World’s Oldest Living person completes 118 years

Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person who was born in the same year as the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, celebrated her 119th birthday in southwestern Japan on Saturday. Tanaka was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person in March 2019 when she was aged 116. She also set an all-time […]

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Another Covid-19 variant ‘IHU’ discovered in France, is more infectious than Omicron

Scientists in France have identified a new, more mutated strain that Omicron. Named IHU, the B.1.640.2 variant was discovered by the academics at institute IHU Mediterranee Infection. Researchers say that it contains 46 mutations – even more than Omicron – which makes it more resistant to vaccines and infectious.  At least 12 cases of the […]

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Policy to regulate edtech platforms on the anvil

The central government is working on a policy to regulate edtech platforms, which have entered the academic space in a big way during the pandemic. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan made the announcement during an online All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) event, where regional language technical education books and free online course coupons for […]

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Sudan PM Resigns Amid Political Deadlock

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation on Sunday amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democratic rule. Hamdok, a former UN official seen as the civilian face of Sudan’s transitional government, had been reinstated as prime minister in November as part of […]

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Man reunited with family after 33 years of abduction, creates international buzz

In China, a 37-year-old man, kidnapped at the age of four, found his biological mother using a map of his home village drawn from memory. Li Jingwei told his story in Douyin, a Chinese TikTok, writes the South China Morning Post. The man does not remember his name at birth, he was born in Yunnan […]

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Panel Examining Bill To Raise Legal Age Of Marriage Has only 1 Woman Member Out Of 31

The parliamentary panel assigned to examine the landmark bill which seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women to 21 has only one woman MP out of 31 members. The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, which will have wider influence over society especially females, was introduced in Lok Sabha during the winter […]

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Education Minister Urges Children Between 15 And 18 To Get Vaccinated

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged children between 15 to 18 years of age to register on CoWIN and appealed parents to ensure that the eligible ones get vaccinated. “We must not lower our guard and continue to follow COVID-appropriate protocols,” the minister tweeted. The registration process for vaccination of children started on Saturday (January […]

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Union Education Minister Launches ‘Padhe Bharat’ 100 Days Reading Campaign Today

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be launching a 100 days Reading Campaign ‘Padhe Bharat’ on Saturday to improve learning levels of students, according to officials. The campaign marks an important step to improve learning levels of students as it develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary and the ability to express both verbally and in writing. […]

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