The results of Let's Debate - Senior Category are here | Edex Live

TNIE Let's Debate: And the winners of the Senior Debates are...

After nine preliminary debates, here are the winners of the debates and the list of people who will go to the finale. Are you ready? Well then, read on

Taking out the competition, Odisha's Sai International School's Arush Sarma emerged the winner of the first edition of the debate | Pic: Edex Live

TNIE Let's Debate Senior Finals Winner: Who bagged the grand prize?

The New Indian Express' Let's Debate is India's largest inter-school virtual debate competition and it was held in association with Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Meil and Linc Pens  

The New Indian Express conducted Let's Debate, India's largest inter-school virtual debate competition, in association with Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science and MEIL (Pic: EdexLive)

TNIE Let's Debate Junior Final Winners: Who are India's best young debaters?

The very witty and humourous Advait Anand from Chennai's Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan won the Let's Debate Junior category this year

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Did India pass its second COVID peak? Infections dip as the country sees 3.66 Lakh new cases 

In the past 18 days India's daily COVID tally has risen by over three lakh cases and over 3,000 casualties have been reported for the last 12 days

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More than 17 Crore vaccine doses administered in India, says Health Ministry

As many as 6,71,646 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday, the 114th day of the vaccination drive, the ministry said

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As India struggles with a scary second wave of the pandemic, US support outpours

Biden spoke at length with Modi last month and conveyed solidarity with India in its fight against the viral disease

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COVID-19: Chhattisgarh to vaccinate journalists, lawyers and their families on priority

According to the state government, detailed guidelines regarding identification of front line workers will be issued by the Health Department

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#ThrowbackToday: It's time to really panic because the glaciers are melting and how!

In today's #TBT, we attempt to shed light on an environmental disaster that is happening faster than we expected — the melting of the glaciers. Like the one in Montana, USA. Urgent attention needed! 

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Depression is more common in obese teen boys, bullied teenagers of all genders: Study

In the study young people, born in Vastmanland County, replied to questions about their height, weight and depressive symptoms on three separate occasions

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At least 40 faculty members, several non-teaching staff at Aligarh Muslim University have died of COVID

No special mechanism or arrangements have been put in place. Due to the fear of infection, people are shunning the medical college for vaccination

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Assembly Elections 2021: Himanta Biswa Sarma to become the next Chief Minister of Assam

Sources said Sarma was likely to meet Governor Jagadish Mukhi on Sunday evening to stake claim for the formation of the next government

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What the FAQ: Here's all you need to know about Central Vista and its redevelopment

The Central Vista Redevelopment Project seeks to revamp India's central administrative block that is located in New Delhi

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COVID-19: Those between 18 and 44 in Bengaluru can get vaccinated at major hospitals, med colleges from May 10

The statement said that the government has already placed orders for two crore doses of Covishield and one crore of Covaxin to vaccinate the estimated 3.26 crore people in this age group

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Hoarding, panic buying ensues as Tamil Nadu set to go on complete lockdown from May 10

While the MK Stalin government has allowed shops to function till 9 pm on Sunday, from Monday onwards, fish and meat stalls will be allowed to function everyday till noon with 50 per cent capacity

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Lot of room for growth, want the best engineers to work with us: Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna

Radhakrishna said Koo is growing exponentially as people are looking for ways to converse online in local languages with community members

Pondicherry University

PU suspends online classes, postpones end sem exams amid rising stress among students due to pandemic

The PU circular asked the departments to reschedule the end semester exams accordingly and decide the schedule for online classes

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Amid COVID surge in rural areas, Haryana to convert Govt schools, AYUSH centres to isolation centres

There are currently 1,15,963 active cases in the state. So far, 4,66,420 recoveries and 5,299 deaths have been reported

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Mild COVID very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage: Study

The researchers said that the findings should reassure the public, as they relate to the vast majority of people who had Covid-19

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SFI moves SC, asks GoI to remove Patents Act on vaccines, exempt GST on oxygen concentrates

The petition moved by the Students' Federation of India also asks the government to vaccinate everyone for free

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Vaccination VS cancellation of CBSE boards: What are students saying after PIL in Delhi HC seeks inoculation for all taking exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education had cancelled the Class 10 exams owing to the pandemic situation, however, the decision for Class 12 is yet to be taken on June 1

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Can you lend a helping hand? What you need to keep in mind before helping someone

What do you need to keep in mind before helping someone or being helped? The Coach shares important pointers right here and now

Aligarh Muslim University

In the past 18 days, AMU lost 17 of its professors. All of them had COVID or showed symptoms

The Dean of Faculty of Law at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Prof Shakil Ahmed Samdani, died on Saturday

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Welcome to Reason: In the regime of COVID, is labour the king? 

This rural development work, which is meant to provide some gainful employment to less educated or uneducated rural labourers, is now attracting PhDs and other postgraduates

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Mother's Day 2021: Doctor moms share their personal experiences and challenges amid pandemic

Amid the pandemic, there are women doctors who have been working and pacifying their patients ushering a new life into this world amidst the chaos

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Twelve states account for over 80 per cent of active coronavirus cases. Here's the list

Ten states accounted for 70.77 per cent of the new cases in the last 24 hours, out of which Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 54,022, followed by Karnataka

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E-Canteen Fundas: Here’s why saying ‘No’ can be good for you

Pro Tip: Saying no saves you time and energy and reduces unnecessary stress and needless complications

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The Trainer Brainer: The art of building resilience to become successful in life

Building up your resilience is a proactive approach to empower you with the mantra of success

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English Blues: Here's how a sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation

A sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation. The sentence ‘Call me a taxi’ can be interpreted in two different ways because the word ‘call’ has more than one meaning

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IIT KGP alumni start free therapy platform in Rajasthan to help people tackle COVID-related anxiety

The campaign started on April 28 with a bunch of qualified psychologists who provide 30-40 minute free therapy sessions for relieving COVID-19-related anxiety

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Indigenous herbal medicines helpful in treating mild to moderate COVID-19, claims AYUSH Ministry

The Ministry of Ayush in collaboration with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently completed a multi-central clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Ayush-64

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No offline exams in May, conduct online exams after assessing preparedness: UGC to varsities

A number of boards, institutes and universities had previously either postponed or cancelled a lot of major examinations that were scheduled to be held in April and May

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What the FAQ: What is Mucormycosis and why is it affecting people recovering from the Coronavirus

In today's What the FAQ, we find out what the condition Mucormycosis is, what are the symptoms and a lot more

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Here's how the new CBSE Dost For Life app will help students, parents deal with mental trauma amid the pandemic

The app is available on Google Play Store and is free to download. It will mainly focus on students from Classes 9 to 12

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NTPC-Ramagundam builds Miyawaki forest in the middle of Telangana's mining town

The mining town in Peddapalli district is also known as Agnigundam (furnace) for the scorching heat it experiences every summer with the highest temperature even touching 50 degree Celsius

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India reports more than 4 lakh cases for third day in a row: 4,01,078 fresh cases in 24 hours

At present, India has 37,23,446 active COVID-19 cases. A total of 30,04,10,043 samples had been tested up to May 7, of which, 18,08,344 were tested on Friday

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Don't rely on foreign COVID-19 drugs, Bombay HC tells Centre and Maha government

The high court passed the order on May 6, but it was made public on its website on Friday night

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COVID-19 will worsen malnourishment in Indian children, says UNICEF

UNICEF said that this surge is having dire consequences for children whose access to essential health, social, protection and education services is being constrained

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Tamil Nadu to go under complete lockdown from May 10-24: Here's what will be open and when

In a statement issued Stalin said the two week lockdown is announced to intensify actions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and due to unavoidable reasons

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Odisha's secondary education board comes up with model to mark Class 10 students after exams were cancelled

Madhyama Examination results will also be published analysing the performance of the students in Class 9 and 10 exams

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#ThrowbackToday: World War II came to an end as Germany surrendered. But why is Victory Day celebrated twice? 

Keitel went to Karlshorst on May 8, a suburb of Berlin, where the document was supposed to be signed in the presence of Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov and a small Allied delegation

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This startup aims to save lives with affordable, portable oxygenerator

The oxygenerator uses 50 per cent concentrated hydrogen peroxide and one liter of such hydrogen peroxide would be able to produce around 240 litre of oxygen

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Study reveals that damage to white matter linked to worse cognitive outcomes after brain injury

The findings may help neurologists better predict the long-term effects of strokes and other forms of traumatic brain injury

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18.5 million year old vine fossil gives evidence of new species

The new species, named Ampelorhiza heteroxylon, belongs to a diverse group of tropical lianas called Paullinieae, within the soapberry family Sapindaceae

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FTII students seek suspension of online classes citing challenges posed by COVID-19

The FTII administration said that online classes are going on only for one batch, and many students are attending the classes and demanded that they continue

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I was a bad student till I found my passion: Mohib Farooqui on teaching, cooking with Nigella Lawson and more

Chef Mohib Farooqui tells us about his journey to becoming an award-winning chef

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AIIMS Delhi refutes reports of Chhota Rajan's death, says gangster undergoing COVID-19 treatment

Rajan was deported to India after being arrested in 2015 from Bali in Indonesia. Since then, he is lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi

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'Stay at home': Goa CM announces curfew from May 9-23

Stores selling essential items, including grocery stores will be allowed to remain open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m, he said

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Over 1000 learners attend virtual valedictory ceremony hosted by upGrad and MICA Ahmedabad 

MICA Ahmedabad, along with upGrad, celebrated the successful completion of PG in Digital Marketing and Communications

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Did you know that Kim Kardashian has a rescued cow named after her?

She was named Kim by the organisation to thank the American reality TV star, a mother of four, for her compassion to mothers of all species by promoting dairy-free diet

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In Delhi, 1.84 lakh youth have got their first dose of COVID vaccine in four days: Manish Sisodia

Sisodia made the remarks in response to tweet by a Delhi resident thanking the Delhi government for "smooth arrangements for vaccination of people under 45 in the Delhi government schools"

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N Rangasamy sworn in as the new Puducherry Chief Minister, BJP to be part of the cabinet 

BJP's A Namassivayam, who was elected unanimously as the leader of the BJP legislature wing, is tipped to be Deputy Chief Minister

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Tamil Nadu government to bear cost of COVID treatment in private hospitals: CM Stalin

The state health insurance cover will bear the expenses of COVID treatment in private hospitals hereon, the Chief Minister said in an order

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DRDO develops AI algorithm to detect presence of COVID from chest X-rays

5C Network, which is connected to over 1,000 hospitals across the country, would now make ATMAN available to state-run and private hospitals

SRMIST has a track record of 5500+ job offers

SRMJEEE 2021 to be held in May and July through remote proctored online mode

SRMIST offers a wide range of scholarships making studying in the Institution affordable. Scholarships will be provided to meritorious students on enrolment

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IIT Madras researchers develop Android app to securely store, exchange medical data 

The Android-based application has been developed separately for patients and doctors. It allows the interoperability of systems for use from multiple hospitals and institutes

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India-UK partnership to strengthen role of women in STEMM at schools, universities: DST

The two sides will work to create an enabling environment for equal participation of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicines) disciplines

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Is Sotrovimab the new treatment for mild COVID cases? European Medicines Agency seeks authorisation

Sotrovimab is a monoclonal antibody, a lab-produced antibody that is intended to stimulate the immune system by reducing the ability of the coronavirus's spike protein to enter the body's cells

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NMIMS-Harvard study to research behavioural data, help prepare better for future pandemics

Fourteen students from SOD’s BDes (Humanising Technology) programme participated in the study as field researchers, applying remote ethnography methods to gather data 

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PM COVID Care Hospital in Ahmedabad deploys a team of 41 naval personnel 

In an official press release, the ministry informed that the team has been deployed for a period of two months and will assist the hospital administration in handling COVID-19 patients

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Delivering COVID-19 vaccines on the basis of age may mitigate deaths and severe health impacts

The authors used the model to test multiple different scenarios, including variations in vaccine efficacy using observational data on comorbidities and social-distancing measures in the UK

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CoWIN platform introduces new security feature to minimise errors and inconveniences

The changes will also reduce opportunities for impersonation and wrongful use of flexibilities provided in the CoWIN platform for facilitating vaccination coverage

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US Army trainee arrested after hijacking school bus with 18 children on board

Collazo who was in his third week of basic training with his unit, was in the custody of Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSD) and charged with 19 counts of kidnapping

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Indian rowing team composed of Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualifies for Olympics

Another Indian, Jakar Khan, finished fourth in the men's singles sculls final which offers five Olympic quotas but he missed out as a country gets only one qualifying spot from this regatta

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Tribal body opposes burial of academician who died of COVID at AIIMS Delhi

A tribal body in Manipur opposed the burial of academician Nehginpao Kipgen who died of COVID- 19, AIIMS-Delhi while undergoing treatment for COVID-19

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Delhi HC asks Kejriwal govt about providing meals to homeless people at shelter homes

The Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh sought a response from the Delhi government, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), and Department of Health and Family Welfare

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Over 11.8 lakh Indians in 18-44 years category vaccinated in Phase-3, says Health Ministry

As many as 11,80,798 people of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine across 30 states and union territories

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Here's why Indian spinner R Ashwin promises to buy you N95 masks if you cannot afford one

R Ashwin has urged people to get vaccinated as well as use double masks to fight the pandemic. In fact, he is also willing to help with the distribution of N95 masks

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What the FAQ: What is the N440K Coronavirus variant and is it a cause for concern?

The latest among these newly mutated strains in the N440K. Reported in parts of South India, it is believed to be deadlier than the B1.617 and B1.618 variants previously reported in India

Google Assistant

Check out these uber cool Google Assistant features which are specially designed for your family

Google will now let users automatically remind family that someone needs to water the plants or remind your kids (or spouse) to clean up the house

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Vaccinate students appearing for Board exams: Delhi HC asks Centre and Delhi government to respond to PIL

The court also asked whether the COVID-19 vaccines being used now can be administered to those below 18 years of age

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Study reveals that global warming may reduce biodiversity in tropical areas

The study estimates that marine biodiversity tends to increase until the average surface temperature of the ocean reaches about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, beyond which that diversity slowly declines

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Study finds that organ transplant recipients remain vulnerable to COVID-19 even after second vaccine dose

The researchers recommended that transplant recipients and other immunocompromised patients continue to practice strict COVID-19 safety precautions, even after vaccination

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Software start-up by IIT Khargpur students gets funded at India Innovation Championship

The Software start-up, eSaathi aims to bridge the gap between new smartphone users and apps which have become an essential part post-pandemic lifestyle

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JD Institute rolls out free COVID vaccination camp for employees above 18 years 

The employees received the Covishield vaccine, developed by the Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India

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#ThrowbackToday: Tuning in to Beethoven's ninth symphony which premiered in Vienna on May 7, 1824

The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony

K Ponmudi

TN's new Higher Education Minister holds a PhD and three master's degrees 

K Ponmudi will be the most educated minister of the cabinet. The School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh holds an MCA degree

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Uttarakhand IAS officers to contribute to CM's Relief Fund to fight COVID-19 

President of the Uttarakhand IAS Association and Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Panwar has written to the Finance Secretary informing him about the decision

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Software start-up created by IIT Kharagpur students gets funded at India Innovation Championship hosted by Chitkara University

With a mission to promote novel and practical innovations, India Innovation Championship witnessed record participation by teams from across the nation and abroad

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Stalin to be sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM along with 33 ministers on Friday

According to Raj Bhavan, Stalin had sent a list of persons to be appointed as Ministers along with their portfolios on Thursday. Stalin's Cabinet will have two women

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As COVID cases rapidly rise in Bengaluru, this school is setting up a 120 bed oxygen facility on its campus

As part of the first phase of the campaign, CIS intends to equip around 50 beds in the shortest  time to meet the current demand. In the second phase, the plan is to support the costs of 120 beds

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Have a great story? With TNIE's Summer Stories Contest you could be a published author this summer 

Do you have a story to tell? The New Indian Express invites entries from budding authors from all around the country who want to get their work out there

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Nationwide lockdown only option left to check COVID-19, says Gehlot

He warned that there is already a shortage of oxygen, medicines and other medical equipment needed for controlling COVID-19

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Fingernail hygiene important to stop COVID-19 infection spread, say experts

Every time you wash hands, ensure you dry them completely. Moist hands may attract germs that proliferate in a damp environment and facilitate their spread

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Include journalists in 'COVID warriors' category: Press Council to Centre and State governments

Fresh coronavirus cases and fatalities in India hit a record daily high with 4,12,262 new infections and 3,980 fatalities being reported, taking the tally of cases to 2,10,77,410

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Centre makes it mandatory for disability certificates to be issued online 

The sector had been demanding such a move, especially during the coronavirus crisis where people with disabilities were unable to get their certificates due to the prevalent restrictions

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Chattisgarh government suspends COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group

The Chhattisgarh High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to fix the ratio of allotment of vaccines in an equitable and well-distributed manner

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Research data doesn't establish N440K variant is 'very virulent', says Andhra COVID Command Centre chief

N440K Strain of coronavirus (B136) was detected in the month of June-July last year from the samples of South India including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana

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What the FAQ: What is a vaccine patent? How will waiving it help India during the pandemic?

In today's What the FAQ segment, we talk about vaccine patent, who are supporting its waiver and how it will help India

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Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport deploys AI to curb pandemic spread

At present, the Delhi Airport has the largest 'Cargo Hub Airport of South Asia' region, with two integrated 'Cargo Terminals' having annual cargo handling capacity of 1.8 million MT

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Biden hits the goal for schools even as many students continue their learning remotely

Almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all their classes remotely, the survey found, and another 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning

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South Korea's Krafton to launch Battlegrounds Mobile India to regain PUBG Mobile glory

Following the ban, PUBG Corporation -- a subsidiary of Krafton -- had said China's Tencent Games would no longer be authorised to distribute the PUBG MOBILE franchise in India

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Indian students to benefit as Canada to give permanent residence to 90,000 people

Under it, 40,000 international students, 30,000 temporary workers in selected essential occupations and 20,000 temporary workers in health care will get permanent residence

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Kerala imposes complete lockdown from May 8 to 16 in the wake of rising COVID cases

Strict lockdown-like restrictions are already in place in the southern state and the Pinarayi Vijayan government decided to clamp the complete shutdown

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Delhi HC seeks CCI stand on Facebook, WhatsApp appeals against order on privacy policy

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the CCI that had ordered the probe and sought its response by May 21, the next date of hearing

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International study links brain thinning to development of psychosis

Psychosis is an umbrella term for a constellation of severe mental disorders that cause people to have difficulty determining what is real and what is not

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Karnataka shuts schools owing to #CovidSecondWave, to reopen only on June 15

The high school teachers have been directed to help SSLC students to prepare for their board exams. They need to contact students and be in touch with them over the phone

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New research analyses alternatives to control COVID-19 spread

Researchers analysed more palatable alternatives to the kind of social distancing mandates that threw a wrench at how businesses, schools and even family gatherings work

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DRDO setting up makeshift COVID-19 hospital with 750 beds at BHU

In the first phase, 250 ICUs will start functioning and we will start admitting patients soon

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Parents are worried about toddlers losing out on learning in the pandemic

According to the survey results, a high degree of parental concern towards education is evident as 95 per cent of the parents have enrolled their child in some form of learning 

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IIT-K launches Mission Bharat O2 to address oxygen crisis

The mission aims to address the oxygen crisis in the country as the second wave hits

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#ThrowbackToday: Looking back at the Aarogya Setu privacy issue that made ripples last year

The app is the government's mobile application for contact tracing and disseminating medical advisories to users in order to contain the spread of COVID-19

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BHU closes down till May 15: No online classes, office to be closed. Exams only after June 30

The notification said that the Vice-Chancellor had a meeting with the top officials including the Dean of Students and the Controller of Examinations