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S P Balasubrahmanyam

RIP SPB: Here are 10 songs by Padum Nila, which will remain with us forever

Aged 74, S P Balasubramanyam breathed his last at a Chennai hospital on September 25. He was under ventilator support after testing negative for COVID

Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot condemns 'unfortunate' violence during teachers' exam protest, calls for maintenance of law and order

According to official sources, a delegation of protesters is likely to meet the chief minister in Jaipur on Friday evening

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Interfaith couple move Delhi HC to remove 30-day notice clause under Special Marriage Act

The plea, filed through advocate Utkarsh Singh, said the 30-day notice period inviting objections to the marriage directly impinge on the fundamental rights of the petitioners

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Facebook employees can't use political images as profile pics

The change would prohibit employees from setting their profile pictures to images that promote specific political candidates or express solidarity with causes such as Black Lives Matter

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India reports 86,052 new COVID-19 cases and 1,141 deaths in the last 24 hours

Maharashtra is the worst affected state. It has reported 459 deaths in the past 24 hours. Total death tally in the state is 34,345 so far

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Education post-COVID-19: UNESCO to convene a special session of global education meeting next month 

According to UNESCO estimates, over 154 crore students are severely impacted by the closure of educational institutions across the world amid the COVID-19 outbreak

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Cyber researchers find new malware alien which can steal credentials from 226 Android apps

According to security researchers from ThreatFabric, it has common capabilities such as overlay attacks, control and steal SMS messages and harvest the contact list

Schools had been closed due to the virus

TN schools set to re-open from Oct 1 for Classes 10-12: Everything you need to know before going back to class

Schools in the state remained shut since March when the national lockdown for COVID-19 was announced

Pinarayi Vijayan, CM, Kerala

Youth Leadership Academy to equip youths to face today's challenges: Kerala CM

The Chief Minister further said this while inaugurating the Youth Leadership Academy which would provide leadership and skills training to the youth of Kerala

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Zoom introduces new features to make video meets more interactive and accessible

With multi-spotlight, the host or co-host can spotlight up to nine videos so that everyone sees the same spotlighted videos

PM Modi

Dubai-based Indian teen composes tribute song for PM Modi

The video of the song highlights Modi's political career, emphasising on the 'Make in India' campaign and taking viewers on a journey across India - mountains, rivers, and various cultural landmarks

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BML Munjal University conducts its first-ever e-convocation to felicitate its graduating students

For the first time, 540 students marked the special celebration and milestone from their homes to a brighter future

Arvind Kejriwal

Experts believe the second wave of COVID-19 at peak, its intensity will reduce in coming days: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said that the high-level virtual review meeting with Prime Minister Modi to review COVID-19 response and management was fruitful

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks CBI response on plea of convict in Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case

The high court had earlier issued notice to the CBI on the appeals seeking to set aside trial court's January 20 judgment convicting him in the case and February 11 sentencing order

Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid to be in custody till Oct 22, court directs counsel to file application for scholar's spectacles

On the request of Umar Khalid and his counsel Trideep Pais, the court allowed him to meet his parents before going to jail and directed his counsel to move an application for providing him spectacles

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SC calls plea seeking intervention of court in IIT students suicides 'frivolous', imposes 10k cost on petitioner

During the hearing, Bansal submitted that in the last five years, about 50 students have died by suicide. The plea sought the court's intervention and sought a direction to direct the Centre

CBSE

Class 12 Compartmental exam results will be out by Oct 10, CBSE tells Supreme Court

Earlier, a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar had asked the CBSE to declare the results of the compartment exams as soon as possible

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From Virat's Chole Bhature to Milind Soman's age, PM Modi turns fun anchor with Fit India Dialogue

The PM had a truly candid conversation with players like Virat Kohli and Afshan Ashiq and fitness enthusiasts like Milind Soman among others to kick off the Fit India Dialogue

IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers develop microprocessor  'MOUSHIK' for the Internet of Things devices

It was conceptualised, designed and developed at the Pratap Subrahmanyam Centre for Digital Intelligence and Secure Hardware Architecture (PS-CDISHA) of the RISE Group

Arati Kadav working with the actors who played the lead role in Cargo movie (Source: Arati Kadav)

My father made me write a mail saying this was on me: How Cargo director Arati Kadav's life changed when she quit a great job

Arati Kadav, writer and director of the Hindi Science-Fiction film, Cargo  speaks about her love for making movies and why Indian film industry needs to make more films on this genre

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Karnataka government yet to decide whether textbooks will have chapters on Tipu, Hyder Ali or not, despite expert panel's nod

According to the sources from the Education Department, the Minister has been asked to include these chapters and drop the chapters of British Rulers in India from school textbooks 

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The teacher is always king: Why Notebook School's augmented storytelling technique stands out

Notebook School doesn’t let anything overpower what the teacher is saying in their videos. But they do supplement it with to-the-point hand-drawn illustrations. Here's why they are different

Rajesh Rajamani will give you a reason to laugh and to learn | Graphics: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Comics, caste, conversation: The curiously delightful world that Rajesh Rajamani has created

Rajesh Rajamani talks about how he conceived the idea of initiating conversations on caste, gender through comics

Ramakrishna Kongalla | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Ramakrishna Kongalla's photographs will take you behind India’s rich, timeless temple architecture and iconography

And when you do, you'll notice how varied Indian temples truly are and how they are much more than just religious structures, they are truly cultural hotspots. This is how he breaks down his work

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For you, dear brother: How the loss of her little brother turned Raashi Thakran into a mental health advocate   

Based out of Bengaluru, Raashi Thakran lost her 18-year-old brother last year to suicide. Today, she has channelled all her grief and regret into becoming a mental health advocate. This is her story

Prachi Jha and Onaiza Drabu | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Meet the women behind Daak Vaak, virtual postcards from the past that carry the timeless words of Indian writers

Daak Vaak was started by Onaiza Drabu and Prachi Jha as an attempt to give the world bite-sized literature, which they carefully curate to suit the attention span of today's readers. Let's read more 

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Google Assistant's new feature to make those working from home more productive, healthier

The new Workday routine, available in English, makes Google Assistant help you stretch, walk and drink water as you work from home

Aarthi Parthasarathy | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Aarthi Parthasarathy is giving 'the others' a voice through crowdfunded art, comics and documentaries

Aarthi Parthasarathy has dedicated her career as a filmmaker and writer to understanding and representing 'the other'. We find out how she got the message through to a changing audience

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92 per cent of full-time employees in India agree that there is a gap in skill: Report

Indian employees learn mostly through online courses (44 per cent) and corporate professional development (34 per cent), said the Udemy report

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Karnataka cancels all programmes following MoS Railways Suresh Angadi's demise

Angadi passed away at the age of 65 due to COVID-19 infection, and he is the first member of the Union Cabinet to have succumbed to the Coronavirus

Arya Prakash | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Taking Malayalam to the masses: How Arya Prakash is popularising Malayalam pop culture through memes and posts

Arya Prakash, the mind behind Silma Reviews and PopCult Tribe, makes Malayalam pop culture universal. She tells us why she does it and why social media is the best place for it

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Around 75% of government school toilets in 15 states are unhygienic: CAG audit

The CAG audit examined the records pertaining to the construction of toilets by these seven CPSEs and also conducted a physical survey of a sample of 2,695 toilets across 2,048 schools in 15 states

Aligarh Muslim University

AMU students seek reinvestigation of anti-CAA protest violence, urge to drop charges against "innocent"

A delegation of students, led by the varsity's registrar Abdul Hamid, met Additional Director General (ADG), Agra zone, Ajay Anand and gave him a memorandum

Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Love them tuskers? Check out Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan's Instagram page to learn more about the majestic mammals

We speak to Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan, a researcher who has dedicated his academic life to understanding elephants and sharing the knowledge  

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos to open first non-profit, full-scholarship 'Bezos University' preschool in October

The preschool will offer year-round programming, five days a week, for children 3-5 years old, Bezos Day One Fund said on its website, adding that admissions will prioritise low-income families

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CSIR and Mylan Laboratories inks deal to identify potential COVID-19 therapies

The first of the clinical trials to be rolled out is a multiple arm Phase-3 study that will be conducted in adult patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 at risk of complications

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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter ink pact with advertisers on hate speech and harmful content

After months of intensive talks with major advertisers, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content

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Bihar student who wrote NEET last week dies after allegedly contracting COVID

Hailing from Sakra in Muzaffarpur, her health had deteriorated after she returned home. The examination was held amid a lot of hue and cry

Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto

Jharkhand education minister gifts cars to toppers from class 10 and 12, vows to bear their study expenditure

Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto and Assembly Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato handed over Alto cars to the toppers of class 10 and 12

Muskaan Karanwal became a mental health advocate after battling anxiety during her undergrads | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Why Muskaan Karanwal can help you 'TlkOut' on Instagram when your mental health is on the line 

Muskaan Karanwal’s Instagram and Facebook page TlkOut Initiative aims to shatter the mental health stigma and creates a safe space for you to express yourself

Yunus Lasania | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Yunus Lasania's Insta page will tell you why there is more to Hyderabad than Charminar, Paradise biryani & the Nizams of yore

Yunus Lasania is committed to unearthing stories about Hyderabad that no one has heard of and shares them with the world via his Instagram page. Are you ready to find out more about the city?

Rohan Chakravarty | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Here's why cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty's Green Humour page will get you thinking about conservation with a laugh

In Rohan Chakravarty's world of comics, animals have tongues as sharp as knives and they use them to tell you about their woes in a way that forces you to sit up and care. Are you ready to plunge in?

Saif Omar and Faiza Khan | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

The Musafir Diaries: This duo’s India travel podcast is precisely what you need if you have domestic #travelgoals 

The Musafir Stories is a podcast that will give you the lowdown of both popular and unique destinations in India. Check them out and while you’re at it, grab your backpack and your travel buddy too

Pavan Srinath | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Why Pavan Srinath's public policy podcasts are the governance rundown we really needed 

Pavan Srinath is a bilingual podcaster with over ten years of experience communicating to India's youth about public policy, urban governance, current affairs and everything in between

Anushka Kelkar | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

How Anushka Kelkar's Instagram page will help you love your body just the way you are

Struggling to feel proud and positive about the way you look but also sick and tired of hating your body? Photographer Anushka Kelkar believes there's a middle ground. Check it out

Anirudh Kanisetti is making Indian history more interesting for the youth | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

How Anirudh Kanisetti's podcasts and memes are making history cooler for young Indians

Anirudh Kanisetti's podcasts Echoes of India and Yuddha give an interesting insight into Indian history. He also runs a meme page to boot

Aastha Sahdev illustrates about social issues that matter | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Check Aastha Sahdev’s Insta feed for her take on what the nation really needs to know! 

Through her Instagram page, Aastha Sahdev is creating awareness and starting conversations about women’s health, gender roles, racism and colourism in India

Praburam Srinivasan blogs about his treks and other adventures | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

How Praburam Srinivasan trekked his way to Instagram glory - and inspired hundreds of others to discover that joy 

We speak with Praburam Srinivasan who has hosted over 400 people in trips and treks all over the country through his travel blog Navigoto

Bhavya Doshi's illustrations are cute and motivating | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Why Bhavya Doshi's doodles on Instagram are the daily dose of positivity that people count on

We speak to Bhavya Doshi, whose doodle page on Instagram is a source of everyday motivation to over 2 lakh people

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Why a lot of Gurugram parents do not want their children to return to school anytime soon

Some states in the country have decided to reopen their schools from September 21, despite a surge in COVID cases

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IGNOU mobile application development programme to create employment opportunities

IGNOU follows the credit system for all its programmes. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning objectives

Armaan with the kids

Here's how this 17-year-old from Noida started a school to teach underprivileged kids for free

Armaan started a small school and educational centre in Noida to specifically cater to the poor sections of the society. We find out more

Jyotsna Siddharth on getting people to fall in anti-caste love  | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manohar

How Jyotsna Siddharth's Project Anti-Caste Love is driving the conversation towards caste in romance

Jyotsna Siddharth talks about starting a platform that discovers, discusses and debates the role that caste plays in love and romance

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Youngster's hangout spot, Kochi Lulu Mall closed after declared a containment zone

The COVID cases are steadily rising in the district and the health officials have warned the public to take all caution and preventive measures against the spread of the virus

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IIT Madras Civil Engineering experts visit Ayodhya Ram Mandir site, collect soil samples

In all probability, the sample collection, evaluation and piling work on the site would be completed till October 15

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Kolkata's first-of-its-kind tram library will traverse 4.5 km through city's education hub

The specially designed tram library will have books and magazines, including those on competitive examinations such as the civil services, WBCS, GRE and GMAT

Always place your trust in Iyan Karthikeyan | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

How Iyan Karthikeyan is using YouTube and hard research to take on India's fake news factories

Iyan Karthikeyan, who runs YouTurn, a YouTube channel through which he dispels fake news talks about the challenges this initiative throws at him

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Will building universities be on the Bihar election manifesto? Why #BegusaraiWantsDinkarUniversity is trending on Twitter

The fight for a separate university in Begusarai has been on for two decades and gradually it has become an all-party fight

Mir Suhail speaks volumes through his paint brush | Graphic: Naveen Kumar Manoharan

Landed in the Kashmir 'Strip':Why Mir Suhail's compelling cartoons are inherently political and make a great point

Mir Suhail talks about growing up in Kashmir and the impact that had on his work as an artist

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Over 91 per cent Indian students want to study abroad post-COVID: iSchoolConnect survey

According to UNESCO, there were 5 million international students across the globe in 2018, and 750,000 of those happened to be from India

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Schools to reopen in Bihar for students of classes 9 to 12 from September 28

Students will be allowed to attend classes only on the consent given by their guardians in writing, the order said. Only 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff will be attending school

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BTech student from Agra dies by suicide using father's licensed revolver 

According to the police, Shubhankar committed suicide on his terrace after locking the door of the staircase from outside

Children learning on STEPapp

How STEPapp's collab with the Tribal Affairs Ministry is helping underprivileged students access digital learning

We spoke to Praveen Tyagi, the founder of STEPapp to find out more about their collaboration with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and how it helps students

Priya Kumari

Bihar woman breaks 10-day long fast after health worsens, UPSC stays mum

UPSC aspirant Priya Kumari who hails from Patna was on a hunger strike since September 11, seeking a postponement of UPSC Prelims

Antiviral fabric coating machine by Muse Nanobots (Pics: Muse Nanobots)

How Muse Nanobots' antiviral fabric will protect you from the Coronavirus

Gautam and his team began working on the fabric in March this year after the pandemic hit. They developed a prototype by May

Calcutta University

SFI demands additional time, free internet to write Calcutta University final exams from home

Calcutta University had on Monday said undergraduate students will be given two hours to write their final semester exams, scheduled to be held from October 1 to 8, from their homes

Edappadi Palaniswami

Reconstitute expert panel on Indian culture by including TN scholars: CM Palaniswami

The Union Ministry of Culture has recently constituted an expert committee for conducting a holistic study of the origin and evolution of Indian culture

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Check out NASA's new Mars Rover which will use x-rays to hunt fossils

Short for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, PIXL is a lunchbox-size instrument located on the end of Perseverance's 7-foot-long (2-meter-long) robotic arm

COVID-19

Most people infected with novel coronavirus develop symptoms: Study

The latest study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, suggests that true asymptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 comprise a minority of infections

Khushi Chindaliya

A 17-yr-old from Surat appointed Regional Ambassador for UN Porgramme - Tunza Eco-Generation

The newly appointed ambassador, Khushi Chindaliya, says that she started to look for ways to conserve nature after she saw the greenery around her hometown turn into a concrete jungle

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India with over 56 Lakh COVID cases, goes past 90,000 deaths

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 12,42,770 cases, including 33,407 deaths, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

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Rare leopards reappear in habitats near Beijing after over two decades

The leopard, also known as the Chinese leopard, is classified as a national first-class protected animal in China.  It is a clear sign that their population has continued to grow 

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Puducherry Lt Guv Kiran Bedi on lessons during COVID crisis: I am not an onlooker, need to ensure my people don't suffer

COVID-19 is like any other crisis, it tests the whole system, the attitude of the people and actually exposes them, said Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi

PM CARES game was an instant hit

Meet Maxmess, the Redditor who created the viral PM CARES fund game

The game is a satirical rip off of Google Chrome's T-Rex Dinosaur game. The game takes a dig at the PM CARES Fund

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Will there be a NEET 2.0 for students who missed the medical entrance exam?

NEET was held in centres across the country on September 13. According to the NTA statistics, around 1.6 Lakh students missed the exam this year

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Lockdown or not, Zoom is here to stay: Why video conferencing will be relevant even when you can meet people physically

Zoom's Velchamy Sankarlingam tells us what the software has to offer in the future when the lockdown slowly opens up and people start going about business as usual

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This cancer drug can help in COVID-19 treatment, researchers in the US find

AR-12 has been studied extensively as both an anti-cancer and anti-viral drug and showed that it is effective against viruses including Zika, mumps, measles, rubella and more

NLSIU

NLSIU's entrance exam saga: How the pandemic threw India's top law varsity into administrative chaos

A day after Supreme Court asks NLSIU to cancel NLAT 2020 results and consider CLAT 2020, the NLSIU has started refunding entrance fees that was taken for NLAT 2020 exams 

Supreme Court

Supreme Court asks UGC to ensure admission of students giving compartment exams 

During the hearing, the top court earlier asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to declare the academic calendar till September 24 but was later told that the calendar has been released

Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi: With NEP 2020, students will learn about technology through technology

Knowledge has no boundaries and the NEP opens up the education sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his address at IIT Guwahati

Dr Bhau Lokhande

78-year-old Ambedkarite laureate and author Dr Bhau Lokhande passes away

He wrote several books and his literary work has broken boundaries and reached readers across the world. His literary and social work has inspired numerous youngsters

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Parents of disabled kids, teachers convinced with the arrangements at the TN SSLC exam centres

The Tamil Nadu SSLC Exam for private candidates began on September 21. A petition challenging the same wasn't listed by the Supreme Court

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Kolkata police arrest three for refusing guest rooms to 10 madrasa teachers on religious grounds 

The trio was detained on Monday evening for interrogation on the basis of a complaint lodged with the Bidhannagar East police station by the madrasa teachers

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UGC's new Academic Calendar: Students to start college from November, first semester exams in March

The admission process for the freshers have to be completed by October 31 and classes should resume two days later on November 1

Samsung campus programme

20 top B-schools, engineering, design colleges to join Samsung's campus programme virtually

For the programme, students can form a team of three members from within the campus belonging to different years/specialisations

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati can become pivotal centre for engaging with neighbouring countries: PM Modi

PM Modi said that IIT Guwahati is the first such IIT that has introduced a two-year research program on e-mobility and it is also leading the integration of science and engineering in all B.Tech level

IIT Madras

IIT Madras faculty develop AI models to process text in 11 Indian regional languages  

This is a unique attempt in Academia to develop and publicly release such large scale multilingual AI models containing millions of parameters trained on billions of tokens from Indian languages

Ramesh Pokhriyal

IIIT Amendment Bill 2020 passed in Rajya Sabha: 5 IIITs to get Institute of National Importance tag

The bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 4 and passed on March 20, right before the lockdown, will make the IIITs Institutions of National Importance

IIT Roorkee campus

IIT Roorkee is all set to get a technology hub to serve as a solution for 356 fundamental technologies

The technology hub will be set up under the government's National Mission of Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

COVID-19

India's COVID-19 tally races past 55 lakh; recovery rate rises to 80.86 per cent

The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.60 per cent. There are 9,75,861 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 17.54 per cent of the total caseload

Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi | (Pic: Edex)

Following the masses is not a proven recipe for happiness: Tenzin Priyadarshi, the monk who went to Harvard, has a biography out

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi's life is a lesson and now, it is a book too! His biography Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life released recently is a must-read

Advocate P Wilson, MP, DMK

UPSC not a time-bound exam, why the hurry? DMK MP P Wilson on why he pushed Parliament to postpone exams

Wilson pointed out that the exams scheduled to be held from October 4 are only competitive exams which meant that it wasn’t time-bound like a qualifying exam

Students at the protest

Collective of students hold physical protest against NEP at Jantar Mantar, nearly gets themselves arrested

  The Collective is an independent, revolutionary progressive students organisation. It is spread across three campuses - Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Ambedkar University, Delhi

MDMK Leader Vaiko

Residents of Manapparai, Tamil Nadu draw 'kolam' demanding a government college in the town

The demand for a government college in Manapparai assembly constituency got a renewed social media campaign thanks to an initiative by an MDMK functionary from Manapparai

CIBA

Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture's bacteria-eating virus tech now available to shrimp farms

According to ICAR-CIBA, bacteriophages and their lytic enzymes are in use for therapy of bacterial infections in human and animals, as bio-control agents for food protection 

Manoj Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor calls for speedy implementation of NEP

Terming education a blessing, the LG said with right approach and determined efforts a golden future for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir can be created

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Sona College of Technology's COVID contact tracing app bags top prize from AICTE

The app tracks COVID-19 infected individuals and notifies when these individuals are within 10 metres, 100 metres and one-km distance

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DCPCR summons 45 private schools for denying books to economically weaker students

The Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights received complaints that the children had not been given books by these private schools since April, a member said

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Physical education and related activities mandatory for all school students in Punjab

The purpose of initiating physical activities for the students is to identify their hidden talents and to ensure their all-round development