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Puducherry Lt Guv Kiran Bedi on lessons during COVID crisis: I am not an onlooker, need to ensure my people don't suffer

COVID-19 is like any other crisis, it tests the whole system, the attitude of the people and actually exposes them, said Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi

PM CARES game was an instant hit

Meet Maxmess, the Redditor who created the viral PM CARES fund game

The game is a satirical rip off of Google Chrome's T-Rex Dinosaur game. The game takes a dig at the PM CARES Fund

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Will there be a NEET 2.0 for students who missed the medical entrance exam?

NEET was held in centres across the country on September 13. According to the NTA statistics, around 1.6 Lakh students missed the exam this year

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Lockdown or not, Zoom is here to stay: Why video conferencing will be relevant even when you can meet people physically

Zoom's Velchamy Sankarlingam tells us what the software has to offer in the future when the lockdown slowly opens up and people start going about business as usual

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This cancer drug can help in COVID-19 treatment, researchers in the US find

AR-12 has been studied extensively as both an anti-cancer and anti-viral drug and showed that it is effective against viruses including Zika, mumps, measles, rubella and more

NLSIU

NLSIU's entrance exam saga: How the pandemic threw India's top law varsity into administrative chaos

A day after Supreme Court asks NLSIU to cancel NLAT 2020 results and consider CLAT 2020, the NLSIU has started refunding entrance fees that was taken for NLAT 2020 exams 

Supreme Court

Supreme Court asks UGC to ensure admission of students giving compartment exams 

During the hearing, the top court earlier asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to declare the academic calendar till September 24 but was later told that the calendar has been released

Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi: With NEP 2020, students will learn about technology through technology

Knowledge has no boundaries and the NEP opens up the education sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his address at IIT Guwahati

Dr Bhau Lokhande

78-year-old Ambedkarite laureate and author Dr Bhau Lokhande passes away

He wrote several books and his literary work has broken boundaries and reached readers across the world. His literary and social work has inspired numerous youngsters

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Parents of disabled kids, teachers convinced with the arrangements at the TN SSLC exam centres

The Tamil Nadu SSLC Exam for private candidates began on September 21. A petition challenging the same wasn't listed by the Supreme Court

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Kolkata police arrest three for refusing guest rooms to 10 madrasa teachers on religious grounds 

The trio was detained on Monday evening for interrogation on the basis of a complaint lodged with the Bidhannagar East police station by the madrasa teachers

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UGC's new Academic Calendar: Students to start college from November, first semester exams in March

The admission process for the freshers have to be completed by October 31 and classes should resume two days later on November 1

Samsung campus programme

20 top B-schools, engineering, design colleges to join Samsung's campus programme virtually

For the programme, students can form a team of three members from within the campus belonging to different years/specialisations

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati can become pivotal centre for engaging with neighbouring countries: PM Modi

PM Modi said that IIT Guwahati is the first such IIT that has introduced a two-year research program on e-mobility and it is also leading the integration of science and engineering in all B.Tech level

IIT Madras

IIT Madras faculty develop AI models to process text in 11 Indian regional languages  

This is a unique attempt in Academia to develop and publicly release such large scale multilingual AI models containing millions of parameters trained on billions of tokens from Indian languages

Ramesh Pokhriyal

IIIT Amendment Bill 2020 passed in Rajya Sabha: 5 IIITs to get Institute of National Importance tag

The bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 4 and passed on March 20, right before the lockdown, will make the IIITs Institutions of National Importance

IIT Roorkee campus

IIT Roorkee is all set to get a technology hub to serve as a solution for 356 fundamental technologies

The technology hub will be set up under the government's National Mission of Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

COVID-19

India's COVID-19 tally races past 55 lakh; recovery rate rises to 80.86 per cent

The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.60 per cent. There are 9,75,861 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 17.54 per cent of the total caseload

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Following the masses is not a proven recipe for happiness: Tenzin Priyadarshi, the monk who went to Harvard, has a biography out

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi's life is a lesson and now, it is a book too! His biography Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life released recently is a must-read

Advocate P Wilson, MP, DMK

UPSC not a time-bound exam, why the hurry? DMK MP P Wilson on why he pushed Parliament to postpone exams

Wilson pointed out that the exams scheduled to be held from October 4 are only competitive exams which meant that it wasn’t time-bound like a qualifying exam

Students at the protest

Collective of students hold physical protest against NEP at Jantar Mantar, nearly gets themselves arrested

  The Collective is an independent, revolutionary progressive students organisation. It is spread across three campuses - Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Ambedkar University, Delhi

MDMK Leader Vaiko

Residents of Manapparai, Tamil Nadu draw 'kolam' demanding a government college in the town

The demand for a government college in Manapparai assembly constituency got a renewed social media campaign thanks to an initiative by an MDMK functionary from Manapparai

CIBA

Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture's bacteria-eating virus tech now available to shrimp farms

According to ICAR-CIBA, bacteriophages and their lytic enzymes are in use for therapy of bacterial infections in human and animals, as bio-control agents for food protection 

Manoj Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor calls for speedy implementation of NEP

Terming education a blessing, the LG said with right approach and determined efforts a golden future for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir can be created

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Sona College of Technology's COVID contact tracing app bags top prize from AICTE

The app tracks COVID-19 infected individuals and notifies when these individuals are within 10 metres, 100 metres and one-km distance

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DCPCR summons 45 private schools for denying books to economically weaker students

The Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights received complaints that the children had not been given books by these private schools since April, a member said

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Physical education and related activities mandatory for all school students in Punjab

The purpose of initiating physical activities for the students is to identify their hidden talents and to ensure their all-round development

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Has the Vivekananda Marg signboard at JNU really been defaced? Look at the picture

The ABVP claimed that this is an "attempt to undermine Indian cultural ethos and sentiments" and that the "repetitive" attempts by "miscreants in JNU" come from an "anti-cultural mindset"

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice to private school for refusing to issue TC, marksheets due to outstanding fees 

The plea said that the impugned action of the school is arbitrary, discriminatory, violative of the fundamental right of these students as guaranteed to them under Articles 14 and 21

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These twin sisters from Nagpur are making some beautiful posterised paintings. Check them out NOW!

From conducting live classes for beginners to starting their own Instagram page lets__st_art, these sisters are creating some of the best  posterised paintings out there

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Witty wisecracks: Why you'll LOVE Sourav Roy's light-hearted, satirical artwork on Facebook

Sourav Roy, an artist from West Bengal, wants to share joy through his artwork. A lot of his artwork does have a political message or is based on a socially relevant issue, but it will make you laugh

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New study reveals college students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse

The American College Health Association estimates that 54 per cent of students have a disability, including psychiatric disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and others

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Special bus services to help students reach examination centres in Gangtok amid COVID-19 lockdown

To help students of the state reach their examination centres located within the Gangtok Municipal Corporation (GMC) area, the SNT will run special bus services

Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNUSU requests NTA to change JNUEEE dates as it clashes with UGC NET, other university exams

The UGC NET exams would be conducted within the span of September 24 to November 5, 2020. They were earlier scheduled from September 16

Supreme Court

SC quashes NLSIU Bengaluru's notification for holding separate entrance exam NLAT-2020

The apex court asked the consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) to conduct CLAT-2020 on September 28 while taking all COVID-19 precautions

Delhi University

HC to hear Delhi University teachers' plea for payment of 4-month salary dues on September 24

The eight teachers, who have filed the plea through advocate Kumar Utkarsh, said they are members of Delhi University Teachers Association

Online Learning

This app enables educators to stream their classes online using native live learning tools. Here's how

The platform is not a Google Meet or Zoom competitor. However, instead, it integrates with them, giving teachers easy access to all their favourite apps in one place

IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers develop nano-coated Magnesium alloys to repair bone fractures

The researchers found that the rabbit femur implanted with the coated magnesium alloy showed bone formation and also bridged the defect region

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Zero attendance in govt institutions as schools partially reopen in Jammu

Students expressed happiness over attending the school after a long gap and meeting classmates. Most of them said that due to low speed internet facility, they were unable to attend the online classes

NLSIU

Separate entrance exam arbitrary and illegal: Supreme Court cancels NLSIU Bengaluru's NLAT-2020

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order on a plea challenging NLAT-2020 filed by former NLSIU Vice-Chancellor Professor R Venkata Rao and the parent of an aspirant

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For most New York City students, back to school, but not the classroom

An average of 223 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in New York City over the week ending Wednesday, up from 195 in the same time period two weeks earlier

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Madras High Court refuses to grant interim stay on government Class 10 exams for disabled students

The Madras High Court on September 3 had issued directions to the state to conduct COVID-19 tests on children with physically and mentally disabilities candidates

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Students of Classes 9 to 12 to get back to school in J&K at 'parents' risk'

In a bizarre move, the Directorate of School Education has devised an undertaking to be furnished by the parents, which puts the entire responsibility for the safety of children on the parents

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Andhra Pradesh: Class 9 and 10 students can now go to school to get doubts cleared 

Those who cannot go to school due to the guidelines may continue to have conversations over a phone or video calls

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Postgraduate medical students to undergo mandatory three-month residential rotation in district hospitals

The main objectives of the DRP would be to expose the postgraduate student to the district health system and involve them in health care services being provided at the district hospital 

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All classes to resume simultaneously, not in shifts: TN Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan

The schools are equipped with sufficient numbers of classrooms to ensure the social distancing norms, he said

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Kerala CM inaugurates over 12k study rooms for SC and ST students in the state

The government had provided financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the SC community to set up a study room adjacent to their house. 250 public study rooms have been set up for ST students

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ITIs and polytechnic institutes in Odisha to be developed as Centres of Excellence 

Considering the need for CoEs, the Chief Secretary directed to develop such institutions in the OMBADC area for expanding avenues of employment

Government Erode Medical College

Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Parents, students protest high fees at ‘hybrid’ Govt Erode Medical college

  In 2020, the name of the college was officially changed to Government Erode Medical College which made a lot of parents and students happy because they expected similar fee structure

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Anxiety, depression cases on high, priority must be given to mental health care facilities: Study

The study was conducted by Rural PREP (Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education and Practice)

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai warns 20 million girls may never return to school post COVID-19

According to a UN report released last month, the global coronavirus pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students

AICTE

AICTE awards Bhubaneswar-based Siksha 'O' Anusandhan for creating COVID-19 awareness

The institute has contributed to the efforts of the Odisha government in battling the deadly virus by running four dedicated COVID Hospitals and two COVID Care Centres

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After cases go up, Karnataka govt prohibits students from visiting faculty on campus

According to a statement issued by the government, the students were earlier allowed by the education department

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Tamil Nadu partners with Coursera to upskill 50,000 unemployed youth during COVID-19

It will also include access to highly sought after professional certificates like the Google IT support professional certificate designed to train people with no tech background for IT jobs

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Supreme Court yet to list the petition to cancel TN SSLC exam for the disabled. Exam to begin from Monday

Advocate Sanchita Ain, who represents Ektha says that this will essentially allow the TN School Education Department to go ahead with the conduct of the examination

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University to conduct entrance exams from Sept 18-20

According to a University release on Saturday, the examinations for about 90 programmes are being conducted all over India at 40 cities in 73 venues

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How Odisha Knowledge Corp has helped youngsters hold on to their jobs during the pandemic 

The pandemic-induced job losses have us all worried, especially the youth. But OKCL is doing all it can — while adhering to UN’s SDGs — to help the youngsters. This is how they are doing it

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Do uncommon words and effective communicators get along? Let's find out 

Did you come across the tweet Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor addressed to popular novelist Chetan Bhagat? The exchange that ensued was one that is going to be memorable for a long time to come

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Canteen Fundas: There's a reason they say #GoodVibesOnly, here's what we found

Pro Tip: To change the energy in a relationship, change your energy first. Gratitude, love and forgiveness are powerful tools that can change your relationships and your experiences

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Should examiners be subjected to the same scrutiny as examinees?

Did you hear about the chaotic results of the Karnataka SSLC results declared recently? Monteiro wonders about this in the context of evaluators who are in agitation mode over issues

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Pets are a gift to mankind that we don't deserve. Here's why we should always cherish them

The Coach explains why our dear pets have grown to become one of the most important parts of our lives and why we must always cherish them. And no one can deny that they are good for our mental health

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NEP sets vision to implement equitable, vibrant education society: President Kovind

He further said that the NEP would discourage the habit of rote learning among the students and overemphasis on marks or grades that causes stress among students

Coronavirus

Over 93,000 new COVID cases take the India tally across 53,00,000

There were 1,247 deaths in a day as 53,08,014 cases were registered with India remaining just behind the US, which it has overtaken in terms of recoveries

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West Bengal wax artist makes a statue of actor Sushant Singh Rajput

The veteran artist had previously sculpted wax statues of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, football legend Diego Maradona and Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu since 2001

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Why students and activists are flooding social media with #UmarDarnaNahi

A former JNU student, Umar Khalid is currently in the Delhi Police's custody for his alleged role in organising the Delhi riots in February
 

Manish Sisodia

DU teachers, students angry after Sisodia accuses colleges of 'misappropraition of funds'

The minister, on Wednesday, said that the colleges have kept huge amounts as fixed deposits rather than paying salaries to staff

AMU

Students protest after AMU raises fees by upto 54 percent for foreign students for all courses

For the B.Tech course, the fee has been raised from $2600 to $4000 per annum. For BA (Hons), it has been revised from $925 to $1200

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Schools in Meghalaya to partially reopen to allow students to clarify doubts with teachers

As per the guidelines issued by the Education Department principal secretary DP Wahlang, "regular" classroom activities in schools, colleges and other educational institutions would remain closed

Delhi High Court

Pandemic is generational opportunity to re-imagine education by removing connectivity barriers: HC

The judgment was passed by a Division Bench of the high court presided over by Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula over a petition filed by NGO Justice For All

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Delhi High Court asks private, govt schools to give students gadgets, internet for online classes

The court said the committee shall also frame standard operating procedures (SOPs) for identifying the standard of the equipment and internet package to be supplied to the poor

Three students in Kottayam alleged that they were cheated and lost money and certificates as the college lacks mandatory facilities

Agra teenager dupes his grandpa of Rs 15 Lakh to 'lead a lavish lifestyle'

Investigations revealed that the money was transferred from Raja Ram's account into Paytm and Mobikwik wallets, which were created by using a fake SIM card

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Bacterial outbreak in China infects thousands of people after factory leak

This outbreak began from a leak at the Zhongmu Lanzhou biological pharmaceutical factory, which occurred between late July to late August last year, according to the city's Health Commission

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After outcry, IIT Madras sets up zones, designates time to feed stray dogs on campus

A couple of weeks ago, IIT Delhi had advertised an opening for the position of a dog handler to deal with the campus strays

COVID-19

COVID-19: 96,424 new infections pushes India's tally to over 52 lakh 

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 52,14,677, while the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed

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Do not conduct SSLC for disabled students amid a pandemic: NGO files SC petition against TN govt's decision

The Tamil Nadu Class X examinations for private candidates will be held from September 21 to 26 in various centres across the state

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India records more than 82,000 COVID-19 recoveries for two days in a row

The government stated that a total of 82,961 active cases were found free of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and added that the number of people who have recuperated from the infection crossed 4 lakh

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Unemployment issue not political, but humanitarian: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Thursday that the problem of unemployment was not a political issue, but a humanitarian one and promised to extend all possible help in the matter

NLSIU

SC to pass order on Sept 21 on plea against the decision of NLSIU Bengaluru to conduct NLAT-2020

The NLSIU action has created an unprecedented uncertainty and has imposed an onerous burden and obligations upon thousands of aspirants, who are now uncertain about the future course of action

Narendra Modi

Wishes pour in from all across the world for PM Narendra Modi's 70th birthday

Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli while wishing PM Modi, stated that the two leaders will continue to work towards strengthening the relations between Nepal and India

Harsh Vardhan, Health and Welfare Minister

Hopeful COVID-19 vaccine will be available in India next year: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

From January 8, the Prime Minister, the Ministers and State health ministers have been addressing the situation, said the Union minister

Mayawati

Condemn UP's decision to convert SC, ST students hostel into detention centre: Mayawati

The conversion of multi-storey Dr Ambedkar SC/ST student hostel, Ghaziabad, built by BSP government into detention centres for illegal foreigners is saddening and highly condemnable, Mayawati said

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22 Pakistani educational institutions close down in 48 hours due to non-compliance to health protocols

Both the Karachi University and city campus located in metropolis' Garden locality will remain closed and all educational activities during the aforementioned period would be suspended

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Five things PM Narendra Modi changed to disrupt the education sector in India since 2014

The achievement for educational reforms is more often than not attributed to the PM's 'vision and mission' by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. As Modi turns 70, we take a look at some of them

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No plan to drop aptitude test from civil services prelim exam, govt tells Rajya Sabha

In a separate reply, the minister said that there is no such test which has not been conducted even after one year of its registration by the National Testing Agency

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NSUI sets up a pakora stall on Modi's birthday, observes it as National Unemployment Day

This is a reference to an interview In 2018, where Modi had said that selling pakoras is also a form of employment

Supreme Court

SC refuses to hear plea seeking Bar Council, UGC direction to varsities to relax fee payment time

A three-judge bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice MR Shah, while refusing to hear the matter, gave the petitioner liberty to approach concerned High Courts

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Bharthiyar University​ students complain of server malfunction during UG and PG mock test

A mock test was conducted for final year students who are studying in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses at Bharathiyar University

AMU

A king once leased his land to AMU, 90 years later his family wants it back with university renamed

The AMU executive council has constituted a panel to look into the matter and submit its report to the varsity administration

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UN chief urges the international community to come together in defeating COVID-19

The UN chief stressed that starting now, a vaccine must be seen as a global public good because of COVID-19 respects no borders

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100 Facebook employees to test future Augmented Reality glasses on US university campus

Facebook announced a pilot programme with Carnegie Mellon University's Cognitive Assistance Laboratory to build 3D maps of museums and airports that will have multiple applications

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Uttar Pradesh schools may remain closed this month: Deputy CM

The Centre in the Unlock 4.0 guidelines had issued SOPs (standard operating procedures) for a partial reopening of schools for students of classes 9 to 12

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Govt took steps for employment generation during COVID-19 pandemic: Labour and Employment Minister

Elaborating it, the minister said, Labour is in the concurrent list and therefore, both State and Central Governments can legislate on the issues

Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham

As schools reopen, reconnect with kids instead of focusing just on the curriculum: Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham

The virtual conference on What Will Education Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World? brought together key experts from across the globe to share their thoughts on post-pandemic education

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National Education Policy historical, visionary start in the sector: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The Union Cabinet on July 29 approved National Education Policy 2020 bringing major reforms in higher education including a target of 50 per cent Gross Enrolment Ratio

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Now, pre-book your vaccination through this app developed by a Mumbai start-up

WONDRx is a made-in-India health-tech start-up working on Digital India mandate augmenting 'AtmaNirbhar' concept across the healthcare stakeholders in the country

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TN CM EPS announces new varsity in Villupuram, to be bifurcated from Vellore's Thiruvalluvar University

Others have protested the government's decision to bifurcate the Thiruvallur University to format  new varsity in Villupuram

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Delhi High Court dismisses petition for CLAT candidates to attempt exam from home

The CLAT-2020 examination, to be held on August 22 earlier, will now be conducted on September 28. Justice Jayant Nath said it is clear that the pleas of the petitioner are misplaced

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IIT Kharagpur develops AI-based model to detech arsenic pollution in drinking water

While the predictive model framework would prove to be vital typically for the identification of drinking water sources in arsenic affected areas of WB, it can be used in other parts of the country 

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Delhi govt asks schools to observe 'dry day' once a week to check mosquito breeding

In order to control and prevent the outbreak, it is essential to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and students should be made aware of this," the Directorate of Education said in a letter to principals