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What The FAQ: Are AirTags breaching Apple's security ecosystem?

Apple has always been known to provide better security and protect its customers' data. The security feature of the brand was one of the major plus points

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SIIC IIT Kanpur partners with iDEX to mentor entrepreneurs and MSMEs in defence product development segment

The iDEX programme was launched by the Defence Innovation Organization in an effort to attain self-reliance in the field of defence and defence production

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TCS iON announces winners of the 4th edition of its IntelliGem Contest; opens registrations for the 5th edition

The contest was conducted virtually and witnessed participation from schools across 143 cities from 25 states of India

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Media and Entertainment Skills Council signs MoU with Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University

Students will be offered industry-oriented media and entertainment programmes across 1,600 associated study institutes of MCNUJC

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Meet Agastya, a 14-year-old who is the maker of a project for a healthy you and a healthy youth

Agastya Palangala is a part of 1M1B's Future Leaders programme that nurtures the world's most promising youth leaders in high school and undergraduate programmes

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We have right to religious freedom, can't force us to attend classes online: Udupi students protesting discrimination say

The six girls fighting for their right to religious freedom also hit international headlines recently. The college and state authorities have come under heavy criticism from activists

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What happened on January 28: From Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Lego patenting their blocks

Love playing with Lego blocks? Well, the company patented these very building block bricks on January 28, 1958

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DDMA orders Delhi schools to remain shut till further notice

The announcement comes not more than 24 hours after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that it was becoming increasingly necessary to reopen schools

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Andhra Pradesh Education Minister promises that no schools will be closed down

The Education Minister was inaugurating a three-day workshop in the state Secretariat for legislators on creating awareness on the NEP 2020

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TN renews request to Governor RN Ravi to clear NEET Bill right after his loaded Republic Day speech

The Bill has been pending with Ravi for around four months, the Minister requested him to forward it to the President as soon as possible

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COVID-19: India admits that Omicron sub-variant is gradually increasing

Talking about COVID fatalities, authorities said that the ones who are unvaccinated and people with comorbidities are in the high-risk group

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Karnataka's Education Minister BC Nagesh hints at reopening schools, says gov't had prioritised child safety by closing

Nagesh said that COVID cases were reported in more numbers at residential hostels. He said that COVID cases there have decreased ever since precautionary restrictions were enforced

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What happened on January 27: End of an era for the west as JD Salinger died, beginning of a new era in Tunisia with new constitution

Tunisia's 2014 constitution, as reported by The Guardian, enshrined freedom of religion and women's rights and took two years to finish. During that period, the country was hit by high unemployment

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Central govt to formulate a model for reopening of schools shut in parts of the country due to COVID. This is how

Asserting that online education can never replace in-person education, Sisodia had said that his government had closed schools when it was not safe for children, but excessive caution is now harmful

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XIM University's annual media conclave, Communique, is almost here and these are its details 

Communiqué: The Annual Media Conclave is amongst the vast array of conclaves hosted by the university. It acts as a communication channel between students and pioneers of the professional world

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Cow centre in Hansraj College draws flak from students for allegedly disrupting women's hostel construction

SFI said they will initiate a vigorous campaign against this decision and demanded that the 'gaushala' be pulled down

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E-Canteen Fundas: As a leader, when you look at people, do you see problems or potential? 

To get the best out of your people, manage their energies with a light touch, make them feel in control and allow them the freedom to come with their ideas to the table

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Schools in Uttar Pradesh to remain shut till February 15, online classes to continue

The UP state government reported nearly 10,937 COVID cases and 23 deaths on January 26, taking the total number of active cases to 80,342

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LTI, IIT Madras collaborate to innovate in 5G space. Here's what they will develop

As part of this partnership, LTI and IIT Madras will promote research towards the development of a low-cost, low-frequency 5G network setup for better connectivity in rural India

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WhatTheFAQ: Why the upcoming Snow White movie is knee-deep in controversy

Disney was quick to respond to the Game of Thrones actor and said that they are taking a different approach

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Ride ahead: Students at Banaras Hindu University develop onboard chargers for EVs  

The technology costs about half of the current onboard charger technology and can reduce the overall cost of two and four-wheeler electric vehicles

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Will continue to work for the education of girls: Padma Shri Om Prakash Gandhi

Om Prakash Gandhi established Gurjar Kanya Vidya Mandir at Devdhar in Yamunanagar where girls from several states are getting an education

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Trying to get over a career break, ma'am? Archi's is there for you!

Archi's Academy is a start-up that recently won the Impact Startup Award at the Web Summit. We converse with its founder and CEO

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Student unions call Bihar Bandh on January 28 over discrepancies in Railway Recruitment Board's NTPC exam

MLA Sandeep Saurav said that the committee formed by the ministry is a "conspiracy" to postpone the matter till the elections in Uttar Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh board releases admit cards for class 10 and 12 board examinations. Here are the steps to download them

The window for correction of details in the admit card will be open till January 31

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Banaras Hindu University begins admissions for MPhil and PhD programmes. Here's how to apply for it

The last date for submission of the online application is February 15, 2022

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Schools for Classes X, XI and XII might begin next month, hints TN School Edu Minister 

It was in the last week of December last year that an announcement was made to state that tentatively, Board exams will be conducted in May

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TN's Illam Thedi Kalvi: Tirupathur and Ranipet districts take off, Vellore catching up 

Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme was introduced by the state government to compensate for the loss of education among children from Classes I to IX in government and government-aided schools

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Military school dedicated to warrior Sangolli Rayanna to come up in Karnataka. Here's what you need to know about it 

The CM also said that two rounds of talks have already concluded with regards to installing Rayanna and Chennamma's statues in front of Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi and this will be carried out soon

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How about some lime pickle to go with midday meals? Karnataka to mull over the proposal. Here's why 

"It is a good proposal and clearly considerable. However, the decision on distribution cannot be taken immediately without studying the availability and demand," said the minister 

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ASER 2021 report: Enrollments high, reading and arithmetic levels drop and everything else about students of Chhattisgarh

A decline was found in children's foundational arithmetic ability as well when compared with the levels it touched in the year 2018

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US Supreme Court agrees to take up lawsuits alleging race-conscious admissions. But why is Harvard president fighting it?

The SC is taking up two lawsuits filed by Students for Fair Admissions, a Virginia-based group, that says race should play no part in the admission process

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CBSE Reading Mission 2021-2023: A webinar on Storytelling as a Pedagogy for teachers, coming right up 

The board had also announced that it will be providing quality reading material in Hindi and English to over 25,000 affiliated schools, especially for Classes I to VIII, as a part of the initiative

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An e-library with learning resources, tools and a lot more launched by Delhi's east civic body 

The e-library will have student materials which will be in the form of videos, audio files and worksheets too across various subjects like Hindi, English, Math and Social Studies for primary classes 

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A generation of children will be left behind if we do not open our schools now, says Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made these comments after he met a delegation of parents led by epidemiologist and public policy specialist Chandrakant Lahariya

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Railway minister says their approach is "pro-students", asked violent protestors to not destroy "their own property"

On January 25, those who appeared for Railway Recruitment Board's Non-Technical Popular Categories exam 2021 held a protest at Bihar Sharif railway station alleging discrepancies in the results

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Pressure builds over death by suicide of plus two student from Thanjavur as Kamal Haasan, Vijayakanth ask for detailed probe

Both Kamal Haasan and Vijayakanth called on the police to conduct a fair probe so that the truth surfaces and the guilty can be punished accordingly 

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What the FAQ: Why is WHO Director Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus most likely to win a second term?

Ghebreyesus is the first African leader of the UN health agency. He was the Ethiopian Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs and is now expected to be re-elected as WHO chief in May

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NIT Andhra Pradesh and LinkedIn sign an MoU and this is what it entails 

The first MoU between NIT AP and LinkedIn was signed in June 2020 and it showcased significant novel research outcomes as a deliverable 

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This Teach For India report makes a case for keeping schools open. Here's what it suggests 

"The 650-odd days of severely disrupted learning, with schools nation-wide largely closed for all children, have led to a task ahead of colossal proportions," said Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach for India

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Study reveals that 46 per cent of girls below the age of 15 are anaemic in India

As far as global numbers are concerned, anaemia affects as many as 1.62 billion people across the world. This corresponds to 24.8 per cent of the population

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R-Day parade: Here's what you need to know about the Ministry of Education and Skill Development tableau 

What's a Republic Day parade with tableaux? Among the various tableaux that were displayed, here's what the Ministry of Education and Skill Development tableau stood for 

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Karnataka releases SSLC 2022 final exam timetable. Check all the dates here

The timetable remains unchanged from the provisional timetable announced, with examinations due to take place between March 28 and April 11, 2022

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Following protests, Railways suspends NTPC, Level 1 exams. What will happen next?

Protests turned violent yesterday in Bihar, and the RRB had issued a notice saying protesting aspirants will be barred for life from Railway recruitment


What happened on January 26: India became a republic, declared Purna Swaraj

The Constituent Assembly first met in New Delhi on December 9, 1946, in the Constitution Hall, which is currently the Central Hall of Parliament House

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Haryana schools to stay shut until February 1. Students who don't take their vaccines will not be allowed to enter

The state's education minister has announced that Classes X, XI and XII will be allowed to attend school from February 1 if there is a decline in cases

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MBBS students file plea in SC for postponement of NEET PG as their internships were delayed by COVID duty 

The students claimed that since they were on COVID duty last year, their internships took a backseat, and therefore, according to the NEET PG regulations, they will be ineligible for the PG exam

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RRB Results 2022: Are coaching institutes inciting student violence across Bihar? 

FIRs have been registered against coaching institutes making statements since the agitation began on January 24. Students blocked trains and reportedly damaged railway tracks

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Schools in West Bengal have their fingers crossed hoping to conduct offline pre-board exams this year. Here's why

While some schools have postponed the exams, others have tentatively scheduled online exams for early February in the hopes that they will be able to switch to in-person exams by that time

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How will you cope with the post-pandemic world as a student? Here's all you need to know

The post-pandemic world is as volatile as it was during the pandemic. Even as the world reboots from the deadly bout of COVID-19, there awaits new challenges and possibilities

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Here's why these IIT Guwahati drones are going to be the real showstoppers at R-Day event

The drones have become instrumental in dealing with various public health and safety emergencies in the region. The team says they are elated at the recognition

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VBU Controversy: Why is the VC being accused of misusing funds marked for the famous Poush Mela?

The Santiniketan Trust, which organises the Poush Mela, was founded by Debendranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore's father

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Why are teachers in Kerala really worried about the upcoming SSLC, Plus Two exams  

According to one teacher, it would have been okay if the school did get enough time to prepare students for the Board examinations

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Karnataka headmistress who allowed Muslim students to pray in school suspended 

According to sources, the reason why the headmistress allowed 20 Muslim students to pray in the school was because they were not turning up to school on Fridays  

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How online sem exams will be conducted in TN via WhatsApp and email, guidelines issued 

Though online exams via WhatsApp and email has been decided upon, there are teachers who are concerned about how much it will actually benefit students 

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Tamil Nadu CM inaugurated Madurai Kamaraj University's one megawatt solar power plant 

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin mentioned that all state universities needed to take up such innovative initiatives 

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What's the difficulty in making Hindi the third language in educational institutions, asked Madras High Court

"Tamil and English are already there. I think adding third language (Hindi) would not be harmful," the Acting Chief Justice said

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From Science Parks to bag-less classrooms, New Delhi Municipal Corporation lists the various edu projects it is working on

There is a lot that New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) hopes to do for education, notwithstanding the current pandemic situation 

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Students of Tripura will now be tuning into educational news bulletins. Here's more about it

It was also informed that about 33 innovative educational reforms were introduced by the Government of Tripura. Read on to find out what the latest one is all about 

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Tricolour toughens up: This IIT Delhi start-up has designed advanced fabrics for monumental national flags  

It is by 100 per cent that the strength of the fabric has been improved by the researchers of the start-up, as per officials. Here is what's on the cards for this start-up 

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Calcutta University says no plans to increase PG seats, condemns protestors for scuffle with police 

The students were protesting on January 24 demanding an increase in seats and that's when they surrounded the Vice-Chancellor's car and got into a scuffle with the police   

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What the Supreme Court had to say about the degradation of legal education in India

"We have a situation where anti-social elements go and get law degrees. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka law courses are taking place in cowsheds...," the bench observed

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Meet the students who won the preliminary round of the first-ever Fit India Quiz

The preliminary round was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which also conducts entrance examinations for IIT and JEE

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AICTE pulls up colleges and varsities for delay in issuing certificates to African students

The Council has instructed the varsities to expedite issuance of the certificates of these students as they might go on to face visa issues and hassles in applying for further education

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JNU Teachers Association take up Caretaker VC's case once again. Question the year-long delay in appointment of full-time VC

They have also lodged their complaint against the VC's failure to 'reward' the faculty with additional earned leaves for working without any break over the past two years

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India sets up its first innovation centre for graphene at Digital University Kerala

The emerging 2D materials will have a wide range of commercial and industrial applications in biomedical, defense, electronics, energy and sensors

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Students block rail tracks claiming discrepancies in Railway Board's NTPC result in Bihar

The aspirants are alleging that the Board messed up the results of Group D in the state's NTPC exam, thus putting their futures in jeopardy

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How are university reservations in the US affecting Indian-Americans? US SC to consider challenge to policy

One of the methods Harvard had allegedly used to undermine Asians, who are otherwise qualified, was to give them lower scores on personality traits used to assess applicants

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Bihar board to conduct special exams for matric, inter students who weren't able to fill registration forms 

Many students had complained that due to the error of the school principals, they weren't able to fill out the form or were not able to appear in the BSEB main examination

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Associate professor in Karnataka suspended after junior doctor accused him of sexual harassment 

The incident happened on January 12, when the junior doctor, who is under training after completion of her MBBS course, was on duty


What the FAQ: Here's what you need to know about National Voters Day

The day is celebrated on this date every year to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (January 25, 1950)

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Adamant attitude of AP govt poses danger to student lives, postpone MBBS exams: TDP's General Secretary

The adamant attitude of the Government of Andra Pradesh poses a danger to the lives of students and their families, the politician shared in a statement

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Learning loss due to full, partial school closures is "nearly insurmountable", says UNICEF's Chief of Education

Developed countries aren't spared either. Even in countries like the USA, the UK and Australia, learning losses in children have been observed

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CISCE offers free NCERT courses in 11 subjects on SWAYAM. Here's how you can enroll

The last date to enroll for courses is March 31, 2022, and the courses will be available until May 31, 2022. There are 28 courses on offer

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What happened on January 25: Charles Manson and his hippie followers were convicted in 'trial of the century'

The context of the killings is set in the time when hippie cults were on a rise in the United States. For many, being a part of this alternative lifestyle movement drugs, travel and "free love"

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Odisha did not break law by changing rules for VC appointment: High Court dismisses plea challenging amendments in Odisha Universities Act

The Court said that the changes do not impact the autonomy of the varsity, and that the provisions for appointment of the VC are not arbitrary as claimed by the petitioners

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Odisha has its eye fixed on offline exams for Class X and Plus II. This is how they're going to make it happen

If COVID-19 doesn't play spoilsport by spiking infections again, the Odisha government is confident that exams can be conducted offline, and results declared on schedule

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All that you need to know about the online semester exam schedule released by Anna University

As per the statement, the semester exams slated to be conducted in November-December 2021, were postponed due to the spike in COVID-19 cases and now, will be conducted from February 1 onwards

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Names of another 44 NEET-qualified students from Puducherry go missing in UT list

DGHS and Nodal officer NEET Dr G Sriramulu had written to Dr B Srinivas ADG (ME) and Member Secretary of the MCC again on Monday, urging him to enable a Puducherry Domicile option in the MCC portal

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To sir, with love: CUSAT researchers discover new species of isopod pathogens, name it after their professor

The new species of isopod pathogens, named Norileca hathai, was discovered in the Indian Ocean, predominantly in the Andaman Sea by the researchers

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Why this student org is asking Karnataka govt to up on the idea of starting Sanskrit University

Campus Front of India's statement asserted that it is the Kannada universities that must be prioritised by the government instead of Sanskrit University

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Edu Minister says West Bengal in favour of opening schools, CM will take final decision 

The minister also indicated that the Government of West Bengal wouldn't like to open all schools at the same time instead, they will open them in a staggered and phased manner

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Don't politicise death by suicide of 17-year-old, urges TN School Education Minister 

As per the FIR, it was at a school hostel that the student was residing and there, the warden was allegedly forcing her to do domestic chores on January 9

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It's was back to school for students in Maharashtra as schools reopened yet again 

No new Omicron case was reported in the state on January 23 and the tally of those infected with the new variant stands at 2,759 

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Miscreant hacks into Kerala school's education platform, inquiry ordered 

The Regional Deputy Director, Education, Kasaragod district, had already conducted a preliminary inquiry by visiting the school, officials informed

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Meet the 17-year-old from Rajasthan selected as Influencer MP for UNESCO's World Teen Parliament

Annapurna, whose father is a farmer and mother, a housewife, said that, "Every person should have a place to live. Citizens should feel safe in the country" 

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Scientific temperament of India's youth, young Indians as CEOs and all that PM Modi spoke about while awarding Bal Puraskar winners

"Taking inspiration from Netaji, you have to proceed on the path of duty for the country," Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the winners during a virtual interaction 

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Kerala's Student Police Cadets set up fourth study centre for tribal kids, as pandemic doesn't show signs of relenting 

The latest study centre is designed to act as a career studio that will also raise awareness against social issues

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Wait till you read about what IIT Guwahati has been up to in the field of concrete 3D printing

A specially-developed printable concrete, which used industrial wastes as binders, was used by researchers from the Sustainable resources for Additive Manufacturing (SReAM) at IIT Guwahati

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Afghan students in the US under Fulbright scholarship fear returning to their Taliban-ruled country. Here's why

The terms of the scholarship mandate that students return to their home countries after completing the programme. Afghan students claim there has been no word frrom the officials on their status

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Germany becomes top donor for Education Cannot Wait, with massive donation of $228 million

The ECW's investments have supported close to five million children and adolescents, half of whom are girls with equitable, inclusive quality education


What the FAQ: Why are National Girl Child Day and International Day of Education celebrated on January 24?

The day is significant in Indian history as it marks the swearing-in of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the first woman to occupy the post in the country

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Colleges in Karnataka's Ballari and Mandya districts report spike in COVID-19 cases 

In the last 24 hours, the number of new cases reported in Ballari is 904 and the number of active cases in the district has touched 5,773. The number of deaths reported stands at 1,690

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Will the school made famous by Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots finally receive the CBSE affiliation it has been pining for?

"We are hoping that we will get the affiliation this year and there will be no more hurdles,” said Mingur Agmo, Principal, Druk Padma Karpo School

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National Girl Child Day is here again. Here's what PM Modi said about "Nari Shakti" today 

Initiated in the year 2008, National Girl Child Day is observed every year to help change the attitude of society towards girls and make the latter aware of their rights 

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Hindu faculty members lodge protest against inclusion of caste in non-discriminatory policy at California State varsity

'Rather than redressing discrimination, it will actually cause discrimination by unconstitutionally singling out and targeting Hindu faculty of Indian and South Asian descent,' claims the letter

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Karnataka backtracks on decision to make Kannada compulsory for UG students after High Court's rap

Students who have already signed up for the course also get the opportunity to choose the language of their choice for studying instead of Kannada

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Where will we get so many teachers? Acceptance of Telangana’s decision to convert govt schools to English medium comes with questions

During the recent cabinet meeting, the state government formed a sub-committee under Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy to form guidelines for the same 

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Taliban will allow only female teachers to teach girls in Afghanistan, to reopen high schools for girl students from March

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that they had closed high schools for girls after taking over the administration in August last year as they were creating a 'safe system for girls'