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Meet the gay couple that asked the Kerala High Court to legalise gay marriage

Sonu and Nikesh Pushkaran got married at the Guruvayoor temple in July 2018, two months before SC decriminalised Section 377

Published on 28th January 2020
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Meet Riha Giri, one of the youngest recipients of the 'Best Performer' Award from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha in Chennai

Bharathanatyam dancer Riha Giri talks about how she started dancing and now aspires to become a professional in the art form 

Published on 28th January 2020
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Gujarat to become next education hub of India: State Agriculture Minister Jaydrathsinhji Parmar

Gujarat Minister Jaydrathsinhji Parmar said that from a place in the 1990s when students had to go to other states for higher education, Gujarat now has students coming in from other states

Published on 28th January 2020
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IIT Madras faculty platform ‘PadhAI’ to offer data science courses at just Rs 1,000

They are launching an online self-paced course on Foundations of Data Science, which covers from beginners' level, the mathematical and programming skills required for a data scientist

Published on 28th January 2020
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Learning better: How one piCard can help change the learning curve of Indian students with just a click

At present, a chain of schools with their headquarters in Karnataka uses their tech at 30 of its centres across India. Not just that, NGOs use their technology much more extensively

Published on 27th January 2020
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Scientists design novel robot that moves things without touching them

The prototype robot developed by the researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland comprises of two semi-spheres and resembles a pair of headphones

Published on 27th January 2020
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From politics to frogs, Goa's Republic Day tableau has netizens 'hopping'

With 15 out of 40 MLAs in the Goa legislative assembly having hopped parties, social media posts seem to sarcastically suggest that the frog is more representative of  that

Published on 27th January 2020
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On Republic Day in JNU, a guard of honour by NCC girl cadets; VC calls it message of 'unity and discipline'

While the VC presided over the function at the administration block, the Republic Day was also celebrated and the tricolour unfurled at Sabarmati and Periyar hostels by students who distributed sweets

Published on 27th January 2020
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Odisha gears up for first-ever Khelo India University Games at KIIT Bhubaneswar

The event, which aims to create a platform for youth to showcase their sporting prowess at the varsity level, will witness 176 universities. It will witness over 5000 athletes vie for top honours

Published on 27th January 2020
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What do this AUD researcher, storyteller and ghatam player have in common? Stories about pots and potters  

Sangeeta Jawla has been researching pottery since 2017. She recently collaborated with storyteller Vikram Sridhar and ghatam player Sumana Chandrashekar to tell the world stories of Indian potters

Published on 27th January 2020
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Should colleges offer ‘hangover leaves’? Why it might or might not be probable

Char­i­ties, in­clud­ing Al­co­hol Change UK and Drinkaware say this prac­tice could en­cour­age binge drink­ing among em­ploy­ees who don’t have to worry about get­ting up for work the next day

Published on 27th January 2020
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Meet this 97-year-old Padma Shri recipient who campaigned to make Hindi the national language

Dr N Chandrasekharan Nair is a noted Hindi scholar and the former head of Hindi department at the Mahatma Gandhi University

Published on 27th January 2020
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IIT Madras professors and an alumnus conferred with prestigious Padma awards

'The Institute congratulates all three awardees for this well-deserved honour in recognition of their work and contributions' the Director of IIT Madras said in a statement

Published on 27th January 2020
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Canteen Fundas: Keep monotony at bay with challenges to make work interesting

Pro Tip: To make work fun, choose how you want to do it. Add challenges to make work interesting and get better at it

Published on 27th January 2020
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Learning the English language: Here are some of the gender-sensitive usages explained

The word ‘shero’ is commonly used these days. The word ‘hero’ is used to refer to a man who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities

Published on 27th January 2020

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