Shashi Tharoor

Actions of the government will discourage critical research, Tharoor writes to FM, condemning decision to defer research stipends

In a letter addressed to the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Shashi Tharoor criticises the decision to defer PhD and MTech stipends

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Teenage girls in Kenya forced into sex work, child labour since schools closed due to pandemic

Mary Mugure, a former sex worker, launched Night Nurse to rescue girls who followed her path. She says since schools in Kenya closed in March, up to 1,000 schoolgirls have become sex workers

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Meet the undergrad student whose paper cutting art on Instagram of celebs is all the rage today

Rashmi Patil speaks to Vibhav Mangalore whose pencil sketches and paper cutting art on his Instagram page is something that everyone must take a look at 

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Nearly 1.3 lakh child labourers, mostly tribal employed at Gujarat's cottonseed farms: NGO

Low prices paid by seed companies to farmers is one of the main reasons why cultivators are employing children instead of adults

The teacher has now turned into a social servant and is making his journey towards being a politician with his own political outfit, Voxxs (Pic: EdexLive/Manish Barriarr)

Having private universities more important than reviving Nalanda: Manish Barriarr, Patna teacher and Oxford grad contesting Bihar Elections 2020

He is not the babu from Oxford but the Patna boy who connects to people on the ground level, says Manish Barriarr, a teacher-turned-politician

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This Mumbai duo's app combines deliveries, shopping, food in one fell 'swipe'. Here's how it works

Ease Your Life combines features of multiple popular apps — from food delivery to handyman services — into one platform

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Study reveals children with chronic kidney disease have outsized health burden

Chronic kidney disease includes long term abnormalities of kidney structure or function that may progress to end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or a transplant

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Decline in new Covid cases continues as India's tally nears 76 lakh. 46,790 cases in the last 24 hours

On Sunday, after denying for months, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that India was in the stage of community transmission but it is limited to only certain districts and states

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New session for freshers in engineering colleges, technical institutions from December 1 

According to the academic calendar issued last month, the admission process for first-year students was to be completed by October 31 and classes for the first semester were to commence by November 1

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Call of the wild: Batman Rohit Chakravarty has made it possible for human ears to listen to bat calls. This is how he does it

This 29-year-old chiropterologist is currently pursuing his PhD in Berlin and before that, he was in Uttarakhand recording bat calls and programming it so that human ears could hear them
 

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Researchers find that brain, not willpower, decides if you will lose weight or not

The findings, published in the journal NeuroImage, support a prevalent neural theory that people with an increased neural response to seeing and smelling food consistently overeat and gain weight

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Irish privacy regulator investigates Instagram over handling of children's data

Data scientist David Stier said last year that his analysis found users, including those under 18 who had their contact information displayed on their profile

MK Stalin

Stalin ridicules Centre over NEET result confusions, demands a ban on med exam

In a tweet, Stalin questioned why the NEET results that were released initially had so many errors and why there was so much confusion 

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Prime Minister Modi: NEP and other reforms will help make this 'India's Decade'

He was speaking at the Centenary convocation of the University of Mysore. He said that it was an honour to be there even if he could only be present virtually

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Schools in Punjab reopen for ninth, tenth grade students to clear doubts with their teachers

On October 16, School Education Minister, Punjab Vijay Inder Singla said that detailed guidelines on reopening of schools have also been sent to district education officers and school authorities

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Uttarakhand govt applauded for mid-day meal scheme which helped curb drop out rates

Under the mid-day meal scheme, the students are to be served pulses, rice, chapatis, vegetables along with fruit and milk on certain days

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Gujarat government to take final decision on reopening schools only after consulting with all stakeholders

Many educational institutions are conducting online classes and exams to continue with the academic session

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Braving poverty, tragedy and COVID, all 19 students of this Odisha foundation cleared NEET. This is their inspiring story

Whether it was Khirodini whose house was destroyed or Satyajit who had to strike a balance between helping with his father's work and studying, Founder of Zindagi Foundation tried to be there for all

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Up for an adventure? Pick up filmmaker Soumitra Ranade's first action-adventure novel for children

Out on bookshelves on October 20, Soumitra Ranade's novel Bhrigu and the Palace of Mirrors is high on the mystery and intrigue factor. We find out what's it all about during a chat with the filmmaker

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IIT Madras students can pursue an entire semester in foreign universities. Here's how

IIT Madras has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy through the 16 academic departments and several advanced research centres in various disciplines

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Here's how Bengaluru's Kavade's bringing back traditional games and toys to people in urban areas

Sreeranjini, Founder of Kavade, speaks about her traditional toy house that is involved in popularising traditional games and toys in Bengaluru for more than a decade

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How this Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet and Govt School Headmaster in rural Karnataka has transformed the face of a tiny school

Veeranna Madiwalar, a Headmaster and a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet, speaks about how he has transformed a government school on nothing but sheer grit and Facebook activism

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These curly hair dolls will be at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2020. Check them out!

Curly and proud! That's what Anisha P, Co-founder of Curly Wurly, says about herself and her curly-haired creations. This year, her doll will be put up at the Kochi Muziris Biennale

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How Vocal For Local Toys shares the work of traditional toymakers for a newer generation

Pete Jaison speaks about the website he set up in an attempt to revive the age-old Indian tradition of toy-making and how he is working with artisans to preserve the culture

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik greets NEET topper Soyeb Aftab, wishes him a bright future ahead

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had declared the NEET 2020 results on October 16, 2020. The national-level entrance was conducted on September 13

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PM Narendra Modi to address centenary convocation of University of Mysore on Oct 19

A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Saturday said the Karnataka governor, along with other dignitaries, would be present

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This 24-year-old from Bhubaneswar quit studies to help her father create idols during Durga Puja

These days, Behera's daughter is busy with her father in giving a final touch to the goddess Durga's idols during the festive season

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Over 1283 ST, SC hostels in 10 districts of Bhubaneswar to be assessed under 'Mission Suvidya'

The methodology in phase-II will be implemented through a smart IT enabled solution. The selected hostels will conduct self-assessment through online desktop application

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With a spike of 55,722 cases, India's Coronavirus tally crosses 75 lakh mark

With 1,83,456 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country

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64 reserved PhD, MPhil seats may go vacant: UoH Students’ Union on hunger strike against new qualifying criteria

12 percent of PhD seats reserved for the OBCs, 42 percent for SCs, 56 percent of the STs, 75 percent for the Physically Challenged category could go vacant this year

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UoH students' union launches hunger strike to protest against 'discriminatory' qualifying criteria in entrance exams

Union members staged the hunger strike at the Administration Block to seek reimplementation of the 1:6 criteria wherein shortlisted candidates are six times the total vacant seats

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Free mobile library launched in Mumbai to help economically weaker students unable to access online classes 

Two more branches of the online mobile library centre will begin in Mumbai's Bandra and Sakinaka areas soon, as per the centre in charge

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COVID-19 has triggered an education crisis, gender inequality: UNESCO report 

Increase in gender-based violence, potential rise in teenage pregnancies or early marriages and possibility of a section of girls dropping out of schools or colleges are some of the implications

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Medical aspirant who sought help of Karnataka CM, Health Minister to attempt exam, clears NEET

Yediyurappa and Sudhakar, responding to Tanuja's social media post highlighting her plight, had intervened and asked officials to allow her to take the test

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Egypt reopens schools while implementing precautionary measures to combat COVID-19

There will also be temperature checks for students, teachers and visitors before entering schools. Egypt has about 23 million students in over 56,000 public schools nationwide

PM Jacinda Ardern has been praised for tackling COVID in New Zealand effectively

Survey suggests men, women perceive COVID dangers differently, consistent with why women-led countries doing better

This behavioural factor contributes to substantial gender differences in mortality and is consistent with women-led countries responding more effectively to the pandemic

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How Subiksha Raman's dramatherapy could help you tap into your creative best

It's not just theatrics. Drama therapy is much more than that. We spoke to Subiksha Raman, who explained all about it

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This camera films 3D movies at 100 billion frames per second

The device by Lihong Wang at California Institute of Technology not only records video at incredibly fast speeds but does so in 3D

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COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V gets nod for clinical trials in India

Sputnik V, an adenovirus vector-based vaccine, was developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, along with the Russian Direct Investment Fund

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CRPF to partner with IIT-Delhi, DRDO to create pool of 500 high-tech experts

A pioneer batch of 40 engineering graduate officers and subordinate officers of the Central Reserve Police Force with the right aptitude and potential will undergo three to six months' certificate

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The facilities of seven states and two union territories upgraded to Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

The states and UTs include Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tripura and Jammu and Kashmir

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Odisha group keeps its mission alive, all 19 underprivileged medical aspirants crack NEET exam 

These successful students are products of Zindagi programme run by a non-governmental organisation of academician Ajay Bahadur Singh, who himself had similar experiences

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How this Bidar boy secured the NEET ninth rank without attending any extra coaching
 

Karthik Reddy, the Karnataka topper also secured 9th rank in Common Entrance Test, Karnataka in Veterinary Science and 4th rank in Bachelors in Naturopathy and Yogic Science  
 

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I listened to Arijit Singh during my breaks: Akanksha Singh, NEET all-India girl topper

Akanksha Singh, all-India rank 2 in NEET 2020, wants to pursue MBBS from AIIMS Delhi and become a neurosurgeon in the near future

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Uttarakhand schools set to reopen from November 1, parents remain worried amid rising COVID-19 cases 

School managements have said that they are prepared to resume classes while ensuring strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol including limiting attendance in the classes to 50 per cent per day

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Bihar student alleges NEET OMR mismatch. Scores 10 instead of 615

Vikash Goyal says that he was eligible for 615 marks according to his OMR sheet. He has now scored only 10 marks

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Consistency and 12 hours of study was the key: NEET all-India third rank holder Snikitha from Hyderabad 

Tummala Snikitha hails from Hyderabad and both her parents are doctors. That's where she gets her passion for service and this is how she cracked one of the toughest exams

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly: Study

Antibodies produced by the body's immune system bind to a part of this protein and block the capacity of this "key" to engage with the host's cellular "lock"

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NEET 2020: Women fare better, ST category sees a spike in pass percentage

Women fared better than men in the exam with a pass percentage of 57.14 (57.11 per cent in 2019) while 55.58 per cent of the men who appeared passed the exam  

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Not Tripura, but UP has the most number of students who qualified NEET 2020, Maharashtra follows

The NEET results were announced by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday. 88,889 students from Uttar Pradesh qualified the exam

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Scientists develop a new method to block Coronavirus replication

According to the study, published in the journal Science, SARS-CoV-2-PLpro promotes infection by sensing and processing both viral and human proteins

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Study shows how people can reduce stress during the Coronavirus pandemic

The team found that those who took stock of their emotions - be the sadness, anxiety, fear, loneliness, and the like - and then addressed those emotions with mindful action

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Delhi doctors implant permanent pacemaker in newborn baby's heart

After thorough evaluation and stabilisation of the baby by a team of doctors at FEHI, he was taken up for permanent pacemaker implant at midnight

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Understanding the language: Here's how spoken and written English are completely different

There is a world of difference between spoken and written English. In this column, Albert P' Rayan explores certain nuances of the two so that we understand the language a little better. Ready? 

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This is why you will be grateful for the gratitude chart. Here's how it helps

When you’re grateful for what you have, it expands. When you’re not grateful for what you have, it diminishes. Read on to find out what else Harimohan P has to say about having a grateful heart 

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Students, you better hold on: Why colleges withholding degree certificates portray a grim picture

John B Monteiro, in his latest column, investigates a brand new judgement that will prevent educational institutions from withholding students’ certificates. Read on to find out more about it...

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How scamsters blackmail women via video calls and what could be done to stay safe online

This week, The Coach discusses the big bad world out there, especially for women and the elderly, and what we can do to make it a more safe and secure place for them. Read on to find out more...

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Dasara celebrations begin in the palace city, Mysuru with SOP and guidelines amidst COVID-19 pandemic

With Mysuru having a large number of corona cases, the focus is on strict enforcement of SOPs for controlling the spread of virus and to mark safe Dasara celebrations

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Father sentenced to life for sexual assault on minor daughter; mother also gets life term for keeping mum

The girl informed her school mates, who in turn told their class teacher and lodged a complaint with police. Based on this complaint, the couple were arrested in June 2019 and were out on bail

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Despite internet disruptions and other challenges, Basit Bilal Khan from Pulwama secures 695 marks in NEET exams  

The Internet had remained suspended in Pulwama district for more than 80 days during the year of Bilal's preparation for NEET because of security reasons

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Google stops the biggest-ever DDoS cyber-attack which would lead to outages and loss of user trust

Google said it is working with others in the internet community to identify and dismantle infrastructure used to conduct attacks

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8.81 pass percentage increase in KSEEB supplementary exam results this year

A total of 2,13,955 students had appeared for the exams including the freshers as well as repeaters out of which 1,09,719 students have passed the exams. Hence, the total pass percentage is 51.28

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Karnataka teacher who allegedly contracted COVID after conducting Vidyagama classes dies due to heart attack

Padmakshi and her husband Shashikanth have been working at the Jawaharlal Nehru Makki Aided High School and DJ Higher Primary Aided school respectively

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After political storm, Anna University researchers back VC over sending Institute of Eminence letter

The university's Vice-Chancellor Dr M K Surappa had previously written to the Union Government seeking an Institute of Eminence tag for the university

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Anna University doesn't need Institute of Eminence status: Higher Education Minister Anbazhagan

He said the State government, which will never allow reservation and fees structure to be affected, will be able to provide the same benefits which the varsity will receive by getting the IoE status

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TN Governor releases book on NEP penned by former Anna University V-C Dr E Balagurusamy

The book discusses the challenges of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability faced by the current education system in the country

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Meet the MSc student from Kochi who has broken a world record by completing 1000 online courses in 100 days

Arathi Reghunath spent most of her lockdown days enrolling in various courses on Coursera to help utilise her time better and be productive in the best possible way

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Remdesivir and several other repurposed drugs have little to no effect in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO study

The study, which spans more than 30 countries, looked at the effects of these treatments on overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration of hospital stay in patients

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NTA site under maintenance for more than two hours: NEET UG Result will be available soon

This year, over 14.37 lakh candidates appeared for the exam on September 13 despite the COVID-19. Lakhs of students haven't been able to access their results, as the site is under maintenance 

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Fashion Designing students at Institute of Design and Technology in Surat develop COVID Garba costume with PPE kits

The traditional dance 'Garba' will not be performed during Navratri due to COVID-19. These dresses will be given to frontline workers at hospitals in Surat 

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NEET 2020 results announced: Here's how and where you can check your marks, scorecard

This year, over 14.37 lakh candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam on September 13 despite the COVID-19 pandemic

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After DU's high cut-offs, Kejriwal bats for more colleges and universities

Kejriwal pinned the blame on the Delhi University Act, saying that the law was made during the British era and states that a new college needs to be affiliated with Delhi University

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Poor diet top contributor to heart disease deaths globally, finds study

Tobacco use ranked as the fourth highest contributor to ischaemic heart disease deaths in men but only seventh in women

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Asan Conservation Reserve becomes Uttarakhand's first wetland to make it to Ramsar list

Wetlands provide a wide range of important resources and ecosystem services such as food, water, fibre, groundwater recharge, water purification, flood moderation, erosion and climate control

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How these tech start-ups are helping businesses, people in India's Unlock 5.0 to fight against COVID-19

Several indigenous start-ups have come-together to make our lives safe and secure as the country gears to go back to normalcy

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EduSkills partners with GoDaddy to help boost digital skills development in India

The GoDaddy Academy offers a combination of elementary and advanced technology courses, in an innovative and participative learning environment, to create a unique learning journey

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First lesson taught in Pak schools: Hindus are 'kafirs', Jews enemies of Islam

Any student or teacher who tries to protest or express his opinion is accused of committing blasphemy. Last year, a Pakistani court sentenced a university lecturer to death for blasphemy

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Twitter launches dedicated search prompt to find credible info for Bihar elections 

The new search prompt will provide information about the candidate lists, voting dates, polling booths, EVMs voter registration, among other election-related topics

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JNU students go against no-protest norms in force for COVID, allege manhandling by security

The university had previously issued a circular, asking the students to refrain from protesting, keeping the COVID situation in mind

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Indian law student receives both Indian, USA patents for tech to make usage of electric vehicles more economical

After due process and hearings, Devansh received the US Patent in September 2020 and the Indian Patent in October 2020

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IIIT Hyderabad, National Disaster Management Authority develop 'RVS Primer' to estimate damage during earthquake

While disaster management has hitherto followed a relief-centric approach, the RVS Primer will assist in a more mitigation- and preparedness-centric approach

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Right age for marriage vis-a-vis motherhood to be decided soon: PM Modi assures 'daughters of India'

Discussion is underway to decide the right age for marriage of our daughters. From across the country, daughters have been writing to the PM seeking a decision soon

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Two faculty members at a Kanpur University develop 'more effective' hepa filter mask

The filter mask can be folded and taken along anywhere easily and can be worn by people of all ages. Dr Katiyar, Director of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biosciences at CSJM University said.

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How this vet in Mumbai is using flower therapy to help dogs look on the bright side of life

While he is out on the roads of Kalyan in Mumbai feeding stray dogs and doing his bit on the occasion, Akshay Shah introduces us to alternative therapies for our four-legged friends  

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40 percent of world's population has no access to handwashing facilities: UNICEF

The situation is also alarming at schools: 43 per cent globally (70 percent in the least developed countries) lack a handwashing facility with water and soap

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Nearly 1,000 people test positive for COVID-19 at UK's Durham University

Some large UK universities which have major outbreaks, including the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield and the Manchester Metropolitan University

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Banaras Hindu University enters a pact with FAARD to help farmers

Under the pact, BHU will undertake project-training programmes, technology transfer and other outreach programmes of rural development

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Indian students have adjusted to blended learning at UK universities, finds study 

As the 2020-21 autumn term got underway this month, they collated reports of universities putting in place a range of dedicated support measures for students flying in from overseas, including India

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India's COVID-19 tally nears 74 lakh, nearly 65 lakh have been cured

According to the Ministry, India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population globally, presently pegged at 80

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Will not be able to implement OBC reservation for medical students this year, Centre tells SC

The Union Government told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to implement the 50 percent reservation for the OBCs this year

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Why Anna University’s claims of not changing name, retaining reservation policy may not come through

TN education activist Prince Gajendra Babu points out that according to the UGC notification’s instructions the Centre could have more control over the University than the state

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From today, the world will be devoid of Malayalam's last Mahakavi: A tribute to Akkitham

The Jnanpith laureate died in Thrissur on October 15. A recipient of Padma Shri and the Ezhuthachan Award, he was 94

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Soon, the world will come to India to learn: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Naming the new infrastructure facilities after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bharat Ratna awardees and the legendary Savitribai Phule will inspire students, added Pokhriyal

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JNU student Najeeb Ahmed mysteriously disappeared four years ago. #WhereIsNajeeb, ask family, friends

Najeeb Ahmed, an MSc Biotechnology student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, disappeared on October 15, 2016. Not even a single arrest has been made in this case until now

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My first salary was Rs 4,000, spent Rs 3,000 on petrol: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Sawant is a doctor of alternative medicine and obtained his graduation degree at the Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery degree from the Ganga Education Society's Ayurvedic Medical College

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COVID-19 doubling time improves in India: Health ministry officials

Doubling time for COVID-19 is the number of days it takes for the count of cases to double. In a statement, the Health ministry said 81,514 new recoveries were added in the last 24 hours

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The Sree Sastha story: A saga of educational innovation that is powering India's students ahead

With an economy that is desperately trying to bounce back, engineering instituions like Sree Sastha in Chennai will have a huge role to play in the new growth story that is unfolding before us

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#HathDhonaRokeCorona: Uttar Pradesh celebrates World Hand Washing Day with social media campaign

Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands

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Online school inauguration by Rahul Gandhi halted as organisers had not sought permission from govt

The new building was constructed under the Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) and was constructed by Nirmithi Kendra at a cost of Rs. 1.2 crore