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International Day for Biodiversity celebrated across country

Cautioning that protecting the environment was of utmost importance, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan today said the only inheritance the children sought was a clean environment. He w..

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Sachin Tendulkar: Inculcate sports at grassroots level, teach its history

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today said that sports should be made compulsory at the grassroot level and students should be taught the history of Indian sports and its legendary sportsmen. ..

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'India sixth wealthiest country with total wealth of USD 8,230 bn'

India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, while the US is the richest nation globally, says a report. According to the ..

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Prez asks scientists to find solutions for challenges like climate change, water scarcity

President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted scientists and students to work towards finding solutions to challenges such as climate change and water scarcity, while underscoring that scienc..

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Stempeutics partners with Cipla for its stem cell drug

Biotech firm Stempeutics Research today said it has inked an out licensing deal with drug major Cipla for its stem cell therapy product Stempeucel, indicated for treating critica..

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Politicians, lawyers and lecturer in new Malaysian Cabinet

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has unveiled a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and a lecturer in his new Cabinet after a stunning electoral victory last week. Mahathir, 92, le..

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Renowned physicist George Sudarshan cremated in US

Eminent Indian American theoretical physicist EC George Sudarshan has been cremated in the US state of Texas, with his family and friends attending the last rites. Sudarshan, 86, w..

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20 innovative Indian companies get London Mayor's award

Twenty of India's fastest growing companies were today felicitated with the prestigious London Mayor's awards for their innovation and high growth promise. The Mayor's India Emergi..

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TN Govt to provide tax concession on aviation fuel at city

In a bid to increase air connectivity to major Indian cities, Tamil Nadu government today said it would provide tax concession on aviation fuel to night halt flights at the city airport...

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Russian Education Fair to be held in Hyderabad on May 21

The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai, is organising an education fair here on May 21 to create awareness on engineering, medical and other courses offered in Russian government inst..

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'AI detects stroke, dementia from brain scans'

Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to accurately detect one of the most common causes of dementia and stroke from brain scans. A software, created by scientists at ..

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Stephen Hawking's last book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' to be out in October

In his final book, to be out in October, Stephen Hawking has covered important existential questions such as the creation of the universe, black holes, alien intelligence, and the existence of Go..

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Ed-tech Platforms Like NeoStencil Enabling Teachers to Think Beyond Classrooms in India

With mobile and Internet penetration increasing at a breakneck speed, people are adopting technology for driving learning outcomes like never before. From test preparation to vocational learning to certifications..

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Livestreaming App SWOO Sees Momentum in India; Launches Trivia Format in India

With more than 1 million active users in India and 6 million users globally, SWOO rolls out its biggest live video streaming game show for Indians, hosted by a celebrity. SWOO, a leading g..

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NASA CubeSats beam back 'classic portrait' of Earth, Moon

NASA for the first time sent mini satellites to travel into deep space have beamed back an image of the Earth and the Moon, which appear as a pale blue dot and a tiny white speck floating in spac..

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Media shouldn't combine news and views: VP

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said the media should not combine news and views, adding that it should follow a new TRP philosophy of "promotion of truth in a responsible and professional ..

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Delhi projected to become world's most populous city around 2028: UN report

Delhi is projected to become the most populous city in the world around 2028, according to new United Nations estimates released here today, which said India is expected to add the largest number..

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China's utilisation of intelligence services puts US national security at risk: Intel official

China's utilisation of intelligence services and non traditional collectors to advance their national development continues to place the US national security at risk, top counter intelligence official sa..

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India needs to grow at 10% for 30 years to meet population's demands

India needs to grow at about 10 per cent annually for the next three decades to be able to meet the ever-rising demands of its growing population, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said today...

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Services sector can attract huge investment, generate jobs: Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said today that the 12 champion services sectors including IT and tourism identified by the government hold a huge potential to attract global investors, promote India's..

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J&K Bank reduces loan rates for women borrowers

Jammu and Kashmir Bank has announced reduction in interest rates on loans for women borrowers following state government's decision to abolish stamp duty on properties registered in the name of f..

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Over 300,000 workers to be employed in solar, wind energy sectors in India: report

Over 300,000 workers will be employed in the solar and wind energy sectors in India to meet the country target of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, the International..

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Chinese county bans 'wrongly educated' monks in India from teaching Buddhism

A Chinese county has banned Tibetan Monks wrongly educated in India from teaching Buddhism, fearing that they may spread separatist content, according to a state run media report. "..

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WHO publishes its first essential diagnostics list

The World Health Organisation today published its first essential diagnostics list, a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of glob..

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India 3rd largest solar market in world: Mercom

India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world in 2017 behind China and the US, Mercom Communications India said in a report. "In 2017, India emerged as the third lar..

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Rlys open rest house for cancer patients, relatives at Byculla

A rest house for cancer patients and their relatives has been refurbished and commissioned at Central Railway, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Railway Hospital at Byculla in south Mumbai, officials said t..

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Be liberal with pleas for colleges for disabled students: HC

The Bombay High Court has quashed the Maharashtra government's order rejecting a Pune based trust proposal to set up a college for students with speech and hearing disabilities, observing that such pleas..

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Exhibition on currencies of 100 countries, stamps inaugurated in Delhi

A seven-day exhibition was today inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister's Manish Sisodia, where one can find huge assortments of everything from Indian civilization coins to currencies of 100 countries, stamps, and many ot..

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IIM-Ahmedabad to invest $25 mn in startups over 3-4 yrs

Top management institute IIM Ahmedabad today launched the Bharat Inclusion Initiative, which aims to invest about USD 25 million in startups working in the areas of financial inclusion, livelihood, education and ..

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IBM India says cyber security a gold mine for jobs

Global technology major IBM has said there is a massive shortage of cyber security professionals in the country, urging young graduates to look this segment, which is a high-margin segment for co..

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Men too victims of domestic violence: MP Police

The incidents of women being victims of domestic violence may be prevalent on a large scale but the cases of men being at the receiving end of such domestic violence are also being reported, according to..

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IT hiring plans likely to edge up in Apr-Sep: Survey

Hiring plans of the Indian IT companies will edge up during the April-September period as labour market outlook is optimistic, says a survey. ..

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Artist turns to all things old for inspiration

An old family radio, a typewriter, a cane chair, and all things old are an inspiration for artist Jasleena Singh. She recreates these ..

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In a class of its own: homeschooling gathers ground

Ruchir Raju Deepti did not go to school but did not miss classes either. Today, the Ahmedabad resident runs a digital media company. As ..

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Facebook accused of connecting ISIS 'friends'

Facebook has been accused of putting thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters in contact with one another via the social networking through suggested friends tool, according to a media report. ..

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Increase in retirement age will affect promotion of UP med teachers

The Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to raise the retirement age of medical teachers from 65 to 70 years, if implemented, will adversely affect the promotion prospects of middle-aged teachers in the state, a forum tod..

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India can create 1 cr sales jobs in 3 yrs on reforms: Report

India has the potential to create one crore sales jobs in the next three years on regulatory reforms such as consolidation of 44 central labour laws into four labour codes, among others, according to a report. ..

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Scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica to shut down

Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based political consulting firm at the heart of the massive data breach of Facebook users worldwide, announced it is shutting down. The company denies any wrongdoing, but says that the negativ..

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Infosys announces new training center to create 1K additional jobs

India's major IT company Infosys today announced that it would open its US Education Center in Indianapolis, which the company said would train American workers and create 1,000 additional jobs. The ..

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Indian doctors in UK hailed for their contribution to NHS

Indian doctors in the UK who have worked for decades in Britain's National Health Service were today hailed for their contribution and building up the country's healthcare system. Britain's Royal College o..

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Pearson focusing on executive education space

Leading learning company Pearson India whose education solutions cover a wide spectrum of subjects and include books and resources is now focusing on executive education space where it is all about upskilling. ..

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Cyberbullying may double risk of self-harm, suicidal behavior

Children and youngsters who face cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behaviour, a new study has found. The ..

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Scientist in Facebook data scandal says being scapegoated

The academic behind the app that allowed consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to farm the data of some 87 million Facebook users said today he was being scapegoated while the social network was being "mined left and right..

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Classes resume in Jammu University after month-long agitation by students

Classes today resumed in Jammu University after remaining suspended for the last one month owing to an agitation by students in support of their various demands. "..

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Novel tool can spot potential child rapists in online chatroom

Scientists have developed an algorithm that can help identify potential sex offenders in online chatrooms, especially the ones who are most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with children. Law enforce..

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Include ancient Indian traditions in education system: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday called for the revival of the ancient Indian traditions and for integrating them with the modern education system, saying doing so would help fight issues such as war and..

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Internet services suspended in Srinagar, due to students protest

Mobile Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Srinagar city, while the high-speed network was throttled in parts of south Kashmir today as a precautionary measure to check rumour mongering in the wake of re..

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Girls will get Rs.25,000 after graduation in Bihar, State govt decides

The Nitish Kumar cabinet today approved an ambitious scheme under which a girl would be given Rs 25,000 as an incentive if she acquires graduation degree. In addition, under the scheme "Mukhyamantr..

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Student dies during slap fight game in Pakistan

In a shocking incident, a sixth grade student lost his life while playing innocuous 'face-slapping' at his school in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said. During break time, Bilal and Aam..

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Sony Pictures forays into kids merchandising business

Broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India has entered into the kids merchandising and consumer products business with a multi-year licensing deal with Black White Orange, creating an additional revenue stream for the comp..

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New system to spot fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

Scientists have developed a new algorithm that can spot fake accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The method is based on the assumption that fake accounts tend to esta..

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Classes begin in Pakistan's first school for transgenders

Pakistan's first of its kind school for transgenders opened here today to provide education and vocational skills to people from the community. Pakistan’s first ..

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RIL to buy 73% stake in Embibe, plans to invest $180 mn in 3 yrs

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) today said it has entered into agreements to acquire close to 73 per cent stake in education technology provider Individual Learning Private Ltd (Embibe) and will invest USD 180 million into..

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7th Pay Commission Scales for Teachers, enhancement in retirement age

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Jammu and Kashmir has enhanced the retirement age of teachers to 65 years and approved grant of the 7th pay commission scales for them, an official spokesperson said today...

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Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years

When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did 76 years later and half a world away from where they wer..

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Boko Haram abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013: UNICEF

As Nigeria prepares to mark the fourth anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, UNICEF reported today that over 1,000 children have been abducted by jihadists since 2013. "Since 2013, more than 1,000 ..

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Craving out a niche: Anish creates history; gold for Tejasvini

Anish Bhanwala, a boy aged 15, trumped the men standing in his way to become India's youngest-ever gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games after Tejaswini Sawant added another yellow metal to her decorated CWG resume, h..

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Personal information data breach looms large in India: Verizon

Lack of strong data protection and privacy legislations makes India highly vulnerable to data breaches related to personal information, according to digital network solution firm Verizon. "Specifically wit..

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Peter Gruenberg, Nobel Winner & Father of Computer Tech dies at 78

German physicist Peter Gruenberg, a joint Nobel Prize winner whose work revolutionised digital data storage, has died aged 78, his research centre said recently. ..

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Sorry for not doing enough: Zuckerberg testimony to Congress

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to the US Congress and accepted responsibility over the Cambridge Analytica scandal for "not doing enough" to protect its users' personal data being misused. In a testimony released yest..

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Online 'friends of friends' can reveal our hidden traits: study

Your Facebook account may reveal the information that you want to keep private, through the friends of your social media contacts, Stanford researchers have found. Researchers who found that any ..

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CWG 2018: Record-breaking Mirabai claims India's first gold

World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (48kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, to secure India's first gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. ..

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Zuckerberg wants another chance on leading Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today sought another chance for himself to lead the social media giant despite acknowledging mistakes that his company made in sharing its users' information with a third-party. ..

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Woman opens fire at YouTube HQ, injures 3 before killing self

A woman opened fire at the YouTube headquaters on Wednesday in the US state of California, wounding three people before killing herself, officials said, calling it a prima facie case of domestic dispute. T..

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US proposes $50 billion tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products

The United States today announced a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs of 25 per cent amounting to USD 50 billion. The US ..

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Majidi, first Arab and Sudanese woman to coach a men's football team

In Sudan, where a women's national football team remains a distant dream, Salma al-Majidi knew the only way to take part in her beloved sport was to coach... and that the players had to be men. Majidi, 27,..

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Cambridge Analytica asks for more time on data breach notice

Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the center of Facebook users' data breach scandal, has sought one more week to respond to government's notice on whether it was involved in the misuse of data to profile Indians and influ..

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Christopher Nolan in India to Explore Local Cine-Culture

On a visit to India Christopher Nolan, best known for ‘Inception’, ‘Batman Begins” & the latest ‘Dunkirk’, says he is willing to learn more about Indian cinema. The 47-year-ol..

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Do You have a Tupperware Tiffin? NASA Astronauts will have too

Tupperware, a manufacturer of household plasticware, is now helping NASA improve astronauts' diet by providing fresh food in space. Since 2015, NASA astronauts have supplemented their space diet with fresh..

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Love your Relationships? Say No to 'PHUBBING'

Ignoring someone to concentrate on your cell phone - called 'phubbing' - can have a negative impact on relationships by threatening the basic human need to belong, a study has found. ..

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Apple looks to return to head of class in education market

Apple is hoping to return to the head of the class in the competition to get high-tech products into US classrooms. Apple emphasized over Reformed Education ..

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Minors are Increasingly Recruited in Yemen War: UNICEF

Close to half a million Yemeni children have dropped out of school since 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the country's civil war, UNICEF said today. ..

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Katrina Kaif, writing a book & promoting Girl’s Education

She is one of the top stars in the Hindi film industry and now Katrina Kaif is planning to share her journey, which was full of ups and downs, in the form a book. ..

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Ex-NCERT director nominated to UNESCO Executive Board

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director J S Rajput as India's representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. ..

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Pink postpones Detroit concert due to flu

Singer Pink has pushed back her Detroit gig after her entire family was struck by flu. She was scheduled to perform at Little Caesars Arena in Michigan yesterday. ..

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George Clooney penned a letter to the students, Recently

Actor George Clooney has penned a letter to the students of the Parkland, Florida high school where a deadly mass shooting claimed the lives of 17 people. ..

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Vivaan Kapoor wins bronze in junior World Cup

Teenager Vivaan Kapoor bagged the trap bronze medal in the ISSF junior World Cup here today, continuing the Indian shooting team's impressive run in the tournament. ..

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Trade War with China costs 2mn Jobs to USA

America's massive trade deficit with China is estimated to have resulted in about two million job losses in the US, the White House has said, defending President Donald Trump's decision to initiate strong actions against..

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Don't ever put your daughters in school again, warns Boko Haram

Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night yesterday with a warning: "Don't ever put your dau..

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Unemployment rises in Delhi, doubled since 2006

The number of unemployed people registered in the employment exchanges in Delhi has increased from 5.56 lakh in 2006 to 12.97 lakh in 2016, according to the latest Economic Survey of the national capital released yesterd..

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UK Parliament body wants Zuckerberg to explain Facebook data leaks

A UK parliamentary committee examining the issue of disinformation and fake news has accused Facebook of misleading MPs by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent and said it wanted Faceboo..

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Best Teacher Prize worth $1M for UK Educator

One of the most reputed prizes from all over the world for educators is definitely, GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE. Equally known as the Nobel Prize for teachers. Yesterday in a grand celebration ceremony Andria Zafirakou, who tea..

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Canadian-Chinese Education Entrepreneur Sherman Jen becoming a Billionaire

By bringing the idea of Canadian Education standards to back home in China Sherman Jen is making headlines with his China Maple Leaf Education. Expanding enrollments and optimism about growth in spending on education by mainland Chinese..

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Several dead near Florida International University

A newly installed pedestrian bridge over a six-lane highway in Miami on a college campus collapsed Thursday, crushing a number of cars below and reportedly leaving several people dead. ..

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#ENOUGH US students walkout against gun violence

From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florid..

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Celebrate Pi Day: Do You Know Why and How it Started

We cannot deny the significance of Formulas in our technical & scientific developments. Today whole world marked a special mention for a mathematical formula like π (Pi). ..

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Stephen Hawking, Legendary Physicist dies today

Legendary British scientist Stephen Hawking has died at his home in Cambridge aged 76, his family said today. Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement: "We have d..

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OSCARS are Important for Educators because

The 90th Academy Awards are over for another year, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2017 and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif..

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Holi festival of Diversity, Fun & Frolics

There are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant for our lives. After getting pissed off with our daily routines we must need some occasions to celebrate life and what else could be better than the festival of enthusiasm which is ca..

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Vapours of e-cigarette loaded with toxic metals

Smoking is injurious to health, as we all know but people who're struggling with this addiction are trying more and more options. E-cigarettes are one major substitute towards shedding this habit and be a health freak. I..

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Macmillan Publishers (Best K-12 Publisher of the Year)

Macmillan Publishers India Pvt. Ltd. added yet another feather to its cap by bagging the 'Best K-12 Publisher of the Year' award at the prestigious 8th Indian Education Awards 2018 for its unrivaled contribution towards ..

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Pinoy Teacher Mixed Embroidery with Maths (World salutes him)

A Pinoy teacher named Dr. Jesus Insilada was chosen to represent the Philippines in the prestigious Global Teacher Prize 2018 in UAE. Let’s come together to know more about him and his unique teaching practices. ..

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Does Obesity affect school performance?

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious conditions, including heart disease, d..

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A Proper Guide for Homeschooling

Homeschooling Movement is getting popular day by day in the U.S. and in many foreign countries. But why are more parents getting out of the public schools and signing on to teach their own children? Parents usually come ..

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Teaching digital citizenship to non-digital students

There was a time when having a digital watch was a big deal. This was the most exciting thing back in late 1970. We accumulated ourselves for reading numbers rather than to look and indulge in detailed processes...

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Attention Restoration Theory: General Introduction

Attention Restoration Theory asserts that people can understand better after spending time in nature. Attention Restoration Theory..

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What do we want students to know?

If asked, all educators will tell “of course we know what students are learning, we follow the schedules, the curriculum, and we gave assignments, test, exams, activities, and grades as called for”. ..

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1,200 IIT, NIT graduates to teach in remote cities of India

To serve the nation on the call of HRD ministry, more than 5,000 highly-qualified persons applied for teaching positions in rural and backward cities. ..

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Indian-origin Principal back supported by UK Officials to ban hijab

An Indian-origin school principal, who was likened to German dictator Adolf Hitler for banning wearing hijab by girls under eight, today got crucial support from the UK's schools watchdog which said it will back heads who take "tough decisions" in..

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UNICEF: More illiteracy in young people facing instability

Nearly 30 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, the UN children's agency said today. ..