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Obesity, psychological trauma — why experts say it’s high time we send kids back to schools

Impact of third wave notwithstanding, teachers, parents & educationists say price of keeping children at home is getting too high, and we must learn to live with the virus in this aspect too.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

Education minister introduces bill in Lok Sabha for setting up central university in Ladakh

The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is meant to increase in accessibility and quality of higher education in the Union territory, Dharmendra Pradhan said in a statement.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe | aicte-india.org

Govt working on management & non-tech courses in regional languages, AICTE chief says

In interview to ThePrint, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe says though engineering courses will begin in 5 regional languages from 2021-22 session in 13 colleges, scientific words won't be translated.
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CBSE announces class 10th results

Class 10th board exams were cancelled this year in view of the aggressive second wave of Covid. The result has been announced on the basis of an alternate assessment policy.
Delhi University Arts Faculty | Representational image: Commons

Delhi University begins registration for admission to undergraduate courses

The DU website portal went live at 8pm Monday. The admission process will be completely online and nearly 70,000 seats under various courses are up for grabs.

West Bengal board promotes all unsuccessful Class 12 students following protests

West Bengal Higher Secondary Council said the council 'sympathetically' revised the evaluation of around 18,000 students considering the strain & difficulties posed due to Covid.
Representational image of students outside a CBSE exam centre in Delhi | Photo: ANI

CBSE Class 12 results declared: Nearly 100% students pass, number of 95%+ scorers goes up

Trends from this year's results show that girls out performed boys by 0.54%, a similar number of students scored 90% and above as in 2020.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the Vesak Day programme, on 26 May 2021 | PTI

SAFAL for CBSE students, Vidya Pravesh for preschoolers: Modi launches schemes on 1 yr of NEP

In a virtual address Thursday, PM Modi called NEP a 'monumental step' in education and announced several schemes under the policy.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

As NEP turns one, Pradhan calls for making education affordable, accessible & equitable

In a series of tweet, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his resolve to 'realise the aspirations' of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and make India a 'vibrant knowledge economy'.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

UGC notifies academic bank of credits, students can design their own degree now

Similar to a bank account, the credit bank will be a repository where students’ academic credits — calculated on the basis of classwork and tutorials — will be stored.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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