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National Testing Agency postpones Joint Entrance Examination (Main) April-2020
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Education Information
April 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:12:57 IST

National Testing Agency postpones Joint Entrance Examination (Main) April-2020

In continuation of PUBLIC NOTICE dated 18.03.2020 issued by the National Testing Agency regarding postponement of the ensuing JEE (Main) April 2020 examinations scheduled on the 5th, 7th to 9th and 11th April 2020, NTA has further notified that as of now the examination is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced after assessing the situation in the coming weeks.The National Testing Agency has expressed hope that normalcy will be restored relatively soon; but for now, NTA is closely monitoring the scenario to evaluate if the situation may necessitate any change in the schedule.Accordingly, the Admit Cards for the Examination will now be issued after 15th April 2020 based on the situation at that time. NTA would keep studen

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Education Information
April 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:04:26 IST
TIFR initiative to spread awareness on Covid-19

TIFR initiative to spread awareness on Covid-19

To dispel the myths and provide a basic scientific understanding of the public health measure behind the pandemic, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) comes out with a package of engaging and illuminating communication materials. Researchers have created a set of multi-lingual resources (youtube videos) in explaining why social

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Education Information
March 29, 2020 Sunday 09:45:27 IST
National Book Trust, India of MHRD to launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ books

National Book Trust, India of MHRD to launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ books

Realizing the extraordinary psychological, social, economic and cultural significance of Corona Pandemic for the human society in times to come, National Book Trust, India, the national body for book publishing and book promotion under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is launching a publishing series titled

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Education Information
March 28, 2020 Saturday 06:28:03 IST
Kerala Government postpones KEAM Entrance Exam 2020

Kerala Government postpones KEAM Entrance Exam 2020

In view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala state government has postponed the KEAM Entrance Exam 2020. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijyan announced the same in a press conference this evening. 

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Education Information
March 28, 2020 Saturday 12:17:11 IST
WHO WhatsApp health alert launches in Arabic, French and Spanish

WHO WhatsApp health alert launches in Arabic, French and Spanish

WHO has launched dedicated messaging services in Arabic, French, and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it.From government leaders

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Teacher Insights
April 03, 2020 Friday 02:29:20 IST
UNICEF launches #ReadtheWorld initiative for children

UNICEF launches #ReadtheWorld initiative for children

COVID-19 is forcing many children to stay home. UNICEF has launched the #ReadtheWorld initiative to help them feel less isolated. Almost 90 percent of the world’s students are now affected by nationwide school closures due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – that’s more than 1.5 billion children and young people. Combined with t

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Teacher Insights
April 03, 2020 Friday 01:48:31 IST
Dr Christine Yao announced as BBC New Generation Thinker

Dr Christine Yao announced as BBC New Generation Thinker

Dr Christine ‘Xine’ Yao of University College London English department has been named as one of this year’s ‘New Generation Thinkers’ by the BBC and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).Each year the scheme gives ten early-career academics, who have a passion for communication, a platform to share their ideas with a wider audience

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Policy Indications
April 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:07:38 IST
Don’t disseminate unverified news capable of causing panic: SC to Media

Don’t disseminate unverified news capable of causing panic: SC to Media

The Supreme Court of India has directed the Media, including print, electronic and social media, to maintain a strong sense of responsibility and ensure that unverified news capable of causing panic is not disseminated. The apex court has noted that the migration of a large number of labourers working in the cities was triggered by panic created by

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Policy Indications
March 31, 2020 Tuesday 09:11:10 IST
China's control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

China's control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across the country, according to an international team of researchers. The findings has been published in

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Science Innovations
April 03, 2020 Friday 06:17:51 IST
University of Pittsburgh Covid-19 Vaccine Undergoes Animal Trials Successfully

University of Pittsburgh Covid-19 Vaccine Undergoes Animal Trials Successfully

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced the development of a potential vaccine agaisnt SARS-CoV 2, the new coronavirus that is causing the pandemic. It was tested in mice through a fingertip-sized patch. The results were promising as it produced antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 thought to be sufficient for neutraliz

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Science Innovations
April 03, 2020 Friday 10:09:17 IST
Covid-19 -Tracing the Route Map of the Clever Spiky Protein

Covid-19 -Tracing the Route Map of the Clever Spiky Protein

SREEKUMAR RAGHAVAN The Kerala Model of Public Health that was effective in containing the Nipah virus and now the Covid-19 followed a Route Map tracing procedure to identify and isolate potential people affected by the virus. Once a patient was identified, the most important step apart from isolating him or her was 'contact tracing'-find

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table March 17, 2020 Tuesday 11:17:12 IST
Vacations - Time to Reboot

Vacations - Time to Reboot

The dreary drill of daily life, wares down everyone, regardless of what gender or age they are. The young and old crave that ultimate break from the mechanical monotony, and get a chance to replenish and re-energize their spirits. Everyone likes a good vacation. There is a popular phrase, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Child