Edappadi Palaniswami

After Governor delays assent, TN govt decides to go ahead with 7.5% NEET quota for government school students

In the order, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s government announced that a provision of 7.5% will be set apart on preferential basis to students from government schools

OP Jindal Global University

Education Ministry names OP Jindal Global University 'Institution of Eminence'

This is a historic recognition for JGU as all legislative, regulatory and procedural requirements under the IoE regulations have been duly met, enabling JGU to function as an 'Institution of Eminence'

Representative image

AI can diagnose asymptomatic COVID-19 patients using cellphone-recorded coughs, finds study

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US found that people who are asymptomatic may differ from healthy individuals in the way that they cough

Representative image

Over 600 air warriors from Mechanical Training Institute inducted into IAF

 As many as 609 personnel were inducted into the IAF following a 67-week rigorous and intensive training at Mechanical Training Institute at the Airforce station

LinkedIn has also added new skills assessments

LinkedIn launches new tools, resources to help unemployed professionals get back to work 

LinkedIn's new 'Career Explorer' tool helps job-seekers find new jobs by mapping their skills to open roles, and the new #Hiring frame helps managers share that they are hiring from their profiles

Image for representational purpose only (Pic: TNIE)

COVID-19 vaccine not likely to be available by next year: Experts

Regarding the wearing of masks, Fauci said adding that people should stop politicising the issue, as donning them "does make a difference"

Image for representational purpose only (Pic: PTI)

Centre introduces new law through ordinance to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The commission will have three sub-committees, one each for monitoring and identification, safeguarding and enforcement, and research and development

Image for representational purpose only (Pic: PTI)

India's average daily COVID-19 tests in past six weeks at about 11 lakh: Health Ministry

Giving break-up from the states, the ministry said 79 per cent of the new cases are from 10 states and union territories

Image for representational purpose

Researchers develop new smartwatch app that warns deaf users of nearby sounds

Smartwatches offer people a private method for getting notifications about their surroundings -- such as a phone call, health alerts or an upcoming package delivery

Image for representational purpose only

Pune varsity apologises after bizarre questions on 'jihad' feature in online exams

The question reads: "Jihad is an example of what type of terrorism?" with options "Religious, Revolutionery, Political, State-Sponsored"

Delhi University

DUSU takes problems on Online Open Book exam for both UG, PG courses to administration

The three-member DUSU panel led by president Akshit Dhaiya met Professor Vinay Gupta, Dean (Examinations) to resolve the technical errors

Representative Image

Bangladesh educational institutions to remain shut until November 14

The government announced the closure of all schools and other educational institutions in the country on March 17 following the first COVID-19 outbreak

Shiv Nadar University, Chennai

Shiv Nadar Foundation set to launch new residential university in Chennai, admissions open April 2021

Shiv Nadar University Chennai will be a residential campus and completely autonomous from the Foundation's campus in Uttar Pradesh

IIT Madras

IIT Madras submits report to AWBI on measures to 'reduce stray dog menace', after the Welfare Board orders investigation

A week ago, the Animal Welfare Board of India had asked the institute to investigate its stray dog sterilisation programme

Pramod Sawant

Goa CM visits tribals from Sattari protesting against the new IIT campus encroaching on their land

The villagers refused to withdraw their agitation, saying their single-point demand is that the state government shift the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus project

Representative Image

Twitter rolls out Topics for users to find, follow and discuss their interests in English and Hindi

When a person chooses to follow a Topic, he or she will see tweets from a whole host of accounts that are experts, fans or just tend to talk about that subject a lot on Twitter on their timeline

Bangalore University (Image for representation)

Colleges, universities will reopen on November 17: Karnataka Higher Education Department

Colleges across the state are already making preparations for the arrival of students on campuses. However, managing hostels remains a tricky issue

Image for representation

Uttar Pradesh launches Higher Education Digital Library that students can access for free

The digital library will offer students a rich collection as around 1,700 teachers from 23 state universities have already uploaded over 35,000 e-content material on 134 subjects

Online classes

Over 60% children enrolled in schools receive family support to attend online classes, have access to smartphones: ASER report 

The survey explores the provision of and access to distance education mechanisms and the ways in which children and families are engaging with these remote learning alternatives from their homes

Subbiah Shanmugam

Appointment made on the basis of academic credentials and probably favorable ideology: ABVP's Dr Subbiah on AIIMS Madurai row

The ABVP National President Dr Subbiah S was appointed as a board member of AIIMS, Madurai. This drew a lot of flak online

File photo (Pic: Twitter)

Delhi University VC Yogesh Tyagi suspended, to face probe over administrative lapses

Tyagi is possibly the first Delhi University VC to face suspension. University officials said such an action had not been taken against any VC in at least three decades

A few series that Balram analysed

Less than five per cent of protagonists in Indian web series from backward castes, finds this Mumbai writer

Balram Vishwakarma has analysed 50 web series released between 2014 and 2020 to make this analysis. The results, he says, were shocking

Representative Image

Activists, doctors accuse K’taka govt of stopping midday meals, urge it to add egg as food item

The signatories in their letter said that students have not been receiving the midday meals or dry ration from June 2020 

Sister Celine Augustine

The Good Samaritan: Salem’s Celine Augustin, govt school teacher has walked the streets for 25 years, helping over 1k kids get educated

For the last 25 years, Mary has spent her days walking around railway stations, government hospitals, under flyovers, public parks, traffic lights, looking for children who needed help

A parent with their child

How this Puducherry Special School helped parents become co-therapists, manage their kids using WhatsApp, home hacks during pandemic

Without schools, parents of kids with special needs felt lost. But this school helped bring the parents together and come up with innovative ways to educate their children

Image for representational purpose only

Delhi government's anti-pollution campaign 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' to be launched from November 2

Announcing that the campaign will be launched in all the 272 wards in Delhi from November 2, the minister said the campaign can reduce around 15-20 per cent pollution in Delhi

Image for representational purpose only

Facebook's Workplace brings new features on its platform for better accessibility

Workplace has kept its commitment to updating and introducing varied employee engagement tool kits on a monthly basis, the platform said in a statement

JNU

JNU sends notice to hospitalised student asking him to 'clear blockade'. JNUSU condemns act, calls it 'inhuman'

The letter, which was also served to General Secretary Satish Chandra Yadav and Aishe, accuses the students of setting up a tent and blocking the North Gate

Representative Image

Private schools in Noida struggle for attendance as parents still wary of COVID-19

After a seven-month hiatus due to the pandemic, the state government had allowed reopening of schools for Classes 9 to 12 from October 19

Image for representational purpose only (Pic: PTI)

Scientists estimate the risk of airborne COVID-19 even with mask usage

The model includes variables that can be added at each of the three stages of airborne transmission: the generation, expulsion, and aerosolisation of the virus-containing droplets

Rishab Mehta, Founder and CEO, GrayQuest

This platform allows parents to pay school fees in instalments, provides complimentary insurance cover. Here's how

Parents and students paying through GrayQuest's platform also can avail a complimentary insurance cover and certain rewards designed for students

Pic: NotJustLex

Here's how this Mumbai-based e-learning platform is making law students job-ready

NotJustLex went live with its first certificate course in April 2020. We find out more about what the e-learning platform offers

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismisses petition for re-exam for COVID positive JEE (Advanced) aspirants

The minutes of the meeting conducted by the Board noted that there were numerous hurdles in conducting a re-examination and it was decided not to go for it

Manish Sisodia

All schools in Delhi to remain closed due to COVID-19, parents not in favour too: Sisodia

Earlier, schools were allowed to call students from Class 9 to 12 to school on voluntary basis from September 21. However, the Delhi government decided against it

Vinusha M K

At 10, this Chennai girl is a chef and an entrepreneur. Here's her story

Vinusha MK owns Four Seasons Pastry and has been baking cakes since she was eight. The ten-year-old is planning to open her own baking outlet soon

FA_6

Here's how this Kerala artist went from selling candy to painting for the country's greatest personalities

Firos Assan has gone from struggling for his own education to creating opportunities to teach young children to use their art skills in the best possible way

Ranjini, Sreekutty and Karthik (Pic: Vincent Pulickal)

Beating stigma with positivity: How Kerala's transgenders are carrying the state's education legacy forward

This year, eighteen transgender students passed the Kerala Government's Class XII equivalency examination. We spoke to three of them and understood their backstories

With students | (Pic: Shivraj Sanmani)

This Karnataka Govt School Teacher digitalised Kannada content for his children way before the pandemic struck

Shivraj Sanmani has digitalised Karnataka's iconic programme Nali Kali which has become a hit among school kids. We speak to him to find out more about the good work that he has been doing

Image for representational purpose only (Pic: TNIE)

India's corona numbers touching 80 lakh although daily spike dips

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,54,028 cases, including 43,463 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi

Akanksha Singh

NEET topper Akanksha Singh felicitated by UP Chief Minister Yogi

Adityanath said that Akansha, who had secured 100 per cent marks and stood second in the country, has done the state proud

Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 cases top 43.9 million: Johns Hopkins University

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 43,907,193, while the death toll surged to 1,166,193, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed 

Faheema Shirin

Today, online education is the norm. One year ago, a lone Kerala student fought her college for the right to use the internet

In September 2019, the High Court had ruled in favour of a student Faheema Shirin, who was expelled from her college hostel for using a mobile phone

Tharun Sekhar (Pics: Tharun Sekhar)

How Tharun Sekhar hit the books and recreated the ancient Tamil musical instrument, the Yazh, from scratch 

Tharun Sekhar is reviving ancient Indian classical instruments through his initiative Uru, which he began with a bunch of his college friends 

IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay helps students in need to join online classes: Crowdsources Rs 4 crores to buy them laptops, internet connection

Announcing the success of the initiative, Director Dr Subhasis Chaudhuri said that it is overwhelming to see such a response

Aravinda Tegginamath, the man behind ButtSir comics

Why this Bengaluru artist's comics on political issues with a hint of satire is a hit on social media

Aravinda Tegginamath started ButtSir Comics on social media during the lockdown and it has already become quite popular among the masses. We find out why

Image for representational purpose only

AIM launches circular economy hackathon for identifying innovative tech solutions by bright-minded students, start-ups

The idea of I-ACE was conceived during a virtual summit on June 4, between the Indian and Australian prime ministers, exploring innovative ways to boost the circular economy in India and Australia

Image for representational purpose (Pic: PTI)

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal virtually inaugurates infrastructure facilities at NIT Arunachal Pradesh

Our educational institutions should inculcate in the minds of their students a scientific temperament and should serve as a box of knowledge, said Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Image for representational purpose only

Mass copying using WhatsApp groups, 28 mobiles seized from engineering colleges in Kerala

This information emerged during an online hearing conducted by the Kerala Technological University (KTU) Syndicate examination sub-committee

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati develops low-cost tech to produce psychoactive drugs, anti-ageing compounds from agricultural resources

The low-cost technology is patented and developed by Professor Mihir Kumar Purkait, Head, Centre for the Environment, and a few others from the institute

TR Baalu

DMK MP urges Amit Shah to direct TN Governor to implement 7.5 percent NEET quota for govt school students

In a letter, he told the Minister that the ‘DMK had been demanding the scrapping of NEET completely, which acts as a hindrance for rural and urban poor students to pursue their dreams.’

Thol Thirumavalavan

Need to do our historic duty towards social justice: MP Thirumavalavan slams SC decision on OBC reservations

Tamil Nadu has always been a pioneer where reservations are concerned, and we hope that we come forward as a state in doing our historical duty towards social justice, the MP said

Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy

RCC Galaxy to conduct pan-India Science and Technology Quiz online on Nov 1. Here's how you can register

The Galaxy Science and Technology Quiz is conducted for students every year. It is aimed at increasing the awareness of students about the latest advances in science and technology 

Image for representational purpose only

Enjoy your virtual school breaks with these nutritious snacks

The pandemic has forced children to go 'back to school with virtual learning having swapped classroom teaching. Although school in 2020 may look way too different, it still summons a celebration

Image for representational purpose only

Aakash launches PG Plus Program for Medical Students preparing for NEET PG

Aakash PG Plus program offers Aakash Enerrgizer, a crash course for students who will be appearing for NEET Post Graduation entrance exam in January, 2021

Image for representational purpose  only |Pic: Pixabay

Bookshelf: Books that spotlight children's mental health

Here's a list of books that address the various emotions children struggle with, and can be companions to them during the hard times

Image for representational purpose only

Supreme Court says it cannot order extra UPSC attempt due to COVID, asks petitioners to approach government directly 

The court had asked the petitioners to take up the issue with the competent authorities. It had previously dismissed a similar petition

Ms_970x540

Financial Times 2020 EMBA ranking: ISB’s PG programme for senior executives tops the list

Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB, underlined that global ranking from FT is indeed a proud moment

CUTN

Students call CUTN's decision to collect fees for student amenities, examinations unfair. Here's why

The students of the Central University of Tamil Nadu had previously written emails to the Vice-Chancellor regarding the same

Representative Image

Rajasthan schools may open from November 2 for Classes 10 to 12

The State Education Department sent a ready proposal to the state government for opening schools for the senior classes November 2 onwards. It is now awaiting the response from the state government

Image for representational purpose only

IIM Kozhikode launches novel fellowship awards to promote innovation, inclusivity among budding entrepreneurs 

Dedicated awards to start-up entrepreneurs from SC, ST community to promote social inclusion. Pre-incubation support at IIM Kozhikode’s Entrepreneurship Development Centre, LIVE

00tajmahal-7-jumbo

IIT Kanpur and ASI sign MoU with Italian institutes for restoration of monuments

The activities under this MoU will be coordinated by professor Mukesh Sharma, department of Civil Engineering, IIT-Kanpur

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath: All UP districts will now have anti-human trafficking police stations to check trafficking of women and children

These police stations will be set up in all districts of the state for effective action in trafficking cases

ASA, PU

Ambedkarite student group of Pondicherry University claims violation of reservation policy in admissions

The group claimed that 33 departments have implemented the EWS reservations without implementing SC, ST and OBC reservations properly

An ASA poster

Ambedkar Students’ Association, UoH runs online campaign to demand admin to fill up reserved seats

The ASA is asking the administration through the campaign why they are being selective about the implementation of the UGC Regulations

Representative image

Drivers' smartphones could be used for road safety: University of Birmingham study

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have studied the feasibility of using smartphones in this way, publishing their findings in Journal of Infrastructure Systems' recently

NIFT

Delhi High Court dismisses students' plea challenging fee hike by NIFT

Petitioners Moubani Poddar, Ananya Narayanan, Sanskkriti Priyambda and Twwisha Gupta, represented through advocate Abhik Chimni, urged that the system of fees hike is completely erroneous

Conrad K Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister urges youth to be competitive and hard-working

Conrad K Sangma was while laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new building of Captain W A Sangma Memorial College in South Garo Hills district on Sunday

Library built by Ningappa Patil

This retired Railways employee has built a free library for kids in rural Karnataka. This is his story

Ningappa Patil worked as a Head Sorting Assistant at the Railway Mail Services until 2018. Soon after his retirement, he has ensured to fulfill his dream of building a library for rural children

The idea to come up with a clothing line came when the students were planning their batch T-shirt (Pic: Emacity)

This T-shirt brand from ISBF students is both trendy and sustainable. Check it out

The idea came up when the students were planning their batch T-shirt and grew into a clothing line amid the pandemic

Image for representational purpose (Pic: PTI)

Kerala children introduced to reading, writing in 'Vidyarambham' ceremony

Devotees also arrived at Panachikkadu Dakshina Mookambika Temple in Kottayam to celebrate the festival

Image for representational purpose only

Artificial Intelligence can predict students' educational outcomes based on tweets

A team of Russian researchers has used AI-based models to predict high academic achievers from lower ones based on their social media posts

Funq student banking platform

Here's how this online platform is making managing finances 'Funq-y' for students

Kochi-based start-up Paysack's platform Funq is making it cool for students to manage their own finances at an early age. We find out how

Gouhar Arzoo Chaand | Pic: TOI

J&K boy inspires youth in the valley after qualifying for Kashmir Administrative Services in his first attempt

Hailing from the far-flung hilly area of Thanna Mandi Tehsil in Rajouri District, Gouhar bagged 29th rank in his first attempt in the highly competitive exam without any coaching assistance

Image for representational purpose  only |Pic: Pixabay

Indian, Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at a younger age: Study

The researchers, who are part of the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, reviewed incidence data among Indian and Pakistani women between 1990 and 2014

PM Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on October 27

According to the Prime Minister's Office, the inaugural session of the conference will be live-streamed and available on 'pmindiawebcast.nic.in' link

Image for representational purpose only

Delhi High Court turns down NIFT students' plea against fee hike

Advocate Abhik Chimni, appearing for the petitioners, urged that the system of effecting fees hikes was completely erroneous and with no transparency

Representative Image

SC reject Tamil Nadu's plea for 50 percent OBC quota implementation in medical seats

In July, the Madras High Court had directed the government to form a committee to implement OBC reservations and ruled that there were no obstacle standing in the way of that happening

Image for representational purpose only

Kid influencers promoting junk food on YouTube, parents helpless

The growing popularity of kid influencers have caught the attention of companies, who advertise or sponsor posts to promote their products before or during videos

Image for representational purpose only (Pic: NASA website)

Attention space buffs: NASA is all set to unveil an 'exciting' Moon discovery today

The US space agency said the discovery from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be unveiled at a media teleconference at 12 pm EDT (9.30 pm India time) on Monday

A student receiving the award

IIT Madras held its first ‘Mixed Reality’ Convocation on Sunday, 2,346 degrees awarded

This includes the highest number of PhDs awarded in an academic year – 353, which includes PhDs, Joint Degree PhDs with foreign institutions and Dual Degree PhDs

Image for representational purpose only

COVID-19 cases in India mount to 79,09,959 with 45,148 new cases 

The death toll climbed to 1,19,014 with 480 new fatalities, the data showed. A total of 71,37,228  people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 90.23 per cent

download_(1)

Railways Recruitment Board receives 2.4 crore applications for 1.4 lakh posts

The Railways said that around 2.4 crore candidtates have applied for 1.4 lakh vacancies in Indian Railways for various categories of staff to be hired by the Railway Recruitment Boards 

Delhi University

High Court stays Delhi government decision asking 12 DU colleges to pay staff salaries from students fund 

DUSU has challenged the October 16 order of Delhi government asking the 12 colleges to pay the salaries of staff-- both teaching and non-teaching-- from the students fund 

Image for representation

Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau arrest village school headmaster on charges of bribery

He was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act and produced in Rajamundry special court and sent in remand

Image for representational image| Pic: PTI

Aspirin use may cut death risk in severe COVID-19 patients

To conduct the study, the research team culled through the medical records of 412 COVID-19 patients, age of 55 on average, who were hospitalised over the past few months

The posters put up by the KSU activists were later taken down by the police (Pic: Social Media)

They might have Indian papers, but they are Bangladeshis: Why students in Meghalaya put up anti-Bengali posters that are going viral

It all started after a Khasi man lost his life in a clash between non-tribals and Khasis in February. While the Bengalis allege oppression since then, the Khasis say their name is being maligned

Image for representational purpose (Pic:PTI)

Karnataka to reopen degree colleges after November 17

Speaking to reporters after the high-level meeting with the Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa, Narayana said that the state government has decided to equally integrate both online and offline education

Image used for representational purpose only (Pic: Google Images)

After student outrage, AWBI asks IIT Madras, TN Govt to investigate its stray dog sterilisation programme

There have been allegations from the students and alumni that a lot of dogs that are captured for sterilisation aren't brought back to campus

Mahesh Mathrubhoomi and Harish Kumar

How two brothers are bringing high-speed internet and Wi-Fi to their village in Karnataka so that kids can study online 

Mahesh and Harish along with the volunteers of their NGO collected data on the number of students and their age in the village. Later, they segregated the data to map our their wifi plans 

Kaveri D who won four gold medals in Economics in Mysore University

This police constable from Chamrajnagar is Mysore University's Economics topper. This is her inspiring story 

Kaveri scored 91 per cent in Economics subject alone and her total percentage for three years of degree is 83. Currently working as a police constable, she is preparing for Sub-Inspector Exams 

Shashi Tharoor

India needs to fix domestic issues, economy to face the world with more credibility: Shashi Tharoor at UN

The former Union minister said he has always argued that India's international credibility is often a reflection of its domestic postures

Pic: YouTube

Shah Rukh Khan's NGO Meer Foundation provides 2000 PPE kits to frontline COVID-19 warriors in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo tweeted to laud the actor's kind gesture to help the frontline warriors

COVID-19

COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues in both men and women: Study

In the male participants, the study found that COVID-19-related anxiety and stress were associated with a greater desire for muscularity, with anxiety also associated with body fat dissatisfaction

Governor Banwarilal Purohit

TN Governor’s letter seeking 4 weeks to decide on quota for govt school medical aspirants faces backlash

  DMK President Stalin has announced a protest tomorrow while the VCK chief has written to President Kovind to withdraw the Governor

Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan

Engineering, Diploma, Degree colleges to reopen on November 17: Karnataka govt announces

Students can register online, those students wanting to attend classes by coming to colleges should have consent from their parents, the Minister said

Representative Image

Asymptomatic children have low levels of virus compared to those with symptomatic: Study

According to the scientists, the finding suggests that the timing of infection relative to diagnostic testing impacted the viral loads in the asymptomatic kids in the study

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 1,535 women help desks in UP police stations

The Chief Minister said that women usually hesitate going to police stations and sharing problems with male police personnel. The Yogi Adityanath government has also set up 'Pink Patrol'

IIT Kanpur

From bringing students back to manufacturing 25k N95 masks everyday on campus, how IIT Kanpur has taken the pandemic head-on

The institute's Director Dr Abhay Karandikar says that the institute manufactures 25,000 N95 masks every day

AMU JNMC

Hathras incident: After criticism, AMU extends tenure of sacked doctors

The AMU authorities have denied the allegations of termination as 'highly speculative' and said the two doctors were engaged 'on a temporary one-month vacancy from September 9'