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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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With a spike of 19,148 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 6 lakh mark

The total cases now stand at 6,04,641 of which there are 2,26,947 active cases while 3,59,860 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated

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The ban impact: TikTok's parent company may lose $6 Billion

According to data from Sensor Twoer, a mobile app analysis company, TikTok was downloaded 112 million times in May, with 20 percent of that total in the Indian market, double that of the US market

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Tripura man dies of suicide after failing to buy a smartphone for daughter to attend online classes

The deceased's wife stated to police that her daughter a student of Class X had been asking the father Sukumar Bhowmik to buy her a smartphone so that she can attend online classes 

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This group will plant a tree for every 1K views on their YouTube channel to replace those ripped out by Amphan

My Canvas Talk is a YouTube partner platform with its roots in Kolkata,  which provides a space to individuals and promotes their incredible journeys across the globe

Anupama Jaiswal

Delete a Chinese app from your phone, get a free mask: BJP MLA starts campaign

India on June 29 banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country

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This EdTech start-up helps parents choose the best schools for their children online

Edunify helps schools connect to prospective parents online and enables them to select the best-fitted school for their children

Anakha Babu is now preparing for JRF

Two years and a legal battle later, these Dalit sisters in Kerala will finally get laptops to study with

Anakha Babu and her sister Ardra had applied for a laptop in 2018. The Kerala High Court ruled in their favour a few days back

Abhimanyu was murdered on July 2, 2018

Two years after Abhimanyu's murder, SFI gets 3000 students to register as organ donors as a tribute

The last suspect in the murder case had surrendered before a court on June 18. Abhimanyu was stabbed to death on July 2, 2018

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You can't pay Rs 2500 for broadband? NIT Tiruchy prof asks student who opposed online exam

In a show of apathy, the professor is heard in the leaked video on social media, laughing incredulously at the student when he claims not to have the money to afford a connection

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Are Pondicherry University profs calling parents and complaining about students' late-night outs to get them to vacate hostels? 

While the PU students have been staying on campus for the past three months, the administration now wants them to vacate the hostel amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

NCBC

Disinterested approach towards OBC students: NCBC slams DU for discriminatory application form pricing  

The NCBC has recommended that the University reschedule their fee structure for the OBC (NC) category and the same be equal to the fee as applicable for the EWS category

Delhi University

DU ad-hoc teachers to go without income for one more month as reopening date pushed to August 1

The university pays the ad-hoc teachers for the vacation days as well if they are present on the last day of the previous academic session and the first day of the new session

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NIT Tiruchy Students' Council says online classes were held but students felt it wasn't enough

Students of NIT-T have taken to Twitter and have begun a campaign against their end-semester online exams with the hashtag #NittAgainstExams

The course was launched on June 30

Up to 2,50,000 students can enroll for this online BSc degree at IIT Madras. Here's how

We caught up with the IIT Madras faculty who designed its BSC degree and diploma in Data Science and Programming

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NEET, JEE coaching centres continue classes as MHRD, NTA stay mum on postponing entrance tests

Amid the rising Coronavirus cases in the country, NEET/JEE aspirants are worried as to what the future holds for them

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Line Engineering, admission to 109 Govt Arts and Science Colleges in TN could be through online counselling

The Higher Education Department already proposed this idea last year but because they had to face many challenges like the abundance of courses, lack of hostel facilities, they could not start work 

The show premiered on June 28 on Zoom

This Kerala comedian's latest show 'God's Own Country' is airing on Zoom. Here's why you should watch it!

Kochi-based comedian Sabareesh Narayanan speaksabout the stand-up show he performed on Zoom and how he found his way towards the profession
 

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Five universities, 104 colleges connected through 'e-Granthalaya' in Uttarakhand

Question papers of the last 10 years of competitive examinations will also be made available through e-library so that it can help students in their preparation

The women get their feedback over their social media pages

Eat Local: This Facebook page is connecting Kerala's farmers to eager consumers using videos and flyers

Lovelocalbuylocal was introduced to connect local farmers in Kerala with customers or markets to help them survive the economic threat of the lockdown

Ashok with the children

This techie quit his job to educate the children of Marathwada farmers who died of suicide

Ashok Deshmane, along with his wife Archana runs Snehwan, an NGO on the outskirts of Pune. They currently take care of 80 children

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UN report says it will take us 257 years to close gap between women and men in economic terms

The UNDP 2020 report ranks India at a staggering 122 among 189 countries in its Gender Inequality Index. India has a score of 0.501 (2018) while Switzerland which tops the list has just 0.037

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UP Govt school teacher found drawing salaries from two schools in separate districts 

Last month, the Uttar Pradesh police had arrested several people for using the same set of documents to secure jobs

Pratik Sharma has completed over 300 paintings of cars

Why Pratik Sharma's paintings of cars will blow every auto lover's mind with some painted torque

An artist's love for his muse is inspiring. For Pratik Sharma, it's all about cars. Rashmi Patil speaks to the artist who brings them alive through his paintings 

The pyramid-shaped classrooms at Paranga Vidya Kendra

This school in Karnataka has pyramids instead of buildings. And they're 'positively' great for village kids

The Paranga Charitable Trust's Paranga Vidya Kendra provides free and quality education to rural kids by conducting classes in pyramid-shaped classrooms. These classrooms are located near Magadi 

Preetha Krishnan with Anusha Vijayakumar (Pics: Soul Space Studio)

How pottery magic is created at Coimbatore's Soul Space Studio is beyond awesome

Coimbatore-based Preetha Krishnan's Soul Space Studio is exclusively dedicated to pottery where she makes everything from pots to murals!

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Alexa, can you handle a class? How Amazon's Assistant is teaching kids in 40 schools in rural Chhattisgarh

The device in itself is revolutionary for the kids of the region who have never seen a device that talks back to them and can tell them anything they want to know

Meraj Faheem ,Founder, The Hacking School

Why The Hacking School's coding bootcamps are the way to gin up on your coding skills

Have you heard of coding bootcamps? Try this one by The Hacking School started by Meraj Faheem, that sets up bootcamps only to teach coding to people from any educational background 

Baalya Foundation has done this programme in more than ten schools (Pics: Baalya Foundation)

How the Arivu project is crowdsourcing PPTs, videos in Kannada to help kids in Govt Schools learn better

Baalya Foundation is doing an incredible job of providing quality education to kids. Nagaraj S, founder of this non-profit organisation speaks about Arivu and their other initiatives in detail

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How this Chennai-based tech start-up is using VR, AI to upskill students and young professionals

DreamX uses VR/AR simulators to train and upskill students and young professionals. Shreesha Ghosh finds out how

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Want Shashi Tharoor as your prof? He will be teaching foundation courses at Masters’ Union School of Business

Dr Tharoor will teach a foundation course at the Masters’ Union which will draw from his experience as an eminent thinker, writer and administrator

The Sports School, Bengaluru (Pics: The Sports School)

The Sports School gives us an insight into how campus sports will change in a post-COVID world. Take a look

The Sports School is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their students get back on the ground and start playing at the earliest

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Want to see life-size dinosaurs in your living room? Google Search will help you. Here's how

The search engine giant has partnered with with Universal Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment and Ludia to bring the dinosaurs to Google Search

One of Anisha's creations (Pics: Ajith Kumar)

These siblings in Coimbatore can help you fall in love with Japanese kawaii dolls with their workshops

Anisha and Ajith Kumar from Coimbatore have been conducting one-day workshops every month to teach the popular Japanese art style of kawaii

Sai Prasad with actor Aamir Khan | (Pic: Sai Prasad Vishwanathan)

Being Sai: How the wheelchair never held this Hyderabad youth back from skydiving or going to Antarctica with Robert Swan

Now that Sai Prasad Vishwanathan has been to Antarctica, gone skydiving and pursued his MBA from ISB, he has been conducting counselling sessions for over 35,000 students and is helping out a lot

Hulk in Lockdown (Pics: Guru Charan)

Why this techie's Hulk in Lockdown photo series will have you LOL-ing over Hulk Bhai's ironing, drying antics

Bengaluru-based software engineer Guru Charan, for whom photography is revitalising, has been shooting toys to deal with his creative block

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Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the universe, Australian National University research

The fastest-growing black hole in the universe actually is 34 billion times the mass of our Sun and gorges on nearly the equivalent of one Sun every day

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It's about talent, not platform: TikTok influencers after app ban

The government on Monday evening banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country

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Efforts to create the largest database on Siddha treatment focusing on COVID-19 begins

The study, through the app, is a part of the research being carried out by a Central task force, which includes researchers from the Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR

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Inside Aani Maani: Of Bhutto, the beef ban and a whole lot of blockbuster storytelling

Fahim Irshad's first feature-length film Aani Maani tells us the story of a family in Uttar Pradesh who suffer the consequences of the beef ban. We watch the movie and ask the director questions 

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United Nations launches a new campaign to counter misinformation related to COVID-19

A range of media companies around the world, including Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, France Medias Monde, MultiChoice Africa and StarTimes, are distributing Pause content on TV channels

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Why Robogyaan's DIY kits will give your kids the robotic push they all need to make one today

Guntur-based Robogyaan helps students pick up robotics easily via their simple kits. Their co-founder and CTO is Sai Saandeep Sadu and their mentor is Dr Hafeez Basha. Together, they make one team

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Maybe you'll find the answer to life's problems in Sudheer's videos. Check out how

Sandra Sudheer Kumar's first online course will teach you how to mould your thought process. Once you sign up for the course on instamojo.com, you will receive videos and tasks every Sunday

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Starry, STEM-y night: How this Vizag start-up has used the lockdown to take science workshops to kids

Wish you understood more in your Science classes back in school? Starry Stories based in Vizag awakens the inquisitive soul of students and helps them understand concepts through simple experiments.

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This analyst has also painted some of the most artsy and happening walls in Hyderabad. Check it out

Ruchit Jain has painted many walls with beautiful artwork and is arguably one of the best street wall artists in the city. We explore his back story and find out what keeps the artist motivated always

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This Hyderabad start-up will deliver hydroponic-grown kale and spinach to your doorstep in time for your morning cook-off

Urban Tiller delivers fresh greens to your doorstep that are sustainably grown. Soon, they also want to enter into the healthy snacking field and offer healthy snacks like kale chips and so on  

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This Odia researcher's device can detect early-stage heart trouble in 15 seconds flat! Here's how

CardioMate developed by Larkai Healthcare can prove to be very helpful for your heart. Both CardioMate and RespiroGear, which they plan to launch in about two weeks, will be helpful during COVID-19

Mr Pointy Nose | (Pic: Daisy Paper Hugs)

How Ipsita Senapati created Mr Pointy Nose and other 'awww' characters and put them on coasters and more

Ipsita Senapati has a penchant for making odd-looking characters and calming mandalas. We find out how art saved her soul and how she works away in her little studio space that is in her own house

Poster of Mahanataka | (Pic: Mahanataka)

This Odia art teacher's short film is about a theatre director's struggle to keep the stage relevant in an OTT-obsessed world

The film Mahanataka attempts to revive the love for Indian classical drama in the hearts of one and all. Director Vishal Patnaik takes us all through the making of this film and his thoughts about it

Dr Ruchir Mehra

This telemedicine start-up has been helping chronic patients stay connected to docs during lockdown. Here's how

Remedo is a telemedicine platform that connects patients and doctors and provides end-to-end care in the recovery process