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Would rather let go of tenfold profits and stick to my values: Rajiv Lochan at International Kindness Festival

Lochan reflected back on his days at American Express and McKinsey & Company and elucidated how he prioritised truth over everything else

IIT Madras

Students can step out with permission, PhD students have the option to become day scholars: IIT Madras

The institute said that one must be sensitive towards the pandemic and precautionary measures are essential to prevent its spread

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Sona Group of institutions collaborates with Canada-based hospitals to make smart fabric wearables

The Salem-based Sona Group of education institutions will contribute to the FIBRE project through their faculty, laboratories and facilities

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New tools to make kids' ebooks easier to read on Google Play Books

With "Tap to Read", users can tap a word to hear it read out loud. The 'Kid-Friendly Dictionary' defines words for a young audience, often with illustrations on Google Play Books

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Why large number of young women still feel that IT, tech jobs are not for them

Over a third (38 per cent) of women working in the IT and tech industry feel that the absence of females in their sector made them wary of entering the profession

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#ThrowBackToday: The time when writer Arthur Conan Doyle came under pressure to revive Sherlock Holmes

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the time when the world's most famous detective received so much love that its creator was asked to bring back the spy from his death in the previous story

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Understanding the people added colour to the situation: How Al-Qaeda's longest-held captive Stephen McGowan used empathy to survive

When there is a gun to your head and you count the seconds you realise what is important to you. Stephen realised that he needed to be liked to stay alive

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University of Peshawar becomes the 4th Pak varsity to introduce a strict dress code for its female students

The UoP has introduced a dress code for its students, notifying its female students to wear white overalls with white salwar kameez

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Some Coronavirus mutations may help it evade immune system's T-killer cells, say scientists

In the current study, published in the journal Cell Immunology, the researchers sequenced 750 genomes of the novel coronavirus from infected individuals and analysed mutations

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I want to fight, I want to win: Acid attack survivor Zakira Sheikh, the 'Tigress' of Mumbai 

She was attacked by her husband in 2017. But she did not let that rule her life. She got out and built a good life for her daughters

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Protect yourself from COVID-19 with three-layered masks, say experts

According to the experts, additional layers in the mask may help us protect against SARS-CoV-2 by not letting the virus-laden contagious droplets or particles pass through the mask

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Supreme Court to commence hybrid physical hearing of cases from March 15

It said if the number of parties is higher than the specified number in a matter listed for hybrid hearing, then one advocate-on-record (AOR) and one arguing counsel per party would be allowed entry

Arvind Kejriwal

Soon, Delhi will have its own school education board as Cabinet gives nod

The Chief Minister further stated that Delhi has around 1,000 government schools and 1,700 private schools and all the government-run schools are affiliated with the CBSE

Dr P Venkat-Rangan

Amrita University VC Venkat Rangan: We focus on research, not NIRF rankings

In a conversation with us, Rangan talks about research, Mata Amritanandamayi's approach as the Chancellor and about why they're starting online degrees in line with the NEP

Ressy Mathew

Women's Day: Back to school is cool for 52-year-old Ressy Mathew. Check out her awe-inspiring story

After spending three decades as a labourer, Ressy Mathew restarted college in her late 40s. We spoke to her

Kamna Kakkar

Health crisis, stigma and images of people dying alone: Here's what the pandemic taught  this young doctor

Dr Kamna Kakkar was among the first few to speak up about the health crisis. She tells us about how she battled the pandemic

Thankamma

Women's Day: Thankamma may be 84 years old with poor eyesight but that doesn't mean she's too old to finish school

The Kollam resident reentered the classroom thanks to the Navachetana programme for Scheduled Castes. Here's how she was inspired to do it

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Women's Day: How this 39-year-old mother of two juggled work and academics to fulfil her dreams

We spoke to Namrata Sadhvani who restarted her higher studies after getting married due to societal pressure

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Women's Day: This Hyderabad woman quit her corporate job in her late 40s to study art

Lakshmi Jagannath is an artist. Not just a hobby artist, she is on her way to becoming a professional artist. She is now pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lalit Kalakshetra, Coimbatore 

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In Kodagu, this independent researcher is working with local tribes and children to protect this precious habitat

Neethi Mahesh has dedicated a lot of years to researching the riparian habitats of the Kodagu district. She is currently working with a tribe of honey collectors and students for better results 

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Women's Day: With no inhibitions, cyberspace lets you reveal your primal desires, says cyber Psychologist Nirali Bhatia

Nirali might be a Cyber Psychologist now but she started off as a Commerce student and she has dabbled in the IT world as well which made it easier for her to take up the profession

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Women's Day: This 25-year-old frontline worker tells us why we shouldn't worry about COVID and treat it like a flu 

We spoke to Isha Katyal, who was posted for COVID duty in Karnataka about her experiences, what it was like to be in a PPE kit for hours and more

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Women's Day: From child marriage to MPhil: Here's the inspiring story of Sunita Chauhan and her love for education

Sunita Chauhan was married off and sent to Delhi in 1993. Now, an MPhil student, she runs an NGO that helps teach underprivileged children

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Women's Day: Here's how Dr Anjana Vyas became a pioneer in starting the first-ever Geomatics course in Gujarat

We spoke to Dr Anjana Vyas from CEPT University in Gujarat about her research and specialisation in geomatics and remote sensing

Reethika Thatikonda 

Women's Day: How this medical student assisted during operations of COVID patients during the pandemic

No matter how much we commend frontline workers, it's less. And to remind you to be grateful, we bring you one such story of a medical student from Hyderabad who has been through many hurdles 

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Women's Day: How this 28-year-old med student overcame her fears to fight the Coronavirus

We spoke to a med student from Kolkata who was serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what she had to say

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Women's Day: Swapnamita Vaideswaran is a geologist specialising in the Himalayas and Northeast. This is her story! 

From understanding the behaviour of the Shillong Plateau to determining the rate of depletion of Himalayan glaciers and its impact, Swapnamita Vaideswaran has studied the mountains like never before

Madhumala Chattopadhyay

Women's Day: Why the first person to establish friendly contact with the Sentinelese believes that we mustn't try to civilise them

Madhumala's years of research resulted in 20 research papers and a book on the tribes of Car Nicobar, which were immediately sent across the world to be taught at universities

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Sports education gets major boost in India as XEBS launches new program

India's first IndoFrench business, Xavier Emlyon Business School (XEBS) has launched its Dual Degree Master's Program in Sports Industry Management to further enhance sports education.

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Meet Sahana Ramdas, one of India's fewest Animal Rights lawyers, who is standing up for nature's furry friends

Sahana Ramdas talks about how she decided to pursue animal rights law even though it isn’t a popular area of law 

Maragatha Valli

Women's Day: She passed +2 at 36. Nine years later, this college canteen worker has an MA in social work

Maragatha Valli talks about how she decided to attempt her +2 board exams 13 years after she left school and her journey since then

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What the FAQ: Here's all you need to know about the new UK work visa rules for in'tl students

Now you can work in the United Kingdom through the new Graduate Route after completing your course there. Isn't that exciting? Here's what you have to do

N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta

Noted Kannada poet N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta no more 

Bhatta has been household name through his bhavageetes (lyrical poems), and is known for his contribution of modern Kannada poetry, critical works and translations

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Meet Dr Shyamashree Das who has battled the pandemic on all fronts, from testing to treating to now vaccinating

Dr Shyamashree Das was part of the team testing people for COVID when they came into KMC, finds Prajanma Das. She has also treated COVID-19 patients and has been involved in the vaccine drive

Mintu Elizabeth

Women's Day: Ever heard of submarine groundwater discharge? Mintu Elizabeth's research will ensure that everyone knows about it soon 

Mintu Elizabeth has been researching submarine groundwater discharge for the past five years. We speak to her about what she has discovered about the lesser-known geological phenomenon

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Women's Day: Why astrophysicist Prajval Shastri believes that gender discrimination must not be perpetuated at institutions by teachers 

Prajval Shastri, an astrophysicist speaks about gender bias in the academic institutions especially in the field of Science and her love for research, why she pursued astrophysics and much more 

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Women's Day: What's it like being a nursing student in the wake of a pandemic? We find out from Shakthi Pavitra 

Shakthi Pavitra C is a final-year nursing student who worked at a COVID treatment centre in Bengaluru for nearly two months. She shares her experiences at the centre and how she prepared mentally 

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30,000 organisations across US hacked by Chinese threat actors

The vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Exchange Server Software allowed hackers to gain access to email accounts, and also gave them the ability to install malware

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If empathy is part of one's DNA, whether on or off court, it shines through: Mahesh Bhupathi says at Int'l Kindness Festival 

During one of the sessions of the virtual International Kindness Festival, former tennis professional Mahesh Bhupathi was in a free-wheeling chat with Mahima Poddar. This is what ensued

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India successfully tests ramjet technology for long range missile

Defence sources said a prototype of an air-to-air missile based on the ramjet technology was test fired from the Integrated Test Range to gauge the performance of the system

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Researchers develop smartphone application for reading COVID-19 test results 

The application combines smartphone camera imaging with machine learning to interpret SARS-CoV-2 serological rapid diagnostic test results

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Chennai-based company launches app to educate children on healthy food choices

Research that went into making the app showed that just 20 minutes of gaming time a week had a strong positive impact on children's food choices

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#ThrowBackToday: A message in a bottle, dating back to 1886, found on Australian shores in 2019 today

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the day when in Perth, Australia, a message in a bottle was found. After experts analysed it, it was found to be 100% authentic. Here's the full story behind it

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Police seeks permission to use NCC, NSS into polling centres to manage surveillance 

A letter to seek permission to use them in the premises polling centres was sent to DGP office, sources added

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QS Rankings 2021: Seven courses from VIT feature in rank list

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled every year to help prospective students to identify the leading universities in a particular subject

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Kindness was my path out of the pit of addiction: Tim Disney says at the Int'l Kindness Festival

The virtual International Kindness Festival started with the Founder of The Kindness Foundation sharing her thoughts followed by philanthropist Tim Disney's no-holds-barred session

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CBSE revises board exam dates for maths, physics and few other subjects for Class 10,12

The mathematics exam which was scheduled for May 21, will now be held on June 2, according to the latest date sheet

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US based SEG's student chapter started in CUSAT to promote Geoscience

The SEG has established student chapters in different parts of the globe with the vision of bringing together students, researchers who share a common interest in Geoscience

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Puducherry Lt Governor gives nod to pay arrears to aided schools staff

Soundararajan was informed about the setting up of a committee to examine, amend the Puducherry School Education Act and the rules relating to the payments

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Forty scholars from six countries awarded India Science and Research Fellowship

These scholars have been selected for India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) 2021 based on research proposal, experience, academic merit and publication record

The duo is currently working on designing courses on personal finance management

These two girls and their Instagram handle will bolster your financial management in reel-time

Instagram page FinCocktail simplest personal finance management through boomerangs and reels. Check it out

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E-Canteen Fundas: Test the extent of your unconscious biases, they shouldn't influence your decisions

Pro Tip: Our unconscious biases influence our decisions. Be aware. When we allow everyone to flourish on an equal footing, we unleash the real potential of our unit

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Twitter working on 'Undo Send' button that'll allow users to withdraw tweet in 30 seconds: Report

The undo button doubles as a progress bar, which appears to show you how long you have to undo a tweet before it gets sent

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Of Wonder and Woman: Here's how we can not only respect but also encourage the women in our lives

Today is Women’s Day and The Coach tells us how we can not only respect but also encourage the women in our lives, every day 

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Amazon India, UN Women partner to launch special storefront on International Women's Day

The IWD storefront will help customers discover and purchase close to 80,000 unique products including organic products, handmade crafts, healthy snacks

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Hundreds of students of Gurugram college stage protest demanding online exams due to COVID-19

The students are protesting against conducting the first and second year semester exams in offline mode

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Moving SC with review petition against ruling that reservation cannot exceed 50 per cent is option: Maha govt

Fadnavis criticised the government for neglecting the issue of OBC quota and not forming a commission to collect empirical (rpt empirical) data on Other Backward Classes population

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500 women students from engineering colleges to benefit from PayPal's five-month training, mentorship programme 

The programme will include technical certification courses, live mentor sessions with industry leaders followed by an online hackathon

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Students claim deceased IISc researcher was not given proper medical attention on campus. This is how IISc responded

  Rahul Pratap Singh, an MTech student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was playing football at the campus ground when he suddenly collapsed

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Australian government might set-up a dedicated quarantine system for international students

Prime Minister Scott Morrison had previously declared that more than 40,000 Australians who remain stranded overseas would be given priority to return to the country

SFI DU Convenor Akhil KM said that the very logic that the move will help Telegu speaking Andhra students in Delhi is flawed (Pic: SFI)

After teachers, SFI protests against the proposal to shift Sri Venkateswara College from DU to Andhra University

The Andhra government has also made a plea to the Centre to amend the 2009 UGC order disallowing a university's jurisdiction beyond the state by which it is established

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What the FAQ: What is the Ease of Living Index for Indian cities all about?

The index examined the outcomes that lead to existing living conditions through pillars of Quality of Life, Economic Ability, Sustainability, spanning across 13 categories  

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Centre's regulations don't have provisions to take action against digital platforms: Supreme Court

A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and RS Reddy also issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on Purohit's plea for an anticipatory bail in FIRs on the Tandav series

The product began shipping worldwide officially in January this year

Elections with Shasn: This board game allows people to talk politics, minus hostility and violence

Shasn recreates the scenario of an electoral campaign where people work against each other to win politically and take a stand by making a tough ethical choice 

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QS Ranking 2021: Overall rankings of IITs see sizeable drop, but Indian institutes excels in subject ranks

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had said that there has been an improvement in global rankings. The overall ranking list does not say so

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Reliance to cover COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees, families 

The firm has tied-up with specific hospitals to roll out the vaccination drive for employees at the places where they are stationed

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Vee Tech, Sona Group join Canada's UHN on wearable research

This investment will be used to fund several research and development projects in the wearable technology space

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Placement firm Vahan claims to have employed 1 lakh blue, grey colarred workers through their WhatsApp API 

There has been an increase of 400 per cent since 2020 and these workers have been placed in several blue/grey-collared jobs in sectors such as logistics, delivery, and BPOs, the company said

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Indian Women Rising and Educate Girls USA to raise funds to educate cast of the film Bittu

The collaboration also received the support of Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas who gave a shout-out to the fundraiser event, standing in solidarity with the right to education for the young girls

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Madurai bench of the Madras HC tells Govt to consider making NEET reservation more inclusive

If students like Soundarya, who hails from a disadvantaged background, had any inkling that such reservation would come into play, in all probabilities they would not have opted for the sponsorship

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80 per cent of women seek permission to prioritise their career, according to OKCupid study

The digital video throws spotlight on benefactors in a woman's life who think they are allowing them the 'privilege' of getting an education, having a successful career or financially independent

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Should the SSLC, HS exams be postponed in Kerala? Here's what the teachers think

Due to the peculiar situation this year, it was decided to identify focus areas from only 40% of the syllabus and conduct model exams on that basis

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Students of SH College in Kochi clean signboards for travellers to identify destinations better

People realise the worth of signboards only when they are forced to go around asking passersby directions to a place, one of the students said

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Under a new government programme, Andhra school students to learn a new English word everyday

Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to provide English-Telugu dictionaries to schools and ensure that students learn the meaning of a new English word every day

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IISc study shows higher, faster COVID mutations in Bengaluru compared to national and global average

It found that the three Bengaluru isolates analysed had 27 mutations in the viral genomes with over 11 mutations per sample — more than both the national average of 8.4 and global average of 7.3

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Woman and her two children found hanging in Northwest Delhi's Shakurpur, police to investigate

A preliminary inquiry revealed that the woman had an argument with her husband on Thursday morning over visiting their native village in Bihar's Madhubani

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Primary classes in Telangana unlikely to resume offline this academic year

COVID-19 pandemic and fast-approaching summer may delay classes; no instruction from the government yet, says School Education Department

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Kerala teachers divided over postponement of class X and XII exams

A teachers' association has apprised the government of the 'practical difficulties' in conducting the exam from March 17 to 30, citing the upcoming assembly election

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Study suggests digital apps can help chronic pain sufferers manage pain

The study used the app called 'Manage My Pain' and saw clinically significant reductions in key areas that drive increased medical needs, potential abuse of prescription opioids and pain

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Here's what Indian women are talking about on Twitter

Current affairs, celebratory moments, communities and social change featured in the top five conversation themes among women on Twitter

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Jagan govt offers discount on mobile phones, welfare and empowerment measures on Women's Day

A 10 per cent discount will be given on mobile phones purchased by women from select shopping centres on March 8

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UP Principal suspended after student dies, allegedly after consuming mid-day meal

The district magistrate said Gunjan's parents had later reached the school with the girl's body and alleged that she had consumed 'khichdi' in the mid-day meal that led to her death

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Study finds that CO2 emissions cuts must increase tenfold to tackle climate emergency

The researchers examined the progress in cutting fossil CO2 emissions since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015

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#ThrowBackToday: The first time Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven was played live 50 years ago today!

In today's #TBT, we take you through multiple events. Today is Learn What Your Name Means Day and also the day when the English Rock Band Led Zeppelin played one of their most iconic songs live

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The best days of my life: Rajasthan's Former Dy CM Sachin Pilot on college life

Given a choice he would choose to be at a college campus rather than be an MLA or an MP, said Pilot vehicle speaking at the inauguration of XLRI's fest

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur's Mineral and Mining department among Top 50 according to QS Rankings 2021

IIT Kharagpur has surpassed its top subject rank in 2021 with the highest worldwide subject rank at 44 in comparison to 46 in 2020 and 47 in 2019, the statement issued by the institute said

IISc

Two students die in a day at IISc, one by suicide, another collapses in the middle of football game

The Institute urged students to reach out for help from faculties and wellness resources. They also attached links for the students to access the resources

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NEP is the theme at New Delhi World Book Fair, to be held virtually from March 6

The event, which is organised annually at the Pragati Maidan grounds in January, has been moved to the virtual medium as pandemic-related restrictions are in place

Kamal Haasan

Don’t seek work, work will seek you: Kamal Haasan’s MNM promises 50 lakh jobs, financial incentives

The party is encouraging entrepreneurs by promising youth who are able to employ five or more people would be eligible for special financial incentives

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How these young mental health workers are helping Chennai's government school kids get the help they need to keep depression, anger at bay 

Firefly Mental Health is a community support group started in 2019 by two mental health workers V Priyanka and Shriya Srivatsan and they're doing a great job with some severely affected children 

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Netflix goes the TikTok, Insta Reels route; launches short comedy clips feature called Fast Laughs

Fast Laughs, which at the moment is only available for iOS device owners in select countries, looks and feels very similar to TikTok or Instagram Reels

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ICAR-CMFRI develops new hatchery technology for picnic seabream fish

Earlier, the institute had succeeded in brood stock development of fishes like cobia, silver pompano, Indian pompano, orange-spotted grouper, pink ear emperor and John's snapper

Tarun Ayitam -- Founder and CEO of DeepThought

Middle school students can now solve complex Math problems courtesy this start-up. Here's how

Students enrolled in DeepThought’s programmes defeated engineering students at a competition in the Lean Startup Challenge. What is that they are doing differently? 

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Scientists from IISc reveal new mutations and proteins of the novel Coronavirus

The genomic analysis was done using what molecular biologists like Tatu call next generation sequencing (NGS), a technology that allows for rapid sequencing of the entire genome

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Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind to provide mainstream, smart education to 2,000 madrasa students

JuH will also take care of student scholarships, smart classes, online and offline reading material, teachers' training and other amenities required with the help of sponsors and donation

A Pawga session

With Pawga, yoga is literally going to the dogs...but you'll love it! This is why

At Pawga, you practise beginner's yoga when puppies run around you, climb on you or simply just decide to take a nap while you stretch

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Single institute to be set up for KG to PG level education: Haryana CM  Manohar Lal Khattar

The Chief Minister directed the officers to also chalk out a plan for the private institutions and also monitor if it is followed properly

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CO2 emissions cuts must increase tenfold to tackle climate emergency, study says 

The findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, show the need for far greater ambition ahead of the important UN climate summit in Glasgow, UK, in November

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When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines? Here's what experts say 

That means some high schoolers could get in line for those shots whenever they become eligible in their area, either because of a medical condition or once availability opens up