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What the FAQ: Why did Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram go down for hours on October 4?

The outage came as Facebook was amidst yet another controversy where a whistleblower has accused the company of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation

Published on 5th October 2021
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Kerala Education Minister releases first uniform sign language alphabet in Malayalam

The alphabet has been developed by the Thiruvananthapuram-based National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH)

Published on 30th September 2021
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What The FAQ: What is the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, announced by PM Modi, all about?

It was on August 15, 2020, during his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort, that PM Modi had announced this mission

Published on 27th September 2021
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Hear me and rejoice: How this speech database by SSN researchers can help dysarthric people find their voice

SSN College of Engineering researchers have built a novel speech database in Tamil and other Indian languages for dysarthric patients

Published on 15th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: "I have a dream", declared Martin Luther King Jr 58 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the iconic speech delivered by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr which continues to reverberate throughout the world thanks to its powerful words

Published on 28th August 2021
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UP offers online Sanskrit classes for foreign students

The UP Sanskrit Sansthan is expanding its online Sanskrit speech training helpline for the students of foreign origin

Published on 6th August 2021
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Here's how you can contribute to Prime Minister Modi's Independence Day speech

The portal noted that the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech lays out the government's programmes and policies

Published on 30th July 2021
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Over 8.5K students register for Sanskrit online classes in Uttar Pradesh including professionals, doctors and engineers

In order to provide online Sanskrit learning and speech training, the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan has started one-hour free classes daily

Published on 26th July 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Finance Minister Manmohan Singh delivers a budget speech like no other

In today's #TBT, we hark back to the speech of this economist who knew exactly what India needed so that it can limp, sprint and eventually run, shoulder to shoulder, with other countries

Published on 24th July 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: American social reformer said, "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine"

In today's #TBT, we recall the most iconic speech made by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, on the next day of Independence Day no less. Read about the context of the speech and parts of it as well

Published on 5th July 2021
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For over 40 years, this teacher in Hyderabad has helped hundreds of hearing, speech-impaired children find their voices

Dr VA Jyothi has always known that she would lead a life dedicated to service. And as a special educator for the hearing and speech-impaired, she is doing exactly that. This is how she does it...

Published on 9th June 2021
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Schools, colleges in Kerala to reopen on June 1 online, for yet another academic year

The school reopening ceremony too will be held online, where the new Minister of General Education V Sivankutty will deliver a speech, welcoming students

Published on 26th May 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: A crash course on acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa on his birth anniversary today

In today's #TBT, we have decided to talk to you about Japanese director, screenwriter, and producer Akira Kurosawa whose well-known work, such as Seven Samurai, helped him spread his name far and wide

Published on 23rd March 2021
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Raghuram Rajan on Pratap Bhanu Mehta's resignation: Free speech in India suffered 'grievous blow'

In a Linkedin post, former RBI governor Rajan said that free speech has suffered a "grievous blow" in India this week as Dr Mehta, one of India's finest political scientists, resigned from Ashoka

Published on 20th March 2021
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IISc researchers can now listen to your cough and tell if you are COVID-positive

The diagnostic tool, Coswara, will be able to detect if a patient is positive by listening to their cough, speech and respiration

Published on 20th February 2021

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