Pinarayi Vijayan, CM

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

One of Sudha and Neha's miniature clay creations (Pics: CN Arts Creations)

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

Delhi University

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

Shweta Siddi practicing at Mundgod centre

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

The team of NumberNagar helping children solve Maths using their study materials and kits

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 

Children during an activity conducted by Chippersage at school

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

MK Stalin

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

The machine is powered by solar panels

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 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

Rajveer and his daughter Akanksha

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

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

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

Supreme Court

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

PM Narendra Modi

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

Mann Deshi Champions

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

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How author Arundhati Venkatesh went on to pen the wacky tales of Petu Pumpkin

In a candid conversation with Edex, children's author Arundhati Venkatesh talks about her writing, her influences and what's next

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After MHA, UGC diktat, SFI submits memorandum to the MHRD as a 'last resort' to get online exams cancelled

The MHA and the UGC on Monday had decided to let the universities conduct their final semester examinations, amid student outcry

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Students cheer as CBSE cuts syllabus by 30% for Class 9-12 to reduce course load amid the Coronavirus pandemic

Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9 to 12, Pokhriyal said

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#StudentsLivesMatters trends on Twitter: Students condemn MHA, UGC decision to conduct final year exams

The MHA, in a letter to the Union Higher Education Secretary, said that final term examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines

Techno India University

West Bengal's Techno India University launches 2 MBA courses in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Leadership

The two courses shall provide a very specific, unique edge to its students, especially considering the rarity of such programmes nationally and regionally

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Schools in Sri Lanka partially open after being shut for nearly three months

Strict health guidelines were followed as students were subjected to temperature checks, frequent washing of hands and wearing face masks

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Our vision is to democratise education: Unacademy CEO Gaurav Munjal on acquiring NEET prep firm

Unacademy strengthens its medical education portfolio with their acquisition of Chandigarh-based EdTech platform PrepLadder

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IISC, Bangalore developes microparticle formulation that allows sustained release of drugs to treat osteoarthritis

Preliminary studies on cells cultured in the laboratory as well as in mice models have shown promising results indicating reduced inflammation and cartilage repair due to sustained drug release

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Horrifying and Cruel: American academicians, lawmakers slam ICE's move to send back foreign students

US Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted that kicking international students out of the US during a global pandemic because their colleges are moving classes online for physical distancing hurts students

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Gliding through the bumpy Highways of Life: Why Amar Maibam's film of truckers tell the real Manipur's story

Amar has had a stronger connection with the highways and truckers more than others. He was a bus conductor for around five years — from 1995 to 2000 

The slate of films include 30 films from India

Over 150 international films at the 11th edition of the KASHISH Mumbai Queer Film festival

Tipped as South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, it is the first Indian film festival to come up with a slate of new programs for this year

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Lucknow woman delivers baby while standing in queue for COVID test

She could barely stand and when her amniotic sac ruptured, she collapsed and delivered the baby on the spot. The incident led to panic and the medical staff shifted the woman and the newborn to a ward

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American student released after 486 days in an Egyptian prison 

Like thousands of political prisoners in Egypt, Amashah, 24, had been held in pre-trial detention on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to the Freedom Initiat

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark with 22,252 fresh cases, toll rises to 20,160 

With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fifth consecutive day. India's coronavirus infection caseload stands at 7,19,665, the ministry's data shows

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MHA permits final year examinations by universities and institutions during Unlock 2

Various examinations conducted by universities and higher education institutions in the country have been suspended since March during the coronavirus-induced lockdown

AICTE

AICTE reduces MCA course duration from 3 years to 2 years

The change in the duration of the MCA course will not see any reduction in course content or hours, the AICTE has assured

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Graffiti that says 'Scrap OBE', 'panDUmic' appear on Delhi University walls ahead of exam

The graffiti were made on Sunday early morning. We spoke to the students who were behind this mode of protest

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Solar trees to light up pavement, park at township near Kolkata

A top official of the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) said five solar trees will be installed on the sidewalks next to 'NT Mela Ground' and 'Swapno Bhor' Park

Delhi University

Wait till COVID-19 blows over, no need for 'quick-fix' exams: ABVP

ABVP said that any measure adopted as a "quick-fix solution" in the field of education without "ample" foresight could have "adverse" long term impact

MSR Prasad (Right), Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (MSS), exchanging the MoU with Prof BS. Murty (Left), Director, IIT Hyderabad

DRDO to establish research cell at IIT Hyderabad to meet future defence technological needs

The DRDO-IITH Research Cell will enhance scientific and technological base of the country in critical defence technology areas & help the nation become self-reliant in select defence technologies

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IIT Roorkee collaborates with WileyNXT to curate AI in banking programme

The programme will cover industry immersion classes by top business leaders to give an in-depth understanding of the role of AI in Banking and financial domains

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How Milton the rabbit and his friends are helping little ones through the COVID-19 crisis with this children's book

The story follows the rabbit Milton and his two friends, Amanda and Conrad, as they navigate the various challenges in their daily lives as a result of the pandemic

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Here's how this Hyderabad family roadschooled their daughters on the way to the North East

Gangadhar Krishnan and Ramya Baradwaj unschool, homeschool and roadschool their twin daughters. They talk about their three-month-long road trip to the North East in a yellow Nano

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Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids: Study

Children from dog-owning households were 30 per cent less likely to engage in antisocial behaviours, 40 per cent less likely to have problems interacting with other children

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Teenagers who stay up late at night have a greater asthma risk, says new study

The study involved 1,684 adolescents living in West Bengal, India, aged 13 or 14 years, who were taking part in the Prevalence and Risk Factors of Asthma and Allergy-Related Diseases among adolescents

Stagebox aims to find, mentor and train the most talented children

These twin child actors from the UK have set up a platform to help train young, aspiring actors

The Keston Twins founded Stagebox to teach young talented actors the tricks of the trade and help them navigate their way through the industry

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati introduces first-of-its-kind course on UN-Sustainable Development Goals 2030 as part of the BTech curriculum

The course will be offered to the second year B Tech students as a compulsory course, to reorient the thinking of young and dynamic individuals towards the path of sustainable development

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TN rolls back decision of giving Class 11 students choice of 3 or 4 core subjects

The decision taken earlier was an attempt to ease the burden on the students and also enable them to find time to prepare for competitive entrance examinations like the NEET and IIT-JEE

IIM-K

IIM-Kozhikode conducts admissions for PG programme amid lockdown, claims it is their most diverse batch 

IIM-K has announced the admission of students to two of its new and unique programmes - MBA in Liberal Studies & Management, PGP in Finance

Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNUSU asks the university administration to cancel online exams, follow UoH example

The Students' Union has demanded that the university call off online examinations since a lot of students have no access to technology 

The Jamia violence took place in December 2019

Final arguments on pleas related to Jamia violence to be heard on July 13: Delhi HC

Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for one of the petitioners. agreed to delete some objectionable portions form rejoinder after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta raised objections

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IIT Madras researchers develop nano-coated filter for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients

Various characteristics of the nano-coated material such as permeability (a measure of flow-through media), coating thickness, and mechanical strength have been measured

NIRF ranking has had its share of criticism from the very beginning

In the news but out of NIRF: Why India's young private institutions were ignored in MHRD's rankings

The NIRF rankings came out last month and had very few young private institutions on the top 100 list of institutions

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Welcome to reason: Should universities follow a uniform syllabus and copy from each other?

According to recent media reports, the state government’s move to introduce a common syllabus for all degree and postgraduate courses offered in state-run universities is being debated intensely

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Rutgers University scientists rule out asthma as a trigger for contracting COVID-19 or affecting its severity

Inhaled corticosteroids, which are commonly used to protect against asthma attacks, also may reduce the virus' ability to establish an infection

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Mysuru start-up Econut is making coconut water cool again while getting the farmers their due 

The coconut water kiosks you see at leading IT parks in Bengaluru have been set up by Econut Coconut Producer Company, who procures coconuts from farmers directly, cutting out the middle men

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Started by Ashoka Uni students, BTS helps spread financial and mental awareness among office boys

Behind The Scenes, or BTS as it is known, was started by three passionate students from Ashoka University who are dedicated to spreading awareness among office boys and others about three main topics

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Why do we fear the end? How to deal with the fear and anxiety that surrounds death

At a time when life has become unpredictable, The Coach discusses the fear and anxiety that surrounds death and how to deal with it

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Canteen Fundas: For the right answers, ask the right questions

Pro Tip: Questions open up limitless possibilities. It is important to move forward and ask the right questions to succeed in your lives 

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Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark 

India went past Russia on Sunday to become the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.

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The trainer brainer: Manage your mindset to succeed

In simple terms, mindset can also be an indicator of the emotional wellbeing or the emotional intelligence quotient of an individual

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Schools to reopen in Sri Lanka from Monday after over 3-month-long COVID-19 lockdown 

Ranjith Chandrasekera, the additional secretary to the ministry, said students from Grades 5, 11 and 13 will resume schooling on Monday

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What do the words 'lock up', 'lockdown', 'curfew' and 'humane' mean?

The word ‘allegedly’ is used to convey that something is claimed to be the case although there is no concrete proof at the time of talking or writing about the incident

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COVID-19, GST will be future Harvard case studies on failure: Rahul's dig at govt

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Congress chief also tweeted a clip which included portions from the PM's addresses to the nation on the COVID-19 crisis

IIIT-Bengaluru

Nehru, Star Wars and social distancing: What went down at IIIT-Bengaluru's first e-convocation

The graduates included seven PhD degrees, 13 Master of Science by Research degrees, 159 MTech degrees, 11 MSc degrees, 63 dual degrees, and 29 students with sponsored MTech degrees

Some of the students from Srishti Foundation

How Karthikeyan started a farm in Tamil Nadu to transform the lives of hundreds of intellectually-challenged youth

The Foundation situated in Villupuram, is an inclusive society where all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are respected, valued and have choices to lead a holistic and dignified