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Learning English: What do words like 'fast-track', 'backtrack', 'back-pedal' mean?

To ‘fast-track’ means to accelerate or speed up the progress of something. The other words that can be used instead of ‘fast-track’ include hasten, quicken, rush and expedite

Published on 11th July 2020
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WHO acknowledges Dharavi's success over fighting the deadly COVID-19 pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, at a press conference late on Friday, referred to the achievements made in the Dharavi among other similar examples globally

Published on 11th July 2020
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Meet 22-year-old Prathap from Mandya, who has built over 600 drones, and is known as the Drone Scientist

We talk to Prathap NM from Mandya, popularly known as the Drone Scientist of India. He talks about his journey so far and the instances when his drones helped people in dire need
 

Published on 23rd December 2019
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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 8 lakh mark, records highest single-day spike of 27,114 cases

With as many as 2,38,461 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,30,261) and Delhi (1,09,140)

Published on 11th July 2020
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Scientific, medical journals adopt new processes to review and publish studies faster, say experts

When a study manuscript is submitted to an academic journal, as part of the peer-review process, experts in the field are asked to evaluate its scientific validity

Published on 10th July 2020
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All classes in Hong Kong to be suspended again amid a spike in COVID-19 cases

According to the source, nearly 30 more people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease, 11 of whom lived at the Shui Chuen O Estate residential compound in the town of Sha Tin

Published on 10th July 2020
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DMK leader Stalin asks NaMo to rethink 'creamy layer' revision, stop All India Quota in medical education

Stalin, in his letter, reiterated a point that various OBC groups and activists have raised - that reservation is based on social and educational backwardness, not economic backwardness

Published on 8th July 2020
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Our vision is to democratise education: Unacademy CEO Gaurav Munjal on acquiring NEET prep firm

Unacademy strengthens its medical education portfolio with their acquisition of Chandigarh-based EdTech platform PrepLadder

Published on 7th July 2020
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IISC, Bangalore developes microparticle formulation that allows sustained release of drugs to treat osteoarthritis

Preliminary studies on cells cultured in the laboratory as well as in mice models have shown promising results indicating reduced inflammation and cartilage repair due to sustained drug release

Published on 7th July 2020
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Lucknow woman delivers baby while standing in queue for COVID test

She could barely stand and when her amniotic sac ruptured, she collapsed and delivered the baby on the spot. The incident led to panic and the medical staff shifted the woman and the newborn to a ward

Published on 7th July 2020
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American student released after 486 days in an Egyptian prison 

Like thousands of political prisoners in Egypt, Amashah, 24, had been held in pre-trial detention on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to the Freedom Initiat

Published on 7th July 2020
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TN rolls back decision of giving Class 11 students choice of 3 or 4 core subjects

The decision taken earlier was an attempt to ease the burden on the students and also enable them to find time to prepare for competitive entrance examinations like the NEET and IIT-JEE

Published on 6th July 2020
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Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark 

India went past Russia on Sunday to become the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.

Published on 6th July 2020
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Children with narrow retinal artery diameter more likely to get cardiovascular disease

The first study to show this connection in children was published in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal

Published on 5th July 2020
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Private medical colleges not cooperating with officials to set up COVID-19 centres: Puducherry govt

The director had stated in the letter, a copy of which had been sent to the Union Health Ministry on Friday, that the union Health Ministry had mandated establishment of such centres in private medica

Published on 5th July 2020

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