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Even as half of the Covid-infected patients of the country have recovered,  fears about community spread of the virus have not subsided.  Each day reports over ten thousand Covid-positive cases.  At this rate within ten days the number of patients is projected to exceed 5 lakhs.

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As the lockdown created by Covid has forced the temporary closure of educational institutions,  online learning and teaching are here with much fanfare.   While the all-India model CBSE schools and institutions in better placed cities had already made some advances in offering the facility,  for a state system like that of Kerala spread over the entire state, deep rural penetration - with many schools in remote villages -  making e-learning effective has become a real challenge.

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When a whole nation confronts a pandemic,  it is not only a political norm but also common courtesy to forget all differences and join hands with one another.  Our land and its people, have been witness to such wholesome precedents on more occasions than one.

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New Delhi:  Wearing high heels over a period of time have known to impact a womens bone health and a new survey on Monday revealed that regular use of high heels might also lead to early osteoporosis and permanent backache.

A survey conducted by Max Healthcare (MHC) -- ‘Women's bone health and orthopaedic issues' -- was done with over 500 women in Gurugram, Delhi/NCR aged between 20 to 45 years and above.

A balanced share of respondents across following profiles were include - Homemaker and Working Professional.

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Chandigarh:  This is a kind of a success story which everyone dreams of, but there are a few like 26-year-old Shivjeet Bharti, who can make dreams come true against all odds.

One of the 48 students to clear the Haryana Civil Services (Executive) examination (HCS), Bharti is one among the many who come from a humble background.

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When price hikes and domestic issues shook the country,  2019 was a year that held positive signals for the book publishing industry.

Figures indicate that the young generation have turned their eyes from cyber world to book pages.   In addition to printed book sales registering an ascent,  e-books and voice tapes of books also made considerable gains.  However, the segment among books that claimed the major share of the growth was not creative works,  but other categories.

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London: Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that encouraging children to repeat words to themselves, that emphasise effort over ability could bring greater success.

The study, published in the journal Child Development, found that children who engaged in self-talk improved their math performance when the talk focused on effort, not ability.

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New York: Researchers have found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement.

"This finding is perhaps due to the fact that class size effects are more likely to be detected in countries with limited school resources where teacher quality is lower on average," said study researcher Spyros Konstantopoulos from Michigan State University in the US.

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It is not accidental that most of the laws rushed through and passed in parliament by the six-month old Modi government with its brute majority, are related to 'national security'.  In the post-truth era,  the sensitively hot political phrase with the biggest turnover is 'naional security'.   Therefore, the very act of raising a criticism against the government's actions aimed at national security will constitute a serious crime. 

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