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CSIR evasive about extending fellowship funding, researchers distressed

The research body had announced its new set of notifications on June 14. The deadlines for project submissions were previously extended

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HITS announces tuition fee waiver for children of COVID-warriors who lost their lives during frontline duty

A HITS release said the unique scheme would cover all expenses of the student, including boarding and lodging, and included a monthly stipend too

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Did IIT Kharagpur ask students to pay the mess and electricity fee for an online semester?

The students of the institute are calling for the boycott of the next semester through Twitter, angered by the fee structure

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Majority of universities across the country to conduct examination as per UGC guidelines

UGC further stated that in the case of 27 private universities, which were established during 2019-20 to till date, the first batch is yet to become eligible for the final examination

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Gujarat's Karnavati University adopts new academic ecosystem including remote teaching, learning methods  amid COVID-19

Faculty members who have had no previous experience in online teaching now seem to be enjoying the process, which has been implemented during the COVID-19 crisis

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IIT Guwahati researchers develop methods to produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds to overcome future oil shortages

There have been worldwide attempts to produce fuel from renewable biological resources in order to overcome future oil shortages in the world

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Maharashtra HSC results announced, pass percentage grows by 4.7 percent

The girl students secured an overall pass percentage of 93.88% as compared to 88.04% success ratio of the male pupils

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IIT Madras start-up develops portable hospital unit that can be set up in 2 hours by just 4 people

A release from IIT-M today said this deployment in Kerala has been undertaken with grants from Habitat for Humanity's Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

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After HRD ministry puts cap on duration of online classes, pvt school say time insufficient for senior students

In the guideline called "Pragyata", the MHRD has recommended that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes

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Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19

Multiple studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased severity of influenza A, higher viral titers in exhaled breath and prolonged transmission of the virus

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Tamil Nadu class 12 board exam results declared, girls outshine boys this time

92.3 per cent of the students who wrote 12th exams in Tamil Nadu have cleared it. The passing percentage of girls in the state stands at 94.80 per cent while for boys it stands at 89.41 per cent

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Raja Kumari to feature in a reimagined version of Bob Marley's 'One love'

Members of the Marley family, Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip, will be launching a re-recorded version of the classic song to support UNICEF's work for children affected by Covid-19 

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Record single-day jump of 32,695 COVID-19 cases in India, 606 deaths in 24 hours 

The number of recoveries stands at 6,12,814, while there are 3,31,146 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country. That records a 63.25  per cent recovery

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TNEA online application starts today, counseling from September 17. Here's all you need to know

The Minister also added that the engineering course counseling will be held from September 17 and all arrangements have been made to complete the process by October 15

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How DU students' dreams have taken a COVID hit: I will lose an entire year and admission to top foreign varsities

The to and fro and the indecision of the Delhi University about conducting exams or finding a way to evaluate the terminal year students during the pandemic has cost many students their dreams

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India has played a significant role in combating COVID-19 pandemic: European Union

The views were expressed at the 15th India-EU virtual summit by European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

Kavya Madappa at the Bluecat Paper factory

At Kavya Madappa's Bluecat Paper, not a single tree is cut to make paper. Here's how

Kavya Madappa tells us how, with her venture Bluecat Paper, she is manufacturing paper from coffee husk, flax, lemongrass, banana, bagasse and other industrial waste

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Now, NID students can apply for work permits in Germany

Recognition of foreign university-level qualifications in Germany is often an essential prerequisite for securing a German Work Visa, Job Seekers Visa or German Blue Card

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UNICEF, SAP collaborate to provide career-counselling to improve employability among youth

Evidence suggests that technology solutions can be optimized better to address poor learning levels, low retention rates, poor life-skills, and gender inclusion

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Jamia Millia Islamia's dentistry faculty to provide tele-counselling services to patients

One can also send photographs of the dental issues to this number if asked by the consulting doctor, the varsity stated

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Physical training and not online training needed for skilling: Skill Development Minister Pandey

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey was addressing the nation via video conferencing on World Youth Skills Day. It is also the fifth anniversary of the commencement of the Skill India Mission

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IIT Kanpur incubated start-up develops colorimetric test-strip to monitor quality of water

The invention enables analysis of multiple water quality parameters in a cost-effective, easy to operate, eco-friendly manner, and have a centralised data management scheme

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IIT Delhi's 'probe-free' COVID-19 diagnostic kit will help India test 20 lakh people a day

The current testing methods available are probe-based, while the one developed by IIT Delhi is a probe-free method, which reduces the testing cost while not hampering the accuracy  

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Girls outshine boys again in CBSE, country records overall pass percentage of 91.46 percent

Trivandrum region recorded highest pass percentage of 99.28, while the pass percentage of Guwahati region was lowest at 79.12

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World Youth Skill Day: Focus on upskilling and reskilling in times of COVID-19

TVS Motor Company runs an internship, and recruitment programme, Utkarsh, to work with reputed engineering colleges to minimise the gap and promote internship opportunities

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Sanjay Dutt's alma mater Lawrence School restrained from receiving fees during the pandemic

Nearly 140 parents sent a digitally signed representation requesting the school for waiving the school fee. The school started the online classes on April 6, comprising four sections of 120 students

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Skill, reskill and upskill for a full life: PM Narendra Modi shares his mantra on World Youth Skills Day

The Skill India movement launched by the PM also turned five years old on the same day. He was addressing the nation on this occasion

University of Madras

UoM History department postpones online exams after protest but students demand total cancellation

  The students from the department were particularly upset because they had been given only a 5-day notification of the exams

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IIIT Naya Raipur bags Rs 2.1 crore project of digitally transforming a tribal village in Chhattisgarh

The project will overcome challenges related to health care, agriculture and education. The three-year project is a joint collaboration of IIIT-NR, IIT -Kharagpur, and IIT-Kanpur

Vikram Ahuja

Where are the jobs now and who's recruiting? How Talent500 has redefined the recruitment game in a post-COVID world

How has the recruitment game changed because of the COVID pandemic?  Vikram Ahuja Co-founder of Talent500 speaks about their process of contactless hiring

Rahul Murali Krishnan

This Bengaluru Math wiz just subtracted two 100-digit numbers in under a minute. Beat that!

Think you can subtract anything? Well, Rahul Murali Krishnan just aced it with two 100-digit numbers. Rashmi Patil finds out more about this Maths genius from Bengaluru

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West Bengal Class X Board exam: 86.4 per cent students pass in all subjects

A total of 10,03,666 students had appeared for the Madhyamik Pariksha this year and 8,43,305 of them passed it, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education President Kalyanmoy Ganguly told reporters

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HRD announces guidelines for online classes by schools, recommends cap on screen time for students

The guidelines include eight steps of online or digital learning — plan, review, arrange, guide, talk, assign, track and appreciate

Hany Babu

Was scared they’d come back to take my books: DU professor Hany Babu on being summoned by NIA

Ten months ago, the professor’s house was searched by the Maharashtra police and he lost a lot of his academic work, books and research material. It's trauma that he is simply not past yet

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Promoted COVID-19: Why students in Maharashtra don't want it written on their marksheet

The students in first and second year were promoted without any evaluation owing to the pandemic that has been raging across the world this year

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Wrap it up fast: Delhi HC asks DU to start online OBE from August 10

Initially, the varsity had announced that the online OBE would commence from July 1, which was later postponed to July 10

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Congress appoints new NSUI Rajasthan State President within hours of Sachin Pilot's ouster

After the announcement from the Congress Party, "The truth can be harassed but not defeated," Sachin Pilot responded in a tweet

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Relief for students as CUSAT postpones all intermediary exams except MBA

Students were pressing for the cancellation of the exams citing lack of internet connectivity and unfinished syllabus. However, the university has not as of now decided anything on cancellation

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HRD Ministry issues guidelines to states, UTs regarding the education of migrant workers' children

The states have been asked to prepare a database of children who have left the local area for their homes in other states or other parts of the same state

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India's researchers to set up peer counselling network, as depression, student suicides see a steep rise

In 2020 alone, five suicide deaths and one suicide attempt were reported in IITs. In the last week, an IIT Gandhinagar researcher ended her life

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How much time should a child spend on a smartphone? M S Krishnan Kutty on parenting in a post-COVID world

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Career Competency man with a plan, he takes us through what he believes parents should be doing to ease either kids' minds after this lockdown and beyond

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Karnataka PUC results 2020: Girls outshine boys by securing an overall 68.73%

Science students topped the list, with 76.2 per cent followed by Commerce stream with 65.52 per cent and arts stream with 41.27 per cent

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West Bengal Class 10 board results to be out on July 15 alongside CBSE Class 10 results

All details pertaining to the class 10 results will be issued by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, she stated

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COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a surge in HIV, TB, malaria deaths: Lancet study

The scientists also cautioned that their study aimed to quantify the potential scale of the impact of COVID-19 and to guide how it could be minimised

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Just a piece of paper: Twitterati cheer students who did not score well in their CBSE class XII examinations

The CBSE Class XII exams were declared by the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Monday and several students were distraught at the marks

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Delhi's education model makes history with 98 percent candidates passing CBSE: Kejriwal

Kejriwal said he thinks that 98 per cent passing results would not have come in any other state of the country

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NIT, Hamirpur director has powers withdrawn by management after complaints of misuse

There are indications that a new Director will be appointed soon as the HRD is unhappy with the working style of the present Director of the Institution

Delhi University

Delhi University's OBE to start from August 17, results latest by November 30

The university administration declared fresh dates after the Delhi HC asked them it to file an affidavit on July 9 with the new schedule of final-year exams

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Class 10 CBSE results to be announced on July 15, Pokhriyal takes to Twitter to wish candidates

The board will announce the results through an alternative assessment scheme after it cancelled remaining exams in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

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After Universities, now 17 US states sue Trump Administration's international student ban

The rule has been criticized by states and educational institutions as a way to pressure colleges and universities to reopen their campuses with in-person classes during the pandemic

Tushar Singh

Meet the Uttar Pradesh boy who scored 500 out of 500 in his CBSE Class XII exams

Tushar Singh, a resident Yamunapuram in Bulandshahr and a student of Delhi Public School, is an avid reader and a fan of thriller novels.

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Finch Gesture: Here's how Australian skipper helped a student in 'remote learning'

With cases of COVID-19 rising in the state of Victoria and all the schools closed, remote learning has been a challenge for students in the absence of community sport

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CA exams' May cycle cancelled, merged with Nov cycle: ICAI tells SC

The ICAI counsel had sought time to issue fresh guidelines in connection with the current cycle of the CA exams slated this year

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Don't take action against schools conducting online classes for Class 2 and bellow: Bombay HC

The state government, on Monday, sought time to file an affidavit in response to the plea and objected to any interim relief being granted to these schools

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We have no other options: Christ University students put protest aside, write their online exams

The University's online examinations began on July 13. The students had expressed their strong displeasure against this

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Google to help India go digital with Rs 75000 cr fund: Sundar Pichai

Google also announced new initiatives as part of its ongoing efforts towards the response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Scientists may have cracked the code to improve human longevity. Here's how

Seeking a better understanding of how mifepristone works to increase lifespan, the research team looked at the genes, molecules and metabolic processes that changed when flies consumed the drug

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Haryana Chief Minister gives thumbs up for three new medical colleges in the state

The chief minister also accorded approval to start a DM Cardiology course at the Pt BD Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS)

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Apeejay School case: Delhi Police tells HC that 'fee hike' emails were sent from govt's education department

Google also told the police that all but one of the originating IP addresses of the emails were from the official/internet connection of the Department of Education

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14-year-old girl found hanging in Noida boarding school, parents suspect rape, murder

The family, based in Mahendragarh district of Haryana, has written to their Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, seeking legal action against senior officials of the Noida school

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Delhi High Court asks police to file response on pleas by Jamia Millia Islamia students

The court added that the copies of counter affidavit and rejoinder be supplied to all the parties before the next date of hearing on June 21

Timeless Tales from Marwar

Why financial consultant Vishes Kothari decided to translate Vijaydan Detha's Rajasthani folk tales

Vishes Kothari, writer of Timeless Tales from Marwar, a translation of Padma Shri Vijadan Detha’s book on Rajasthani folk tales, tells us about the culture, traditions and language of his home state 

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Ahmedabad University offers 2020 graduates option to stay back on campus, opt for more courses to develop new skills

The university has prepared certificate and postgraduate diploma programmes, and minors for its graduates so that they can remain at the university till they find appropriate opportunities outside

IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers find active principle from turmeric can potentially improve outcomes of cancer therapies

The team found that treating leukaemia (blood/bone-marrow cancer) cells with curcumin sensitises the cells to TRAIL and results in more efficient cell death

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Chartered flight brings 480 Indian medical students stranded in Russia amid COVID-19 back to Mumbai

There were nearly 800 students from the state in Russia and everyone could not return by flights arranged by the government under the 'Vande Bharat Mission'

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CBSE Class 12 results 2020: Here's how and where you can check your marks

Apart from the official CBSE website students can also view their mark sheet on mobile apps like Digilocker and Umang

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With highest single-day spike of 28,701 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8,78,254

The country's death toll now stands at 23,174 with 500 more deaths in the last 24 hours. Out of the total number of cases, as many as 3,01,609 are currently active

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COVID-19 could've existed long before outbreak: WHO official

He had said that the novel coronavirus existed worldwide and broke out whenever and wherever favourable conditions occurred rather than starting in China last December leading to the ongoing pandemic

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Sri Lanka shuts schools again after a spike in COVID-19 cases

In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry said the decision to shut schools was taken after nearly 400 patients a rehabilitation center were infected with the virus in the past three days

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66 children have died by suicide since March 25 in Kerala, govt launches tele-consultation

Health Minister K K Shailaja said under the psychosocial support assistance, her department has so far reached out to 68,814 children and 10,890 children have been given counselling

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Study shows short walks near water bodies could benefit mental health in addition to physical well-being

Numerous ISGlobal studies have identified health benefits associated with green spaces, including a lower risk of obesity, better attention capacities in children, and slower physical decline in older

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Johns Hopkins University have filed a lawsuit

Indian students in USA fear unpaid loans, losing semester, COVID-19, deportation amid new rules

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla raised the issue with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale during an online meeting earlier this week

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Wealth and gender impact Indian students' performance in school, says study

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of East Anglia on Saturday published their work in the British Educational Research Journal

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Online classes have led to more students, teachers visiting eye doctors

Most students are forced to study on mobiles, which have poorer display quality, rather than laptops. This causes more harm to students' eyesight

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Dharmendra Pradhan bats for Atmanirbhar Bharat, asks students in foreign universities to return

While the immediate economic impact may slow India down, this is an opportunity to pause, rethink, and redesign, the minister told the students during the e-meet

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Take a break every 2 hours, limit video meetings to 30 minutes: Microsoft's advice to avoid brain fatigue

It becomes difficult for those who work from remote locations for a longer time to adapt to an office setting afterwards, says the company

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COVID-19: India records 28,637 fresh cases, total tally almost at 8.5 lakh. Over 550 deaths in a day

The number of recoveries stands at 5,34,620, while there are 2,92,258 active cases of coronavirus infection at present in the country

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Female students in Haryana will get passports on graduating from college, says CM 

The entire process will be completed in the colleges and the passports are to be handed over to the students along with their graduation degrees

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University-TCS tie-up to offer engineering degree in Computer Science

The entire curriculum for the programme has been designed by TCS and includes Analytics, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things

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Inspired by Dr Abdul Kalam, How Georgia Tech's Ananya Jain set up an AI-powered game to beat mental health issues

Ananya Jain, who is 21-years-old, and her team have put together an app that can make the waiting time between students and their counsellors more productive for the mental health of the former  

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Dr M K Jayaraj is the new Calicut University VC. Appointment after a nine-month-long delay

The appointment is for a period of four years from the date on which he assumes office. Jayaraj has over 10 years' experience in teaching and research in his current role as Professor at CUSAT

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Where will the kids go if a family is tested COVID-positive? Lack of protocol is worrisome, say parents

There are also cases where the child may be allowed to stay with the mother at COVID Care Centres, an official said. However, this may increase the child's exposure to the virus

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People with higher memory capacity more likely to follow social distancing norms: Study

The results also suggest learning social distancing as a new norm requires an effortful decision process that relies on working memory

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Learning English: What do words like 'fast-track', 'backtrack', 'back-pedal' mean?

To ‘fast-track’ means to accelerate or speed up the progress of something. The other words that can be used instead of ‘fast-track’ include hasten, quicken, rush and expedite

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Get ready for the ultimate debate by students on Reimagining Global Education

Speech and Debate India is organising their first virtual debate and we talk to the founder and Stanford alumni Rajiv Kacholia about all that lead up to this moment and what we can expect from it

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#StudentsLivesMatters: Students plan four-day protest against UGC's decision to conduct exams during pandemic

The government has, in the past, not been very favourable towards accepting terms of protestors but the students say it is their right and they have to listen

Manish Sisodia had tweeted this earlier on Saturday

Delhi government cancels exams for all state universities. Full list of universities here

The decision, however, is not valid for Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, which are controlled by the centre

IITM Alumni taking part in the Video Conference Event to launch the programme

IITM launches Young Research Fellow programme to encourage UG students to take up research as a career option

Funded and co-developed by the Alumni Batch of 1979, the programme encourages undergraduate students to participate in immersive research and inter-disciplinary projects

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The mystery behind Delhi University's online exam failure and who's managing their site

What does it take to build a portal that can take traffic load of lakhs of students logging in at the same time and conduct a seamless exam?

Dharavi during the lockdown

WHO acknowledges Dharavi's success over fighting the deadly COVID-19 pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, at a press conference late on Friday, referred to the achievements made in the Dharavi among other similar examples globally

We all know that there is no shortcut to success. One’s goals can be achieved only through hard work

You win some, you lose some: Why ending things on a high note matters 

Pro Tip: Setbacks are commas, not full stops. Learn from them, correct mistakes and improve. End on a high, always

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Why we must change our attitudes to change the way we diss people about their physical appearance

With Fair and Lovely changing its name to Glow and Lovely, The Coach tell us how just changing the name doesn't help but an attitude shift is the only way to stop discrimination based on colour

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EU adopts regulation to allow quick development of COVID-19 vaccine

The regulation that allows temporary derogation from certain rules for clinical trials was approved on Friday by 505 votes in favour, 67 against and 109 abstentions following an urgent debate 

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Welcome to Reason: Should private and unaided schools be beyond fee control?

The Maharashtra government is not empowered to issue an order interfering with the fee structure of private unaided schools or schools of other boards, the Bombay High Court said

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The Trainer Brainer: Why technical education is the way forward to create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Technical education not only plays a vital role in the human resource development of our country, but more importantly, it enhances the industrial productivity

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Disney World to reopen after four months, as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios will follow four days later

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 8 lakh mark, records highest single-day spike of 27,114 cases

With as many as 2,38,461 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,30,261) and Delhi (1,09,140)

Elamaram Kareem

A decision to sabotage school syllabus: Elamaram Kareem writes to Pokhriyal about CBSE removing lessons on nationalism, secularism

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBSE had previously reduced its syllabus by 30 per cent. However, the selection of these portions was criticised by many

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IIT Gandhinagar researcher ends life, institute informs family 3 days later. Researchers seek probe

The deceased was a fifth-year PhD student of IIT Gandhinagar. She hung herself to death inside her hostel room on the night of July 3