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University of Madras students to write final semester exams at home with open books

While students have been asked to download the question papers and upload the answer scripts online, those who do not have the required technology shall be allowed to send the answer scripts via post

Published on 15th September 2020
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Goodbye, Mister Grammar Nazi: Why being obsessed with grammatical accuracy is not the best idea 

This is what transpired when Dr Albert P'Rayan started a conversation on grammar and communication on Facebook. He made a few provocative statements and the following discussion ensued  

Published on 13th September 2020
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An ode to Twitter: All about tweets, retweets and hashtags and their effects on English 

There are many Twitter accounts that can help one improve their vocabulary and English, but one must be careful on the platform as people are prone to using short forms to beat the word limit 

Published on 13th September 2020
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Narendra Modi: New curriculum in Indian schools by 2022, concentrate on a child's holistic development and not marks

The Prime Minister was addressing a conclave on 'School Education in 21st Century' via webcast. He also stressed on mathematical thinking and scientific temperament

Published on 11th September 2020
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Avoid loud, consonant-rich singing to curb the spread of COVID-19, says new study from Sweden

There are many reports about the spreading of COVID-19 in connection with choirs singing. Therefore, different restrictions have been introduced all over the world to make singing safer

Published on 9th September 2020
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IIT Guwahati develops a first-of-its-kind self-check kiosk that can determine individuals with fever, low oxygen levels

The kiosk is a one-stop solution for checking if an individual is running a fever, low blood oxygen levels, therefore, potentially has COVID-19 or any another viral or bacterial infection

Published on 8th September 2020
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Remembering Ram Jethmalani: What a young law student who interned with him learnt after a fiery cross-examination

A year after the legendary lawyer's passing, one of his former interns who is a lawyer herself, recalls all the lessons she learnt from her mentor and about his larger than life personality

Published on 8th September 2020
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International Literacy Day: Why we need to look at literacy beyond the basic ability to read and write

Former IAS officer Swaran Singh explains why he believes that literacy is not an endpoint but a continuous process and has a definition that encompasses more than institutional learning

Published on 8th September 2020
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Here's why this Telangana teacher's belief that education must go on is turning kids into profs during the pandemic

The concept of a Village Learning Circle, where children in remote areas assume the role of a teacher and teach children nearby, is quite revolutionary

Published on 5th September 2020
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Madras Dyslexia Association adopts traditional games to teach children with special needs

Significant improvements were recorded in key areas such as children's overall focus and concentration besides in motor skills as a result of playing some of these traditional games

Published on 7th September 2020
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Teachers' Day: Why teachers should strive to become educators in the 21st century

Educators are not mere givers/sharers/creators of knowledge; they enable students to think creatively, critically and productively

Published on 5th September 2020
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A WhatsApp Teachers’ Day: How Government School teachers across Tamil Nadu are coping with not seeing their students

These teachers have to hear that their students are finding it hard to even get three proper meals a day and so how are they supposed to go with their online classes, as if everything were fine?

Published on 5th September 2020
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From 123 to 1336: How Sant Kumar Sahani helped build a school from scratch in Bihar's Begusarai

Sahani, who suffered from a partial visibility impairment, started his journey as a teacher on September 1, 1994 at the Gorgama High School in Bihar. But the impairment never became a hurdle

Published on 5th September 2020
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'PM Modi needs to reprimand ministers spreading pseudoscience to give NEP scientific credibility'

Talking about the NEP and the attitude around it, Sule said that she would appreciate if the Prime Minister scolds ministers if they pass comments like papad can cure Corona

Published on 3rd September 2020
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Underrated Titles by Marginalised Voices: Theme of Malala Yousafzai's very own book club!

Literati has also enlisted basketball player Stephen Curry, journalists Susan Orlean, British business magnate Richard Branson and the Joseph Campbell Foundation to start book clubs

Published on 2nd September 2020

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