Techno India University

West Bengal's Techno India University launches 2 MBA courses in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Leadership

The two courses shall provide a very specific, unique edge to its students, especially considering the rarity of such programmes nationally and regionally

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Schools in Sri Lanka partially open after being shut for nearly three months

Strict health guidelines were followed as students were subjected to temperature checks, frequent washing of hands and wearing face masks

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Our vision is to democratise education: Unacademy CEO Gaurav Munjal on acquiring NEET prep firm

Unacademy strengthens its medical education portfolio with their acquisition of Chandigarh-based EdTech platform PrepLadder

Osteoarthritis

IISC, Bangalore developes microparticle formulation that allows sustained release of drugs to treat osteoarthritis

Preliminary studies on cells cultured in the laboratory as well as in mice models have shown promising results indicating reduced inflammation and cartilage repair due to sustained drug release

ICE

Horrifying and Cruel: American academicians, lawmakers slam ICE's move to send back foreign students

US Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted that kicking international students out of the US during a global pandemic because their colleges are moving classes online for physical distancing hurts students

Amar in the midst of a public movement (Pic: Amar Maibam)

Gliding through the bumpy Highways of Life: Why Amar Maibam's film of truckers tell the real Manipur's story

Amar has had a stronger connection with the highways and truckers more than others. He was a bus conductor for around five years — from 1995 to 2000 

The slate of films include 30 films from India

Over 150 international films at the 11th edition of the KASHISH Mumbai Queer Film festival

Tipped as South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, it is the first Indian film festival to come up with a slate of new programs for this year

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Lucknow woman delivers baby while standing in queue for COVID test

She could barely stand and when her amniotic sac ruptured, she collapsed and delivered the baby on the spot. The incident led to panic and the medical staff shifted the woman and the newborn to a ward

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American student released after 486 days in an Egyptian prison 

Like thousands of political prisoners in Egypt, Amashah, 24, had been held in pre-trial detention on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to the Freedom Initiat

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark with 22,252 fresh cases, toll rises to 20,160 

With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fifth consecutive day. India's coronavirus infection caseload stands at 7,19,665, the ministry's data shows

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MHA permits final year examinations by universities and institutions during Unlock 2

Various examinations conducted by universities and higher education institutions in the country have been suspended since March during the coronavirus-induced lockdown

AICTE

AICTE reduces MCA course duration from 3 years to 2 years

The change in the duration of the MCA course will not see any reduction in course content or hours, the AICTE has assured

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Graffiti that says 'Scrap OBE', 'panDUmic' appear on Delhi University walls ahead of exam

The graffiti were made on Sunday early morning. We spoke to the students who were behind this mode of protest

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Solar trees to light up pavement, park at township near Kolkata

A top official of the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) said five solar trees will be installed on the sidewalks next to 'NT Mela Ground' and 'Swapno Bhor' Park

Delhi University

Wait till COVID-19 blows over, no need for 'quick-fix' exams: ABVP

ABVP said that any measure adopted as a "quick-fix solution" in the field of education without "ample" foresight could have "adverse" long term impact

MSR Prasad (Right), Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (MSS), exchanging the MoU with Prof BS. Murty (Left), Director, IIT Hyderabad

DRDO to establish research cell at IIT Hyderabad to meet future defence technological needs

The DRDO-IITH Research Cell will enhance scientific and technological base of the country in critical defence technology areas & help the nation become self-reliant in select defence technologies

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IIT Roorkee collaborates with WileyNXT to curate AI in banking programme

The programme will cover industry immersion classes by top business leaders to give an in-depth understanding of the role of AI in Banking and financial domains

Jesper Strømfeldt with Milton

How Milton the rabbit and his friends are helping little ones through the COVID-19 crisis with this children's book

The story follows the rabbit Milton and his two friends, Amanda and Conrad, as they navigate the various challenges in their daily lives as a result of the pandemic

Ananya and Amulya during the trip

Here's how this Hyderabad family roadschooled their daughters on the way to the North East

Gangadhar Krishnan and Ramya Baradwaj unschool, homeschool and roadschool their twin daughters. They talk about their three-month-long road trip to the North East in a yellow Nano

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Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids: Study

Children from dog-owning households were 30 per cent less likely to engage in antisocial behaviours, 40 per cent less likely to have problems interacting with other children

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Teenagers who stay up late at night have a greater asthma risk, says new study

The study involved 1,684 adolescents living in West Bengal, India, aged 13 or 14 years, who were taking part in the Prevalence and Risk Factors of Asthma and Allergy-Related Diseases among adolescents

Stagebox aims to find, mentor and train the most talented children

These twin child actors from the UK have set up a platform to help train young, aspiring actors

The Keston Twins founded Stagebox to teach young talented actors the tricks of the trade and help them navigate their way through the industry

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati introduces first-of-its-kind course on UN-Sustainable Development Goals 2030 as part of the BTech curriculum

The course will be offered to the second year B Tech students as a compulsory course, to reorient the thinking of young and dynamic individuals towards the path of sustainable development

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TN rolls back decision of giving Class 11 students choice of 3 or 4 core subjects

The decision taken earlier was an attempt to ease the burden on the students and also enable them to find time to prepare for competitive entrance examinations like the NEET and IIT-JEE

IIM-K

IIM-Kozhikode conducts admissions for PG programme amid lockdown, claims it is their most diverse batch 

IIM-K has announced the admission of students to two of its new and unique programmes - MBA in Liberal Studies & Management, PGP in Finance

Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNUSU asks the university administration to cancel online exams, follow UoH example

The Students' Union has demanded that the university call off online examinations since a lot of students have no access to technology 

The Jamia violence took place in December 2019

Final arguments on pleas related to Jamia violence to be heard on July 13: Delhi HC

Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for one of the petitioners. agreed to delete some objectionable portions form rejoinder after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta raised objections

Electrospinning setup for the fabrication of nanofibre coating (Pic: IIT Madras)

IIT Madras researchers develop nano-coated filter for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients

Various characteristics of the nano-coated material such as permeability (a measure of flow-through media), coating thickness, and mechanical strength have been measured

NIRF ranking has had its share of criticism from the very beginning

In the news but out of NIRF: Why India's young private institutions were ignored in MHRD's rankings

The NIRF rankings came out last month and had very few young private institutions on the top 100 list of institutions

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Welcome to reason: Should universities follow a uniform syllabus and copy from each other?

According to recent media reports, the state government’s move to introduce a common syllabus for all degree and postgraduate courses offered in state-run universities is being debated intensely

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Rutgers University scientists rule out asthma as a trigger for contracting COVID-19 or affecting its severity

Inhaled corticosteroids, which are commonly used to protect against asthma attacks, also may reduce the virus' ability to establish an infection

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Mysuru start-up Econut is making coconut water cool again while getting the farmers their due 

The coconut water kiosks you see at leading IT parks in Bengaluru have been set up by Econut Coconut Producer Company, who procures coconuts from farmers directly, cutting out the middle men

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Started by Ashoka Uni students, BTS helps spread financial and mental awareness among office boys

Behind The Scenes, or BTS as it is known, was started by three passionate students from Ashoka University who are dedicated to spreading awareness among office boys and others about three main topics

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Why do we fear the end? How to deal with the fear and anxiety that surrounds death

At a time when life has become unpredictable, The Coach discusses the fear and anxiety that surrounds death and how to deal with it

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Canteen Fundas: For the right answers, ask the right questions

Pro Tip: Questions open up limitless possibilities. It is important to move forward and ask the right questions to succeed in your lives 

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Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark 

India went past Russia on Sunday to become the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.

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The trainer brainer: Manage your mindset to succeed

In simple terms, mindset can also be an indicator of the emotional wellbeing or the emotional intelligence quotient of an individual

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Schools to reopen in Sri Lanka from Monday after over 3-month-long COVID-19 lockdown 

Ranjith Chandrasekera, the additional secretary to the ministry, said students from Grades 5, 11 and 13 will resume schooling on Monday

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What do the words 'lock up', 'lockdown', 'curfew' and 'humane' mean?

The word ‘allegedly’ is used to convey that something is claimed to be the case although there is no concrete proof at the time of talking or writing about the incident

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COVID-19, GST will be future Harvard case studies on failure: Rahul's dig at govt

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Congress chief also tweeted a clip which included portions from the PM's addresses to the nation on the COVID-19 crisis

IIIT-Bengaluru

Nehru, Star Wars and social distancing: What went down at IIIT-Bengaluru's first e-convocation

The graduates included seven PhD degrees, 13 Master of Science by Research degrees, 159 MTech degrees, 11 MSc degrees, 63 dual degrees, and 29 students with sponsored MTech degrees

Some of the students from Srishti Foundation

How Karthikeyan started a farm in Tamil Nadu to transform the lives of hundreds of intellectually-challenged youth

The Foundation situated in Villupuram, is an inclusive society where all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are respected, valued and have choices to lead a holistic and dignified

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Children with narrow retinal artery diameter more likely to get cardiovascular disease

The first study to show this connection in children was published in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal

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Online searches for TikTok, WeChat rise and fall dramatically after app ban  

While searches for apps like Tik Tok, Shareit and UCBrower increased at a meagre rate, searches for WeChat and Weibo tanked into negative territory

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur to declare results for 2019-20 academic year after July 8

The institute had earlier cancelled the end semester examination after online assessment was not resorted to as many students hail from remote parts of the country having poor internet connectivity

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Scientists discover new drug to combat inflammation that may help fight COVID-19

The therapeutic drug, described in the journal Cell Reports, is called TAT CARMIL1, and is actually a combination of two naturally occurring small proteins or peptides

FB and CBSE to team up

CBSE to partner with Facebook to provide training on AR, digital safety, online well being

The three-week training, to be conducted in batches, will cover fundamentals of AR and ways to utilise Facebook's software, Spark AR Studio

St Stephen's College

DU's St Stephen's College to hold online admission interviews, conduct registration between July 7-18 

The interview will have three components - academic, co-curricular and general awareness and sense of values

COVID-19

2,12,326 test positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours in record hike, USA tops list: WHO

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the overall number of global COVID-19 cases stood at 11,199,747 on Sunday, while the deaths have soared to 528,953

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Private medical colleges not cooperating with officials to set up COVID-19 centres: Puducherry govt

The director had stated in the letter, a copy of which had been sent to the Union Health Ministry on Friday, that the union Health Ministry had mandated establishment of such centres in private medica

Delhi University

Delhi University extends online registration till July 18, minor relief for OBC, EWS applicants

Many aspirants had complained that they were having trouble acquiring EWS and OBC certificates amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

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Students ask VC to cancel OBE after DU mock tests fail miserably

Students faced various problems during their mock test — while some could not get their answers uploaded, some could not even register

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Rajasthan leading the COVID fight in India: State Health Minister during IIHMR convocation

The minister also added that the state is increasing its spending on public healthcare and will soon become the best in the country

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Jio launches video conference app with 24-hour free chat option to compete with Zoom

Friends, alumni networks and relatives will now not need to be caught in the "tyranny of 40 minutes," the free time allowed by Zoom runs out

Aishwarya during the relief work

Want to help a poor family in Chennai buy groceries? Buy a painting from Maisha Studio

Artist and art educator Aishwarya Manivannan and her students have kickstarted the sale of paintings that they've made along with a few underprivileged children

The course begins on July 25

Marxist University: This four-day long online course will teach you all you need to about Marxism

Organised by the International Marxist Tendency, the course goes live on July 25. People from around 87 countries have registered so far

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Scientists strike note of caution as 'Made in India' vaccine programme gains momentum

Immunogenicity is the ability of a foreign substance, such as an antigen, to provoke an immune response in the body of a human or other animal, explained the experts

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Study examines how an individual's satisfaction is linked to neighbourhood

Published in the journal Urban Studies, Neal's research revisited findings from 27 earlier studies that spanned 11 countries in North America, Europe and Asia

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India needs national guidelines on how you report data: WHO Chief Scientist 

According to WHO, India's big challenge is "population", its geographic diversity, heterogeneity and the fact that India has multiple epidemics going on every state

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Researchers find antibodies that could shield kids from rare, polio-like disease

There is no specific treatment for AFM, which tends to strike in the late summer or early fall and which has been associated with some deaths

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Cyberbullying victims' experiences differ by the ability to handle their emotions

Online bullying, or cyberbullying, is not a new phenomenon, but as the world becomes more dependent on online communication, it does become a greater threat

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Assam's Dibrugarh University professor arrested for posting obscene video

Dibrugarh Police will arrest and forward the accused. Information about the identity of the woman in the video remains undisclosed

COVID-19

Why some COVID-19 patients with low oxygen level breathe well

The study included a small group of COVID-19 patients with very low levels of oxygen without shortness of breath or dyspnea

Asian Hockey Federation

Asian Hockey Federation to conduct online workshops for Hockey India officials

While Hockey India nominated over 6 candidates for the programme, 25 coaches and 15 technical officials will be attending each of the AHF online education workshops 

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World Health Organisation urges countries to 'wake up, take control' of COVID-19

On Saturday morning, the total number of global COVID-19 cases stood at 11,047,217, while the fatalities rose to 524,614, according to the Johns Hopkins University

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Deakin and Chitkara University announces academic mentorship in Software Engineering for Indian students

The announcement has come at a time when travel is suspended and students are uncertain of their dream for an overseas higher education opportunity

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In highest single-day spike, nearly 23k test positive for COVID and death toll rises to 18,655

India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 6,48,315 on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 18,655 with 442 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data

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Mizoram government postpones the opening of schools for 2020-21 academic session 

Mizoram reported 162 COVID-19 cases till Friday and has 35 active cases, while 127 patients have recovered from the disease in the past few months

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ICSE cuts down syllabus by 25% for batch of 2021, first Indian board to post revised syllabus

The CISCE also announced the assessment scheme for the pending Class 10 and 12 exams which were cancelled in line with the CBSE's decision last week

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NEET to be held on Sept 13, JEE Main from Sept 1: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

The decision was made after a report from the NTA expert committee was submitted to the HRD Ministry

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi writes to Modi seeking 27 percent OBC reservation in medical colleges

The senior Congress leader wrote that the denial of the seats is violative of the objective of the Constitution

The long queues are a common sight in front of SDM offices (Pic: Sourced)

DU admission: OBC, EWS candidates complain of red-tapism at SDM offices, left with no certificates

The DU admission process will end on July 4. The EWS and OBC candidates need to submit the current or old certificate or an acknowledgement letter

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P V Sindhu: Never thought of quitting studies for sports 

The champion shuttle talked to thousands of students on the Fit India Talks organised by the HRD and Sports ministries virtually 

The hastag #postponeNEETJEE has been trending on Twitter (Pic: EdexLive)

Fate of NEET, JEE to be announced within hours: Ramesh Pokhriyal 

The NEET, JEE's fate will be announced soon, said Pokhriyal. He also added that the NTA apps have taken the coaching classes to the students and helped them in the meanwhile

Siddhalingeshwar Ingalgi

This visually-impaired person's campaign pushed Google to include Kannada on their text-to-speech software

Siddhalingeshwar Ingalgi, who works as a second division assistant in the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, started this campaign in April 2017 and it was finally opened to the public in

Sudha Muttal help women read and write Kannada

How Sudha Muttal overcame caste discrimination to deliver 5000 stage performances before she turned 30

At 29, Sudha Muttal has managed to deliver over 5000 performances and is changing the lives of young Dalit women in her village in rural Karnataka using the power of theatre

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Scientists decode how smell, taste sensation loss in COVID-19 patients improves with time

The scientists said the persistent loss of smell or taste was not associated with persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection

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PUBG exposes children to crime, negative thinking, says ISRO scientist

Former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation G Madhavan Nair said on July 3 PUBG does more harm than good

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Study reveals why early marriage can be unsafe for young adults

The current findings, published in the journal Development and Psychopathology, follow previous research that found marriage protects against risky alcohol use

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NIIT University (NU), Rajasthan appoints Dr Prabhu Aggarwal as next President

Dr Aggarwal comes with extensive global expertise in the fields of engineering, process management, education and leadership development spanning over three decades

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With aim to retire as head constable, 55-year-old cop writes Karnataka's Class 10 SSLC exam

The SSLC board exams are being held across the state since June 25 as per the lockdown guidelines, which makes wearing mask and maintaining social distancing mandatory

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This UK-based English language expert can jazz up your kids' English with a ten-day online course. Sign up NOW!

Help your children improve their grammar, public speaking skills, accent, pronunciation and writing via the Jazz Up Your English online workshop full of stories that are more than just that  

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Independence day gift? ICMR to launch the first indigenous COVID vaccine by August 15

It noted that this is the first indigenous vaccine being developed by India and is one of the top priority projects which is being monitored at the topmost level of the government

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Worst one-day spike of 20,903 takes the corona tally in India to 6.25 Lakh, death count to 18,213

With a spike of 6,328 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst pandemic hit state in the country. The state has a total of 1,86,626 cases, including 8,178 deaths

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Two-month-old Kerala baby thrown by father recovers, to be discharged soon from the hospital 

The incident took place on June 17, when 40-year-old Shaiju Thomas, injured his 54-day-old daughter by hitting her on the head and flinging her on the bed

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Only 89 students in Kerala have no access to online education. Here's how the state brought it down from 2.6 Lakh, in a month

The Kerala High Court has made this observation while disposing of four writ petitions that sought an intervention to bridge the digital divide

COVID-19 has left many in distress. Credit: TNIE

COVID-19: Health Ministry issues revised home isolation guidelines

Patients under home isolation will stand discharged after 10 days of onset of symptoms and no fever for three days, the guidelines stated

Isobel has been singing, acting and dancing since the age of 3

This 13-year-old British Indian has become the first mixed-race actor to star as Annie at London's West End Theatre

After beginning her acting career at a very young age, Isobel Khan has been able to tread a whole new  path by performing the iconic role at West End Theatre

IIT Delhi

Tea, Haritaki extracts may act as potential therapeutic options against COVID-19: IIT Delhi study

The research team led by institute professor Ashok Kumar Patel said that medical plants can provide a cost-effective therapeutic option to curb the severity of the viral disease in humans

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Now, biotech, B Pharma students to aid research on COVID-19 drug

The dreaded virus has claimed over 17,800 lives in India so far, and there are currently 2,26,947 active cases in the country

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AICTE says engineering colleges to start from September 15, counselling before August 31

In a revised calendar, released after the 62nd Council meeting, the AICTE said that the classes for the existing students will start from August 16

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ABVP asks Mumbai University to instruct colleges not to ask for exam fees, threaten students

The students met the Director of Examinations and Evaluation to explain the problems and requested him to take necessary steps 

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' (Pic: Edexlive)

Will do my best to solve students' problems: Pokhriyal says NTA will take a call on NEET, JEE postponement on July 3

Students, parents and administrators have asked the HRD Ministry to postpone the exams in view of the COVID crisis and lockdown

IIT Hyderbad

IIT Hyderabad researchers use computational methods to figure out how to get biofuels into fuel sector

A unique feature of this work is that the framework considers revenue generation not only as an outcome of sales of the biofuel but also in terms of carbon credits via greenhouse gas emission savings

IIIT- Hyderabad

IIIT, Hyderabad's virtual lab hits 4 million page views over last six months due to COVID situation

Virtual Labs initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) includes additional web-resources, video-lectures, animated demonstrations

Trivendra Singh Rawat

909.85 crore rupees sanctioned for permanent NIT campus in Pauri district of Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' for fulfilling a long standing demand

Supreme Court

Figuring out feasibility of conducting exams amid COVID crisis: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India tells SC

10. On June 29, the apex court had observed that ICAI should be flexible in conducting exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic and take care of candidates' concerns

The search for non-toxic toys

This platform curator ensures non-toxic toys to gift your little ones during the lockdown

The Toy Curator boosts of an impressive portfolio of brands from around the world with the likes of Plum, Battat, Alt Retail, Djeco, among many

The World Bank's STARS programme

Why RTE experts believe the World Bank’s STARS programme will damage India’s grassroots school education system

The World Bank approved $500 million for the STARS programme to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. But education activists are against the programme