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Here's a platform that allows children to be both mentors and learners. Check it out

V Siddharth talks about his educational app e-Xpert and the advantages of peer-to-peer learning

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Here's how your blood stem cells can maintain their lifelong potential for self-renewal

Throughout life, blood stem cells in the bone marrow ensure that our body is adequately supplied with mature blood cells

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Did SRM really ask its women students to mandatorily have a boyfriend for security reasons? Here are the facts

An image of a circular has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp purportedly asking girls to return to campus only if they have a boyfriend

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Lighting up lives: How this IIT Guwahati prof's solar light-powered bags are helping kids in hilly areas study

Charu Monga's Jugnu backpacks help children from hilly and remote regions study and commute in places where there is no electricity. We find out more  

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LPU bags Rs 9 crore project to lead research in sports education across India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

Under this project, the consortium will research models and strategies followed for imparting sports education at different levels of education in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia

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Twitter suspends over 550 accounts after violence during farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day

The microblogging platform said that it had applied labels to tweets that were found to be in violation of synthetic and manipulated media policy

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Parents, please take note: Young children determine emotion by what they hear, finds study

According to the researchers, the findings may also provide new avenues to understanding emotional recognition in children with developmental challenges such as autism

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TikTok layoffs: Short video service scales down 2000-strong workforce after permanent ban

The decision came against the backdrop of TikTok being among the 59 Chinese apps that the government has decided to permanently ban

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Hindu College alumni provide grants of over Rs 13 lakh to help students amid COVID-19 pandemic

To offset the challenges of online classes and providing learning aids to the students, the OSA is also in the process of procuring used laptops in working condition to distribute among students

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UoH VC says no discrimination to OBC researchers happened in reply to NCBC questions on irregularities in admission

  The Commission had also wanted to know why non-teaching staff who participated in the protests had been issued show-cause notices

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Second edition of Kerala's International Conference on Gender Equality to be held from February 11 to 13

A Gender Museum, Gender Library, Convention Centre and an Amphitheatre will be part of the first phase of the 'Gender Park' project, which aims towards gender equality in the state

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Chandigarh University becomes first Indian varsity to sign MoUs with world's top 306 universities

The international partnerships are a win-win situation both for the academic institutions and students as they share academic, cultural and research resources

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Over 500 Lahore students booked for vandalism, arson after protest demanding online exams

A day earlier, several private university students sustained injuries after they engaged in clashes with security guards during demonstrations against in-person examinations

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13,733 malware threats were detected every hour in 2020, with Trojan leading: Report

2020 also saw many crypto-mining attacks, led by names like Kings Miner (attacks the under patched servers on the Internet), Blue Mockingbird (targets public-facing servers with high configurations) 

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Rahul Gandhi visits Kerala school, urges girl students to be financially, psychologically independent

Rahul told students that there will be opportunities and disadvantages in life and it was essential that one makes use of the advantages which come their way

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Coimbatore engineering institute design and develop satellite at cost of Rs 2.5 crore

Srishaktisat would be weighing only 460 grams but can perform like any other nano satellites weighting upto 10 kgs

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Para teachers in West Bengal stage demonstration demanding same salaries as regular teachers 

The state education department had increased the salary of para teachers at primary level from Rs 5,954 to Rs 10,000 a month

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SC stays Bombay HC decision to acquit man on basis of there being no 'skin to skin' contact in sexual abuse case

The top court also issued notice to Maharashtra government and permitted the AG to file an appeal against the January 19 verdict of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court

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Gujarat government to resume offline studies for Classes 9,11 from February 1

The Minister said that attendance of students in schools will not be mandatory and that schools and colleges will have to get written consents from parents for the same

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Auschwitz survivors across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day online amid pandemic 

Many Holocaust survivors in the United States, Israel and elsewhere find themselves in a state of previously unimaginable isolation due to the pandemic

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What the FAQ: The flag hoisted by protesting farmers was NOT a Khalistan flag. What is its significance?

Several fact checks have been conducted to find that the protestors did not touch the national flag and it was not the Khalistan Flag. Here we explain more

Kids at the Bridge school of Vikasana

This NGO has rescued many child labourers from Karnataka's coffee estates and turned them into lawyers, engineers

A M Varghees of Vikasana speaks about their bridge schools and hostels that facilitate learning for kids who worked as child labourers in coffee estates, domestic workers and several other places  

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High chloride content in PM 2.5 behind Delhi's fog and haze, finds a study by IITM researchers

Visibility reduction by means of fog and haze formation over national capital has been a longstanding problem causing severe financial losses and jeopardising human lives

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Say what you mean: Your guide to mastering communication skills

The importance of communication can never be undermined in any scenario. This is how you can master these necessary skills and avoid all that you should to speak exactly what you want to say

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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami unveils 'phoenix themed' memorial for Jayalalithaa at Marina Beach

Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam was also present at the event. All the ministers and other officials were seen wearing face masks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

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TikTok announces closure of offices in India, to affect 2000 Indian employees

According to a source at Bytedance, the company held a town hall on Wednesday where it communicated about the closure of India business

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Twitter grants academic researchers full access to its entire archive and its free of cost

With the new Academic Research product track on the Twitter API, qualified researchers will have access to all data released to date

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Twitter suspends over 300 accounts after #KisanTractorRally went violent

The farmers swarmed the Red Fort and waved farmer union flags from its ramparts. They even hoisted farmer union flags as well as a pennant with a Sikh religious symbol from a flagpole

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India will reclaim status of world's fastest-growing economy: IMF projects 11.5 pc growth

Last October IMF had projected an 8.8 per cent real GDP growth for India. Notable revisions of 2.7 per cent to the forecast for India reflecting carryover from a stronger-than-expected recovery

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Law School Admission Council reschedules LSAT-India to June 14. Here's all you need to know

For students who wish to take the test before the CBSE, LSAT-India will open an administration on March 25. Registration for that session will open Wednesday, February 3 and close on March 14

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Mother who murdered daughters in AP town claims she is Shiva and that Corona will 'leave' in March while resisting arrest, medical tests

The country was shaken when details of the brutal double murder emerged. Police arrested the parents and have charged them both with first-degree murder and is currently getting them evaluated

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More than 200 million students, educators rely on Microsoft's education products: Nadella

Microsoft Teams reached more than 115 million daily users by the end of 2020. Nadella said recently that Microsoft Teams could soon be as significant as the Internet browsers and operating systems

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This Tiruchy school called a transperson as the chief guest for their Republic Day celebration. Here's why it's an awesome gesture  

Speaking to the students, Sneha said that this was one of the proudest moments of her life and she spoke to them about inclusion and all the things she had learnt along the way

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Chennai cops shut down unlicensed orphanage, that's been running for 21 years, after girls complain of sexual abuse

One of the girls staying in the home informed the '1098' child helpline that the director, his brother, son and few more in his family had been sexually abusing the girls staying there

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Now, children in Kolkata can read books while cruising through the Hooghly river

Kolkata gets its first children's boat library called Young Readers Boat Library, with over 500 books in English and Bengali

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In Karnataka, parents and schools spar over possible 30% cut in school fee, await Education Minister's decision

Talks are on to reduce fees by up to 30 per cent, applicable across SSLC, CBSE and ICSE boards

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Doctor Anywhere builds regional tech hubs in Vietnam and India to strengthen engineering capability

DA is on a mission to build the largest omni-channel healthcare service provider in Asia, by attracting the brightest tech talents in the region

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Tech giant Samsung's health tracking app will soon be available  in 31 more countries

In an attempt to expand its health service, Samsung's fitness app with advanced health-tracking features will soon be available in 31 new countries

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#ThrowBackToday: Meet the man behind Ikea who passed away three years ago today 

In today's #TBT, we introduce you to the side of Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Ikea, that you never knew. Also, remembering Jane Austen and the gift she gave the world in the form of her novels

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Jamia Millia Islamia's profs to get pay arrears, hikes as UGC sanctions long-pending funds

The university will come out with the details of the sanctions of the funds soon, said officials. The payments will only be done once UGC releases the funds

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TN to reduce portions after poor assessment tests: Is this a sign that online classes failed for government school students?

A senior official from the department said that the assessment tests had over 100 MCQs on all subjects and some students couldn’t even get through five questions correctly

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Bharata Mata: Here's how these 16 female musicians created a music video for Republic Day during lockdown

The music video, an all-women music production celebrating Republic Day, is being released on Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Here's more about the women behind the project

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Dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times, finds new study

A new study, just published in Scientific Reports, has provided surprising results about how quickly the gifted dogs can learn new words

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Children of depressed mothers are most at risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, new study suggests

The research suggested that this link may be explained by loneliness, potentially opening new ways for youth suicide prevention

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AMU buries time capsule containing documents carrying 100-year history of institution

During an online function on the 72nd Republic Day, AMU VC Professor Tariq Mansoor said this is a historic occasion since preservation of historical documents is of critical importance

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Happy childhood may lower drinking, substance abuse risk among teens, finds new study

The findings, published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory, indicated that positive attitudes towards the past, present and future put adolescents at lower risk of alcohol use

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I went to a convocation in person after a year and a pandemic. This is what I realised 

While the world is getting back to the old normal, events are slowly getting back on their feet. We attended an in-person convocation to find out how things have changed or not

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Why Rajah Muthiah Medical College's students have been protesting for the last 50 days through hell and lack of water

  The fees that RMMCH is charging is 30-fold higher than other Tamil Nadu medical colleges and three-fold higher than private self-financing medical colleges, the students claim

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Rewinding on R-Day: What every youngster who wants to join the Armed Forces can learn from this Kargil vet

On Republic Day, 22 years later, Lt Col Peter still speaks about his time in the Army and his experiences in Kargil war like it was yesterday, recollecting even the smallest details accurately

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UNSC unable to address complex issues of international peace, security as it lacks inclusivity: India

India, along with Brazil, Japan and Germany are pressing for urgent reform of the UN Security Council and for a permanent seat in the reformed 15-member top organ of the world body

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Researchers develop a breakthrough design that vastly improves overall blood flow through heart valves

The new research coming out of UBC's Okanagan campus may take the current 'gold standard' for heart valves to a new level of reliability

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Students of four ITIs in Odisha will be trained in all things drones, thanks to this Ahmedabad-based start-up

IG Drones will be training students of four Industrial Training Institutes in Odisha so that they are ready to make and operate drones and this, in turn, will benefit the students in terms of career

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Take a leaf out of the book of this 27-year-old field recordist and pay attention to the sounds around you

Suraj Samal is all about sound, whether it's recording, editing or mixing it. We lend him our ears so that he can tell us about his journey of how he found his calling as a field recordist 
 

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UP to get its first sports university in Meerut, to be built at cost of Rs 700 crores

The sports university will be built at an approximate cost of Rs 700 crores and will come up in the Salawa village in Sardhana tehsil of Meerut district

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Air pollution can increase risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss: Study

The researchers, including those from the University College London, UK, noted that AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among the over 50s in high-income countries

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What's in a name you ask? This is how Chezuba, the Hyderabad-based global volunteering platform, came to be in letter and spirit

This global volunteering platform braved many odds, including COVID, to continue doing what they do. And now, the three co-founders who are at the helm of things, have even bigger plans for the portal

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Despite tests, instances of in-flight transmission of novel coronavirus likely, says study

In the study, the scientists, including those from the University of Otago in New Zealand, assessed information about the journeys of the passengers, their disease progression, and virus genomic data

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If you follow this 28-year-old Instagrammer from Hyderabad, he promises to keep you entertained. Here's how

Vividh Ashok knows content and finally, he is putting in all his knowledge into creating content for himself. And for Vividh, Instagram is his playground where he is currently reigning supreme...

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Actor Akshay Kumar launches mobile action game 'Fearless and United Guards' (FAU-G) on R-Day

The initial episode of the game is based in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh and the rest of the episodes will be set in other Indian battlegrounds

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HBO Max planning to develop live-action series based Harry Potter book series

The series was previously made into a blockbuster film franchise led by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

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Female students from Delhi govt schools perform 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' dance at R-Day parade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the "Fit India Movement" on the occasion of National Sports Day on August 29, 2019

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Ditch Netflix and Amazon Prime because this platform showcases the choicest indie films you need to watch now!

Anantha Perumal and Amrita Sekhar founded India Cinema House to showcase the best of indie cinema and virtually engage the audience with it. This is why you need to check out this cool portal ASAP! 

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What the FAQ: Union Budget to go paperless this year, where and how to download mobile app to access budget documents?

The mobile app will provide complete access to all budget documents in the upcoming Union Budget 2021-22, to be held on February 1, 2021  

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Odisha changes Class 12 exam pattern: 50 per cent questions to be MCQ

As per the decision, each paper will have 50 per cent (pc) multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each

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Play area set up to attract kids to Gandhi Museum in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Lily Grace, who inaugurated the play area, said that knowing the history plays a significant role in choosing the future leaders

Dhulo is Tathagata's fourth project. His first short film Doitto, now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar (Pic: Tathagata Ghosh)

This Kolkata filmmaker will be featured at the Berlin International Film Festival. Here's why you should check out his work

Every year, around 200 filmmakers from 65 countries are featured at the Berlin International Film Festival. This year, Kolkata's Tathagata Ghosh is one of them

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Artists who painted Indian-Singaporean mural feel art helps us recognise other cultures

Created by Indian Gond artist Bhajju Shyam and Singaporean artist Sam Lo for Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and St+art India Foundation (St+art), the collaborative artwork in Little India, Singapore

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COVID-19 dampens Republic Day children's spirit, not allowed to Rajpath celebrations

Few schools had organised online essay writing competitions on Republic Day and activities such as flag colouring for primary classes

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How Chokka Rao has kept visually-challenged youth in Nalgonda from the darkness for 25 years now

The visually-challenged don't need your sympathy. They need education and empathy. Give them that and they will change the world as we know it today, says Nalgonda School for the Blind's Chokka Rao

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This is how students came out on Republic Day to welcome farmers' 'peaceful' #TractorParade to Delhi

A Facebook group, Students for Farmers, which was formed to support the farmers' rally, gathered at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar to support the Tractor Parade

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Tamil Nadu might reduce Class 10, 12 syllabus further due to students' poor show in assessment test

After syllabus deduction, extra classes will be organised in government schools to help students before the board exams

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He has a dream: This 22-year-old raised funds to live his dream of pursuing music at AR Rahman's KM Music Conservatory

K Suryam's passion for music motivated him to raise funds to study at AR Rahman's KM Music Conservatory. Here's the story behind how this Hyderabad-based musician managed to raise funds for it... 

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The scientific tales that this lecturer from Hyderabad spins for children are fun, fact-based and fresh

Hyderabad-based Rohini Chintha's mastery over both Science and storytelling makes her particularly popular with inquisitive children. This is how she comes up with intriguing and interesting stories 

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In a first, Facebook to let researchers access election ad data from February 1

Facebook will let researchers access the targeting information for more than 1.3 million social issues, electoral and political ads through the Facebook Open Research and Transparency platform

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This eleven-year-old boy received his 35th national award in a row

Vyom Ahuja holds 28 records in the field of music in the India Book of Records

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Drink, drug risk lower among optimistic pupils with 'happy' childhood memories: Study

Teenagers with happy childhood memories are likely to drink less, consume fewer drugs and enjoy learning, the study said

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Twitter launches community-based programme Birdwatch, asks users to fact-check tweets

Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading, and write notes that provide informative context

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#ThrowBackToday: Remembering the horrific Bhuj earthquake that tore through Gujarat  

In today's #TBT, we mourn the loss and injuries of all those people whose lives were put on hold, or stopped altogether, because of this earthquake. Also remembering the cartoonist R K Laxman...

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Why DU's Lady Shri Ram College does not want to recognise its SFI unit

The students who recognise themselves as the LSR unit of SFI said that the notification is incorrect on two counts

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Odisha CM urges union ministers of the state, Odisha HC judges to adopt schools

Patnaik has written a letter to all including the state ministers requesting to adopt the school in which they had studied or any school of their choice under the programme

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Extra chance for UPSC aspirants disrupts level playing field: Central Government to SC

It added that accommodating the present petitioners would create a cascading effect detrimental to the overall functioning and level playing field necessary to be provided in any examination

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Despite hostels, classes getting shut, FIR threats, Rajah Muthiah Medical College students refuse to call off protest

One reason the students are saying the administration’s decision to close down the hostels is unfair is because they have already paid one year’s hostel fees

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Aim to dispel stigma, normalise conversations around autistic children: Director Shreedhar BS on 'In Our World'

Shreedhar said he initially wanted to understand the impact of music on special children when the piano teacher of his kids mentioned about teaching music to special children

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IIT Mandi proposes sampling techniques for accurate insights in real-world high dimensional datasets

To address these challenges, the researchers have come up with simple techniques for two fundamental unsupervised learning tasks -- Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction

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The examination of life begins now: Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala at Crescent's 'physical' Convocation

A total of 1865 graduated, out of which only 71 received their degrees in person and the others attended the convocation online

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Twitter launches new emoji based on the IAF fly past to celebrate India's 72nd Republic Day 

The emoji will be live until 30 January and will be available in English as well as ten Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, Punjabi. Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati

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Dalit girl in Odisha works as MGNREGA labourer to pay off engineering college dues, get diploma

Loji Behera of Goradapidha village under Pipili block in Puri district is working as an MGNREGA labourer to earn money so that she can pay her college dues of Rs 25,000 to obtain the certificate

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Republic Day: Tableaux in Bihar to give message of online education

A tableau based on the theme 'Aatmanirbhar Bihar' would also be displayed by the industrial department and the Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan, showing the future of Bihar

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Karnataka CM takes to Twitter to congratulate PM Bal Puraskar awardees from the state

Rakesh Krishna from Bannur in Puttur taluk and 10-year-old Veer V Kashyap, from Bengaluru, are among the nine children to receive the award under the Innovation category

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TN teachers exam centres for Class 10,12 students within their own school campuses due to pandemic

The Tamil Nadu Teachers’ Association has requested the government to not force students to travel long distances to exam centres

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Tourism Minister marks National Tourism Day by announcing a new IISM campus at Kargil

The announcement will give a much-needed boost to the youngsters as they were looking to get the government's support for equipment and dedicated coaches

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PM Modi interacts with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees via video conferencing

A total of 32 applicants from across the country, under different categories of Bal Shakti Puraskar, have been selected for PMRBP-2021

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Maharashtra BJP leader demands nationwide census of OBC communities

The former Parli MLA had, on Sunday, tweeted in Hindi demanding an OBC census stating that he would raise the issue with the centre

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Over 72 per cent of shops near educational institutes display cigarettes, tobacco products: Survey

A total of 1,011 educational institutions were investigated for this study using a mobile app in 25 cities across 10 states by two public health groups

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What the FAQ: Why do we celebrate Republic Day on Jan 26, what will be different this year?

With the farmers' rally set to enter Delhi on Republic Day, the ongoing pandemic crisis, we explain how the celebrations will be different this year

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HC imposes Rs 25K fine on Delhi Municipality for not requisitioning special educators in schools

The high court was hearing a contempt petition by the NGO Social Jurist against the Delhi government, DSSSB and MCDs to ensure zero teacher vacancy in schools

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Elon Musk's SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites from one rocket, sets record

The SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sent a mix of shoebox-sized CubeSats and much heavier micro-satellites to a 326-mile-high polar orbit

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NSUI holds tractor rally in Amritsar in support of protesting farmers

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws

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CBSE's affiliation system to go completely digital, detailed guidelines yet to be released

The CBSE has also revised timelines for the application process as per the restructured system. The new restructured system will come into effect from March 1