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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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Not in favour of giving extra chance to UPSC aspirants who missed their last attempt due to COVID-19: Centre to SC

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar took note of the submissions of Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing on behalf of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)

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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

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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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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 

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After forging diplomatic ties, Bhutan, Israel to 'connect' through chess

Under the Chess4Solidarity initiative, Israel and Bhutan have organised a virtual chess competition today to connect two countries and to form solidarity between people through the game of chess

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Commonwealth Secreteriat and women sailing crew to fight marine pollution

The collaboration will help Commonwealth countries protect oceans and manage plastic pollution

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Google News Showcase reaches close to 450 publications in 12 countries

Google said it is working closely with a number of News Showcase partners to pay to provide users free access to select paywalled stories

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Deep sleep prevents neurodegenerative disease, crucial for brain health: Study

Researchers found that deep sleep has an ancient, restorative power to clear waste from the brain

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Health entrepreneur Upasana Kamineni's new venture is about getting back on your feet after recovering from COVID

The fitness guru and health entrepreneur's new venture is all about getting back to your feet and going through rehabilitation after a bout of the illness

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HarperCollins Publishers India announces 'Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman' by Chidanand Rajghatta

The book will focus on the life and times of Kamala Harris and celebrate her Asian and Jamaican heritage, with special focus on her India connect,

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#ThrowBackToday: How women's marches around the world cast a shadow over Trump's first day in office 

In today's #TBT, we take you back to Donald Trump's first day in office as the US President. Ironic that we are talking about his first day on his last day (plus one) in office, right? Oh, well!

Shashank Arun

Captain Environment: This 12-year-old has a start-up that's trying to reduce global warming

Shashank Arun, founder of the start-up Captain Environment, talks about how he is inspiring other kids to follow a greener lifestyle

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UG medical students arrive at campuses; classes to begin by February in Chennai

While about 250 students arrived at Stanley, 232 arrived at the Madras Medical College, 100 at the Omandurar Government Medical College and Hospital

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Adikavi Nannaya University VC reviews admissions, directs principals to finish the year's syllabus

He asked that a detailed report on the progress would be sent to the University every week and that special focus would be given to PhD admissions for the year

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Karnataka most innovative state, Maharashtra second: Niti Aayog report

The rankings are based on five major parameters -- human capital, investments, business and legal environment, new businesses registered and patent and trademark registrations filed for

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Fee structure for Karnataka schools to be announced soon: Education Minister S Suresh Kumar

The fee structure will be fixed in such a way that both parents and aided schools get some much-needed respite

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Central Government should bring in law to regulate OTT content: Maharashtra Home Minister

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the state government will register a case against Amazon Prime India's web series 'Tandav'

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Nidhi Razdan on phishing scam: I did not want to lie about Harvard University

Nidhi said that she had no idea that something as harmless as a pdf file could contain Malware and that she wants people to be cautious while on the internet

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Appearance, social norms keep students from turning on their Zoom cameras, find researchers

In the survey, the team found that among underrepresented minorities, 38 per cent said they were concerned about other people being seen behind them

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Humans used chopping tools half a million years ago, find Israeli and Italian researchers

Applying advanced scientific methods, the team unravelled the function of 53 tools found at the prehistoric site of Revadim in southern Israel

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Toppers, PhD scholars to get their degrees in person, others virtually: PM to address Tezpur University convocation

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Tezpur Lok Sabha MP Pallab Lochan Das will also attend the programme

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How Karnataka's Mitti Cafe served over 6 lakh meals to the homeless during COVID-19 lockdown

Mitti Cafe has plans of expanding to Chenna, Mumbai and Hyderabad. We find out how they have been dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and more

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DIYA wanna watch these funky videos by Vaishali Sutar on YouTube?

Vaishali Sutar, a DIY artist speaks about how her handmade art decor at home pushed her to start a YouTube channel. Her DIY artwork are quite easy to make using simple materials available at home

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What the FAQ: What does Epicaricacy, the word used by Shashi Tharoor after India humbled Australia, mean?

He also took a dig at former Australian skipper Michael Clarke who had earlier said that India could celebrate for a year if they beat Australia without Virat Kohli

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TN Teachers on 'watchman shift' through the day to ensure students stay apart, follow COVID protocols on return to schools

  If one teacher finishes class, they are only allowed to leave after the next subject teacher arrives. At no point are the students left alone

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Online skill gaming industry asks NITI Aayog to set up single self-regulatory body

The Supreme Court has since the 1960s distinguished games of skills from gambling and upheld the constitutional right to play and offer such games of skill

Under the programme, the entirety of the fee is waived off.

This programme is ensuring that aspirants from all backgrounds have an equal chance to ace the Civil Service exams

The One Class, One IAS programme aims to make the civil services an accessible dream for students from all over the state through a series of inclusive programmes

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From mass bunking to interviews, why YouTuber Be Younick's videos are making 4 million peeps go ROFL

We speak to Nikunj Lotia AKA Be YouNick, whose videos on YouTube are relatable and rib-ticklingly funny, making him one of the top content creators in the country

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Nasal COVID-19 vaccine will be easy to administer to school-going children with mild viral load: AIIMS director

Once children start going to the school regularly and they contract the COVID-19 infection, they will not have much problem but if they bring it home they can spread it to their family members

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Around 30 disability rights organisations write to PM seeking priority COVID vaccination for persons with disabilities 

Several disability rights organisations highlighted numerous reasons why persons with disabilities should receive shots on priority

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Google's Chrome update helps users identify, change weak passwords for security

According to Mashable, Google has constantly been beefing up its built-in password manager with features

The women have come together to make a legal and social impact

This advocacy group has been working to make therapy centres a safe place for children with disabilities

Set up by concerned parents and stakeholders, TogetherWeCan has been working continuously to restructure the mental health process for special needs children

Rangesh and his sister Swarnambika, founders of Life Seedz

This 10-year-old CEO is saving the environment one seed at a time

Rangesh Vel, a 10-year-old entrepreneur talks about his company, Life Seedz that manufactures seed balls

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Being obese may increase the risk of mental health issues in teens: Study

For the study, the team involved 48 teenagers (73 per cent girls), with an average age of 15 and an average BMI of 42, which is severe obesity

In 2017, the FDA lent a hand to child development in the state

This organisation has been helping school children be prepared for disasters. Check out how they've been doing this 

The Foundation for Development Action has been working for decades to make the children of Kerala safer from natural and man-made disasters. We find out out more about 

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Government school transformation helped Delhi get highest NAS score of 44.73

Noting that the income-level in a state also plays a major role, the index said the states ensuring good quality of education in government-aided schools can also help raise the NAS score

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Meet the six-year-old whose brilliant paintings were on the cover of this year's Kerala Budget

Aman Shazia Ajay, fondly called Akku is a second-grader of Government Girls' Lower Primary School, Vadakkancherry

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Kerala Assembly polls likely in April: Chief Electoral Officer Tikkaram Meena

A team of EC officials will reach the state shortly and hold meetings with representatives of political parties, officials and others regarding the conduct of polls

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Hyundai's philanthropic arm signs MoU with IIT Delhi to support research

FITT is a unit established by IITD to foster, promote and sustain the commercialisation of research results at IITD

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This IISc professor uses a novel method to prove deep relationships between different Stark elements

Mahesh Kakde from the Department of Mathematics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru is one of the recipients of this year’s Swarna Jayanti fellowship instituted by the DST

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83% of parents would prefer kids going back to college hostels but want them confined and not hanging out in friends' rooms

The survey found that 55 per cent of parents feel that the varsity should not issue out passes for students till the situation is completely safe

Vimalraj Selvaraj

DST INSPIRE faculty from Chennai working on alternative anti-cancer therapy using transgenic zebrafish

Dr Vimalraj Selvaraj from Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, is a recipient of the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship instituted by the Department of Science & Technology

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This portal is helping at-home women entrepreneurs get into the e-commerce game. Here's how

Maheela, a newly-launched online marketplace, has an array of handmade and homemade products by women. We find out more

Nakshatra and her team work in other capacities and spend a part of their income for this NGO

These transpeople in Karnataka are adopting and caring for children abandoned by their families. This is their story

Nakshatra, a transperson who started an NGO along with her friends, speaks about how they are providing shelter to rescued children and people who have been abandoned on the streets

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Odisha govt announces reduction of tuition fees in all aided, unaided private schools for this year

The state government action came based on a High Court directive which asked the government to reduce the fees in all aided and unaided private schools

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40 million Pakistani children under five-years receive vaccination during nationwide anti-polio campaign

Dr Rana Mohammad Safdar said in a statement that the fight against poliovirus was rejuvenated through the delivery of successful polio campaigns last year

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Textbooks in Indian Sign Language, CBSE to bring in two levels for English and Sanskrit, as part of NEP

The major portions of NEP will be covered under the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and centrally sponsored schemes, the release stated  

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Researchers find loss of smell is most important, relevant symptom of COVID-19

For the study, a total of 23 nationalities and over 4,500 Covid patients from all over the world have responded to the researchers' questionnaire

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Researchers find success with new therapy involving introduction of small peptide nasally

Many COVID-19 patients in the ICU suffer from cytokine storm that affects lungs, heart and other organs

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AYUSH reduces NEET 2020 cut-off for admission to Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy courses

AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC) has started the mop-up round of the AYUSH NEET 2020 counselling at aaccc.gov.in. the process will be on till January 23

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IIT Madras Robert Bosch Centre awards fellowship to world-renowned researchers

As part of welcoming the fellows, RBCDSAI is holding a series of events interacting with them on topical issues in Data Science and AI

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Study finds experience of childhood emotional neglect can have generational impact

The findings suggest that childhood emotional neglect has intergenerational effects on brain structure and function. The significance of the stronger connection remains unclear

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Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala top Niti Aayog's second Innovation Index

India Innovation Index 2020, ranks the states and union territories based on their relative performance of supporting innovation

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Several UN agencies working closely with Indian authorities for massive vaccination programme

UN teams have monitored more than 4,000 vaccination sessions so far and have helped to train more than 300,000 vaccinators and healthcare workers

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SC to schedule hearing on pleas pertaining to Maratha reservation on February 5

According to the 102nd amendment to the Constitution, reservation can be granted only if a particular community is named in the list prepared by the President

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Washington DC on edge before Biden's inauguration, fear right-wing extremist groups

Investigators in Washington are particularly worried that members of right-wing extremist groups and militias, like the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, could descend on Washington to spark violence

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Rimi is a short film on the mundane life of a housewife directed by this 22-year-old Hyderabadi youngster

If a housewife hasn't danced in the rain for 20 years, is it okay to take the plunge now? This short film explores the possibility of housewives taking time out for themselves to make the most of it

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Anti-Facebook platform MeWe soars, adds 2.5mn users in 1 week

US-based social network MeWe has become the top downloaded social app in Google Play Store, adding more than 2.5 million new members in the last one week

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This platform gets 'matching' college students to tutor your kids after school. Here's why they think it trumps tuitions

Mentor Match is a unique platform that provides school students with study buddies, who are college students, to help them prepare better