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What the FAQ: Who actually runs PM-CARES and how does it operate?

The Modi government has been facing a lot of scrutiny from various quarters, to bring the PM-CARES Fund under the Right to Information Act

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Lack of teachers, basic amenities worry tribals at Central govt's Eklavya schools in Tamil Nadu

Opened in 2018, presently 149 tribal students are enrolled here from across the state, and out of them, 13 are currently studying in Class 11, and 33 would join after completing Class 10

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Himachal Pradesh to reopen schools from September 27, online classes to continue for all upto Class 8

It was decided to enhance the honorarium of information technology teachers outsourced in various educational institutions by Rs 500 per month from April 1

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More than 40 per cent millennials skipped breakfast during pandemic, according to a recent study

The study analysed the changing lifestyle and dietary patterns of people post-COVID to understand consumer behaviour

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International Week of Deaf People: Make screening infants for disabilities mandatory, says Union Minister Bharati Pawar

The International Week of the Deaf People is celebrated annually by the global Deaf Community during the last full week of September

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SC stays Kerala HC proceedings over Centre's 10 pc reservation to EWS 

Recently, the Madras HC made a crucial observation that the Centre's notification on grant of 10 per cent quota to EWS in AIQ seats of medical colleges would require approval of the SC

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AMU botanist identifies new plant protein

The new protein will improve the salt stress tolerance of crop plants and the farmland with high salinity soil will be amenable to cultivation

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After SC verdict, UPSC allows unmarried women to apply for national defence, naval academy exam  

In a major step towards gender equality, the apex court had on August 18 allowed eligible women to take the examination for admission to national defence academy

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CSIR-NCL, RIL join hands to make useful products from COVID-19 PPE waste

Across India, more than 200 tonnes of COVID-19 related waste was generated every day in May

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THSTI signs MoU with Vietnamese firm, developing new vaccine, for COVID research

The MoU is set to pave the way for more such opportunities between India and Vietnam and contribute to vaccine research in both the countries

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UPSC declares marks of non-recommended IES, ISS candidates from 2020. Check yours here

The scores, calculated out of 1200, will be available and valid only for a year

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Ten-year-old takes on Karnataka's language policy in the High Court

The Class IV student from Bishop Cotton Boys’ School petitioned the HC that the Act violates Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution, and is contrary to the National Education Policy, 2020 

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Female JNU student stopped from entering college's finance dept for wearing shorts. What happened next?

The JNUSU also met with the CSO, Naveen Yadav and complained about such "repeated" incidents by the Cyclops Security Agency

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Demolition, unfulfilled promise of GVMC leave disabled kids in a lurch in Andhra Pradesh

The school, which was functioning near Ushodaya Junction, was brought down on June 5. GVMC's proposed committee to allot land is yet to be formed

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Loyola College heaves a sigh of relief as HR&CE minister clarifies it is not built on temple land

Ahead of the Assembly elections, right wing social media handles alleged that the Loyola college was built on a temple land on 99-year-lease, which was coming to an end

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Literary festival 'VIRSA-2021' organised at Kashmir University across three days

The literary festival, organised by the student welfare department of Kashmir University, aimed to educate students about important social issues 

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COVID caseload notwithstanding, Kerala to conduct exams for over 1 lakh students in physical mode from Friday

Earlier on September 18, Kerala Chief Minister's office informed that the schools in the state will reopen from November 1

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This college is introducing BA in French as a core subject for the first time in Karnataka. Here's why

The college caters to female pupils and of 280 seats that the college is offering, 51 applications have already been received

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Andhra University gets an American Corner, to be a 'global knowledge hub'

State government overseas education advisor Kumar Annavarapu said webinars soon will be held to create awareness about visa counselling and overseas education

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Tamil Nadu to extend doorstep healthcare scheme to urban areas

The scheme was first launched in Krishnagiri district by Chief Minister Stalin on August 4, 2021 and has proved to be effective in the rural areas

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Nobel Prize ceremonies cancelled again over COVID-19; event will be broadcast on TV and on the Nobel Foundation's social media channels

The traditional banquet will be cancelled, but the award ceremony will be held at Stockholm's City Hall on December 10 in the presence of a local audience

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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 188 days; total tally of COVID-19 cases rises to 3,35,94,803

The active cases comprise 0.89 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020

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#ThrowbackToday: How Darcy-mania actually took root in the hearts of many

Colin Firth and William Darcy have become interchangeable thanks to BBC's six-part series Pride and Prejudice dating back to 1995. In today's #TBT, we tell you about Darcy and much, much more

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Tamil Nadu Shocker: Man stabs female student to death in broad daylight, attempts suicide

The police team immediately arranged for an ambulance and rushed the couple to the Government hospital at Chromepet, where the doctors declared the girl as "brought dead"

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Kabul University's newly-appointed VC Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat called for murdering journalists once

The appointment has received criticism as a young Bachelor's degree holder replaced an intellectual and experienced PhD holder as head of the best and the very first university in Afghanistan

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QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022: IIT Bombay tops among Indian institutes, IISc, five other IITs also make the cut

Delhi University, University of Mumbai and University of Calcutta have also made it to the list along with OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat and BITS Pilani

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Parent volunteers to bridge gap between Delhi government school managements, parents

The move comes following observations made in a recently released report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 63 per cent of parents do not know about the existence of SMCs

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Amity University discusses potential collaboration with Norwegian delegates to promote research

The two sides identified a number of research areas for potential collaboration, including climate change and environment, circular economy and renewable energy

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NEP has given national perspective to education of tribals: Union Minister Arjun Munda

Munda also said the Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) Scheme is reflective of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visionary approach towards inclusive education

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Students demand re-exam after NEET scam arrests by CBI. But did the scam actually happen?

The reports said that the scam was to send dummy or proxy candidates with morphed admit cards and id cards for the exam

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Teen charged in high school shooting that wounded 2 in Virginia

Students at Heritage High School were in their second full week of the school year on Monday when the shots rang out before noon

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AAP claims North MCD selling schools to coaching centres; BJP refutes

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj alleged that the north municipal corporation has floated tenders to sell 14 MCD schools to private coaching centres

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Delhi govt's Mega PTM has helped parents get involved in children's development process: Research

Mega PTM was an initiative launched by the Arvind Kejriwal government in 2016 to increase parental engagement in its schools

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Schools in Kerala to re-open in staggered manner from November 1, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

To ensure protection and safety of children attending the classes, the Health and Education Ministers would be convening a high-level meeting on Thursday

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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan calls for innovative use of technology to cover all spectrums of education

Pradhan called for strengthening and expanding the existing Swayam Prabha initiative and synergise initiatives like the National Digital Education Architecture

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Not practical to have specific teacher-pupil ratio of special educators in general schools: SC told by centre

The Centre had earlier told the apex court that there is a dedicated component for education of children with special needs as part of the ‘Samagra Shiksha' scheme

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ONGC organises study visits of students to its oil-fields under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'

ONGC has also drawn up an elaborate plan to organise study visits of 25 groups, each comprising around 100 students, between September 2021 to January 2022

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Troubled waters for NEET in Maharashtra; government to 'review' the entrance exam days after TN scraps it 

The Minister informed that they will present the stand of the Maharashtra government by correctly analysing the pros and cons of the exam

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Hydropower is not clean energy, must not get climate finance, says 'Rivers for Climate' declaration

One amongst those who endorsed the Global Declaration from India is Himanshu Thakkar of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People

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Amid Delta variant-led resurgence, daily COVID deaths in US rise to highest level since March

Most of the recent COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths in the country have been among unvaccinated individuals

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Here's why Karnataka Congress is opposing land allotment to Chanakya University

The BJP government had called for a cabinet meeting on April 26, 2021 and had decided to hand over 116 acres in Haralur to CESS

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IIIT-H opens admissions for MTech Programme in Product Design and Management

The curriculum empowers graduates to understand the convergence of technology, design, markets and the business of products

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Course in 'Facilities and Hygiene Management' launched by Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University

Under the partnership, JLL will be one of the key partners in designing the curriculum for BBA in 'Facilities and Hygiene Management', a first-of-its-kind course in India

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At 31,923 COVID cases, India sees slight surge in infections in the last 24 hours

Kerala, which has been reporting the maximum new cases for the last few weeks, witnessed yet another spike on Wednesday as it reported 19,675 new cases

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Around 70 teaching staff resign after Taliban sacks VC of Kabul University

Critics have highlighted a tweet by Ghairat last year in which he justified the killing of journalists

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Teacher training programme for 3000 faculty kicks off in Thiruvananthapuram

This initiative of the state government is envisaged to implement the Moodle-based LMS in all higher education institutions in the state as part of the Digital Enablement Drive

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Rajan Committee report on NEET was scripted for the ruling DMK: Anna Univ Ex-VC

The former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University said that the report was totally lopsided and the assembly should not have passed the Bill on NEET based on the Rajan report

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Parents in Karnataka seek a fee determination committee, children might step down to protest

Prithvi Reddy, Karnataka State Convenor AAP said former BJP Education Minister, Dr Suresh Kumar, merely sidestepped the matter and asked the schools to reduce fees by 30 per cent

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#ThrowbackToday: When will trains stop mowing down the gentle giants?

With sorrow, in today's #TBT, we recall one of the many instances where elephants were killed by speeding trains on the railway tracks. Why is this such a common occurrence in India?

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Yogesh out, Yogesh in: Delhi University finally gets a new VC after 11 months in limbo

Yogesh Singh was reappointed as DTU VC for a second term in April this year. He had previously served as Director of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

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JNU to reopen on September 23, but students don't know whether they'll have hostel rooms to use

The JNU administration has not only called bach the students in two phases, they have also allowed buses to enter the campus so that the students can come back easily

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Work From Home Turns out naturally 'productive' for these couples who had sought IVF solutions to childlessness

Dr Anu Kottur, Facility Director, Milann Fertility and Birthing Centre, Kumarapark said, about 25 per cent of couples who had come for IVF to her centre had conceived naturally during the lockdown.

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Researchers find links between loneliness and reduced trust

Using an online questionnaire, the researchers selected 42 people from 3678 adults who were affected by severe loneliness but did not suffer from a mental illness or were receiving psychotherapy

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Blod Bros: This portal by Chennai students can connect patients with blood donors in five seconds

Varun Nair and Adithya Vikram developed Blod.in, a portal where users can enter their blood group and zip code to access a list of donors

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Learn English in IPL Medium! How this language trainer's YouTube videos can amp up your vocab

We speak to Vigneshwaran M, a former engineer turned English language trainer, about how he is building a video series that can help the layperson learn the Queen's language

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Why SRM students ran a 280-kilometre relay from Tiruchy to Chennai, carrying a lit torch, in 34 hours flat

SRM Institute of Science and Technology's College of Physiotherapy organised a relay run from its Tiruchy campus to its Kattankulathur campus to mark World Physiotherapy Day

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What happens when two history geeks start a podcast? You get a 'Pravaha' of nostalgia

Prathik Sudha Murali and Revanth Ukkalam started Pravaha, a podcast series that narrates their perspective on history for the average listener to understand — and connect with stories past

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World Health Organisation reports global decline in new COVID-19 cases

Last week's drop marked the first substantial decline for more than two months, with falling COVID-19 cases in every region

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India's youngest rapper, Yashica Raj who is just 6-year-old, is taking the Kannada rap scene by storm. Check it out!

Yashika's age and the number of songs she's rapped are about the same, six. We catch up with her father, Mohan Babu to know how she prepared to face the camera and rap the exact lyrics of the song  

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Power Gummies: How this Delhi start-up's candy can help ease period pain, give you better hair

Divij Bajaj, Founder of Power Gummies, tells us about his product range and how he is revolutionising India's nutraceutical market — in a way that isn't capsuley or look like a mainstream medicine

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These riders in Karnataka rack up miles to put smiles on the faces of govt school kids

Ride for Cause is helping and supporting kids studying in government schools across Karnataka since 2018. They have revamped over eight schools, provided workbooks and tangram books for many kids   

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TN vs NEET: Tamil medium students get only 1.7% MBBS seats after NEET imposed

The report compares the average pre-NEET and the latest numbers from 2020-21 to show that there has been a drastic drop when it comes to students allotted seats in government colleges

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NSDC ties up with Singapore-based EdTech firm to provide online AI courses in Indian languages

Vandana Bhatnagar, Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation said that the intent is to promote inclusive digital learning that would increase access for all

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Study finds that tiny antibodies from llamas can potentially treat COVID-19

The nanobodies, which bind tightly to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, neutralising it in cell culture, could provide a cheaper and easier to use alternative to human antibodies

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Study shows that antibiotic levels can be determined through breath samples

This will enable personalised dosing of medicines against infectious diseases on-site and help to minimise the development of resistant strains of bacteria

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OBC students' group writes to Education Minister to direct all HEIs to make their rosters public

The AIOBCSA, in their letter, said that these documents are being interchanged and even deviated and diverted at times

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This online career counselling platform is helping students make a scientific decision 

With a comprehensive testing and assessment system, this digital platform is adding method to the madness of taking career decisions in India

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What the FAQ: What is the COVAX initiative under which India will be exporting COVID vaccines in October?

Under COVAX, vaccines would then be distributed globally in a way that every country gets an equitable share proportionate to their population

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Reopening of schools in Kerala to present health challenges, says Indian Medical Association state secretary

Govt, parents must be prepared to tackle weakened immunity of students due to lack of exposure to the outside world, say experts  

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Nobel laureate Stanley Whittingham to attend VIT-AP convocation, inaugurate 4 buildings

In view of the Covid conditions, the University introduced COVD scholarships for the senior students who lost their sole earning family member by waiving the tuition fee and hostel fee

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Severe COVID infection can lead to delirium: Study finds in over 73 per cent of more than 150 patients

Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental state wherein a patient is confused, agitated and unable to think clearly

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Parents in Telangana push government to reopen residential schools, threaten to approach High Court

Amidst declining cases, parents have claimed that more than 6 lakh students are being deprived of education and nutrition

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Classes held under an open sky in Telangana's Jangaon district as school infrastructure in a bad shape

A staffer of the school said that officials were well aware of the condition of the building, but had turned a blind eye

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Over 75 per cent elderly claim gap between generations rose much rapidly during COVID: Study

The survey findings indicated that the generation gap has widened due to overstretched spells of Coronavirus and related lockdowns

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Indian teachers positive about careers post-pandemic: Report

Covering 20,679 teachers across 165 countries, the survey was released in London this week

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Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik promised more female students in technical education institutions

The Chief Minister also spoke about the projects like the World Skill Centre that promotes global standard skills in the state

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Nearly 100 yrs after tribal icon attended UK college, 6 students get scholarship named after him to study in premier universities there

Students will pave the way for tribal talents to apply and seek support in future for studying abroad under the scholarship

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India's largest e-ticketing platform fixes bug after school student raises alarm

The IT wing of the IRCTC which took note of the complaint, immediately resolved the vulnerability issue that had been reported

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Kerala Startup Mission invites applications for Innovation Grant for startups

The scheme is meant to provide financial support to startups and entrepreneurs to help them convert their innovative ideas into full-fledged ventures

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Now here's a book by Psychology students that'll help adolescents navigate their emotions

Eesha Borthakur and Hiral S Shah have opened pre-orders for their book, A Joi Ride, that’ll help all those adolescents riddled with doubts steer through life with comparative ease

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Kids, sign up for the virtual Kathavani Utsav if mythology and stories are your thing

The second edition of Kathavani Utsav is scheduled to begin from October 1 and will go on till October 10. Initiated by Surya Swapna who founded Kathvani, here's all that you can look forward to

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An app that cuts out the middlemen to help those with hearing and speech impairment communicate directly? Yes, please!

Hafsa Abdul Basith, Areej Ateefuddin Ahmed and Ayesha Naveed, students of Shadan Women's College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, are tirelessly working on an app. Here's what it's about

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Here's what this 33-year-old philanthropist has done for Hyderabad’s children and their education

Praveen Kumar Tangella has been working in the realm of education for sometime now and he has plans to do a whole lot more. He lets us in on his other plans. Check it out

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This band is much more than just chilling with music. They write music that is relatable to us all. Here's more on them

Chill Kaapi Samosa is an alternative rock outfit based in Kochi that's killing the original music scene

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WHO Director General thanks India for resumption of COVID vaccine supply to COVAX from October

Ghebreyesus also said that the move will help WHO to reach its goal of 40 per cent vaccination in all countries by the end of the year

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After 17 months sans internet, online classes, this is how a tiny tribal village in Malappuram got Wi-Fi

V Ummer Koya talks about how long distance Wi-Fi was used to set up multi-purpose education centres

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Madhya Pradesh: Young couple who eloped forced to dance with tyres around their necks in Dhar district

In the clip, a 13-year old girl was also seen being forced to dance along with the man and the woman for allegedly helping them in eloping, police officials said

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Here's how this student start-up from Vizag evolved their solution into a device that can minimise road accidents

K Pradeep Varma, K Gyan Sai and K Rohit are the three musketeers from Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering who have tirelessly been working on this idea. Check out what it's all about

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Here is this 26-year-old's quest to substitute plastic packaging with eco-friendly sabai grass

The initiative Chandni Khandelwal, a graduate from NIFT Bhubaneswar, started is called Ecoloop and she works with 200 female artisans in Odisha to come up with eco-friendly packaging material

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This 12-year-old Kerala kid runs his own coding academy where he teaches others who are older

Muhammad Ameen has his hands full while coding and teaching children how to code. He talks about his own coding institute

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How this 25-year-old Delhiite is batting for support groups so that you'll never walk alone

Medha Saharya's career as a mental health professional started with the pandemic. In an attempt to do her bit for mental health, Medha started Work_In_Progress

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The legacy of Dr KV Rao: How this Scientific Society in Hyderabad is redefining research for the young

Started by the eminent scientist late Dr KV Rao, Dr KV Rao Scientific Society is a must-visit for all those students who want to break away from theory and look at Science in action

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Why Kerala film grad Shifin Mathew's short film Burn depicts casteism in Kerala's colleges in its rawest form

Shifin Mathew is a budding filmmaker who has come out with a film that hits hard on the caste malaise. We find out more about what went into its making

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#ThrowbackToday: The One Where We Found New Friends

In today's #TBT, we talk about the sitcom which has found a permanent place in pop culture — Friends! The names of their episodes, their iconic characters and everything else was awesome!

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IIT Jodhpur researchers use plants to generate electricity from wastewater

This study was conducted under outdoor conditions using natural wastewater from the decentralised wastewater treatment plant of IIT Jodhpur

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TN Vs NEET: State sees 15% drop in first-generation learners in MBBS admission after NEET imposed

According to the data compiled by a High-Level Committee, between 2016-17 and 2020-21, the percentage share of first-generation learners who secured medical admissions have come down 

The report by the Tamil Nadu government's high-level committee headed by retired Judge AK Rajan on the impact of NEET in medical admissions in Tamil Nadu was made public on Sept 20 (Pic: EdexLive)

TN Vs NEET: Repeaters, drop year students armed with private coaching get 72% MBBS seats, courtesy NEET

In 2016-17, only 12.47 per cent of all the students were repeaters. The rest were all current students. But four years down the line, the roles have reversed

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CBSE awards 22 teachers for their excellence in teaching and leadership: Delhi: 8, South India: 0

The MoS for Education urged teachers to breakaway from traditional modes of teaching and adopt to a more innovative approach

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TN vs NEET: From 2 in 2015 to 1,604 in 2020, CBSE students have swept up MBBS seats in TN after NEET

It also noted that the percentage of CBSE applicants too have increased multi-folds, but the number of applicants who have studied in state-board schools has reduced exponentially, since 2017