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LPU students develop herbal 'vetiver' mask with filters to purify air and strengthen your immunity against COVID

The herbal mask developed by a team at LPU can last up to two months and is washable. We find out how it was developed and how it can help you

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Companies will expect more skills from students: Ma Foi's e-learning platform Etude to upskill students, professionals

Etude will focus on curating need-based programmes from a learner's point of view, added Latha Rajan, Co-founder of the Ma Foi Group

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This is how Bengaluru-based Insectifii aims to start a revolution in the poultry feed industry  

Soybean, which goes into poultry feed, is a burden on the planet. Here's how this team found a viable alternative to it and are now testing it out with great gusto. This is their story

Lovely Professional University

LPU researchers develop robot to ensure mask usage, social distancing in COVID hotspots

Powered with IoT, APIs and a host of sensors, Alithis can be used as an eye by the local authorities to remotely detect in real-time if people are observing social distancing in contaminated areas

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The covers are off: How this memory quilt-making label appreciated by Priyanka Chopra is getting back after COVID

Don't want to throw away your old clothes? Just give them to Cornucopia Concepts and they will work their magic to make you the most beautiful memory quilt. This is how they are starting again  

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DU OBE: Varsity uploads mock Philosophy question paper during exam, uploads the correct one an hour later

The university uploaded a wrong question paper for the final year BA Political Science students, who were attempting their OBE on Friday

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Check out this Kashmiri teacher's live classroom app that works on 2G and automates attendance

Wise App was co-developed by Mubeen Masudi, along with three other engineers. It was launched last week

Delhi University

Delhi University OBE: The Grievance Redressal Committee to start its functioning from Friday

Upon the university's request, a Delhi High Court division bench has allowed it to add one more person and make the GRC a six-member committee  

Supreme Court

Supreme Court to decide UGC exams' fate on August 18. Guidelines are 'mindless', says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The court was hearing four petitions challenging the decision to conduct examinations, amid the rising number of COVID cases

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Mortal remains of 4 TN students who drowned in Russia expected to reach India next week: MoS MEA 

Four students from Tamil Nadu who were studying at the Volgograd State Medical University drowned in the Volga river on Saturday

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Queries on equivalence of engineering degree nomenclatures be resolved at the state level: AICTE 

The directive by the technical education regulator comes after it received multiple representations and queries on equivalence or relevace of different nomenclatures

COVID-19

Researchers develop new test could diagnose Coronavirus within 20 minutes

According to the researchers, the test is highly accurate and easy to use, making it a prime candidate for use in settings with limited testing capabilities

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How this 26-year-old from Chennai is reviving the forgotten fountain pen - by building a global 'nib' network

Aditya Bhansali launched his online store The Pen World in 2013 with the aim to make premium pens available in small towns. Today, his brand ships to over 23 countries

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Toronto University researchers develop cell injection technique that could help reverse vision loss

Many researchers have experimented with treatments based on injecting healthy photoreceptors or RPE cells into the eye to replace the dead cells

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US Justice Department finds Yale discriminates against Asian Americans during admission

In a statement, the DoJ said that its findings - are the result of a two-year investigation in response to a complaint by Asian American groups concerning Yale's conduct

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TN starts yoga therapy as part of treatment for COVID-19 patients to address depression, suicidal tendencies

Yoga and Naturopathy experts were being involved in the treatment of asymptomatic patients and those with mild and moderate symptoms of COVID-19 at 145 centres along with allopathy

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Scientists decode likely order of COVID-19 symptoms, fever first followed by cough

The researchers believe identifying patients earlier may reduce hospitalisation time since there are better approaches to treatments now for COVID-19

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Need clearly defined, inclusive access strategy for COVID-19 vaccine: Rahul Gandhi

The statement from the Congress leader came a day after he tweeted a graph showing country's upward-moving COVID-19 curve

Delhi University

DU OBE not in compliance with High Court's order, GRCs can now take up matters directly with the court

The Delhi University began its online OBE on August 10. However, there have been a lot of complaints about its conduct

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This app by a Mumbai-based entrepreneur will save Indian businesses amid COVID-19 crisis

Dukaan now has over 1,50,000 stores created online, over 5,00,000 products have been added across 40 different categories of businesses

Gopika and Hemalatha with Dhanya Raman

Landslides washed away home and family, but online classes saved these sisters from Pettimudi tragedy

Gopika and Hemalatha had moved to their aunt's house in Thiruvananthapuram to attend online classes. The landslides hit that very week and they lost their family

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COVID-19: With schools closed, Tricolour sales dip ahead of Independence Day

Flag sellers said that usually, they would get bulk orders ahead of Independence Day but so far no such orders were received

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Bunko Junko: This Mumbaikar's efforts have helped over 1,500 underprivileged women earn their livelihood in a sustainable way    

Bhavini N Parikh started Bunko Junko, wherein, Bunko means style and Junko means unused textile waste. They collect waste fabric and with them, stitch the most beautiful products ever

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Karnataka HC declines to interfere in the conduct of COMEDK exams, directs counsel to go ahead as per schedule

This year 61,000 students have registered for the COMEDK exams that will be held on August 19 across India

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Here's why 809 school students have moved Supreme Court to cancel CBSE's compartment exams

More than 2 Lakh students across the country will have to write the CBSE compartment examinations. The schedule is yet to be released

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UGC tells SC that Maharashtra, Delhi had no right to conceal final year exams - tells them to conduct it now

The Supreme Court will next hear the writs challenging the examinations on August 14. 33 students and Yuva Sena have submitted these petitions

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Pandemic proves to be more stressful among young women in UP: Survey

Almost 9 out of every 10 young women (89 per cent) in Uttar Pradesh has been seeking help for mental health during the lockdown period

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40 Tamil Nadu cops donate plasma after recovering from the Coronavirus

Chennai Police Commissioner also commented on the same and said that "other personnel who have recovered from COVID-19 also willing to donate plasma"

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Kozhikode plane crash: 92 injured passengers discharged from hospitals

The B737 plane fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into pieces, killing 18 people, including both the pilots

Dr Ashwathnarayan C N, Deputy Chief Minister, felicitated Meghana after she cleared UPSC (Pic: Twitter)

YouTube, screen readers and Kannada literature: How Meghana, a visually challenged prodigy, cracked UPSC and KAS in the same year 

While most of the students say it is difficult to crack UPSC, for Meghana it was a part of her life. This girl who lost her vision set her standards high by cracking UPSC in the second attempt

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This 27-year-old innovator from Gujarat is making bricks by recycling single-use PPE kits and masks. Here's how

The Recycle Man of India Binish Desai tells us how his start-up is developing eco-friendly bricks by recycling used PPE kits and masks 

Financepeer offers fee financing services to parents

Need a loan to pay your kid's school fees after COVID hit? This Google-incubated firm will give you an interest-free loan

With its presence in more than 52 cities of India, Financepeer has collaborated with 2,000 schools across states by supporting schools and families with financial loans and other support

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Manipur govt warns teachers against expressing views on govt policies without seeking approval

Director of University and Higher Education K Diana Devi said non-compliance of the order might lead to disciplinary action

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Over three crore N95 masks, one crore PPE kits, ten crore HCQ distributed to states free of cost: Govt

In a release, the Ministry said that a total of 22,533 'Make in India' ventilators have also been delivered to various States, Union Territories and central institutions by the centre

Anand Mahindra

Mahindra University’s school of engineering Hyderabad announces eligibility criteria for admissions 

The admissions will be granted on the basis of either JEE Mains or Valid SAT Subject test scores or SAT Scores or ACT scores or Class 10+2 exams result

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After a power failure, this DU student wrote her online exam with a mobile flashlight on. But she couldn't upload it on the portal

Divya Malik's first exam was held on August 11. After a power failure at 2 PM, her sister switched on the mobile flashlight for her to write the exam

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Record single-day spike of 66,999 cases pushes India's COVID-19 tally to 23,96,637; death toll 47,033 

The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 47,033 with 942 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, health ministry data updated at 8 am showed

Minal Anand, CEO and Founder of GuruQ

How GuruQ's tutoring in the local language syncs with the NEP's three language policy

Minal Anand speaks about her EdTech platform GuruQ that has recently introduced tutors who can converse in Tamil and Telugu to prep students for various entrance exams 

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COVID effect: GMAC's online GMAT will let you send out your scores to as many schools as you want for free

This exam will now be available until December 31 and students can take it at any point of the time of the day. These are some of the changes they have made due to the pandemic

The parent body has approached the SC

Students are not asking for free degrees: Why this parents' body is opposing the UGC guidelines

The India Wide Parents Association, represented by advocate Anubha Sahai has petitioned the Supreme Court against the UGC guidelines

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Have JRF? No exam. No JRF? Write exam: Why PU's partisan stance on SC, ST, Minority scholarship holders reeks of exclusion

Departments like Anthropology, English, Biochemistry, Commerce, Economics, IB, Math, Social Work and others who have four or more vacancies have been completely reserved for JRF scholars

Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath

Tripura govt to launch neighbourhood classes for students who are unable to study online 

A survey conducted by the education department in all the eight districts showed that 29 per cent (94,013) of the 3.22 lakh students did not have mobile phones

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After BYJU's sponsoring Team India, now Unacademy enters fray for IPL title sponsorship rights

Unacademy will be looking to replace Vivo, which annually paid Rs 440 crore, dropped out as title sponsor this year due to the Sino-India border stand-off

Lakshmi Iyer

Here's why Lakshmi Iyer wrote a book about a curly-haired Tamilian girl

Lakshmi Iyer's book 'Why is my hair curly' is published by Red Panda. We spoke to her recently about her journey as an author and how she manages time despite being a mother of three

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3 out of 4 Indian learners rethinking career paths post COVID-19 pandemic: Survey

Pearson said in a statement on Wednesday that it conducted the survey during the pandemic in seven countries, including the US and India

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Goa govt reverts 45k sq metre land alloted for IIT campus to existing temple after locals protest

Last month, the Goa government had formally transferred 10 lakh sq. mts of land in and around Guleli village in North Goa, for setting up IIT-Goa

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Nursing student jumps off medical college building in UP, kin alleges mental harassment

The incident occurred at Varun Arjun Medical College on Tuesday. The nursing student was injured and admitted to the medical college hospital

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Class 11 school student assaulted by a policeman in Dehradun, probe underway

Superintendent of Police (SP) Dehradun Sweta Choubey will be conducting a fair investigation into this matter. As per the letter, the victim is a class 11 student

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Director

Three vaccine candidates are in different stages of human clinical trials in India — one developed by University of Oxford by Pune's Serum Institute of India, the other inactivated virus vaccine

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IIT Madras to launch ‘SIDDHI’ webinar series on technology and rural development

Organised to mark the 150th upcoming Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the fortnightly webinars will focus on Technology for self-reliance (‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’), Socially relevant technologies

XLRI Delhi NCR Campus

XLRI commences new academic session through online classes on both campuses

Students of XLRI’s two campuses have a standard curriculum, syllabus, pedagogy, e-library, and a common admission & placement process and would get the same opportunities and privileges

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This Kerala prof and his students create fantasy newspapers around India's most historic moments - from times when newspapers never existed

M C Vasisht, a History professor at Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode, along with his students have come up with imaginary newspapers

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Virtual Janmashtami celebrated at Amrita Vidyalayam Senior Secondary School

The virtual programme commenced with an enthralling bhajan presentation by our students. As a part of the celebration, various competitions like Sloka recitation, Krishnashtakam and more

The first of Anoop’s light photographs were human figures

This award-winning photographer from Kerala uses light and movement as his muse

Anoop Upaasana has won a prestigious award for creating photographs that literally capture the speed of light. We speak to him about how he managed to do it

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How this Engineering student from SRM developed a sustainable lifestyle brand to conserve water

Shantanu Pratap Singh developed The Sagez, a Bangalore-based sustainable lifestyle brand to promote products made with lesser water

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DU OBE: Students crib about portal crashing, malpractice. University moves court against an extra hour to submit answers

The Delhi University's online open book examination for its final year students began on August 10. However, it wasn't very smooth for the students

Every eleventh child in India is a child labourer

Eleven child labourers rescued by Rachakonda police in Telangana

According to police, seven children were rescued from Mahesh Zypsam Plaster Company, and four from Sri Pavan Putra Plaster Company

COVID-19

India's COVID tally crosses 23,00,000 with a spike of 60,963 cases in the last 24 hours

Notably, the fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die of the disease among individuals diagnosed, has dropped to about two per cent, the Ministry said

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Body of a sixteen-year-old girl found hanging from a tree in UP's Banda

The body was sent for a post-mortem examination, and a case of suicide registered, the police said. The matter is under investigation, they added

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One in two youths subject to depression, anxiety, says ILO survey on effects of COVID-19 

The ILO survey aimed to capture the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of youths (aged 18 to 29 years) with regard to employment, education, mental health, rights and social activism

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Here's how this start-up is creating sustainable footwear from old rubber tyres and reusable fabric

Kurio does not only make eco-friendly footwear but also creates hair accessories, brooches, folders, fridge magnets, pouches and a lot more

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NEP 2020 will lay foundation stone of New India of 21st century: Haryana Education Minister

The Minister said that the Officers of the Education Department have started implementing the Policy and changes will be made wherever there is a scope for improvement

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Agriculture institute seeks Kerala Govt support to boost Pearl Spot production

Karimeen has always been much in demand, especially among foreign tourists. The popular tourist destination of Kumarakom is known for the availability of this fish in the Vemband lake

Doungel, who is fondly known as Len in the dressing room, went on to stay in that village for two-and-a-half weeks, in order to impart his footballing knowledge to the local kids (Pic: IANS)

Training kids of Manipur's Kuki tribe, Len Doungel finds 'rich hearts' at early morning practice

For the 26-year-old winger, this was an opportunity to get back to his roots and connect with people from the Kuki tribe, who still live in the traditional manner

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Released Rs 98.35 cr to NrDMC for 9000 teachers' salary, Delhi govt tells HC 

While initiating the PIL on June 26, the bench had remarked that teachers deployed on COVID-19 duty can be equated to corona warriors and was displeased that their salaries have not been paid

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Meet the 22-year-old from Assam who is recreating Disney princesses draped in a traditional mekhela chador

Rashni Konwar from Assam is a one-woman army! She shoots, dresses up, does her own make-up and creates versions of famous Disney princesses in traditional Assamese attire. Here's how

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We cannot give our lives for an exam: Why students went to SC to get NEET postponed by at least a month

Their major concern is that not only will they contract the disease themselves but they will also infect their parents and senior citizens at home

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COVID-19 vaccine out in Russia and it apparently works! Vladimir Putin's daughter gets a shot

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in December last year, various countries have been racing against time to bring the Coronavirus vaccine

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Are the EIA feedback email IDs at MoEF not working? Here's how you can mail your thoughts successfully

Various student groups across the country have been conducting email and twitter campaigns against the new draft EIA

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Artificial Intelligence can improve CT screening to identify patients infected with the Coronavirus

The research team is working to identify the visual features of Coronavirus-related pneumonia through analysis of 3D data from CT scans

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Only 33 percent parents support reopening of schools on September 1, survey finds

13 per cent said they cannot afford to take chances with children given the risk and unknowns related to Covid-19, while 1 per cent said there is a serious risk with seniors in the family

Manish Sisodia

NEP fails to address improvement of public education, focus only on private institutes: Sisodia

Sisodia also came down heavily on the proposal of a common entrance exam for universities to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)

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Daily mouthwash may cut COVID transmission risk, can 'inactivate' virus spread: Study

According to the study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, high viral loads can be detected in the oral cavity and throat of some Covid-19 patients

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With a spike of 53,601 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 22,68,676

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far

Sudeeksha Bhati

UP school topper,  Babson college student dies in accident, after allegedly trying to escape eve-teasing

The victim, Sudeeksha Bhati, was in India for vacations and was supposed to return to the US on August 20. The 19-year-old was on her way to Bulandshahr on a two-wheeler

The four students

Four shoolmates go missing together in Pettimudi landslide, parents swept away

On Thursday, the four were together in embracing disaster as well, as a landslide struck their settlement in Pettimudi

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Hindi is not the threat, English is: BJP MP Rakesh Sinha on three-language policy of the NEP

The government is not against English but that does not mean that it will be imposed right from the time a child is born, said BJP MP Rakesh Sinha

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13 Reasons Why this activist is urging the Tamil Nadu govt to oppose NEP 2020

The activist has written to Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy as to why he believes the NEP is ‘unconstitutional’ and why TN would be undoing a lot of its progress by implementing it

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SSLC results: Karnataka records 71.80 pass percentage during COVID-hit exams, Chikkaballapur tops list

Like every year, the pass percentage of girls is more than boys. While it is 77.74 pass percentage among girls, 66.41 pass percentage is among boys. Suresh Kumar S announced these results today

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This is a cruel decision: What's next for the contract workers of this DU hostel laid off during COVID

A total of 16 workers were sacked together on August 3. They have been given a notice period of a month but that too does not help in getting a job during a pandemic

Kaushik Acharya, SSLC student who wrote exams using his toes

Karnataka boy who wrote exams using his toes has scored 67.84 per cent in SSLC

Kaushik Acharya's hands are not fully grown and therefore he was taught to use his feet to write or draw when he was only three years old. This is how and why he refused to use a scribe  

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Why I believe the NEP’s move to teach in one's mother tongue up to Grade 5 should be welcomed

The NEP’s move to the medium of instruction up to grade 5 in the mother tongue or local language is a true game-changer. Here’s why this is important

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How Indore-based ClassMonitor is helping parents teach preschoolers better using DIY learning kits

ClassMonitor's learning kits blend traditional teaching methods with advanced and modern technology to aid a child's transition from preschool to formal schooling

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Of 2 min phone calls and three birthdays in prison: What keeps professor Shoma Sen going

Accused in the Elgar Parishad Bhima Koregaon case, Shoma Sen recently celebrated her third consecutive birthday in prison

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Nagaland to distribute pen drives loaded with study materials among rural students

The department has also asked the teachers posted in the rural areas to assist the students in studies as they face problems in accessing online education

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Here's why #NTAPostponeNEET_JEE is now trending on Twitter. And here's what people are saying

Students, parents, activists and concerned netizens have started using the hashtag to urge the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and the National Testing Agency to postpone NEET and JEE

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UK Government trying to reassure public over planned school reopenings in September

Schools are set to reopen fully in England in September, prompting questions over whether other parts of society may need to close to lower coronavirus risk levels

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COVID-19 wreaks havoc with global Class of 2020's hopes of landing first jobs

COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs - important for jumpstarting careers - as employers cut back graduate recruiting plans

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This Kerala youth, from a family of theyyam artists, cleared UPSC in 2018 and 2019 because he wanted a 'better rank'

Vivek KV who hails from Kannur now hopes to make it to the IAS. He was previously working with the railways and began tutoring UPSC aspirants while writing the exam himself

Delhi University

DU online open-book exams begin, students complain about difficulty in uploading answer sheets

While scanning some pages may be blurred and it would be difficult to read them carefully and it would be more difficult to connect to the next page, said one of the students

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Why this inspirational rap anthem about Dharavi's fight against COVID-19 is what you need to listen to now!

Featuring masked rappers, the powerful track talks about how Dharavi – Asia’s largest slum made history by flattening the COVID-19 curve while urging the country to unite and face the pandemic

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Delhi HC issues notice on PIL claiming UPSC applicants from disabled-category were not given adequate reservation

The petition, filed by a registered society for disabled - Sambhavana, said that the notice for direct recruitment to 24 civil services neglects the mandatory minimum reservation for the disabled

Manish Sisodia

Efforts on to locate 15 pc of students who are registered in govt school but untraceable since lockdown: Sisodia

Issuing a set of guidelines, the ministry had also directed the states to prepare a database of children who have left the local area for their homes in other states or other parts of the same state

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Delhi HC turns down plea to take CLAT from home after exam gets postponed

The petitioner, seeking to pursue a masters degree course in law, should withdraw the plea and file a fresh one, if required, when the new dates are announced, NLU said

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Tamil Nadu CM directs authorities to bring back bodies of drowned medical students in Russia

The family of Manoj Anand had petitioned Palaniswami in Salem on Sunday requesting him to take steps to bring his body back to the country

DU

DU tells HC it has set up online portal for issuance of digital degree certificates for graduates

Regarding the other students, the DU officials told the court that the data of all the students who have graduated up till November, 2019 is already available with the varsity

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IIT Madras to start one-of-its-kind, full semester elective course on Biomimicry

A release from IIT-M today said biomimicry is the intersection of biology and engineering and one do not have to be either a biologist or an engineer to learn it

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Agra reports 38 fresh cases after B.Ed examinees flout COVID norms

Although elaborate sanitation and social distancing measures were announced, the examinees and their guardians largely ignored the safety norms. Many did not have masks

UGC

SC to hear pleas against UGC exam guidelines on August 14:  No exam, no degree, says Tushar Mehta

The UGC, on July 6, had released its set of guidelines which said that universities will have to complete their final examinations by September 30