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Amid outrage, Delhi University goes ahead with online open-book examination, releases datesheet

Teachers' and students' organisations across the country had opposed the university's move to conduct online examinations

The CAG wasn't allowed to audit the fund

Meet the Bengaluru student whose RTI revealed that PM CARES is not a public authority

The PM CARES fund was set up on March 28. The RTI was filed by an LLM student of Azim Premji University

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Even children as young as four will fall in love with coding after reading this book by Dr Vats

Dr Swati Popat Vats is an early childhood education expert and has designed various curricula for students. This time she has come up with a book that helps children understand what coding is 

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Uttar Pradesh: Three students of Muzaffarnagar medical college suspended for 'indiscipline' 

Urging the college management to roll back its decision, several first-year students held a protest and also submitted a memorandum to the additional district magistrate

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Trump bans entry of certain groups of Chinese students to US

Issuing the proclamation on Friday, Trump said China is engaged in a wide-ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive US technologies and intellectual property 

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To go or not to go: Why this DU hostel's residents were asked to leave during the lockdown

The letter from the Warden said that as per the University's Academic Calendar, the summer vacation will start from May 26 and the hostels have to be vacated by May 29

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Sun Pharma gets DGCI nod to start clinical trials with Nafamostat mesylate

Nafamostat was found to be the most potent drug and was able to inhibit Coronavirus entry at very low concentrations across various studies

Bhawna Dehariya

Woman who scaled Everest last year to open mountaineering institute in Madhya Pradesh

Bhawna Dehariya announced it during a live podcast on Instagram to mark the 67th International Everest Day, observed in the memory of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary

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Coffee may reduce risks of getting gallstone disease and pancreatitis, says study

The study from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) also highlighted other beneficial effects that coffee consumption may have on the process of digestion

An interactive comic designed by Mohith

Idivettu-ing Typhoons: How Mohith O created the first all-Malayalam serialised comic 

Based on a crime that occurs in a small town in Kottayam, Idivettu is the first serialised comic to be entirely written in Malayalam

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How NIT Tiruchy will drive online content for MOOCs on govt e-learning platform SWAYAM

Recently chosen as the national MOOCs coordinator for UG and PG engineering courses, NIT-T is training faculty, involving students and strengthening infrastructure

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How this IIT Madras researcher helped triple the Irrawaddy Dolphin Population in Chilika Lake

The researchers conducted geotechnical, hydraulic and satellite imagery studies to developed a dredging methodology with minimum impact on the lake's ecosystem

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Spit not, Corona not: This Bengaluru resident is telling people not to spit in public places to curb COVID spread

If you are one among those people who spit at the public places, then it is high time that you stop doing it. Because Beautiful Bengaluru group is on high alert to stop you from spitting

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Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls and restaurants

From June 1, municipal corporations would decide if residential colonies, mohallas, municipal wards or police-station areas, municipal zones, towns could be designated as containment zones

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Snacking on almonds may improve cardiovascular health: Study

The study participants from the UK, who had above-average cardiovascular disease risk, consumed almonds or a calorie-matched control snack in the six-week trial

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Learn mathematics with Ajit Agarkar through 'Cricket-Math'. Find out how

The initiative aims to enable students to look at the subject beyond traditional textbooks and make learning a fun and engaging experience while sitting at home

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IIT Madras' dredging methodology helps Odisha's Chilika Lake to triple Irrawaddy Dolphin population 

The IIT Madras team developed the dredging methodology identifying the location of dredging along with disposal and selection of suitable dredger with minimum impact on the ecosystem

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This portable spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste within a few seconds and can cut COVID spread

EzySpit – the world’s first-of-its-kind mobile spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste in semi-solid form. We find out more

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One lakh grant alloted to encourage students to start dialogue on environment in Srinagar 

The project comprises multiple components, ranging from soil and moisture conservation to plantation to environmental education in schools

Lucknow University

Around 1,000 alumni will now mentor the students of Lucknow University 

The alumni will get an opportunity to be LU's adjunct or part-time professors who will guide, teach and help students in getting placed in various sectors

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How Classroom.Live automates most aspects of an online classroom so that teachers can focus on teaching

Gurugram-based Unthinkable Solutions initiated Classroom.Live recently and there are many educational institutions across the country that are already making the most of their integrated platform 

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Apple iPhone 12 launch postponed to November, instead of mid-September

The analyst said that the production supply chain has generally returned to normal output rates, but downstream demand remains uncertain

Supriya is an Architect and Artist who created this particular art during the quarantine period. Through Aaval, we curated it as a 'Die-cut postcard' in which you can understand the illusion of Inside

How this Chennai architect is getting the youth to express ideologies through her Postcard Project

Initially, the project started with just 25 people from different backgrounds and they used postcards as their medium to express their beliefs or ideologies through it. We find out more

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COVID-19: India is now the ninth-worst hit country in world with 1,65,799 cases 

The Health Ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 89,987, while 71,105 people have recovered and one patient has migrated

Manushi Chillar

Manushi joins hands with UNICEF to promote menstrual hygiene 

Manushi, who runs her own initiative on menstrual hygiene ‘Project Shakti' that works across several states in India, said it is important to raise awareness on the critical issue

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IIMC student allegedly sent a hostel eviction notice for offering water to batchmates, stoking COVID fear

The student allegedly offered water to his batchmates who had travelled to the institute for their online placements. But they were not allowed inside   

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Final year college students will sit for exams after July: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Students in the first year will be promoted on the basis of their latest results while for second-year students the pass mark will be decided on internal marks and the previous year or semester record

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The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in 'Letters to Mother' 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's collection of poems, published as "Letters to Mother" by HarperCollins which will be released in June and is available for pre-order on e-com websites

Srishti Batra and Rubal Chib, Founders, QZense (Pics: Rubal Chib)

This Bengaluru start-up is using machine learning and IoT to detect the freshness of your fruits and veggies

QZense has developed two devices that use sense of smell and sight to determine the quality of fresh produce

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Let your kids indulge in PlanetSpark's Happiness Hour and learn skills through live classes

As many as 15 courses are being offered by this start-up based out of Gurugram to ensure that learning and fun don't stop, not even during the lockdown. So, which skill will you be learning today?
 

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Landing in India was stepping out of a fairy tale and into Paatal Lok: How an Indian student felt after returning on a Vande Bharat flight

The efficient service meted out to them till now suddenly became lacklustre and inefficient as they stepped out of the aircraft. It was mayhem, said Indian students 

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AIIMS Rishikesh to launch remote monitored COVID-19 isolation wards using Made-in-India tech

A central dashboard has also been set up to monitor all patients on Stasis by a remote clinical team with access to real-time vitals and high-resolution trends of patient vitals data

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Here's why Zoom is asking you to upgrade the app before May 30

The company has gotten under major scrutiny over security and privacy-related issues ever since the reports of Zoombombing came to light

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Need to create integrated teleconsultation options within COVID-19 digital apps: TGI study

This study was aimed to systematically review COVID-19 related mobile apps and highlight gaps to inform the development of future mHealth initiatives

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Culture of silence around menstruation has become even more evident in COVID pandemic: UNICEF

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day that falls on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management

In 2015, the idea took seed in the form of their start-up SmartVizX

This fully immersive VR software is redefining the design process for Architecture students

Founded in 2018, Trezi connects architects, designers and students with the various stakeholders involved in design-based projects and building designs

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IIT-D and INMAS joins hands with Uflex to develop PPE overall with better breathability

On the development, Centre for Biomedical Engineering Head Professor Harpal Singh, IIT-Delhi, said the centre has worked very closely with Uflex Ltd on the development of breathable fabric

Ventilator developed by IIT Mandi

IIT Mandi researchers develop low-cost smart ventilators that be controlled by a mobile application

The developed prototypes do not require compressed air and can be used in remote locations as well, the researchers have said

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NIT Tiruchy develops portal, conducts online examinations for their students without a hitch

Over 1,600 students across UG and PG courses will be appearing for their final semester exams online till June 12

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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal: Encourage India's institutions to take research further to turn COVID crisis into an opportunity

From the IITs to the smallest institutions, almost everyone has innovated in some way to help the fight against COVID. This is why we need to foster research and use it indigenously for development

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80% cybercrimes faced by Maharashtra school students go unreported, says new survey

The survey by a non-profit startup Responsible Netism and Cyber Peace Foundation, Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training was conducted between October 2019 to February 2020

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High Court gives the green signal to the government to conduct SSLC exams from June 25

Over eight lakh class X students will be writing exams in more than 2,000 exam centres. Currently, the government is making systematic arrangements for them to sit and write the exams

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National Law School Bengaluru's alumni network leases AirAsia aircraft to send 174 migrant workers home

The return of the migrant labourers by air from Mumbai, among the cities worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, was facilitated by the Alumni Network of National Law School, Bengaluru

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FIFA, WHO launch #SafeHome campaign to help domestic violence victims amid lockdown

Almost one in three women worldwide experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by someone else in their lifetime

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672 million children could be living in poor households by end of year due to economic fallout caused by pandemic: UNICEF

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic crisis that is draining resources for families all over the world, UNICEF said

A relief for the students

Meghalaya govt to allow students to attempt class 12 exams from home district headquarters

Over 3,700 students will sit for the papers of subjects like mathematics, physical education, statistics and western music

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CMC Vellore, CIHS Hyderabad tie-up with Tata to curate online medical training for COVID-19  

The intent of the training programmes is to meet this need by acquainting non-ICU professionals with the fundamental principles and practices of critical care  

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'Silent' symptomless COVID-19 more prevalent than previously believed: Study

The study offers the first analysis of complete COVID-19 testing of all passengers and crew on an isolated cruise ship during the COVID-19 pandemic

ITI's are doing great work during the pandemic

Industrial Training Institutes get their mask game on-point, produce 14.15 lakh masks

Till date, the ITIs have produced 14.15 lakh masks and will continue to do so in a bid to help fight the global pandemic while also raising entrepreneurial spirit and profile among stakeholders

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Mizoram to resume Class 12 board exams that were suspended midway, on June 16

About 4,700 students could not complete their board examinations in Economics, Chemistry, Sociology, Computer Science and Home Science

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Forget unfair, here's why Pondicherry University's circular denying scholarships to protesters is 'unconstitutional'

The University has since removed the circular about cutting scholarship for students who participated in the fee hike protest from the website after it was heavily criticised by the student communitY

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After protests, TISS agrees to release results of students who haven't paid dues  

It is a normal practice everywhere to withhold results of students who fail to clear their dues or do not submit migration certificates, the administration maintained  

The encroachment began on Friday

Faculty cry foul at Illegal encroachment, demolition inside St Stephen's College campus

The members of the governing body also said that the construction activities violate the social distancing norms and that the construction must be stopped immediately

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ICMR suggests states and UTs to reduce corona testing prices

The testing supplies are stabilising and are being locally procured as against the earlier situation when all supplies were imported

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COVID-19: A six-year-old girl dies of snakebite at a quarantine centre in Uttarakhand 

The girl was sleeping along with her family on the floor at the quarantine centre for want of beds when the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday

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Health officials in Belgium are now advising against the use of hydroxychloroquine 

The announcement came after the World Health Organization said it would temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments

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UK scientists link chimpanzee lip-smacking to human speech 

The study published in the journal 'Biology Letters' used video recordings collected at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland and Leipzig Zoo in Germany as well as recordings of wild apes in Uganda

Purvi Shah is also an advocate of mental health

Why every foodie should be excited about Purvi Shah's upcoming vegan recipe book

The book consists of recipes that she had developed during the lockdown. She says the book's online copy will be available for free

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60 percent of women say Indian schools have inadequate facilities to dispose sanitary pads: Annual Menstrual Hygiene Survey

In workspaces too, 41 percent women felt their office needed better cleanliness and facilities to change and dispose sanitary pads off in toilets

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Why DU's English Hons students aren't applying for revaluation, despite receiving worryingly low grades

A lot of students had scored zero in their core subjects, despite writing the examination. Tuesday was the last day to apply for revaluation

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Engineering student from SRM, Andhra Pradesh wins ETHDenver Hackathon 2020 at Denver

Vyshnavi also received a bounty of 500 US dollars from SKALE and 500 US dollars from Chainlink for the project

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Why every coffee enthusiast should look out for the documentary 'C for Coffee'

The documentary C for Coffee focuses on the state of coffee in our country and how it affects the lives of several people who are dependent on it, we find out more

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Remdesivir, the antiviral under clinical trials improves recovery time in COVID-19 patients: Study

The researchers, including those from New York University in the US, found that Remdesivir was most beneficial for hospitalised patients with severe disease requiring supplemental oxygen

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Confident that COVID-19 vaccine will be available by next year, says Harvard Professor

Three vaccines are showing promising results. These are from America, China and Oxford. For now, they all seem promising — may be one of them or all turn out to be effective, said the professor

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Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology's AMRIT app to help administration track suspected COVID patients in Prayagraj

The app will also track people who are taking over the counter medicines for suppressing symptoms like cough/cold/fever and unknowingly spreading the infection to those who are coming in their contact

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This architect duo is building sustainable spaces using eco-friendly, traditional methods. Here's how

Studio Dcode, an eco-friendly architecture firm uses local labour, resources and more importantly, local arts and crafts in the homes, offices and other spaces they build. We find out how

Kifayat Hussain

This COVID positive maths teacher took online classes from a hospital in Leh. Here's why he's inspiring

Kifayat Hussain is a Mathematics teacher at the Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School in Leh. He conducted online classes from the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 

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Pondicherry University says it will not grant PG scholarships to students who participated in fee hike protests in new circular

The PU administration has stated in a new circular that the postgraduate students who participated in the fee hike protests during this semester will not be eligible 

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We are not enemies of the state: Youth leaders condemn arrests of student leaders, denounce false charges

Students from across the country condemned the arrests and false framing of students leaders and accused the police of taking advantage of the lockdown to do so
 

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Delhi Court order from 2017 not valid in 2020? Hue and cry in JNU after CCTV cameras installed in hostels

The students also said that they were threatened and told that if they resist the admin will file FIRs against them

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IIT Madras researchers develop high-performance magnesium alloy that can significantly reduce vehicular emissions

The research team has made headway in solving this challenging problem by formulating a magnesium alloy with almost zero yield asymmetry and high ductility

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Why Chaaya Prabhat's art on Instagram is the pop of colour you'll always need

Chaaya Prabhat is using her whimsical take on things add some much-needed colour to boring book covers. Here's how she gets inspired to do what she does

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Australian universities hit by the Coronavirus pandemic as international students have no way to come back yet

International students contributed some A$37.6 billion to the Australian economy in 2018-19, making education the fourth largest export in the country

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The trainer brainer: Don’t choose a career based on public opinion, choose what blends well with your attitude

For those youngsters who unnecessarily worry about their career path and public opinion regarding it, it determines their level of self-esteem

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Bihar Board declares Class 10 examination results, pass percentage over 80 

A total of 41 students including 10 girl students were among those who secured a position among the top ten in the examination

Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

HRD Minister Pokhriyal to address heads of 45,000 institutions online on Thursday during NAAC webinar

The webinar will be organised by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. One can register online through NAAC's website

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WHO warns of COVID-19 'second peak' as lockdowns ease in countries around the world

The stark warning comes as countries around the world start to gradually ease lockdown restrictions, allowing shops to reopen and larger groups of people to gather

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This Coimbatore-based start-up is making pens and pencils out of newspapers. Here's how

Pepaa Products collaborates with over 800 farmers and rural women to make their range of plantable, sustainable products

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COVID-19: No high fives, no hugs, as exams begin in Kerala schools after lockdown

After the announcement early this month, that the examination will soon begin, there were numerous announcements in the media and in the social media

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Canteen Fundas: Your mantra in life should be to try new things, without the fear of making mistakes

The mantra for continuous growth in our life is to try new things, constantly, without the fear of making mistakes. We should try not to repeat the old mistakes

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Too little and too much: COVID-19 lockdown anxieties take a toll on sleep cycles

As India navigates the ninth week of the nationwide lockdown that pushed millions of people into the confines of their homes, distress and anxiety are on the rise

Online learning is the new trend

85 percent of students miss interaction with teachers, online classes can't replace schools: Survey

Around 50 per cent of the students, covered in the survey, stated that they find it difficult to understand the subject without the classroom environment and teacher present

Cyclone Amphan wrecked havoc on Kolkata

Rs 2 crore worth COVID-Amphan scholarships announced by Adamas University Chancellor

The scholarships are being given keeping in mind the immense economic loss to many families in this region due to job and income losses due to COVID19 induced lockdown and Amphan

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DUTA survey finds 55 pc students do not have books with them to open for DU's Open Book Exam

Only around 17 per cent of the students have devices larger than a smartphone and the majority of them do not have laptops to access online resources or sit for the exams, found the study

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Beyond corona: Will e-teaching become a part of the Indian educational system?

There is already a brewing revolt against online e-teaching with several teachers in Karnataka revolting against bullying by parents who get involved in their children’s e-classes

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What is the need to hold university exams during a pandemic?: Raj Thackeray asks Maharashtra Guv

The Governor made his displeasure clear in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as the embarrassed government attempted to combat the crisis

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SSLC, VHSE exams commence in Kerala, students follow health norms

Students at VHSS Manacaud High School in Thiruvananthapuram were encouraged to follow social distancing norms while they also underwent thermal screening before entering the examination centre

TISS students at a protest in the past

17 SC,ST, OBC students from TISS are crowdfunding their fees so they can graduate. Here's why

The lockdown has put additional burden on the families of these students who are unable to pay the fees since their GOI-PMS scholarship money has still not come through

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Rwandan scientists conducting research on the immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients

Scientists in Rwanda are carrying out research aimed at finding out whether people who recovered from the COVID-19 in the country got specific antibodies to the virus, an official said Monday

Niloufer Manzur

Bangladesh: Founding head of Sunbeams School Niloufer Manzur dies of COVID-19 at 74

Niloufer Manzur founding head of Sunbeams International school Bangladesh died in hospital care from the COVID-19 illness at the age of 74

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WHO suspends clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for corona patients

According to the WHO, over 400 hospitals in 35 countries are actively recruiting patients and nearly 3,500 patients have been enrolled from 17 countries under the Solidarity Trial

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Jadavpur University teachers to raise funds to help students affected by cyclone Amphan 

After coming to know the losses suffered by the students and their families, the association members have decided to provide urgent financial assistance to them

The video shows two lives simultaneously

This Mumbai animator's hard-hitting video compares your privileged life with a migrant's during the lockdown

Debjyoti Saha's video which was posted five days ago was quick to go viral. It is a part of his series called 'Korona'

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Students in India want Yoga to be part of the curriculum, says ABVP's survey report

The RSS' student wing is now all set to submit the report, along with its suggestions to the Prime Minister so that it is made a mandatory part of the curriculum

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How this Bengaluru start-up's CoronaOven can 'bake' the dreaded virus to a crisp, keep you safe

Developed by Bengaluru-based start-up Log 9 Materials, this device was not only created in record time, it was also deployed in the market really quick. This is how they went about developing it

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Bengaluru start-up Edvizo is conducting free doubt-clearing sessions for NEET, JEE aspirants. Here's how

Edvizo is an online platform set up in 2018 to help students and parents find, compare and enrol in the best and trusted private institutes in their locality

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BJP demands action against question setters of Goa's Class 10 English exam paper which 'portrays govt in poor light'

Former Goa BJP chief Rajendra Arlekar said the question provokes an "anti-Goa and anti-India feeling". State BJP general secretary Narendra Sawaikar also demanded strict action in the matter.

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Pending Class 10,12 exams to be held in 15,000 centres in order to follow social distancing norms

The decision has been taken to ensure social distancing at exam centres and minimise travel for students during the COVID-19 period

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Coping with abuse at home: Here are ways to cope with violence by learning to protect and dissociate yourself

The Coach speaks about learning to cope with domestic violence and uncomfortable truths by learning to protect and dissociate yourself