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MIP* = RE — this is not a typo, it’s a breakthrough shaking up world of physics and maths

A new 165-page paper is a major quantum computational discovery that’s making physicists and mathematicians flock to it.
Mathematician C.S. Seshadri | Photo: Wikipedia

CS Seshadri, Padma Bhushan and Chennai Mathematical Institute founder, passes away at 88

Seshadri was a leader in algebraic geometry, and was associated with a number of top mathematical institutes around the world, including University of Paris, Harvard University.
High School Students

CBSE Class 11 and 12 students can opt for Applied Mathematics from this session

Applied Mathematics is for students from Class 11 who opt for social sciences, and will primarily be about practical application of the subject. 
Children studying

An ancient trick makes maths simpler & a wildlife friendship warms hearts

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How mathematics can be an anti-racist, feminist enterprise

If we can agree that mathematics can operate as whiteness, then we have a moral duty to ask how mathematics might be otherwise.
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UGC prescribes skill-sets for students, now a psychology graduate must understand marriage

UGC lists learning outcomes for various subjects, wants institutions to formulate syllabus accordingly. Revised syllabus likely to be in place from 2020-21.
The teaching of a selective history can't be unlearned within a generation, writes Ammar Rashid

To inspire love for Maths, govt plans new curriculum & teaching methods for classes 1-5

Redesigned curriculum, part of the draft national education policy, will include workbooks, practicals and a 3-month preparation module before students enter Class 1.
Karen Uhlenbeck

American mathematician is first woman Abel Prize winner

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Math & humanities must be linked as before World War II, Infosys Prize winner says

Nalini Anantharaman speaks about the Infosys Science Prize she recently won, being born to an Indian immigrant in France, and wanting to be a pianist.
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Older rural children show decline in learning abilities, younger show improvement: ASER

Annual ASER report reveals learning abilities among older children lowest in a decade while basic Maths continues to remain a problem across sections.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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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.