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Author interview: Economic writer and journalist Anand Vardhan talks about his debut book

The author conducted intensive research into the economic lives of people across India and also drew upon his own in-depth knowledge of the subject for his debut book 'Alternative Strategy for Unfettered Growth'.

Author interview: Distinguished Professor Francis Mulaa talks about his course book on engineering drawing

University of Nairobi's Distinguished Professor Francis Mulaa talks about why he thought it was important to bring out a book to guide engineering students about engineering drawings. The book has been written by Professor Francis Mulaa, in association with  engineer Thomas Mukuche, and has been designed by Zablon Wekesa.

Technical education sector appeals to PM for relief

Salem/IBNS: The association of technical polytechnics in Tamil Nadu has sought a financial relief of Rs 50,000 crore for 50 lakh students pursuing higher education covering engineering, technology, hotel management, pharmacy and management studies.

Year of COVID-19: CBSE revises classes IX-XII syllabus

New Delhi/UNI: Due to loss of classroom teaching arising out of closure of schools, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday revised the syllabus for classes IX-XII for academic session 2020-21.

Home Ministry allows universities to hold final term exams

New Delhi/IBNS: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday granted permission to universities and institutions to hold the final term examinations, which are pending since March due to anti-coronavirus lockdown.

'A Burning' is a book about constraints society puts on people: Author Megha Majumdar

Indian-born novelist Megha Majumdar, who lives and works as an editor in New York city, was the guest at Kitaab by Prabha Khaitan Foundation last month. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings an excerpt of Megha's conversation with journalist-author Nilanjana Roy regarding her debut novel 'A Burning'

COVID-19: NEET,JEE postponed till September 

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Friday announced through online medium the fresh examination dates of NEET and JEE Mains & Advance. Both the examinations have been postponed till September.

JEE Main, NEET, JEE Advanced to be held in Sep

New Delhi/UNI: The JEE and NEET examinations, for admission to undergraduate engineering and medical courses respectively, have been postponed and the Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) will be now be held from September 1-6, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MAKAUT to launch Bengali e-book on fight against Coronavirus

Kolkata/IBNS: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB) will launch a Bengali e-book on the fight against Novel Coronavirus pandemic on Saturday.

IIT Madras launches India’s maiden online B.Sc degree in Programming and Data Science

Kolkata/IBNS: IIT Madras has launched India’s maiden online B.Sc degree in Programming and Data Science, at a time online education is rapidly embraced amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

All monuments, including Taj Mahal and Red Fort, to open from July 6

New Delhi/IBNS: The government has decided to throw open the gates of all monuments across the country, including the world-famous Taj Mahal, from July 6, as the country gradually steps out of lockdown even as many states continue to clamp restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases.

BlitzkriegXP signs Vedang Chavan A.K.A Vedzz as head coach for BXP PUBG Team

Kolkata/IBNS: BlitzkriegXP, which claims to be India’s first experiential e-sports organization, announced that Vedang Chavan A.K.A Vedzz will be joining as head coach of the PUBG mobile team.

Lions Foundation Day sees over 20 activities in one day by District 322B2

Kolkata/IBNS: Lions Clubs International, District 322B2, decided to observe their Foundation Day with greater emphasis on their social activities through 20 events organised on a single day, the organisation said.

Teamwork Arts announces ‘Jaipur Literature Festival – WORDS ARE BRIDGES’ in association with HarperCollins India

Get ready for a brand new literary festival, ‘Jaipur Literature Festival – Words are Bridges’, commencing on Thursday, organised by Teamwork Arts in collaboration with HarperCollins India.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu calls for bridging digital divide to ensure equitable education

New Delhi/IBNS: Vice President  M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for bridging the digital divide to achieve universal primary education and ensure impartial secondary and higher education.