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Yes Men

Shaktikanta Das, in his new position in the RBI will be surrounded by reliable economists. His challenge will be more about making sound ethical judgments (hopefully), while keeping the powers-that-be, happy. That’s an art in itself, learnt only from the university of hustle and experience.

Genes have over 60% influence on academic success: Study

For the study, published in npj Science of Learning, the team analysed test scores from primary through the end of compulsory education of more than 6,000 pairs of twins.


'Grit' found to be heritable, but not a marker for good grades in children

Though a favourable trait, 'grit' adds little to the prediction of academic achievement when other personality factors are taken into account.

Academics write to HRD against Yadav removal

In a letter to HRD Minister Pallam Raju,Romila Thapar,Mushirul Hasan among others have expressed their support for Yadav.

Jamia teachers write to President,want ‘academician of high repute’ as next Vice Chancellor

Search committee,which shortlists names for next V-C,is yet to be announced.

'Need for commission to evaluate textbooks to check saffronisation'

Drawing attention to the increasing “saffronisation” of textbooks in Karnataka


Verifying age online is a daunting task

For now,the most effective solution is not technology but good old-fashioned education and parental vigilance

Meet held on safety of labourers

Builders,engineers,contractors,academics,government officials and labourers together observed World Day for Safety and Health at Work at a seminar held at the Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute here on Saturday.

Children's computer games,comics,novels 'worthy of academic study'

A new Cambridge University institute will soon give children's computer games,comics and novels as much significance as 'texts worthy of serious academic attention.'

After a season of giant steps,Ojha wants to turn it on again

Academics,and not cricket,was the reason that the Ojhas decided to shift son Pragyan’s base from Bhubaneswar to Hyderabad back in 2001....