UK launches new visas open to Indian scientists, academics
UK launches new visas open to Indian scientists, academics


LONDON: The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, including Indians, to encourage the growth of the country’s research sector.The new UKRI Science, Research and Academia scheme, which is being added to the already existing Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) visa route, opened from yesterday

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Panaji – President Ram Nath Kovind today urged universities to reduce their dependence on the government by building partnerships with the industry and other institutions. He also said universities should go for “self mobilisation” without compromising their integrity. “While there has been a traditional dependence on the government, one must be aware of the physical

JNU to hold convocation next month after 46 years JNU to hold convocation next month after 46 years

New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) Almost 46 years after it held its first convocation, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will be hosting its second convocation next month for awarding degrees to PhD scholars, the varsity said. In a notification posted on its website, the university said that the second convocation will be held on August 8

Moderate Facebook use may boost happiness in autistic adults Moderate Facebook use may boost happiness in autistic adults

NEW YORK: Adults with autism spectrum disorder who use Facebook in moderation tend to be happier than those who do not, finds a new study. The study showed that Facebook in moderation may also enhance their well-being as well as act as a protective factor against co-occurring psychiatric conditions like depression. However, the finding could

CBSE paper leak: Principal of Mother Khazani Convent School arrested CBSE paper leak: Principal of Mother Khazani Convent School arrested

New Delhi [India], Jul 4 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested the principal of the Mother Khazani Convent School, Praveen Kumar Jha in connection with the Central Board of Bureau Investigation (CBSE) paper leak case. Earlier, three people had already been arrested by the police. In April, two teachers of a Bawana school and

To protect from sexual abuse, 'good touch -bad touch' training to girls students
To protect from sexual abuse, ‘good touch -bad touch’ training to girls students

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): With the rising incidents of sexual abuse with girl school students, the Punjab Government has started awareness campaign in the Schools across the Punjab. Girls students will be told about the ‘ Good touch’ and ‘ Bad touch’. On the advice of Punjab Women Commission, the Schools’  heads have been directed to hold

An extra year of education can make you smarter
An extra year of education can make you smarter

LONDON: An extra year of schooling may leave students with new knowledge and may lead to a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers found that an additional year of education was associated with an increase in IQ that ranged from 1.197 IQ points to 5.229 IQ points.In combination,

Against 32,000 seats, not even 22,000 apply for Punjab B Ed entrance test
Against 32,000 seats, not even 22,000 apply for Punjab B Ed entrance test

Chandigarh – The craze among students to pursue Bachelor of Education (B Ed) course for carving a career for themselves in teaching seems to have died down as the state is struggling to get at least as many as applicants so that all 32,000 seats are filled. Forget the entrance test to choose the best

Google teaches kids to spot fake news, stay safe online
Google teaches kids to spot fake news, stay safe online

Gurugram, June 28 (IANS) In a world with increasing cases of cyber bullying, fake news and other unsafe practices on the Internet, Google on Thursday concluded a summer educational programme that taught young children how to make use of the Internet in a productive way. “Children are being exposed to technology much earlier than ever

Post-matric scholarship: Notices to Edu. institutions for missing Rs 438 crore
Post-matric scholarship: Notices to Edu. institutions for missing Rs 438 crore

Post-matric scholarship: Notices issued to Educational institutions in search of missing Rs 438 crore. Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has started process to issue notices to 1831 educational Institutes in search the missing amount Rs 438.80 crore of Post-matric scholarship. In the audit, conducted by the Punjab Government, 79,532 admissions of SC students are found

Sangrur girl tops AIIMS MBBS entrance exam-18
Sangrur girl tops AIIMS MBBS entrance exam-18

Sangrur – Eliza Bansal, 17, resident of Lehragaga and student of DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Lehragaga, on Monday brought laurels to the town by securing first position in the MBBS entrance examination2018 of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She obtained the first position with 00 percentile.Eliza’s father Vijay Kumar is a

Draft the policy, but will officers send their kids to govt schools ?
Draft the policy, but will officers send their kids to govt schools ?

Worried over the southward graph of the state schools’ performance in the board examinations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has virtually intended to take the command in his hands, rather than depending on his Cabinet colleague assigned with the education portfolio. Amarinder Singh is keen to improve the system and for that he wants to

356 posts of teachers vacant in CM home district schools
356 posts of teachers vacant in CM home district schools

Patiala – Even as the Punjab Government is making tall claims about bringing in a vast improvement in the education system, in the Chief Minister’s home district the scene is entirely different as a total of 356 posts of teachers of different subjects are lying vacant in more than 250 government schools. Of the total vacant

Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal tops JEE Advanced
Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal tops JEE Advanced

New Delhi – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Sunday announced results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, with Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal bagging the first rank scoring 337 marks out of 360. The second position has been secured by Kota’s Sahil Jain while Delhi’s Kailash Gupta got the third spot. Kota’s Meenal Parekh has

PSCERT washes out students' dream to be teachers
PSCERT washes out students’ dream to be teachers

Condition put the dream in dark of thousands of students to become a teacher Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Dreams to become a teacher of thousands of students has washed away as the Punjab School State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Punjab, has put a condition of compulsory subjects before applying to the students. The Education Department, had reportedly

Institutes deny certificates to students due to non-releasing of Scholarship
Institutes deny certificates to students due to non-releasing of Scholarship

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The outcome for not releasing scholarship for SC students has started to appear. A College from Fazilka city has refused to release the certificate of a SC student, who had completed his diploma courses of Computer Engineering. The Punjab SC Commission has issued a notice to the Institute as well as the Social

Institutions refuse to enroll SC students without fee
Institutions refuse to enroll SC students without fee

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The unaided institutes have refused to enroll to SC students without fee. With this decision, more than two lacs students belong to Schedule Caste can effect to continue their study.  14 associations of unaided colleges, which represent more than 1500 intuitions, have raised their protest for not releasing Rs 1600 crores as fees of

University regulatory body draft ready, likely to be tabled in Cabinet meeting
University regulatory body draft ready, likely to be tabled in Cabinet meeting

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government is all set to bring the agenda for establishing a regulatory body to keep a vigil on private Universities and colleges in the coming State Assembly Session. Higher Education Minister Razia Sultana, while talking to Daily Post, told that near about six meetings have been held with Universities and Scholars

CBSE Class 10th results out, toppers score 499 out of 500
CBSE Class 10th results out, toppers score 499 out of 500

CBSE Class 10th results out, toppers score 499 out of 500. The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday announced the results for Class 10th. Four students topped the examination by scoring 499 out of 500. Prakhar Mittal from Gurugram, Rimjhim Agarwal from Bijnor, Nandini Garg from Shamli, and Sreelakshmi G. from Cochin topped the

Google Doodle honours SPL Sorensen who introduced pH scale

Google Doodle honours SPL Sorensen who introduced pH scale. Google on Tuesday celebrated Danish chemist Soren Peder Lauritz Sorensen who introduced the pH scale to the world with an interactive Doodle. Sorensen’s method of expressing acidity — the negative logarithm of hydrogen ion concentration (pH) — still has a wide range of real-world uses.For example,