres

In Prayagraj, the district administration allowed hotels, restaurants, sweet shops, fruits shops and general stores to remain open on Sunday in view of the BEd entrance exams

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Twitter, TikTok hold preliminary talks about a possible merger for the Chinese app's US operations

While Twitter declined to comment, a TikTok spokesperson told news organisations- the company does not comment on market rumours

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India may be moving away from COVID-19 exponential rise: Niti Aayog member

Paul said that the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was in the most populous cities, in the western half of the nation, where the pandemic originated

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Greek to you, Sanskrit to me: What do phrases like 'hot potato', 'bone of contention' mean?

An issue over which there is continuing disagreement is called a bone of contention.   NEP draft was the bone of contention during the past year and it continues to be controversial

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Canteen Fundas: Always prioritise what’s important to get things done on time

Pro Tip: Separate activities that are ‘important’ from ‘urgent’ and ‘unimportant’ activities. Do important activities first

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Are we taking off from Gurukuls to ‘Gharkuls’? Homeschooling might be the way to go

But a new element comes into the picture in the avatar of parents, especially the mothers. Their role earlier was to escort their kids to school and to occasionally take part in parent-teacher meeting

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No dearth of Acts for tribals in India, they just need to be implemented sensibly: Experts on E-Expressions

During the E-Expressions session on Conservation-based Tribal Development, experts stressed on the need for speed and sensibility in passing Rules to empower Tribal Acts without delay

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Crash site will always haunt me: How SFI student unionist Saneesh saved an air crash victim of Kozhikode air crash

Saneesh is a member of the SFI's student battalion. Along with his brother, he rushed an unnamed man to a nearby hospital, soon after the crash

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Technology will have an important role to play in getting GER to 50% by 2035: IIT-M Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi

The panel examined the new education policy and the role technology can play in it by bringing quality education to a wider audience of students
 

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This start-up's AI-powered software can find that elusive legal document that's 'lost' in India's judicial system

Anubhav Mishra started working on this idea when he was studying at VIT. Now, he is based out of New Delhi and is making sure that what they are doing is first of its kind in India

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Be the Marpu: How this Hyderabad youth's NGO served 16,000 meals during the COVID lockdown

Marpu Foundation is a Hyderabad-based organisation that believes in the transformational power of the youth and engages them to change the world. We find out about the various activities they do

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Classes in Chottu doses: How this NGO is getting at-risk children the classes they need during lockdown

Chottu Ki Education engages beggars, school dropouts and child labourers in one-year-long bridge courses that help them gain entry into mainstream education. We find out they go about doing this

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How this Warangal student is crowdsourcing textbooks for underprivileged kids and counselling them too

All Vikhil Prabha is doing is being the best helping hand he can be. He dreams of building a school and helping out kids in a small hamlet called Chenchugudem. This is how he going about doing it

Deepak Vasanth Sathe

Sathe was a great human being, excellent pilot: How friends and colleagues remember the pilot who died in the Kozhikode flight crash

Sathe lost his life along with 17 others on Friday night when his aircraft skidded off the table-top runway and plunged 35 feet down from the Kozhikode airpor

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Shocking! specially-abled girl who scored two marks gets 100 in Maths after re-evaluation

Surpriya's father who is also a Mathematics teacher has spent Rs 5,000 in the process of applying for re-evaluation for her Maths paper. They said, this should not happen for any other student

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Kozhikode air mishap: One-year-old Azam's maiden journey to Kerala turned out to be his last

One year old Azam was on his way from Dubai to Kerala and the relatives were waiting to receive them. Except for his grandma, no one had seen Azam as he was born in Dubai 

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India reports 61,537 COVID 19 cases in past 24 hours, 20,88,611 cases in the country so far

The ministry stated that so far 14,27,005 people have recovered from the deadly virus and in the last 24 hours 48,900 people were discharged from various hospitals and quarantine centres

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Andhra Pradesh government to redesign and condense school syllabus by 30-40 per cent 

The AP Gov't has decided that students of Classes 1-8 won’t have any exams, and will be assessed on their internal projects and class participation, but students of Classes 9 and 10 will have exams 

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IIT Kharagpur organising international e-symposia on 'Gandhian Thoughts & Philosophy'

IIT Kharagpur is organising an international e-symposia in association with top global universities to commemorate the completion of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi

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No COMEDK exams this year for COVID positive students: Dr S Kumar 

Unlike last year, the number of students registered for the COMEDK exams this year is comparatively low and Dr S Kumar says that he can't predict the percentage of attendance due to the pandemic 

Professor P Rajani

RIP Professor Rajani: A dramatist, a Himalayan bibliophile and a gentleman from MCC

An English professor, Rajani is remembered for his plays, friendships and a kind heart. He was 79 at the time of his death

Rohit Shelatkar

We need a lot more Indian history in our textbooks: Why Panipat producer Rohit Shelatkar wants a revamp in our curriculum  

He also talks about lessons learnt during the lockdown, why looking back into our historical data can help and how India can get its health back on track post-pandemic

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Delhi primary school teachers move HC demanding pension payment

The petition, by a society representing primary school teachers in Delhi, came up for hearing on Thursday before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan

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Reject NEP: Puducherry Teachers Association to CM V Narayanasamy

In a memorandum submitted to Mr Narayanasamy and Mr Kamalakannan, the teachers Association maintained that learning three languages is only to impose Hindi

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COVID has redefined education and highlighted the need for interdisciplinary knowledge: Jamia VC Najma Akhtar

Prof Najma Akhtar was speaking at the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education at a session on Holistic, Multidisciplinary and Futuristic Education

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Karnataka SSLC results to be announced on August 10, says Minister Suresh Kumar

Many students and parents had messaged the minister personally of when the SSLC results will be announced. Suresh Kumar put an end to their queries through Twitter

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UGC asks universities, colleges to create awareness about NEP among its teachers, students

UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain asks Vice-Chancellors to to conduct webinars and related online activities to discuss various policy highlights and implications of the policy with the stakeholders

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NEP will boost creative learning, improve employment prospects of students: Ind-Ra

Ind-Ra said the target of  making the education system in India well organised and reducing the complexity of regulatory norms is challenging and seems difficult to be achieved

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Maharashtra govt-Google tie-up to bring blended learning to 2.3 crore students and teachers

As part of the tie-up, Google will deploy free tools like G Suite for Education, Google Classroom and Google Meet to facilitate remote learning

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Our faith in the judiciary shattered: Students after DU gets HC's green signal to conduct online exams

Various teacher and student organisations had raised their voice against online examinations, stating the digital divide and unavailability of study material

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PM Narendra Modi on NEP: Learning in mother tongue till class V will strengthen children's foundation

The Prime Minister was speaking during the Transformational Reforms in Higher Education conclave and also acknowledged the efforts of Dr Kasturirangan, Chairman in creating the NEP

Delhi University

Delhi High Court permits Delhi University to proceed with online OBE. Exams to begin from August 10

Previously, a division bench of the Delhi High Court had also allowed the university to conduct OBE. Online examinations had created a lot of hue and cry among students

The VIBGYOR Group of Schools

This school is giving a scholarship for kids whose parents have suffered pay cuts due to COVID

The scholarship is aimed at helping parents who have suffered salary cuts or a considerable decrease in income. They need to upload the required document online through a secure portal

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No imposition or opposition to languages under NEP: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice-President delivered the maiden Smt Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy Memorial Lecture virtually and during it, expressed his happiness with the National Education Policy and highlighted its merits

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Ramayana parayanam not to worship Ram but his qualities: Venkaiah Naidu at PSBB's Dr Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy Memorial lecture 

The Vice President delivered the maiden Smt Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy Memorial Lecture virtually and spoke highly of the late Smt Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy and the impact she has left behind

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Here's why #UPSC_Scam was trending on Twitter and what the UPSC said about it

The hashtag started trending after a tweet by journalist and activist Dilip Mandal. The UPSC results were out on Tuesday

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IIT Hyderabad and British experts to study the impact of antibiotic disposal in India's waterways 

Indian and British experts are joining forces to investigate the impact that is releasing antibiotics from manufacturing plants into India's waterways

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Student from Bharatiya Skill Development University develops UV-E SAFE kit to check COVID-19

A 23-year-old student, K. Goutam Kumar, has developed an UV-E SAFE kit that helps in sanitising money, documents, files and other belongings

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NASA doing away with 'harmful' nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects in a bid to do away with insensitive or harmful nicknames

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Will never forget the first time I looked in his eyes: Why Shaaz Jung, the man behind viral black panther photo, will always remember Saya

We spoke to Shaaz Jung, the man behind the lens who captured the majestic black panther, Saya, to know more about his adventures tracking the melanistic leopard

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Sports Authority of India redesigns curriculum for NSNIS diploma courses to meet athletes' needs

Aiming to provide new skills to coaches in line with the evolving needs of athletes, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has redesigned its curriculum for NSNIS diploma 

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WHO urges Southeast Asia region members to bolster essential health services hit by COVID-19

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged the member nations of its southeast Asia region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of healthcare facilities

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IIIT Hyderabad announces 11th cohort of deeptech and 5th cohort of medtech accelerators

The AVISHKAR & OJAS accelerator programmes at the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad has opened applications for its 11th cohort 

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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal lays foundation stone for 21st IIM in Himachal Pradesh

The Minister highlighted that the union government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 531.75 crore, out of which Rs 392.51 crores is for construction works

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This London designer's Vitiligo masks aim to fight stigma around skin conditions during the COVID pandemic

Saran Kohli's label has created masks representing the skin pigmentation condition to serve as an ice-breaker in conversations about it

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This is why even the Dept of Justice believes in this Mumbai-based LegalTech platform

Presolv360 is committed to resolving commercial disputes online, without it going to court, via their platform which the three founders have been building since three years now. This is their story

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Dear kids in the Class of 2020, you are the bravest. Love, a worried mom

This account of the fear, worry and absolute disbelief that the mother of a 17-year-old had as her daughter went out into a pandemic-ridden world and wrote the KEAM exam

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IIT Madras invites applications for the world's first online BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science

The maximum number of applications is limited to 2,50,000. Applications will be closed once it reaches 2,50,000 applications or on 15th September 2020, whichever occurs first

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COVID-19: MBA programmes in the US bearing brunt of the pandemic weeks before classes start

In a survey conducted in the month of July, of 130 business schools by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 87% said they planned to adopt a mix of on-campus, remote teaching

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Why Instagram took down the compellingly 'violent' historic retellings done by this IIT Bombay student 

Padmasree Murali's illustrations and animated work seek to remind people of the most important chapters of history and our shared culture
 

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The H2O story: How this Kerala NGO has been helping special kids make sense of the pandemic - and keep learning

The Helping Hands Organisation has been working for the past 8 years to rethink the education of autistic children and help them learn daily living skills

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In a mandala of her own: How Amrutha went from civil engineering to drawing mandalas on just about anything 

What are mandalas known for, folks? Peace and meditation. But Amrutha Routhu tells us how she nails perfection and still manages to relax while drawing mandalas. We listen in very keenly to her
 

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#aninchaugust: Why you'll love this miniature art challenge that's full of heart and creativity 

The #aninchaugust challenge asks for minimal time yet will deliver lots of joy to you. We get to the bottom of the trend which was started by two young budding artists who are also architects