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DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients, aiding faster treatment: Study

For patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19, mechanical ventilation is often the only way to keep them alive

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Over 80% students enrolled under FSA provided mid-day meals, reveals RTI 

A total of 9,52,24,169 children in the entire country are covered under the programme, while 11,75,54,514 of them are enrolled

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This Maharashtra educator developed a novel teaching method during COVID-19 lockdown. Here's how

He concentrated on developing four fundamental skills of language, listening, speaking, reading and writing among students

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In a major data breach, numbers of WhatsApp web users found on Google search

Although WhatsApp is primarily a mobile app, currently being used by over 400 million users in India, some working professionals also use the instant chat app on their desktops and PCs via the web

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Two IIT Guwahati students develop digital health system for monitoring patients remotely

Both Mitali Basak (a third-year PhD student) and Shirsendu Mitra (former PhD student) have been recognised for an entry to the global Charm Health Innovation Challenge.

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Goa CM accepts demand to shift IIT campus from tribal village after incessant protests. Here's what changed his mind

Previously, the Chief Minister had said that work would continue in the area and that the villagers ‘would eventually calm down’

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Discrimination ups anxiety risk regardless of genetics, says new study

To gain insight on the connection, the research team used data from a national probability sample of nearly 1,500 non-institutionalised, all English-speaking adults between 25 to 74 years in age

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Dalit student body, researchers from Mysore University protest for a mess to eat in, other basic amenities

The Associations say that SC,ST and OBC PhD students have not been receiving their scholarship money since the last academic year

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This 15-year-old Dubai-based Indian teenager helped recycle 25 tonnes of e-waste

This sparked the beginning of her campaign ‘WeCareDXB' that she said has collected over 25 tonnes of e-waste for recycling in over four years

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Fifteen days on, Karnataka's Vidyagama classes log over 45% attendance in smaller districts, pittance in Bengaluru 

Cities including Bengaluru South, Yadgiri, Bidar and Vijayapura have recorded the lowest percentage of attendance among 34 other districts in Karnataka

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Google dedicates doodle to basketball inventor James Naismith

he animated doodle features two children who are trying to throw a ball into the basket and a man, who is a caricature version of Naismith standing with a clipboard

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This 16-year-old's IoT-enabled device can call your phone if your home's on fire. Here's how

Sensafe is a smart, IoT enabled device, which can send a call or an SMS to your mobile phone when there's a fire at home. We find out more

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What the FAQ: Trump becomes first-ever US president to be impeached twice, who were the others and what does impeachment mean?

We explain what impeachment means, why Trump is being impeached twice and a lot more

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Pakistan to reopen secondary and higher secondary schools from January 18 

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced this at a media briefing after a high-level meeting of education ministers from provinces and education experts

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Former IAS officer Arvind Sharma nominated to UP Vidhan Parishad

Apart from Sharma, the remaining three candidates have been re-nominated and they include Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh and Laxman Prasad Acharya

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Kerala Finance Minister presents Budget with a special focus on education and jobs

Isaac commenced his Budget speech with quotes from a poem written by Sneha, a Class 7 student of Kuzhalmandam government school in Palakkad

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NTA alerts JEE applicants to fake website that's duping them by collecting fees for exam

The NTA clarified that the only genuine/ official website for receiving applications and examination fees is jeemain.nta.nic.in

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2020 was one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organisation 

All five datasets surveyed by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) concur that 2011-2020 was the warmest decade on record, in a persistent long-term climate change trend

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COVID-19: India records 15,590 fresh cases. Recoveries surged to 1,01,62,738

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,62,738 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.53 per cent

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MIT professor charged for failing to disclose ties with Chinese government

Gang Chen was charged by criminal complaint with wire fraud, failing to file a foreign bank account report (FBAR) and making a false statement in a tax return

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Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust concerns, fourteen months after it announced the deal

Google is scooping up Fitbit while it fights a series of lawsuits filed by the US Department of Justice 

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2020 warmest year on record, hotter years to come: NASA

NASA meteorologist says this year has been a very striking example of what it's like to live under some of the most severe effects of climate change 

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#ThrowBackToday: Wikipedia celebrates two decades of existence with a virtual party and you are all invited!

In today's #TBT, we express our collective gratitude for Wikipedia which has helped us through many assignments and research. And they are also throwing a party and you surely don't want to miss this

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PM Modi to address Startup India International Summit on Saturday via videoconferencing

Prime Minister Modi will interact with startups and address the summit on January 16 at 5 PM via video conferencing, the PMO said in a statement

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Schools can now resume collecting fees from students in Classes 10 and 12 in Uttarakhand

Following the COVID-19 guidelines, schools in Uttarakhand opened after a gap of over seven months on November 2 for students of class 10 and 12

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Delhi High Court seeks CBSE's response on issuance of certificates to transgender

According to the petition that was filed in the court, the person had undergone gender-affirming surgery in order to align his body with his self-identified gender and 

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Past COVID-19 infection gives 5-month immunity, but risk exists, according to UK study 

Experts cautioned those with immunity may still be able carry the virus in their nose and throat and, therefore, have a risk of transmitting to others

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Schools in Delhi to reopen tomorrow but physical attendance not compulsory for students 

The decision to reopen the schools comes around just the right time, when vaccination drive has been started around India. These announcements reflect the forthcoming positive times

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Social Justice Ministry, NCBC seeks UoH response on discrimination allegations in OBC admissions

For the last two months, the University and the NCBC have been going back and forth on the admission of two candidates — Adduri Mukteshwar and Harshini Devi

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SFI asks UGC to intervene in UoH campus land encroachment issue

The SFI informed the UGC in its letter that there had been several incidents of encroachment and illegal construction on the campus

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Twenty-month-old baby's death gives a new lease of life to five patients including a five-month-old infant

Doctors at Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi retrieved her heart, liver, both kidneys and both corneas, and transplanted them in five patients including the infant.

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What the FAQ?: Tesla is now in 'Namma Bengaluru' but why did Elon Musk choose this city to launch?

Here's a lowdown on the most frequently asked questions in the past two days after the official launch of Tesla Inc's manufacturing and R&D unit in Bengaluru 

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BU withdraws affiliation to 8 BEd colleges, urges students not to seek admission as NCTE had disaffiliated institutions earlier

The university has advised students not to take admissions for BEd course in these colleges. If students are admitted, the University would not be responsible for such admissions

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Anthems around Ambedkarism: This duo is documenting and digitisation Maharashtra’s anti-caste songs

The reason why these songs have not found a more mainstream presence so far is because the field is dominated by upper castes, which is why the duo say they want to create this 'Bookmobile'

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28-yr-old who challenged age limit of 25 allowed to attend counselling for admission to veterinary course

The court was hearing a 28-year old man plea challenging Regulation 6 of the Veterinary Council of India Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education Regulations, 2016

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Masks, social distancing, routine testing can prevent 96 pc of COVID-19 infections in colleges: Study

Researchers examined 24 combinations of four common preventive strategies--social distancing, mask-wearing, testing and isolation--and calculated their effectiveness and cost per infection prevented

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This 25-year-old Bengaluru lad just made India's largest mosaic out of 7,400 mini Rubik's cubes

On display at Coca-Cola's headquarters in Bengaluru, it took Prithveesh K Bhat over five months to plan and execute this particular work of art. Here's how he did it. Read on to find out more...

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AICTE, Cyberpeace collaborate to train 5 lakh students, faculty on cybersecurity 

According to a press release, the cybersecurity training programme designed to educate 5 lakh students and faculty was unveiled by AICTE Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe

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#ThrowBackToday: When mankind sent a probe to Saturn's moon Titan and it landed successfully!

In today's #TBT, we talk about The Huygens Probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan and the information it relayed back is still being analysed and studied by scientists. Read on...
 

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Won't help with or get vaccinated during drive: Delhi teachers threaten, demand 5-months pending salary

Municipal Corporation Teachers' Association said that they have been fulfilling all their duties related to COVID-19 since April

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Maha govt to set up medical college, 430-bed hospital in Marathwada's Osmanabad district

The statement said that Rs 674.14 crore will be made available for setting up the medical college and hospital

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India's active COVID-19 cases falls to 2,14,507, lowest after 197 days

India's active caseload of COVID-19 has fallen to 2,14,507, which is the lowest after 197 days, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday

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Chaudhry family to continue running Aakash Institutes, despite impending BYJU'S acquisition

In a statement, AESL said that its founders JC Chaudhry and Aakash Chaudhry will continue to run the company along with its existing management team

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So long WhatsApp, Hola Kaizala! Why four Gujarat schools are migrating to Microsoft's messaging app Kaizala

Kaizala was developed in India by a team of Maharashtrian developers at the Microsoft India Development Center in Hyderabad

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After NEET, around 800 super speciality medical seats may go vacant in India this year. This is why

Around 800 medical super speciality seats in the country are likely to vacant, owing to the National Medical Commission not reducing the cutoff percentile

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Delhi government allows schools to reopen for Classes 10, 12 from Jan 18

Schools are reopening in the national capital after 10 months, after being shut last year to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus

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US college campuses are Covid superspreaders: Study

All reported campuses pursued regular surveillance testing, weekly or even twice per week, combined with aggressive test-trace-isolate strategies

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No conclusive proof of sexual assault in the autopsy report of UP girl, DNA test result awaited: Cops

A senior police officer indicated that it would be premature to say anything on the nature of crime at this stage of the investigation as further evidence are being gathered

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Jharkhand medical student's body found in dam with hands, legs tied

The body of the woman, a student of the Hazaribagh Medical College, was spotted on Tuesday by locals who then informed the police, they said. She hailed from the Godda district, police said

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Massive transformation in field of education in last four years: UP Dy CM Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma on said the state has seen a "massive transformation" in the field of education in the last four years with new colleges and universities being opened and academic sessions regularised

COVID-19

Researchers identify 'immune cop' that detects SARS-CoV-2

For the study, the team surveyed 16 viral RNA binding proteins in human lung epithelial cells and identified MDA-5 as the predominant sensor responsible for activating interferon

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UK begins major trial for new inhaler-based COVID-19 treatment

It involves inhaling a protein called interferon beta-1a (SNG001), which the body produces when it gets a viral infection

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Novel Coronavirus may resemble the common cold in future, predict scientists

The researchers noted that four common cold-causing coronaviruses have been circulating in humans for a long time and almost everyone is infected at a young age

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Pokhriyal reviews work done under NEP 2020, recommends task force for proper implementation

A monthly and weekly calendar should be drawn up for implementation of the tasks so that every stakeholder is updated about its implementation

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Meet the first Kashmiri to be awarded the Kofi Annan scholarship and the Oxford-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholarship

Mirza Bég is a lawyer from Kashmir, who is currently pursuing his master's in Public Policy from Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government

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AMU students coordination committee to set up health camp, mini library at farmers' protest site

Former office-bearers of students' union have been operating through the platform of the coordination committee

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Won't go home till demands are met: Here's why hundreds of teachers in PoK are on the street asking for salary hike

The teachers said that they are the worst affected by rising inflation in the region and are struggling to make ends meet

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COVID-19 healthcare workers at risk for mental health problems: Study

For the study, the researchers surveyed 571 healthcare workers, including 473 emergency responders (firefighters, police, EMTs) and 98 hospital staff (doctors, nurses)

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What the FAQ: Can you choose your vaccine, which one is better? All you need to know before the big day

Here's a lowdown on the most frequently asked questions in the past few weeks in a lead up to India's COVID-19 vaccination drive

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Virtual classes and why they are working out quite well for students

To keep the students engaged during the pandemic was a huge challenge. The teachers took the help of social media initially and soon after, switched to virtual classrooms to make learning interactive

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How KIIT students shook off Corona scare to bag top-notch jobs during placements 

Campus placement in KIT School of Management and KIIT School of Law has just started and it is hoped that these two Schools will also achieve cent per cent success like every year. Read on for more

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How the SHE ARISE Program is empowering women from underprivileged backgrounds to secure a career in tech

Altran India, part of Capgemini, launched the SHE ARISE Program in 2018 and has trained and placed almost 800 women

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Here's how this Tamil movie actor and his students achieved multiple Guinness World Records

The folks at Gokulnath Unique Talent Academy managed to achieve 16 Guinness World Records amongst themselves. We find out how they did it

Farmer’s Share used to open its doors for school students from many parts of the state

Check out Kerala-based Farmer's Share, a farm where children are taught to live, learn and work for themselves

Set up by Ambrose Kooliyath, the 10-acre land allows adults and young children how to learn and practise every natural skill to support themselves

The hour-long documentary highlights architectural artefacts in Kerala

How Thomas Oommen has opened the minds of architecture students to Kerala's intrinsic building style

Thomas Oommen is on a mission to appreciate post modern architecture in Kerala without comparing it to designing styles and traditions from the West or other parts of India

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Google's flagship team programming competition to go virtual due to pandemic

Hash Code is for students and professionals around the world where people pick the team and programming language and Google picks an engineering problem for them to solve

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Cancel CBSE Board Exams 2021: Students run online petition citing inadequate online classes, mental health concerns

Students have argued that online classes were not enough to prepare them for the board exams and thus they seek complete cancellation of the 2021 CBSE board examinations

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Parents and students protest against JIPMER counselling cancellation

Students and parents came for counselling from various states and nearly fifty of them gathered near the entrance of JIPMER and protested by sitting on the road

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Researchers suggest that a walk in the park may help mitigate work-related stress

The study found stronger Sense of Coherence among people who regularly took walks in forests or greenspaces

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BMC allows various education boards to conduct exams in Mumbai

The BMS has now decided to permitted the boards to conduct their examinations, as not doing so could result in loss of a year for students

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IIHMR University concludes Health Next 2021 conference

The speakers discussed new solutions and strategies as COVID-19 had taken a toll on various sectors and areas

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#ThrowBackToday: Aristotle's school The Lyceum discovered under a car parking lot? No way!

In today's #TBT, we tell you all about how The Lyceum was discovered in the year 1997 and what significance it held back in the day. Also, how Starbucks poised itself to enter the Indian market  
 

The campaign intends to support women-led businesses

This campaign intends to help women-led businesses get that definitive edge. Here's how  

EdelGive's Naghma Mulla explains why it's important to provide women the right environment and support rather than just empowering them  

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Jagran Lakecity University names Dr Sandeep Shastri as its new Vice-Chancellor

Dr Sandeep Shastri is a renowned author, researcher, political strategist, international consultant, speaker, and has 13 books to his credit

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Master the delicate art of brush-lettering with the help of this 24-year-old alumna of NIT Rourkela

Priyanjita Adhikari tells us how she started brush-lettering and how she is helping others along the way. She pursued her higher education from NIT Rourkela who she credits for boradening her horizon

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These four budding poets from the Bhubaneswar Poetry Club will win your heart with their verses

Bhubaneswar Poetry Club (BPC) is a treasure trove of poets who know their craft or are getting there. We speak to four budding poets from and learn how the group has helped them out when they need it 

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Former JNUSU president enters his 'locked' hostel room on return, varsity slaps fine for 'illegal entry'

Former JNUSU president N Sai Balaji was asked to pay a fine of Rs 500 for allegedly breaking the double lock of his room

Nivedhita Subramaniam with one of her books

Here's why author and illustrator Niveditha Subramaniam feels illustrations bring life to stories for children

Niveditha Subramaniam is a children's author and illustrator from Chennai. We find out more about her books, illustrations, how she engages children and a lot more

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UPES honours the family of Martyr Lance Naik Pradeep Rawat; launches new initiative to help families

The final match of the tournament was played today between UPES and UPCL teams. UPES won the match by 55 runs after setting the target of 191 runs for UPCL

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UoH Teachers’ Association condemns encroachment of campus, arrest of protesting students

The Association states that a joint-action committee is likely to be formed consisting of faculty, students and non-teaching staff 

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SRM Dental College prof found dead by suicide in hostel room, police register case

A case has been registered with the Maraimalai Nagar police and her body has been sent for post mortem to Chengalpattu government hospital    

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Vision India pledges to employ over 21,000 youth under its 'Employ India Campaign'

Vision India has decided to take 12th and college students from 2nd/3rd tier cities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal in the first phase for Employ India campaign

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UP college shut for a day after bird carcass found on premises

Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Yashvant Singh said a team collected the carcass and sent it for forensic examination to check for avian influenza

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Over 26 children engaged as labourers rescued; seven held for trafficking 

Eight children from Telangana were counselled and handed over to their parents while the remaining children were sent to rehabilitation homes, they added

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EU regulator gets a request to approve the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

The drugs agency for the 27-nation EU has already approved two other coronavirus vaccines, one made by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech and another by Moderna

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TN teachers happy schools are reopening, but worried that there's too much ground to cover before 10, +2 exams

Several studies and surveys have shown the child labour spiked during the pandemic, teachers worry seats in their classrooms may remain empty because of the same

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At least 26% in the creative sector fear end of the road in March 2021: FICCI report on the impact of COVID-19

The FICCI report also found that 16 per cent of the creative sector is facing permanent closure now as an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The duo hope to design customised clothing for different formal occasions

This Kerala clothing brand has something for everyone's style preferences, regardless of gender, shape or size

Era was designed with the hope to create a more inclusive and representative space where people do not need to feel restricted in the way they present themselves

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Jowar puffs or sorghum sticks — take your pick from a variety of yummy and healthy snacks Hyderabad's Mego offers

Love snacking but want to be healthy too? Then, check out Mego's millet-based snacks. We bite into one to tell you why they are tasty, nutritious and can compete with any chips or wafers on any day  

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This 25-year-old and his team from Karimnagar get up to ten appeals for blood donations per day and they help them all

Venkata Ramana from Karimnagar is forever in search of blood donors. So he and his friends leverage the network they have built over the years to make it happen. This is their inspiring tale. Read on

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This device can whip up delicious meals without you there and you have these Hyderabadi youngsters to thank for it

Sautéing, steaming, frying and boiling — this device is almost here to drive away your cooking blues by taking care of all this and so much more. Hyderabad's Futuristic Lab is the force behind it

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Rural connect: How Pradeep Lokhande has been working for education and employment in India's villages for three decades

Pune-based Pradeep Lokhande and his story is worth recounting at regular intervals to remember that India resides in its villages and it's there that we have to work the hardest. Read on for more

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UP teacher suspended after forging freedom fighter dependent certificate to secure job

Pal, who was transferred here in 2016 as an assistant teacher, was served notice a number of times over furnishing of fake documents

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Latest policy update does not affect the privacy of messages: WhatsApp assures

The messaging giant - which has about 400 million users in India - said it will always be clear within the app when users are communicating with any business

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What the FAQ: Can humans contract Bird Flu? Everything about Avian Influenza and its spread in India

There are confirmed cases of bird flu in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and six other states in India. Here's what you need to know

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Computer's learning ability improved by tweaking AI software to function like a human brain: Study

Riesenhuber and Rule found that artificial neural networks, which represent objects in terms of previously learned concepts, learned new visual concepts significantly faster

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This 27-year-old debutante artist from Hyderabad's first exhibition was a treat. Here's what lies ahead for her

Tejaswy Swathi gathered all her nerves to conduct her first in-person exhibition and we find out how it went. It was a ten-day affair held at Café Rāsasvāda in Hyderabad and indeed, it was a delight

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IIT, Guwahati researchers claim to have found clues to understand the death of massive stars

According to the team, the solutions to the toughest challenges to the core collapse mechanism of the huge supernovae come from the tiniest subatomic particles called neutrinos

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This 24-year-old's a cappella covers are so good that you'll keep listening to them on loop

The Instagram handle of Swayamsiddha Priyadarshi is the only playlist you need to liven things up. We listen to his various compositions and think that you should too. Here's his story, read on