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Railways Recruitment Board receives 2.4 crore applications for 1.4 lakh posts

The Railways said that around 2.4 crore candidtates have applied for 1.4 lakh vacancies in Indian Railways for various categories of staff to be hired by the Railway Recruitment Boards 

Delhi University

High Court stays Delhi government decision asking 12 DU colleges to pay staff salaries from students fund 

DUSU has challenged the October 16 order of Delhi government asking the 12 colleges to pay the salaries of staff-- both teaching and non-teaching-- from the students fund 

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Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau arrest village school headmaster on charges of bribery

He was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act and produced in Rajamundry special court and sent in remand

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Aspirin use may cut death risk in severe COVID-19 patients

To conduct the study, the research team culled through the medical records of 412 COVID-19 patients, age of 55 on average, who were hospitalised over the past few months

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They might have Indian papers, but they are Bangladeshis: Why students in Meghalaya put up anti-Bengali posters that are going viral

It all started after a Khasi man lost his life in a clash between non-tribals and Khasis in February. While the Bengalis allege oppression since then, the Khasis say their name is being maligned

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Karnataka to reopen degree colleges after November 17

Speaking to reporters after the high-level meeting with the Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa, Narayana said that the state government has decided to equally integrate both online and offline education

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After student outrage, AWBI asks IIT Madras, TN Govt to investigate its stray dog sterilisation programme

There have been allegations from the students and alumni that a lot of dogs that are captured for sterilisation aren't brought back to campus

Mahesh Mathrubhoomi and Harish Kumar

How two brothers are bringing high-speed internet and Wi-Fi to their village in Karnataka so that kids can study online 

Mahesh and Harish along with the volunteers of their NGO collected data on the number of students and their age in the village. Later, they segregated the data to map our their wifi plans 

Kaveri D who won four gold medals in Economics in Mysore University

This police constable from Chamrajnagar is Mysore University's Economics topper. This is her inspiring story 

Kaveri scored 91 per cent in Economics subject alone and her total percentage for three years of degree is 83. Currently working as a police constable, she is preparing for Sub-Inspector Exams 

Shashi Tharoor

India needs to fix domestic issues, economy to face the world with more credibility: Shashi Tharoor at UN

The former Union minister said he has always argued that India's international credibility is often a reflection of its domestic postures

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Shah Rukh Khan's NGO Meer Foundation provides 2000 PPE kits to frontline COVID-19 warriors in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo tweeted to laud the actor's kind gesture to help the frontline warriors

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COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues in both men and women: Study

In the male participants, the study found that COVID-19-related anxiety and stress were associated with a greater desire for muscularity, with anxiety also associated with body fat dissatisfaction

Governor Banwarilal Purohit

TN Governor’s letter seeking 4 weeks to decide on quota for govt school medical aspirants faces backlash

  DMK President Stalin has announced a protest tomorrow while the VCK chief has written to President Kovind to withdraw the Governor

Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan

Engineering, Diploma, Degree colleges to reopen on November 17: Karnataka govt announces

Students can register online, those students wanting to attend classes by coming to colleges should have consent from their parents, the Minister said

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Asymptomatic children have low levels of virus compared to those with symptomatic: Study

According to the scientists, the finding suggests that the timing of infection relative to diagnostic testing impacted the viral loads in the asymptomatic kids in the study

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 1,535 women help desks in UP police stations

The Chief Minister said that women usually hesitate going to police stations and sharing problems with male police personnel. The Yogi Adityanath government has also set up 'Pink Patrol'

IIT Kanpur

From bringing students back to manufacturing 25k N95 masks everyday on campus, how IIT Kanpur has taken the pandemic head-on

The institute's Director Dr Abhay Karandikar says that the institute manufactures 25,000 N95 masks every day

AMU JNMC

Hathras incident: After criticism, AMU extends tenure of sacked doctors

The AMU authorities have denied the allegations of termination as 'highly speculative' and said the two doctors were engaged 'on a temporary one-month vacancy from September 9'

Rahul Khadtare aka KIDSHOT

Going at 335 words per minute: Meet KIDSHOT, India's fastest rapper, and the undisputed king of chopper rap

KIDSHOT’s debut EP focuses on his journey and how he’s turned out to be a successful rapper through dedication and hard work. The musician tells us about his debut EP, his rap journey and more

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COVID-19: India records 54,366 new infections, 690 deaths 

A total of 54,366 new infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,17,306 with 690 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

Arushi Aggarwal

Here's how this 16-year-old is teaching underprivileged kids in Bihar's villages from New Jersey

Despite being in a different time zone, Arushi Aggarwal is teaching kids in Bihar's villages virtually on weekends. We find out how

Raghav began his work in June

This 17-year-old Punjabi student's 'lockdown' app will connect you with organic farmers and fresh produce directly

Raghav Vashisht has set up Organic Farmers Connect, a platform that aims to connect local farmers directly with people who need the products

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Why students writing NEET, JEE in 2021 will have to study the portions deleted by the CBSE

According to Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry officials, the syllabus has been rationalised in July to reduce the burden on students but the core concepts have been retained

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Odisha Govt advises yoga, pranayama for cured COVID-19 patients

A holistic approach is required for follow up care and well-being of all patients who have recovered from COVID-19

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Increasing legal age of marriage for women has enormous social, economic benefits: SBI Ecowrap

It said increasing the marriage age will push the mean marriage age higher and will lead to more females doing graduation and hence improving the female labour force participation ratio

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Students cry foul, claim dogs on IIT-M campus go missing after sterilisation. Dog lovers write to AWBI, Maneka Gandhi

The IIT Madras administration had previously banned its students from feeding the strays on campus, creating a lot of hue and cry

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UoH Students’ Union to carry on hunger strike for fourth day, expect positive response from admin

The students say that they will continue to strike till they hear that their demands have been met and they get assurance from the University that the seats would be filled

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This pre-school teaches children without curriculum but with whatever is available around us. Here's how

We spoke to the founder of The Atelier to know about their teaching methods, how they don't follow a strict curriculum and more

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How this water tech developed by Sona students bagged the top spot at the Smart India Hackathon

Six students from the college developed an IoT-enabled magnetisation-based water treatment technology that can decrease the quantity of water used and reduce dependence on fertilisers

Coasters painted by Aditi as part of her Off Beat but In Tune series (Pics: Aditi Maithreya)

Indian women and the 'beats' within: Why you'll love Aditi Maithreya's Insta lockdown project

Aditi Maithreya utilised the lockdown to create awareness about women instrumental artists on Instagram by painting them on cork coasters

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With spike of 55,838 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 77-lakh mark

With 1,59,346 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19. While 14,15,679 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 42,633 have died

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to beheaded teacher Samuel Paty

The memorial service was attended by the teacher's family and some 400 guests. The coffin was brought into the ceremony on the shoulders of a guard of honour and to the sound of the song "One" by U2

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Is someone encroaching on University of Hyderabad campus? Students seem to think so

  Students and staff at the University were in for a surprise when they found that the security outpost had been demolished over night

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For teachers, the biggest competitors now are YouTube and Google: Panelists on the future of management education post-COVID

NEP is going to create a positive impact on how institutes will educate their students and how they will be welcomed at the workplace, added Dr Munirudheen A, Director, AI International College

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Five days after NEET results, plenty of students cry foul over mismatch between their OMR sheets and scorecard - but plan to move on  

At least 50 students have written to EdexLive alleging a mismatch between their NEET score and their OMR sheet. The NTA however said that its results are correct

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PM Modi approves MoU for ICAI to help stregthen Papua New Guinea's financial and audit knowledge base

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Certified Practising Accountants Papua New Guinea (CPA PNG) will work together to hold and conduct technical events, seminars and conferences in

The tree is a standalone system that stores the energy in the monocrystalline cell (Pic: UPES)

This solar tree by UPES students produces electricity instead of O2 and can charge your phones and electric vehicles

The solar photovoltaic cell is nothing new to us but the Solar Tree not only makes the energy accessible to the public very easily

Supreme Court

SC to examine if universities can be sued under consumer law based on TN students' appeal

The top court also asked advocate Soumyajit, representing the caveator university, to file the response within six weeks

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Very large portion of COVID-19 vaccines likely to be manufactured in India: Gates Foundation CEO

Grand Challenges India was set up as a partnership of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012, and Wellcome also joined the partnership

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GPSC's screening exam for recruitment to be held on Nov 21, 22

Considering the pandemic and the social distancing norms, the commission has decided to introduce a screening examination prior to the main JSO CBRT

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AP schools to reopen from Nov 2: Classes only on alternate days, online classes for students unwilling to attend

Students will be sent home after mid-day meals, which will be served from November. The reopening of schools was planned in accordance with the central government's guidelines

Badrinath and Indira Vittal

This 80-year-old IIT Bombay alum and his wife are running online tuitions for underprivileged kids in Karnataka. This is their amazing story 

Currently, 100 students are attending Badrinath and Indira's free online classes. A few more students wants to be part of it hence they are in the process of getting smart phones for them from donors

Devika SS singing the Himachali song Chamba Kitni Ki Door

Here's how this 14-year-old girl from Kerala fluently sang a Himachali song

Keralite Devika SS caught the attention of the nation's leaders and the public when she fluently sang a Himachali song as part of the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiative recently

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How IIT Kharagpur's COVIRAP is set to disrupt the COVID-19 testing scene 

The machine can determine results in less than an hour, is easy to use and can be operated by unskilled staff outside a lab

The transwomen at work

How the country’s first transgender-run Milk Cooperative Society in Kovilpatti has given them hope and an identity

Activist Grace Banu credits the District Collector, the District Revenue Officer and the relentless hard work of the transgender community in setting up the Cooperative

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Polish professors, academics, threaten to boycott 'homophobic, xenophobic, fundamental' new education minister 

By Wednesday, more than 2,600 professors and other academics had signed a petition vowing to boycott Przemyslaw Czarnek, a member of the ruling conservative party

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Educate Girls' solution to empower girls to go to school selected for MIT's Solve Challenge Finals

Making it to the top seven in the Learning for Girls and Women category, Educate Girls is now among 2020's new Solver Class of 35 tech-based social entrepreneurs

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Proper indoor ventilation key to preventing spread of COVID-19: Study

Measures can and must be applied taking into account the known transmission routes, which is why it is important to know that the disease is transmitted by aerosols, the study said

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87 million jobs to be displaced by 2025 due to shift from human labour to machines: WWF report

In addition to the current disruption from the pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic contraction, technological adoption by companies will transform tasks, jobs and skills by 2025

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Here's how Classpro platform is helping coaching institutes conduct online classes during the pandemic

In order to help coaching institutes during the pandemic, Classpro provided them with a platform to launch their online coaching classes. It is currently being used to teach 50,000 students online

AMU JNMC

AMU doctors who questioned Hathras victim's FSL report terminated. Revoke the termination, resident doctors tell VC

The doctors, Mohammad Azimuddin Malik and Obaid Imtiyazul Haque were terminated on October 20, upon the Vice Chancellor's instruction

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Cholesterol medications linked to lower cancer-related deaths in women, finds study

The more consistently women took these medications after being diagnosed with cancer, the lower their likelihood of dying from the disease, suggesting that the drugs may have anti-tumour effects

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Kerala teacher, former student wrote a song for Jacinda Ardern. And the NZ PM wrote back to thank them

The song 'A leader called Jacinda' was written by M C Vasisht and composed and sung by his student Ashish Thomas George

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Study reveals community noise may affect dementia risk

Researchers studied 5,227 participants of the Chicago Health and Aging Project who were aged 65 years or older, of whom 30% had mild cognitive impairment and 11% had Alzheimer's disease

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India's COVID-19 caseload climbs to 76,51,107 with 54,044 new cases 

A total of 54,044 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,15,914  with 717 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours ,the data updated at 8 am showed

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Nigerian students in Chennai come together to show solidarity to youth protesting against police brutality in Nigeria

When Ishaku began to hear the news of the protests, he felt proud of the fellow youth of his country who he believed were ‘standing up for what is right’

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PM Modi's message for Navratri, Diwali: As long as vaccine isn't discovered, we shouldn't be complacent about COVID-19 

In his address to the nation, he advised citizens to follow norms placed to curb COVID and conveyed his wishes for the festive season

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The curious case of Mridul Rawat's NEET score: Is he India's topper in the ST category or not?

Mridul Rawat scored a 650 according to his OMR sheet. But his scorecard said 329. Multiple emails and corrections later, he has now been wrongly declared the ST topper in NEET

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Karnataka PU lecturer candidates end protest after Education Minister agrees to give appointment letters in November  

Since the minister is being treated at home for COVID-19, he connected with protestors through MLC K T Srikantegowda's phone. He is also the President of Karnataka PU College Principal's Association

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

How Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is providing Odisha's youth access to quality education

The children of KISS are educated, modern and they use their knowledge to improve their lives - be it through practice of better hygiene

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Education Minister launches ADOPT-CSS programme to guide teachers, staff for ensuring children's safety at schools

He added that our Constitution has provided a basic structure for the protection of early childhood through various provisions such as education of children

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NSUI stages protest over Delhi Govt's directive to DU colleges over pending pay of employees

The Delhi government on Friday directed the 12 Delhi University colleges fully funded by it to pay outstanding salaries to staffers from the Students Society Fund

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NITI Aayog collaborates with Amazon Web Services to develop a Cloud Innovation Centre for addressing societal challenges

The centre will identify and prioritise projects as well as collaborate with local leaders, including subject matter experts at the state and district levels, to solve critical challenges

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COVID-19 labs at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, sub-centre conduct over 28k tests

The University's vice-chancellor Dr Pramod Yeole said, It was a need of the hour and we acted swiftly. In Aurangabad, the lab was set up using CSR funding

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Apollo hospitals launch clinics to help patients with post-COVID health effects

Speaking about the clinics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi Managing Director P Shivakumar said, Many patients who have recovered from COVID-19 at our hospitals have been contacting us

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Air pollution may up risk of neurological disorders: Study

For the study, published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health, the research team analysed the link between fine particulate (PM2.5) pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US

Manohar Parrikar

Facing opposition from villagers over IIT Goa campus' land controversy, BJP invokes Parrikar's legacy

The protesting villagers of Melauli have also found support from opposition parties in their opposition to rushed land acquisition procedures for completion of the project

Shashi Tharoor

Actions of the government will discourage critical research, Tharoor writes to FM, condemning decision to defer research stipends

In a letter addressed to the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Shashi Tharoor criticises the decision to defer PhD and MTech stipends

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Teenage girls in Kenya forced into sex work, child labour since schools closed due to pandemic

Mary Mugure, a former sex worker, launched Night Nurse to rescue girls who followed her path. She says since schools in Kenya closed in March, up to 1,000 schoolgirls have become sex workers

Vibhav Mangalore, Artist

Meet the undergrad student whose paper cutting art on Instagram of celebs is all the rage today

Vibhav Mangalore  speaks about his pencil sketches and paper cutting art  posted on his Instagram page is something that everyone must take a look at 

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Nearly 1.3 lakh child labourers, mostly tribal employed at Gujarat's cottonseed farms: NGO

Low prices paid by seed companies to farmers is one of the main reasons why cultivators are employing children instead of adults

The teacher has now turned into a social servant and is making his journey towards being a politician with his own political outfit, Voxxs (Pic: EdexLive/Manish Barriarr)

Having private universities more important than reviving Nalanda: Manish Barriarr, Patna teacher and Oxford grad contesting Bihar Elections 2020

He is not the babu from Oxford but the Patna boy who connects to people on the ground level, says Manish Barriarr, a teacher-turned-politician

Shashwat Bhatt and Jaymin Trivedi, Founders, Ease Your Life (Pic: Ease Your Life)

This Mumbai duo's app combines deliveries, shopping, food in one fell 'swipe'. Here's how it works

Ease Your Life combines features of multiple popular apps — from food delivery to handyman services — into one platform

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Study reveals children with chronic kidney disease have outsized health burden

Chronic kidney disease includes long term abnormalities of kidney structure or function that may progress to end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or a transplant

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Decline in new Covid cases continues as India's tally nears 76 lakh. 46,790 cases in the last 24 hours

On Sunday, after denying for months, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that India was in the stage of community transmission but it is limited to only certain districts and states

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New session for freshers in engineering colleges, technical institutions from December 1 

According to the academic calendar issued last month, the admission process for first-year students was to be completed by October 31 and classes for the first semester were to commence by November 1

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Call of the wild: Batman Rohit Chakravarty has made it possible for human ears to listen to bat calls. This is how he does it

This 29-year-old chiropterologist is currently pursuing his PhD in Berlin and before that, he was in Uttarakhand recording bat calls and programming it so that human ears could hear them
 

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Researchers find that brain, not willpower, decides if you will lose weight or not

The findings, published in the journal NeuroImage, support a prevalent neural theory that people with an increased neural response to seeing and smelling food consistently overeat and gain weight

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Irish privacy regulator investigates Instagram over handling of children's data

Data scientist David Stier said last year that his analysis found users, including those under 18 who had their contact information displayed on their profile

MK Stalin

Stalin ridicules Centre over NEET result confusions, demands a ban on med exam

In a tweet, Stalin questioned why the NEET results that were released initially had so many errors and why there was so much confusion 

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Prime Minister Modi: NEP and other reforms will help make this 'India's Decade'

He was speaking at the Centenary convocation of the University of Mysore. He said that it was an honour to be there even if he could only be present virtually

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Schools in Punjab reopen for ninth, tenth grade students to clear doubts with their teachers

On October 16, School Education Minister, Punjab Vijay Inder Singla said that detailed guidelines on reopening of schools have also been sent to district education officers and school authorities

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Uttarakhand govt applauded for mid-day meal scheme which helped curb drop out rates

Under the mid-day meal scheme, the students are to be served pulses, rice, chapatis, vegetables along with fruit and milk on certain days

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Gujarat government to take final decision on reopening schools only after consulting with all stakeholders

Many educational institutions are conducting online classes and exams to continue with the academic session

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Braving poverty, tragedy and COVID, all 19 students of this Odisha foundation cleared NEET. This is their inspiring story

Whether it was Khirodini whose house was destroyed or Satyajit who had to strike a balance between helping with his father's work and studying, Founder of Zindagi Foundation tried to be there for all

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Up for an adventure? Pick up filmmaker Soumitra Ranade's first action-adventure novel for children

Out on bookshelves on October 20, Soumitra Ranade's novel Bhrigu and the Palace of Mirrors is high on the mystery and intrigue factor. We find out what's it all about during a chat with the filmmaker

IIT Madras students taking a class

IIT Madras students can pursue an entire semester in foreign universities. Here's how

IIT Madras has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy through the 16 academic departments and several advanced research centres in various disciplines

Children playing traditional board games

Here's how Bengaluru's Kavade's bringing back traditional games and toys to people in urban areas

Sreeranjini, Founder of Kavade, speaks about her traditional toy house that is involved in popularising traditional games and toys in Bengaluru for more than a decade

Veeranna Madiwalar along with students at his school

How this Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet and Govt School Headmaster in rural Karnataka has transformed the face of a tiny school

Veeranna Madiwalar, a Headmaster and a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet, speaks about how he has transformed a government school on nothing but sheer grit and Facebook activism

Curly hair dolls created by Premnath and Anisha

These curly hair dolls will be at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2020. Check them out!

Curly and proud! That's what Anisha P, Co-founder of Curly Wurly, says about herself and her curly-haired creations. This year, her doll will be put up at the Kochi Muziris Biennale

Pete works closely with the toymakers to come up with new designs of toys

How Vocal For Local Toys shares the work of traditional toymakers for a newer generation

Pete Jaison speaks about the website he set up in an attempt to revive the age-old Indian tradition of toy-making and how he is working with artisans to preserve the culture

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik greets NEET topper Soyeb Aftab, wishes him a bright future ahead

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had declared the NEET 2020 results on October 16, 2020. The national-level entrance was conducted on September 13

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PM Narendra Modi to address centenary convocation of University of Mysore on Oct 19

A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Saturday said the Karnataka governor, along with other dignitaries, would be present

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This 24-year-old from Bhubaneswar quit studies to help her father create idols during Durga Puja

These days, Behera's daughter is busy with her father in giving a final touch to the goddess Durga's idols during the festive season

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Over 1283 ST, SC hostels in 10 districts of Bhubaneswar to be assessed under 'Mission Suvidya'

The methodology in phase-II will be implemented through a smart IT enabled solution. The selected hostels will conduct self-assessment through online desktop application

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With a spike of 55,722 cases, India's Coronavirus tally crosses 75 lakh mark

With 1,83,456 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country

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64 reserved PhD, MPhil seats may go vacant: UoH Students’ Union on hunger strike against new qualifying criteria

12 percent of PhD seats reserved for the OBCs, 42 percent for SCs, 56 percent of the STs, 75 percent for the Physically Challenged category could go vacant this year

University of Hyderabad

UoH students' union launches hunger strike to protest against 'discriminatory' qualifying criteria in entrance exams

Union members staged the hunger strike at the Administration Block to seek reimplementation of the 1:6 criteria wherein shortlisted candidates are six times the total vacant seats

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Free mobile library launched in Mumbai to help economically weaker students unable to access online classes 

Two more branches of the online mobile library centre will begin in Mumbai's Bandra and Sakinaka areas soon, as per the centre in charge