Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on December 8 announced that yoga will be included in the school curriculum. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Task Force to discuss National Education Policy 2020. Reportedly, the new step will promote yoga amongst the masses. "We'll integrate yoga education at the school level to make education interesting and to promote good health among students," said CM Chouhan.
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PM Narendra Modi, on December 7 paid respect to a 98-year-old Padma Shri awardee Nanda Kishore Prusty, upon hearing his demise. "Pained by the demise of Nanda Prusty," tweeted PM Modi. He further paid condolences, Nanda Sir would be remembered for generations for his efforts to spread education in Odisha. Besides, Nanda Prusty was popular as 'Nanda Sir' who provided free education to children in Odisha since independence.
Goa was the first state in India to bring in the concept and start education of Coding and Robotics in government schools. Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant held an educational portfolio, stating that the move will help the students to get ready for the digitalized 21st century. He tweeted, "the collaborative efforts of… read-more
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Kerala's Sruthi Raj, who belongs to the Kattunayakan tribe, has made her community proud as she became the first person in her community to earn an engineering degree. She gave the credit to her own dedication, focus, and hard work. She completed her degree from the Government Engineering College, Wayanad for BTech in Electronics and Communication (E&C). She's now started preparing for the Public Service Commission examinations.
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Academic council meeting will be held on December 10, at Delhi University (DU) to discuss whether the Common Entrance Test will take place or not. Admissions in DU is done on the basis of cutoff marks. A committee member said, "entrances should happen but the exact modalities will be decided by the academic council." The AC is likely to approve the constitution of New Education Policy in the University.
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The uniforms in schools of Kerala would be made compulsory from December 13, said Kerala Education minister V Sivankutty on December 4. He further added school hostels and schools for the differently-abled will be allowed to resume from December 8. Owing to the seat shortage in 21 taluks, the government has decided to sanction 72 additional Plus One batches, comprising 61 science batches, 61 humanities, and 10 commerce batches.
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Tamil Nadu Government passed an order to make Tamil exams mandatory for all government jobs in TN. Students who don't know the language should clear a Class X-level Tamil test within two years of entering the service in order to get placed. "Candidates must get a minimum of 40% marks to qualify in the Class X-level exam," said Mythili K Rajendran, Human Resource Management Secretary.
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Junior doctors of SN Medical College, Agra are reportedly protesting for the last seven days and demanding counselling for NEET. Their demand is to fill the vacancies of junior doctors in medical colleges ahead of the possible third wave of Covid-19. Dr. Ayush Kapoor, SN Medical college said, "We are working with almost one-third of the strength. We demand for NEET counseling." Resident doctors at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad staged a… read-more
In Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, as many as ten school children were bitten by a rabies infected dog while they were going to school in Jahanpur village. The incident reportedly took place on December 3 and four children were sent to the hospital, identified as Sadik (4), Mahak (4), Insha (10), and Shyam (7). Furthermore, the dog was killed by the "angry" villagers.
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Justice DK Singh from Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court paid the fees of an underprivileged student, Sanskriti Ranjan. The Judge donated Rs 15,000 for her admission at the IIT-BHU. The bench further asked the institute to make availabilities for her seat under the 'SC' category. Reportedly, she cleared the JEE-Advanced and scored 92.77 percentage. Also, she ranked at 2062.
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