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Shinco's 43-inch 4K Android TV launched at Rs. 21,000

02 Jul 2020

Shinco's 43-inch 4K Android TV launched at Rs. 21,000

Expanding its range of Android TVs, Shinco has launched the 43-inch model of its Smart TV in India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

On Wednesday, the HRD ministry asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all educational institutions to postpone the examinations till March 31, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

29 Aug 2019

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

With the hope of bringing behavioral changes in the citizens of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Fit India Movement" from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

08 Jun 2019

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

05 Jun 2019

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

Who would have thought that languages, of which there is no dearth in India, would become BJP 2.0's first controversy?

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

02 Jun 2019

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Huawei launches affordable P30 Lite with triple rear cameras

28 Mar 2019

Huawei launches affordable P30 Lite with triple rear cameras

Days after unveiling its P30 and P30 Pro models in Paris, Huawei has silently introduced the P30 Lite in select markets.

Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani

22 Mar 2019

Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani

With the release of its first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP drew curtains on Lal Krishna Advani's poll journey.

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

19 Dec 2018

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

The opposite of sadness is not happiness, but the opposite of darkness is light. May not be bright, orange light, but light.

Hundreds gather at Parliament street to celebrate Human Rights Day

10 Dec 2018

Hundreds gather at Parliament street to celebrate Human Rights Day

Hundreds of people from across the country, including prominent activists like Medha Patkar and Shabnam Hashmi, gathered at Parliament Street in central Delhi to celebrate the International Human Rights Day (HRD) today.

Moving beyond learning: In patents' race, IITs, IISc lead

01 Dec 2018

Moving beyond learning: In patents' race, IITs, IISc lead

In the race for patents in 2018, four centrally funded universities are leading. The four institutes which have performed exceptionally well this year are IITs in Bombay, Delhi and Madras, and IISc in Bengaluru.

Important dates for JEE, NET, NEET announced: Full schedule here

22 Aug 2018

Important dates for JEE, NET, NEET announced: Full schedule here

The schedules for JEE Main I, JEE Main II, CMAT and GPAT, NEET (UG), and UGC (NET), have been announced by the HRD ministry.

#CareerBytes: Top 5 best affordable MBA schools in India

11 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top 5 best affordable MBA schools in India

Cracking the gruelling management entrance exams like CAT is one thing, but being able to pay the unbelievably high fee is another.

AMU yet to take decision on removal of Jinnah's portrait

06 Aug 2018

AMU yet to take decision on removal of Jinnah's portrait

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh is yet to take a decision on removing a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah from the office of its students' union, an issue that had triggered a controversy in May.

Soon, graduates can apply for direct PhDs in IIMs

04 Aug 2018

Soon, graduates can apply for direct PhDs in IIMs

In what might be a hugely beneficial move for students, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is expected to give the nod to IIMs allowing them to admit graduates directly into PhD programs, like IITs are allowed to do.

UGC recommends deemed university status for IIMC

03 Aug 2018

UGC recommends deemed university status for IIMC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) to grant deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).

NET July 2018 results declared: Here's how to check

31 Jul 2018

NET July 2018 results declared: Here's how to check

The CBSE has declared the results of the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted this month.

IIM-Ahmedabad gets a service tax bill of Rs. 52cr

09 Jul 2018

IIM-Ahmedabad gets a service tax bill of Rs. 52cr

The IIM-Ahmedabad has been hit with a massive tax burden: authorities have demanded Rs. 52cr as service tax for the period between 2009-10 and 2014-15.

JEE-Main, NEET to be held twice a year from 2019

07 Jul 2018

JEE-Main, NEET to be held twice a year from 2019

India's national level engineering and medical examinations, namely, JEE Main and NEET, will be held twice a year in an online mode, starting 2019, said HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in an announcement at a press conference in New Delhi today.

People will accept my theory over Darwin's in 20yrs: Minister

01 Jul 2018

People will accept my theory over Darwin's in 20yrs: Minister

Union Minister Satyapal Singh yesterday reiterated his controversial claim, that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is "scientifically wrong," and predicted that his theory would replace the scientist's, "if not today, tomorrow, or 10-20 years later."

No probe will be ordered into 'exchange-of-currency' in Ahmedabad-bank: Sinha

26 Jun 2018

No probe will be ordered into 'exchange-of-currency' in Ahmedabad-bank: Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha yesterday said the government wouldn't order any probe into reports of exchange of currency notes worth Rs. 745.58cr at Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank within five days of the announcement of demonetization on November 8, 2016.

Only 46 of top 1,000 scorers in JEE-Advanced are girls

25 Jun 2018

Only 46 of top 1,000 scorers in JEE-Advanced are girls

The abysmal sex ratio at the premier IITs shows no signs of improving. This time, only 14 girls feature among the top-500 scorers in the JEE-Advanced, and 46 among the top-1,000.

FIITJEE-IIT metro station's name to remain, but with a disclaimer

23 Jun 2018

FIITJEE-IIT metro station's name to remain, but with a disclaimer

The DMRC is adamant to retain its metro station's name as "FIITJEE-IIT".

Naming metro station 'FIITJEE-IIT' is misleading: HRD backs IIT-Delhi

13 Jun 2018

Naming metro station 'FIITJEE-IIT' is misleading: HRD backs IIT-Delhi

Lending support to IIT-Delhi, the HRD ministry has asked the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to intervene in its ongoing metro station naming row.

After President's concerns, 21 DU colleges asked to appoint principals

06 Jun 2018

After President's concerns, 21 DU colleges asked to appoint principals

After the President's office expressed concerns over several DU colleges being run by 'acting' or 'officiating' heads for years, chairpersons of 21 colleges have been asked to appoint regular principals by July 15.

Pre-school educational units with NCERT curriculum to set up: Swarup

05 Jun 2018

Pre-school educational units with NCERT curriculum to set up: Swarup

Union School Education Secretary Anil Swarup today said the central government would set up pre-school educational units and the NCERT was also preparing a curriculum for them.

CBSE should end board-exams in 4-weeks to prevent leaks: Panel

04 Jun 2018

CBSE should end board-exams in 4-weeks to prevent leaks: Panel

A committee formed by the Human Resource Development ministry has said limiting the board exams to four weeks might prevent question paper leaks of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Fuel price hike: Working towards a 'long-term' solution, claims Javadekar

04 Jun 2018

Fuel price hike: Working towards a 'long-term' solution, claims Javadekar

After facing massive flak on the rising fuel prices, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has recently claimed that the Centre is working for a 'long-term' fix.

#CBSE12thResult: Prakash Javadekar sends out a special message for students

26 May 2018

#CBSE12thResult: Prakash Javadekar sends out a special message for students

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today congratulated those who passed CBSE Class 12 exam and also advised those who did not do well not to lose heart.

Pregnant? Can't continue studies normally then, SC rules

24 May 2018

Pregnant? Can't continue studies normally then, SC rules

There's a right time for everything, and considering Indian courts' verdicts, getting pregnant during college isn't it.

CBSE relaxes passing criteria for Class 10

13 May 2018

CBSE relaxes passing criteria for Class 10

The CBSE Class 10 exams were held this time after a gap of seven years. Considering related factors, the board has decided to relax passing criteria for the students.

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD

04 May 2018

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD

Language is very important for any society and the country, and the New Education Policy which is being formulated will give Hindi its due importance, Union Minister of State for HRD, Satya Pal Singh, said.

PhD degree to become mandatory for professors in Universities

01 May 2018

PhD degree to become mandatory for professors in Universities

From 2021, PhD degree will be mandatory for University professors, even for assistant professors.

Retest of economics paper will not delay Class-12 results: CBSE

30 Apr 2018

Retest of economics paper will not delay Class-12 results: CBSE

An official of the CBSE has said that the re-test of the Class 12 Economics paper, held on April 25, nearly a month after it was leaked, will not delay declaration of results.

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

29 Apr 2018

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.

Number of students enrolling in humanities-courses increased in 3-years: UGC

28 Apr 2018

Number of students enrolling in humanities-courses increased in 3-years: UGC

The number of students enrolling in humanities disciplines has increased in the past three years, according to UGC data.

India might lose over 20,000 management seats this year

25 Apr 2018

India might lose over 20,000 management seats this year

It's not only engineering colleges that are in trouble. More than 100 business schools offering MBA have applied for permission to shut down in 2017-18.

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

21 Apr 2018

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

Engineering colleges across seven states have approached All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to reduce the number of seats in B.Tech/M.Tech courses by 1.3 lakh, effective the new session in July.

DU cutoffs might drop as CBSE, 23 states shelve moderation

13 Apr 2018

DU cutoffs might drop as CBSE, 23 states shelve moderation

The ridiculously high cutoffs that Delhi University is known for, sometimes touching as much as 100%, is likely to see a dip this year.