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IIT Roorkee conducts it's 20th annual convocation virtually, over 1,800 students receive degrees

Ashok Soota, founder and Executive Chairman of Mindtree and Happiest Minds was the event's chief guest

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Hong Kong to shut schools for the rest of the year due to rising COVID-19 cases 

Another 62 were linked to recent outbreaks in dance studios across the city, taking the total number of infections in that cluster to 479, health officials said

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How online coaching saved the day for students across the country and why experts say it's here to stay

Coaching centres have created special course modules for students from every corner of the country after giving due consideration to their requirements

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Weight-loss surgeries may lead to weaker bone health in teenagers, suggests study

Recent studies have shown that bone marrow fat responds to changes in nutrition and may serve as a biomarker for bone quality

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Poor air quality can amplify the Coronavirus, lead to more COVID-19 cases: Study

The result suggests that high concentrations of particles less than 2.5 micrometres in size may modulate, or even amplify, the waves of SARS-CoV-2 contamination

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PM Modi urges educational institutions to develop creative platforms for alumni engagement

The Prime Minister said that a strong vibrant and active alumni network is needed not only in big Colleges and Universities but also in schools of our villages

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In a first for IITs, IIT-BHU, IIT-Guwahati sign MoU to start a joint doctoral programme

Through this academic collaboration, both the institutes are expecting a significant boost in high quality research and foundation for further academic collaborations

Rahul Gandhi

In BJP-RSS vision of India, Adivasis, Dalits should not have access to education: Rahul Gandhi tweets

Along with his tweet attacking the government, Gandhi tagged the media report which said a key central scholarship scheme to help over 60 lakh Scheduled Caste students

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IIT Madras' Secret Society creates AR-powered contactless solution for marketing to win Samsung contest 

The Secret Society team from IIT Madras, comprising Guhan Narayanan, Mukund Khandelwal and Rishbha Jain earned the top spot in the finale  

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Simplify and amplify life with four agreements: How to always do your best and take action without fear

Pro Tip: Always do your best. Enjoy expressing yourself and taking action without fear. When you do your best, you enjoy the process and life fully

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Time for a social detox: How hiding behind social media filters is bad for overall well-being

Are you hiding behind social media filters too? The Coach tells us how that’s harmful to our mental health and overall well-being

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In nutrition, should some kids be less equal? The debate is on

When you come to the poor, nutritious food should start from expecting mothers and growing children up to age 10 and above and need not necessarily be linked to schooling

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The evolving English language: What do 20th century acronyms like LOL, FYI, TTYL mean?

Many acronyms and abbreviations have become a part of our vocabulary. The most widely used acronym now is COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

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IISc researchers develop wastewater treatment, recycling system for school in Karnataka

Overall, the system showed high REs of more than 90 per cent for most of the parameters. About 667 litres of greywater were treated daily using the system

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Law student says she accused Chinmayanand of sexual harassment under pressure from his enemies

The law student who made allegations of sexual harassment against Swami Chinmayanand in 2019 withdrew them last month after almost a year

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Researchers find hormone to switch off hunger and tackle obesity

The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used as a potential treatment in people with obesity whose natural signals for feeling full no longer work

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COVID-19: Scientists develop a novel method to detect single virus particles

The study, published in the journal ACS Sensors, demonstrated a new system for identifying single virus particles using an algorithm trained to detect changes

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Study says rapid testing can eliminate the spread of COVID-19 within weeks

As per the reports of Science Daily, the researchers from BioFrontiers Institute and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health collaborated with Larremore to explore this

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Bring down fees of govt-owned medical colleges: DMK President MK Stalin

The fees at IRT Perundurai Medical College are fixed at Rs 3.85 lakh which raises doubts in the minds of people whether these two are private colleges

Kabiru is set to tie the knot on December 4 (Pic: Kabiru SB)

This Nigerian man made his wedding invitation into a research paper. It's now going viral in Indian WhatsApp groups

Kabiru and Fatima are set to tie the known on December 4 this year. He had initially sent the invitation to his close friends but it went viral on social media

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IIT Madras' Student Legislative Council, administration spar over conducting physical exams in December

The institute had decided to conduct its odd semester examinations offline from December 14 to December 23 for 2500 students

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Hindu college alumni to provide grants to needy and meritorious students

Several colleges are setting up funds to support students during the pandemic, especially after a student of LSR College died by suicide allegedly over financial constraints in continuing her educatio

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Kerala's community police to keep special watch on migrant workers as child missing cases increase

According to Kerala police's latest crime statistics, a total of 91 cases of kidnapping and abduction of children were reported in the southern state in the initial three months, till March, this year

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Nearly 8000 IT professionals get jobs through 'Karma Bhumi' app in West Bengal: Official 

The statae IT department had developed the 'Karma Bhumi' app for professionals who had returned from other places to enlist themselves for getting employment in the state for a limited period of time

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Maharashta CM and Governor not to accompany PM during his visit to SII in Pune

The PM began his three-city visit on Saturday to review coronavirus vaccine development work by going to pharma major Zydus Cadila's manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad in the morning

IIT Madras

IIT Madras Alumni Association takes flagship annual event Sangam completely online

‘Sangam 2020’ will deliberate ideas for ‘Driving the New Normal’ and also feature a month-long, virtual showcase of global innovations from start-ups

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For every Re 1 invested, the Dettol School Hygiene Education Programme delivers Rs 33.05 of social value

Even before a meal, 69.9 per cent of rural India still washes their hands without soap. Another 15 per cent only wash their hands with water after defecation

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IRMA celebrates National Milk Day with the ninth Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Lecture

In his address, Dr Subramanian expressed his optimism regarding the Indian banking sector and that the sector would grow leaps and bounds in proportion to the Indian economy

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COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,51,109 

After showing an upward trend for three days in a row, the active COVID-19 caseload decreased to 4,54,940, remaining below 5 lakh for the 18th consecutive day

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Here's why #BoycottFood is trending on Twitter in India

Even though the hashtag is sarcastic, it sure has a deeper message to it. We explain why it is trending right now

Ramesh Pokhriyal

NTA to soon come out with a new syllabus for JEE and NEE, keeping syllabus reduction in mind

This was informed by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' at a high-level meeting held at the ministry

PGIMER

PGIMER Chandigarh declared best hospital in organ donation, 4th time in a row

In 2019, the hospital received 31 donations, 33 in 2018, and 44 in 2017. He hoped that that the situation will improve gradually and appealed people to come forward and save the lives of others

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The essence of an individual remains the same throughout life: University of Madrid study

The study, published in Psychophysiology, also determined how long it takes the brain to recognise our own personal identity as distinctive compared to others: around 250 milliseconds

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In West Bengal, 45 lakh minority students granted scholarships and more expected to benefit

Once selected under the programme, the scholarship amount, ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 60,000, is directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiaries in a month's time, the official added

Shanthappa Jademmnavar

This Bengaluru cop takes classes every morning for 60 children of migrant labourers

Hailing from Ballari district in North Karnataka, Shanthappa also worked as a migrant labourer two decades ago when he lost his father. Hence, he tries to help them in all the ways he can

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OBC body writes to Health Minister asking why OBC quota hasn’t been implemented in medical seats yet, despite HC order

OBC students of this country have lost during the current academic year 2020-21 alone, nearly 3758 PG/UG seats under AIQ and in the past also, have lost thousands of seats, letter said

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Google to roll out new feature called 'Chrome Actions' that will enable users to search before pressing the Enter button

The new option can help user directly search in Google or the engine of choice and even present calculations and unit conversions even before pressing 'Enter'

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COVID-19: Only women, no children allowed in Mumbai's local trains

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel will be deployed at each entry gate of stations to stop women who are with children to board the local trains

COVID-19

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 61 million mark: Johns Hopkins University

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 12,883,846 and 263,455, respectively, according to the CSSE

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This year, NTA made a whopping Rs 200 Crore as NEET registration fee, reveals RTI

At the same time, the agency had denied information on its expenses. The RTI was filed by a medical student Vivek Pandey

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COVID-19: Hindu College alumni providing aid of Rs 20,000 to needy students

The Hindu College OSA, in a press release dated November 26, said that this initiative will help students belonging to families whose annual income is under Rs 5 lakhs

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Doctors perform rare robotic surgery to treat a woman with a tumour

The patient underwent a 'robotic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy' to remove the tumour which was four centimetres in size

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How Stanford has made online business education work during the pandemic, with a dash of empathy

We spoke to Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Sarah Soule about online education and its perks and downsides

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JNU faculty write to President Kovind, detailing seven cases of malfeasance in faculty appointment

In their letter, the professors from the School of Physical Sciences have illustrated seven such cases and asked Kovind to intervene in the matter

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Here's how JU students led a peaceful strike for farmers, played street football - while Delhi Police detained protestors

Farmers from Haryana and Punjab are still protesting at the national capital's border and barbed wires are being placed to keep them from entering the city

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How this Mumbai-based author's latest book drives home the importance of inclusivity in an increasingly divided world

When Adil Speaks is a thoughtful book that has equally thought-provoking illustrations as well. The idea of the book has been brewing in the mind of author Lavanya Karthik for a very long time now

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Teachers, school principals across India can now register for Amrita's Excellence Awards. Here's how

This year, the award is dedicated to all the educators who have had to restructure their entire process to accommodate and teach their students in a medium they have been mostly unfamiliar with

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COVID-19: Russia plans to produce Sputnik V vaccine in India, production to begin early 2021

Currently, Phase III clinical trials are approved and are ongoing in Belarus, the UAE, Venezuela and other countries, as well as Phase II-III in India

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Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs a mobile library for kids 

Dasanayaka, 32, works as a child protection officer for the government. On his off days mostly during weekends he rides his motorbike, which is fixed with a steel box to hold books

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Researchers find popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones

In a sleeve gastrectomy, approximately 75% of the stomach is removed to restrict food intake and induce weight loss. It results in a typically round stomach taking on the shape of a tube or sleeve

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Will leave the White House if Electoral College votes for Biden: Trump

The President made the remarks on Thursday while reporters after concluding a teleconference with US troops to mark the Thanksgiving holiday, reports Xinhua news agency

Maradona

Napoli fans flock to the stadium in Maradona tribute 

The entire city was declared in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery

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COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,09,787. 43,082 cases in the last 24 hours

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 93,09,787 and the death toll climbed to 1,35,715 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 492 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country

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Wajahat Habibullah at OLF 2020: Rajiv was taken aback when news came about Babri Masjid being opened

The former bureaucrat gives us an insider account of his years serving with Rajiv Gandhi and the conversations that ensued in that period

Ramesh Pokhriyal

Centre starts to shortlist IITs, NITs where courses will be offered in mother tongue from next year

Nishank said all the officials of the ministry are working on to ensure proper implementation of National Education Policy, with an aim to achieve holistic development of students

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Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers Federation seeks transfer counselling for teachers, headmasters

When contacted, a top officer in school education department said that announcement regarding counselling may release soon

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University of Mysore to set up SP Balasubrahmanyam study chair in legend's honour

UoM registrar R Shivappa said that Rs 5 lakh has been earmarked to set up the study chair which will be used to conduct lectures, workshops and seminars

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AP Minister for Education launches 'We Love Reading' campaign to encourage habit among students

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita urged the students to inculcate the habit of reading books, newspapers on a day to day basis to gain knowledge

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Andhra Pradesh Governor appoints Vice Chancellors to five universities

New VCs were appointed to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra University Visakhapatnam, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool and others

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Kerala's Teachers' Training Institute develops 'talking textbooks' for kids with learning disabilities

The talking textbooks for 'Vamozhi' has been recorded by the DElEd students and hence is very easy to follow for the children

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IIT turns down proposal to allow aspiring candidates a third attempt at cracking JEE

A number of students, who had exhausted their attempts this year, have been requesting the Union education ministry and IITs to give them another chance next year

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Pneumonia vaccine may reduce impact of COVID-19: University of Melbourne study

According to the researchers, rotavirus is severely contagious and the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children. It can even cause death in extreme cases

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Say 'Ok Google, talk to Malaria No More' on Android devices to get information on diseases 

The feature will be available in Hindi and English, and will answer questions like 'What is malaria fever?', 'What are the types of malaria?', 'How does malaria spread?' and 'How to test for malaria?'

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Air quality will substantially improve in the coming years: CPCB Member Secretary

Another reason for believing that the air quality will improve, he said, is that in the last four-five years, there have been substantial scientific inputs and policymaking frameworks

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Colleges in Karnataka are using social media to bring students back to class

Gadag district has 10 aided, 9 government colleges and among them, nearly 3500 students are now in the third year degree

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St Stephen's College sets up COVID-19 Resilience Fund to help students struggling to pay fees

Students and teachers also pointed out that the college is to blame for the humongous fees as they had charged hostellers Rs 100 per day for not being able to clear out their rooms

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Put the shame where it belongs: How this documentary illustrates how to tackle India's gender problem

National Award winner Vibha Bakshi created the documentary film Son Rise to show how female foeticide has broken the social peace in three villages by closely following the lives of the people there

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Karnataka BJP MP Tejasvi Surya and supporters booked for trespassing on Osmania varsity campus

The case was registered under IPC section 447 (criminal trespass)and under relevant provisions of the Hyderabad City Police Act based on a complaint filed by OU authorities

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India sees the highest drop in work, social, household travels due to pandemic: Survey

The changing mobility pattern has further raised pertinent questions about the nature and shape of cities and transport networks

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PM Modi suggests single voters' list for all polls, reiterates the need for 'one nation, one election'

Addressing the All India Presiding Officers Conference here, via video conferencing, he said that separate voters' lists are a "waste" of resources

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IT Ministry partners with IBM to equip the country's youth with future-ready skills

As part of the partnership, CSC Academy - part of Common Services Centre (CSC) scheme of India's flagship Digital India programme

Diego Maradona

Why Madonna trended on social media after Diego Maradona's demise

Many social media users thought that the singer had died. They used Twitter to send in RIP messages for the singer

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Most people's lungs recover well after COVID-19, reveals a new study

The researchers at the Radbound University in the Netherlands found that the group which was referred by a GP did not recover as well as patients who were admitted to the hospital's ICU

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Under Karnataka's School Adoption Programme 1,500 schools taken by ministers, MLAs and private universities so far

The term of development after adopting these schools is three years and one can build compound walls, toilets, smart classrooms, provide safe drinking water, appoint additional teachers to teach

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Where is the report by committee formed to check reservations in IIT PhD seats, asks SFI

The data by the Ministry of Education revealed that PhD seats reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates are vacant in 14 IITs

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This duo is getting government schools to engage with their kids better and improve teaching. Here's how 

Vidya Vidhai Foundation is collaborating with government schools and low-income private schools across Tamil Nadu to improve the quality of education they are imparting

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Here’s how this Bengaluru-based foundation’s gamified workbooks are making govt school children ‘sporty’

The objectives of fitness and exercise are achieved through this programme titled Race Around India launched by Sportz Village Foundation, which is based out of Bengaluru. Check it out and be amazed

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Vice-President urges students to leverage technology to create opportunities out of COVID-19 pandemic

Naidu also asked universities to prepare students to effectively deal with real-world challenges as he cited the example of the pandemic that caught all countries off-guard and unprepared

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How Bengaluru start-up Orinko is leveling the 'field' for farmers while ensuring fresh veggies for you

Hygienically-grown, precisely-coordinated and freshly-delivered vegetables are now at your service. And you have Orinko to thank for that. This is how they go about their green business. Read on... 

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With 44,489 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally stands at 92.66 lakh, total active cases at 4.5 lakh

According to ICMR, over 13.59 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 till November 25, with 10,90,238 samples being tested on Wednesday

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These SRM-AP students are powering CCTV cameras with AI to study how productive you are. Check it out 

These students from SRM-AP are changing the way CCTV cameras function by using AI and ML. They have some big clients who use their services and are planning to spread their wings further and wider

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Ensuring safety on our campuses when colleges reopen is of utmost importance: NIIT University's Rajendra S Pawar

We spoke to Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NIIT University about how COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life including higher education and learning, what NIIT is doing to tackle the situation and more

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Cyclone Nivar to hit Karnataka, Met department issues yellow alert across southern part of state

Bengaluru city and its neighbourhood are expected to receive light to moderate spells of rain with intermittent heavy spells of rainfall at a few places during the next 48 hours, informed IMD

SIMC

SIMC, Pune to end registration of flagship courses, MBA (CM), MA (MC) in January 2021

The MBA in Communication Management is a two-year, full-time programme that focuses on building the knowledge of media, communication and management theories coupled with practice

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Cyclone Nivar: Coimbatore schools hold online classes violating government order, parents demand legal action

Sources said that as per school headmaster instructions, teachers have conducted the subjects of Computer Science, History, Mathematics, Chemistry to students on Wednesday online

Diego Maradona

Bollywood fraternity comes together to mourn football legend Diego Maradona's demise

Director Shekhar Kapur, who is currently in London, called the late veteran "the greatest genius in football after Pele", the Brazilian legend

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UN releases 25 million USD from emergency fund to support women-led organisations, curb gender violence

UNFPA will receive 17 million dollars and 8 million dollars will go to UN Women. They will now decide where and how the money will be spent, said the press release

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Every 100 seconds, a child or youth under 20 was infected with HIV last year: UNICEF

According to UNICEF, the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened inequalities in access to life-saving HIV services for children, adolescents and pregnant mothers everywhere

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AP's intermediate colleges to undergo paradigm shift after years of free-for-all exploitation

Over the years, several junior colleges erected makeshift sheds without libraries, playgrounds, proper facilities and crammed students to call them intermediate colleges

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DoE directs Delhi schools to encourage students to apply for minority community scholarships

The last date for submission of applications on NSP is November 30 and the deadline for first level of verification at school level is December 15

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MLC N Ravikumar criticises state of toilet facilities in  govt schools, colleges, hostels

ZP CEO Padma Basavanthappa and DC Mahantesh Bilagi who intervened said that, the conditions of the toilets at the hostels and schools are improving drastically

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Puducherry govt orders schools to be closed on November 28 due to cyclone Nivar

According to an official notification on Wednesday, "19th December (Saturday) will be a working day to compensate for Thursday's holiday"

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Chief Educational Officer R Swaminathan releases special guide for Class 10,12 students

CEO R Swaminathan in his presidential address also talked about how to upload the students names in the EMIS web portal, who joined under RTE ac

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Madurai govt schools to have separate coordinator to monitor NEET training, performance

As per the Chief Educational Officer R Swaminathan guidelines, a separate co-ordinator has been deputed in all Government and Government aided schools

Arif Mohammed Khan

Association of KUFOS Teaching Staff seek Governor's intervention to cancel appointment of new dean

It is learnt that about 10 persons have been included in the preliminary shortlist by the selection committee headed by State Planning Board vice-chairman V K Ramachandran

KT Jaleel

PhD awarded to Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel was in adherance to all norms: Kerala University

The petition against Jaleel's PhD degree was submitted to the Governor by the Save University Campaign Committee, a forum of education activists

Mysore University

UoM restarts construction despite being halted by Department of Archaeology and Heritage

The university taking up the construction without the necessary permissions had come under fire from several quarters only to face intervention by the heritage department

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AP govt sets up University of Fisheries in West Godavari to encourage more experts in the field

In September this year, the State cabinet approved the AP State Fisheries University Ordinance 2020 and decided to spend `300 crore on the proposed varsity in the span of five years

AICTE

AICTE asks technical institutions to upload their academic awards on Digilocker

The NAD can be used by teachers, students and alumni of educational institutions to access their academic awards online and produce it for verification