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Dropouts still an aching sore: Why education is the only way to defeat social injustice

The first is first and always special and so is the first convocation of KISS Deemed-to-be University to be on June 27, 2021. The ceremony will be held in a hybrid mode — both physical and virtual

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Education minister to answer students' queries about exams on June 25 through social media

Nishank, who is in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, said students have been sending him messages with their queries 

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Two-year-old gets vaccine jab in UP as part of Bharat Biotech's ongoing Covaxin trials

In May, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had granted permission to Bharat Biotech to commence phase 2-3 trials of Covaxin on children as young as two

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Probe initiated by Mizoram government for 'failure' of school to submit internal assessment marks on time

The order was issued on Wednesday, a day after the National Students' Union of India asked the state government to take disciplinary action against individuals responsible for the alleged negligence

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What the FAQ: On this day 120 years ago Picasso held his first exhibition. Here's all you need to know

All you need to know about Pablo Picasso's first exhibition, the turning point in his career

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Odisha to declare matric examination results on June 25. Here's all you need to know

In case of non-availability of internet facility, the examinees can also avail their examination result on their mobile phones

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Now, swab samples from mobile phone screens can detect the COVID-19 virus

The new method, known as Phone Screen Testing (PoST), detected the COVID-19 virus on the phones of 81 to 100 per cent of contagious people with a high viral load

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Delayed board exam results due to pandemic lead to colleges being stuck with admission process in Chennai

The CBSE board has directed schools to publish results by July 31, and thereafter State board results will be published

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Start doorstep campaign, ask every woman to download safety app Disha: Andhra Pradesh CM

Reddy said the initiative should be taken as a drive, including educating students in colleges and institutions on the utility of the app

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Single dose of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID vaccine offers 60 per cent protection: Lancet study

To obtain real-world data on the effectiveness of these vaccines in care homes, the researchers from the University College London (UCL) in the UK used data from the VIVALDI study

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Why can't you follow the other boards? SC asks AP Govt over its decision to hold physical Class 12 exams

The SC expressed a lack of conviction with the state's decision that said they will follow COVID safety protocols while conducting the board exams in the last week of July

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Dating app Tinder offers 2 free therapy sessions, mental health resources to all users

The popular app has partnered with VisitHealth, to provide existing and new members free access via the Tinder app to emotional wellness content

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We will hold you responsible, even if one child dies, says SC, after Kerala decides to go ahead with exams

Hearing the matter on Thursday, justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari questioned the state on the practical difficulties of conducting the examination for the students

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Don't waste time: Not going to direct uniform schemes for each state, says Supreme Court

The court was hearing a petition by a Mumbai-based lawyer Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, seeking postponement of all state board examinations and NIOS examination

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Toycathon 2021: Here's why this VIT team's Yoga app was lauded by PM Modi

Around 1.2 lakh participants from across India registered and submitted more than 17,000 ideas for the Toycathon 2021, out of which 1567 ideas have been shortlisted

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Research provides a roadmap to HIV eradication via stem cell therapy

In a groundbreaking study, a team of University of California- Davis Health researchers have uncovered the stem cells' ability to restore immunity and repair gut damage caused by HIV

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For COVID positive SSLC students in Karnataka, 108 ambulance will ferry them to the exam centre 

The concerned Block Education Officer must collect the details of students who have tested positive or are under home isolation and upload them on the KSEEB website  

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India records 54,069 new cases of COVID-19, 1,321 deaths in a day 

The number of active cases has declined to 6,27,057 and is 2.08 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has also improved to 96.61 per cent, the data shows

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#ThrowbackToday: Who run the world? Queen Bey! And this is how her reign began

In today's #TBT, we ask you to give it up for Queen Bey, AKA Beyoncé, an artist par excellence who stands up for what's right and gives back to the world with abandon. Put your hands up for Queen Bey!

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Karnataka's rules for SSLC exams 2021: All students to wear N95 masks, sit two metres apart 

Around eight lakh students will be attending the SSLC exams scheduled to happen in the month of July. This time, the exam will happen for two days and it is divided into paper 1 and paper 2

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Karnataka to distribute 1.55 lakh tablets, PCs to students so that they can finally attend online classes

The Government of Karnataka will be also launching 2500 smart classrooms in government schools and ensuring that students across the board will have access to these classes soon

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Peer review-pending study suggests COVID survivors may lose grey matter and other brain tissue over time

The damage was seen in brain areas that involved smell, taste, cognitive function and memory formation said researchers who studied pre- and post-COVID brain image tests 

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Online complaint portal to resolve crimes against women in Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces

Taking a strong stand on the equal right of both the gender, Vijayan said awareness campaigns need to be initiated in this regard

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Tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from Thursday, says Minister Mutthamsetty Srinivas

The Minister called for popularising the prominence of Andhra Pradesh tourist attractions across major cities in India through roadshows

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All colleges in Karnataka to reopen for classes after every student is vaccinated by mid-July: Dy CM

In a bid to get students to return to colleges, the government has coined the slogan 'Marali College Ge' (Back to colleges), he said

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Andhra Pradesh insists on conducting Class XII examinations in July despite protests, pandemic

Since the onset of the second wave of the pandemic, a large number of students and parents have been asking the state to cancel the examination

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Kerala High Court instructs Lakshadweep administration to resume serving meat, chicken and fish in schools

The Kerala High Court also directed that dairy farms in the Union Territory must continue to function until further orders are given, in response to a petition filed by a Kavaratti Island resident

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Private schools in Karnataka welcome report recommending reopening of schools

The report stated that further delay in reopening schools may push children into malnutrition, child labour, child marriage and begging

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WhatsApp is being used by anti-nationals: Engineer asks Kerala HC to ban the messaging app

Criminal activities such as threatening, honey trap, fake visa, admission, and job placement are a few instances of misuse of the app

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University of Kerala prepares to conduct UG and PG exams from June 28 onwards

The university has also handed over an alternative plan to Higher Education Minister R Bindu in case any difficulties are faced while conducting the examinations as per schedule

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Krithi Karanth becomes first Asian woman to win WILD Innovators Award for her work in understanding human-animal conflict

Krithi Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist at Centre for Wildlife Studies, and recent winner of the WILD Innovators Award talks about her one true love

The computer operator claimed former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar bagged 19 Guinness World Records and said he aspires to exceed the legendary batsman's records (Pic: ANI/EdexLive)

Meet Vinod Kumar Chaudhary, a computer operator at JNU, who holds nine Guinness World Records

A fan of Milkha Singh since childhood, Vinod said that though his dream of becoming an athlete could not be fulfilled, the speed he wanted to achieve as an athlete has been achieved in typing

Henil Mistry, artist and an engineer (PicturesL Instagram)

Love to caricature? This artist's Instagram page has some fun and modern caricatures, and he's got some tips for you too

What is it about caricatures that make them so cool? Engineer cum artist Henil Mistry speaks about his unique style of making caricatures and how he has turned it into a business

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VISTAS will conduct online test to grant full scholarships for all courses at the institute

With the help of V-SAT, VISTAS will identify students across Tamil Nadu, district-wise, to give 100% scholarship on tuition fees

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Delhi University releases fresh academic calender: New semester to start from August 31

DU had earlier stated that the registration process for undergraduate courses might be pushed till the end of July when the CBSE Class 12 results are set to be released

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VTU may not conduct pending exams online, exam dates will be announced 10 days in advance: VC Karisiddappa

Since there are 220 engineering institutions affiliated with VTU, it will not be an easy task to conduct online examinations because not all these colleges  have the required infrastructure, he said  

Yatin and his team that worked to build Nosh (Pictures: Lets Nosh website)

Meet Nosh, a robot that can cook up to 120 Indian dishes perfectly, and the Bengaluru start-up that built it

Yatin Varachhia who sensed the difficulty in cooking food at home and designed a robot in three years time to cook for single parents, a couple and even bachelors

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IIT Kanpur report finds that 10 of 52 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh had wasted oxygen

The team collected information on the different kinds of instruments the hospitals used for supply of oxygen, amount of oxygen used and the number of patients using the oxygen

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The story behind Storipur: How Priya Muthukumar is saving the world one story at a time

Priya Muthukumar of Storipur speaks about the importance of educating children on environment and sustainability. She has been doing it for many years through storytelling 

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What the FAQ: Why is International Olympic Day celebrated on June 23? Here's all you need to know

June 23 is celebrated as International Olympic Day every year. In today's FAQ column, we tell you what the day is all about, its history, significance and more

Prakash can read aloud from scanned book and documents | Pics: Paracelete Image Labs

This start-up's software can read text out loud for the visually-challenged in Indian languages. Check it out

Santhiya Rajan, the Founder of Paraclete Image Labs, has been working on developing Prakash, which is what the reader is called, ever since she was in college. This is how they made it real

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State will be responsible for any fatality: SC asks Andhra Pradesh why they want to hold Class 12 exams

The bench sought to know why the state was creating uncertainty in the minds of students by delaying the final decision for the first week of July

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IISc and IBM set up advanced research lab for hybrid cloud technologies and AI. Check it out

The IBM-IISc Hybrid Cloud lab will bring together a talented community of scientists, faculty and students, who are passionate about solving some of the toughest research challenges by enterprises 

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Scientists from the University of Oxford to study ivermectin's efficacy and safety for COVID treatment

Previous studies of ivermectin, which show that early administration with ivermectin can reduce viral load and the duration of symptoms in some patients with mild COVID, have generally been small

One of Kala4Care's most landmark technological solutions is Mozhi

How this initiative is using art and research to create assistive technology for special needs children

Kala4Care brings together tech students and artists who are working in tandem to raise enough money for research and development of assistive technology

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How Aadhav Sugumar climbed and hooped (yes, hula hooped) his way into the Guinness World Records

Aadhav Sugumar can climb 50 steps while hula hooping and he does it in just 18.28 seconds. We realise it's no easy feat and find out how he does it. This is his hoopy story

The students first came together to help rebuild the sea wall temporarily

These Kerala law students came together to rebuild the sea wall and distribute resources for families in flood-affected Chellanam

Around 50 NSS volunteers from Government Law College, Ernakulam came together to raise money and distribute essentials to the people of Chellanam

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This artist documented his quarantine during COVID through a series on Instagram. This is why it's hauntingly real

Bala Govind Kumar is a Chennai-based artist and art director who got infected on April 26 and decided to 'draw himself' out of isolation

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NEET-MDS 2021: Results declared for all India 50% quota seats for admission to PG MDS courses

Cut-off scores (out of 960) for all India 50 per cent quota postgraduate MDS courses is 259 for unreserved category, 227 for SC/ST/OBC, and 243 for unreserved PWD candidates

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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, PWD Min Satyendar Jain review progress of under-construction govt schools in Delhi

Sisodia has been visiting the under-construction schools this week. "Took stock of the construction work of the government schools at Shankaracharya Marg, Magazine road, and Malka Ganj," he said

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NSUI demands disciplinary action against Mizoram school for not submitting students' internal assessment marks

The Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) had withheld the results of the students when the results of the Class 12 board examination was declared on June 18, the NSUI alleged

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Andhra govt distributes 24L Oxford dictionaries to enhance skills of students

Jagan Mohan Reddy is promoting English to brighten the employment prospects of the students

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Here's a two-wheeler EV that is made to carry loads, courtesy two innovators from Hyderabad  

Tiliti is the all-powerful e-bike that you can unburden all your load on and trust that it will deliver for sure. We found out from the founders what went into the making of this wonder bike...

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A 20-year-old banana seller's son put out a short film on YouTube in 2020. Now, it has crossed over three lakh views

The name of the short film: Maguva. The name of the director: Aane Lokesh. The name of the production house: Shade Studios. This is all you need to know. Now, go right ahead and watch the film 

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In the quest to become conservationists, these civil engg students toured historic marvels of Sec'bad

Secunderabad celebrates 215 years this year and to mark the occasion, the students of Matrusri Engineering College visited ten sites of historical importance to observe and reflect on their condition

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I want to be the youngest grandmaster: Meet 10-year-old Alana Kolagatla, Andhra's latest chess sensation 

Alana Meenakshi Kolagatla started playing chess when she was three and has never really stopped since then. She is looking forward to grow up and earn the title of Grandmaster someday. What a champ!

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This Warangal teacher is bagging awards and laurels for teaching English in new and improved ways

It all began with initiating English Language Labs in classrooms, but Dr Shankara Bhakula Satyam couldn't stop with just that now, could he? This is what he has been up to lately. You'll be surprised

They make a statement | (Pic: Kunsquad)

Looking for genderless T-shirts that earn you street cred? Check out the latest brand on the block 

Kunsquad is their name and street fashion is their game. Every T-shirt that they have on display is a cut above the rest and here's why we are totally digging them. Check out the collection, yo!  

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Using language smartly: Learning English for Specific Purposes could help you go a long way

Here’s an exploration of how English for Specific Purposes (ESP) offers customised learning for eager students who are in the pursuit of higher education or are working professionals 

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes eighth flight on Mars

Ingenuity completed its first flight in April this year, a milestone, considering the very thin atmosphere on Mars

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EU regulators launch investigation on Google's conduct in digital ad tech sector

The commission is looking in particular at whether Google is restricting access by third parties to user data for ad purposes on websites

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#ThrowbackToday: How terribly convenient is the qwerty keypad? Here's how it came to be

In today's #TBT, we tell you about how the qwerty keypad was invented by a newspaper editor back in 1868 and how this maverick came up with the design of it. Read on to find out

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After Tripura lynching, AISA calls students to protest hate crimes against the marginalised on June 23

But why do they think hate crimes serve an ulterior motive and there is a reason behind its spike? Balaji said that it is a divisive policy to win elections

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Thank the PM for what? NSUI starts reverse poster campaign, teachers condemn posters thanking PM Modi for vaccines

The universities and colleges are being used to run political propaganda, said Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) Treasurer, Dr Abha Dev Habib

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After Calicut University slashes ST quota in PhD admissions to increase EWS numbers, students go to Kerala HC

The petition has been moved by three students from ST communities who had applied for PhD seats in the university, along with a welfare organisation

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SC says internal assessment will not apply for CBSE's private, homeschooled and repeater students. Exams from August 15

At the same time, the court had dismissed a petition that sought to conduct the examination, which was cancelled by the board and the Ministry of Education on June 1

CyberPeace Foundation and WhatsApp launch second phase of cyber security programme for students

Launched in consultation with UNICEF and state police authorities, the programme will train teachers, parents and students and equip them with tips and tricks to increase online safety

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Centre tells Supreme Court that a uniform assessment policy for all Class 12 Boards Exams is not possible

The Centre also informed the top court that students will be given an option, that is, if they are not satisfied with the assessment, then they can opt for the exam

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India to host the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable next year, focusing on global energy security

The 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable, dates of which will be announced later, will take forward the understandings reached in the previous meeting in Abu Dhabi during 2018

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How COVID-19 has put the spotlight back on science and scientists in India

While COVID-19 has certainly put the spotlight on the scientists searching for a vaccine, its influence goes wider. The pandemic has ignited a renewed interest in STEM careers and education

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LinkedIn Report: Women feel flexibility and work-life balance as important as salary, COVID made it evident

About 30 per cent Gen Z professionals were found to be troubled due to lack of jobs, compared to 18 per cent baby boomers

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Why Kerala will not cancel its Class XI examinations, despite the pandemic 

Kerala, which is one of those few states that are yet to cancel their Class XI exams, has already conducted its class XII exams

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What The FAQ: From Lyka to baby squids, why we have been sending animals to space since 1947

We humans have been sending all sorts of animals to space since the 1940s. The latest being baby squids that glow in the dark

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Why Filmmaker and social activist Pa Ranjith wants NEET scrapped in Tamil Nadu

He further said, In an unequal society like ours, attention must be given to the needs of the students and national tests cannot be allowed in a country that is pluralistic

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COVID-19: Quick vaccination is key to opening the economy, say experts

A NITI Aayog member assured that there would be no shortage of vaccines in the country and that the vaccination drive would reach all, including hilly, tribal, and very sparsely populated areas

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Drop criminal cases against academic topper who protested against IIT Goa, Congress urges Goa government

Melekar was one of the nearly two dozen residents of Shel-Melaulim, a village which was a proposed site for the Indian Institute of Technology-Goa campus

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Karnataka Govt seeks HC's nod to constitute committee to decide how much fees schools can charge in 2021-22

The state government had issued an order on January 29, wherein 70 per cent of the tuition fee prescribed for the academic year 2019-20 was asked to be collected for the next academic year

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Rahul Gandhi releases white paper on COVID management, asks government to prepare for third wave

The aim of this white paper is not finger-pointing at the government but to help the nation prepare for the third wave of infection, he said

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Some blood pressure-lowering medicines linked to less memory decline in older adults: Study

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. Nearly half of American adults have elevated blood pressure

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Clubhouse app is reportedly working on private messaging feature 

The company appears to have accidentally leaked a private messaging feature called Backchannel to some users late last week

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Researchers find malware that blocks access to pirated websites

The developers disguise the malware as cracked versions of popular online games, productivity tools such as Microsoft Office and security software

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How Narayan Seva Sansthan's Corona Kit helped over 2,700 COVID patients get essential meds

In today's Daily Positivity story, we explore the Corona Kit, a care package comprising essential COVID medicines, that was distributed across the country

US officials to address legacy of boarding school policies on indigenous families

The recent discovery of children's remains buried at the site of what was once Canada's largest indigenous residential school has magnified interest in that legacy 

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Facebook meets goal of net zero emissions, 100 per cent renewable energy

Facebook's renewable energy portfolio totalled over 5.9 gigawatts of wind and solar projects under contract

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Parliamentary panel recommends using satellite TV to bridge gap in education

The agenda of the meeting was to formulate plans to bridge the learning gap caused due to COVID-19 

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#ThrowbackToday: Love donuts? Then let us regale you with its origin story

In today's #TBT, it's time to go totally nuts over donuts! But don't salivate already, let us first introduce you to the man who claimed to be the inventor of the modern-day donut. Here we go...

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Hyderabad varsity researchers find that flatworms can sense light without eyes

The researchers wish to explore use of such sensitive natural light sensing proteins for helping patients with vision disabilities to sense light

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Separate COVID care centres for kids to be set up in all taluks to fight COVID third wave: Karnataka Minister 

Amid concerns that children may be hit hard in case of a third wave, the Minister said a hospital in Bengaluru city will be identified as a special COVID hospital for children

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Kerala student who accused husband of domestic abuse found hanging

An Ayurveda medical student, she had sent photos of the wounds and beating marks on her body which she suffered during the recent severe physical torture from her husband

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Researchers in Canada discover genetic cause of intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders

About three percent of the world's population has an intellectual disability. Up to half, the cases are due to genetics

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Drive vintage but love nature too: How this 23-yr-old engineer's transforming India's EV scene

But how is the performance? Does it still feel like you are driving a vintage vehicle? Jawaad says the feel remains the same and if you insist, he will even add the sound of an engine

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What the FAQ: Why is June 21 celebrated as International Yoga Day? Here's all you need to know

In today's FAQ, we explain the significance of the International Day of Yoga, its origin and a lot more. Read about it here

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People with social anxiety might experience increased distress due to masks, finds study

Social anxiety is characterised by negative self-perception and fear that one's appearance or behaviour will fail to conform with social expectations and norms

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Universities, major businesses in Japan begin on-site COVID-19 vaccination for people aged under 65

On-sit inoculation also began at the Keio University, Tohoku University, and Hiroshima University, among others

The comic, which was first hand-painted and then digitised, is now available in English and Bengali (Pics: SFI JU)

The Colours that make you Proud: Why this mini-comic on LGBTQIA awareness by Jadavpur Univ students is the coolest thing on the internet

The core group that worked on the comic included members of the LGBTQIA+ community and gender rights activists whose point of view has been crucial to the process

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Optional board exams for Class 12 to be held between August 15 to September 15: CBSE tells SC

The board said the policy for the tabulation of marks for Class 12 Board Examination 2021 has been formulated by the CBSE to ensure standardisation of marks

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Andhra student unions protest against state govt's job calendar, alleging it's not t in accordance with vacancies

The representatives of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Students' Federation of India (SFI), and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) participated in the protest

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Experts discuss the precautions that must be taken in pediatric healthcare in the event of a third COVID-19 wave

Speaking about vaccination for children, the doctor said vaccinations for vaccine-preventable diseases should continue on time for children as per schedule

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Kerala CM calls for the secular nature of yoga to be retained, praises its health benefits

Modern Yoga is not something that should be seen in connection with spirituality or any particular religion, the leader said in his video message to mark International Yoga Day