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SNAP Test 2020 allows candidates a maximum of two attempts for the first time

The University also announced the commencement of the registration process of SNAP 2020, for admission to 24 MBA programmes offered by 15 Institutes

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Finding indiscreet charm within the short film 'The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas'

The latest short film presented by Pa Ranjith and released his Neelam Productions has been getting wide acclaim and love on social media — and is a film everyone should watch

Anila Raju

I have a mobile phone. That's good enough: Meet SFI's Anila Raju, the new Students' Union Chairperson of Kerala University

An MCom student of TKMM College Nangiarkulangara, she assumed the position on September 22 and her take on all things has been refreshing

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Clashing entrance exam dates proves admin's lackadaisical attitude: JNUSU

The JNUSU has been complaining about the administration's "complete ignorance" about the entrance exams which has clashed with university exams

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Lack of social bonding triggers anxiety, heart ailments among urban Indians amid COVID: Study

As per an estimate by the World Health Organisation, with around 1.7 million deaths in 2016 being attributed to this dreaded ailment, heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in India

Anushka & Arya

This Pune duo's student mentorship platform will help you get into your dream courses in colleges abroad

Along with customised assistance, Application Ally also provides counselling to individuals throughout their application process, with a series of workshops to support self-learning 

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Serum Institute to produce additional 100 mn COVID-19 vaccine doses for India, other countries

Decisions around investment in manufacturing are taken in close collaboration between these three lead organisations of the COVAX pillar

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At least 40 UK universities report COVID-19 cases resulting in thousands of students isolating

The University of Glasgow has directed 600 students to self-isolate after 172 tested positive for the virus

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COVID-hit EAMCET candidates to get another chance to take exams in Andhra

Nearly 20 students have already informed that they missed the exam, requesting another opportunity. Candidates have been asked to apply through mail

Delhi University

Delhi HC asks AAP, DU, 4 colleges to respond to why teachers have not been paid 4-months salary

The court also asked the Delhi government and Delhi University to file their replies to the plea and listed the matter for further hearing on November 4

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar

Not planning resumption of schools in near future: Karnataka govt assures parents

A section of private school teachers have appealed to the government to resume classes as they were rendered jobless

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With surge in enrolment to TN government schools because of 7.5% medical school quota, teachers ask for time extension

The Association is also asking for the last date for enrollment to be pushed to October 30 because they fear students are unaware about the last date being September 30 and some are still struggling

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How this small school in TN set up micro classrooms to help their most vulnerable students during the peak of the pandemic

The classes started on July 15, the birthday of Tamil Nadu’s Father of Education and former Chief Minister K Kamaraj. So far, no student has been affected and all are hale and hearty

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Are micro-classrooms the answer to restarting physical classes as COVID cases refuse to descend?

Children’s book writer Vizhiyan and social activist Senthamil Selvan have a model that could be used as an alternative

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A 19-year-old gang-raped in UP's Hathras, dies in Delhi hospital

The woman was gang-raped in Hathras on September 14, 2020, and was admitted to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital for better healthcare facilities

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COVID-19: A new global test will give results 'in minutes', WHO calls it a 'major milestone'

The $5 test could transform tracking of Covid-19 in less wealthy countries, which have shortages of healthcare workers and laboratories, the BBC reported on Monday

XLRI Jamshedpur Campus (Pic: Website)

XLRI admission test XAT 2021 on January 3, registration till November 3

XAT 2021 will accept applications for XLRI Jamshedpur and XLRI I Delhi-NCR campus. A candidate can choose two preferred test cities for the test

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IIT Roorkee conducts online conclave to discuss propagation of Sanskrit

India had been a renowned educational hub in giving birth to premier universities such as Nalanda and Takshshila. Such initiatives will fulfill Prime Minister's vision of  Aatmanirbhar Bharat

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Elementary schools in New York City reopen in a big back-to-school test

Twice delayed, the elementary school reopening comes over objections from school principals who said the city's complicated, changing plans put them in a staffing bind

Offering solutions for smart farming

TN students develop smart farming solutions for automated pest control and plant watering. Here's how

This team from Salem has developed software to bring in smart farming solutions that allow farmers to produce maximum yields with minimum resources

COVID-19

The total coronavirus cases in India mounted to 61,45, 291 with 70,589 new infections

The death toll reached 96,318 after 776 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours. There are 9,47,576 active cases in the country

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It's not a race: Why 'influential' immunologist Ravindra Gupta believes we need to take some time to get the COVID vaccine right

Global collaboration between scientists to work on the vaccine and understanding the virus is reassuring and will take science ahead quite a few steps, said Ravi Gupta

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#NoSchoolNoFee: Why parents of school students boycotted online classes and called for a Bharat Bandh 

Since the beginning of Monday, parents have been tweeting with #NoSchoolNoFee and #WaiveOffSchoolFees. Parents tell us why

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Survey finds 79% of parents feel teachers struggling to cope with online classes

According to a survey, 85 per cent of parents across the country said that they are spending more time helping their children with school-work as opposed to offline classes

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Simplilearn, Massachusetts University offer online post-grad programme in Lean Six Sigma

Learners are given the opportunity to work on two mini-projects and one capstone project culminating the learning experience

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Busy page with too many images hinder reading ability in children, says new study

The typical design of books for beginning readers often include engaging and colourful illustrations to help define the characters and setting of the story

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Nagpur University students to appear for final year exams through an Android app from October 1

The online exams will consist of 50 multiple choice questions, out of which students will have to solve 25 questions. Students can download the 'RTMNU Pariksha' app from the Google Play Store

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Self-flying planes to deliver your packages? FedEx might just make it possible 

FedEx is working with tech startup Reliable Robotics, launched by SpaceX and Tesla veterans, to test the use of an unmanned aircraft for cargo delivery

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Video course to help improve spoken English of over 1.6 lakh teachers in UP government schools

Teachers of government-run primary and upper primary schools will be given online training through this course. It will be mandatory for language teachers of schools to attend the course online

Delhi University

DU teachers protest against non-release of government funds, abandon online classes, official work

The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) started a cluster-wise strike on Monday, under which teaching staff from Gargi College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College boycotted duties

Pramod Sawant

Goa CM meets villagers opposing IIT project in Sattari

The IIT is proposed on a 10 lakh square metre area in Shel-Malauli and Guleli villages, some 50 kilometres from Panaji, officials said

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RSS's Vidya Bharati and Meerut varsity's MyNEP contest to let students write open letters to PM and make memes

Students and professionals working in the field of education and others can participate in the online competition

IIM Udaipur

IIM Udaipur the youngest B-School in Global FT Masters In Management 2020 Ranking

The FT Ranking assesses management institutes on several parameters, including alumni career progress, school diversity and research

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli run between the wickets during a cricket match of IPL 2020 (Pic: PTI)

IIT Madras, ESPN's AI 'Superstats' is back to make your IPL experience more engaging

This data science-driven tool offers three major metrics of forecaster, luck index and smart stats that would cover all aspects of the match for fans coverage - pre-game, in-game and post-game

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 The curious case of phantom toilets: CAG report finds 286 school toilets marked 'constructed' on paper don't exist

The recent CAG report says that 286 school toilets that were marked as constructed on paper are non-existent. While 200 of them are not constructed, 8 are partially constructed

IIM Kolkata

IIM Calcutta places second in Asia in Financial Times Ranking for MBA programme: Director

IIM Calcutta has secured the second rank in Asia and also in India among the five Indian B-Schools listed in the rankings

UPSC

SC seeks response from UPSC as to why Oct 4 exam cannot be postponed despite pandemic

The plea, filed by Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash and others through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, sought that the Civil Services exam should be postponed for two to three monthssc

CLAT 2020

Hours before CLAT, SC allows suspected COVID positive aspirant to take exam in isolation

The student has contended that although as per the admit card issued to him, COVID-19 symptomatic candidates will be allocated to isolated room, instructions have been issued by the Consortium of NLUs

IIT Delhi

FDA approved drug 'Teicoplanin' found more effective in treating COVID -19 virus: IIT Delhi research 

The research by the institute's Kusuma School of Biological Science screened an assemblage of 23 approved drugs, which have shown leads towards being therapeutic options for coronavirus

KK Shailaja

Most COVID-19 positive patients in Kerala in 20-40 age bracket: KK Shailaja

Giving details on the discharge policy of Kerala, Shailaja said that in Kerala a COVID-19 positive person is discharged only after 10-15 days when the test results come negative

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses the 60-lakh mark, total death toll stands at 95,542

India's tally stands at 60,74,703 including 9,62,640 active cases. The number of cured and discharged or migrated patients is currently at 50,16,521, apart from 95,542 deaths due to the disease

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Nearly 80% parents in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj unwilling to send their kids to school

UP Board secretary Divyakant Shukla had directed district inspectors of schools (DIOS) to seek written permission from parents about their willingness to send their children back to schools

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Tamil Nadu has the most number of children living in Child Care Institutions: NCPCR data

Karnataka has the second-highest with 38,659 children living in CCIs with Andhra Pradesh, Kerala following. The national capital has 3,753 children living in CCIs

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Odisha government introduces 'Radio Pathashala' for students of classes 1 to 8 to facilitate learning at home

This syllabus-based student educational programme is going to be broadcast on All India Radio from September 28

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How designer Tanya Kotnala's Instagram project is reviving some of Uttarakhand's native arts

What is noticeable is Bhuli's art feed on Instagram is that Kotnala has not only focused on the traditional art forms but every picture has a message too

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She says she is fine, but is she? How Dr Munjaal Kapadia's podcast is helping to de-taboo women's health

Making a topic like women's health a taboo buries it deep under the ground and this can not only give rise to increased physiological issues in women but their mental health might also be affected

Divija Bhasin | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Divija Bhasin is a psychologist who went from TikTok to Instagram Reels to talk about mental health. Here's how

As TikTok was banned, Divija was forced to shift to Instagram but she gained her follower base in no time. Her videos reach a whole lot of people and offer comfort

Saswata and Susruta Mukherjee | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

These Kolkata twins' satirical sketches on everything from democracy to COVID are trending all over the virtual world

From Umar Khalid's arrest to Indians not taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, they have covered it all through their sketches which were frantically shared across social media platforms

Samyuktha and Radhika (Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan)

Why you should tune into Samyuktha and Radhika's podcasts  to learn about issues plaguing the development sector

Researchers Samyuktha Varma and Radhika Viswanathan's podcasts talk about issues in India's development sector

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Anindya Kar's Insta page is the History lesson we all need on the LGBTQIA+ community in India. Check it out

Dr Anindya Kar's Instagram handle documents India's LGBTQIA+ history, so that the queer community can take pride in their culture

Mahanya Vanidas (Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan)

This Chennai girl's Instagram handle ensures that every abandoned dog finds a home 

Mahanya Vanidas' Instagram handle Dogs of Madras promotes the adoption of Indian dogs and her posts will make you want to adopt one immediately

Sreejith PA (Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan)

In Sreejith PA's artsy world you're not alone. Here's how he's highlighting mental health issues through his artwork

Sreejith PA's art talks about difficult emotions and mental health. His latest project, Excerpts from a Journal, is an interactive community project

Satyam Jha has shared over 300 posts related to organic horticulture on his Instagram page (Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan)

Here's how Satyam Jha has put down organic roots on Instagram

Satyam Jha who is educating young India about how to grow plants and crops organically tells us what lead him to capture all the experiments in the form of pictures and post on his Instagram page

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Brothers in Podcast Arms: Why you'll love Writer & Geek if you're an information junkie! 

Brothers Vishnu and Shankar Padmanabhan speak about the content they are bringing through their podcast, Writer & Geek and how they have garnered listeners across six continents of the world

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Statue of Unity sculptor to install Vajpayee's statue in Shimla

The statute will be installed by sculptors Ram Vanji Sutar, a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri, and Anil Sutar

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Eight states account for over 70 per cent of children in care homes, NCPCR wants them returned to families 

The country's apex child rights body NCPCR has directed eight states that account for over 70 per cent of children in care homes to ensure their return to their families

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US researchers find new technique to help disinfect N95 masks using heat and humidity

According to the study, published in the journal ACS Nano, facing a shortage of the masks early this year, researchers considered a number of ways to disinfect them for reuse

Umar Khalid

Umar is healthy, cheerful, tweets father. Activists including Noam Chomsky, Mira Nair seek his release 

Besides Chomsky and Nair, the signatories include actor Ratna Pathak Shah, authors Amitav Ghosh, Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, and journalist P Sainath

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Study finds that Vitamin-D cuts complications, risk of death in COVID-19 patients

According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, hospitalised Covid-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D 

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Delhi government working on providing round-the-clock water supply

The Delhi Chief Minister said that there should be accountability for even one drop of water which goes out of a water treatment plant as a lot of water gets wasted

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'Locals' treachery, betrayal led to 2014 Peshawar school massacre'

The Peshawar High Court had formed the single-member commission headed by Justice Mohammad Ibrahim Khan on October 12, 2018, on the orders of the Supreme Court

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Council of Scientific & Industrial Research turns 78: Modi lauds scientific body on foundation day

CSIR is at the forefront of furthering scientific research and innovation in India. They have also been playing a valuable role in fighting COVID-19, Modi tweeted

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India registers 85,362 new COVID-19 infections in a day. Total tally past 59 lakh

The total coronavirus cases rose to 59,03,932 with 85,362 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll reached 93,379 after 1,089 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours

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Did KSU President who led mass protests, get a COVID test done under a fake identity?

The KSU President K M Abhijith was tested positive for COVID a few days ago. He had taken part in protests seeking the resignation of minister K T Jaleel

Sonaksha Iyengar's illustrations have gone viral and they are liked by people across all the age groups (Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan)

Artivism ahoy: Inside the colourfully political illustrations of Sonaksha Iyengar

Sonaksha Iyengar tell us how people can connect with her beautiful illustrations around mental health, the LGBTQIA+ community, body positivity, feminism and much more

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Eyeing that beautiful Gudapalli silk sari? This 29-year-old's platform sources it directly from the weavers in AP

Impact Scientist is committed to using the different tools of social media — blogging, IGTV and more — to empower women weavers in this AP village to ensure that they get their due. Check it out

Shilpa Mudbi has moved to Kalaburgi to create a theatre like space for people to practice folk art (Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan)

How Shilpa Mudbi is reviving the folk music of the Jogathis using the power of a good live stream 

Shilpa Mudbi Kothakota who has been performing the folk music of Jogathis across Karnataka speaks about her initiative, Urban Folk Project and what she plans to do in Kalaburgi for the community

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Adivaasi Drishyam wants to keep you informed about the wealth of knowledge that adivasi communities possess through their webinars

Started by Eugene Soreng and his team, this YouTube channel and Instagram page are all about passing on the information about adivasi culture, cuisine, songs and a lot more. This is how he does it

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This Twitter handle covers everything you need to know about Odia history and it's got us brimming with pride

Bishnu, better known as @VAdkri in the Twitterverse, informs you about so many unknown facts about ancient Odia and Telugu culture and history that will fill you with some newfound pride. Check it out

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Men can't talk about abuse: How the Insta campaign 'Mardaangi' is changing this stereotype one post at a time

Two teenagers Siddhant and Paavani tell us how their Instagram initiative Mardaangi is creating a safe space for men to tell their stories of sexual assault

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With Blue Dawn, this 24-year-old is providing easy access to mental health facilities for Bahujan communities

We spoke to Blue Dawn founder Divya Kandukuri to find out how the support group is bringing mental health access to the people of Bahujan communities

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Why you should follow @hungover.hamlet on Insta to read his poems featuring anti-war sentiments

Nilesh Mondal's poems are simple yet profound. They leave an impact on the readers' minds and make them wonder. We find out how

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The Pink List India's Insta page has been listing queer-friendly politicians since the 2019 LS elections. Check it out

Founders of Pink List India tell us how they are trying to inform and empower people with their list of LGBTQIA+ friendly politicians in India and bring queerness into politics

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NEET, JEE aspirants' data available on public domain, Bhopal medical student seeks CBI probe

Vivek Pandey, a medical student and an RTI activist has listed 17 websites in his letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation

SP Balasubhrahmanyam

RIP SPB: Why the legendary singer’s passing marks the end of a musical era in Indian cinema

If one had to close their eyes and pick a chartbuster from the 70s and 80s, there was no way that one would land on any song that didn’t have an Ilayaraja-SPB combo

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Bengaluru's JNCASR study included as the only non-western entry in a book on evolution

The book is titled 'Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology', and has been compiled by Laurence Mueller. It was recently published by Elsevier

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USA proposes rule to impose a fixed period of stay for international students, exchange visitors

The DHS said that the new rule proposes to remove the duration of the status framework that currently allows "F", "J" and "I" categories to remain as long as they comply with the terms of admission

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Over 200 students, including Indians, seek UK PM Boris Johnson's intervention in English language test cheating scandal

The scandal, believed to have impacted around 34,000 international students, relates to the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

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Udupi student makes masks for Indian army, receives praise from Defence Minister

On Thursday, Ishita Achar's mother Nandita Achar received a letter of appreciation from Defence Minister Rajnanth Singh

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Seven schools in Nepal reconstructed with Indian aid ready for handover

With the latest round of handover, India has reimbursed about USD 72 million from grants to the Nepal Government for reconstruction work in the housing sector

S P Balasubrahmanyam

RIP SPB: Here are 10 songs by Padum Nila, which will remain with us forever

Aged 74, S P Balasubramanyam breathed his last at a Chennai hospital on September 25. He was under ventilator support after testing negative for COVID

Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot condemns 'unfortunate' violence during teachers' exam protest, calls for maintenance of law and order

According to official sources, a delegation of protesters is likely to meet the chief minister in Jaipur on Friday evening

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Interfaith couple move Delhi HC to remove 30-day notice clause under Special Marriage Act

The plea, filed through advocate Utkarsh Singh, said the 30-day notice period inviting objections to the marriage directly impinge on the fundamental rights of the petitioners

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Facebook employees can't use political images as profile pics

The change would prohibit employees from setting their profile pictures to images that promote specific political candidates or express solidarity with causes such as Black Lives Matter

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India reports 86,052 new COVID-19 cases and 1,141 deaths in the last 24 hours

Maharashtra is the worst affected state. It has reported 459 deaths in the past 24 hours. Total death tally in the state is 34,345 so far

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Education post-COVID-19: UNESCO to convene a special session of global education meeting next month 

According to UNESCO estimates, over 154 crore students are severely impacted by the closure of educational institutions across the world amid the COVID-19 outbreak

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Cyber researchers find new malware alien which can steal credentials from 226 Android apps

According to security researchers from ThreatFabric, it has common capabilities such as overlay attacks, control and steal SMS messages and harvest the contact list

Schools had been closed due to the virus

TN schools set to re-open from Oct 1 for Classes 10-12: Everything you need to know before going back to class

Schools in the state remained shut since March when the national lockdown for COVID-19 was announced

Pinarayi Vijayan, CM, Kerala

Youth Leadership Academy to equip youths to face today's challenges: Kerala CM

The Chief Minister further said this while inaugurating the Youth Leadership Academy which would provide leadership and skills training to the youth of Kerala

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Zoom introduces new features to make video meets more interactive and accessible

With multi-spotlight, the host or co-host can spotlight up to nine videos so that everyone sees the same spotlighted videos

PM Modi

Dubai-based Indian teen composes tribute song for PM Modi

The video of the song highlights Modi's political career, emphasising on the 'Make in India' campaign and taking viewers on a journey across India - mountains, rivers, and various cultural landmarks

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BML Munjal University conducts its first-ever e-convocation to felicitate its graduating students

For the first time, 540 students marked the special celebration and milestone from their homes to a brighter future

Arvind Kejriwal

Experts believe the second wave of COVID-19 at peak, its intensity will reduce in coming days: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said that the high-level virtual review meeting with Prime Minister Modi to review COVID-19 response and management was fruitful

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks CBI response on plea of convict in Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case

The high court had earlier issued notice to the CBI on the appeals seeking to set aside trial court's January 20 judgment convicting him in the case and February 11 sentencing order

Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid to be in custody till Oct 22, court directs counsel to file application for scholar's spectacles

On the request of Umar Khalid and his counsel Trideep Pais, the court allowed him to meet his parents before going to jail and directed his counsel to move an application for providing him spectacles

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SC calls plea seeking intervention of court in IIT students suicides 'frivolous', imposes 10k cost on petitioner

During the hearing, Bansal submitted that in the last five years, about 50 students have died by suicide. The plea sought the court's intervention and sought a direction to direct the Centre

CBSE

Class 12 Compartmental exam results will be out by Oct 10, CBSE tells Supreme Court

Earlier, a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar had asked the CBSE to declare the results of the compartment exams as soon as possible

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From Virat's Chole Bhature to Milind Soman's age, PM Modi turns fun anchor with Fit India Dialogue

The PM had a truly candid conversation with players like Virat Kohli and Afshan Ashiq and fitness enthusiasts like Milind Soman among others to kick off the Fit India Dialogue

IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers develop microprocessor  'MOUSHIK' for the Internet of Things devices

It was conceptualised, designed and developed at the Pratap Subrahmanyam Centre for Digital Intelligence and Secure Hardware Architecture (PS-CDISHA) of the RISE Group