Lina Ashar

Nobody knows when your child will go back to classrooms: Kangaroo Kids' Lina Ashar

Author, educator and entrepreneur, Lina Ashar tells us about how preschoolers are reacting to online classes and why this will be the great divide breaker when it comes to education in India

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UoH is asking us to risk our lives: Students from red zones petrified after varsity asks them to go back home

Students fear they will be unable to arrange transport and since the situations in their hometowns are grave, they are scared for their safety

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Economy is bad, waive revaluation fee: DUSU Secretary writes to Dean after students receive low grades

A lot of students had previously cried foul over them receiving low grades in their core subjects. Some of them even had a Grade Paper Assessment of 0, despite writing their exams

Indian film director Subhash Ghai

How Subhash Ghai's Vidyadaan is grooming youngsters to be better human beings through the Guru-Shishya Parampara

We spoke to Indian film director Subhash Ghai about his educational initiative Vidyadaan, how it offers more to students than just academic education and more about the entertainment industry

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Corona warrior: COVID positive doctor treats patients through telemedicine in Agra

Quarantined at his residence, Shameem uses telemedicine to connect directly with JNMC health care staff to attend to COVID patients admitted in the isolation ward and non-COVID patients

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How 18-year-old Sanjana Dixit started a menstrual movement that has distributed 1.2 lakh pads to women in need

Based out of Bengaluru, Sanjana started Rutuchakra and through it, she conducts effective workshops on menstrual hygiene and she also ensures that even boys and men are part of the conversations 

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad University Students' Union to protest against 'forced eviction' from hostels

The administration later convened a meeting with the Students' Union representatives on Monday. The latter claimed that the protests would end only if the former revoked the notice

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COVID-19 could be seasonal illness with a higher risk in winter: Study

The study, published in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases

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WB Governor appoints Goutam Chandra as Pro-VC of Burdwan University

Dhankhar, in official communication from Raj Bhavan on June 1, appointed Chandra as the Pro-VC (Administration and Academic) of the university with immediate effect

IITs taking progressive steps

Early graduation to flexible grading: All that IITs are doing to cope with the lockdown impacts

Fro example, IIT-Delhi is giving two options to its graduating batch, those who have less than a semester left to graduate, they can decide to either go for an "early graduation" option

Amit Deshmukh

Maharashtra medical edu minister asks Heath Sciences University to announce exam dates at earliest

Deshmukh has instructed MUHS vice chancellor Dr Dilip Mhaisekar over the phone to end the uncertainty by taking a decision in this regard

WECARE volunteers at work (pic: Aditya Bharadwaj)

This IRS officer has cooked and fed over 5 lakh migrants during the lockdown. Here's what he has planned next

Aditya formed a Whatsapp group and it all spiraled from there. Help poured in, people came forward and WECARE was born. This is what happened as the migrants walked along the Mathura highway

BYJU'S new app — Early Learn — in association with Disney promises to make learning fun for kids (Pic: BYJUS)

Go Phygital with BYJU'S new app Early Learn with Disney characters leading the way

While the videos and interactive games are not unheard of, what catches your eye are the worksheets that are converted to digital content in realtime

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Unable to attend online class, a class X student in Kerala commits suicide

Hailing from a poor Scheduled Caste family, living in a very small house at Valancherry in Malappurram, the girl was a very bright student

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Say goodbye to sleep problems, Google unveils new Android tools to help you get restful sleep

With Bedtime mode, formerly known as Wind Down in the Digital Wellbeing settings, your Android phone can stay dark and quiet while you sleep

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George Floyd incident: Online therapy provider Talkspace ends deal with Facebook

Talkspace has announced to end its partnership discussions with Facebook over its inability to remove or moderate a controversial post from US President Donald Trump

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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University calls for stepping up DNA evidence ‘collect & test' in India to combat expected surge in rapes post-lockdown

Taking note of the expected surge in crime after the COVID-19 lockdown, the initiative aims at equipping first-line responders in criminal investigation with a clear understanding of DNA evidence

Migrants have been left in the lurch, students complained

Why IIT, IISER student groups are condemning government handing of migrant crisis during lockdown  

We have discussed the impact of present economic system in the education and in our day to day lives, the students said   

IIT Guwahati

IITG prof tricks students into taking online test to prove 90% could take it: Shocked students recount hurdles   

The students were told after the quiz that it was a self-assessment test. The students are angry as they had to overcome many obstacles to attempt the test

The ferry

Kerala Water Transport dept operates ferryboat just for single student to reach exam centre during lockdown

The SWTD operated the 70-seater boat just for the girl to reach the exam centre on two days - May 29 and 30

Rental bikes being sanitised (Pic: Bounce Facebook page)

Why Bengaluru's young and upwardly mobile are using bike-sharing apps to get across town in post-COVID world 

We speak to founders of various bike rental services in Bengaluru who have resumed their operations. They tell us about the precautionary measures taken to keep their bikes virus and germs free

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Slowdown, you say? KIIT has 3,650 job offers for more than 90 per cent of their students

Students at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) have braved the economic slowdown and have managed to get themselves placed in top multinational companies with hefty salary packages

IIT Madras Engineering Lecture Series for Class XII Students

NPTEL-IIT Madras begins enrolment for more than 400 online courses for July-December 2020 semester free of charge

This includes a new initiative where IIT Madras Professors will speak about Engineering streams for the benefit of Class XII Pass outs who will be taking up counselling shortly

Jindal Global Law School

Jindal Global Law School launches online LLM course in collaboration with upGrad

Through the online LLM programme, JGLS, in association with upGrad, will help learners gain a 360-degree perspective of the law and regulation governing corporations

Effects of lockdown

Lockdown impact could have long-lasting effect on children's mental health: Study

There is also evidence that the duration of loneliness may be more important than the intensity of loneliness in increasing the risk of future depression among young people

A child listening to a story | (Pic: Pratham Books)

Give a missed call, listen to a great Indian story over the phone. Here's how 

Bengaluru-based Pratham Books' Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno campaign has already successfully charmed one lakh children across India and it hopes that it will reach many other kids as well  

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Over 2 lakh parents petition govt demanding that schools not be reopened until situation improves in country

The government had announced phase-wise easing of restrictions while the lockodwn will continue in containment zones till June 30

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Join the tribe: This is why every student innovator should be a part of T-Hub's T-Tribe

Mentorships, workshops and so much more, T-Tribe is an academic membership initiative launched by T-Hub exclusively for student innovators and all those budding entrepreneurs out there

HPU Campus

Guest faculty members at Himachal Pradesh University serving without pay: CITU

Numerous guest faculty members at Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) are serving during the lockdown without being paid for the last four months, an official said on Monday

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Can this big dream actually come true? How dreams can be sometimes fulfilling or become a disappointment

While dreams are what tend to propel a large number of successful people to achieve great things in life, sometimes they can be quite depressing, can be seen as a sign of good (or bad) things to come

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On your mark, get set and prepare! How to focus on opportunities when they show up

Pro Tip: Use your off time to focus on skills, physical and mental aspects. When you’re prepared, opportunities show up. If you’re not succeeding despite your efforts, examine your mental preparation

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How to make your own luck: The perfect balance between karma and our self-confidence

The Coach speaks about how we can balance our own destinies by finding the perfect balance between karma and our self-confidence. Here are a few excerpts from his personal journey

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HRD Ministry announced the updated board examination dates of NIOS 

The NIOS exams were scheduled to be held from March 24 to April 24 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19 and lockdown. The exams will now be held from July 17

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Focus on what you want in life: How to keep distractions and laziness at bay

When you focus and choose a course that you like the most, then you will work towards achieving it

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An observation of concord mistakes: Reasons why learners of English face problems in concord

If the subject is singular and is separated by words such as along with, as well as, besides, etc, it is followed by a singular verb

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India registers biggest single-day spike of 8,392 COVID-19 cases; total rises to 1,90,535

Out of the total 5,394 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 2,286 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,038 deaths, Delhi with 473, Madhya Pradesh with 350

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JumpStartIndia@ISB is solving problems of the future today. Here's how this can make our life easy

They have been discussing the ideas with the faculty since April and things have been taking shape since then. As many as 17 faculty members will be leading the projects and others will be joining too

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This 13-year-old from Vijayawada is reviewing books she loves. Check out her cool YouTube channel

Apart from reviews, Sri Harshika Gudlavilleti also ensures that she gives information about important details like, price of the book, publishers, number of pages and a little about the author too  

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Here's how Hyderabad's TechieRide is making the world a better place, one social issue at a time

Hyderabad-based TechieRide might have started off as a carpooling initiative, but today, they do something for everybody, be it education, tribal welfare and now, even COVID-19 relief activities  

Team Make me Garden with actors B Sreenivas and Kajal Aggarwal | (Pic: Make Me Garden)

Donate Rs 200 for COVID relief and Make Me Garden will gift you a green friend in return

Make Me Garden is a start-up founded by Rohith Gali who is a student of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad. He and his team are doing their bit for COVID-19 relief and this is what they are doing

In no particular order, co-founders Varun Beluguppa, Harsha Teja and Sonu Sharma | (Pic: Teacherr)

Teachers are the centre of attention for this Hyderabad start-up and for all the right reasons. Check it out

Varun Beluguppa and Harsha Teja studied Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology and met there. Harsha met Sonu Sharma during his previous job. They are all co-founders and Varun is the CEO

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Learn Physics hands-on from this Bhubaneswar-based pro and the practical experiments he devised 

No one can teach Physics like Satwik Das but with the help of the practical models he has developed, you might come close. He calls this venture Jigyasu and he is ready to take it all around India 

Monic with a weaver | (Pic: Go Ethynyc)

Monica Senapati's love for ikat and Sambalpuri fabrics is helping weavers too. Here's how

Unintentionally, Monica Senapati has built a business around offering Odisha's handlooms to the young crowd in Bengaluru, where she currently resides. We listen in to her story to find out more 

Sitansu Mishra during a training session | (Pic: Jobskul)

Here's how Sitansu Mishra's Jobskul is making placements in colleges more effective

Jobskul is based on the model of 'Hire, train and deploy' implemented on their aggregator platform and operate pan-India. Their team provides skilled manpower to industries as per the requirement 

Manu Krishnan

This mechanical engineer from Kerala is producing bio-degradable face shields at home

Manu Krishnan  has developed a biodegradable face shield and has also designed his own software and hardware to produce them at home. He has designed and sold 1,500 such face shields 

Ananya Gupta

Why you must check out this online tool by a class 11 student that detects gender neutrality in textbooks

Rashmi Patil speaks to Ananya Gupta who is a self-taught Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence expert about the tool she developed to detect if a textbook is gender-neutral or not 

Co-founders of Venture Catalysts

Venture Catalysts is helping start-ups restore faith in entrepreneurship. Here's how

 Anuj Golech, co-founder of Venture Catalysts speaks about their investment in start-ups during these difficult times and how start-ups can play an important role in the next five years

Atharva Bhat

This nine-year-old boy's speedcubing skills are awesome. His timings are proof 

Atharva Bhat's capabilities with a Rubik's cube is nothing short of spectacular. Check out his YouTube channel to learn some pretty neat tricks to help you solve the ever-pop

Sahil Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Rishihood University

Rishihood University's gap year programme can help class 12 students choose right career. Here's how

Isn't it better to take your time to choose the right career for you? Sahil Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder of Rishihood University, speaks to Rashmi Patel about their Gap Year Programme designed for cla

CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM calls for remote schools with no internet, no threat of COVID-19 to be reopened

Stressing that the new academic year should begin in June, as in the normal times, the CM also called for the need to develop and strengthen online educationsystem in the state

NEP

MHRD making false claims, didn't consider suggestions of any association for NEP: AIFUCTO

Not a single recognised teachers' organisations, student organisation or employees organisation was consulted for discussions, the organisation said  

COVID-19 tests

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences develops faster, cheaper test for COVID-19

The technology is the first rapid RNA (Ribonucleic acid)-based test that can detect COVID-19 infection within a lab time of 30 minutes and will cost only around Rs 500

IIT Madras

How IIT Madras's Virtual Reality model performed life-saving heart surgery on Egyptian boy

The 11-year-old underwent surgery at Chennai's MGM Hospital after being turned down by several hospitals in the US and Europe

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More than 40 million across the globe begin using tobacco between ages 13 and 15: WHO

Even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry is pushing its products, the WHO said, adding that these addictive substances limit people's ability to fight coronavirus

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SpaceX launch a step ahead into human exploration of Moon, Mars: NASA

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley was on its way to the orbiting laboratory in the space

Migrants wait outside Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for a special train (Pic: PTI)

COVID-19: Highest single-day spike in India with 8,380 new cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood to 89,995, while 86,983 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Union Health Ministry said

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Amid outrage, Delhi University goes ahead with online open-book examination, releases datesheet

Teachers' and students' organisations across the country had opposed the university's move to conduct online examinations

The CAG wasn't allowed to audit the fund

Meet the Bengaluru student whose RTI revealed that PM CARES is not a public authority

The PM CARES fund was set up on March 28. The RTI was filed by an LLM student of Azim Premji University

Yash, Yashika and their mother with Mr Bot | (Pic: Scholastic)

Even children as young as four will fall in love with coding after reading this book by Dr Vats

Dr Swati Popat Vats is an early childhood education expert and has designed various curricula for students. This time she has come up with a book that helps children understand what coding is 

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Uttar Pradesh: Three students of Muzaffarnagar medical college suspended for 'indiscipline' 

Urging the college management to roll back its decision, several first-year students held a protest and also submitted a memorandum to the additional district magistrate

Donald Trump

Trump bans entry of certain groups of Chinese students to US

Issuing the proclamation on Friday, Trump said China is engaged in a wide-ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive US technologies and intellectual property 

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To go or not to go: Why this DU hostel's residents were asked to leave during the lockdown

The letter from the Warden said that as per the University's Academic Calendar, the summer vacation will start from May 26 and the hostels have to be vacated by May 29

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Sun Pharma gets DGCI nod to start clinical trials with Nafamostat mesylate

Nafamostat was found to be the most potent drug and was able to inhibit Coronavirus entry at very low concentrations across various studies

Bhawna Dehariya

Woman who scaled Everest last year to open mountaineering institute in Madhya Pradesh

Bhawna Dehariya announced it during a live podcast on Instagram to mark the 67th International Everest Day, observed in the memory of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary

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Coffee may reduce risks of getting gallstone disease and pancreatitis, says study

The study from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) also highlighted other beneficial effects that coffee consumption may have on the process of digestion

An interactive comic designed by Mohith

Idivettu-ing Typhoons: How Mohith O created the first all-Malayalam serialised comic 

Based on a crime that occurs in a small town in Kottayam, Idivettu is the first serialised comic to be entirely written in Malayalam

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How NIT Tiruchy will drive online content for MOOCs on govt e-learning platform SWAYAM

Recently chosen as the national MOOCs coordinator for UG and PG engineering courses, NIT-T is training faculty, involving students and strengthening infrastructure

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How this IIT Madras researcher helped triple the Irrawaddy Dolphin Population in Chilika Lake

The researchers conducted geotechnical, hydraulic and satellite imagery studies to developed a dredging methodology with minimum impact on the lake's ecosystem

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Spit not, Corona not: This Bengaluru resident is telling people not to spit in public places to curb COVID spread

If you are one among those people who spit at the public places, then it is high time that you stop doing it. Because Beautiful Bengaluru group is on high alert to stop you from spitting

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Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls and restaurants

From June 1, municipal corporations would decide if residential colonies, mohallas, municipal wards or police-station areas, municipal zones, towns could be designated as containment zones

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Snacking on almonds may improve cardiovascular health: Study

The study participants from the UK, who had above-average cardiovascular disease risk, consumed almonds or a calorie-matched control snack in the six-week trial

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Learn mathematics with Ajit Agarkar through 'Cricket-Math'. Find out how

The initiative aims to enable students to look at the subject beyond traditional textbooks and make learning a fun and engaging experience while sitting at home

Irrawaddy dolphins

IIT Madras' dredging methodology helps Odisha's Chilika Lake to triple Irrawaddy Dolphin population 

The IIT Madras team developed the dredging methodology identifying the location of dredging along with disposal and selection of suitable dredger with minimum impact on the ecosystem

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This portable spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste within a few seconds and can cut COVID spread

EzySpit – the world’s first-of-its-kind mobile spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste in semi-solid form. We find out more

The schools near Jhelum river

One lakh grant alloted to encourage students to start dialogue on environment in Srinagar 

The project comprises multiple components, ranging from soil and moisture conservation to plantation to environmental education in schools

Lucknow University

Around 1,000 alumni will now mentor the students of Lucknow University 

The alumni will get an opportunity to be LU's adjunct or part-time professors who will guide, teach and help students in getting placed in various sectors

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How Classroom.Live automates most aspects of an online classroom so that teachers can focus on teaching

Gurugram-based Unthinkable Solutions initiated Classroom.Live recently and there are many educational institutions across the country that are already making the most of their integrated platform 

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Apple iPhone 12 launch postponed to November, instead of mid-September

The analyst said that the production supply chain has generally returned to normal output rates, but downstream demand remains uncertain

Supriya is an Architect and Artist who created this particular art during the quarantine period. Through Aaval, we curated it as a 'Die-cut postcard' in which you can understand the illusion of Inside

How this Chennai architect is getting the youth to express ideologies through her Postcard Project

Initially, the project started with just 25 people from different backgrounds and they used postcards as their medium to express their beliefs or ideologies through it. We find out more

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COVID-19: India is now the ninth-worst hit country in world with 1,65,799 cases 

The Health Ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 89,987, while 71,105 people have recovered and one patient has migrated

Manushi Chillar

Manushi joins hands with UNICEF to promote menstrual hygiene 

Manushi, who runs her own initiative on menstrual hygiene ‘Project Shakti' that works across several states in India, said it is important to raise awareness on the critical issue

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IIMC student allegedly sent a hostel eviction notice for offering water to batchmates, stoking COVID fear

The student allegedly offered water to his batchmates who had travelled to the institute for their online placements. But they were not allowed inside   

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Final year college students will sit for exams after July: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Students in the first year will be promoted on the basis of their latest results while for second-year students the pass mark will be decided on internal marks and the previous year or semester record

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The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in 'Letters to Mother' 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's collection of poems, published as "Letters to Mother" by HarperCollins which will be released in June and is available for pre-order on e-com websites

Srishti Batra and Rubal Chib, Founders, QZense (Pics: Rubal Chib)

This Bengaluru start-up is using machine learning and IoT to detect the freshness of your fruits and veggies

QZense has developed two devices that use sense of smell and sight to determine the quality of fresh produce

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Let your kids indulge in PlanetSpark's Happiness Hour and learn skills through live classes

As many as 15 courses are being offered by this start-up based out of Gurugram to ensure that learning and fun don't stop, not even during the lockdown. So, which skill will you be learning today?
 

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Landing in India was stepping out of a fairy tale and into Paatal Lok: How an Indian student felt after returning on a Vande Bharat flight

The efficient service meted out to them till now suddenly became lacklustre and inefficient as they stepped out of the aircraft. It was mayhem, said Indian students 

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AIIMS Rishikesh to launch remote monitored COVID-19 isolation wards using Made-in-India tech

A central dashboard has also been set up to monitor all patients on Stasis by a remote clinical team with access to real-time vitals and high-resolution trends of patient vitals data

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Here's why Zoom is asking you to upgrade the app before May 30

The company has gotten under major scrutiny over security and privacy-related issues ever since the reports of Zoombombing came to light

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Need to create integrated teleconsultation options within COVID-19 digital apps: TGI study

This study was aimed to systematically review COVID-19 related mobile apps and highlight gaps to inform the development of future mHealth initiatives

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Culture of silence around menstruation has become even more evident in COVID pandemic: UNICEF

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day that falls on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management

In 2015, the idea took seed in the form of their start-up SmartVizX

This fully immersive VR software is redefining the design process for Architecture students

Founded in 2018, Trezi connects architects, designers and students with the various stakeholders involved in design-based projects and building designs

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IIT-D and INMAS joins hands with Uflex to develop PPE overall with better breathability

On the development, Centre for Biomedical Engineering Head Professor Harpal Singh, IIT-Delhi, said the centre has worked very closely with Uflex Ltd on the development of breathable fabric

Ventilator developed by IIT Mandi

IIT Mandi researchers develop low-cost smart ventilators that be controlled by a mobile application

The developed prototypes do not require compressed air and can be used in remote locations as well, the researchers have said

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NIT Tiruchy develops portal, conducts online examinations for their students without a hitch

Over 1,600 students across UG and PG courses will be appearing for their final semester exams online till June 12

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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal: Encourage India's institutions to take research further to turn COVID crisis into an opportunity

From the IITs to the smallest institutions, almost everyone has innovated in some way to help the fight against COVID. This is why we need to foster research and use it indigenously for development

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80% cybercrimes faced by Maharashtra school students go unreported, says new survey

The survey by a non-profit startup Responsible Netism and Cyber Peace Foundation, Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training was conducted between October 2019 to February 2020

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High Court gives the green signal to the government to conduct SSLC exams from June 25

Over eight lakh class X students will be writing exams in more than 2,000 exam centres. Currently, the government is making systematic arrangements for them to sit and write the exams