Yuppmaster

YuppTV's brand new EdTech platform, YuppMaster, to take education to every doorstep

Backed by prominent teachers, 24x7 doubt resolution, and impeccable grading sytem, the edtech platform is currently offering free education to IIT-JEE/NEET aspirants till the lockdown period

Pi Nghakliani

Nonagenarian in Mizoram stitches masks for the poor

The 95-year-old stitches around 10-20 washable masks a day as there is an acute shortage of masks in the state

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Schools remain shut, but NEET coaching not hampered in Coimbatore

With students suffering, unable to prepare for NEET, government school teachers began preparing them for the test with the help of WhatsApp and other online portals

Activist Anand Teltumbde (black pullover) leaves after Pune District and Sessions Court released him in Bhima Koregaon case, in Pune on February 2, 2019 (Pic: PTI)

Activists call Anand Teltumbde's surrender order by apex court insensitive in times of Corona

The CASR was formed by AISA, AISF, SFI, BASO, Bhim Army, Bigul DSU, DTF, United Against Hate and various other organisations

Aakash Choudhary

Now any student can access Aakash's lessons live on YouTube for free

Aakash Institute is all set to launch Aakash Prime Class to make entrance preparation easily accessible for all students

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Paytm announces they will provide free access to e-newspapers on its app amid COVID-19

Paytm has taken the initiative to fight misinformation and has launched free e-newspapers of Dainik Bhaskar (Jabalpur Group), Amar Ujala, and a few more

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Azim Premji University creates online booklet listing govt relief measures for COVID-19. Check it out here

The booklet has been created by a group consisting of faculty, students from various schools of studies and post-doctoral fellows at Azim Premji University

Hasan at the quarantine

Physically-challenged Muslim JNU student forced into quarantine, wrongly linked to Tablighi Jamaat event

The unhygienic state of the quarantine, lack of physical distancing and toilet-sharing situation could be putting the student at risk of not just contracting the virus but also risking his life

Suresh Kumar interacting with a students prior to the lockdown (Pic: Facebook)

Karnataka Education Minister clears the air on fake news, PUC-2 exam won't be held on April 22

The minister advised the parents and children not to believe such fake news and  the Education Department is yet to decide on the dates for SSLC, pending English exam and CET exams

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WB govt asks private schools not to raise fees for next academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic

All schools in West Bengal have been shut till April 15 due to the raging viral infection. The WB government asked private schools not to increase tuition fees

CODE19 hackathon

This 72-hour online hackathon will help find solutions to aid India’s fight against the Coronavirus. Here's how

The participants will work with mentors, subject-matter specialists, data sources and a network of collaborators in the quest for solutions against COVID-19

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Centre launches online training portal on MHRD's DIKSHA platform for frontline COVID-19 warriors

 Courses on iGOT have been launched for doctors, nurses, paramedics, hygiene workers, technicians, Auxiliary Nursing Midwives (ANMs), State Government officers and other frontline workers  

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Coronavirus vaccines are moving towards clinical trials, promises several biotech companies in the US

In normal circumstances, vaccine development would take around 10 years. But the pharmaceutical industry is racing to compress this timeline with the support of non-profit organisations and others

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AIFF starts online tutorial classes for referees, aims to keep them fit during lockdown

A total of 60 referees from categories 3 and 4 have been divided into two batches of 30 participants each and are undergoing online classes for over two hours thrice a day

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COVID-19: NIIT launches free course to facilitate remote working for corporate executives, management students

The online course covers areas such as how to set up a remote office, establishing a remote presence, setting up and running virtual meetings and a lot more

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Interacting with therapy dogs may help lower the stress of professionals working in emergency departments

According to the research from Indiana University, emergency providers had a significant reduction in self-reported anxiety based on the readings from a visual analogue scale

The comics is popular with not just millenials but their parents as well (Pic: Lockdown Comics)

This weekly comic strip by Jadavpur University students is the coolest Corona awareness campaign. Here's why

The stories talk about rumours of how cow urine can help cure Corona to the scarcity of medical equipment and problems the medical personnel are facing 

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Anna University to hold end of semester exams after lockdown period, new schedule to be out soon

In a release here, the varsity's Controller of Examinations said "the revised time-table for the said examinations of April/May 2020 will be published afresh

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#WomComMatters: Meet the woman who's trying to get the Telangana State Women's Commission up and running

Spurthi Kolipaka from Hyderabad and her team is campaigning for the Telangana State Women's Commission to get a chairperson and start to take up the responsibilities that they have been allotted 

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Why this Yale student is uniting the Indian students at top US varsities to fight communal hate in India

Started by Shreeya Singh who was born in India but grew up in the US, Students Against Hindutva aims to unite all those students who think that the ideas of equality and democracy are at risk in India

Kiran making sandwiches

This 19-year-old Hyderabad student makes sandwiches for 60 migrant labourers, during lockdown

Since the beginning of the week, Kiran Padma Ravi, a BTech student, has been cooking sandwiches all by himself

Vipul Singh has performed over 1000 plays on more than 100 topics so far

Campaign King: How Vipul Singh's NGO Tapas uses everything from street plays to video tech to change lives

Tapas NGO, which works with a number of social issues through a number of artforms is now preparing itself to lend a hand during the COVID-19 lockdown

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Women to get free sanitary napkins in Lucknow

District magistrate Abhishek Prakash said that free sanitary napkins, soaps and sanitizers will be made available to women through six 'Sakhi' vans

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US supermarket uses delivery robots amid pandemic

These devices, which resemble a portable refrigerator with six wheels, deliver the orders their customers make through a mobile application in one hour, although they also accept email orders

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From 'GoCoronaGo' to 'Sampark-o-Meter': IISc, IITs develop mobile apps to aid fight COVID-19

The app "GoCoronaGo" has been developed by a team at IISc which can help identify people who may have crossed paths with COVID-19 suspects

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IBM offers help to India's agritech startups that are affected by COVID-19

Agritech startups will have access to a 30-day free trial of IBM's Operations Dashboard from The Weather Company 

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Karnataka's Education Department to start YouTube channel with crowd-sourced videos to keep students engaged  

Minister Suresh Kumar S posted on his Facebook account that people can send videos that can children's encourage creativity and help the department in making this YouTube channel popular  

Yuva volunteers painting the walls of CMCH (Pic: A Raja Chidambaram)

How this NGO painted the walls of the paediatric ward in Coimbatore's Govt Medical College is amazing

Coimbatore-based NGO Chandrans Yuva Foundation has painted the walls of the paediatric ward of the Govt Coimbatore Medical College Hospital which strictly do not feature any conventional cartoons

Camu's digital campus Octoze

Virtual classroom Camu now provides free services to all educational institutions in the country

Camu’s virtual classroom solution allows institutions to continue with teaching and learning process remotely

Anand Teltumbde

All-India Forum for Right to Education appeals to Chief Justice to drop case against Anand Teltumbde

Teltumbde is a Member Presidium of the AFRTE was charged under the UAPA and was supposed to surrender to the police today along with activist, Gautam Navlakha

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This Bengali film on COVID-19 is being shot, directed and edited from home

Sil said the amount raised from the film will be donated to provide relief to technicians of the Bengali film industry who are facing hardship due to the suspension of shooting due to the lockdown

Shreni Relief fund for weavers and artisans

This Bengaluru NGO has started a relief fund to help weavers, artisans get funds to tide over the loss of biz during lockdown

The Shreni Relief Fund, started by Shreni Community Trust, a non profit in Bengaluru, aims to provide direct monetary support to weavers and artisans amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Gills and the other police officers with Darshan's family

A nomadic boy called this Kochi policeman and asked for food. What he did next will surprise you

The nomads in Kerala do not have access to the free provisions that the government supplies through the PDS. Which is why what this SI did was particularly heartwarming

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British Indian entrepreneur's firm begins arthritis drug tests for COVID-19

The tests for the drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis will take place over the coming weeks in Bergamo and Milan

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#TogetherWeCan: Students from universities worldwide offer 'synchronised global prayers' for those infected with COVID-19

The prayers, which have been started by the Indian Yoga Association (IYA) on Monday, can be performed at either 8 am or 6 pm as per the Indian Standard Time

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US study finds that air pollution is linked to higher COVID-19 death rates

The yet-to-be-published study looked at more than 3,000 counties across the US, comparing levels of fine particulate air pollution with novel coronavirus death counts for each area

Sudha Cars Museum is an automobile museum located in Hyderabad

Sudhacars unveils Coronavirus car to create awareness on COVID-19 

K Sudhakar who designed the car is known for making whacky cars in different shapes and forms. The newly designed car is based on the shape of the Coronavirus itself

A doctor in Chennai putting on their PPE

Coronavirus outbreak: CSIR-CECRI working with the industry to scale up production of PPE, hand sanitisers

As per WHO standard, hand sanitiser should contain Isopropanol 75 per cent, Glycerol 1.45 per cent, Hydrogen peroxide 0.125 per cent plus lemongrass oil for fragrance

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Test for Coronavirus should be conducted free of cost, the Supreme Court suggests

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that 118 laboratories were doing 15,000 test capacity per day and added that 47 private laboratory chains have also been involved for the same

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Kerala Uni of Health Sciences urges final year MBBS students to be a part of the fight against Coronavirus

The University also plans to issue special certificates for the medical students who render their services in the health department in the fight against COVID-19

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Kerala to asks its citizens to wear cotton facemasks except for healthcare workers during the pandemic

At the same time, the document on cloth masks highlights that such masks are not medical masks and should not be used in healthcare settings

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Indian American scientist helps develop 'smart toilet' which can look for signs of disease

The device could be particularly appealing to individuals who are genetically predisposed to certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, prostate cancer or kidney failure

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Scientists in the UK develop novel Bluetooth contact tracing app for COVID-19 

The DP-3T tracing system has been developed to the highest privacy standards, and is ready to deploy into an app, according to the researchers from University College London

Oleksandr Khytryi (L) and Oleksandra Khytra with their daughter Lisana Khytra (Pic: Sourced)

This Ukrainian family with a 2-year-old child was stranded in Mcleod Ganj. Here's how this writer from Delhi helped them

Krishan has also been helping the foreign tourists stuck in Dharamkot just above McLeod Ganj. The major problem being paperwork and communication

Child abuse is on the rise under lockdown. Credit: TNIE

92,000 calls on childline, women's helpline numbers during COVID-19 lockdown, abuse on the rise

Some of the other calls received following the lockdown dealt with physical health (11 per cent of calls), child labour (8 per cent), missing and run away children (8 per cent)

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IT Ministry urges social media companies to do more to curb misleading info on COVID-19

Social media companies have also been asked to save details of uploaders of such malicious content which can be shared with law enforcement agencies when required

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Violate this IIT app's Corona Lakshman Rekha and a message will be sent to the cops in seconds

But that's not it, in case GPS data is not received or is unavailable, the location will be obtained automatically through the triangulation of mobile towers

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Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight, Australian study finds

Latent profile analysis was conducted with the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) cohort data

Ajmal Sabu

This 24-year-old video editor in Kerala made Trump lip sync to a Malayalam song

Video editor Ajmal Sabu runs an Instagram page called @Cuts.zzz, where he uploads a number of funny mashup videos

Shyam Kurup

This Kerala man helped in the safe evacuation of stranded students in Italy and has been leading the war on Corona ever since

Shyam Kurup received a video on WhatsApp about a few stranded students in Italy. With the help from Karnataka Ministry, the students and a pregnant woman were evacuated safely within seven days

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan to provide free meals to workers and frontline medical staff

Varun, who had earlier donated Rs 30 lakh to PM-CARES and Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtra CM relief fund, shared the news in a statement on Instagram

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Study links excess weight during pre-school to higher bone fracture risk

The study included 466,997 children with weight and height measurements at the age 4 years who were followed for a median of 4.9 years

Anna Hazare

Political docu-series talks of Anna Hazare movement and its impact

The series, directed and produced by Raizada offers an in-depth analysis of the functioning of the party based on reactions from several members of the party

Antonio Guterres

UN chief suspends rotation, deployments of peacekeepers till June 30 amid COVID-19 crisis 

He said to prevent and contain the risk of transmission of the virus, rotation and deployments of uniformed personnel individual officers and formed, police and military units has been suspended

The team of OneTiffin

With OneTiffin, you can now order home-cooked meals from chefs in your residential society while donating to PM Cares Fund

The portal OneTiffin.com connects people in need of daily meals with those willing to provide those meals inside your residential society and across neighbourhoods

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COVID-19: Smriti Irani holds online workshop for district child protection units 

Mental health experts and Irani interacted with the participants and answered their questions

Collins Learning | Collins Learning

Collins Learning gives free access to all subject textbooks in single e-book form for Classes 1-8

Collins Digital Home Learning integrates learning and evaluation in an easy-to-use digital blended learning solution

Prithvi, the robot

Delhi student invents robot to help medical workers and COVID-19 patients reduce contact

The robot can provide food and medicines to patients and also has a video conferencing option for better communication between the doctor and patient

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COVID-19: IIITM-Kerala develops information dashboard for state govt to identify stock, demand, supply of essential items

It maps major wholesale and retail traders dealing in essential commodities across all districts, and will capture and analyse their daily stock position and demand

KVPY

28 students of FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre, New Delhi earn prestigious KVPY Fellowship

Harshvardhan Agarwal, resident of Sonipat in Haryana, studying in Class XII, secured All India Rank 3, this year 28 students secured KVPY fellowship from FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre

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COVID-19: Teachers' union appeals to Mumbai University to promote first, second year degree students

BUCTU further said that any plans by the varsity to announce tentative exam schedules would add to the woes of stressed and stranded students

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Ed-tech startup Illumnus creates innovative campaign April School Month to deal with lockdown

The unique campaign will help people fight boredom and restlessness due to the long-term lockdown

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Despite being chased, harassed and hounded, Radhika Vemula cooks food for migrant workers during lockdown 

Radhika and Raja Vemula were chased away from the house they were living in by their neighbours accusing them of entering from 'outside'  

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Students up to Class 9, those in Class 11 in Jammu region to be promoted without annual exam

The annual examinations of students in Jammu region got postponed during a nationwide Coronavirus lockdown

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AIIMS asks healthcare workers to reuse N95 masks after disinfecting them

According to the circular, AIIMS will provide the N95 masks to each healthcare worker, involved in direct patient care

The Quarantime Fest is open for 5 different categories of people

This dance studio in Kochi is urging children and housewives to get moving during quarantine

Mudhra Dance Studio has introduced the Quarantime Dance Fest to inspire people to find some positivity and embrace their passion for dance

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Zomato begins grocery delivery in 80 Indian cities, extends paid Gold memberships by two months for free

The food delivery platform has extended all paid Zomato Gold memberships by two months at zero cost. This will be valid across India, the UAE, Australia, Indonesia, and a few more countries

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Varsities to directly contact students by phone, email and social media amid COVID-19 lockdown

Students are also being made aware of the Coronavirus and the situation arising because of this. COVID-19 support groups have been formed for the students living in hostels

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COVID-19: North Central Railway makes masks, sanitisers for its personnel and families

Apart from this, the North Central Railway (NCR) has distributed over 23,000 food packets to needy people living in the vicinity of railway stations

KITE was originally started in 2001 and it is formally known as IT@School (pic: Edexlive)

Kerala government sets up edutainment content via KITES for school students during lockdown

The content which is jointly developed by SCERT and KITE is available through the government's Samagra portal

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Here's how Coursera is filling the gap in the education sector by providing online courses for free during lockdown

Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India and APAC, Coursera tells us how the edtech platform is offering courses for free to institutes amid the Coronavirus lockdown 

Low-cost UVC LED system developed by IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati develops low-cost UVC LED system to disinfect areas amid COVID-19

UVC system is a proven technology to sanitise the microorganism infected non-porous surface. 90 per cent killing rate can be achieved by UVC

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WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to one chat at a time to curb fake news

WhatsApp which has over 400 million users in India last year introduced users to the concept of messages that have been forwarded many times

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These three sisters from Italy started their own academy to groom students for hospitality industry. Here's why

At the AIMS Hospitality Week, we caught up with Marta Cotarella from Intrecci Academy to talk about how they started their own academy and programmes they are offering for students in India

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This IT firm will deliver essentials to the elderly and vulnerable across Bhubaneswar at the press of a button

Ajatus Software is in talks with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation to get the required official permissions. They are also making sure that strict hygiene standards are maintained during delivery 

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Hasiru Dala is helping 2.5k families of ragpickers across South India amidst the lockdown

They work in Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Mysuru and many other cities in Karnataka. They recently started working in Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu and Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh
 

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia withdraws closure of two centres, UGC to renew extension soon? 

The Jamia administration had on April 1 decided to discontinue the two centres thus rendering the 27 teaching and non-teaching staff jobless amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Researchers find unexpected way by which brown fat cells can burn energy

The new study was led by researchers in the lab of Joslin's Yu-Hua Tseng, Ph.D., a Senior Investigator in the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism

Just call!

Tring tring: Give counselling hotline One Life a call if sitting at home amidst the lockdown is driving you crazy

Bhubaneswar-based One Life has always offered free counselling and for COVID-19, they are stepping up their game and helping both adults and youngsters through these testing times. Give them a call

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4 in 10 Indian adults victim of identity theft, men more prone

The report revealed that 61 per cent of respondents feel well-protected against ID theft but 63 per cent would have no idea what to do in case of identity theft

Chess was the word of the day

Lockdown: Teen chess wizards keep composure; stay busy with online events 

The teen chess wizards R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and P Iniyan are looking to make optimum use of the time available and work on their games.

Dozee

This Bengaluru start-up is providing essential monitors to people stuck in quarantine. Here's why it's awesome

Dozee provides dependable and non-intrusive solutions to monitor vital signs of COVID-19 patients

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This railway employee from Nagpur feeds thousands daily — without taking a rupee!

In the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, he has single-handedly managed to collect food and aid materials worth more than Rs 4 million, which has benefitted over 6,000 families

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Kolkata sweet shop chain gives out Corona Sandesh for free to raise awareness

During the India-Bangladesh pink-ball Test at the Eden Gardens last November, the chain's Pink Ball Sandesh had sold like hotcakes

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PepsiCo India to provide over 50 lakh meals to the poor, 25,000 COVID-19 testing kits to support the medical fraternity

PepsiCo India has partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide cooked meals to the underserved communities through its centralised kitchens

John Collins

John Collins, the Paper Airplane Guy, tells us why you should tune into his online workshops soon

Guinness Book of World Records holder for designing and flying farthest the world's paper airplane, John Collins tells us why making it is not child's play 

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This Hyderabad start-up is developing face shields, goggles for COVID warriors. Here's how

Using 3D printing technology, four young engineers have developed low-cost products which can provide additional protection to the face and eyes of the medical professionals

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What about students with no access to net, Pondicherry University student asks VC about online classes

Shalini pointed out that many students are in regions that don't get any network at all and she also threw light not he fact that not all children have access to a laptop either  

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This man in Lucknow has offered to serve as a specimen for human trial of any COVID-19 vaccine

Harkeerat Singh, 44, who is based in Lakhimpur Kheri but currently serving the lockdown with his father and brother at his village in Prayagraj, has written to health authorities

Migrant workers stranded at the bus stop

Give us answers, no time for diyas: TN education activists slam government handling of COVID-19

The State Platform for Common School System – Tamil Nadu (SPCSS-TN) has released a statement asking the government to answer questions regarding the virus

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This group of friends is trying to feed the marginalised amid lockdown, all they want is Rs 100

While Debottam and Soumyadeep provide the backend support from Kolkata, Debayan is on the ground, distributing the ration to localities in Bengaluru with the help of the police

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COVID-19: Vishwanathan Anand and six Indian champs to play online chess on April 11 to raise funds

Along with Anand, India's men and women champions such Koneru Humpy, P. Harikrishna, B. Adhiban, Vidit Gujrathi and Dronavalli Harika will play against global chess fans and players

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IIT Madras researchers develop algorithms to detect disease-causing dysfunctional proteins, genes in biological networks

The IIT Madras team comprehensively analysed existing module identification algorithms and developed an improved system that achieved 50 per cent performance improvement

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From spraying disinfectant to drone patrols, here's how T-Hub incubated start-up is fighting COVID-19

Developed by Marut Dronetech, whose founders were recently included in the list of the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30, these drones can even deliver medicines and help with crowd control as well

The MeeBuddy team

Battling COVID-19: Here's how the MeeBuddy app is delivering essentials to remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh so people stay home

MeeBuddy offers groceries, vegetables, fruits, branded foods, breakfast and snacks, household products, and several other essential goods

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COVID-19: Chandigarh University uses 3D printing technology to design ventilator splitters 

Chandigarh University had constituted a core research group on the call made by Department of Science and Technology 

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COVID-19: Parents complain about demand of school fees, admin worried about paying salaries

Private schools, however, believe that the period is not a "holiday" period and the staffers are working as much as they would have in schools

Many students could be stressed out by the lockdown

COVID-19: UGC directs universities, colleges to set up mental health helplines for students under lockdown

The commission has suggested that there should be regular mentoring of students through interactions and appeals to remain calm and stress-free

Ranveer Brar

Chef Ranveer Brar conducts largest online culinary masterclass, exclusively for IIHM students

Students across all ten campuses of IIHM had the unique opportunity to watch Chef Brar at work