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Friday Bharat Bandh: What to Expect in Country-wide Shut Down?

Despite eleventh hour effort to stop the trade unions’ call for a Bharat Bandh on Friday with hike in minimum wage hike, government has failed to stem the shut down which will affect the country, ranging from shutdown of banks, factories and government offices across the nation. While state governments will take a decision on closure of schools and colleges, ...

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Islamophobia Costs US Loss of Ahmed as Qatar Gains

The boy who handcuffed and jailed for displaying his home-made digitial clock deemed to have been mistaken a bomb by a class teacher in IOrving Texas will move to Qatar, which has offered him scholarship for his further studies. Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy whose arrest has sparked allegations of Islamophobia in the US, has finally accepted a scholarship ...

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Doodle 4 Google 2015 Contest is Back for US Students

Google kicked off its annual contest "Doodle for Google" for the year 2015 in the United States that is open to students to show the world what makes them unique. "Today we’re kicking off the 2015 Doodle 4 Google art competition, where creative and curious students across the U.S. vie to take over the Google homepage for a day with ...

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Bharat Bandh: Private Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow

In view of the Bharat Bandh called by trade unions on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, there is no official word on schools and colleges being closed though transport officials said many buses and autos may not ply in major cities. Owing to the law and order situation, many private schools and colleges have declared holiday in the country though government ...

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Climate Change: Schools of Kolkata, Hyderabad Achieve Rare Feat spotting Nature

When it comes to climate change and environment, schools in Kolkata and Hyderabad showed the maximum willingness to document urban biodiversity. These schools have come forward to observe nature and develop a strong database of the changing trends using mobile apps for climate change, catching the changing biodiversity. About 10 Kolkata schools presented their findings just by using Android apps ...

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Haryana to introduce ‘Bhagwad Gita’ in schools this year

Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) The Haryana government will introduce the teaching of "Bhagwad Gita", a Hindu scripture, in school curriculum from the new academic session this year, said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday. Khattar, who heads the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state, told media that the scripture will be introduced for school students across ...

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How ‘digital badges’ in schools motivate students?

The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges, such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new research by University at Buffalo education professor Sam Abramovich. Use of the modern digital badge can be a valuable supplement to the more established educational assessment tools such as ...

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Black Friday: Record gun sales in US reiterate need for reforms

Gun sales in the US on Black Friday set a new record for the day, as the FBI carried out 175,000 background checks for the single day, a media report said on Tuesday. What is worrying authorities is the increasing incidents of gun-toting toddlers and campus-daring killers. It was the Black Friday with the most background checks in history, since ...

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Government to Run Cleanliness Campaign in Schools From November 14 to 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that the government will run cleanliness campaign in every school from November 14 to November 16, on Monday. Addressing a rally in Hisar in Haryana, Modi said, “On 14th November, when we celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru, all the schools should be given lessons on cleanliness.” To take forward the mission ...

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