Spending time on domestic chores can impact education, finds study

NEW DELHI: A new study has found time spent on domestic chores can impact education. Data collected from 952 children and their communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has shown that 12-year-olds who spend three hours or more on household chores in a day are 70% less likely to complete secondary education. These findings came to light after Renu Singh […]

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JEE (Main) exam dates syllabus

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notification announcing the dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016.   Noida: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notification announcing the dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016.   The board has released the dates for both online and offline examinations. According […]

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8-hour day likely for school kids in Mumbai soon

Children may soon start having eight-hour school days, if the state school education department’s new education policy is accepted. For the first time, the department has recommended a minimum eight hours a day of learning for students, in a report it submitted to the human resource development ministry. While the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, has put in place […]

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Forget medicines, have ginger and honey to avoid cough & cold this winter

As soon as the winter season approaches, we fill our wardrobe with knitted sweaters and more. But it is also important to keep our bodies warm from inside. So stock up ginger, honey and nuts to beat the chill. CyberChef food specialist Shilpa Gupta shares a list of five foods that will keep you warm: Ginger: Ginger reduces high cholesterol […]

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Unwashed knife and grater can spread bacteria between foods

Do you use knife or grater in the kitchen to cut different eatables one after another, without washing them in between? You could be playing a role in spreading disease-causing bacteria, warns a study. Actually, bacteria latch on to the utensils commonly found in consumers’ homes and spread to the next item. Researchers have known that poor hygiene in a […]

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CMAT 2016: Registration process begins, check important details

The registration process for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), a national-level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) scheduled for January 17, 2016, has begun. You can register for the test till December 10 on the council’s official website. CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test that evaluates your quantitative ability, logical reasoning, language comprehension […]

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Maharashtra: Psychological evaluation of Class X students made mandatory

Such psychological tests to understand a student’s aptitude are conducted by the government-run Institute of Vocational Guidance and Selection. The Maharashtra government will make the psychological evaluation of all Class X students compulsory from this year. The objective is to understand the aptitude of children. The state believes these tests will help students understand which stream of education they should […]

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All boards may follow one curriculum

Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai All national and state boards in the country are likely to share a common core curriculum, exam schedule and question paper pattern. The ministry of human resource development (HRD), along with the Council of Boards of Secondary Education (COBSE), has formed committees to ensure uniformity among various boards aiming at creating a level-playing field for […]

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IGNOU Admissions

IGNOU UG admissions are in process. Anyone who wants to get admission please hurry. Admission closes November 30. It will go on till December 15 with a Rs 300 late fees. Check out other courses on offer too.

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