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How hybrid learning can make way for more in-depth discussions in classes in a post-pandemic world 

The pandemic has taught the teachers digital skills and that will nor just disappear, said the panelists

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As long as democracy is alive, journalism lives: Faye D'Souza

The Flame University Purpose Summit is being conducted for the first time this year over a span of two days — Jan 23 and 24. Faye D'Souza, Gagan Narang and Rahul Ram were at a panel discussion

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Do you know whose voice is on that COVID-19 advisory on the phone calls? Meet India's most heard voice artists

The second-last session of FLAME University's Purpose Summit featured four voice-over artists across the country

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JNU spent close to Rs 10 lakh for unveiling the statue of Swami Vivekananda, reveals RTI

Demanding an MoE intervention in this matter, the JNUSU also cried foul over the administration apparently reducing financial assistance to students for participation in conferences across schools

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Jain (Deemed-to-be University) held its 10th Annual Convocation Virtually

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Health, was the Chief Guest for the ceremony and delivered the Convocation Address

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Rajah Muthiah Medical College suspends classes, closes campus indefinitely after student protests

The classes are suspended until further notice for its undergraduate and postgraduate students. On Thursday, the university had asked all its students to immediately vacate the college premises

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Youth injured as neighbour shoots at him following fight over dog

A youth was critically injured when a neighbour fired at him following a fight over his (the youth's) dog in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district in the Kanti police station area

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Soon Google mobile search will have a brand new interface! Check out the features here

The redesign will focus on having larger and bolder texts which will help to scan the data easily. The results of the search will also be occupying more width of the user's screen

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One alcoholic drink per day can increase risk of atrial fibrillation: Study

The researchers categorised one alcoholic drink as containing 12 g of ethanol, which is the equivalent of a small (120 ml) glass of wine, a small beer (330 ml), or 40 ml of spirits.

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Study links fried food intake to heightened serious heart disease, stroke risk

As per the study, the risk rises with each additional 114 g weekly serving. It's clear that the Western diet doesn't promote good cardiovascular health

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Here's how eating habits could cause child obesity

The global rate of overweight/obesity among school-age children and adolescents has risen from 4 per cent in 1975 to 18 per cent as of 2016, according to the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration

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Final stage of budget-making process starts with Halwa ceremony, Sitharaman launches budget mobile app

The budget will be presented on February 1 and it is the first time it will be delivered in a paperless form. On the occasion, the Finance Minister also launched the 'Union Budget Mobile App'

Subhash Chandra Bose: Give me blood and I will give you freedom!

Remembering Netaji: When Bose backed Nehru on corralling the Princes

The Haripura Congress session of 1938 is considered seminal for many reasons, not the least for Subhas Chandra Boses whiplash, inducing the speech as the new party president

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Scientists find two new species of rare ant in Kerala, Tamil Nadu 

Two new species of a rare ant genus have been discovered in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by a team of scientists, the Department of Science and Technology said on Saturday

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This network for MSEs can help create 56 million new jobs in 10 years. Here's how

Emphasising the need to help and scale up the existing micro-entrepreneurs the researchers proposed setting up a network for assisting them with the process

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Unhand my data, homie! Here's how we can stay away and safe from invasive apps

With WhatsApp’s new privacy policy having everyone up in arms, The Coach tells us how we can stay away and safe from invasive apps

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Welcome to reason: Should we do away with interviews for jobs?

What qualifies people to be interviewers? How are they selected? How is their work evaluated? These and related aspects need to be discussed

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E-Canteen Fundas: Quit short-term binges for long-term happiness

Pro Tip: The effects of positive and negative changes in your life are relatively short term. You’re better off choosing in favour of things that make you happy in the long term

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The trainer brainer: Declutter before an online class, make a to-do list for what you need to accomplish

Be proactive enough to select, eliminate and put on hold actions that interfere with your career. Declutter before you start to learn something

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Meet Kartik Kumar Sharma, the 'super farmer' from Jammu and Kashmir who grows organic mushrooms

After he took basic training in Horticulture from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rajouri, Kartik used scientific methods to grow mushrooms

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English Blues: Here's how to keep your language positive, encourage others to do so

Stating things differently in a way that is pleasant to the ears of the speaker and the listener/reader is an art that great communicators are good at

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Friends understand teen depression and anxiety better than counsellors: US study

Previous research suggests that as many as half of children and teens who have at least one treatable mental health disorder may not receive treatment due to several barriers

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Dubai-based 14-year-old boy from Kerala makes six-layered stencil portrait of PM Modi

Saran's portrait features Modi receiving a guard of honour during the 50th year celebration of the foundation of India's Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in 2019

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Class 10 students to appear for HSC exams at their own schools in Odisha

The actual figure about the examination centres will be known only after the process of filling-up of forms is over

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Online classes discontinue except for Classes 1 to 9, 11 as schools reopen in Delhi

The order only had instructions to teachers and HOS about the conduct, planning, preparing and teaching of offline Classes to X and XII

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Coffee temporarily counteracts the effect of sleep loss on cognitive function, finds new study

It is estimated that over 30% of adult Western populations sleep less than the recommended seven to eight hours on weekday nights and 15% regularly sleep less than six hours

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Novel protein may improve the safety of therapy for pancreatic cancer, finds new UK study

One barrier to success is toxicity in tissues other than cancer because most of the proteins currently used to target CAR T cells to pancreatic cancer cells and other solid tumours

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Makers of two ayurvedic COVID-19 remedies claim treatments work better than standard medicines

The groundbreaking results have been submitted to Ayush and we hope that they will expedite the approval of Immunofree and Reginmune for COVID-19 treatment

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How this 22-year-old NID student's Gujarati short film went on to be long-listed for the Oscars

Dhummas has been written and directed by Nainisha Dedhia and there are many reasons that make this 19-minute film wonderful. We tell you all about what makes it click and why it's a must watch 

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Decline in 'son preference' by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh, finds new study

The study finds that among women of childbearing age in Bangladesh, son preference is giving way to a desire for gender balance, a consequence of increased female education and employment

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Now, ABVP wants Nirmala Sitharaman to increase funding in Budget 2021 to preserve ancient manuscripts

The student group has put forward this demand in a memorandum that it had submitted to the minister on Friday

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What the FAQ: What are some of the most bizarre theories on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death?

Netaji was believed to have faked his death and lived secretly till he became old, said his followers. There are several other theories such as this

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IIITDM develops integrated machine that can process banana stem to make fibre yarn

The faculty and the students of the Kancheepuram-based Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing have come out with an integrated machine that can process the banana stem

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Over 500 Chennai school students write to TN CM EPS asking him to stop Pulicat port expansion project

As part of their #SavePulicat campaign, the students, under the guidance of teacher and environmentalist M Yuvan, have made several videos and created artwork to spread the word

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Researchers find that COVID-19 triggers antibodies from previous coronavirus infections

The study noted that humans have navigated at least six other types of coronaviruses before SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

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Premature birth can be reduced by treating fetus with new drug delivery system: Study

The study tests bioengineered exosomes as a delivery system for anti-inflammatory medicine directly to the fetus

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Google announces redesign of Search on mobile to simplify user experience

The mobile redesign will make text easier to read by using larger, bolder text so that the human eye can scan and understand Search results faster

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Researchers test possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer

Researchers in this study combined radiation therapy with a drug (telaglenastat) that stops a key enzyme in a cell pathway that becomes altered in cancer cells,

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Researchers find risk factors for intraoperative pressure injury in aortic surgery

The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with an increased risk of intraoperative pressure injury in patients undergoing aortic surgery

Auschwitz death camp'

#ThrowBackToday: How people were starved, gassed or worked to death at Auschwitz death camp liberated 76 years ago 

In today's #TBT, we inform you about how the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp was marked in Jerusalem in the year 2020. Also, today is World Handwriting Day. How will you celebrate it? Tell us!

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More than 2,050 college teachers form collective as they feel excessive political manipulation is ruining the academic field

The formation of the group was triggered by the non-implementation of the 7th UGC pay revision

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Kerala teacher elated with recent government order on maternity leave

Rakhi PV, a contractual employee finally won the fight against the government after having filed an appeal seeking maternity leave for six months way back in 2017

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Bihar top cop says offensive social media posts against govt officials will be treated as cyber crime

The letter issued by Naiyar Hasnain Khan, the ADG heading the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) was addressed to all principal secretaries and secretaries of various departments in the state

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At least 73% cheat during online exams while 7% UG students copy word-to-word, finds new survey

Learning Spiral's survey found that the major hurdle faced during online exams is cheating. They used advanced technologies to minimise the rate

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Online classes for Anna University engineering students to begin on February 18

The last working day for even semester students is May 21 and the practicals and semester will commence on May 24 and June 2 respectively

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Here's why online physical education programs during 'new normal' is important

Online physical education programs are gaining momentum, with several parents letting their child participate in home-based sports events

The webinar is at 11 am

Dr Sunita Narain to speak on 'Gandhi and Cities’ in IIT Madras webinar on Republic Day

Recently, Narain has been appointed as a member of One Health Global Leaders Group on Anti-microbial Resistance which reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Activists want NCRB to maintain disaggregated data on violence against disabled girls, women 

Several disability rights groups urged the Home Minister to order the NCRB to maintain disaggregated data as violence against disabled girls and women is on the rise

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IIT Roorkee signs MoU with MoRTH to focus on research and development, teaching and training in  Development of Highway Infrastructure

In this direction, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 22

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US Prez Joe Biden launches '100 days mask challenge'; makes COVID test, quarantine mandatory for people entering country

In terms of total deaths from Coronavirus, the US is the worst-hit country with more than 406,000 lives lost, according to Johns Hopkins University

Rohan Agarwal

This 19-year-old has hitchhiked to over a 100 cities across India. This is his story 

Rohan Agarwal has been travelling for the last 140 days while also continuing his bachelor's degree online

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Phase 1 trial results show Covaxin has tolerable safety, enhanced immunity, finds Lancet study

Covaxin, which is now undergoing phase-3 trials, had raised concerns among experts over its emergency approval earlier this month by India's drug regulator

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Telangana launches mini hubs to provide basic diagnostic facilities to the poor for free

Key diagnostic services like ultrasonography (USG), radiology services like X-Ray, basic cardiology tests like ECG (Electrocardiography), will be provided in the mini hubs

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Self-development in lockdown: Survey shows how 50% of the workforce chose self-growth programmes online

With the growing reality of hybrid workplaces emerging as the new normal, the survey "Pivoting to the New Normal" was undertaken to comprehend the impact of a pandemic on development

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Scientists at IIT-BHU test new vaccine for Kala-Azar, a major health challenge in India

Kala-Azar, also called visceral leishmaniasis, is a disease in which a parasite migrates to the internal organs such as the liver, spleen (hence 'visceral') and bone marrow

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UP government to launch app to help youth search for self-employment, information about job industry

The app will also provide assistance by the state government, opinion of experts as well as the entire process of loan available for the youth to start self-employment

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Netflix to officially launch Shuffle Play feature in the first-half of 2021

Netflix announced its plan to make the widespread launch of the feature as part of the company's fourth quarter results announced this week, Variety reported

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India contained COVID-19 spread, improved medical infrasturcture with 'Made in India' solutions: PM Modi

The Prime Minister highlighted that India is helping other countries with research related to vaccines and the production capacity of the country

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Plants at home can improve psychological well-being of inhabitants, says study

For the study, the researchers, including Katia Perini from the University of Genoa in Italy, evaluated the role played by the plants at home during the first COVID-19 lockdown

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For the first time in decades, no school children at Karnataka's Republic Day celebration at Manekshaw Parade Ground

While the government has already considered inviting a limited number of guests for this event, there will be no performances by school children at the Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru

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What the FAQ: When can Twitter suspend/block your account and how you can unblock it

Here we explain when and how the microblogging site Twitter can block or suspend your account for violating their content terms and regulations

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Karnataka's Education Department to promote students from Class 1 to 9 based on the marks scored in school tests

For SSLC students, the department stated that the schools can consider highest marks scored in two FAs if the exams at school level are already conducted and four project works to be considered

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With COVID-hit researchers recovered, IIT Madras students says they're being "suffocated" by lockdown rules, food restrictions on campus

According to a circular by the institute, 25 per cent of the hostel residents had tested positive in December

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Why VTU's students, Vatal Nagaraj took part in physical protests to stop physical examinations during the pandemic

Nagaraj said that the students had come to him with 'tearful eyes' complaining about how they do not have hostels to stay, while they write the examinations

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PM Modi tells Tezpur University students to take inspiration from Indian cricket team's success

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and Tezpur Lok Sabha MP Pallab Lochan Das also attended the convocation

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Telangana college transfers student to separate branch by force, asked to pay Rs 67k as penalty

The Commission observed that the said college was deficient in rendering service to the complainant as promised

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60% of millennials in India believe long email interactions hamper productivity during WFH, finds new survey

The survey conducted by Hiver, a Gmail-based customer service solution for teams, highlights that as many as 60 per cent of millennials believe that long email interactions hamper productivity

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Not in favour of granting an extra chance to UPSC aspirants who missed exam due to COVID: Centre tells SC

The bench has now posted the plea of a civil services aspirant Rachna for hearing on January 25 and asked the Centre to file an affidavit during the period and serve it to the parties

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New study finds out how SARS-CoV-2 may not only target human cells but also replicate and spread

The findings also highlight that the possibilities could potentially serve as targets for new therapies for patients with COVID-19, although validation in cells and animal models is needed

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Left with dirty classrooms, private schools in Hyderabad set to charge students for sanitisation

Many students have not paid fees. Providing hand sanitisers and maintaining social distancing is not easy for small schools in the city, the management said

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Maharashtra state board exams to begin on April 23 for Class XII and April 29 for Class X

Barring Mumbai and Thane, schools in other parts of the state have reopened for students of classes IX to XII on November 23, 2020

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IIM-Calcutta students win Best Teams awards at X-Culture 2020 for solving real-life business challenges

The 1,277 reports submitted were evaluated by a large group of international business experts comprising 174 professors and coaches from 45 countries

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UoH inaugurates natural rock sculpted by Fine Arts alumni at university main gate 

The natural rock used to make the statue10X12 feet and had been identified within the campus and mobilised to the front gate

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#ThrowBackToday: How Tamil Nadu stood up for the right to celebrate Jallikattu

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the time when Tamil Nadu protested the Supreme Court's ban of its traditional sport Jallikattu. Also, did you know about the movie Jallikattu? We tell you all  

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Management students should be taught about how COVID was handled in India: Dr Kiran Bedi

The Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry was speaking at XLRI Talk Series, a leadership talk session by the XLRI - Xavier School of Management

Kamalam was formerly known as dragon fruit

Slow Clap: Say Sayonara to Chinese names, vanakkam to our Kamalam

Dragon Fruit getting renamed as Kamalam was one of the best things that have happened in 2021. Don't trust us? Here's why

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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to be conferred with D'Litt at Avinashilingam University convocation

The Union Minister will be conferred D'Litt-Honoris Causa degree for his contribution in the field of Literature and Education, the university said

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Elected representatives above 50 years likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in next round

A government source, however, insisted that there is no specific timeline for the vaccination of top politicians

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World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh

As per the doctors, the child was normal and playful following visual stimuli a few months back. For the last 20 days, the mother noticed that the child was not following anything

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Brain pressure disorder that causes vision problems on the rise, risk increases with obesity: Study

For the study, published in the journal Neurology, the researchers used a national healthcare database to analyze 35 million patient-years of data over a 15-year period, between 2003 and 2017 in Wales

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Delhi government asks schools to install sanitary napkins incinerators in girls toilet blocks

The Education Ministry's Project Approval Board (PAB) has awarded work for procurement and installation of sanitary napkin incinerators in 3,204 toilet blocks of 553 schools of DoE and MCD

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Student activists demanding reopening of campuses, timely disbursement of fellowships detained

Similar demands were also raised in a memorandum submitted to the UGC chairman by the All India Students' Association (AISA) and Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU)

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Joe Biden's inaugural speech was written by Indian-American from Telangana, Vinay Reddy 

Reddy serves as a speechwriter on the Biden-Harris Transition and was the Senior Advisor and Speechwriter for the Biden-Harris Campaign

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Vedantu launches SuperReaders- Phonics-based LIVE online reading classes for primary kids aged 4-6

Phonics is proven to be highly effective in a child’s initial stages of learning and helps children to recognise and associate sounds of the alphabet with the word they read

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Over 1,100 schools identified for NCC training in border, coastal areas: Rajnath Singh

Speaking at the annual National Cadet Corps rally at NCC Parade Ground in Delhi, Singh said that the government has also decided to give preference to NCC cadets in employment

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Astrophysics students at UC Berkeley can now apply for the Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund

Shweta Singh Kirti, Sushant Singh Rajput's California-based sister, announced the $35,000 fund on the occasion of the late actor's 35th birth anniversary 

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Punjab to open primary schools from January 27, students of Classes 1 and 2 can go to school from February 1

The timings will remain the same from 10 am to 3 pm and parents will have to give written consent before sending their wards to schools

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Schools in Haryana will reopen from the first week of February for students of Classes 6 to 8 

After remaining shut for six months due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Haryana had partially reopened in mid-September for students of Classes 9 to 12

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Football Delhi announces scholarships for Under-16 players representing various states

During each calendar year, only two meritorious footballers -- a junior boy and girl -- will be identified based on their football skills and academic achievements for a scholarship

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Meet the engineers who had to bust a move themselves to teach these dynamic robots how to dance

The clip, showing robots dancing to the 1962 hit Do You Love Me? by The Contours, was an instant hit on social media, attracting more than 23 million views during the first week

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Guess who’s been selected as Berlinale Talent at BIFF? This director from Kolkata and we are psyched!

Hyash Tanmoy has come a really long way and has a solid body of work including direction, producing, nurturing upcoming talents and a whole lot more. Check out what it means to be selected for it 

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Indian junior women's hockey team stuns opponents from Chile, bags third consecutive victory

India's young players tried to create a clear-cut opportunity in the latter stages of the second quarter, but saw their efforts get thwarted as Chile took their one-goal lead into the half-time break

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Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education' in schools

In an executive order signed in his first day in office, Biden disband Donald Trump's presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday

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What the FAQ: All you need to know about President Joe Biden's new Immigration Policy. Will it help Indians going to the USA?

Post the November election outcome, a document of the Biden transition had said he will reform the visa system that has kept so many Indian families in waiting for too long

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Budget 2021 with Kautilya: Nirmala Sitharaman shouldn't offset big bang lockdown with big bang budget

No fiscal policy reform can help India instantly jump back from the jolt that the pandemic has dealt, said Indermit Singh Gill

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Man attempts suicide over Maratha quota issue in Maharashtra 

Before consuming the poison, the man in a Facebook live video blamed the government for the Maratha community not being able to get reservations in education and jobs

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No appointments till JNU can "revisit, reexamine and recast" roster for all posts: Delhi HC

The Single Judge Bench of Justice Jyoti Singh had held JNU responsible for de-reservation of two faculty positions. The Division Bench's judgement extends that exercise to all posts

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Association of Private Schools put up posters of 'no fees-no exams' outside schools in Moradabad

The President of the Association further stated that the school fees were not paid until December last year amid the pandemic

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Tripura govt approves proposal to provide free sanitary napkins to schoolgirls

A total of 1,68,252 students shall be covered under this new scheme called 'Kishori Suchita Abhiyan. This will involve an investment of Rs 3,61,63,248 from the state's exchequer