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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bombay High Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elamaram Kareem

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

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

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

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

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Online entrance exams will worsen already dismal representation of marginalised students: Ambedkarite student groups write to MHRD, UG

The lack of internet connectivity and electronic gadgets has long been an issue that students have brought up ever since the lockdown was announced

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Haryana state board to reduce syllabus for classes 9 to 12: State Education Minister 

The minister said that the schools remained closed across the country during the COVID-19 induced lockdown, due to which regular classes were not held in the classrooms

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CISCE releases 10th and 12th boards results but there won't be a merit list this year

The pending exams were scheduled in July, but had to be cancelled last week owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country

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Want a BTech degree in Computer Science online? Amazon Web Services Educate's new course might be the best fit for you

This effort to integrate cloud computing curricula in a mainstream college education will help address the growing requirement for cloud skills in India

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School challenges circular to not deny online classes to students who can't pay fees

In its order passed on July 8, the high court asked the private school to follow certain steps before denying ID and password for online education facility

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T-Hub partners with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to mentor hardware startups 

Hyderabad-based innovation hub T-Hub on Friday announced a partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

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IISc research team designs eye gaze-controlled robotic arm for speech and motor impaired

The interface is non-invasive since it is through a webcam and a computer, unlike other eye gaze-tracking devices that use head-mounted systems, according to Bengaluru-based IISc

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COVID-19: Rajasthan government plans to cut short school syllabus for this year

The state government has directed the RBSE and the Rajasthan State Council of Educational Research and Training (RSCERT) to form a committee and review the syllabus

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NIT develops multipurpose sanitising device to disinfect packed food items, currency

According to a statement from NIT, it can sanitise packed food items and disinfect currency notes and credit cards besides sanitising papers, files, used masks and gloves, keys etc

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Scientific, medical journals adopt new processes to review and publish studies faster, say experts

When a study manuscript is submitted to an academic journal, as part of the peer-review process, experts in the field are asked to evaluate its scientific validity

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PIL moved for waiving tuition fees as no physical classes held by schools during COVID-19 lockdown 

During the hearing, conducted via video conference, the bench said that schools have to pay the teachers for conducting the online classes and also have to put in place the necessary infrastructure

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SC refuses to hear plea on deferment of school fees, asks parents to approach HC

The plea also sought that the Centre and all states be asked to direct the private unaided/aided schools to only charge the proportionate fees based on actual expenditure

Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urges UGC to cancel exams, promote students on past performances

Gandhi participated in the 'SpeakUpforStudents' campaign by the Congress party and posted a short video message on Twitter

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Dangerous and Cruel: International students in USA scramble to device plans to cope with new rule

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit this week to block the decision

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All classes in Hong Kong to be suspended again amid a spike in COVID-19 cases

According to the source, nearly 30 more people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease, 11 of whom lived at the Shui Chuen O Estate residential compound in the town of Sha Tin

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Mira Nair to adapt New York Times article The Jungle Prince of Delhi in a series 

Written by Ellen Barry, the article reveals the truth about the history of royal family of Oudh, who lived in a ruined palace in Delhi and claimed to be the heirs to the fallen kingdom

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Amid lockdown and online classes, Kerala to provide grocery kits to 26.27 lakh school students

The state is already providing food kits to Anganwadi students. The scheme was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday

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From 400,000 to 30,000: How COVID shattered the dreams of Indian students who wanted to study abroad

As the new session in colleges begins from September in most countries, Indian students will not be able to enroll this year and may have to make alternative choices of institutions and careers

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This photographer's Instagram series 'Suyambu' showcases rural women at their cheerful best

Suyambu, photographer Naveen Gowtham’s monochromatic portrait project on Instagram, has taken him across Tamil Nadu

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This mother-daughter duo is making lip-smacking food with just clay and creativity!

Sudha and Neha Chandranarayanan are creating clay miniatures of all your favourite dishes as fridge magnets and keychains

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IIT Hyderabad collaborates with a multinational tech company to set up India's first AI centre to accelerate research

Housed at IIT Hyderabad, the NVAITC will focus on fundamental AI algorithms, as well as building solutions in the fields of Agriculture, Smart Cities, and Language Understanding

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Why kids are often spared from severe COVID-19, reveals study

The researchers noted that children under 18 make up 22 per cent of the US population and only three pediatric deaths were identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Karnataka PU English exam results to be announced on July 20

The minister said that he was loaded with phone calls from students asking when the government is likely to declare their results. around 5.59 lakh students wrote the exam in over 1,000 centres

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DU must stop playing with the future of students: ABVP makes U-turn, criticises OBE now

ABVP assured that there has been no change in what they were fighting for and that they merely wanted any form of evaluation and have been suggesting alternative methods

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Masks should be compulsory for all: CSIR DG after WHO confirms 'emerging evidence' of airborne COVID-19 spread

In my opinion, masks should be compulsory for everyone to wear, including in the rooms. If you are in the office it is important that the office is well ventilated, said Dr Mande

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American varsities including Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over visa row for foreign students

The lawsuit represents a swift response to the unexpected order issued this week by the federal government, as universities rush to protect the status of thousands of international students

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Leave politics out of education and make our politics more educated: Ramesh Pokhriyal on criticism over CBSE's syllabus reduction

The HRD minister added that the only aim is to relax the stress on students by reducing the syllabus by 30 per cent and reiterated that it was only a one-time thing

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DU students to go on hunger strike if the university doesn't cancel online open-book examinations

The students have formed a new committee to exclusively fight the conduct on online open-book examinations. But will the university budge to the pressure?

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Pakistan schools should reopen in September: Education Ministers

It was decided during the inter-provincial Education Ministers' virtual conference on Wednesday that educational institutions will be opened in the first week of September

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Goa Board may reduce the syllabus to make up for the academic loss

On Tuesday, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12

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These Nagpur teenage girls are making paintings to raise funds for COVID-19 battle 

They intend to donate 50 per cent of the amount to the Prime Minister's CARES Fund and the remaining to an orphanage for girls and a centre for mentally deranged children

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Hailing from the famed Siddi tribe, why young runner Shweta already wants to be a coach

What does it mean to be a women coach for athletes in India? Shweta Siddi, a middle-distance runner is training to become a coach at Bridges of Sports Centre in Mundgod 

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#RajgruhaStandsTall: Twitterati condemn vandalisation of Ambedkar’s house, call for strict action

The house, named ‘Rajgruha’ houses a museum, Ambedkar’s large collection of books, his ashes and several other artefacts linked to the man who drafted the Indian Constitution

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The RapToR has landed a track. How can you not listen to it ASAP?

MC ToR's Odia rap lyrics are one to look out for because this 23-year-old is striking all the right notes already. We give this Odisha-based rapper a listen and find out all about his backstory 

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Singara Mohan is making animated videos to help rural kids love their lessons better — and made a short film during lockdown!

Based out of Giddalur, a town in Andhra Pradesh, Mare Singara Mohan is an entrepreneur who is striving to make a difference via his EdTech platform and is a filmmaker who is bursting with ideas  

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This app can help you find that dream government job without confusing you

Based out of Ongole, a city in Andhra Pradesh, Recruitment India is a portal and an application for all those who aspire to bag government jobs, whether it's state or central government jobs 

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Sravani's Artscapades: If there's a piece of nostalgia, this Hyderabad artist will turn it into art

"Art is supposed to be more than just a career or a business. It has to be a way of communicating emotions and energies," says the artist Sravani Mustikovela, who is based out of Hyderabad, Telangana 

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Spy my city: Meet the Warangal photographer whose drone shots of the city are going super viral

Bharath's drone photography skills have caught the attention of netizens and we tell you why it's worth more than a glance. He has visited over 25 locations in and around Warangal for this series 

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Hyderabad start-up Bintix will pick up your dry waste and tell you how many trees you saved. How cool is that?

While the likes off material like paper and carton are readily recycled in Hyderabad itself, whereas laminate plastic and PET bottles have to be processed with specialised companies in other states

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Nestle India launches 1000 virtual internship opportunities to support students in the COVID-19 aftermath

The programme addresses applications from graduates in the final year of any discipline and postgraduates and will focus on upskilling and enabling the interns to thrive in workplaces

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How NumberNagar can get students to ace their Maths and English scientifically

Dr Soumya Sreehari, Co-founder of NumberNagar speaks about their unique 5C methodology and how it helps students learn difficult subjects like Maths

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Don't let it drop: How this Odia youth's documentary on water wastage is hot on the film festival circuit

The cinematographer for Last Drop is Swarup Ranjan and the sound mixing has been done by Pratap Kumar. The crew toured extensively to find the right locales to shoot this short documentary 
 

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Why this NIT Rourkela alum's Smart Valve will have you go 'wow' with all the IoT flowing through

The team has also come up with a device they call EcoSmart, which is an intelligent lighting controller, and they aspire to get into the wearable device segment very soon, if all goes well        

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Meet this 22-year-old from Bengaluru who is offering mental health therapy online

Diana Sam is a mental health therapist from Bengaluru who offers online therapy. Sruthi Venugopal also discovers that she's busting myths associated with mental health through her Instagram page

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The Walls are Alive with the Sound of their Muse: Meet Telangana's wall art king and queen, Swathi and Vijay

If Bristol has Banksy and Mumbai has Tyler, Telangana has Swathi and Vijay. Their work, mostly concentrated in Hyderabad and Khammam, provokes thought and inspires everyone who looks at it 

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Chippersage is giving India's teachers the English edge they so desperately need. Here's how

How can speaking, learning or reading English open doors for you at many levels? Latha Srinivasan, Founder of Chippersage, tells us about their English programmes and how they are beneficial to all

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DMK leader Stalin asks NaMo to rethink 'creamy layer' revision, stop All India Quota in medical education

Stalin, in his letter, reiterated a point that various OBC groups and activists have raised - that reservation is based on social and educational backwardness, not economic backwardness

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This start-up is upcycling low-value plastic into high-end chic, to help tribal women earn their way

Aarohana EcoSocial Developments' only mantra is upcycling plastics to save this Earth. Rashmi Patil speaks to the founder, Amita Deshpande to know what they do with that upcycled plastic

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Reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme: OBC welfare group writes to PM against ‘creamy layer’ concept

Reservation is a right of representation; it is the constitutional right given to the historically discriminated backward classes, the Association wrote

The organisation is building a database of those willing to donate blood

The Student Empowerment Forum has built a network of over 1k volunteers to rise up for every cause in Kerala

The Student Empowerment Forum aims to support students economically and socially through a variety of events and programmes that focus on their wellbeing

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K'taka panel recommends pre-recorded classes for children aged three and above

Recommendations for students in high school between 6-8 classes include 30-45 minute online class per session and three sessions a day and five days a week

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Ashlin Walter's start-up is taking science to the next level by making drinking water from air. Check them out

Mr Tech's latest product Mr Water turns water vapour in the atmosphere into potable water, utilising the simple process of condensation. We check out this eco-friendly machine

Aparna completed the final exams for her degree amidst the lockdown

Bottle it up: Check out this 24-year-old's works of art that she's made with waste bottles found along Ashtamudi lake 

Aparna S has built a community of people who work towards collecting waste products and create art out of them to promote sustainable art in their locality

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ICAI inaugurates 5 representative offices of ICAI in the United States

With the launch of five representative offices at Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New England Region and Washington DC, ICAI has enhanced its strong presence in the US

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The Champakulam Boat Race just got a mod makeover courtesy Jimmy Varghese's killer designs

Jimmy Varghese has redesigned the Champakulam Boat Race logo using his maximalistic graphic design in a bid to rebrand the traditional event

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These Wayanad teachers are going to tribal kids' homes so that those with no electricity can access online classes

The Kattunaikkar students who study in Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Model Residential Higher Secondary School, Wayanad went back to their colonies in the beginning of March

Voyzapp is a Noida-based company

This platform helps you start a career as a voice-over artist, almost instantly

An online marketplace for voice-overs, aspiring artists can upload their voice clips on Voyzapp free of cost and other paraphernalia, for potential clients to access and get paid

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This Ahmedabad auto driver gets his daughter a no-religion, no-caste school-leaving certificate

Rajveer fought relentlessly so that his 13-year-old daughter's school paid heed and she received the certificate which left the religion and caste columns blank

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IIM Calcutta to conduct classes online starting from August 2020, students to attend in the direct-to-device mode

The institute will use TalentSprint’s digital platform iPearl.ai and the classes will start online in August. Students will attend the term in the direct-to-device mode

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You are playing with the lives of children: Delhi HC slams DU's decision to push OBE to August 15

The High Court was hearing a petition by several final year DU students seeking cancellation of OBE, while the varsity announced that they were pushing it back by a month

The Ivy League consists of eight schools

With USA asking international students to go back, will Indian students still apply to Ivy League schools this year?

With the US government asking international students to go back to their countries if the fall semester is held online, will Indian students still want that Harvard degree?

Jagdeep Dhankhar

Will initiate redressal of student concerns after conference with VCs: WB Governor

Yesterday, Mr Dhankhar said he will have virtual conference with Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors of all State -aided Universities in West Bengal on July 15

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SC directs Rajasthan Police to complete probe into NLU student's death within two months

On June 8, the bench had noted that it will hear the matter within two weeks, and also look at the status of the probe conducted so far

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Diversity, democracy, secularism, citizenship, demonetisation chapters dropped from CBSE syllabus 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notified the new syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the 2020-21 academic session on Wednesday after rationalising up to 30 per cent of the curriculum

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With schools shut and no mid-day meals, children in Muzaffarpur return to agricultural fields

During this coronavirus lockdown, the burden has become heavier with the mid-day meals services in schools being stopped in the past few months

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PM Modi wishes Brazilian President a speedy recovery from COVID-19

In an interview with CNN Brasil following his diagnosis, Bolsonaro said he would steer clear of in-person meetings in the near future

Donald Trump

Trump admin's policy change on global students misguided: US varsities, lawmakers, Congressmen

The new guidelines have created panic among international students, a majority of whom come from China and India

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HAL Management Academy announces PG Diploma in Management programmes

The admission will be through a written test followed by an interview either in person or online depending on COVID-19 situation. The last date for submission of application is July 31

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Why Prabhat Sinha quit a job in the US to set up a sports academy for underprivileged kids in rural Maharashtra

Prabhat Sinha tells us how with his Mann Deshi Champions programme, he is aiming to enable every girl child in rural India to play sports