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National Informatics Centre, IEEE Computer Society and Oracle to organise Gov Tech-Thon to boost innovation in agriculture, education 

The virtual hackathon is open to students, working professionals, startups, freelance technologists, faculty, and other IT service firms in India

Published on 14th October 2020
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Scientists reveal the potential of swine coronavirus jumping from animals to people 

The scientists conducted lab tests to assess the potential threat from SADS-CoV to people, and found that the virus efficiently replicates in human liver and gut cells, as well as airway cells

Published on 14th October 2020
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Students are spending 50 per cent more time online due to COVID pandemic, finds NASSCOM report

Rise in time spent online has been observed not just among school students. As per a recent Linkedin survey, almost 63 per cent of professionals have increased their time spent on online learning 

Published on 13th October 2020
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#UnlockBHU: Students call for Twitter storm on Oct 14 demanding opening of hostels, libraries on campus

Students of BHU have submitted a memorandum to the VC requesting him to open all the hostels, libraries and classes on a daily basis

Published on 13th October 2020
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Here's why you using cow dung candles will make our gaushalas Aatmanirbhar

The RKA is promoting extensive use of cow-dung and Panchgavya products this Diwali. Manufacture of cow dung based diyas, candles, dhoop, agarbatti, shubh-labh, Swastik, samrani, hardboard and more

Published on 12th October 2020
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Students' groups hold protests against high Delhi University cut-offs 

DU announced its first cut-off list for undergraduate admission on Saturday with Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College for Women pegging the score at 100 per cent for three Honours courses

Published on 12th October 2020
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American economists share 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics was on Monday awarded to American economists, Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats

Published on 12th October 2020
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Was Japalpur med student's suicide caused by caste-linked harassment?

The post graduate medical student from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur was found hanging on October 1

Published on 12th October 2020
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400 billion USD of future earnings, learning losses due to prolonged closure of schools: World Bank report

While most governments have made enormous efforts to mitigate the impact of school closures, it has been difficult to engage children through remote learning initiatives, the report saod

Published on 12th 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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Demand for teaching jobs rises by 200% during lockdown, finds job portal's survey

The data from Indeed says that job seeker interest in ‘remote teaching jobs’ jumped by 212 per cent or three times, and postings for these roles increased by 93 per cent between March and August 2020

Published on 9th October 2020
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Remote work make Indian workers feel lonely, stressed: LinkedIn

The findings showed that only one in four (23 per cent) professionals in the country were being offered emotional well-being initiatives and flexible work hours by their employers

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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How Hyderabad's Blood Warriors managed to pull off a blood drive during the pandemic

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, wherein, patients have less oxygen-carrying protein. About 10,000 babies are born with it in India and most patients require frequent blood transfusions

Published on 7th October 2020
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Hope Community Village in Alappuzha is one of India's first group foster homes

Set up in 1995, Hope Community Village offers a family environment for young children without following any of the ordinary institutionalising processes

Published on 7th October 2020

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