Central Board of Secondary Education

CBSE affiliation process for classes 1-7 in AP government schools could take at least a year

The government's idea was to first bring classes 1 to 7 under CBSE and classes 8 to 10 over the subsequent three years, thereby completing the conversion process by 2024

Ambedkar University Delhi

Unlock AUD but don't make physical attendance mandatory: The curiously confusing demands of the SFI

The SFI is planning to stage a 'peaceful protest' on the Ambedkar University Delhi premises. Its members talk to us about the reason behind the same

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Women's Day: MHA says Rs 200 cr given to states to set up women help desks in police stations

Later, in a statement, the home ministry said to enhance safety and security of women in the country, it has taken several initiatives which are funded by the Nirbhaya Fund

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Wearing face mask during rigorous exercise safe for healthy people, finds study

For the study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, the researchers carried out detailed testing on breathing, heart activity and exercise performance in a small group 

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Removed from RSS-run school in UP for refusing to donate for Ram temple, alleges teacher

Singh claimed that he was pressured to donate Rs 1,000 for the temple when the district pracharak of the Rasthriya Swyamsewak Sangh (RSS), Satyendra, came to the school

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Twitter begins testing new e-commerce tweet layouts to enrich user experience

This new shopping card, which takes up a little more space in the feed, is a big blue "Shop" button, presumably colour-customisable along with other profile features

PM Modi

Women playing leading role in India's quest to become Aatmanirbhar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

On the occasion of International Women's Day, he took to Twitter and shared a list of products he bought from women entrepreneurs of the country

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Women's Day: First woman driver of Indian Railways drives Mumbai-Lucknow special train

Each year on March 8, International Women's Day is observed in order to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women

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Everyday 4 child victims of sexual abuse denied justice due to insufficient evidence: Study

The 'Police case disposal pattern: An enquiry into the cases filed under POCSO Act, 2012' by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF), is an analysis of pattern of disposal of POCSO cases

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Rights paradigm is promoting unbridled selfishness: S Gurumurthy

Gurumurthy, who is also a Chartered Accountant and a journalist, said that the rights paradigm has made the younger generation aloof and even selfish

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CJI SA Bobde: Never suggested accused to marry rape victim, have the highest regard for women

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde stressed that the court proceedings in the matter was completely misreported

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United Nations seeks leading role for Afghan women in peace

This is also an opportunity to showcase the strengths of Afghanistan's women leaders in all their diversity, the world body said

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Dutee Chand on Women's Day: Every girl is a leader waiting to happen

While the COVID-19 pandemic affected people from all walks of life, it had an adverse impact on girls and women, further making it hard to achieve a social balance

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Super-excited to manage police station on Women's Day: 30-year old woman SI in Kerala

The CM also noted that Kerala had become the first state in the country to set up an exclusive department for women after his government came to power

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What the FAQ: What is the Big Bang theory and why is it being challenged by four Indian scientists?

The theory is based on the observation of red shift in the light spectrum and the scientists have revealed some important facts about the red shift through their findings

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Woman for Moradabad with amputated hands prepares for bank entrance exams and teaches students 

Pragati can write, operate her mobile phone and computer with her amputated hands. Currently, she teaches students for managing her expenses and is preparing for her bank entrance exams

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Harvard professor ignites political uproar between Japan and South Korea over 'comfort women' claims .

Ramseyer's article, titled Contracting for sex in the Pacific War, was published online in December and was scheduled to appear in the March issue of the International Review of Law and Economics

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Women's Day: Suguna K teaches Tamil at a well-known TN school despite being visually-impaired. This is her inspiring story

Suguna K is visually-impaired and was earning merely Rs 200 a day doing odd jobs. However, she was determined to do something meaningful with her life. We find out more

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Scientists bat for hosting virtual conferences even after COVID to lower carbon footprint

Nearly 75 per cent of survey respondents said scientific conferences should continue to be hosted virtually, or have a virtual component, even after the COVID pandemic ends

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A college lecturer in Kerala burnt his PhD thesis in front of the Malayalam University, video goes viral

Aji KM is currently a lecturer of Malayalam in a private college in Kerala. He burned his PhD research papers on Saturday

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Wheelchair taxi start-up Ezy Mov in talks with investors to raise funds for expansion 

The startup is contemplating to support the 'Accessible India' campaign by making its services available through its recently launched mobile app, 'Sugamya Bharat'

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Insurance claims are not a pain anymore, not with the InsureTech start-up of this 24-year-old MBA student

Khet Singh is the co-founder of ClaimBuddy and he started this because he had worked with the health sector before and felt the need for a start-up like this. The 24-year-old tells us all about it

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Aurangzeb gave grants to rebuild Hindu temples: NCERT slammed with legal notice for Class 12 textbook claim

Earlier, an RTI filed in 2020 by another activist named Shivank Sharma had asked the NCERT about factual evidence backing the claim

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Women's Day: Here's how Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay is helping doctors understand the impact of toxins on the brain

Through her groundbreaking research on neurotoxicology, Sanghamitra is analysing the impact of metal and pesticides on the developing human brain

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Alliance Air operates inaugural flight to Bareilly with a crew entirely made up of women

The airline deployed all-women crew for the inaugural flight under the command of women pilots, women crew, women engineers, women aircraft dispatchers and women Air Traffic Controller (ATC)

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On Women's Day, Maharashtra offers exclusive vaccination centres for females

At all these special centres, elaborate arrangements have been made to welcome women trooping in for the vaccination doses along with other facilities and presence of female staff, he added

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Boris Johnson claims that reopening schools in a 'national effort' for the UK to beat COVID

Experts have warned that Britain is 'still not out of the woods' amid concerns over new variants and the risks of the public breaching restriction rules despite warnings

CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM lauds contribution of women 'COVID-19 warriors' in a video message

Thackeray said the pandemic threat is not yet over and in the last one year, women have stood like a rock supporting their families and fulfilled different responsibilities courageously

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Google advised 'mental health care' over complaints of racism in the workplace

The vicitms consulted human resources after colleagues made comments about their skin colour or laBck hairstyles or asked if they were sexually interested in their teammates

Bachendri Pal

Bachendri Pal to lead all-women team aged above 50 in Himalayan expedition

The expedition will inspire and motivate women of all age groups to include fitness activities in their daily lives to stay healthy

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Class XII student fires at teacher after he admonished him 

Police officials said that the student was admonished by the teacher as he was misbehaving with other students in the class

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About 85% of SOA Engineering graduates land plum jobs, pandemic notwithstanding  

Around 30 per cent of these students have received job offers during the Day Zero dream campus drive involving reputed companies with Amazon proffering the highest package of Rs 30 lakh per annum

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Satellite set for Mar 28 launch will help India keep an eye on borders near real-time 

The satellite that will provide it near real-time images of its borders and also enable quick monitoring of natural disasters

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#ThrowBackToday: When the first lady of the skies earned her permit to fly in 1910 today

In today's #TBT, we don't need to tell you that it's International Women's Day. What we choose to tell you instead is the story of Raymonde de Laroche aka the bird woman and how she touched the sky

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Today's celebrity kids are aware of their privilege and they respect it: Abhishek Bachchan

The actor and producer was in conversation with Mahima Poddar, Founder, The Kindness Foundation on the third and final day of the International Kindness Festival

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Children shouldn’t be rewarded for just showing up: Abhishek Bachchan on Day 3 of International Kindness Festival

The final day also saw talks and discussions by performance storyteller Vikram Sridhar and Sundaram Finance Director Rajiv Lochan

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Would rather let go of tenfold profits and stick to my values: Rajiv Lochan at International Kindness Festival

Lochan reflected back on his days at American Express and McKinsey & Company and elucidated how he prioritised truth over everything else

IIT Madras

Students can step out with permission, PhD students have the option to become day scholars: IIT Madras

The institute said that one must be sensitive towards the pandemic and precautionary measures are essential to prevent its spread

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Sona Group of institutions collaborates with Canada-based hospitals to make smart fabric wearables

The Salem-based Sona Group of education institutions will contribute to the FIBRE project through their faculty, laboratories and facilities

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New tools to make kids' ebooks easier to read on Google Play Books

With "Tap to Read", users can tap a word to hear it read out loud. The 'Kid-Friendly Dictionary' defines words for a young audience, often with illustrations on Google Play Books

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Why large number of young women still feel that IT, tech jobs are not for them

Over a third (38 per cent) of women working in the IT and tech industry feel that the absence of females in their sector made them wary of entering the profession

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#ThrowBackToday: The time when writer Arthur Conan Doyle came under pressure to revive Sherlock Holmes

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the time when the world's most famous detective received so much love that its creator was asked to bring back the spy from his death in the previous story

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Understanding the people added colour to the situation: How Al-Qaeda's longest-held captive Stephen McGowan used empathy to survive

When there is a gun to your head and you count the seconds you realise what is important to you. Stephen realised that he needed to be liked to stay alive

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University of Peshawar becomes the 4th Pak varsity to introduce a strict dress code for its female students

The UoP has introduced a dress code for its students, notifying its female students to wear white overalls with white salwar kameez

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Some Coronavirus mutations may help it evade immune system's T-killer cells, say scientists

In the current study, published in the journal Cell Immunology, the researchers sequenced 750 genomes of the novel coronavirus from infected individuals and analysed mutations

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I want to fight, I want to win: Acid attack survivor Zakira Sheikh, the 'Tigress' of Mumbai 

She was attacked by her husband in 2017. But she did not let that rule her life. She got out and built a good life for her daughters

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Protect yourself from COVID-19 with three-layered masks, say experts

According to the experts, additional layers in the mask may help us protect against SARS-CoV-2 by not letting the virus-laden contagious droplets or particles pass through the mask

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Supreme Court to commence hybrid physical hearing of cases from March 15

It said if the number of parties is higher than the specified number in a matter listed for hybrid hearing, then one advocate-on-record (AOR) and one arguing counsel per party would be allowed entry

Arvind Kejriwal

Soon, Delhi will have its own school education board as Cabinet gives nod

The Chief Minister further stated that Delhi has around 1,000 government schools and 1,700 private schools and all the government-run schools are affiliated with the CBSE

Dr P Venkat-Rangan

Amrita University VC Venkat Rangan: We focus on research, not NIRF rankings

In a conversation with us, Rangan talks about research, Mata Amritanandamayi's approach as the Chancellor and about why they're starting online degrees in line with the NEP

Ressy Mathew

Women's Day: Back to school is cool for 52-year-old Ressy Mathew. Check out her awe-inspiring story

After spending three decades as a labourer, Ressy Mathew restarted college in her late 40s. We spoke to her

Kamna Kakkar

Health crisis, stigma and images of people dying alone: Here's what the pandemic taught  this young doctor

Dr Kamna Kakkar was among the first few to speak up about the health crisis. She tells us about how she battled the pandemic

Thankamma

Women's Day: Thankamma may be 84 years old with poor eyesight but that doesn't mean she's too old to finish school

The Kollam resident reentered the classroom thanks to the Navachetana programme for Scheduled Castes. Here's how she was inspired to do it

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Women's Day: How this 39-year-old mother of two juggled work and academics to fulfil her dreams

We spoke to Namrata Sadhvani who restarted her higher studies after getting married due to societal pressure

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Women's Day: This Hyderabad woman quit her corporate job in her late 40s to study art

Lakshmi Jagannath is an artist. Not just a hobby artist, she is on her way to becoming a professional artist. She is now pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lalit Kalakshetra, Coimbatore 

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In Kodagu, this independent researcher is working with local tribes and children to protect this precious habitat

Neethi Mahesh has dedicated a lot of years to researching the riparian habitats of the Kodagu district. She is currently working with a tribe of honey collectors and students for better results 

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Women's Day: With no inhibitions, cyberspace lets you reveal your primal desires, says cyber Psychologist Nirali Bhatia

Nirali might be a Cyber Psychologist now but she started off as a Commerce student and she has dabbled in the IT world as well which made it easier for her to take up the profession

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Women's Day: This 25-year-old frontline worker tells us why we shouldn't worry about COVID and treat it like a flu 

We spoke to Isha Katyal, who was posted for COVID duty in Karnataka about her experiences, what it was like to be in a PPE kit for hours and more

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Women's Day: From child marriage to MPhil: Here's the inspiring story of Sunita Chauhan and her love for education

Sunita Chauhan was married off and sent to Delhi in 1993. Now, an MPhil student, she runs an NGO that helps teach underprivileged children

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Women's Day: Here's how Dr Anjana Vyas became a pioneer in starting the first-ever Geomatics course in Gujarat

We spoke to Dr Anjana Vyas from CEPT University in Gujarat about her research and specialisation in geomatics and remote sensing

Reethika Thatikonda 

Women's Day: How this medical student assisted during operations of COVID patients during the pandemic

No matter how much we commend frontline workers, it's less. And to remind you to be grateful, we bring you one such story of a medical student from Hyderabad who has been through many hurdles 

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Women's Day: How this 28-year-old med student overcame her fears to fight the Coronavirus

We spoke to a med student from Kolkata who was serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what she had to say

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Women's Day: Swapnamita Vaideswaran is a geologist specialising in the Himalayas and Northeast. This is her story! 

From understanding the behaviour of the Shillong Plateau to determining the rate of depletion of Himalayan glaciers and its impact, Swapnamita Vaideswaran has studied the mountains like never before

Madhumala Chattopadhyay

Women's Day: Why the first person to establish friendly contact with the Sentinelese believes that we mustn't try to civilise them

Madhumala's years of research resulted in 20 research papers and a book on the tribes of Car Nicobar, which were immediately sent across the world to be taught at universities

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Sports education gets major boost in India as XEBS launches new program

India's first IndoFrench business, Xavier Emlyon Business School (XEBS) has launched its Dual Degree Master's Program in Sports Industry Management to further enhance sports education.

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Meet Sahana Ramdas, one of India's fewest Animal Rights lawyers, who is standing up for nature's furry friends

Sahana Ramdas talks about how she decided to pursue animal rights law even though it isn’t a popular area of law 

Maragatha Valli

Women's Day: She passed +2 at 36. Nine years later, this college canteen worker has an MA in social work

Maragatha Valli talks about how she decided to attempt her +2 board exams 13 years after she left school and her journey since then

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What the FAQ: Here's all you need to know about the new UK work visa rules for in'tl students

Now you can work in the United Kingdom through the new Graduate Route after completing your course there. Isn't that exciting? Here's what you have to do

N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta

Noted Kannada poet N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta no more 

Bhatta has been household name through his bhavageetes (lyrical poems), and is known for his contribution of modern Kannada poetry, critical works and translations

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Meet Dr Shyamashree Das who has battled the pandemic on all fronts, from testing to treating to now vaccinating

Dr Shyamashree Das was part of the team testing people for COVID when they came into KMC, finds Prajanma Das. She has also treated COVID-19 patients and has been involved in the vaccine drive

Mintu Elizabeth

Women's Day: Ever heard of submarine groundwater discharge? Mintu Elizabeth's research will ensure that everyone knows about it soon 

Mintu Elizabeth has been researching submarine groundwater discharge for the past five years. We speak to her about what she has discovered about the lesser-known geological phenomenon

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Women's Day: Why astrophysicist Prajval Shastri believes that gender discrimination must not be perpetuated at institutions by teachers 

Prajval Shastri, an astrophysicist speaks about gender bias in the academic institutions especially in the field of Science and her love for research, why she pursued astrophysics and much more 

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Women's Day: What's it like being a nursing student in the wake of a pandemic? We find out from Shakthi Pavitra 

Shakthi Pavitra C is a final-year nursing student who worked at a COVID treatment centre in Bengaluru for nearly two months. She shares her experiences at the centre and how she prepared mentally 

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30,000 organisations across US hacked by Chinese threat actors

The vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Exchange Server Software allowed hackers to gain access to email accounts, and also gave them the ability to install malware

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If empathy is part of one's DNA, whether on or off court, it shines through: Mahesh Bhupathi says at Int'l Kindness Festival 

During one of the sessions of the virtual International Kindness Festival, former tennis professional Mahesh Bhupathi was in a free-wheeling chat with Mahima Poddar. This is what ensued

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India successfully tests ramjet technology for long range missile

Defence sources said a prototype of an air-to-air missile based on the ramjet technology was test fired from the Integrated Test Range to gauge the performance of the system

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Researchers develop smartphone application for reading COVID-19 test results 

The application combines smartphone camera imaging with machine learning to interpret SARS-CoV-2 serological rapid diagnostic test results

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Chennai-based company launches app to educate children on healthy food choices

Research that went into making the app showed that just 20 minutes of gaming time a week had a strong positive impact on children's food choices

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#ThrowBackToday: A message in a bottle, dating back to 1886, found on Australian shores in 2019 today

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the day when in Perth, Australia, a message in a bottle was found. After experts analysed it, it was found to be 100% authentic. Here's the full story behind it

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Police seeks permission to use NCC, NSS into polling centres to manage surveillance 

A letter to seek permission to use them in the premises polling centres was sent to DGP office, sources added

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QS Rankings 2021: Seven courses from VIT feature in rank list

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled every year to help prospective students to identify the leading universities in a particular subject

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Kindness was my path out of the pit of addiction: Tim Disney says at the Int'l Kindness Festival

The virtual International Kindness Festival started with the Founder of The Kindness Foundation sharing her thoughts followed by philanthropist Tim Disney's no-holds-barred session

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CBSE revises board exam dates for maths, physics and few other subjects for Class 10,12

The mathematics exam which was scheduled for May 21, will now be held on June 2, according to the latest date sheet

CUSAT

US based SEG's student chapter started in CUSAT to promote Geoscience

The SEG has established student chapters in different parts of the globe with the vision of bringing together students, researchers who share a common interest in Geoscience

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Puducherry Lt Governor gives nod to pay arrears to aided schools staff

Soundararajan was informed about the setting up of a committee to examine, amend the Puducherry School Education Act and the rules relating to the payments

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Forty scholars from six countries awarded India Science and Research Fellowship

These scholars have been selected for India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) 2021 based on research proposal, experience, academic merit and publication record

The duo is currently working on designing courses on personal finance management

These two girls and their Instagram handle will bolster your financial management in reel-time

Instagram page FinCocktail simplest personal finance management through boomerangs and reels. Check it out

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E-Canteen Fundas: Test the extent of your unconscious biases, they shouldn't influence your decisions

Pro Tip: Our unconscious biases influence our decisions. Be aware. When we allow everyone to flourish on an equal footing, we unleash the real potential of our unit

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Twitter working on 'Undo Send' button that'll allow users to withdraw tweet in 30 seconds: Report

The undo button doubles as a progress bar, which appears to show you how long you have to undo a tweet before it gets sent

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Of Wonder and Woman: Here's how we can not only respect but also encourage the women in our lives

Today is Women’s Day and The Coach tells us how we can not only respect but also encourage the women in our lives, every day 

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Amazon India, UN Women partner to launch special storefront on International Women's Day

The IWD storefront will help customers discover and purchase close to 80,000 unique products including organic products, handmade crafts, healthy snacks

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Hundreds of students of Gurugram college stage protest demanding online exams due to COVID-19

The students are protesting against conducting the first and second year semester exams in offline mode

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Moving SC with review petition against ruling that reservation cannot exceed 50 per cent is option: Maha govt

Fadnavis criticised the government for neglecting the issue of OBC quota and not forming a commission to collect empirical (rpt empirical) data on Other Backward Classes population

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500 women students from engineering colleges to benefit from PayPal's five-month training, mentorship programme 

The programme will include technical certification courses, live mentor sessions with industry leaders followed by an online hackathon

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Students claim deceased IISc researcher was not given proper medical attention on campus. This is how IISc responded

  Rahul Pratap Singh, an MTech student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was playing football at the campus ground when he suddenly collapsed

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Australian government might set-up a dedicated quarantine system for international students

Prime Minister Scott Morrison had previously declared that more than 40,000 Australians who remain stranded overseas would be given priority to return to the country

SFI DU Convenor Akhil KM said that the very logic that the move will help Telegu speaking Andhra students in Delhi is flawed (Pic: SFI)

After teachers, SFI protests against the proposal to shift Sri Venkateswara College from DU to Andhra University

The Andhra government has also made a plea to the Centre to amend the 2009 UGC order disallowing a university's jurisdiction beyond the state by which it is established

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What the FAQ: What is the Ease of Living Index for Indian cities all about?

The index examined the outcomes that lead to existing living conditions through pillars of Quality of Life, Economic Ability, Sustainability, spanning across 13 categories  

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Centre's regulations don't have provisions to take action against digital platforms: Supreme Court

A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and RS Reddy also issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on Purohit's plea for an anticipatory bail in FIRs on the Tandav series