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Raman Research Institute in Bengaluru takes big leap in quantum communication

According to her, the widely used information transfer protocols employ a secret "key" known only to the communicating parties, who can encrypt and decrypt the messages

Published on 22nd 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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Report says SC, ST students vastly ignored, may not benefit much from Union Budget

Out of the total budget, only 4.5 percent has been allocated towards ‘targeted schemes’ (schemes having direct impact on the communities) for SCs and only 2.6 per cent for STs

Published on 12th February 2021
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This 29-year-old's EdTech platform focuses aggressively on lower-income schools. This is why it works

EkaLavya caters to affordable schools exclusively and offers high-quality video content via which, the students can really learn while the schools remain shut. They have about 400 schools on board...

Published on 10th February 2021
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Inefficiency of Merit: Have India's top technical, scientific institutes used the ‘merit’ debate to deny jobs to teachers from oppressed communities?

Technical and scientific institutes have maintained that due to the ‘sophisticated nature’ of certain jobs, they cannot allow people who come in through reservation to occupy them

Published on 8th February 2021
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Social Justice Ministry assures it is ensuring proper OBC representation, reconsidering criteria for ‘creamy layer’

The Ministry told the Lok Sabha that they had received nine complaints regarding discrimination in admissions at central universities and out of this eight had been disposed of

Published on 3rd February 2021
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TN-based Doctors Association for Social Equality calls budget allocation to health sector ‘disappointing’

The current allocation of Rs 2.23 lakh crore to the health sector is insufficient. Most of the funds will end up benefitting only private hospitals, DASE said

Published on 1st February 2021
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Welcome to reason: Should we do away with interviews for jobs?

What qualifies people to be interviewers? How are they selected? How is their work evaluated? These and related aspects need to be discussed

Published on 23rd January 2021
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IIT Guwahati whistleblower prof and others start a portal to 'expose' irregularities in India's premier colleges

The brand new website www.transparencyhighereducation.org currently talks of six case studies from campuses across India

Published on 19th January 2021
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10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of starvation, call for funds

The UN and its humanitarian partners will seek USD 1.3 billion in aid for 16 million Afghans in need this year, UN secretary-general spokesman Stephane Dujarric, said

Published on 19th January 2021
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People in Tamil Nadu have misunderstood Three Language Policy: Dr B Ramaswamy

July 31 was the last date for submitting any suggestions or feedback about the draft New Education Policy 2019 that has caused quite an uproar across the country

Published on 31st July 2019
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UP teacher suspended after forging freedom fighter dependent certificate to secure job

Pal, who was transferred here in 2016 as an assistant teacher, was served notice a number of times over furnishing of fake documents

Published on 12th January 2021
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PMK leader S Ramadoss opposes move to extend term of Anna varsity VC facing corruption charges

The PMK leader said the Governor does not have the powers to appoint and extend the services of Vice-Chancellors on his own

Published on 12th January 2021
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Odisha approves reservation in engg, medical colleges for govt school, college students in the state

The cabinet approved a proposal to correct the imbalance in access to coaching classes in rural areas after examinations like NEET, JEE for medical, engineering courses

Published on 29th December 2020
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They will start selling DU seats: DUTA, profs, students condemn varsity's decision to add five extra seats

The DU Students' Union and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad are also against this move. A few students from ABVP and DUSU met the Registrar, Vikas Gupta to speak to him

Published on 24th December 2020

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