CIC tells school boards to record corporal punishment data, take action

The CIC suggested that grievance redressal cells should work out strategies for preventing cases of corporal punishments in schools. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: All school education boards must take note of cases of corporal punishment in their schools, form a grievance redressal cell to receive such complaints and take quick action, the Central Information […]

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Taking IT skills to the masses

Users enrolled in DISHA can watch video-based classes, download and read e-books in offline mode and also self-assess their performance on the DISHA app by taking tests. New Delhi: The quest to make India a digital superpower requires that its citizens understand the basics of information technology (IT). So, to equip citizens with knowledge of […]

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Meet LUCA, the original ancestor

LUCA may have lived in really inhospitable environs like underwater volcanos. Photo: Wikimedia Commons New Delhi: Step aside Adam and Eve—scientists have just discovered the ancestors of all living things on earth and its name is LUCA. It’s the acronym for the Last Universal Common Ancestor, a key concept in the study of early evolution […]

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Supreme Court may revisit Vyapam scam case

Photo: Mint New Delhi: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday asked whether the case relating to students having resorted to unfair means to secure medical admissions through the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)—also known as Vyapam—should be re-heard on merits. A bench headed by justice J.S. Khehar referred the question to […]

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Demand for quality courses in Sanskrit is increasing

West Bengal government turned the Sanskrit College into an autonomous university—renaming it Paschim Banga Sanskrito Viswa Vidyalaya. Kolkata: Ranita Bhadra, an undergraduate student of Sanskrit, is awaiting her final-year results. She has already decided what she wants to do next: pursue an MA in Sanskrit at Kolkata’s Sanskrit College—an almost 200-year-old institution, which only a […]

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Eamcet 2 paper leak reveals Rs30 lakh rate for topping exam in Telangana

Telangana conducted a second EAMCET examination this year following confusion over seat quota allotment for NEET. Photo: Mint Hyderabad: It cost them Rs.30-40 lakh. For that amount of money, the students laid their hands on two sets of question papers for their medical entrance examination—48 hours before any of their peers. The Engineering Agricultural and […]

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Eamcet paper leak: Telangana orders retest ignoring parents’ appeals

A file image of Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. He has asked police officials to investigate the parents of 200 students who paid money to brokers regarding the EAMCET paper leak case. Photo: AP Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday cancelled a state-level medical and dental entrance examination after a leak of question papers […]

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Mock tests on your smartphone

The RiSE app provides free chapter-wise practice tests segregated according to difficulty level, time-based and topic-wise tests as well as detailed reports after each test to analyze performance. Preparation for competitive exams such as IIT-JEE (Indian Institutes of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination) and AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) is critical for aspirants looking to crack them. […]

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