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

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 the physical distancing being practiced across the globe it’s not surprising that many young people are feeling more isolated, anxious and uncertain.With so much of the outside world currently out of bounds, the #ReadtheWorld initiative will bring the creative and imaginative world of children’s stories into the lives of children across the world. As part of a collaboration between UNICEF, the International Publis

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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 wide

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Teacher Insights
April 03, 2020 Friday 01:39:01 IST
Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Four researchers at the University of Cambridge have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research funding body. One hundred and eighty-five senior scientists from across Europe were awarded grants in today’s announcement, representing a total of €450 million in research funding. The UK has

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Teacher Insights
April 02, 2020 Thursday 08:35:13 IST
National Book Trust, India of MHRD  releases Online questionnaire

National Book Trust, India of MHRD releases Online questionnaire

In continuation of the multi-dimensional approach of the Government of India to address issues related to Covid-19 and subsequent Lockdown, the National Book Trustwhich is the national body for book publishing and book promotion under the Ministry of HRD, is in the process of preparing seven booklets on the Psycho-Social Impact and How to

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Teacher Insights
March 28, 2020 Saturday 08:11:07 IST
Access to SWAYAM and other digital initiatives goes up

Access to SWAYAM and other digital initiatives goes up

The Ministry of HRD through its Online/Digital Education Initiatives is trying to ensure that students can continue their learning sitting at their home, during this lockdown period. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has appealed to the students to take advantage of these learning platforms and put their valuable time to good

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

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International Edu News
April 03, 2020 Friday 01:43:15 IST
New research on COVID-19's impact on youth mental health

New research on COVID-19's impact on youth mental health

A new research survey has been launched from experts at the University of Oxford to track children and young people’s mental health throughout the COVID-19 crisis to identify what advice, support and help can actually protect their mental health.Professor Cathy Creswell, Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford,

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International Edu News
April 03, 2020 Friday 01:36:38 IST
Oxford University launches world’s first COVID-19 government response tracker

Oxford University launches world’s first COVID-19 government response tracker

The first-ever tool to track and compare policy responses of governments tackling the coronavirus outbreak around the world has been launched by the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government last week. The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker is available online at www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/covidtracker; it is freely available and will

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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

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
March 17, 2020 Tuesday 10:53:51 IST
Making Space for Women

Making Space for Women

Christina Hammock Koch completed the longest she-trip in all

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Creative Living
January 01, 2020 Wednesday 04:30:46 IST
Mystic of Small Things

Mystic of Small Things

#St. Mariam Thresia: The Champion of Families

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