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Can students with backlogs be promoted? Anna University arrear exams back in the eye of a controversy

The legal battle while cancelling the regular semester exams was not challenged, cancelling the arrears and graduating the students has caused concerns among educationalists

Published on 9th September 2020
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Larger study finds no link between blood pressure medication and cancer

This was the largest study on cancer outcomes in participants of randomised trials investigating antihypertensive medication - around 260,000 people in 31 trials

Published on 31st August 2020
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Welcome to Reason: Does one need to know Hindi to be called an Indian?

Language politics has always been a sensitive and emotive issue in Tamil Nadu where the National Education Policy (NEP) has been stirring up controversy

Published on 16th August 2020
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Greek to you, Sanskrit to me: What do phrases like 'hot potato', 'bone of contention' mean?

An issue over which there is continuing disagreement is called a bone of contention.   NEP draft was the bone of contention during the past year and it continues to be controversial

Published on 9th August 2020
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Recruitment scandal hits JNU again, teachers accuse VC of appointing Associate Professor who was not shortlisted for interview

The University put out the list of 13 shortlisted candidates on June 30 who were scheduled to sit for an interview on July 16. Dr Shuchi Yadav did not feature in it

Published on 31st July 2020
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NCERT drops chapter on J&K separatist politics, to mention scrapping of special status

While the topic "Separatism and Beyond" has been deleted from the chapter, the scrapping of Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir special status, has been included

Published on 21st July 2020
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You can't pay Rs 2500 for broadband? NIT Tiruchy prof asks student who opposed online exam

In a show of apathy, the professor is heard in the leaked video on social media, laughing incredulously at the student when he claims not to have the money to afford a connection

Published on 2nd July 2020
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With NEET 2020 likely to be postponed or cancelled, anti-NEET voices call for its permanent ouster

 

Over the years, activists, politicians, educationists alike have continued to consistently express their disapproval of the exam and criticised it of being exclusionary and discriminatory 

Published on 25th June 2020
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Despite protests and controversy, Jamia improves NIRF rank to become the 10th best varsity in India

In the previous academic year, the 100-year-old central university in Delhi saw a series of protests and instances of violence after the anti-CAA protests and an extended shutdown

Published on 11th June 2020
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Want to put lid on VC controversy: West Bengal Guv speaks to CM after he is criticised for making 'undemocratic' appoinment

The state government and the governor crossed swords on Tuesday after Dhankhar, who as chancellor of the state universities appointed Goutam Chandra as pro-vice-chancellor

Published on 3rd June 2020
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BJP demands action against question setters of Goa's Class 10 English exam paper which 'portrays govt in poor light'

Former Goa BJP chief Rajendra Arlekar said the question provokes an "anti-Goa and anti-India feeling". State BJP general secretary Narendra Sawaikar also demanded strict action in the matter.

Published on 25th May 2020
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Why TikTok's ratings hit an all-time low at 1.3 stars on Play Store and why #BanTikTok is trending

A few days ago, we saw TikTok's ratings were at 3 stars but now the app has witnessed its lowest rating ever — 1.3 stars on the Google Play Store. Read on to find out why

Published on 20th May 2020
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'Why must we bring politics into this as well?' The artist behind Orukudayil Oruma, that depicts Kerala's COVID-19 fight asks

The digital painting went viral on various social media platforms for representing Kerala's struggle to control the Coronavirus and also caused some controversy when it was politicised by an MLA

Published on 7th May 2020
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A tweet may cost Elon Musk his job as Tesla CEO

The tweet saying that Tesla stock was "too high" also knocked $3 billion off Musk's own stake in the electric car-maker

Published on 2nd May 2020
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Rabindra Bharati University VC quits over 'obscene distortion' of Rabindra Sangeet lyrics

Owning responsibility of such bad tastes among the students of the institution in the city VC Sabysachi Basu Roychowdhury quit his post on Friday evening

Published on 7th March 2020

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