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BHU VC forms committee to look into Dalit prof's allegations, asks for report within 48 hours

The committee will have Dr S Krishna from the Department of Biochemistry who will be the chairman. The committee will submit its report to the Vice-Chancellor within 48 hours of the notification

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Will Gita, Ramayana be taught in India's Madrassas under NIOS? Here's what the education ministry says

The ministry adds that the NIOS plans to accredit 500 more Madrassas in the recent future, totally on the basis of the demand of Madrassas.
 

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Schools in Puducherry reopen, no decisions on examinations for Classes 9, 10 and 12 yet

On October 8 last year classes for Classes 9 to 12 commenced for half a day and on December 17 classes for final year UG and PG students also started

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Drivers arrange drinking water facility for wild animals inside Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

The drivers had built three brushwood check-dams inside the Tholpetty forest. "There are 25 Jeep drivers working here under Eco-Development Corporation

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This retired prof from compost bin Kozhikode Government Engineering College has made a compost bin that cleans itself

The innovative compost bin developed by Sasikumar has strong nets on its sides and top which bars entry to houseflies

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Covaxin demonstrates interim clinical efficacy of 81 per cent

The trials involved 25,800 subjects, the largest ever conducted in India, in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Medical students fail in their duty

Patna medical student dies after testing positive for COVID-19

A final year MBBS student in Patna died on Tuesday evening at his hometown Begusarai after testing positive for coronavirus

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IISc shocker: In separate incidents, two students die on campus 

Two students of the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) died on campus in separate incidents, the institute said on Wednesday

PM Modi

There's a need for better synergy between colleges and universities: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister pointed out that to build a self-reliant India, the confidence of the youth of the country is equally important

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Big Data expert Devika Subramanian: I love science, but I want science to help someone else

Professor Devika Subramanian spoke about finding socially relevant problems and using data and Machine Learning to solve them

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One held for moral policing attack on 15-year-old school student in Kerala

The video purportedly showed Jineesh, the driver, slapping the 10th standard student and beating him repeatedly in Panoor

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HC seeks Delhi govt response on land owners' plea to transfer ownership to State to build school 

Advocate Ashok Agarwal, representing the petitioners, said they had sent a request letter to the government in June 2019 to transfer ownership of the land from them to the State

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Lifestyle changes, customized diets could be key to optimizing mental health: Study

The team found that to improve mental well-being of young men, dietary and lifestyle approaches include frequent exercise, moderate dairy consumption, high meat intake

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Anna University issue stirs up reservation debate: Do you know how, why and when Tamil Nadu created a 69% reservation policy?

Tamil Nadu’s reservation policy is the highest in the state and because of this, it has been repeatedly challenged and debated

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Delhi HC seeks Edu ministry's response on plea seeking contempt for not extending RTE beyond 14 years age

The court issued notice to the Secretary of the Ministry of Education seeking a reply to the contempt petition filed by NGO Social Jurist and listed the matter for further hearing on March 17

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Delhi University's College of Art to be merged with Ambedkar University after being affiliated to DU for 79 years

Art education stalwarts such as Ramendranath Chakravarty, BC Sanyal, Biswanath Mukherjee, OP Sharma have been a part of the institution since its inception

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No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: This book documents the crimes that even a social distanced pandemic could not prevent

The Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network has documented 60 of these crimes in a book titled ‘No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: Stories of Caste Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic’

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BHU prof claims her maternity leave was discounted to reduce her seniority, to make a colleague HoD; stages sit-in protest

Under the guise of my maternity leave in 2013, the university manipulated and reduced her service time thus reducing her seniority, she said

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GATE 2021 answer key can now be challenged online with a fee of Rs 500 per question

GATE 2021 results are scheduled to be declared on March 22. The examinations were held on February 6, 7, 13 and 14, this year

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PM Modi: Government has opened space, atomic energy and DRDO sectors for youth

He further added that in this year's budget, the government has given more focus on the making of institutions and their access

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Israeli scientists develop cheap rapid test for two mutated COVID-19 strains

The new test, however, reduces the time needed to determine whether an infection is caused by a variant from days to hours, BGU said in a statement on Tuesday

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What the FAQ: What is the process of appointing a Chief Justice of India? Plus, other controversial remarks made by judges

  Here we try to explain the procedure of appointing the Chief Justice of India, whether the government has a say in it and more

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Orissa High Court backs govt over opening of new pharmacy colleges

While issuing the direction, the bench expected the PCI to complete the exercise of taking a decision on the government’s request preferably by end of March

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62-yr-old BJP MLA from Jaipur pursues graduation on daughters' demand

However, his life changed when his five daughters made him realise the worth of education and inspired him to continue, explaining to him the fact that education has no age limit

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Admitting Kashmiri MBBS and engineering students in Pak colleges part of radicalisation plan: NIA

Pakistan on the pretext of providing education made every possible attempt to radicalize Kashmiri youth, who after returning to the Valley could spread hatred against India and its rule

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Need to come out of language barrier to make Aatmanirbhar Bharat a success: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi also underlined the need to use the talents of anyone across India and said, "it is very important to come out of the linguistic barrier to make it possible"

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Unicef to support released Nigerian schoolgirls with psychosocial support

Unicef called on the government of Nigeria to take all measures to protect schools in the country so that children will not be fearful of going to school, and parents afraid of sending them

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses Manipal students. shares tips to make India 'Atmanirbhar'

Mohan Madhukar Bhagawat, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh visited Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). Bhagwat interacted with the top management of MAHE

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Anna University's deputy registrar arrested by Central Crime Branch for job fraud

The police said Vishveshwar had received money from aspirants with a promise of getting them jobs using his father’s ‘influence’ in Anna University, TNEB and PWD

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25 engineering students of VSSUT tested positive for COVID-19 due to faulty rapid antigen kits: Govt

Interestingly, in March 2020, the Sambalpur authorities had converted an unused hall of residence of the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla into a COVID-19 hospital

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Questions from deleted chapters might appear in exam: CBSE controller of examinations Sanyam Bhardwaj

In an interactive session organised by Council of CBSE Schools in Kerala, Bhardwaj said such questions needn't be attempted. Students will be given required credit for the same 

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TN group files plea in Madras HC against 10.5 per cent internal reservation to Vanniyars

When the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy commenced their proceedings, counsel for the petitioner made a mention for urgent hearing of the plea

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TN prof loses control of vehicle, knocks girl down while practising driving on playground

The professor, G Tamilarasu, was practising driving in the college playground when he claimed to have lost control of the vehicle and knocked the girl down

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VTU exams delayed, management quota students yet to complete verification

The VC said that the extension will provide time for the completion of the approval and for the students to be mentally prepared

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Class X student beaten up by rickshaw driver for accompanying female classmate

The boy was returning home after the SSLC examinations when the incident happened. A video of the incident went viral on social media bringing it to everyone's attention

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#ThrowBackToday: Back in 2013 today, two-year-old 'Mississippi baby' cured of AIDS, only to relapse next year

In today's #TBT, we recount how Mississippi baby was born to an HIV-positive mother and how she was 'cured' of AIDS, for a short while at least. It is surely a tragic tale that once gave hope to many

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How much Netflix and Instagram is good for your child? This initiative is what every parent needs

Youth Online Learning Organisation's Digital Parenting initiative trains parents about how they can regulate and keep an eye on their kids' online activity

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JEE Main 2021: NTA begins the application process for the March session of examination

The JEE Main examination will be held next from March 15 to 18, April 27 to 30, May 24 to 28, 2021. Here's how you can apply for the March session

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Here's how you can check the JEE Main 2021 answer key 

Candidates will be allowed to raise objections to the answer key till March 7

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Three minor girls go missing in UP's Shahjahanpur after leaving home for school

Two of the girls are aged 15 and one is 10, Superintendent of Police S Anand said, adding that three teams have been formed to look into the matter

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Students in Madhya Pradesh can take exams despite non-payment of fees

No student would be debarred from appearing for examinations from Classes 9 to 12 for non-payment of fees

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This SSN prof is bringing India into the solar energy game with #MadeInIndia silicon solar cells. Here's how

P Ramasamy, Dean of SSN College of Engineering, has indigenously-developed solar ingots that are more effective than imported ones

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Game for some simulation? Chennai-based game developers will take you on the train ride of your life

Highbrow Interactive is the developer of the very popular and first-of-its-kind game Indian Train Simulator among various other exciting simulation games

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IIT Mandi alumnus's thesis wins INYAS national award 2020 for research excellence

Dr Navneet Chandra Verma, who completed his PhD from IIT Mandi in 2020, won the Best PhD thesis in the area of carbon materials

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US President Biden's admin undecided on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban 

In January, then-President Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing new H-1B visas till March 31, arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate

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Do it like Rahul Gandhi: What the Wayanad MP told a female student who challenged him to do pushups

Midway through the session, the MP surprised the crowd by doing a few pushups and exhibiting his Aikido skills

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60 govt, private medical colleges to be affiliated to Lucknow's  upcoming Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University 

Vice-Chancellor Dr. A.K. Singh stated that a grand auditorium will be set up in the campus, in which 2,500 people can sit at a time

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All Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school in Zamfara have been released

Local police said on Friday that a total of 317 students were abducted by gunmen from the all-girls secondary school in Zamfara

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It's the VC and not the university that has autonomy in JNU: Why JNU's teachers are worried about the varsity's future

Over 150 legal cases have been filed by various faculty, students, non-teaching staff against the VC during his administration between the period 2016-2021

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Seven months on, family of UoH student who died of medical negligence upset that varsity didn't conduct an investigation 

Two months ago, after the family did a sit-in protest to demand an inquiry into his death, and the administration promised to constitute a committee to look into the matter

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Pioneer of online education says India has significant potential to include more students in online platforms

Professor Crow enlightened the audience, including students and faculty, on how online higher education is becoming the need of the hour

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Decreasing gap between knowledge and society can make India world leader in Science and Technology: Raghavan

The Principal Scientific Adviser while delivering a talk online on the occasion of the National Science Day emphasised the role of geosciences in a technology-driven world

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Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra welcomes move to include Maithili language in Bihar school curriculum

The actress, who produced the National Award-winning Maithili film "Mithila Makhaan", says that the inclusion of the language is a 'life-changing event'

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Police officials say that dalit girl in Aligarh was strangulated, no clear evidence of rape

The body of the 16-year-old girl was found in a field in Akrabad area following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting

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Study proposes low cost, high efficiency anti-bacterial masks

A team of scientists have put together various techniques for decontamination and reuse of respiratory masks based on experimental data and guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control

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85 per cent Indian women missed out on raise or promotion during pandemic

The findings showed that nine in 10 (89 per cent) women stated that they were negatively impacted by the pandemic

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How B'luru's Freedom Foundation started an online fundraiser to help HIV positive children survive during the pandemic

Headquartered in Bengaluru, Freedom Foundation has specialised facilities in 48 physical sites at various locations in four states

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What the FAQ: What is Uber's new Public Transport feature, how can you use it?

Uber introduced the new Public Transport feature on its app in Chennai on Monday. Here's what it's all about

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Nasscom, Microsoft launch 'AI Gamechangers' programme to identify top AI-based innovations

Nasscom and Microsoft will work closely to develop and promote the AI programme to accelerate the adoption of AI across key sectors

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Madras High Court orders CB-CID probe in alleged NEET OMR manipulation

The candidate stated that he downloaded his answer sheet twice on different dates from National Testing Agency (NTA) website and found disparities in the answers marked

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After confusion among school management in Kerala, CBSE to conduct webinars on restructured affiliation process

According to Indira Rajan, secretary-general, National Council of CBSE Schools, there has been a lot of confusion among schools about the restructured affiliation process

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SSLC exams in Karnataka will be postponed to June 21

The change was necessitated as the SSLC schedule clashed with the second PU exams 

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Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation.

The company said Monday that it has started using human reviewers to assess whether tweets violate its policy against COVID vaccine misinformation.

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Youth Congress leaders call off indefinite hunger demanding government jobs PSC rank holders

The Youth Congress leaders were protesting for the past one week. Chennithala rued that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been hurling abuses at genuine protests

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COVID-19: India records 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested up to March 1, of which 7,59,283 were done on Monday

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Puducherry schools for Class 1-12 to resume regular functioning from March 3

The circular stated that the order applied to government, government-aided and private schools will function in full day format

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Boy, 15, injured in Arkansas school shooting; classmate held 

The school is in the city of Pine Bluff, about 65 kilometers southeast of Little Rock. The school went on lockdown after the shooting

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Engineering student jumps to death from college building, students protest against admin

The student, Jayanth K Reddy, who scored 92 per cent marks in the PU boards, was a second-year engineering student in Computer Science

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Man kills daughter, gives body to his elder child

According to the police reports, the accused Ramesh, an alcoholic, used to beat his wife Indu. She left him to stay with her father, who works at a brick kiln at Baijnathpur

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#ThrowBackToday: Reminiscing the poetic side of Sarojini Naidu on her death anniversary today

In today's #TBT we talk about Sarojini Naidu, President of the Indian National Congress, India's first woman governor and much more, yes. But also the poet who, with her nimble words, swayed us all

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Want private schools to stop looting students with high fees: What students want from parties ahead of TN polls

The manifesto has been composed by the Tamil Nadu Child Rights Watch, Campaign against Child Labour, Forum for Promotions of Child Participation, Right to Education Forum, Tamil Nadu

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Sikkim Govt College students arrested, expelled for asking government to build them an academic building with classrooms 

The SGC Geyzing was set up in 2011 and even though it was allotted a campus, the first batches were started in a private building with a promise to complete the campus infrastructure by 2015

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Try five daily servings of fruits and vegetables for longer, healthier life, finds new research

The study identifies an optimal intake level of fruits and vegetables and supports the evidence-based, succinct public health message of '5-a-day'

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More images of Mars, Perseverance rover's exciting work to happen in coming weeks: NASA's Indo-American engineer

SuperCam is a remote-sensing instrument that will use laser spectroscopy to analyse the chemical composition of rocks on the Martian surface

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Co-WIN app meant only for administrators, vaccine registration to be done through portal, says government

The government had announced on Wednesday that everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

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COVID-19: 'Sanitiser booths' set up in Kerala schools for the safety of children 

The state Health Department has given us all support for the project," NSS (GED-VHSE) Programme Coordinator Ranjith P said

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Google India offers new courses for scribes to help newsrooms continue innovating

The Google News Initiative India Training Network was launched in 2018 and along with the Google News Lab, this network has helped train over 35,000 journalists across India

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Girl students in UP to receive self-defence training

The trainers will train their own school and a nearby school as well, said Vijay Kiran Anand in the order issued to all 75 districts of the state

Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru

IIM Bangalore sees a strong placement season 

Students opting for Sales and Marketing roles received 50 offers and were recruited by major firms led by Dr Reddys Laboratories (five) andProcter & Gamble (five)

Asarelly Harshvardhan

UoH student group asks National Commission to conduct investigation into SC student’s suicide over online classes

The ASA pointed out that the task force guidelines had discouraged that practice of marking attendance and questioned why the Telugu Department had been maintaining attendance in online classes

IIT Kharagpur

Whistleblower professor's student gets PhD from IIT Kharagpur after 6 years

Shirole and Professor Rajeev Kumar had been approaching different authorities, including the office of the President of India, against the denial of PhD

MK Surappa, Anna University Vice-Chancellor

Anna varsity V-C Surappa seeks to quash proceedings against him

Anna University vice-chancellor MK Surappa on Friday moved a plea in the Madras High Court seeking to quash the Government Order (GO) that appointed an inquiry commission

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Schools in Kashmir open after one year for students who have written permission from their parents

Most private schools had sought no objection certificates from parents, absolving the school management of any blame in case of any health issue arising due to conduct of physical classes

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Missing girl's body found in a field in Aligarh, police investigating allegations of sexual assault

The victim's family and villagers began looking for her when she did not return home till until late in the evening when they found her body in a field and informed the authorities

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What the FAQ: Here's everything you need to know about NASA's Perseverance Rover Mission on Mars

Rovers are essential tools in space exploration. Here's everything about them and NASA's new Perseverance Rover Mission

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Primary schools in Uttar Pradesh welcome back students with balloons and flowers

There are currently 2,103 active COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, as per data from the Union Health Ministry. As many as 5,92,699 recoveries and 8,725 deaths have been reported from the state so far

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PM's move to get inoculated would instill confidence among people, remove hesitancy: AIIMS Chief

Guleria said that Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry who administered the Covaxin jab to the prime minister, was informed about her high-profile task only in the morning

Vibha Harish

Through Cosmix, Vibha Harish and her team make herbal mixes that can make you super healthy

At 26, Vibha Harish owns a year-old start-up that makes superfoods for different body needs. She shares her entrepreneurial story 

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Prime Minister Modi takes his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS

The Prime Minister also posted a picture of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine in which he is seen sporting an Assamese 'gamocha' and getting inoculated with a smile on his face

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VSSUT hostels declared micro-containment zones after boarders test positive for COVID-19

According to the notice issued by the administration, only essential activities will be allowed in the micro-containment zones

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New book reveals that Sherlock Holmes author had probed Indian orgin man's case

The story, which revolves around several threatening letters and the distressing killing and mutilation of animals, was one of the most famous cases of miscarriage of justice in Edwardian England

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Less than 10 pc of world's population have coronavirus antibodies: WHO chief scientist

The WHO chief scientist also stressed that the only way to achieve mass herd immunity is through vaccination

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#ThrowBackToday: Captured by Pak, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was back on Indian soil on this day two years back
 

In today's #TBT, we recollect what happened when Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's jet was shot down in Pakistan and what ensued between him and the villagers. He is a true blue braveheart, we say

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This tournament helps school students improve their soft skills. Find out how!

HOST is a yearly science tournament that promotes learning through experience, practical knowledge and helps students develop some life skills  

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Machine learning can now help identify people with psychosis, depression: Study

The findings of the research by the University of Birmingham were published in the journal 'Schizophrenia Bulletin'

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Delhi University awards over 1.76 lakh degrees digitally, becomes the highest in country

These digital degrees issued by the DU have been made available to the students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

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Pune extends night curfew amid rising COVID cases, schools to also remain shut till March 14

In Pune, the total number of cases are 4,06,453, total recoveries are 3,87,527. The active cases in Pune till Saturday are 9860 while the death toll is at 9235

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister

Greater emphasis should be given on technical education, science and technology: Bangladesh PM

She said the government is setting up various universities in Bangladesh with the aim of providing the necessary tools to succeed in the modern workplace

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Amazonia-1 launch marks beginning of stronger ties with India, says Brazilian Minister

Amazonia-1, the first Brazilian satellite launched from India, is an optical earth observation satellite intended to provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon