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The Noble Act of Volunteering
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Best Practices
July 22, 2020 Wednesday 09:18:21 IST

The Noble Act of Volunteering

SREEKUMAR RAGHAVANThe District Collector of Ernakulam has appealed to the people to volunteer for providing help at Covid First Level Treatment Centres with the promise to provide all health care and defensive support. They have to go on quarantine after their service ends and they would be given food and accommodation during the service period.Kerala which witnessed two successive years of floods in 2018 and 2019 had to depend on a large core of volunteers including students to reach essential goods to relief camps and those isolated during the natural calamity.It is not just during natural calamities, disasters or epidemic outbreaks that the world depends on volunteers to undertake major tasks.  The Macquarie University has benefited immensely

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Parent Interventions
July 08, 2020 Wednesday 10:17:04 IST
New Urine Test on Threatened Miscarriage

New Urine Test on Threatened Miscarriage

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has developed a urine test that can gauge pregnancy outcomes for women with signs of threatened miscarriage. Clinicians don’t have a way of predicting the risk of women coming with symptoms of miscarriage in a non-invasive manner. Conventional serum progesterone test is time

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Parent Interventions
July 07, 2020 Tuesday 06:42:07 IST
Flexible Learning Benefits Children

Flexible Learning Benefits Children

A flexible learning approach for children under the age of two during lockdown can help reduce behavioural problems later.  Forcing young children to undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks may cause behavioral problems during toddlerhood. The flexible method of parenting, known as 'autonomy support', places emph

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Parent Interventions
July 07, 2020 Tuesday 06:41:15 IST
Exercise Improves Breast Milk

Exercise Improves Breast Milk

Even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby's life long risks of developing serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease, according to a study done by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre. Quality of breast milk has an important bearing on the health of th

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Parent Interventions
July 07, 2020 Tuesday 06:40:24 IST
Lockdown Increases Child Obesity

Lockdown Increases Child Obesity

Lockdowns implemented across the world has deprived children of sleep and physical activity. This coupled with poor dietary practices have led to increase in obesity in children, according to a study by University Buffalo research. It was found that children ate an additional meal per day, slept an extra hour and increased time spent

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National Edu News
July 21, 2020 Tuesday 01:11:27 IST

HRD Ministry Launches Manodarpan for Psychological Support to Students

The Ministry of Human Resources Development  (HRD) has launched an initiative called Manodarpan to provide psychological support to students for their mental health and well being during the Covid pandemic and beyond. The Manodarpan initiative has been included in the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, a stimulus package for reviving the economy

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National Edu News
July 20, 2020 Monday 07:11:20 IST
UPSC Defers Personality Tests for Civil Services Candidates

UPSC Defers Personality Tests for Civil Services Candidates

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has deferred the the Personality Tests for Civil Services Examination 2019 candidates from 23rd July to 30th July.  Of 2,304 candidates for personality tests, 623 remain to be examined by PT boards.As train services are not fully functional, the Commission, as a one-time measure, has decided to re

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Technology Inceptions
July 28, 2020 Tuesday 07:22:17 IST
Dare to Dream Innovation Contest in Memory of APJ Abdul Kalam

Dare to Dream Innovation Contest in Memory of APJ Abdul Kalam

A contest for innovators and startups titled 'Dare to Dream 2.0' was launched by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It was launched in commemoration of the 5th death anniversary of former President and noted scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The scheme is being launched for emerging technologies to promote the individuals & star

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Technology Inceptions
July 20, 2020 Monday 10:09:38 IST
CIPET Gets Accreditation for PPE Kit Certification and Testing

CIPET Gets Accreditation for PPE Kit Certification and Testing

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET) has received the accreditation of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for testing and certification of PPE Kit. PPE kit includes Gloves, Coverall, Face Shield & Goggles, and Triple Layer Medical masks etc in line with Internation

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
June 23, 2020 Tuesday 11:31:29 IST
“Amazing Grace”, the First Debugger

“Amazing Grace”, the First Debugger

There is an interesting story behind coinage of the word bug used to describe any errors or glitches in a computer program. Grace Hopper, one of the most influential computer scientists, was working with Harvard Mark II, an electromechanical computer built in 1947 by Howard Aiken. Without any warning the system failed. On detailed examination, Hopp

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Higher Studies
June 15, 2020 Monday 03:58:23 IST
IBSW to Offer Hybrid Model of Learning on Lockdown

IBSW to Offer Hybrid Model of Learning on Lockdown

The International Business School of Washington (IBSW) is offering a hybrid model that allows students to continue their education online through its Learning Management System (LMS) and webinars due to lockdown. It gives students more flexibility by enabling them the options of completing their academic semesters on campus or 100% online

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Round Table July 06, 2020 Monday 05:17:40 IST
Are Our Children Losing Resilience?

How to Develop Relationship Capital Through Education?

Children and our youth seem to be lacking in self-confidence and strength of character to face adversities of life. Our school system with an emphasis on academic scores and high expectations set for them by teachers and parents are often blamed for the increase in the number of suicides among students in India, according to a consensus view that e