Category: Education

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1) What method do the vaqueros use to catch ostriches in the Argentine pampas? 2) On what occasion did Sarojini Naidu write to Jawaharlal Nehru, ‘Love to all, and a kiss to the new soul of India’? 3) In Gulliver’s Travels, what caused the war between Lilliput and its neighbor? 4) Why were Nazi stormtroopers […]

Crucial topic of data science faculty development covered in a workshop

A two days Faculty Development Program on Data Science was organised by Centers of Excellence, department of Management, BIT,Durg from 13 th -14 th October,2017. The program started with the traditional lamp lightening ceremony . Dr.Sanjay Guha Professor and head, department of Management gave a warm welcome to Honourable Principal Dr.Arun Arora, by presenting him […]

Extra Knowledge

Meaning of following words 1. PAN – permanent account number. 2. PDF – portable document format. 3. SIM – Subscriber Identity Module. 4. ATM – Automated Teller machine. 5. IFSC – Indian Financial System Code. 6. FSSAI(Fssai) – Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. 7. Wi-Fi – Wireless fidelity. 8. GOOGLE – Global Organization […]

Modi urges for Patna varsity to join in list of top ten universities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, made the announcement that top ten private and government universities of India would be transformed into “world class” educational institutions. He expressed hope that Patna university joins in the elite list. Modi, who was in Patna to attend varsity centenary celebrations, also announced that Rs 10000 crores financial assistance […]

‘Shaadi Shagun’ for Muslim girls who complete graduation before marriage

In yet another scheme that is aimed at encouraging the Muslim girls to complete higher education, the central government has proposed awarding Rs 51,000 for those who complete graduation prior to their marriage. Ministry of Minority Affairs has cleared the proposal that had earlier been made by Maulana Azad Education. The scheme even has been aptly […]

Telangana students to represent India in prestigious NASA rover challenge

A team of five students from Telangana has been selected out of four teams from across the country that had been shortlisted for NASA Rover Challenge. The five students hail from a private engineering college in Warangal. The five-member team of students from the SR Engineering College in Warangal will now take part in the 5th […]

Girl students complain of nausea, vomiting; sub-standard food to blame??

A case of food poisoning has surfaced in Ashram Paddati Girls Inter college in Madihan (Uttar Pradesh) where in girls began vomiting and feeling nauseous after they consumed sub-standard food. Officials said that around 80 girls are said to have been affected so far. The girls who were vomiting, feeling nauseous and complaining of stomach […]

HRD Ministry files affidavit in SC in Pradyuman murder case; here’s it what it said

The HRD Ministry has filed an affidavit and assured the Supreme Court that it would implement the decision of the apex court in connection with school security post the ‘Pradyuman murder’ in Ryan school of Gurugram. In the affidavit, the HRD Ministry pointed out that various directives have been issued to states in this regard. […]

AICTE awards GMRIT as India’s ‘Second Most Clean Campus for 2017’

GMR Institute of Technology (GMRIT) at Rajam in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh has been awarded as the Second Most Clean Campus in India for the year 2017 by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute is sponsored by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), the corporate social responsibility arm of GMR Group. Mr. Laxmanmurthy, […]

IIT Kanpur suspends 22 students; for involvement in ragging

Acting tough on the reported ragging cases, the IIT Kanpur administration has suspended altogether 22 students. Based on report of Students Affairs Committee (SAC), the Senate committee took the statements of these accused students. A decision was subsequently made where in 16 students were suspended for three years duration while another six were suspended for […]

Girl wrestlers get to ‘Dangal’ in old styled Akhada in Varanasi

Apart from being a blockbuster, ‘Dangal’ may be credited with bringing about this marvelous change in how wrestling goes about in ancient ‘Akhadas’ around the country. Some of the girls became so inspired from the flick that they now practice the intricate details of ‘Kushti’ or wrestling in the old styled Akhada or practice ground […]

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1) Oliver Goldsmith’s novel ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ inspired which work of Kandukuri Veeresalingam? 2) Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurveda, is seen holding which is in his hand? 3) Durgi in Guntur district and Allagadda in Kurnool district are known for which craft? 4) According to Buddhist legends, before the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, his […]

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1) Most countries have the Red Cross, Muslim countries have the Red Crescent. Which country has the Red Shield of David? 2) What message did Swami Vivekananda send to Tagore after he (Tagore) got the Nobel Prize? 3) By the continuous intermingling of Hindi, Persian and Arabic, a new language emerged. What is this language […]

IIT Delhi fires mess worker after discovery of rat in canteen meal

After much hue and cry over discovery of a rat in one of the meals served in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi canteen, the administration has finally taken action and fired one mess worker while suspending another. In a mail sent to the students of the institute, its Director Ram Gopal Rao intimated them […]

Was a 10-yr-old beaten in Ryan Int’l; school claims otherwise

The parents of a 10-yr-old student of Ludhiana based Ryan International School allege their child was beaten up by two school teachers. This could turn out to be a fresh controversy for the school chain which is already being criticized for its handling of ‘Pradyuman’ murder case. The child has been identified as Mansukh whose […]

A World Bank report raises serious question on primary education quality of India

Days after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj boasted of how India is known for exporting engineers and doctors to other nations, a World Bank report has put serious question mark on the level of educational infrastructure prevalent in the country. It need be mentioned that World Bank has warned of a learning crisis in […]

Another ‘Pradyuman’ like mishap; Punishment forces student to commit ‘suicide’

Could it be described as another ‘Pradyuman’ like incident. A Class 5 student killed himself at his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur after he was “punished” by his class teacher, police said on Thursday. Eleven-year-old Navneet Prakash was a student of Saint Anthony School. The boy’s father Ravi Prakash in his police complaint said his son […]

Haryana High Court refuses stay on arrest of Ryan trustees

In a setback to the Ryan school trustees, the Punjab and Haryana High Court refused to grant a stay on their arrest over the murder of 7-yr-old Pradyuman. The murder took place in school campus of Gurugram in Haryana. The court refused to stay the arrest of the Pinto family — Augustine F. Pinto, his […]

15-yr-old thrown off school building; family demands probe

In yet another shocking incident that took place in a school, a 15-year-old girl in Deoria (Uttar Pradesh) town fell off from the third floor of her school building and died. The girl’s family has alleged that she was thrown off by someone and asked for a detailed investigation. The incident happened at the city’s Modern […]

Jeneviva appointed Secy of Chhattisgarh state election commission

State government has appointed Ku Jeneviva Kindo (IAS, 2004) as new Secretary of the Chhattisgarh State Election Commission while earlier she was member secretary of Chhattisgarh State Food Commission. Similarly Sudhakar Khalkho (SAS, 1989) has been appointed as member Secretary of Chhattisgarh state Food Commission in addition to being managing director of Chhattisgarh Maatikala Board.

Giriraj Singh suggests Pakistan should ‘take away’ Rohingyas

Well known for his controversial remarks, Union Minister Giriraj Singh suggested Pakistan should “take away” Rohingyas citing fondness of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar  for them.  Referring to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir and the continuing infiltration attempts from across the border, Singh said that India does not have the capacity to bear more “infiltrators” and […]

Rains lash Mumbai yet again; weather to normalize on Sept 21

Heavy rains yet again lashed at the commercial capital Mumbai. This comes only a few days after sudden thunderstorms that had taken Mumbai by surprise. Many areas in Mumbai witnessed heavy rainfall that commenced early Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, the rains are expected to continue for at least two to three hours before slowing down, according to […]

Gen Bajwa rubbishes perception of Army hand behind Sharif’s ouster

Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa has rejected the impression that Army was behind the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and said he was an ardent supporter of democracy. It need be mentioned that 67 year old Sharif stepped down after a Supreme Court Bench disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his […]

Major respite for IT professionals; US resumes fast processing of H1-B visas

In a major respite for the professionals of India wanting to go abroad, the United States has resumed fast processing of H-1B work visas in all categories. However, this is subject to Congress-mandated limit. It need be mentioned that the service has resumed five months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush […]

Owaisi cites ‘fundamental rights’ arguement to counter govt over Rohingya issue

MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi reiterated his stand that the affidavit filed by the central government in the Supreme Court over the Rohingya issue may not stand the legal scrutiny. He said that even refugees are entitled to fundamental rights. “Any policy of a government will be questioned by the Supreme Court if it is violating fundamental […]

Man burns his wife for failing to become doctor????

In a shocking news, Hyderabad police suspect the role of husband behind killing of a 25-year-old aspiring doctor . The reason could be her failing to get admission in an MBBS course, claims police. As the man and his parents have been arrested, the parents of the woman identified as Harika Kumar have filed a […]

More than 33K tourist buses to go on strike in commercial capital !!!

More than 33,000 buses, which includes mostly tourist ones, have threatened a two-day strike which will affect the inter-state and intra-state bus services along with the passengers. Even the school buses have extended their support in the strike.  The strike is to protest the police traffic order restricting the entry of buses in the city. Although school […]

KNOWLEDGE INFO

1) Which was the first Indian State to be annexed in 1848 by Lord Dalhousie by the application of the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’? 2) Which rank of the Indian Air Force is equivalent to a Brigadier in the Indian Army? 3) What name is given to the band of striated lines of limestone, which spans […]

Farmers B’day gift to PM Modi – 400 cheques of 68 paise

Farmers of the drought-prone Rayalaseema region had a special gift for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 67th birthday – cheques of 68 paise. Because that all these drought-hit farmers could afford. Rayalaseema Saguneeti Sadhana Samiti (RSSS), a non-profit group working towards the welfare of drought-hit farmers in Rayalaseema, sent 400 cheques of 68 paise each to […]

A Pak police’man’ wants to marry Virat Kohli!!!!!

Undoubtedly, Team Indian skipper Virat Kohli has a huge fan following all over the world. Recently, a lot of cricket fans were quite disappointed when Kohli and MS Dhoni were not a part of the World XI cricket squad that toured Pakistan to play the Independence Cup. Many took to Twitter to share their messages […]

Postmortem report of Pradyuman Thakur out as CBI preps to take over the probe

Even as CBI preps to take over the probe of Pradyuman Thakur, the murdered seven year old in Ryan school, the post mortem report is out which indicates that the nature of injuries inflicted on the boy could not have let him survive for more than a few minutes. However, the premier probe agency CBI […]

Govt wakes up to ‘Blue Whale’ menace; issues advisory to parents

Amidst rising challenge of ‘Blue Whale’ challenge game that has spread its tentacles across the country, the government has issued advisory for the parents to monitor their children’s online and social media activity to ensure that they are not engaging with the deadly game as it led to surge in suicides in India and other […]
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