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Maharashtra Minister Intervenes To Get Admission For SSC Topper

Vinod Tawde spoke with the management of the Kelkar & Vaze College in Mulund and ensured a seat for Rajani through the management quota. (File photo) THANE:  A mystery technical error has resulted in an SSC Board topper from Ulhasnagar town, with 99.8 per cent marks, failing to secure a college seat anywhere in the city. State Education Minister Vinod ... Read More »

Spend Big On Education, Focus On Rural Pre- Schoolers: Nudge From UNICEF

In India, being born into the poor households carries a learning ‘penalty’, the report said. New Delhi: India needs to increase its yearly investment in education by almost 50 per cent to provide education for all by 2030, said the UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report 2016, which was released today. Focusing on the theme “Fair Chance For All”, ... Read More »

Your Blood Can Predict 10-Year Risk For Heart Disease: Study

There have been several attempts during the last years to improve the risk prediction calculators by adding new bio markers. (File Photo) LONDON:  Scientists have developed a new way to calculate a person’s 10-year risk for heart disease by analysing their blood, a method which has greater precision than identifying traditional risk factors alone. When someone visits their general practitioner, ... Read More »

Michelle Obama Promotes Learning To Empower Moroccan Girls

The “Let Girls Learn” initiative, launched in March 2015 by President Barack Obama and the first lady, is to be extended to Morocco, the White House announced on Tuesday. (AFP Photo) MARRAKECH, MOROCCO:  Michelle Obama told Moroccan teenage girls that her parents knew the value of education, her brother set an example “and I thought if he can do it, ... Read More »

No More Lessons On Transparency In Rajasthan As Government Drops Chapter On RTI

Since it became law in 2005, millions of RTIs have been filed till now in states and with the central government. (Representational image) NEW DELHI:  From securing water connections to passports, better roads to ration cards, the Right to Information has been a powerful tool in the hands of citizens to make governments accountable. The landmark transparency law was the ... Read More »

Google Expeditions App for Virtual Reality Field Trips Now Available to All

HIGHLIGHTS The Expeditions app is now available to all Google Cast for Education was also introduced Google also launched Quizzes in Google Forms Google first introduced the Expeditions Pioneer Program in September last year, to encourage teachers to teach students with the help of Cardboard VR. Now, the search giant has opened up the Expeditions app to all, in order ... Read More »

Facebook Says It Is Not Using Your Location to Suggest Friends

HIGHLIGHTS A report highlighted Facebook tracks location for suggestions Facebook spokesperson confirmed location is one of the factors Users can turn off Facebook’s access to location on phones Facebook users who keep their location turned on may realise that they are being offered friend suggestions based on location, claims a report. We all are familiar with Facebook’s popular “People you ... Read More »

World Must Focus On Poorest Children: UNICEF

69 million children under five will die from preventable causes and 167 million will suffer poverty over the next 15 years. (File Photo) UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES:  The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years, UNICEF said today. In its annual “State of the ... Read More »

Hundreds March In Cairo, Protest Cancelled High School Exams

Protests of such size are rare in Egypt, where President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has led a harsh crackdown on critics from among both the Islamist and the secular camp. CAIRO:  Hundreds of Egyptian students are marching in front of the Education Ministry in Cairo over the cancellation of some high school exams. Monday’s march comes after 12 Education Ministry officials were ... Read More »

‘Never Wanted To Top,’ Says Arrested School Girl Ruby Rai To Cops

‘ Ruby Rai, after she was declared the topper in Political Science, told reporters that the subject included cooking. PATNA:  HIGHLIGHTS Ruby Rai, 17, arrested on Saturday in Bihar for cheating Unfair to arrest school girl in cheating conspiracy, say critics Toppers in Bihar exams could not answer basic questions The arrest of schoolgirl Ruby Rai in Bihar for allegedly ... Read More »