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Educators across India laud the new National Education Policy 2020

With the New Education Policy 2020 focusing on boosting and integrating technology into the education sector, several educators and academicians are lauding the effort being made

Published on 31st July 2020
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NEP 2020: Will gap year, semester flexibility actually make a difference to the Indian student?

Higher education Institutes will also have the flexibility to offer different designs of Masters programmes. Students will be able to choose combination of subjects even if they are unrelated

Published on 31st July 2020
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Young kids could spread COVID-19 as much as older children, adults: Study 

The findings, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, shed light on the possibility that the youngest children transmit the virus as much as other age groups

Published on 31st July 2020
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She believed she was better than any computer: The incredible life and times of Shakuntala Devi

We recently caught up with Anupama Banerji, the daughter of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, on whom a recent film starring Vidya Balan is made

Published on 30th July 2020
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Shakuntala Devi would have given people a run for their money on Twitter: Why Anu Menon made a film on her

Ahead of the release of the film Shakuntala Devi, we caught up with its director Anu Menon for a quick chat. She tells us why Vidya Balan was her only choice for the character

Published on 30th July 2020
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World Health Organisation confirms that COVID-19 can spread through the air

Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings suggest that the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social distancing is not enforced

Published on 30th July 2020
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Long-due reforms, the devil lies in details: NEP evokes mixed reactions from academicians

Teaching up to class five in the mother tongue or regional language and lowering the stakes of board exams are part of the sweeping reforms in the new National Education Policy

Published on 30th July 2020
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COVID-19 may increase the risk of blood clots in pregnant women, say scientists 

According to the researchers, including those from the Tufts University School of Medicine in the US, one of the many complications of COVID-19 is the formation of blood clots in previously healthy pe

Published on 30th July 2020
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Discontinuation of MPhil will affect the quality of research, say academics and researchers

According to the new National Education Policy, students who want to pursue research can do so directly after completing their master's degree

Published on 29th July 2020
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NEP 2020: India's students can now take gap years, join college in odd semesters in a landmark move

After the approval of the NEP 2020, there will be degree programmes with multiple entry and exit points. Also, there will be an integrated master's programme for those interested in research

Published on 29th July 2020
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Mumbai may be heading to herd immunity: Experts' report

The recovery rate in Mumbai is 73 per cent while the doubling rate has climbed to 69 days. So far, BMC has done over 4.85 lakh tests and the overall growth from July 20 to July 26 is 1.03 per cent

Published on 29th July 2020
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The future of law in India: Why 94% believe research and analytics is the top skill a lawyer needs

The University has conducted a survey to ‘decode’ the next generation of legal professionals and the impact increasing digitisation will have on law practice in India

Published on 28th July 2020
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Karnataka drops chapter on Tipu Sultan from Class 7 History textbook to reduce syllabus amid COVID-19

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress protested against the dropping of Tipu's lesson for Class 7 students and accused the BJP government of "playing communal politics" in education too

Published on 28th July 2020
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This technique could speed up COVID-19 testing, say scientists from Germany

The researchers noted that quantitative RT-PCR can successfully detect viral RNA but requires expensive machinery and chemical reagents that can sometimes be in short supply

Published on 28th July 2020
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Russian scientists discover nanoparticle properties to help diagnose and treat Cancer

Nanohybrid properties make it possible to use them in targeted drug delivery to certain types of cells, as well as in diagnosing tumours

Published on 28th July 2020

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