Education

  • CBSE evaluation system needs thorough review: Report
    12:02 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The CBSE’s Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, which entails frequent evaluation of students, needs a “thorough review” in design and appropriateness, as well as in teaching training and implementation, says an impact evaluation report carried out in various government schools in Haryana. The CCE,

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  • Students boycott classes in over 70 Haryana colleges
    8:25 PM

    Gurgaon, Aug 30 (IANS) Students of over 70 Haryana colleges boycotted classes Saturday and enforced a “bandh” over issues like safety of girl students, restoration of student council elections and academic reforms, a student leader said. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s student body Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad had called the strike

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  • DU college students protest against hostel fee hike
    7:58 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Students of Delhi University’s Lady Irwin College Saturday protested against the hike in hostel fees. The students have to pay almost Rs.40,000 more than the earlier amount for staying in the hostel for a year. The college students used to pay a total of Rs.40,250

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  • More Indians opting to study in New Zealand: Official
    7:40 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There was an increase of over 80 percent in the number of student visas New Zealand issued to Indians between January and July, 2014 compared to 2013, an Education New Zealand (ENZ) official said here Saturday. The ENZ, an agency of the New Zealand government

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  • JNU students union election to be held Sep 12
    6:50 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) election will be held Sep 12, a member of an election body said Saturday. The candidates will have to fill their nomination papers by Tuesday and the poll campaign will start from Wednesday, one of the members of

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  • Provide drinking water, toilets in schools: BJP to MCD
    9:10 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP Thursday asked all three municipal corporations under it to provide clean drinking water and separate toilets for girl students in all schools under their jurisdiction. The guidelines were issued in a letter by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Delhi chief

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  • Anaemia common in north Indian children: Study
    5:52 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Anaemia is exceptionally common in children from north India, especially in affluent sections of the population, says a study.The study ‘Prevalence and predictors of anaemia in a population of north Indian children’ was conducted by the International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences.The study was

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  • ‘Women seeking anti-ageing therapy to treat menopausal symptoms’
    4:26 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) More US women are seeking hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-ageing clinicians, feeling that conventional doctors do not take their suffering seriously, according to a new study.Some women also feared the harmful side effects from conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which had shown increased risks

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  • Snow cover on Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly: NASA
    3:38 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) In an alarming revelation, NASA has confirmed that the snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years – by about a third in the western hemisphere and by half near Alaska.The research by NASA and University of Washington, Seattle recorded

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  • Why do some kids fear math?
    1:30 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Are you one of those who used to detest math during childhood and often dreamed of growing up and doing anything but math? You may now have an answer.Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist from Stanford University’s school of medicine, have now found why some kids are

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  • Bengali diaspora study centre at Kalyani varsity
    12:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal’s Kalyani University is starting a Bengali diaspora research centre that will not only shed light on the problems the community faces abroad but will also seek to restore them to their roots.Brainchild of university’s vice chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo, the Bengali diaspora study centre will

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  • 8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation
    12:14 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000 years – that contributes to the Tibetans’ ability to live in low-oxygen conditions.The researchers found that the newly-identified genetic variation protects Tibetans by decreasing the

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