Vyshnavi G

Engineering student from SRM, Andhra Pradesh wins ETHDenver Hackathon 2020 at Denver

Vyshnavi also received a bounty of 500 US dollars from SKALE and 500 US dollars from Chainlink for the project

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Why every coffee enthusiast should look out for the documentary 'C for Coffee'

The documentary C for Coffee focuses on the state of coffee in our country and how it affects the lives of several people who are dependent on it, we find out more

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Remdesivir, the antiviral under clinical trials improves recovery time in COVID-19 patients: Study

The researchers, including those from New York University in the US, found that Remdesivir was most beneficial for hospitalised patients with severe disease requiring supplemental oxygen

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Confident that COVID-19 vaccine will be available by next year, says Harvard Professor

Three vaccines are showing promising results. These are from America, China and Oxford. For now, they all seem promising — may be one of them or all turn out to be effective, said the professor

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Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology's AMRIT app to help administration track suspected COVID patients in Prayagraj

The app will also track people who are taking over the counter medicines for suppressing symptoms like cough/cold/fever and unknowingly spreading the infection to those who are coming in their contact

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This architect duo is building sustainable spaces using eco-friendly, traditional methods. Here's how

Studio Dcode, an eco-friendly architecture firm uses local labour, resources and more importantly, local arts and crafts in the homes, offices and other spaces they build. We find out how

Kifayat Hussain

This COVID positive maths teacher took online classes from a hospital in Leh. Here's why he's inspiring

Kifayat Hussain is a Mathematics teacher at the Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School in Leh. He conducted online classes from the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 

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Pondicherry University says it will not grant PG scholarships to students who participated in fee hike protests in new circular

The PU administration has stated in a new circular that the postgraduate students who participated in the fee hike protests during this semester will not be eligible 

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We are not enemies of the state: Youth leaders condemn arrests of student leaders, denounce false charges

Students from across the country condemned the arrests and false framing of students leaders and accused the police of taking advantage of the lockdown to do so
 

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Delhi Court order from 2017 not valid in 2020? Hue and cry in JNU after CCTV cameras installed in hostels

The students also said that they were threatened and told that if they resist the admin will file FIRs against them

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IIT Madras researchers develop high-performance magnesium alloy that can significantly reduce vehicular emissions

The research team has made headway in solving this challenging problem by formulating a magnesium alloy with almost zero yield asymmetry and high ductility

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Why Chaaya Prabhat's art on Instagram is the pop of colour you'll always need

Chaaya Prabhat is using her whimsical take on things add some much-needed colour to boring book covers. Here's how she gets inspired to do what she does

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Australian universities hit by the Coronavirus pandemic as international students have no way to come back yet

International students contributed some A$37.6 billion to the Australian economy in 2018-19, making education the fourth largest export in the country

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The trainer brainer: Don’t choose a career based on public opinion, choose what blends well with your attitude

For those youngsters who unnecessarily worry about their career path and public opinion regarding it, it determines their level of self-esteem

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Bihar Board declares Class 10 examination results, pass percentage over 80 

A total of 41 students including 10 girl students were among those who secured a position among the top ten in the examination

Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

HRD Minister Pokhriyal to address heads of 45,000 institutions online on Thursday during NAAC webinar

The webinar will be organised by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. One can register online through NAAC's website

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WHO warns of COVID-19 'second peak' as lockdowns ease in countries around the world

The stark warning comes as countries around the world start to gradually ease lockdown restrictions, allowing shops to reopen and larger groups of people to gather

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This Coimbatore-based start-up is making pens and pencils out of newspapers. Here's how

Pepaa Products collaborates with over 800 farmers and rural women to make their range of plantable, sustainable products

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COVID-19: No high fives, no hugs, as exams begin in Kerala schools after lockdown

After the announcement early this month, that the examination will soon begin, there were numerous announcements in the media and in the social media

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Canteen Fundas: Your mantra in life should be to try new things, without the fear of making mistakes

The mantra for continuous growth in our life is to try new things, constantly, without the fear of making mistakes. We should try not to repeat the old mistakes

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Too little and too much: COVID-19 lockdown anxieties take a toll on sleep cycles

As India navigates the ninth week of the nationwide lockdown that pushed millions of people into the confines of their homes, distress and anxiety are on the rise

Online learning is the new trend

85 percent of students miss interaction with teachers, online classes can't replace schools: Survey

Around 50 per cent of the students, covered in the survey, stated that they find it difficult to understand the subject without the classroom environment and teacher present

Cyclone Amphan wrecked havoc on Kolkata

Rs 2 crore worth COVID-Amphan scholarships announced by Adamas University Vice Chancellor

The scholarships are being given keeping in mind the immense economic loss to many families in this region due to job and income losses due to COVID19 induced lockdown and Amphan

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DUTA survey finds 55 pc students do not have books with them to open for DU's Open Book Exam

Only around 17 per cent of the students have devices larger than a smartphone and the majority of them do not have laptops to access online resources or sit for the exams, found the study

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Beyond corona: Will e-teaching become a part of the Indian educational system?

There is already a brewing revolt against online e-teaching with several teachers in Karnataka revolting against bullying by parents who get involved in their children’s e-classes

Raj Thackery

What is the need to hold university exams during a pandemic?: Raj Thackeray asks Maharashtra Guv

The Governor made his displeasure clear in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as the embarrassed government attempted to combat the crisis

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SSLC, VHSE exams commence in Kerala, students follow health norms

Students at VHSS Manacaud High School in Thiruvananthapuram were encouraged to follow social distancing norms while they also underwent thermal screening before entering the examination centre

TISS students at a protest in the past

17 SC,ST, OBC students from TISS are crowdfunding their fees so they can graduate. Here's why

The lockdown has put additional burden on the families of these students who are unable to pay the fees since their GOI-PMS scholarship money has still not come through

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Rwandan scientists conducting research on the immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients

Scientists in Rwanda are carrying out research aimed at finding out whether people who recovered from the COVID-19 in the country got specific antibodies to the virus, an official said Monday

Niloufer Manzur

Bangladesh: Founding head of Sunbeams School Niloufer Manzur dies of COVID-19 at 74

Niloufer Manzur founding head of Sunbeams International school Bangladesh died in hospital care from the COVID-19 illness at the age of 74

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WHO suspends clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for corona patients

According to the WHO, over 400 hospitals in 35 countries are actively recruiting patients and nearly 3,500 patients have been enrolled from 17 countries under the Solidarity Trial

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Jadavpur University teachers to raise funds to help students affected by cyclone Amphan 

After coming to know the losses suffered by the students and their families, the association members have decided to provide urgent financial assistance to them

The video shows two lives simultaneously

This Mumbai animator's hard-hitting video compares your privileged life with a migrant's during the lockdown

Debjyoti Saha's video which was posted five days ago was quick to go viral. It is a part of his series called 'Korona'

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Students in India want Yoga to be part of the curriculum, says ABVP's survey report

The RSS' student wing is now all set to submit the report, along with its suggestions to the Prime Minister so that it is made a mandatory part of the curriculum

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How this Bengaluru start-up's CoronaOven can 'bake' the dreaded virus to a crisp, keep you safe

Developed by Bengaluru-based start-up Log 9 Materials, this device was not only created in record time, it was also deployed in the market really quick. This is how they went about developing it

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Bengaluru start-up Edvizo is conducting free doubt-clearing sessions for NEET, JEE aspirants. Here's how

Edvizo is an online platform set up in 2018 to help students and parents find, compare and enrol in the best and trusted private institutes in their locality

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BJP demands action against question setters of Goa's Class 10 English exam paper which 'portrays govt in poor light'

Former Goa BJP chief Rajendra Arlekar said the question provokes an "anti-Goa and anti-India feeling". State BJP general secretary Narendra Sawaikar also demanded strict action in the matter.

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Pending Class 10,12 exams to be held in 15,000 centres in order to follow social distancing norms

The decision has been taken to ensure social distancing at exam centres and minimise travel for students during the COVID-19 period

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Coping with abuse at home: Here are ways to cope with violence by learning to protect and dissociate yourself

The Coach speaks about learning to cope with domestic violence and uncomfortable truths by learning to protect and dissociate yourself

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Epilepsy-related deaths common in young adults, new research shows

The study is being conducted in Scotland and looks to identify the burden of epilepsy-related deaths, what proportion of these are potentially avoidable

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How Singapore and India are contributing to a COVID-19 vaccine race

Without a vaccine and an effective treatment, we may never get back to life as it used to be. With new cases in the US and Europe declining, they are starting to gradually re-open their economies

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Importance of grammar: How written and spoken grammar are different when it comes to everyday interaction

Spoken grammar (SG) is the grammar of everyday interaction.  It is informal and natural. SG is flexible in its word order

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Bhubaneswar-based The Write Order is embarking on a literary revolution with their cost-effective packages

Niket Raj Dwivedi, Founder, The Write Order talks about their future plans, establishing authors that include an out-of-the-world application that they want to launch really, really soon. Up for it? 

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Students, migrants in India take flight home after weeks of COVID-19 lockdown

Scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended on March 25, when the Centre imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus

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COVID-19: Australian students return to classrooms for full-time face-to-face lessons

The state of Victoria will allow the return of its eldest and youngest students on Tuesday, while the others will do so on June 9

IIT Ropar

IIT Ropar researchers develop synthetic material for anti-microbial coatings on PPE kits

These materials are non-volatile in nature with no foul smell, possess very high anti-microbial activities, and have high shelf life on different metallic or non-metallic surfaces

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Tripura schools to resume classes from June 15, premises to be sanitised before classes

Before start of the academic sessions all schools would be sanitized properly and supply of drinking water would be ensured

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IIT-Bhubaneswar create online exam method that will overcome previous limitations

The new method will overcome several limitations of holding only computer-based tests, lacking the robustness, reliability of invigilation and connection faced by the commercially available tests

Migrant workers have faced many hurdles in the last two months

Migrant workers' children give up on 'big-city schools' as families forced to return home in hope to escape starvation

Both Tirath Kumar and Shyam Babu's families left for their village on Shramik Special Train earlier this week, among hundreds of migrants labourers who were victims of reverse migration

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We know the air we breathe is toxic. Bengaluru-based start-up Ambee tells us just how much 

Ambee has installed over 500 sensors all over India. The start-up has air quality data for over one lakh pincodes across 65 countries. This is how they do what they do extremely efficiently

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These webinars hosted by waste-management company Ceiba Green Solutions will keep your green thumbs busy

The latest is that together with Upcycler's Lab, Mumbai, Ceiba Green Solutions are going to coming up with a board game very soon and it will be about waste management and segregation. How's that?

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These online courses by Treetor are cost-effective, and you don't have to fear compromise on quality

Challenges like internet connectivity, for at least two students out of 15 in the class, is an issue Treetor battles with even today. But the Bhubaneswar-based start-up is trying to overcome it ASAP

TISS

TISS withholds results of students unable to pay dues, dissolves Students' Union  

The Union in a statement claimed that there was absolutely no transparency in the additional charges that were being levied on the students    

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'How to Become an Intellectual Kshatriya': TISS Students' Union condemns 'casteist' event organised by student group

The event was organised by the Democratic Secular Students' Forum and their guest was Rajiv Malhotra, a researcher, speaker and thinker    

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Sikkim reports first COVID case: 25-year-old student who returned from Delhi

The student was living in Delhi to prepare for UPSC examinations but returned to the state by bus along with a few others last week

Disha Deshpande

Yoga is not just about asanas: This 27-year-old's online personalised yoga course promises a journey within yourself 

No two bodies are the same and the same instructions will not work for two people, believes Disha. While there is a common link, every person has different needs

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'Work from home' job searches see a 377 per cent spike from Feb to May, says report

Job postings for work from home have also seen an increase of 168 per cent, while 53 per cent of employees would also consider taking a pay cut in order to have access to remote working options

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India sees biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 6,767 new cases

The nationwide tally increased to 1,31,868, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 3,867 after 147 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry

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Schools in Kerala's Wayanad district are being sanitised ahead of exams

The SSLC, Plus one, Plus two and Vocational higher secondary exams will commence from May 26. They will be conducted over five days from May 26 to May 30, the Education Minister said

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More research on lungs of deceased COVID patients may help develop vaccine: Study

There were distinctive features related to blood vessels seen in the lungs of patients who had died of COVID-19, the researchers observed

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MANUU, Hyderabad sends stranded boarder, non-boarder students to their hometowns by special trains

The University has been coordinating with Police officials of the Telangana Government since the beginning of the lockdown

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Pixar unveils its first animated gay lead character in short film Out

The official Twitter account of the streaming platform posted a 'heartwarming' teaser of the film. In the clip, Greg, is seen trying to talk himself into coming out to his parents

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Smart Cities Mission to upscale to support Karnataka to tackle COVID-19

The focus will be on strengthening health infrastructure, providing medical equipment and developing information technology solutions

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No special coaching classes to be held for Class 10 students in schools: TN Education Minister

If any school, be it private or government-aided and government school authorities, was involved in admission and collection of fees from the students, it would be pulled up

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Study shows six feet social distancing may not be enough to avoid COVID-19 spread

To study how saliva moves through the air, Dbouk and Drikakis created a computational fluid dynamics simulation that examines the state of every saliva droplet moving through the air

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Indian Immunologicals developing COVID-19 vaccine in cross-continental collaboration

It is leading the cross-continental research collaboration in association with the Griffith University of Australia to develop a live SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

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Bihar law college puts its original Urdu signboard back after students and activists protest

The students had previously protested the signboard removal with #UrduLikhoCMCollege. They had accused the ABVP of pressurising the administration to do so

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TEDxHyderabad’s virtual edition is on May 24. Here's everything you need to know about it 

Many big names are coming together on May 24 at 3 pm to talk about resilience during TEDxHyderabad's virtual edition. Register quickly and be there to listen to the most exciting and engaging talks

The team at AirOK Technologies

This start-up by IIT Madras alumni is making air purifiers that suck the pollution and toxicity out. Here's how

AirOK Technologies is taking the #AatmaNirbharBharat narrative forward with their indigenously developed air purification tech. This is how it works 

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Are students coming for exams or health checks: Meet the advocates who have filed a PIL against Karnataka conducting the SSLC exams 

The PIL mentions that it is a risky job to conduct board exams for SSLC students at the point when the pandemic is spreading in rapid numbers and more than eight lakh students are attending this time

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#DeclareGujExams: Why these Gujarat aspirants are storming Twitter for their exam results

These candidates struggle to prepare and sit for the competitive exams but even after clearing the exams they often do not get appointed for years

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Manipur govt sets up 2 dedicated COVID-19 quarantine centres for transgenders

There are 66,330 active cases of COVID-19 in the country at present. As many as 3,583 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the country

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No new COVID-19 cases in China for the first time since the outbreak 

The two suspected cases detected Friday - one locally in the city of Shanghai and the other from abroad in the north-eastern province of Jilin - did not rise to confirmed status

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First COVID-19 vaccine human trial finds it is safe, induces immune response

However, the scientists, including those from the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology in China said further research is needed to confirm whether the vaccine protects against SARS-COV-2 infection

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After drama, threats and a long wait, Kerala students arrive back home in special train from Delhi

Around 700 passengers travelled in this train, which did not have air conditioning to reduce the risk of COVID transmission  

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What Amphan did to the City of Joy in 19 horrific crowd-sourced pictures 

With wind speeds of about 185 kmph, the superstorm uprooted trees, broke and bent power lines and disrupted communication

Vilokana was officially launched for public use in the last week of April

IIITM researchers in Kerala develop a search engine to find research papers on COVID to bust rumours 

The Vilokana search engine allows you to search up any expert articles or research related to COVID-19 or any subject that you wish to dig deeper about

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After Rs 1000 cr to WB, PM Modi announces Rs 500 cr assistance for Amphan-hit Odisha

He chaired the review meeting in presence of Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi at Biju Patnaik International Airport

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Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: Doctors Association Kashmir

Dr Hassan said the best way to ensure that people have adequate levels of vitamin D is to take the vitamin supplements at currently recommended levels

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This new smartphone tool measures haemoglobin without drawing blood. Here's how

A pilot clinical test with volunteers showed that prediction errors for the smartphone technique were within five to 10 per cent of those measured with clinical laboratory blood

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This Kochi-based start-up is helping schools go digital in 24 hours flat! Here's how

EduBrisk Knowledge Solutions, founded by Saiju Aravind, through their programme Classroom to Virtual Classroom within the next 24 hours is helping schools in an enormous way. This is how they do it

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Class X exams to be held in Telangana from June 8 to July 5

Acting on the court's suggestion to ensure social distancing, the department said 2,005 exam centres would be set up

Jessica Fernandes, voice artist and a Physical Education teacher

I didn't tell my friends because it irritates everyone: Meet the Mangaluru lady who recorded the Corona callertune in Kannada

The female voice that you hear soon after the cough is of Jessica. She tells us that her experience in voice recording helped her complete the recording only in two takes

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CISCE board to conduct pending Class 10, 12 exams from July 1-14

The schools have also been asked to ensure candidates' entry and exit in a staggered manner to ensure social distancing norms are followed at examination centres

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UP govt paid Rs 19 lakh for diesel used for ferrying students from Kota: Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma

The Deputy Chief Minister said the Rajasthan Government accepted their request to help in bringing back their stranded students

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PM Modi says country stands with West Bengal, announces Rs 1000 crore aid

The Prime Minister also said that Rs 2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the deceased persons while those who suffered serious injuries will get Rs 50,000 each

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Edex Impact: Kalinga University offers bonded labourer-turned-student fee waiver to continue studies

Edexlive had written about Khemlal a month back. At that time, he had exhausted all his savings, buying essentials during the lockdown

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#AmphanCyclone: Here's how you can donate to relief funds to help cyclone-ravaged Bengal and Odisha

Students, local groups, NGOs, and people from around the world are providing financial support to West Bengal after the super cyclone pummeled through the state leaving behind a trail of destruction

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Hyderabad-based crowdfunding platform Goodclap is doing a lot for COVID-19 relief. Step up

While their chief mentor is Dr G Rajkumar, their core team consists of VV Bhargava Sai Kiran, Raju Vengala, Anurag Gandrapu, Phani Krishna Katnam and Maruthi Kurak. They work together to do good 
 

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Why you'll want to take a bite out of The Soaptub Co's all-natural, funky shaped soaps

Sushmitha Jakkula is the founder of Hyderabad-based The Soaptub Co. Through her venture, she supplies handmade soaps. She also offers soap hampers and if you love bath salts, she makes those too 

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This Hyderabad start-up can 3D print parts of low-cost housing — and compound walls even! Here's how

As soon as Siri Chandana Vodela and Gaayatri Yaarlagadd passed out of MEC, they started working for their own start-up full-time along with friend, college mate and Co-founder, Shiva Bhisne  

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Want to try Psaligraphy? Perhaps it's time to get into one of Neetu Sam's classes

Neetu Sam, who is a Hyderabad-based artist, also takes up commission work and she likes drawing mandalas and she uses watercolours as well. She especially adores monochrome sketching. So cool! 
 

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So long Zoom, Hello Octa: Why schools are falling in love with this video conferencing platform

The Hyderabad-based start-up developed Octa and managed to get constant feedback from teachers and students about how to make it more user-friendly before they rolled it out to a larger audience

Master Majunath as Swami in Malgudi Days

Remember Swamy from Malgudi Days? This is what he is doing in life now!

With Malgudi Days returning to the silver screen, We caught up with Manjunath Nayaker, who played the role of Swami, and took a trip down memory lane with him 

Today marks the one-year death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi

One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

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Tips to prepare for LIC AAO Specialist Prelims 2020 Examination: What to read and practice

Timely completion of the syllabus along with practising of several mock tests are the two most significant things to ensure that you qualify the exam with a good score

President Trump had asked the people of the country to 'take it easy' and 'relax' two days later

US could've saved 36,000 lives if social distancing measure adopted earlier: Study

The US is the worst-hit country due to coronavirus. According to John Hopkins University data, there are 1,577,287 confirmed cases and 94,702 deaths

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India sees biggest spike in COVID-19 with 6,088 cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

As many as 48,533 patients have been cured/discharged and one migrated till date.Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 41,642 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu