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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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EU adopts regulation to allow quick development of COVID-19 vaccine

The regulation that allows temporary derogation from certain rules for clinical trials was approved on Friday by 505 votes in favour, 67 against and 109 abstentions following an urgent debate 

Published on 11th July 2020
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IIT Gandhinagar researcher ends life, institute informs family 3 days later. Researchers seek probe

The deceased was a fifth-year PhD student of IIT Gandhinagar. She hung herself to death inside her hostel room on the night of July 3

Published on 10th July 2020
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Online entrance exams will worsen already dismal representation of marginalised students: Ambedkarite student groups write to MHRD, UG

The lack of internet connectivity and electronic gadgets has long been an issue that students have brought up ever since the lockdown was announced

Published on 10th July 2020
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Dangerous and Cruel: International students in USA scramble to device plans to cope with new rule

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit this week to block the decision

Published on 10th July 2020
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Mira Nair to adapt New York Times article The Jungle Prince of Delhi in a series 

Written by Ellen Barry, the article reveals the truth about the history of royal family of Oudh, who lived in a ruined palace in Delhi and claimed to be the heirs to the fallen kingdom

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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Pakistan schools should reopen in September: Education Ministers

It was decided during the inter-provincial Education Ministers' virtual conference on Wednesday that educational institutions will be opened in the first week of September

Published on 9th July 2020
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Goa Board may reduce the syllabus to make up for the academic loss

On Tuesday, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12

Published on 9th July 2020
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The RapToR has landed a track. How can you not listen to it ASAP?

MC ToR's Odia rap lyrics are one to look out for because this 23-year-old is striking all the right notes already. We give this Odisha-based rapper a listen and find out all about his backstory 

Published on 8th July 2020
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#RajgruhaStandsTall: Twitterati condemn vandalisation of Ambedkar’s house, call for strict action

The house, named ‘Rajgruha’ houses a museum, Ambedkar’s large collection of books, his ashes and several other artefacts linked to the man who drafted the Indian Constitution

Published on 8th July 2020
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Singara Mohan is making animated videos to help rural kids love their lessons better — and made a short film during lockdown!

Based out of Giddalur, a town in Andhra Pradesh, Mare Singara Mohan is an entrepreneur who is striving to make a difference via his EdTech platform and is a filmmaker who is bursting with ideas  

Published on 8th July 2020
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This app can help you find that dream government job without confusing you

Based out of Ongole, a city in Andhra Pradesh, Recruitment India is a portal and an application for all those who aspire to bag government jobs, whether it's state or central government jobs 

Published on 8th July 2020
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Hyderabad start-up Bintix will pick up your dry waste and tell you how many trees you saved. How cool is that?

While the likes off material like paper and carton are readily recycled in Hyderabad itself, whereas laminate plastic and PET bottles have to be processed with specialised companies in other states

Published on 8th July 2020
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How author Arundhati Venkatesh went on to pen the wacky tales of Petu Pumpkin

In a candid conversation with Edex, children's author Arundhati Venkatesh talks about her writing, her influences and what's next

Published on 7th July 2020

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