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Health Ministry Launches ‘SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit, Mobile App to Provide Sex Education

The Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Mr C.K. Mishra launching the ‘Saathiya Resource Kit’, at a function, in New Delhi on February 20, 2017.(PIB Photo)

Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the SAATHIYA Resource Kit including ‘Saathiya Salah’ Mobile App for adolescents, in New Delhi on Monday as part of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program. It entails introduction of the Peer Educators (Saathiyas) who act as a catalyst for the adolescent health services and imparting age appropriate knowledge on key adolescent ...

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DPS Finds New Ways to Charge ‘Re-Admission’ Fee From Existing Students

With huge competition among the students to join good colleges especially for the Plus Two system under CBSE, Delhi Public School chain has hit upon the idea of charging continuing students an entirely new ‘re-admission fee’ of Rs.25,000. While in the past Rs.18,000 was charged from the students seeking to continue in DPS, the Bangalore-South school had assured the parents ...

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India Issues Travel Advisory to Student Travellers to US

Expresseing its dismay over the US denial and dishonouring of its own visas issued by the embassy and consulates in India, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued another advisory on Wednesday to its nationsals, especially Indian students to be cautious. This is in continuation of the Advisory issued on 23 December 2015 in connection with instances of denial of ...

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BITS-Pilani, TIFR, NMIMS Off Campuses Illegal, Says UGC Asking Immediate Shutdown

The University Grants Commission in a shocking move has named the off-campuses of famous deemed universities like BITS, Pilani, and NMIMS management institutes set up in off-campuses as illegal and asked them to be shut down immediately, which may put more than 10,000 student’s future in jeopardy. The 10 higher education institutions named by the UGC include Tata Institute of ...

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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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Teen Smokers Also Struggle With Body Image Related Guilt and Shame

A new research shows, that 25% of teens smokers, down dramatically from 40 percent in 1987. As we all know smoking is injurious to health but for today’s young generation does that really matters? lets find out how teen smokers are having a negative self image. A recent study conducted at Concordia University and published in preventive Medicine Reports, has ...

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Karnataka CET 2015 Exam Postponed from April 29 to May 12

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The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (K-CET) for the session 2015 scheduled to be held on April 29 and 30, 2015 has been postponed to May 12 and 13, said the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The nationwide strike by Central trade Unions and KSRTC staff federation on April 30 has led to the imminent postponement. Since the admission test to private ...

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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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How FaceBook helps Students Score Better?

A survey of over 1,600 college students about their Facebook behaviour has revealed that using social media to make friends and create the support network can help them get good marks, showing the cascading effect than direct impact. According to Reynol Junco, associate professor of education at Iowa State University, if students are committed to their social circles, then they ...

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Team of Students Plans to Grow Lettuce on Red Planet

A team of British students emerges with a vision of growing lettuce in Mars, the red planet. The seven students from the University of Southampton Spaceflight Society plan to market it as #LettuceOnMars. The team of students have designed a greenhouse that could travel with the Mars One lander in 2018 and grow lettuce on the planet’s surface. Lettuce has ...

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Exclusive: Not Merely a Christmas Gift, But a New Life

By Merry Sam in Kottayam It was not a mere a Christmas gift but a new life for Villodiyil Rajan’s family from the students of Santhwanam Club of Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School, when they assisted the family to complete the construction of their house, on Friday in Chungathara, a village in Malappuram district of Kerala. Sreedevika and Sreelakshmi, who ...

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Lack of Awareness: Students Consider Hookah Safer than Cigarette

The prevalence of hookah use among college students seems to be on rise, according to a recent study. The students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes as they lack awareness about the risks associated with the former, says a US-based study. Misperceptions associated with hookah use indicate a starting point for developing health behavior change interventions. “The biggest surprise ...

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‘Kiss of Love’: Students Protested With Hugs and Kisses against Moral Policing

After Hyderabad and Kerala, the students of Jadavpur and Presidency Universities in Kolkata have successfully hosted the “Kiss of Love” protest against the act of moral policing across the country. After there were arrests and charges in the “Kiss of Love” event held in Kochi Marine Drive, the protest held on Wednesday in Kolkata seemed to be peaceful while the ...

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Modi says ‘India Lagging in Medical Research’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and more work should be done in this area, in New Delhi on Monday. Modi said, “India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and much more needs to be done… We should focus on research, particularly on case history. This can be ...

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American Teens Hooked on to Hookahs for Smoke: Study

Smoking cigarettes among adolescents is on decline but they are hooked on to the traditional hookah of Mughal period that is still seen in the village side in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. but the students involved here in the study are not from the northern India but from the United States, whose numbers are on the rise. One in five ...

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Amazon Launches Textbook Rental for students

Amazon.com, Inc. has launched Amazon Textbook Rental for college students, who can choose from thousands of textbooks to rent for the semester and save up to 70 percent. To rent a textbook, search Amazon.com for the book, select “Rent Now,” choose shipping and payment options, and check out. All textbook rentals are met by Amazon and at the end of ...

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