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Tamil Nadu partners with Coursera to upskill 50,000 unemployed youth during COVID-19

It will also include access to highly sought after professional certificates like the Google IT support professional certificate designed to train people with no tech background for IT jobs

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Supreme Court yet to list the petition to cancel TN SSLC exam for the disabled. Exam to begin from Monday

Advocate Sanchita Ain, who represents Ektha says that this will essentially allow the TN School Education Department to go ahead with the conduct of the examination

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University to conduct entrance exams from Sept 18-20

According to a University release on Saturday, the examinations for about 90 programmes are being conducted all over India at 40 cities in 73 venues

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How Odisha Knowledge Corp has helped youngsters hold on to their jobs during the pandemic 

The pandemic-induced job losses have us all worried, especially the youth. But OKCL is doing all it can — while adhering to UN’s SDGs — to help the youngsters. This is how they are doing it

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Do uncommon words and effective communicators get along? Let's find out 

Did you come across the tweet Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor addressed to popular novelist Chetan Bhagat? The exchange that ensued was one that is going to be memorable for a long time to come

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Canteen Fundas: There's a reason they say #GoodVibesOnly, here's what we found

Pro Tip: To change the energy in a relationship, change your energy first. Gratitude, love and forgiveness are powerful tools that can change your relationships and your experiences

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Should examiners be subjected to the same scrutiny as examinees?

Did you hear about the chaotic results of the Karnataka SSLC results declared recently? Monteiro wonders about this in the context of evaluators who are in agitation mode over issues

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Pets are a gift to mankind that we don't deserve. Here's why we should always cherish them

The Coach explains why our dear pets have grown to become one of the most important parts of our lives and why we must always cherish them. And no one can deny that they are good for our mental health

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NEP sets vision to implement equitable, vibrant education society: President Kovind

He further said that the NEP would discourage the habit of rote learning among the students and overemphasis on marks or grades that causes stress among students

Coronavirus

Over 93,000 new COVID cases take the India tally across 53,00,000

There were 1,247 deaths in a day as 53,08,014 cases were registered with India remaining just behind the US, which it has overtaken in terms of recoveries

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West Bengal wax artist makes a statue of actor Sushant Singh Rajput

The veteran artist had previously sculpted wax statues of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, football legend Diego Maradona and Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu since 2001

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Why students and activists are flooding social media with #UmarDarnaNahi

A former JNU student, Umar Khalid is currently in the Delhi Police's custody for his alleged role in organising the Delhi riots in February
 

Manish Sisodia

DU teachers, students angry after Sisodia accuses colleges of 'misappropraition of funds'

The minister, on Wednesday, said that the colleges have kept huge amounts as fixed deposits rather than paying salaries to staff

AMU

Students protest after AMU raises fees by upto 54 percent for foreign students for all courses

For the B.Tech course, the fee has been raised from $2600 to $4000 per annum. For BA (Hons), it has been revised from $925 to $1200

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Schools in Meghalaya to partially reopen to allow students to clarify doubts with teachers

As per the guidelines issued by the Education Department principal secretary DP Wahlang, "regular" classroom activities in schools, colleges and other educational institutions would remain closed

Delhi High Court

Pandemic is generational opportunity to re-imagine education by removing connectivity barriers: HC

The judgment was passed by a Division Bench of the high court presided over by Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula over a petition filed by NGO Justice For All

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Delhi High Court asks private, govt schools to give students gadgets, internet for online classes

The court said the committee shall also frame standard operating procedures (SOPs) for identifying the standard of the equipment and internet package to be supplied to the poor

Three students in Kottayam alleged that they were cheated and lost money and certificates as the college lacks mandatory facilities

Agra teenager dupes his grandpa of Rs 15 Lakh to 'lead a lavish lifestyle'

Investigations revealed that the money was transferred from Raja Ram's account into Paytm and Mobikwik wallets, which were created by using a fake SIM card

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Bacterial outbreak in China infects thousands of people after factory leak

This outbreak began from a leak at the Zhongmu Lanzhou biological pharmaceutical factory, which occurred between late July to late August last year, according to the city's Health Commission

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After outcry, IIT Madras sets up zones, designates time to feed stray dogs on campus

A couple of weeks ago, IIT Delhi had advertised an opening for the position of a dog handler to deal with the campus strays

COVID-19

COVID-19: 96,424 new infections pushes India's tally to over 52 lakh 

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 52,14,677, while the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed

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Do not conduct SSLC for disabled students amid a pandemic: NGO files SC petition against TN govt's decision

The Tamil Nadu Class X examinations for private candidates will be held from September 21 to 26 in various centres across the state

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India records more than 82,000 COVID-19 recoveries for two days in a row

The government stated that a total of 82,961 active cases were found free of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and added that the number of people who have recuperated from the infection crossed 4 lakh

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Unemployment issue not political, but humanitarian: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Thursday that the problem of unemployment was not a political issue, but a humanitarian one and promised to extend all possible help in the matter

NLSIU

SC to pass order on Sept 21 on plea against the decision of NLSIU Bengaluru to conduct NLAT-2020

The NLSIU action has created an unprecedented uncertainty and has imposed an onerous burden and obligations upon thousands of aspirants, who are now uncertain about the future course of action

Narendra Modi

Wishes pour in from all across the world for PM Narendra Modi's 70th birthday

Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli while wishing PM Modi, stated that the two leaders will continue to work towards strengthening the relations between Nepal and India

Harsh Vardhan, Health and Welfare Minister

Hopeful COVID-19 vaccine will be available in India next year: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

From January 8, the Prime Minister, the Ministers and State health ministers have been addressing the situation, said the Union minister

Mayawati

Condemn UP's decision to convert SC, ST students hostel into detention centre: Mayawati

The conversion of multi-storey Dr Ambedkar SC/ST student hostel, Ghaziabad, built by BSP government into detention centres for illegal foreigners is saddening and highly condemnable, Mayawati said

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22 Pakistani educational institutions close down in 48 hours due to non-compliance to health protocols

Both the Karachi University and city campus located in metropolis' Garden locality will remain closed and all educational activities during the aforementioned period would be suspended

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Five things PM Narendra Modi changed to disrupt the education sector in India since 2014

The achievement for educational reforms is more often than not attributed to the PM's 'vision and mission' by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. As Modi turns 70, we take a look at some of them

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No plan to drop aptitude test from civil services prelim exam, govt tells Rajya Sabha

In a separate reply, the minister said that there is no such test which has not been conducted even after one year of its registration by the National Testing Agency

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NSUI sets up a pakora stall on Modi's birthday, observes it as National Unemployment Day

This is a reference to an interview In 2018, where Modi had said that selling pakoras is also a form of employment

Supreme Court

SC refuses to hear plea seeking Bar Council, UGC direction to varsities to relax fee payment time

A three-judge bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice MR Shah, while refusing to hear the matter, gave the petitioner liberty to approach concerned High Courts

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Bharthiyar University​ students complain of server malfunction during UG and PG mock test

A mock test was conducted for final year students who are studying in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses at Bharathiyar University

AMU

A king once leased his land to AMU, 90 years later his family wants it back with university renamed

The AMU executive council has constituted a panel to look into the matter and submit its report to the varsity administration

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UN chief urges the international community to come together in defeating COVID-19

The UN chief stressed that starting now, a vaccine must be seen as a global public good because of COVID-19 respects no borders

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100 Facebook employees to test future Augmented Reality glasses on US university campus

Facebook announced a pilot programme with Carnegie Mellon University's Cognitive Assistance Laboratory to build 3D maps of museums and airports that will have multiple applications

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Uttar Pradesh schools may remain closed this month: Deputy CM

The Centre in the Unlock 4.0 guidelines had issued SOPs (standard operating procedures) for a partial reopening of schools for students of classes 9 to 12

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Govt took steps for employment generation during COVID-19 pandemic: Labour and Employment Minister

Elaborating it, the minister said, Labour is in the concurrent list and therefore, both State and Central Governments can legislate on the issues

Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham

As schools reopen, reconnect with kids instead of focusing just on the curriculum: Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham

The virtual conference on What Will Education Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World? brought together key experts from across the globe to share their thoughts on post-pandemic education

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National Education Policy historical, visionary start in the sector: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The Union Cabinet on July 29 approved National Education Policy 2020 bringing major reforms in higher education including a target of 50 per cent Gross Enrolment Ratio

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Now, pre-book your vaccination through this app developed by a Mumbai start-up

WONDRx is a made-in-India health-tech start-up working on Digital India mandate augmenting 'AtmaNirbhar' concept across the healthcare stakeholders in the country

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TN CM EPS announces new varsity in Villupuram, to be bifurcated from Vellore's Thiruvalluvar University

Others have protested the government's decision to bifurcate the Thiruvallur University to format  new varsity in Villupuram

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Delhi High Court dismisses petition for CLAT candidates to attempt exam from home

The CLAT-2020 examination, to be held on August 22 earlier, will now be conducted on September 28. Justice Jayant Nath said it is clear that the pleas of the petitioner are misplaced

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IIT Kharagpur develops AI-based model to detech arsenic pollution in drinking water

While the predictive model framework would prove to be vital typically for the identification of drinking water sources in arsenic affected areas of WB, it can be used in other parts of the country 

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Delhi govt asks schools to observe 'dry day' once a week to check mosquito breeding

In order to control and prevent the outbreak, it is essential to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and students should be made aware of this," the Directorate of Education said in a letter to principals

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SC orders fresh probe into mysterious death of NLU student in 2017, sets aside closure report

A bench of justices R F Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee said, "We have set aside the closure report. We have directed a de-novo investigation with certain more directions"

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Nearly 550,000 children in the US test positive for COVID-19

A total of 72,993 new child cases were reported from August 27 through September 10, which is a 15 per cent increase in child cases over two weeks, according to a report

St Stephen's College

St Stephen's College releases its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses 

The highest cut-off is announced at 99.25 per cent for BA (Hons) Economics for students coming from a commerce background

University of Madras

University of Madras students to write final semester exams at home with open books

While students have been asked to download the question papers and upload the answer scripts online, those who do not have the required technology shall be allowed to send the answer scripts via post

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This software developed by IIT alumni can automatically turn flat fabrics into 3D images on models. Here's how

The software can act as a substitute for conventional model photoshoots and is convenient even for small boutique designers and weavers who don't have access to or can't afford photoshoots

Priya Kumari

This Bihar UPSC aspirant has been on a hunger strike for 5 days to get the prelims postponed

The students have been appealing to various authorities through social media platforms, seeking a postponement until the COVID curve plateaus

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Ashamed that I had to go to the court for leave: Why Delhi HC, not JNU granted Dr Udaya Kumar leave for fellowship

The professor said that while he was grateful to the HC for upholding the "basic values of academic life", he was ashamed that it had to come to this

Aspiring scholars can apply for a one-year master’s under the Scholarship programme

Applications open for UK's Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships for 2021-22

The Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year to candidates applying for a master’s degree at any UK university – covering nearly 12,000 courses

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UK immigration minister streamlines visa route for Indian students across the globe

UK Immigration Minister Kevin Foster MP announced that a student route and child student route will open on Oct 5, 2020, to the best and brightest Indian students from across the globe

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DU teachers move HC seeking direction to pay salaries of the past four months

It sought a direction to the authorities to pay salaries to the petitioners due from May this year till date and also ensure timely payment of salaries in future

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LPU researchers develop UV-ray based device to disinfect the air from air conditioners

The device can make air circulation in enclosed spaces like gyms, restaurants and shops, safe. It also eliminates hazardous gases like SOx & NOx which are in the atmosphere

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Four crore scholarships given to minority EWS, 54% to girls: Union Ministry of Minority Affairs

The information was given by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in the Upper House on September 14

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Scientists predict that COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus in countries with temperate climates

The researchers explain that virus survival in the air and on surfaces, people's susceptibility to infections and human behaviours, such as indoor crowding

Srishti Pandey and Kavya Mukhija

Picked up, carried in by four people: Wheelchair user students recall horror experiences at NTA entrance exams during COVID

Two students from Delhi and Jaipur respectively tell us how they had to be carried by different people because their exam centres had no wheelchair-friendly ramps

The UniAcco team

This platform takes care of your accommodation needs in a foreign university, free of charge

UniAcco is a marketplace for all your needs as an international student and helps you every step of the way after getting through to the college of your choice

The initiative has helped raise funds for about 12 major programmes around the  country

Why students from NID grouped together to support grassroots relief initiatives through art

#ArtForCharity connected the general public with small grassroots initiatives that were working in local areas by connecting them with artists and art enthusiasts

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Congress, SP ask govt to come out with policy, resources to address exponential growth of mental health issues during COVID

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the Upper House, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said reports indicate that one in seven persons in India is suffering from depression

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CBSE Compartment Exams: Congress MP Vivek Tankha to represent students in SC seeking cancellation

The petition is yet to be listed and will be taken up along with a similar petition filed by a student Shakti Pandey. It was expected to be listed on Monday

JNU

Delhi HC directs JNU to grant professor extraordinary leave to pursue fellowship

The bench, while hearing the matter via video conferencing, observed that the order passed by the JNU rejecting the extraordinary leave application was "completely arbitrary"

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TN Education Department asks universities to seek permission before conducting exams

This notice from the Education Department comes after a few universities has declared that they are ready to conduct exams for its students

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University to virtually negotiate fee hike issue with students on Sept 15

The Pondicherry University students have requested their vice-chancellor to be present at the meeting on September 15, 2020

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Former Madras HC judges request CJ to not take action against Actor Suriya for remarks on NEET

Actor Suriya had written on Twitter: Fear for life due to fear of Corona. The court which administers justice through video conferencing orders students to go and write exams without fear

Umar Khalid

Delhi Police sought 10-day custody of Umar Khalid, court reserves order

Umar Khalid was arrested by the Delhi Police on September 13, on charges on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

Suriya

If we don’t do something now, suicides may continue: Actor Suriya in scathing statement against NEET

Suriya called NEET, a ‘ManuNEEThi’ and slammed the government for not being more concerned about the students needs

Imran Khan

Imran Khan welcomes millions of Pakistan students back to school after a dip in COVID cases

Educational institutions will begin reopening in phases, following a fall in new COVID case numbers, ending the long closure that led to exam cancellations and introduction of online classes

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Afghan children have 'learned little or nothing' during the pandemic: NGO report

The report by Save the Children NGO said that kids from the poorest households have missed out the most on education and face the highest risk of violence at home

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Former JNU student Umar Khalid is the latest to be arrested in connection to Delhi riots conspiracy

Associated with an organisation 'United Against Hate', Umar was charged under UAPA in April. In 2016, sedition charges were slapped on him

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Parliament will send message to soldiers guarding our borders that country stands behind them: PM Modi

The message from Prime Minister comes in view of the ongoing standoff at the India-China border in Eastern Ladakh

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DMK MPs seen wearing face masks with 'Ban NEET, save TN students', protesting against exam in Parliament premises

DMK and Communist Party of India (M) have also moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over suicide of 12 teenage students due to NEET

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Teacher departures due to Coronavirus leave schools scrambling for substitutes in the US

In Salt Lake County, Utah, the state's most populated metropolitan area, more than 80 teachers have either resigned or retired early because of concerns about COVID-19 in schools

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Single-day Coronavirus cases hit record high globally: WHO

As of Monday morning, the overall number of global Coronavirus cases stood at 28,891,676, while the deaths have increased to 922,441, according to the Johns Hopkins University

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No syllabus is superior, just different: Why criticism of TN’s school syllabus doesn’t explain NEET suicides

Activists, educators and doctors talk about why they think the three student suicides that happened on the eve of NEET cannot simply be blamed on TN’s syllabus or family pressures

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Give provisional admission to CBSE compartment students, parent body writes to Pokhriyal

The exams for XII graders will be held from September 22 to 29. In 2020, around 87,000 students were placed in the compartment category

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NEET 2020: A last moment exam centre change in Hyderabad sends students, parents into a tizzy

About four to five students who showed up at the exam centre in Madhura Nagar, Hyderabad, were informed that they have reported to the wrong centre. This is what ensued after 

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Around 1.17 lakh NEET aspirants have registered from Tamil Nadu, reach centres well ahead of time

Meanwhile, members of the VCK party and some student organisations held protests in some parts of the state like Thanjavur, Madurai, Karur against NEET exams

Visva Bharati University

Visva Bharati University to conduct final semester exams online by September 30

While the examination will be held online, the university will later deal with individual cases, if any, of the candidates failing to appear for the online examination

Norms flouted outside an exam centre in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh (Pic: Prasant Madugula)

NEET 2020: Social distancing, SOPs go for a toss at most exam centres in the country. Check it out here

Around 15.5 lakh students across the country appeared for the entrance exams for undergraduate medical and dental colleges

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Goodbye, Mister Grammar Nazi: Why being obsessed with grammatical accuracy is not the best idea 

This is what transpired when Dr Albert P'Rayan started a conversation on grammar and communication on Facebook. He made a few provocative statements and the following discussion ensued  

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What should replace district recognition for SSLC results? The debate is on

If district ranks are abolished, what would serve as the best alternative for it? Can there be other systems of rewards, better ones? John Monteiro thinks aloud in his column about this issue

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Canteen Fundas: Here's why you shouldn't ditch the whole because of a part 

Pro Tip: If you label a person as ‘bad’ based on one act, you’ll lose the relationship. Instead, give feedback in a manner that affects change. By focusing on the good, you can get the best of them 

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The Coach speaks: How to handle a proposition from your queer friends?

The Coach speaks about the need to accept homosexuality and move on from the taboo that society has quietly built around it. And how do we do it? Let The Coach guide you through it all 

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Why youngsters should aim to build a career instead of just getting a job

The columnist makes a case for why, as youngsters, we should not just aim to get a job, we should actually be looking to build a career. This is what will serve us well and be useful in the long-term

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NEET 2020: Social distancing and SOPs went for a toss outside exam centre in Kerala, much to cops' chagrin

The medical entrance examination is held from 2 pm to 5 pm for over 15.65 lakh students in a single shift on September 13

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Who dreams of becoming a farmer? This 24-year-old BITS Pilani grad is already living this dream

He also works for JD Lakshminaryana on the side. Previously, he has worked with Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti; Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and more 

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If podcasts are your thing, give Stay Sane With Jane, by this 20-year-old Hyderabadi, a shot

Many listeners and followers, about 30 of them, have Direct Messaged her on Instagram to share their problems. She has tried to help them all and is also gives them a patient listen 

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How Urban Rebox IT uses QR codes and other tech to help with waste management is wow

Currently, the start-up is working with GHMC. They are also in talks with Khammam district and Dundigal to work with them and help them manage their waste as well. Isn't that really cool? 

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This 26-year-old Hyderabadi went from Aeronautical Engineering to quirky and edgy decor. Here's how

Devesh Baheti has started a lifestyle blog seven years ago and was one of the very first people to do so. He has collaborated with brands like Louis Vuitton, Zara and Bhane for it. That's so cool!

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DMK against conducting NEET amidst the pandemic: Youth Wing Secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin

"The government is saying that they are taking precautionary measures but what is the assurance that the students would not get infected," he added

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These two Hyderabadi boys are taking drama to new heights through their videos

Have you ever caught a video on The Drama Flick? Trust us when we tell you that once you do, you just can't stay away. Meet the guys who are behind this awesome channel 

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An ode to Twitter: All about tweets, retweets and hashtags and their effects on English 

There are many Twitter accounts that can help one improve their vocabulary and English, but one must be careful on the platform as people are prone to using short forms to beat the word limit 

An inside page of Poonachi: Lost in the Forest (Pics: Priya Kuriyan)

Poonachi in pics: How Priya Kuriyan transformed Perumal Murugan's novel into a children's picture book

We speak to seasoned illustrator Priya Kuriyan about how she adapted Perumal Murugan's classic into a picture book for children - and managed it in just red, white and black

Teachers involved in the activities conducted by Mantra during their training programme

Here's how Mantra4Change is training school teachers and transforming kids' lives

Khusboo Awasthi, Co-founder of Mantra4Change, speaks about their programmes that support both government and budget private schools reach out and educate kids better

Santosh Kumar giving a final touch of paint on the school walls (Picture: Santosh Kumar)

These art teacher's Warli art on government school walls has gone viral on social media

Are you an admirer of Warli art? Then, check out the walls of various govt schools in and around Chikkaballapur. Santosh Kumar, one of the art teachers and his team is responsible for this change