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Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the state government’s order to merge high school and higher secondary directorates as per the Khader committee recommendations. The stay was issued based on a plea by the Nair Service Society and other teacher groups. The single judge bench which stayed the order referred to the Central Government’s [...]

June 18, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

At 484 pages, the National Education Policy 2019 (NEP) is not only the longest policy draft by any government, it is also repetitive, didactic and verbose. Much of it has been ignored by the media, except the plan to impose Hindi as a national language — which was later redacted. More important issues such as school education, [...]

June 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues [...]

July 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

To simplify syllabus, Tamil Nadu scraps language paper-II for higher secondary exams

To simplify syllabus, Tamil Nadu scraps language paper-II for higher secondary exams

In order to simplify the state higher secondary (HSc) syllabus, the school education department on Monday issued an order to abolish Tamil and English language papers – II. The order means that from this academic year, students will write only six papers for HSc board examinations instead of eight. The state government said this was [...]

June 13, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on To simplify syllabus, Tamil Nadu scraps language paper-II for higher secondary exams

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent [...]

April 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Said to Sport Higher Price, Impressive Scores Spotted on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Said to Sport Higher Price, Impressive Scores Spotted on Geekbench

HIGHLIGHTS Pricing has been reported from several sources in European markets New larger, unmarked renders have been released for the Galaxy S9 series Galaxy S9+ scored marginally higher than the Galaxy S9 on Geekbench Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are getting closer to being unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event, just ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018, in [...]

February 22, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Said to Sport Higher Price, Impressive Scores Spotted on Geekbench

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Do you love to eat salted wafers, nuts, French fries and other processed foods? Beware, according to a study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. The findings showed that people who consume more than 13.7 grams of salt daily may be at two times higher risk of heart failure [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries to the United States, universities and scholars across the country are grappling with what the restrictions mean for their students—and for scholarship more broadly. Fatemeh Keshavarz is the director of both the School of Languages, Literatures, and [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education