Category: Education

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 […]

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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 […]

99th Samadhi Anniversary of Shri Sai Baba to be celebrated from 29 Sept

The 99th Samadhi Anniversary of Shri Sai Baba will be celebrated on behalf of the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), between 29thSeptember 2017 and 02 October 2017. Considering the possibility of huge crowds of devotees during this period Shri Sai Samadhi Temple will be kept open for the whole night on the 29th September and 30th […]

Union Minister Javadekar on a day long Raipur visit

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar will be arriving for one-day Chhattisgarh visit. As per schedule, the Union Minister would reach Raipur by regular flight’ on September 15, 2017 (Friday) at 10.30 am. After reaching at Raipur he would attend the ‘Akashar Sanman’ Ceremony at Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium, Raipur at […]

SIT detains ‘key witness’ school gardener in Ryan Int’l school case

The Special Investigation Team of Gurugram Police has detained a ‘key witness’ school gardener in connection with the case of murdered school boy in Ryan International school.  The detained person has been identified as Harpal Singh. Even as 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found with his throat slit in the washroom of the school last Friday, […]

Prominent instt like JNU barred from receiving foreign funds; Here’s why

Very many prominent higher education institutions, including Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU), IIT-Delhi and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), are among several hundred organisations which have been barred by the Centre from receiving foreign funds reportedly as these institutions failed to file their annual returns for the last five years. The Union […]

Telangana CM bats for ‘Telugu’ as compulsory subject

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has instructed educational institutions in the state to teach Telugu as a ‘compulsory subject’ to students from Std. I to XII, and has made it clear that only those institutions that adhere to this will be given recognition and permission to function. Chief Minister Rao also announced that all public […]

WHO South-East Asia Region commits to building health systems resilience to climate change

In recognition of the immense and increasing public health risks caused by climate change, Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region today unanimously endorsed the Malé Declaration, committing to build health systems able to anticipate, respond to, cope with, recover from and adapt to climate-related shocks and stress. “Climate change is happening, and is a […]

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1) Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia was a martial arts instructor before he changed his profession. How is he better known today? 2) What connects a punctuation mark, the large intestine and the currency of Costa Rica? 3) In 1945, which President, while working as a journalist, interviewed Mahatma Gandhi? 4) During World War II, which […]

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1) What did Lila and DeWitt Wallace found in 1922? 2) In 2008, which country created a world record by launching 10 satellites simultaneously? 3) Who was the winner of the 1988 United Nations Human Rights Prize? 4) Which classical Indian dance form originated from the words bhava, raga and tala? 5) The study and […]

IIT entrance exam JEE advanced to go completely online from 2018

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the prestigious IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) will go completely online from 2018. The Joint Admission Board (JAB), which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions, took the decision at a meeting in Chennai yesterday. In a statement, IIT-Madras Director and JAB Chairman Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said it has […]

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1) In which Indian classical dance form does the dancer commence with a sequence called ‘That’? 2) Two rockets captured from which Indian ruler by the British are displayed at the Royal Artillery Museum in London? 3) Which state of India derived its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Odra Vishaya’ or ‘Odra Desa? 4) Which […]

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1) In September 1965, which word was used in print for the first time in the San Francisco Examiner under the title A New Haven for Beatniks? 2) What are Queen Elizabeth, First Red and Eiffel Tower different varieties of? 3) Which revolutionary adopted the alias Koba, David, Soso and Chiijikov to evade arrest? 4) […]

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1) What are you suffering from if your doctor diagnoses you with singultus? 2) Whose birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day in India? 3) Why is the International Date Line zigzag? 4) Who cursed Ravana saying that his kingdom would be burnt by a monkey? 5) Who might wear meels? 6) In the 1990s […]

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1) The scientific name of which snake literally means ‘snake-eater’? 2) Coupe Suzanne Lenglen is the name of the Women’s Singles Trophy of which tournament? 3) The name of which spice is derived from a word meaning ‘nail’ in Latin? 4) Which bird lays the largest egg in relation to its body size? 5) The […]
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