School Children Need Over Three Physical Education Classes a Week: Study

School Children Need Over Three Physical Education Classes a Week: Study

Schools across India require a better system to impart physical education (PE) as a study which found that one in every three children have low Body Mass Indexes (BMIs). It found that a similar number of children cannot sprint for their age and lack the required upper body strength. “The school-going child has a developing body and it requires proper diet and a good amount of time and space to play,” says Saumil Majmudar, CEO…

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Supreme Court to Consider Plea to Hold NEET in 6 Languages

Supreme Court to Consider Plea to Hold NEET in 6 Languages

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will consider the Centre’s plea seeking permission to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS and BDS in six vernacular languages. The Centre had earlier moved the apex court seeking permission to conduct the examination in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali and Gujarati. Source: Inshorts

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Enhanced School Fee Levy, Leaves Burden to Parents

Enhanced School Fee Levy, Leaves Burden to Parents

Schools in TN, increases fees by 10% from this academic year and the staff members of School management justifies, this hike is to compensate for salary increments for the teaching (at least 60% of fees goes towards salaries) and other staff, cost of maintenance including the lab equipment/computers, cost of labour, conveyance, infrastructure and building cost. Many schools in the city intimate that every year they have to hike the tuition fee by 10% and parents can’t complain about this,…

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Top 10 Quotes by the Mahatma Gandhi

Top 10 Quotes by the Mahatma Gandhi

Here are 10 of Gandhi’s most inspirational quotes: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” “An ounce of patience is worth more than a tonne of preaching.” “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” “A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.” “Happiness is…

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100% Primary Education Status Achieved in Kerala

100% Primary Education Status Achieved in Kerala

Vice-President Hamid Ansari officially declare Kerala as the first state to achieve cent percent primary education. Education Minister of Kerala, P K Abdu Rabb said, “Kerala has become the first state in the country to achieve primary education.  This has been achieved through the primary education equivalency drive of the state literacy mission – Athulyam.  The equivalency programmes have proved a huge success and the ultimate objective is to achieve total plus-two education in the…

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Carrots Improve Eyesight

Carrots Improve Eyesight

Carrots really can help your eyesight.  Pigments called carotenoids found in plenty in vegetables like  carrots, peppers and spinach can slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD),  It is one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people – and is also on the rise. AMD, although painless, causes the loss of central vision, usually in both eyes. It is likely to affect 196 million sufferers by 2020 and 288 million…

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Bridal Condition for Marriage

Bridal Condition for Marriage

The state’s campaign of  ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign got a fillip when Poonam, the daughter of a teacher from Bilawal village in Bhiwani stunned her groom Sandeep Kumar from Jhajjar on Friday by asking him to pledge to pay for the education of 11 needy girls before carrying on with the rituals when it was time to walk towards the mandap for the pheras and take the seven vows. He took the pledge duly and the wedding guests…

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Depression is Not Uncommon among Students

Depression is Not Uncommon among Students

College students despite their bubbling energy and rebounding activities may exhibit signs of depression, including excessive sleeping, changes in appetite, low mood, and a loss of interest in activities once previously enjoyed when they come home for holidays. At the time of returning back to college, they may prefer to stay at home complaining about college/ school, lack of friends or dim future. Is it just “homesickness” or anything alarming? College students, especially those staying…

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India’s E-commerce to Reach $100 billion by 2020

India’s E-commerce to Reach $100 billion by 2020

India had already plunged into e-commerce market. It is predicted to grow ten fold and in next five years reach $ 100 billion, DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant said today. According to a report titled ‘Direct selling; Mapping the industry across Indian states’, the country’s e-commerce sector, which is around $ 10 billion (Rs 65,000 crore) at present, can even touch $ 250 billion in next ten years as digital penetration of Internet, smartphones and digital…

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Isro successfully launches Astrosat, six other satellites

Isro successfully launches Astrosat, six other satellites

Isro on Monday successfully launched India’s first astronomy satellite Astrosat, eleven years after the government cleared the project. A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C30) carrying Astrosat and six other satellites lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 10am. In around 25 minutes after liftoff, PSLV-C30 injected Astrosat and other satellites — four US nano satellites, a microsatellite from Indonesia a nanosatellite from Canada – into their respective orbits. This is the…

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