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Let’s Teach English: How this Chennai initiative is helping underprivileged children speak English better

What began as a pandemic project currently has over 3000 volunteers and 40 organisations enrolled in the Let’s Teach English initiative in different states all over the country

Published on 24th February 2021
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New COVID-19 strains detected in India, UK strain highly transmissible, says PGIMER director

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,10,30,176 and the active cases tally is 1,46,907

Published on 24th February 2021
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US researchers develop two new rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests to detect new variants, differentiate from other illnesses

The first test is a rapid diagnostic test that can differentiate between COVID-19 variants and can be performed without specialised expertise or equipment, the researchers said

Published on 24th February 2021
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Private schools in Gurugram reluctant to resume primary classes with COVID-19 cases increasing across the country

Schools will have to follow all COVID-19 related guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before starting operations, said a senior education department official

Published on 24th February 2021
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Has he lost it or have we?: This 27-year-old Odia director's short film spins an eerie tale around COVID-19

Empty streets, bleak moods with no one in sight, such were the days of the lockdown. The Odia movie Boffin, directed by Rajendra Mohanta, captures this aptly. You need to watch it to find out

Published on 24th February 2021
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No extra attempt for UPSC 2020 aspirants, says SC. Here's what it means for JEE (Advanced) students

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea that sought an extra attempt for them, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 24th February 2021
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Six winners emerge from fifth edition of India's largest online Arithmetic Genius Contest

The preliminary rounds of the contest were conducted during the tough pandemic times when children were forced to stay at home

Published on 24th February 2021
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SC dismisses plea of scores of UPSC aspirants seeking another chance to attempt the exam

The Centre had told the Supreme Court that it is not in favour of one-time relaxation to UPSC civil service aspirants, to those who are age-barred, as it will be discriminatory to other candidates

Published on 24th February 2021
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50,000 teachers, heads of private schools in Karnataka stage massive protest against fee reduction

The rally by nearly 50,000 people from the railway station to Freedom Park in the city centre blocked the 2-km road and disrupted traffic for hours

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Unemployment rates in the UK shoot up as fresh COVID restrictions shut businesses

The figures however don't show the full impact of COVID-19 restrictions on employment because some 1.9 million workers remain on furlough

Published on 23rd February 2021
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This SAFE bench by Shiv Nadar School students can self-sanitise as you get up to prevent virus spread. Here's how

We find out about the bench called SAFE that was created by an all-girls student team from Shiv Nadar School in Faridabad. Here's why it's great

Published on 23rd February 2021
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'Education budget slashed in two-thirds of poorer countries'

In comparison, only one-third of upper-middle and high-income countries have reduced their budgets, the report showed, adding that these budget cuts have been "relatively small thus far"

Published on 23rd February 2021
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India reports 10,584 new COVID-19 cases, 78 deaths

However, the number spiked possibly owing to "mutations and new strains" as has been studied by the laboratories involved in Covid detection across the country

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Scotland study finds that vaccines substantially reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations

A research led by the Public Health Scotland (PHS) found at four weeks after the first dose, hospital admissions were reduced by 85 per cent for the Pfizer/BioNtech and 94 per cent Oxford/AstraZeneca

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Stress before and during the pandemic led many public school teachers to quit: Survey

Three of four former teachers said work was often or always stressful in the most recent year in which they taught in a public school

Published on 22nd February 2021

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