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RIP Dr V Shanta: The life and times of Adyar Cancer Institute’s First Lady

Shanta has won some of the most prestigious awards in the country and the world for her work in the field of oncology —  the Magsaysay Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan

Published on 19th January 2021
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IIT Guwahati whistleblower prof and others start a portal to 'expose' irregularities in India's premier colleges

The brand new website www.transparencyhighereducation.org currently talks of six case studies from campuses across India

Published on 19th January 2021
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People in Tamil Nadu have misunderstood Three Language Policy: Dr B Ramaswamy

July 31 was the last date for submitting any suggestions or feedback about the draft New Education Policy 2019 that has caused quite an uproar across the country

Published on 31st July 2019
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Karnataka-based NGO GiftAbled helps diffabled people in rural areas hone skills, earn livelihood

Prarthana Kaul, Founder of GiftAbled speaks about the work her team is doing to help people with disabilities earn a decent livelihood in rural parts of Karnataka, Pune and Kolkata 
 

Published on 18th January 2021
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This Maharashtra educator developed a novel teaching method during COVID-19 lockdown. Here's how

He concentrated on developing four fundamental skills of language, listening, speaking, reading and writing among students

Published on 15th January 2021
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Fifteen days on, Karnataka's Vidyagama classes log over 45% attendance in smaller districts, pittance in Bengaluru 

Cities including Bengaluru South, Yadgiri, Bidar and Vijayapura have recorded the lowest percentage of attendance among 34 other districts in Karnataka

Published on 15th January 2021
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Anthems around Ambedkarism: This duo is documenting and digitisation Maharashtra’s anti-caste songs

The reason why these songs have not found a more mainstream presence so far is because the field is dominated by upper castes, which is why the duo say they want to create this 'Bookmobile'

Published on 14th January 2021
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At least 26% in the creative sector fear end of the road in March 2021: FICCI report on the impact of COVID-19

The FICCI report also found that 16 per cent of the creative sector is facing permanent closure now as an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 12th January 2021
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Rural connect: How Pradeep Lokhande has been working for education and employment in India's villages for three decades

Pune-based Pradeep Lokhande and his story is worth recounting at regular intervals to remember that India resides in its villages and it's there that we have to work the hardest. Read on for more

Published on 12th January 2021
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Think about the fate of rural students: Why VTU VC Dr Karisiddappa is firm about conducting semester exams offline  

Dr Karisiddappa, asked, "While the students living in urban area will get internet, what about those living in the rural areas? Indian Universities will take time to grow technologically strong."

Published on 8th January 2021
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This professor duo has set up 15 public libraries in the remotest of TN villages. This is their incredible story

Twenty-nine-year-old Thambi met Shiva Shankar, both Ambedkarites, through a mutual friend and together they came up with the idea to set up libraries in rural areas

Published on 7th January 2021
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After the Karnataka reopens its schools, 166 teachers test positive for COVID-19  

These COVID cases among teachers across Karnataka are rising, five days after the state reopened its schools, But the state government is responding only by closing down these days for a few days 

Published on 8th January 2021
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Memoir my way of capturing the experiences of the common man for posterity, says Sonu Sood

His memoir "I Am No Messiah" is his way of chronicling the experiences of the masses when life came to a standstill courtesy the coronavirus pandemic

Published on 6th January 2021
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Digital tools can enable in-class teaching in rural government schools, finds survey

The survey aimed at better understanding the needs of government school teachers who are using remote learning tools to teach students during the coronavirus pandemic

Published on 5th January 2021
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Young population and localised herd immunity might be responsible for the dip in India's COVID count

Herd immunity is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that sets in when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to an infection

Published on 4th January 2021

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