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After Governor delays assent, TN govt decides to go ahead with 7.5% NEET quota for government school students

In the order, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s government announced that a provision of 7.5% will be set apart on preferential basis to students from government schools

Published on 29th October 2020
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AI can diagnose asymptomatic COVID-19 patients using cellphone-recorded coughs, finds study

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US found that people who are asymptomatic may differ from healthy individuals in the way that they cough

Published on 29th October 2020
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India's average daily COVID-19 tests in past six weeks at about 11 lakh: Health Ministry

Giving break-up from the states, the ministry said 79 per cent of the new cases are from 10 states and union territories

Published on 29th October 2020
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Researchers develop new smartwatch app that warns deaf users of nearby sounds

Smartwatches offer people a private method for getting notifications about their surroundings -- such as a phone call, health alerts or an upcoming package delivery

Published on 29th October 2020
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Pune varsity apologises after bizarre questions on 'jihad' feature in online exams

The question reads: "Jihad is an example of what type of terrorism?" with options "Religious, Revolutionery, Political, State-Sponsored"

Published on 29th October 2020
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Shiv Nadar Foundation set to launch new residential university in Chennai, admissions open April 2021

Shiv Nadar University Chennai will be a residential campus and completely autonomous from the Foundation's campus in Uttar Pradesh

Published on 29th October 2020
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IIT Madras submits report to AWBI on measures to 'reduce stray dog menace', after the Welfare Board orders investigation

A week ago, the Animal Welfare Board of India had asked the institute to investigate its stray dog sterilisation programme

Published on 29th October 2020
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Less than five per cent of protagonists in Indian web series from backward castes, finds this Mumbai writer

Balram Vishwakarma has analysed 50 web series released between 2014 and 2020 to make this analysis. The results, he says, were shocking

Published on 28th October 2020
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Over 60% children enrolled in schools receive family support to attend online classes, have access to smartphones: ASER report 

The survey explores the provision of and access to distance education mechanisms and the ways in which children and families are engaging with these remote learning alternatives from their homes

Published on 29th October 2020
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Activists, doctors accuse K’taka govt of stopping midday meals, urge it to add egg as food item

The signatories in their letter said that students have not been receiving the midday meals or dry ration from June 2020 

Published on 28th October 2020
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The Good Samaritan: Salem’s Celine Augustin, govt school teacher has walked the streets for 25 years, helping over 1k kids get educated

For the last 25 years, Mary has spent her days walking around railway stations, government hospitals, under flyovers, public parks, traffic lights, looking for children who needed help

Published on 28th October 2020
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How this Puducherry Special School helped parents become co-therapists, manage their kids using WhatsApp, home hacks during pandemic

Without schools, parents of kids with special needs felt lost. But this school helped bring the parents together and come up with innovative ways to educate their children

Published on 28th October 2020
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Delhi government's anti-pollution campaign 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' to be launched from November 2

Announcing that the campaign will be launched in all the 272 wards in Delhi from November 2, the minister said the campaign can reduce around 15-20 per cent pollution in Delhi

Published on 28th October 2020
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Scientists estimate the risk of airborne COVID-19 even with mask usage

The model includes variables that can be added at each of the three stages of airborne transmission: the generation, expulsion, and aerosolisation of the virus-containing droplets

Published on 28th October 2020
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This platform allows parents to pay school fees in instalments, provides complimentary insurance cover. Here's how

Parents and students paying through GrayQuest's platform also can avail a complimentary insurance cover and certain rewards designed for students

Published on 28th October 2020

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