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DoE directs Delhi schools to encourage students to apply for minority community scholarships

The last date for submission of applications on NSP is November 30 and the deadline for first level of verification at school level is December 15

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MLC N Ravikumar criticises state of toilet facilities in  govt schools, colleges, hostels

ZP CEO Padma Basavanthappa and DC Mahantesh Bilagi who intervened said that, the conditions of the toilets at the hostels and schools are improving drastically

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Puducherry govt orders schools to be closed on November 28 due to cyclone Nivar

According to an official notification on Wednesday, "19th December (Saturday) will be a working day to compensate for Thursday's holiday"

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Chief Educational Officer R Swaminathan releases special guide for Class 10,12 students

CEO R Swaminathan in his presidential address also talked about how to upload the students names in the EMIS web portal, who joined under RTE ac

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Madurai govt schools to have separate coordinator to monitor NEET training, performance

As per the Chief Educational Officer R Swaminathan guidelines, a separate co-ordinator has been deputed in all Government and Government aided schools

Arif Mohammed Khan

Association of KUFOS Teaching Staff seek Governor's intervention to cancel appointment of new dean

It is learnt that about 10 persons have been included in the preliminary shortlist by the selection committee headed by State Planning Board vice-chairman V K Ramachandran

KT Jaleel

PhD awarded to Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel was in adherance to all norms: Kerala University

The petition against Jaleel's PhD degree was submitted to the Governor by the Save University Campaign Committee, a forum of education activists

Mysore University

UoM restarts construction despite being halted by Department of Archaeology and Heritage

The university taking up the construction without the necessary permissions had come under fire from several quarters only to face intervention by the heritage department

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AP govt sets up University of Fisheries in West Godavari to encourage more experts in the field

In September this year, the State cabinet approved the AP State Fisheries University Ordinance 2020 and decided to spend `300 crore on the proposed varsity in the span of five years

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AICTE asks technical institutions to upload their academic awards on Digilocker

The NAD can be used by teachers, students and alumni of educational institutions to access their academic awards online and produce it for verification

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COVID-19: States can impose local restrictions under MHA's new guidelines

The main focus of the guidelines is to consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of the deadly disease which is visible in the steady decline in no of cases

IIT Madras

IIT Madras' Dog shelters can't withstand cyclone Nivar, release the dogs to campus: IITM alumni write to admin

Even though the dog lovers are yet to receive a response, an alumna says that a faculty had called them offensive names

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Punjab Govt releases advertisement to recruit 8,393 regular teachers, candidates to apply from Dec 1

Age limit for these posts has been fixed from 18 to 37 years but according to the notification of the Education department, the education providers, education volunteers, EGS

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Government college in Kashmir being upgraded under World Bank-funded project

Construction of 12 additional classroom blocks and two common halls at the degree college started off in full swing by R&B Kashmir at a cost of Rs 10.31 crore

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Harvard University gets its first Black, elected student body president

Noah Harris, of Hattiesburg, was elected president of Harvard's Undergraduate Council on November 12, the Hattiesburg American reports

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Mumbai-based Academy for Earth Sustainability conducts meaningful activities for school students that bring them closer to nature

Building playgrounds from waste, developing a mini biodiversity patch, cooking with solar power, connecting with adivasis and many other activities sets Academy for Earth Sustainability apart

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Cyclone Nivar to intensify into a very severe storm by 5.30 pm on November 25

Extremely isolated heavy rainfall activity is also very likely over coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on November 25

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First EU citizens may be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December end

Relaxing restrictions "too much and too fast" could lead to a third wave after Christmas, the European Commission president warned

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Access denied: How research work has taken a body blow during the pandemic — and the unlock norms aren't helping 

Researchers have had a lack of access to university resources throughout the lockdown and beyond. We find out how it has affected them and whether the UGC guidelines have made a difference  

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As colleges are set to reopen across the country, here's every question you had but were afraid to ask!

The day the doors of our college campus are thrown open will the students saunter in or take eager strides towards classrooms? Team Edex breaks down all that you need to know 

IIT-Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur sets up AI hub to translate academic research to industrially scalable products

The institute received a grant of Rs 170 crore from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the NM-ICPS to set up the infrastructure

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Here's how you can get your head back in the game as colleges slowly reopen across the country

How can you mentally prepare yourself to reenter the classroom while the world still faces an unprecedented pandemic of global proportions? A Clinical Psychologist weighs in

IIT Delhi

IIT Delhi startup launches self-sanitising reusable masks, zero alcohol sanitiser

The RubSafe sanitizer, with a zero alcohol composition, offers 24 hour protection against all types of viruses and microbes

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Evidence shows young people's anxiety levels doubled during Covid-19 lockdown

Researchers also found that anxiety levels continued to remain high even when lockdown restrictions were eased in June and thus a similar situation may be expected this winter

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Odisha CM writes to PM asking for clarity on board exams, duration of academic session

Patnaik further said that the educational institutions are closed in the state up to December 31, 2020, in view of COVID-19

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This comic series illustrates the lives of transgender people in India's STEM education system. Check it out!

Created by the science collective The Life of Science, it has illustrated the lives of Ashoka University professor Bittu R and activist Grace Banu

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When will colleges resume culturals, sports and swimming as they slowly begin opening doors after pandemic? 

What will campuses look like once they open? And what about sports and activities like swimming? Will students miss it or would they be more than happy to forgo it? We try and find out the answer

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Tamil Nadu geared up to meet cyclone Nivar with relief camps: Chief Minister K Palaniswami

The cyclone is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Mamallapuram and Karaikal around Puducherry

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Cyclone Nivar likely to cross between Mamallapuram and Karaikal by midnight or early hours of Nov 26

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea, while people in coastal areas are also being evacuated to shelter houses. Meanwhile, flights have also been disrupted in Chennai

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Pinterest testing online events with dedicated Zoom classes

The new feature, currently available with select users, allows them to sign up for Zoom classes on Pinterest, while creators use class boards to organise class materials, notes and other resources

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NEET: Madras High Court refuses urgent hearing on plea against 7.5% quota

The court said they will take up the plea in the regular course and any interference in the admission process would affect the education of student

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Facebook tweaked News Feed to show more mainstream news: Report

The social network reportedly tweaked how much weight the News Feed gives to its internal "news ecosystem quality" metric

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Civil Society groups in Karnataka demand probe on misuse of funds in midday meals by Akshaya Patra

The letter was signed by Vinay K Sreenivasa, advocate, Siddharth K J, researcher, G Ravi of Fourth Wave Foundation, Dr Sylvia Karpagam, and Dr Veena Shatrugna, medical scientist and others

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Less than 50,000 COVID cases in India for 18th day now

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 481 new deaths occurred due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,34,699

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Jadavpur University science faculty admission process halts as dean resigns over 'humiliation' 

In his resignation letter to Vice-Chancellor, Mukhopadhyay alleged that he was humiliated by students' union members on three occasions during admission committee meetings this month

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Mangalore University Registrar admits errors in the final exam result fiasco, assures rectification 

The final examinations were held in September and the results were out on the university website this week. PL Dharma, Registrar (evaluation), clarifying the errors said that they will look into it

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Digital Surgical Strike: Indian government bans another 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress, full list here

Among the banned app is the very popular Chinese shopping app AliExpress, developed by billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba 

MK Surappa

TN govt allows public to send in complaints against Anna University VC MK Surappa

This is the first time a former judge will probe charges against theVice-Chancellor of the premier university

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Two Virudhunagar students petition govt for help after being unable to afford medical seats under new quota

Both the students have petitioned the collector seeking his assistance to get an admission as government has come forward to bear the educational fees

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Six state-run varsities get new VCs in Odisha, Utkal University gets first woman VC

Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo, the botanist who has been credited for conceptualising and organising India's first Cherry Blossom Festival at Meghalaya since 2016, is the new VC for Gangadhar Meher University

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Due to cyclone, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University extends online counseling for UG students

According to TNAU, general counseling which is to be conducted online would be held from November 26 to December 1

Anamalai Tiger Reserve

Anamalai Tiger Reserve engages teachers, volunteers to impart evening classes for tribal students

Already the ATR officials have been helping the tribal students including college and higher secondary school students by giving a scholarship of Rs10,000

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As Cyclone Nirav approaches TN, officials instruct schools to be turned into relief centres

Principals have been asked to hand over the school keys to locals, members of School Management Committee (SMC), corporation staff orlocal body authorities as soon as a need emerges

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AP Minister claims school turnout has touched 50 percent mark amid strict COVID-19 protocol

Even though the numbers are slowly coming down, many parents are still petrified about sending their children to school but that seems to be changing

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TRS govt plans to provide relief to 4 lakh teachers who lost jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic

It's not just the schools, coaching institutes, engineering and degree colleges were also forced to remove inexperienced or less experienced teaching staff

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TNAU extends UG admission online counselling dates as state braces for cyclone Nivar

Seat and degree programme allotment for general quota candidates will be informed online on December 2, 2020, said an official notice from TNAU

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This scholarship for single girl child researchers has not even had application calls for a year: Researchers write to Pokhriyal

The Joint Research Council Of India (JRCI) also wrote a letter to the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal highlighting the issue

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Anna University VC M K Surappa on corruption charges: I am being crucified for standing by the truth

Professor M K Surappa is currently facing a probe on grounds of corruption. There are ongoing protests seeking his resignation and suspension

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Karnataka launches project-based learning modules to help primary school students

More than 18 lakh government school students from Class IV to VII in 34 educational districts will receive these learning modules to continue learning at home

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Cyclone Nivar to make landfall on Nov 25: Here's what we know about the cyclone so far

According to the IMD, Nivar is quite likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm in the subsequent 12 hours

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Bring down COVID-19 positivity rate under 5%, increase RT-PCR tests: PM Modi to CMs

The Prime Minister said that the ratio of RT-PCR tests and monitoring of patients in isolation should be increased. He urged the chief ministers to share their feedback in writing on the COVID-19 stra

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New therapy for influenza virus infections may help fight COVID-19: Study

The researchers noted that the new therapy may prove effective against other pathogenic virus infections such as hepatitis B, HIV and more

Delhi University

Pending results for UG, PG courses will be declared by November 30, DU tells HC

The bench noted the submission made by the counsel for DU that the remaining results of postgraduate and undergraduate courses shall be declared by November 30

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Hindu non-profit organisation in US raises scholarship worth 100,000 USD  for low income students

Hundreds of Americans and Indian-origin people from various walks of life took part in the event organised by Hindu Charities for America (HC4A)

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CBSE to conduct Class 12 board practical exams in Jan-Feb 2021, theory exam dates to be notified later

CBSE said that preparations are on for conducting the board exams in early 2021 in which lakhs of students across India appear every year

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BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, supporters remove police barricades to enter Osmania University campus

Stating that Osmania University was the epicenter of Telangana movement, the MP from Bengaluru remarked that the martyrs didn't belong to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)

IIT Madras

Tech firm working with top engineering institutions to develop competencies in driver assistance systems 

As part of the initiative, Continental India is currently researching scenario perception, especially enhancing safety towards pedestrians, bicycles, and animals, with on-road protection from potholes

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Researchers find people with eye disease, diabetes at 5-fold risk of severe Covid-19

The study investigated 187 people with diabetes (179 with type 2 diabetes and eight with type 1 diabetes) hospitalised with Covid-19

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Cyclone Nivar: ICAI reschedules CA exams in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to December 9

The notification added that the rescheduled Intermediate and IPC Examination shall be held on December 9, 2020. Admit Cards already issued would remain valid for the rescheduled date

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These seven girls from Chennai's govt school cracked NEET without any coaching. Here's how

Prema, a student who got a medical seat this year on her second attempt at NEET said that most students did not have to take any coaching as the school taught them well

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Govt school headmaster in Ariyalur farms own food for 15 years, creates awareness on organic farming

The headmaster said he has been interested in organic farming since his childhood. He decided to farm through organic farming on his 10 acres of land

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K'taka schools, PU colleges not to open in December: Technical Advisory Committee to decide on academic year soon

The state has 9,59,566 Class 10 students of the state, CBSE and ICSE boards, and 5,70,126 pre-university students

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VIT-incubated start-up Punar Healthcare's IoT-enabled, robotic rehabilitation solutions are 'moving'. This is why

Assistive, robotic and smart — Punar Healthcare, a start-up incubated at VIT, is working on devices that will allow doctors to remotely monitor the exercise patients do. This is indeed the future

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Desi answer to SHAREit? Here's how students from Chennai's Amrita Vidyalayam developed an app that can transfer files without using pen drives, Google Drive

Amrita Vidyalayam Senior Secondary School has also recently become recognised as one among the top 20 innovators of the ATL Marathon 2019, organised by Atal Innovation Mission

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NCW chief writes to Chief Secy, DGP seeking intervention in reports of missing girls from Maharashtra

National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken a suo motu cognizance of reports of about 21 young girls including minors allegedly missing from Govandi, Maharashtra

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High blood sugar ups COVID-19 death risk in non-diabetics too: Study

The findings show patients with abnormally high glucose levels were more than twice as likely to die from the virus than those with normal readings

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Students write to IITs, MoE, ask for one more crack at JEE Advanced for those who exhausted their last attempt during pandemic

It is understood that 238 students have written letters to the directors of 23 IITs, the NTA and the Ministry of Education seeking this relief

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Mizoram to ban bursting of firecrackers on Christmas, New Year 

Apart from firecrackers, the use of sky lanterns and other pyrotechnics including toy guns has also been banned. Prohibitory orders in this regard will be issued by deputy commissioner

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Around 38,000 new COVID cases take India's tally close to 92 lakh

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 82,915 active cases and 46,653 deaths so far. The recoveries in the state stand at 16,54,793

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Teachers, staff of Cuttack govt schools flout social-distancing norms at COVID test centre

Due to gross mismanagement at the COVID test centre, the teachers in large numbers made a huge rush instead of waiting in a queue while maintaining the social distancing, exposing themselves a risk

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In Andhra Pradesh, 70 per cent of class VIII students attend schools

As many as 3,96,809 students went to schools against the total enrolment of 5,70,742. District-wise, the attendance percentage was the highest in Guntur, and the lowest in Visakhapatnam

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CA examinations in Kerala see 60 per cent attendance amid strict COVID regulations

 Of the 12,000 candidates who had registered for the examinations, being conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), only 60 per cent were in attendance

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Delayed news about financial support for govt school medical aspirants crushes TN student's dreams

Seventeen-year-old Thanga Petchi scored 155 in her maiden NEET attempt. She secured 438th rank in the merit list released under the 7.5 per cent horizontal reservation

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Two months after Pakistan reopens schools, govt decides to shut down again till January 10

there was a proposal to extend the current academic session until August and organise various board examinations in May or June

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Schools and colleges reopen in rural areas of Pune, attendance at 30 percent

Zilla Parishad Education Officer Ganpat More said there were over 1,200 schools and colleges in the district's rural areas and some 30-35 were expected to open on Monday

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No SSLC and PUC classes in Karnataka till appropriate decision, says CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka has reported 24,887 active COVID-19 cases, 8,36,505 recoveries and 11,654 fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

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Here's how Chennai-based HashHackCode is teaching coding to the differently-abled

HashHackCode's unique curriculum to teach coding involves student mentors teaching coding to the differently-abled

Pranay Wankhede, Co-founder, The Stage

The Stage can help you prep for that big interview and help you with your personal growth too

Pranay Wankhede, Founder and CEO of The Stage speaks about his start-up that helps students work on the skills required to shine in an interview as well as on their personal growth

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Pandemic pushes holding of Grama Sabha meetings for kids to November 2021, all panchayats to start pages on FB

As many as 96 gram panchayats on the outskirts of Bengaluru to hold Makkal Hakkugala Grama Sabha in November 2021. The RDPR has already sent a notice to PDOs to follow guidelines when they conduct the

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IIT Guwahati scientists develop advanced free-space communication system using light beams for error-free data transmission

IIT Guwahati developed a free-space optical communication system for one-to-one line-of-sight communication that is free from the distorting effects of atmospheric turbulence

The solar-powered unmanned autonomous survey craft developed by NTCPWC in IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers develop solar-powered unmanned autonomous survey craft for Indian ports, inland waterways

It is a significant leap towards indigeniation of Indian Maritime Sector, which is currently dominated by Foreign Technology and is capable of delivering precise depth measurements

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Schools in Karnataka unlikely to open during winter after TAC recommends state government against it

The TAC is formed by the Karnataka Health and Family welfare ministry to advise the government on various aspects related to the pandemic

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PM Modi to unveil commemorative coin, postal stamp at Lucknow University's centenary celebrations

Modi will attend the celebration of Centennial Foundation Day of the University of Lucknow on November 25, 2020, at 5:30 pm via video conferencing

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Iraq government takes steps to fill the education gap in the country, will build 7,000 schools

Iraq suffers from a shortage of schools due to years of wars, conflicts, and corruption that have severely damaged educational institutions

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Fourth, fifth-year MBBS students, dentists to be allowed to assist in COVID hospitals in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Union Territory has reported 40,212 active cases, 4,81,260 recoveries, and 8,391 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's (MoHFW) update on Monday

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State-wide census to be conducted on school dropouts, differently-abled children in Tamil Nadu

Apart from that, children of migrant labourers working in brick kilns, stone quarry and other industries will also be listed in the census

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Karnataka to decide on reopening schools for this academic year on November 23

Schools and colleges were ordered shut when COVID-19 started spreading. But now the government is planning to reopen colleges and schools in a staggered manner

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Kerala state government to help Sainik School, but won't shoulder pension burden

It was reported on October 12 on the school’s fate on the brink of insolvency as its deficit has been steadfastly increasing since 2012 which led the students, the school authorities to seek help

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Facing flak, Odisha government revises norms for school merger

The Minister said that 6,048 schools in the State have less than 20 enrollment, of which around 3,000 have lower than 15 students

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Odisha schools which were temporary COVID centres still unclean, lack of hygiene worry teachers

While TMCs have been closed and the buildings vacated for reopening of schools, nothing has been done to clean them up and make them ready for academic activities

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Tamil Nadu's KalviTV has 2,100 on its YouTube channel, plans to broadcast on TV soon 

Meanwhile, the Special Officer of Kalvi channel has instructed the district educational officers to spread awareness about the video lessons streaming on Kalvi channel and 11 private channels

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Only 30% of Indian PhDs are women: GATI to set gender parity records straight

Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI) by the ministry aims to nudge higher education and research institutes towards supporting diversity

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First-year engineering classes for Anna University colleges start online today, two months late

First-semester classes for undergraduate engineering programmes in colleges affiliated to Anna University will begin on Monday

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Engineering studies see spike in Odisha amidst pandemic and recession

A growth has been seen in key areas which education experts feel may boost popularity of technical courses as soon as the situation normalises

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Malnutrition cases in Bengaluru are on rise amidst pandemic but parents fear admitting kids at rehabilitation centre 

Twenty-six children aged 0-5 years have been admitted at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) at Vani Vilas Hospital since it opened in August but the staff says the actual number is higher 

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Universities, colleges to reopen in Uttar Pradesh from Monday

The educational institutions will reopen with only 50 per cent attendance and students, on a roster basis, can attend the class in any enclosed area

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COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 91-lakh mark 

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,39,865, while the death toll climbed to 1,33,738 with 511 new fatalities including 121 from Delhi alone, the data updated at 8 am showed

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Floods of unimaginable magnitude washed through Mars, say NASA scientists after analysing Curiosity rover data

The finding, published in the journal Scientific Reports, hints at the possibility that life may have existed on the Red Planet