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Kids spending more time with screens than outdoors

Children are spending more time in front of the screens and less time outdoors, even in rural areas, according to a study of middle-school students in the US. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Clemson Un..

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President Ram Nath Kovind: Gaps in quality education despite vast network of colleges

President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday said India has a vast network of universities and colleges but gaps still exist in attaining world-class excellence in education. To achieve global standards, the government has taken a ..

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From 'Madaari' to 'Dronacharya': How village PT teacher produced Youth Olympic archery medallist

The year was 2008 and Haryana's Bhiwani was the virtual epicentre of Indian boxing after Vijender Singh's bronze winning feat at the Beijing Olympic Games. While starry-eyed youngsters were ready to beco..

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Tezpur University professor Ashis Mukherjee awarded by Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award 2018

Tezpur University professor Ashis Mukherjee has been awarded the prestigious "Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award (2018)" for his consistent and high-level of teaching, and inspiring an..

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to set up a satellite campus outside Delhi

The Executive Council (EC) of the Jawaharlal Nehru University passed a resolution Monday to explore the feasibility of setting up a satellite campus outside the national capital, the institution said...

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Kolkata University offers law course based on Harry Potter

Potterheads take note! A law university in Kolkata is offering a new course on Harry Potter which will encourage students to explore legal aspects of J K Rowling's fictional world and its many real life lessons. ..

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu stresses on 'complete overhaul' of country's education system

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Monday said the country's education system needed a "complete overhaul" as it was producing students with degrees instead of individuals with critical minds and e..

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Padma Bhushan awardee and eminent cardiac surgeon Devi Prasad Shetty appointed chairperson of IIM-B BoG

Padma Bhushan awardee and eminent cardiac surgeon Devi Prasad Shetty has been appointed chairperson of the Indian Institutes of Management Bangalore's Board of Governors. The decision was taken by the Board of Governors ..

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Govts instructed to disaffiliate schools violating HW guidelines

The Centre on Monday submitted in the Madras High Court that it has instructed all state governments and Union Territories to disaffiliate schools prescribing homework in subjects other than recommended by the Na..

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: Quality of education in Private Colleges a bit superior

The quality of education provided at private colleges is "a bit superior" to that imparted at ones run by the state, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said Monday, adding the government's job was to make policies and not run ..

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Mathematician Anand runs free off cost Super 30 educational programme to mentor 30 students for IIT JEE Exam

India has no dearth of talent but a large number of students lack access to quality education that could meet the demands of the modern times, Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has said. Kumar..

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Government felicitates Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Medal winners with cash awards

The Government of India on Sunday felicitated the 13 medallists of the just-concluded Youth Olympic Games (YOG) after the country's athletes recorded their best-ever performance in the show-piece event. ..

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AIIMS study: Meditation can help lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients

Meditation can help lower eye pressure in patients suffering from glaucoma, according to a recent study by doctors at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. The study was done ..

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Green screen filters can help dyslexic kids read faster

Applying green filters on computer screens can help children with dyslexia read faster, a study has found. The filters had no effect on age-matched children without dyslexia, researchers said. Coloured filters for the tr..

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University at Buffalo researched about Unique 'fingerprints' can help track 3D-printed guns

Scientists claim to have developed the first accurate method to identify which machine a 3D-printed object came from, paving the way for law enforcement agencies to track the origin of printed guns, counterfeit products ..

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DU Academic Council member urges VC to disburse admission fee to colleges

A member of Delhi University's Academic Council has written to the vice-chancellor, urging him to immediately disburse the money collected from students during their admission to the respective colleges. P..

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China's first Private University inaugurated in Zhejiang Province's Hangzhou city

China's first private research university has been officially inaugurated in Zhejiang Province's Hangzhou city, official media here reported on Monday. The university which was inaugurated on Saturday wo..

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Free education upto standard XII would be provided to children of police martyrs

Haryana Director General of Police B S Sandhu Sunday said free education upto standard XII would be provided to children of police martyrs in police public schools. Similarly, financi..

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Union Minister Smriti Irani urges labourers in carpet industry to educate their children

Union minister Smriti Irani on Sunday urged labourers working in the carpet industry to help fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of achieving an educated India by ensuring that t..

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Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur: Himachal to include anti-drug lessons in school Curriculum

Himachal Pradesh government is contemplating to introduce topics regarding drug abuse in the school syllabus to sensitise the younger generation about ill-effects of the social evil, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur..

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Sporting event to promote Sikh culture to be held in Delhi in December

An sporting event aimed at promoting Sikh culture and tradition and creating awareness against obesity and drug menace will be held in Delhi in December, said the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Sun..

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MP Manoj Jha urges Modi to recall UGC's letter for professors and teachers

Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urging him to recall the UGC's letter to central Universities to invoke rules applicable for central govern..

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CBSE amends affiliation by-laws, leaves infrastructural audit to states

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revamped its norms for granting affiliation to schools, leaving the onus of the infrastructural audit on states and limiting its own role to academic q..

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said officials to Expedite process of uploading teacher-student data

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday directed officials to expedite the process of uploading teacher-student data of all schools on the online portal-- SIMS. The step aim..

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JNUSU oppose University's bid to impose Central Services Rules rules on teachers

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union Thursday criticized the University's move to impose Central Services Rules (CCS) on the teachers. The JNUSU claimed that 48 teachers were is..

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Govt Schools in Jammu & Kashmir at Dhampur district inaugurated legal literacy clubs

Two legal literacy clubs were inaugurated in the government schools of Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Friday to educate students about the legal rights, an official said. Under the supervision of..

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IIFT summer placements touch average stipend at Rs 1.48 lakh

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) said Wednesday it has completed summer placements for its 2018-20 batch with an average stipend of Rs 1.48 lakh. Summer placement this year has..

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HPU to be developed as 'Model Disabled-Accessible Hill University' in the Country

The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is being developed as a "model disabled accessible hill university" in the country, its Vice Chancellor Prof Sikander Kumar said Monday. The ..

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Farmer's son Akash claims India's maiden archery silver at Youth Olympics

Akash Malik became India's first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games, providing a fitting finale to the country's best-ever campaign at the marquee event here. The 15-year-old son of a farmer lost a one-sided final to ..

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Manipal private University Student embarks on 3,500-km bicycle ride to save Sangai Deer

A 23-year-old student started a 3,500-km bicycle ride to Imphal from Greater Noida Tuesday with an aim to raise awareness about Sangai deer, the state animal of Manipur. Philem Rohan Singh, pursuing master..

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Tezpur University Ranked 146th among BRICS Nations

Tezpur University has been ranked 146th among 400 universities in BRICS countries, which is an improvement over the previous year. "TU (Tezpur University) now ranks 146th amongst the BRICS nations (out..

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Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation raises over USD 12 million for rural, tribal India

The Ekal Vidyalaya, known for its innovative single teacher school in remote rural and tribal parts of India, has raised more than USD 12 million this year so far through over 50 fund-raising concerts and three galas across the US..

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UGC tells Universities to set up 'Intellectual Property centres' and 'Innovation labs'

The UGC has asked all universities and higher educational institutions to set up 'Intellectual Property centres' and 'Innovation labs' to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. ..

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Durga Puja and Dussehra both are auspicious occasions in India

A symbol of victory, Dussehra is a festival celebrated in Hinduism. Dussehra is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. In West Bengal, Durga Puja celebrations begin on Sashti or the sixth day of Navrat..

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QS India University Rankings 2019

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the global higher education think tank responsible for the world's most-consulted world university rankings, released their first standalone ranking of India's higher education institutions. The ..

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IITs dominate first-ever Indian university rankings

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) dominate the first-ever standalone ranking of India's higher education institutions released by a UK-headquartered think tank on Monday. IIT Bomb..

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In Global Science Challenge: Three Indian students among 15 finalists

Three Indian students have made it to the finals of the prestigious annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science competition for teenagers to share their passion for mathematics and science. The ..

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Princess Diya Kumari Launches Early Childhood Conference

Princess Diya Kumari will host ScooNews Early ED Asia 2019, designed to focus on initiating Policy discussions with key stakeholders and betterment of the early childhood ecosystem. Jaipur is chosen as a v..

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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) scientists to experiment for Natural Farming

Farm scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) gained first hand experience of natural farming at Gurukul farms in Haryana's Kurukshetra district and said they would also experiment the "pes..

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COMPUTE 2018 organized by ACM India Collaboration With Chitkara University

COMPUTE 2018, an International Symposium was organized by ACM India from October 12 to 14, 2018, in collaboration with Chitkara University, Punjab. The three-day conference was inaugurated by Dr. Anil. D. ..

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Harvard University Asian-American Discrimination Case Begins

Harvard University lowers its recruiting standards a bit for many students from rural regions, but not for Asian- Americans, to have diversity at its campus, the prestigious University's dean of admissio..

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court noticed Plea Challenges Exclusion of Research Scholars in student Union Polls in Haryana

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Haryana government on a plea challenging its decision to not allow research scholars to contest student union elections, which are set to be held in the s..

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Delhi govt signs MoU with British Council for more learning opportunities for students and teachers

The Delhi government Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the British Council to create more learning opportunities for students and teachers of its schools, officials said. The agreement will strengthen par..

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CLAT Possible Launches its New Centre in Chandigarh for CLAT and AILET

CLAT Possible, a pan-India institute that prepares students for law entrance examinations, would soon be opening its new centre in Chandigarh. The centre would offer a series of CLAT, AILET, and Law Entrance Exam prepara..

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Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik lays foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy in Delhi

Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik Tuesday laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy in outer Delhi's Narela. The institute, an extension of Nationa..

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IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) placement 2018: More than 100 companies are participated in summer placement

A total of 105 companies participated in summer placements at the IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) and made offers to 421 students. Two students opted out of placements, a release said Monday...

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MIT has Announced the plan to create a new college of artificial intelligence

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced plans Monday to create a new college of artificial intelligence with an initial USD 1 billion commitment for the programme focusing on..

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ICFRE spreads awareness about Forests and Environment

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the Environment Ministry, signed two pacts Monday to spread awareness about forests, and environment among the youths of the coun..

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Deakin University, Australia has collaborated with Australian and Indian partners for Enhancing Community Media

Deakin University, Australia has collaborated with Australian and Indian partners to establish this project for enhancing citizen media avenues irrespective of the platforms that are used - be it community radio and/or o..

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Bihar GOVT signs MoU with PHFI for MBBS Training Courses through NEET Exam

The Bihar government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, to carry out medical courses designed to provide expertise to MBBS degree holders. Under the MoU, the two medi..

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Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will receive top energy policy prize by University of Pennsylvania's

Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal will receive the University of Pennsylvania's top prize in energy policy for his leadership in reforming India's power sector, spearheading efforts to fast-trac..

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National Theatre Festival 'Rangrezz' 2018 hosted by Chitkara University

Chitkara University announced that it hosted India's largest National Theatre Festival, Rangrezz 2018. The event witnessed the participation of a large number of teams from all over the country, to perfo..

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates Skill Training Centre in Patiala: 1,000 students will get free training in Skill Development

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) here on Saturday, where 1,000 students will get free training in skill development in the multiple co..

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Education with Employment is more effective for Youth in the Country

Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, advisor to Jammu and Kashmir governor, has urged policymakers to put more efforts to linking education with employment and entrepreneurship to ensure more job opportunities to skill..

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According to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee '50 lakh girls' empowered by Kanyashree scheme

More than 50 lakh girls of West Bengal have been empowered by the Kanyashree scheme of the state government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. Kanyashree is a conditional cash transfer sch..

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Asia tops World Bank ranking on support for children

Asian nations got the highest marks in a World Bank ranking launched Thursday that names and shames countries on how much they invest in their own children, saying neglect was dooming millions to sub-par lives. ..

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FICCI Ladies Organisation has given fund for Skill Training course in SSOU and DWSSC

Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU) and Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) have signed an agreement to imparting training to students. The pilot course that will be ru..

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Mody University accused of Tax Evasion

Tax evasion of Rs 5.26 crore was detected in preliminary investigation carried out at Mody University in Rajasthan's Sikar district, a state directorate of revenue intelligence official said on Sunday...

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Social Welfare for Kashmiri Students in Aligarh Muslim University

The governor's remarks came a day after three AMU students from Kashmir were suspended and booked for sedition after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Ba..

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IIT KGP and NTNU have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation in research and education

The IIT Kharagpur and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation in research and education between the two institutes, an IIT KGP ..

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Obama Foundation aims to boost education of girls worldwide

The Obama Foundation is launching an initiative aimed at boosting educational opportunities for girls around the world. The Obama Foundation was started in 2014 with the aim of continuing ..

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Increasing 10,000 of Indian students are choosing France

The target of having 10,000 Indian students in France is within reach as an increasing number of them are choosing that country, French envoy Alexandre Ziegler said Thursday. He was addres..

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KVS Recruitment 2018 Notification

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has published the exam dates for recruitment of TGT, PGTs, Librarian, and PRTs. The written exam will be held in the month of December. ..

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Pinjra Tod stages protest: Delhi University students are demanding to remove curfews for women

Pinjra Tod, a students' collective, staged a protest Wednesday asking all the colleges of Delhi University to have no curfews for women students. Members of the group marched through all c..

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IAF Veteran Donates INR 17 Lakh to Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute

A retried Air Force officer has donated Rs 17 lakh to a school where his wife taught for more than two decades, the Defence Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. Wing Commander (retd) JP Baduni lost his ..

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McGraw-Hill Education Launches 20th Edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of the 20th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine in Asia and Africa. First published in 1950, Harrison's is considered t..

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has Announced NIT Trichy ranked in the top 1000 Institutes of the world

Director of NIT Trichy Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas has announced NIT Trichy has found a place in the top 1000 Institutes of the world as per the Times Higher Education World ranking 2019. In o..

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Aspiring politicians and newbies to have novel training institute at Ghaziabad

Good news for aspiring politicians. They will soon have an institute in Ghaziabad to learn the nuances of the profession, the Uttar Pradesh government said Wednesday. The decision to ..

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Manipur University students clash with police inside campus

Students of the crisis-hit Manipur University Wednesday clashed with security forces inside the campus during which police used tear gas shells, police sources said. The students were demo..

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Dr Ambedkar University holds first students' council polls

The first students' council polls of the Dr BR Ambedkar University were held peacefully on Wednesday, officials said. The approximate voter turnout in the three campu..

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Colleges cannot retain original documents, have to return fees on admission withdrawal: UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has warned Universities and colleges against retention of original documents of admitted students and non-refund of fees in case an admission is withdrawn within on..

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Students' union polls to be held on Oct 17 in Haryana

The Haryana government has decided to hold students' union elections in state colleges and universities on October 17. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar directed officials concerned to en..

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Centre has sanctioned scholarships for minority students

The Centre has sanctioned scholarships to minority students during 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, Assam Minister for Welfare of Minorities and Development Department, Ranjit Dutta told the state Assembly ..

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US 'Green Growth' duo win Nobel Economics Prize

US Economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer on Monday shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for constructing "green growth" models that show how innovation and climate policie..

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NDMC directs official to look into allegation of Hindu-Muslim segregation of students in school

The Education Department of the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Wednesday directed a senior official to visit and inspect its school in Wazirabad over reports that students there were be..

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Cabinet approves establishment of two new permanent campuses of IISER

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved establishment and operationalisation of two new permanent campuses of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Tirupati ..

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CM lays foundation stone of Odia University

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday laid foundation stone of the proposed Odia University at Sakhigopal in Puri district. The proposed regional language universit..

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Make it mandatory for students to do social service for being

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday suggested that educational institutions make it mandatory for students to undertake social service or service in armed forces or voluntary organisations like NSS, ..

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Sans Forgetica - A font that helps you better recall what you read

Researchers have created a new type font, called Sans Forgetica, to help people remember more of what they read. Sans Forgetica is believed to be the world's first typeface specifically de..

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Latest Benefits for school going students: DTC bus passes are also valid for AC buses

The Delhi Government Tuesday approved concessional passes for students commuting in air-conditioned and cluster scheme buses, an official statement said. The decision was taken in a cabine..

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Vidyashilp Academy Bangalore Ranked Among the Top 10 Day Schools of Excellence in the Country

The annual Education World 2018-19 survey of India's schools of excellence has ranked Vidyashilp Academy as one of India's top 10 co-ed day schools in the country. The school ranked 8th in the country an..

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India to set up Technical Education facility to boost skills in South Africa

Johannesburg, Oct 9 (PTI) South African Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor and Indian High Commissioner Ruchira Kamboj officially launched the Gandhi-Mandela Centre of Specialisation for Artisan ..

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Anant National University Collaborates With AWHCT to Document Heritage Houses in Ahmedabad

Through this opportunity, students of Anant National University will develop the skills of observing traditional buildings along with gaining an understanding of the traditional construction techniques, ..

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Jamia Millia Islamia students call off hunger strike after administration accedes to demands

A group of Jamia Millia Islamia students called off their hunger strike on Monday after the administration gave them written assurance to meet their demands of appointing Turkish teachers and shifting la..

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UNICEF, NASSCOM sign MoU to strengthen child rights

New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) UNICEF and NASSCOM Foundation Monday signed an agreement to strengthen child rights through "meaningful business interventions", an official statement sai..

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Educational institutes providing services to NRI students eligible for export incentives

Institutes providing education to non-resident Indians (NRIs) will be eligible to claim services export incentives under the commerce ministry's SEIS scheme. Providers of eligible ser..

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Educators Learn Productivity Tools at Tech Dive 2018

ScooNews preps the next wave of skills in school education to transform Teaching & learning with Tech Giants Microsoft, Adobe, Extramarks and Ebix Smartclass The Hyderabad Public School, B..

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HC dismisses plea seeking reservation for kids born to physically challenged people

A division bench of Justices S Manikumar and P T Asha said "the rule does not provide any reservation for children of the physically handicapped." According to petitioner,..

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IIT scientists develop material that can harvest water from fog

Taking a leaf from nature's book, a team from IIT Mandi has developed a material that can harvest water from fog. Researchers worldwide are working towards developing techniques that can h..

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IIT KGP and REDOC SPI tie up in Doctoral Education

Kolkata, Oct 7 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur and REDOC SPI, a French network of doctoral schools, have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research. Thr..

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Jio to Connect GOVT Schools, Colleges with High-Speed Net to make U'khand 'Digital Devbhoomi':Ambani

Dehradun, Oct 7 (PTI) Having invested over Rs 4,000 crore in Uttarakhand, richest Indian Mukesh Ambani Sunday said his telecom venture Reliance Jio will in the next two years connect mos..

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Presidency University Hunger Strike Enters 7th Day

Kolkata, Oct 7 (PTI) The indefinite hunger strike by a section of the Presidency University here entered seventh day on Sunday, while one of the fasting students has been hospitalised in..

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UNICEF Praises PM Modi for 'Investing' Political Time in Health, Sanitation Issues

Mumbai, Oct 7 (PTI) UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for investing the "political time and efforts" in issues like health and sanitation. ..

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How to Help Children with Dyslexia

"Reading is complex. It requires our brains to connect letters to sounds, put those sounds in the right order, and pull the words together into sentences and paragraphs we can read and comprehend. People with dyslexia ha..

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JNU to Offer Sanskrit, Pali CoursesĀ Online

The three courses will be M.A. (Sanskrit), Certificate of Proficiency in Computational Linguistics and Certificate of Proficiency in Pali The ..

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Girl, 10, Becomes One of the Youngest Bharatnatyam Arangetram Performers

While children her age largely remain glued to electronic gadgets, watch cartoon films or are burdened with school assignments and tuition, Manaswi, 10, chased her passion. The young girl's passion for one..

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Illegible prescriptions: MP college to impart handwriting

In a bid to protect budding doctors from any unpleasant situation they might find themselves in future because of illegible prescriptions, a state-run medical college in Madhya Pradesh has come up with an intersting idea..

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Increasingly Human - Like Robots Spark Fascination and Fear

Sporting a trendy brown bob, a humanoid robot named Erica chats to a man in front of stunned audience members in Madrid. She and others like her are a prime focus of robotic research, as t..

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India Not Adequately Harnessing Potential of Women in Science

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over the low participation of women in higher science, saying the country is not adequately harnessing their scientific potential and it is a colle..