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India to produce 850 million units of Russian vaccine Sputnik V annually, says RDIF

Sputnik V will be the third vaccine to be used in India against coronavirus. In January, DCGI had given the emergency use authorisation for two COVID-19 vaccines

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India administers over 10.85 crores COVID-19 vaccine doses in 16 lakh sessions

Eight states account for 60.16 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country. Over 40 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours

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Five senior UK scientists selected for India Visiting Professorships to promote collaboration between healthcare and education

The Visiting Professorships are part of a Royal Society Yusuf Hamied Programme for India that has been running since 2017.

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Researchers discover deep learning model to maximise lifespan after liver transplant

The study shows that the model can significantly improve long-term survival and quality of life for liver transplant recipients

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Karnataka rules out conducting online examination for higher classes 

Deputy CM said although there was a demand from a section of students and parents to conduct the tests online, it would not be possible

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This unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

The treatment dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids' brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack

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This 18-year-old millennial is striving to change the e-learning sector

College student Neeraj's digital school aims at nurturing and enhancing a child's physical, mental, emotional, conceptual, and social growth 

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#ThrowBackToday: It’s been over a century since the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Then why does it hurt like it was yesterday?

In today’s #TBT, we want to remind you of the painful and atrocious Jallianwala Bagh massacre. It changed a lot of things in the hearts of Indians and this is why we should never forget about it

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Tamil Nadu postpones class XII state board exam from May 3 to May 31

The decision to postpone the May 3 exam was taken as the TN Assembly Election results will be counted on that day

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Presidency University students climb college gate to protest against construction on their cultural space

The students protested inside the campus and presented a memorandum with a list of their demands to Dr Maiti who accepted it and said that the administration will consider it, said the students

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Sony India software to award scholarships for women students at IISc

The goal of the fellowships is to encourage more women candidates to pursue higher studies at IISc, especially in engineering and technology, in order to address the gender inequality in these areas

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AUD student who lit the walls with graffiti during protest debarred, asked to get anger management counselling by varsity

The student must also submit a report verified by the Centre of Psychotherapy and Clinical Research, School of Human Studies for the session and then rejoin the university for the next semester

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Expert panel recommends granting approval to COVID vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use in India

Sputnik V has demonstrated an efficacy rate of 91.6 per cent in the interim analysis of phase 3 clinical trial, which included data on 19,866 volunteers in Russia

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What The FAQ: What is a rover? When was the first rover invented?  

In today's What the FAQ, we look at what rovers are, when was it invented and why everyone is talking about them now

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Non-adherence to COVID norms, virulent strains could be behind surge in infections: AIIMS chief

He also warned that if the situation is not reversed, then the galloping infection rate will eventually cause a huge strain on the country's healthcare system

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JNU's ABVP unit is conducting a flash mob to boost COVID awareness. Here's why it's unique

The flash mob begins at 4 PM on Monday, near the university's Sabarmati Dhaba. JNU has recently seen a spike in COVID cases

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#CancelBoardExam2021: Government should consider taking revision exam scores as final

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has urged Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to re-think holding board exams

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Medico Janaki Omkumar who went viral for Rasputin video: 10 million watched the video, controversy only came from one or two

After going viral for a video of herself and another student dancing to Boney M's Rasputin, Janaki Omkumar knows exactly what feedback to pay attention to

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US colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall divided over student vaccinations

Some colleges say they're planning to develop arrangements to make shots available for international students when they arrive

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With over 58mn installs, TikTok most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in March 2021

Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger - all of which are part of the Facebook family of apps - rounded out the top five most installed non-gaming apps worldwide for the month

The collaboration will help support free cleft surgery for underprivileged children

Saveetha Medical College and Hospital partners with Smile Train for awareness on cleft care

The partnership aims to create more awareness and eliminate myths surrounding clefts so that parents of children with clefts bring forward children for treatment at an early stage

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AISA writes to Ramesh Pohriyal on behalf of students to cancel or postpone CBSE exams amid rising COVID wave

It is the duty of the government to protect the lives of young people. Ideally, the students, teachers and school staff should have been vaccinated, the AISA wrote in the letter

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US colleges divided over students mandatorily requiring COVID vaccinations

Many schools have launched vaccination blitzes to get students immunized before they leave for the summer. At some schools, the added requirement is meant to encourage holdouts

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Meet Pedro Castillo, a school teacher in Peru, who is leading the country's presidential polls

If he maintains the lead, Castillo will face off against the runner-up, which will either be De Soto or Fujimori, in a run-off on June 6

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90 Rock! This Chennai man with five master's degrees just got his PhD. He now wants to do an MBA

Stanislaus earned his first master’s degree in 1978, when he was 47. Oftentimes, a lot of his teachers, including his research guide, were considerably younger than him

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Congress's student-wing NSUI defeats ABVP in Varanasi's Sanskrit varsity polls

District Youth Congress president Vishwanath Kunwar said the youth has given a befitting reply to the BJP and made it clear that they want a regime change

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CBSE schools council urges centre to vaccinate teachers ahead of exams

The fear has caused around one lakh students to send a petition to the board seeking cancellation of the examinations

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Family pets helped children manage stress and loneliness better during lockdown, finds study

For many families navigating the stress and challenges of home-schooling, pets have offered children crucial support

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Cuttack-based astronomy team designs rover to exhibit at NASA challenge

The rover designed for the Artemis Mission 2024 is capable of travelling on different kinds of martian terrai

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Study finds treatment for brain disease transmitted by tick bites

The neutralising antibodies have shown promise in preventing tick-borne encephalitis in mice

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English Blues: Is it ‘none is’ or ‘none are’, which is grammatically correct?

Should none be followed by a singular or plural verb? Let's look at its grammatical correctness

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The Trainer Brainer: Step away from mind squatters and condition your mind to endure challenges

An active and energetic mind keeps mind squatters from settling down rather than a static mind

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E-Canteen Fundas: Get the important tasks out of your way first! Don't postpone

Pro Tip: For efficient completion of work, don’t postpone important tasks. Make it a habit to complete them first. Focus on progress, not merely activity

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Welcome to Reason: Should a person’s surname matter?

Some names or surnames have professional brand value, particularly in creative fields like acting. Aishwarya Rai didn't change her surname when she married Abhishek Bachchan

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This is an ode to frontliners: Here's what it takes to cope with demands of the job

The Coach discusses what it takes to be a frontline worker, especially in this ethos, and how to cope with the demands of the job

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#ThrowBackToday: When 90s boy band Backstreet Boys released I Want It That Way and serenaded the world

In today's #TBT, we hum along to the classic from the 1990s, I Want It That Way. Sung melodiously by all-time faves Backstreet Boys, this song went on to top every chart there is. This is why

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TNIE Let's Debate: Full schedule, voting links and everything else you need to know

You'll be happy to note that all the debates are being promoted from all our social media handles and we are doing our best to ensure that the points you presented are heard loud and clear...

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What the FAQ: Who is Noura al-Matroushi, UAE's first female astronaut?

If Noura ends up going on a manned space mission, she can possibly become the first Arab woman in space

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Prime Minister Modi launches four-day 'Tika Utsav' for motivating people to follow COVID norms

In the 'Tika Utsav', the Prime Minister said: "We (countrymen) have to give special emphasis on personal hygiene as well as social hygiene"

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Shiv Sena appeals to Pokhriyal to take uniform decision on Board exams across the country amid COVID

A unilateral decision by any state would lead to students of that state being at a disadvantage in terms of career and opportunities, Shiv Sena's chief spokesperson Arvind Sawant said in a letter

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Cancel CBSE Board exams: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 

According to the revised date sheet for CBSE board exams 2021, the Class 10 exams would be held between May 4 and June 7 and those for Class 12 would be held between May 4 and June 15

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#ThrowBackToday: April 11, 1954 is officially the Most Boring Day ever! Here's why

In today's #TBT, we want to tell you that we are sure you did not know such a day existed, but it truly does. And this is not us saying, it is a Cambridge computer scientist. Read on to find out more

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Pfizer asks US to clear its COVID-19 vaccine for use in kids after releasing data supporting it

The request to expand emergency use comes just days after Pfizer released data demonstrating its vaccine was 100 per cent effective and well tolerated by the younger group

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Children less infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2, finds researchers from Canadian University

According to the researchers, including Jared Bullard from the University of Manitoba in Canada, the findings have important public health and clinical implications

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Not just med workers but educationists too are Corona warriors: CBSE's Controller of Examinations Dr Sanyam Bharadwaj

Dr Bharadwaj advised parents to keep an eye on the Coronavirus situation and ensure children are safe but are also preparing well

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Patients with kidney failure can transform heart health by cycling at moderate intensity

Researchers will now examine the possibilities of a wider rollout of the scheme to benefit patients across the UK, and now forms part of The Renal Association's hemodialysis guidelines

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Rijiju inaugurates Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for rowing in Srinagar

Rijiju had announced earlier this year during the Khelo India Winter Games that the Union Sports Ministry would open a state-of-the-art water sports facility in Srinagar

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Google updates YouTube's ad targeting terms to remove hate speech

At the same time, the report found, Google was blocking advertisers from using terms such as "Black Lives Matter" to find videos and channels to run ads against

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As schools close in Delhi amid rising COVID cases, principals worry about interrupted practicals, some call it a wise move

Amid a spike in Coronavirus cases over the past few weeks, the Delhi government Friday suspended physical academic activities and offline examinations for all classes indefinitely

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Why Kerala medicos released another Rasputin dance video after communal comments

All of them wore their scrubs and masks, while Naveen and Janaki made an appearance for seconds in the end

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What the FAQ: Here's everything you need to know about the Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912 

In today's What the FAQ, here's all you need to know about the famous Titanic ship and its tragic first voyage

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Crimes against children in Pakistan on the rise: 8 children abused every day in 2020, says report

Children most vulnerable to abuse belonged to the age group of 6-15 years. Moreover, children as young as 0-5 years were also sexually abused

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India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 9.80 cr mark: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 38,93,288 doses administered per day

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Here's how this new gadget from Kerala claims to contain airborne spread of COVID-19

Allabout Innovations founder Shyam Krishnan Kurup said the company's appliance, when switched on, will provide 360-degree protection, 24x7 shield by sterilising the air

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SFI activists clash in University College, claims KSU. SFI denies allegations

While there have been allegations that the clash occurred between two different groups of SFI activists, the student organisation denied it

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India's daily COVID-19 cases spike to new record with over 1.45 lakh infections

The single-day rise in coronavirus cases breached the 1 lakh-mark for the fourth consecutive day. According to the ministry, the country recorded 1,45,384 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

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NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024

NASA has welcomed the nomination of former Democratic Senator Bill Nelson as its next administrator, as the US space agency works towards the key Artemis III mission

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Cancel or hold online exams for 10th, 12th students: PMK

In the case of Tamil Nadu state board 12th class exams, Ramadoss said the exams should be cancelled and the students should be declared as pass based on their performance in the school exams

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NASA's Mars Helicopter to make first flight attempt on Sunday

The 4-pound rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Jezero Crater on Sunday at 12:30 pm local Mars solar time

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#ThrowBackToday: In 1997 today, Kerala connected all its villages via telephones becoming the first state to do so

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the time when landlines were a thing. Scratch that. When landlines were the only things! This is why it was an achievement for Kerala to have them in all villages

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Days after protest, IIMC students can now attend offline practical classes

The institute has asked the students to submit their parents' signed consent when they attend classes for the first time

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Jawaharlal Nehru University ups vigil after 24 students found COVID-19 positive on campus

In view of the rising cases of Coronavirus, the university has sent out a number of instructions to the officials and residents of the campus

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CBSE, WWF to conduct online quiz competition for school students. Here's how to register

The schools will have to visit the official website to register for this online quiz. The registration forms are available only in online mode

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BHU issues new COVID-19 guidelines on campus, online classes and open book exams to continue

Moreover, the university also said that until the next review meeting is held, all upcoming examinations for even Semester students would be held as Open Book Test

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip dies: 5 facts you probably didn't know about the Duke of Edinburgh

"Prince Philip is simply my rock. He is my foundation stone," Queen Elizabeth II had said at a lunch in 1997 honouring their 50th wedding anniversary

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Kerala medicos of viral Rasputin dance video caught in communal remarks. SFI starts dance competition to protest

The students, Janaki M Omkumar and Naveen Razak were showered with compliments for their dance, until two days ago, a certain lawyer from Kerala subtly pointed out a communal angle in the video

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Schools and colleges to remain shut in Himachal Pradesh until April 21

The Cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, decided that teaching and non-teaching staff, except those required for exam duties, will stay at home till April 21

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Villagers in Karnataka restore centuries-old water tanks without monetary help from the government

As per the villagers, the village had centuries-old tanks called Bangaramma and Anesondilu, which had disappeared completely, following which, locals in the year 2017 decided to rejuvenate them

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Modern human brain originated 1.7 million years ago in Africa, find University of Zurich researchers

The team used computed tomography to examine the skulls of Homo fossils that lived in Africa, Georgia and the Java in Indonesia 1 to 2 million years ago

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Anantharaman Ajay, his grandfather and his friends review forgotten and bizarre Malayalam movies

Forgotten Malayalam Movies is a YouTube channel that was created when a few friends were holed up in an apartment during lockdown and decided to watch old Malayalam movies with questionable plots

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Meet Madhavan Mukund, the new director of Chennai Mathematical Institute

Mukund will be taking over from May 1. He will be succeeding Rajeeva Karandikar, who has been the Director of the institute for a decade

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Telangana CM offers Rs 2000 assistance to teachers, staff in private educational institutions

The financial assistance will be given to recognised private Educational Institutions' teachers and staff families per month from April till the educational institutions are reopened

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Study on X-ray instrument recasts battery material's role from cathode to catalyst

The finding paves the way to explorations of high-energy electrode materials outside the lithium-rich family

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Tweet helps DCW rescue Jharkhand minor girl in Delhi

The girl hails from Gumla district in Palkot block of Jharkhand. The DCW took cognizance of a tweet and rescued her from a house in Channa Market on Thursday

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik calls upon engineers to keep abreast of technology

Speaking at the orientation programme for 275 graduate engineers who joined the Water Resources Department as assistant executive engineers, the Chief Minister advised the engineers to work hard

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Ramesh Pokhriyal launches world's first Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems based detector

The device was developed by NanoSniff, a company incubated by IIT Bombay. The launch happened in IIT Delhi

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What The FAQ: Will the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine really give you a blood clot?

Several nations, including France, Canada, Spain and Italy recommended minimum age for recipients after similar reports

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COMEDK, Uni-GAUGE UGET 2021: Entrance exams to be held on June 20, here's where and how you can register

The exam will be conducted online owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 150 cities across India, with over 400 test centres

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Row over IIM Calcutta draft code that calls for barring pubic airing of views by teachers

A senior faculty member of the premier B-school said on Friday that around 60 teachers have written to the Board of Governors, stating that it "cannot encroach upon the liberal space" of the staff

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KGMU to conduct screening of various departments after 30 doctors test positive for COVID-19

A night curfew has been imposed in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow, Kanpur, and Varanasi with effect from Thursday night

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Over a third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapsing due to global warming: Study

The researchers noted that limiting temperature rise to two degrees Celsius rather than four degrees Celsius would halve the area at risk, and potentially avoid significant sea level rise

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Priyanka Gandhi bats for online exams, says CBSE irresponsible to force students to take exams 

Priyanka said that the Board exams should either be cancelled or held in such a manner that it does not require the physical presence of students

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90 students of IIT Roorkee test positive for COVID-19, hostels sealed

The students who were preparing to come to IIT have been stopped until the further orders

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Scientists assess changes in marine life behaviour amid slowdown

A community of scientists has identified more than 200 non-military ocean hydrophones worldwide

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Astronomers discover quasars warped by naturally occurring cosmic lens

Quasars are extremely luminous cores of distant galaxies that are powered by supermassive black holes

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ThrowBackToday: The day after the blast that made Bhagat Singh heard far and wide

In today's #TBT, we ask you, do you remember the time when two revolutionaries bombed the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi? The intention was not to harm, but to be heard. And boy, did they hear

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Researchers find that reflecting sunlight has the potential to cool Earth's ecosystem

Published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences researchers in the Climate Intervention Biology Working Group explored the effect of solar climate interventions on ecology

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Important to make new generation understand lessons from Guru Tegh Bahadur's life: PM Modi

The participants of the meeting thanked the Prime Minister for his grand vision and recalled the various contributions and sacrifices for religious freedom by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur

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Author and literary translator Sara Rai to head jury for JCB Prize for Literature 2021

The panel includes designer and art historian Annapurna Garimella, author and translator Shahnaz Habib, journalist and editor Prem Panicker and writer and podcaster Amit Varma

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JNU starts enquiry on student who was not on campus and 11 others for breaking into Central Library

The students had said that they were suffering a major academic loss without access to the reading rooms and the library and were protesting for a long time

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India did well in the transition to digital learning, finds Oxford University Press report

The study captured insights from across seven markets - India, UK, Brazil, South Africa, Pakistan, Spain, and Turkey - as well as from hundreds of teachers globally

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Late-night snacks may affect workplace performance: North Carolina University study

For the study, researchers had 97 full-time employees in the United States answer a series of questions three times a day for 10 consecutive workdays

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Twitter launches new emoji to celebrate pro-democracy movement in Asia

The Milk Tea Alliance started in April 2020, when pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Myanmar joined efforts to stand united in their common pursuit of better civil liberties 

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IIIT Lucknow to launch two full-time management courses online

The institute's MBA in Digital Business (2 years) and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (1 year) courses will be run by its department of management and humanities, completely online

IIT Roorkee

Almost 90 students at IIT Roorkee affected by COVID-19, three buildings declared containment zones

Three buildings on its campus, including Katley Bhawan, Sarojini Bhawan and Kasturba Hostel, have been declared containment zones, the control room officials said

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Michelle Obama releases new fit-for-young-readers edition of her memoir 'Becoming'

Published by Puffin, the children's imprint of Penguin Random House, Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers has a new introduction from Obama

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BYJU'S launches Future School, its live one-on-one online learning platform for 6 to 18-year-olds

BYJU'S Future School will be available in the US, UK, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico in May and will progressively expand to more geographies in the near future

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One in 10 moderately affected by COVID can experience loss of taste, smell for eight months: Study

The study by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden revealed that one in 10 mild COVID-19 survivors can have moderate to severe negative impact 

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Vaccinate staff, faculty and some students of CFTIs on priority, MoE tells Health Ministry

The letter mentions no age criteria for the people who require jabs. However, one has to be above 45 to register for vaccination in India