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'Over 97% students in Latin America, Caribbean still out of classrooms': UNICEF study

According to new UNICEF data, the percentage of children not receiving any form of education across the region has soared dramatically, from 4 to 18 per cent in the past few months

Published on 10th November 2020
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Meeting between Tamil Nadu School Education Department and parents over reopening of schools ends in a deadlock

The feedback submitted by parents ranged from urging the schools to reopen as they feared their children will drop out to demanding compensation of Rs 5 crore in case their wards dies of COVID-19

Published on 9th November 2020
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Pfizer's COVID vaccine maybe 90 per cent effective against the virus, suggests early reports

This interim analysis, from an independent data monitoring board, looked at 94 infections recorded so far in a study that has enrolled nearly 44,000 people

Published on 9th November 2020
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Inside the Weizmann: Why Indian researchers will love being accepted at Israel's finest research institute

Great place to study? Check. Solid Science? Double check. Super-friendly people? Triple check.We spent some time at WIS before the pandemic and still can't stop raving about how great it was

Published on 1st November 2020
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More economic worries mean less caution about COVID-19: Study

In states with lower unemployment benefits, job insecurity was associated with a seven per cent decline in compliance with COVID-19 prevention behaviours

Published on 9th November 2020
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Dr Milap Chand Sharma elected new President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association 

The new EC will take over a week after the teachers' body accused the Vice-Chancellor of "systemic destruction" of the university 

Published on 9th November 2020
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VIDYA's Beyond School Programme is prepping government school kids with next gen skills 

Rashmi Misra, Founder of VIDYA, an NGO that has a pan-India presence, tells us about one of their popular programmes that trains students in Computer Science, Spoken English and Lifeskills

Published on 9th November 2020
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These five girls are making K-Pop cool IN Chennai. This is how 

Five Chennai girls have been chosen by the Consulate General of Korea to spread awareness about Korean culture through song and dance. We speak to them

Published on 9th November 2020
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Schooling the Totto-Chan way: How Baala Balaga is changing the concept of schooling in Dharwad

Prathiba Kulkarni of Baala Balaga School in Dharwad tell us about how she and her husband were inspired by the Totto-Chan book to change the concept of school among parents and kids 

Published on 9th November 2020
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IIT Kharagpur researches discover microplastic contamination in paper cups, say it's harmful to drink tea in it 

Paper cups are usually lined by a thin layer of hydrophobic film which is made of mostly plastic (polyethylene) and sometimes co-polymers to hold the liquid in the paper cup

Published on 8th November 2020
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Here's why Gautham Menon's Ondraga Entertainment released a short film by these students

Meemu, a Malayalam short film by a group of students is gaining a lot of attention online. We spoke to the people behind it and explored its Gautham Menon connect

Published on 7th November 2020
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Study finds aspirin reduces risk of death in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Aspirin takers were less likely to be placed in the intensive care unit (ICU) or hooked up to a mechanical ventilator, and they were more likely to survive the infection

Published on 7th November 2020
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1,494 Indians among top two per cent scientists in the world: Stanford University list

Apart from faculty members from IIT-G and Tezpur University, the list also features faculty members from Cotton University, Gauhati University and Assam University

Published on 7th November 2020
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Back to college: This academic year won't have study tours, field work, cultural activities

The UGC guidelines issued on Thursday regarding the reopening of colleges and universities, however, allows sporting events

Published on 6th November 2020
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Children and adults produce different types and amounts of antibodies against COVID-19: Study 

Compared with adults, children produced fewer antibodies against the virus's spike protein -- which the virus uses to infect human cells, according to the researchers

Published on 6th November 2020

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