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Through her book collection drive, Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta hopes to populate the children's section in rural libraries

Rashmi Patil speaks to Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta, Principal Secretary, RDPR, about the book collection drive she's initiated to develop the children's section in the rural libraries across Karnataka 

Published on 12th October 2020
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This army of ploggers is collecting reusable materials for the poor during the lockdown 

Reduce, reuse and recycle is The Indian Ploggers Army motto. Nagaraj tells us how he has been coordinating with various groups to provide essentials and gadgets  during the pandemic

Published on 12th October 2020
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COVID-19: Several states wary of reopening schools even after Centre's nod for October 15

Several states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, are planning to only consider reopening post-Diwali, while some others have allowed classes 9 to 12 to attend school

Published on 11th October 2020
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Karnataka declares three-week school holiday from October 12 after several teachers, students contract COVID  

The government had earlier this month cancelled mid-term holidays, scheduled between October 3 to 26, for schools in the state for the year 2020-21

Published on 11th October 2020
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Why Dalits and the underprivileged in India have built-in barriers to accessing mental health care

Mental healthcare even for so-called privileged communities is dismal, so one can only shudder to imagine what it must be for those from non-privileged backgrounds

Published on 11th October 2020
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Vidyagama programme halted after COVID cases reported among teachers and students in Belagavi

Soon after COVID cases were reported in villages in Belagavi, the opposition parties in Karnataka have suggested Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa not to open schools or colleges this year

Published on 11th October 2020
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Flipkart introduces 45-day paid festive internship for students

The company said that the 45-day internship is aimed at helping students gain critical skills in supply chain management and create an ecosystem of trained professionals for the e-commerce industry

Published on 10th October 2020
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Former CMs urge Karnataka government not to reopen schools due to spurt in COVID-19 cases

As of October 8 evening, cumulatively 6,79,356 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 9,675 deaths and 5,52,519 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin

Published on 9th October 2020
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This government school headmaster in Raichur takes a boat ride across the Krishna to teach 13 children on an island village

Sharanabasappa teaches 13 children who are in class 8, 9 and 10 in Kuruvakuruda village. He has also arranged a cluster resource person to overlook the progress of these kids in terms of academics

Published on 9th October 2020
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Uttar Pradesh, Delhi have 15 of 24 fake universities in the country according to UGC's 2020 list

On Wednesday, the UGC had released a list of 24 self-styled unrecognised 'universities'. Eight of them are located in Uttar Pradesh

Published on 8th October 2020
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Labouring over India's new labour codes: Why academics, experts believe that it needs a lot more 'work'

Various labour unions have raised their voices against the floor wages being introduced by the new codes but not too many of them have been very vocal about the OSHWC Code

Published on 8th October 2020
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With a spike of 78,524 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 68-lakh mark

The COVID-19 count in the country stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases and 58,27,705 cured and discharged or migrated cases.

Published on 8th October 2020
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72,000 fresh COVID cases and 986 new deaths reported in India in the past 24 hours

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 14,65,911 cases including 38,717 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi

Published on 7th October 2020
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Two Dubai-based Indian teachers who tested COVID positive take classes while in quarantine

The teachers, Mohammed Mohsin and Jose Kumar from Gulf Model School, made sure their students did not miss any lesson

Published on 6th October 2020
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Single-day spike of 61,267 COVID:19 infections, 884 fatalities: Health Ministry

The death toll climbed to 1,03,569 with 884 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed

Published on 6th October 2020

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