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High cut-off doesn’t matter, ‘nearly half of DU seats’ already filled day before second list

The first DU cut-off list was released last Saturday, and saw colleges continue with the high application thresholds that have become a trend at the central university. 
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48% of foreign students in US in 2019 were Indian & Chinese, says report

According to a report by the Student and Exchange Visitor Programme, 75 per cent of all nonimmigrant students in the US are from Asia.
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Final-year exams must but states and UTs can approach UGC for postponement, SC rules

Supreme Court rules that states and union territories cannot promote students in universities without exams, internal assessments not adequate for conferring degrees.
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BHU law dept bagged 19th spot in NIRF rankings. Now it says it has no data to back that

BHU law faculty had claimed 35 of its 60 graduating students secured placement, based on which it got 19th NIRF rank. But in an RTI reply, BHU said it collects no such data.
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Not holding final year exams not fatal, won’t dilute standards — 4 states challenge UGC in SC

Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal and Odisha challenged UGC’s authority over its directive mandating that final year exams be held despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Moving to college will be lonelier and weirder than ever this year

The back-to-school rituals of US' college-bound have always entailed some drama, but they’re nothing compared with 2020, the year that Covid transformed education.

Harvard Hyderabad, Princeton Mumbai – the future of US higher education could be in India

Schools open to expanding in India will rise considerably in reputation as the nation is in the midst of a phenomenal explosion of talent in diverse fields.
AICTE

AICTE more than doubles scholarships for women in engineering courses from this year

AICTE had been offering 4,000 scholarships in technical education for women students from poor families, but has decided to increase that number to 10,000 from this year.
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Indian universities didn’t need NEP to change things. But feared UGC too much

There are two factors why Indian universities couldn’t do what a national education policy is now trying to achieve. Before implementing NEP, let's understand those first.
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90 lakh govt college students can’t access online lessons, report states, urges aid

The report has been prepared by a professor at National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration, a central govt institute involved in research on education.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.