Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Is the sun setting on Serena Williams’ illustrious and trophy-laden career? Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said the 23-time grand slam champion is taking things day by day as she contemplates retirement. At 35 years of age and with her first baby on the way in September, the clock is ticking for former world number one Williams, who holds the Open Era record for slams. Williams has achieved it all – seven Australian Opens, as many Wimbledon titles, six US Opens and three French Open trophies, not to mention her 14 major doubles honours. However,…

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Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Schools in rural areas are set to get more protection from closure under new rules published by the education secretary. They will be officially designated and listed to give them added protection with closure being a last resort. Kirsty Williams said it should only be considered once alternatives and impact on communities have been explored. Ms Williams said rural schools were “at the heart of community life” and should get “a fair hearing”. Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire are classed as the more rural of…

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Kota claims maximum NEET toppers

Coaching institutes in Kota claimed to have bagged maximum toppers in NEET 2017 though Navdeep Singh of Punjab got the first rank. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on May 7 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to undergraduate MBBS/BDS courses and the results were announced on Friday. Coaching hub Kota had sweeped the top 10 ranks in the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) entrance exam, the results of which were declared on June 15. Allen Career Institute of Kota said…

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Pre & Post Matric Scholarship Released in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday released an amount of Rs Twenty-eight crore fifty lakhs and ten thousand (28, 50, 10,000) as ‘Pre & Post Matric Scholarship’ for 2016-17. The amount will be received by 23, 750 ST students of the state. The scheme under which the payment is made is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. It is worth mentioning here that there has been a massive hue and cry in the state as there was a delay in releasing the fund by…

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New FYJC admission schedule delays classes by 5 days in Maharashtra

The state’ school education department revised the schedule for online admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) on Thursday evening, which was the last day to submit applications. While the FYJC classes will now begin on August 9, five days later than previously scheduled, the general and first merit lists will be declared on July 4 and 10. Directorate of secondary education, Pune, released the new schedule after it gave students, who could not apply for admissions as the website kept crashing last week, two more days to fill applications,…

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3D check

From home to road – from food to fuel, we knowingly or unknowingly come across adulteration in our daily lives. In India, it is known that various food products are adulterated. For example, more than 68% of milk is estimated to be adulterated, as per news reports. Automobile fuels, such as diesel and petrol, have also been found contaminated. Common adulterants in milk are wheat flour, urea, starch, detergent and hydrogen peroxide, while diesel and petrol are reported to have kerosene and naphtha. Such adulterations have an adverse impact on…

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NCTE to start ranking teachers training institutes, focus on improving quality

The National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), the apex regulator of teachers education in India, will start ranking Teachers Training Institutes and put out top 100 institutes list by January next year, reports Livemint. The regulator has prepared a blueprint to improve the quality and education of teachers. It may also bar 3,000 institutes from accepting fresh students in the next academic year. NCTE Chairman A Santhosh Mathew told Livemint that they have given approval for 18,000-19,000 courses in about 15,000 colleges, of which 3,000-4,000 colleges are yet to submit the…

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Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India. These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can study on their own time and at home have proliferated since the Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, in Telangana, and the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi were founded in the 1980s. They hold classes periodically and do not require students to attend classes regularly in an institution. The…

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Tamil Nadu Housing Board Recruitment 2017: Apply for 277 posts at tnhbrecruitment.in

June 28, 2017: Tamilnadu Housing Board, TNHB has released a notification on its official website for the recruitment of personnel for 277 posts of Assistant Professor, Surveyor, Technical Assistant, Junior Assistant, Junior Draughting Officer and Typist. The selection of candidates will be done on direct recruitment basis. The interested candidates can apply online by visiting the official website tnhbrecruitment.in. The application process is ongoing. The last date to submit applications is June 30. Candidates can go through other details such as age limit, educational qualification, selection process and application process…

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Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

From Advanced Placement courses offered by state-run virtual schools to credit recovery classes delivered via third-party software, supplemental online education courses have exploded in K-12 education. To help policymakers, administrators, educators, parents, and students make sense of it all, Education Week published an overview explaining the many varieties of online classes now available to K-12 students. It’s part of our new special report on the state of classroom technology, which you can read here. For those who want to dig deeper, here are the reports and research studies that have…

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