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Chennai school's question paper calls protesting farmers miscreants, violent maniacs; sparks social media storm

The Class X English question paper of a prominent school asks the students to write a letter to a newspaper editor, condemning the actions

Published on 19th February 2021
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Janatapaksha: This Bengali youth group is getting common people to voice their concerns straight to politicos ahead of polls

Janatapaksha is not an upcoming party contesting elections. It's merely a platform for the people whose voices drown under the loudspeakers of party politics

Published on 19th February 2021
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More than 5 lakh people, including NRIs register for the first Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan exam

Nearly one lakh NRIs have registered to take the test while at least 15% overseas applicants include foreign nationals.

Published on 19th February 2021
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Swara Bhaskar: Govt knows how effective youngsters like Disha Ravi can be, seems scared of them

The session held by Kautilya School of Public Policy questioned the need to have students involved in public policy and the current scenario in India

Published on 18th February 2021
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Did not misuse Facebook, Twitter: China defends use of social media platforms during COVID-19

When asked about the report, the Foreign Ministry's top spokesperson, Hua Chunying, didn't directly address the allegations about China's role in spreading virus disinformation

Published on 18th February 2021
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Twitter-rival Koo surpasses 40 lakh users in a jiffy

Koo, a favourite among several Union ministers, including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who is at the forefront of the government's war with Twitter, has reached 4.2 million users within no time.

Published on 18th February 2021
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What the FAQ: Will UP's Shabnam be the first woman to be hanged in India since Independence?

Uttar Pradesh's Shabnam was convicted along with her lover Salim of murdering seven of her family members in 2008. Here we try to explain the case and its outcome

Published on 18th February 2021
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Britain to be world's first country to run a COVID-19 human challenge study, help scientists understand virus transmission

It will help scientists understand how the immune system reacts to the novel coronavirus, and identify factors that influence how the virus is transmitted

Published on 18th February 2021
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UGC urges Universities to encourage students to take up national-level cow science exam

The 'Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination', for which there is no registration fee, will be held on February 25

Published on 17th February 2021
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UK govt plans to appoint free speech champion for universities 

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said he was worried about the chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring

Published on 17th February 2021
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Govt is focused on terrorising brave young people for speaking the truth: Activists, academics slam Disha Ravi's arrest

The 21-year-old climate activist was picked up by the Delhi Police on the afternoon of February 13 from Bengaluru, for allegedly editing a 'toolkit' for farmers' protest, shared by Greta Thunberg

Published on 15th February 2021
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Why you should shut up and comment: The benefits of understanding when it's your place to speak

The Coach gives us his two cents about the Rihanna controversy and tells us why we should comment on issues only when needed

Published on 15th February 2021
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What is the language of discussion and why is it important for everyone to have this skill?

Discussions can be useful in many ways: to arrive at a solution to any problem, to understand any subject deeply or to change our perspectives on certain issues

Published on 15th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Centuries ago today, Greek philosopher Socrates was condemned to death

In today's #TBT, we recall how and why Socrates was sentenced to death and all the events that unfolded after. Though he put up a great defense, when the verdict was read, he accepted his sentence

Published on 15th February 2021
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e-Canteen Fundas: Ask yourself whether it is the real point or is it all just make-believe

Pro Tip: To make good decisions, develop a critical mindset. Check facts, evidence, the credibility of sources and how it ‘sounds’ to form opinions and make informed decisions

Published on 15th February 2021

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