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Explained: What changes are being brought in medical education?

National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill explained: The existing Act provides for the Medical Council of India (MCI), the medical education regulator in India.

Forest Rights Act case: What is at stake?

Across India, tribal rights activists are of the view that the proposed IFA amendments will divest tribals and other forest-dwelling communities of their rights over forest land and resources.

Explained: In Congress crisis, recalling Kumaraswami Kamaraj

Kamaraj Plan required top Congress leaders to quit govt and work for the organisation. Nearly six decades on, as the party seeks to manage another crisis and leadership transition, it has a blueprint to consider.

Telling Numbers: In the processing of solid waste, Chhattisgarh, Telangana lead

Maharashtra generated the largest quantum of solid waste — 8,22,38,050 MTPA — and processed 44% of it. Delhi, Gujarat, and Karnataka generated 38,32,500, 37,02,925, and 36,50,000 MTPA, and processed 55%, 57%, and 32% respectively.

Explained: What is Bhabha Kavach?

The Kavach weighs 9.2 kg, a half kilogram less than the weight for a bullet-proof jacket prescribed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the release said.

Explained: What is thirty meter telescope?

The telescope is being built by an international collaboration of government organisations and educational institutions, at a cost of $1.4 billion.

Sexual harassment at work: a few states see bulk of cases

In 2015, a large proportion of the 119 cases was registered in just three states — Delhi (36), Telangana (32) and Maharashtra (27), whose respective counts dropped to 9, 8 and 11 in 2016.

The Lion King: why legacy endures, what is different in reimagined version

The Lion King: What is it about the original that makes it so endearing to viewers, and what is different in the new version?

Explained: When a juvenile is tried as an adult, when not

The Juvenile Justice Act of 2000 was amended in 2015 with a provision allowing for Children in Conflict with Law (CCL) to be tried as adults under certain circumstances.

Explained: What has changed in RTI Act? Why are Opposition parties protesting?

RTI Act amendments: Government has introduced amendments giving itself powers to set salaries and service conditions for Information Commissioners. How does it change the existing Act, and why is the Opposition protesting?

Telling numbers | Pupils and teachers: the best ratios are in the smaller states

In its reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha this week, the HRD Ministry said the PTR norm in the country has been set at 30:1 for primary level, and at 35:1 for the upper primary level.

Explained: Why Assam is prone to floods, and what the solution is

A look at why Assam has traditionally been flood-prone, what measures have been taken over the years, and what has been proposed as a long-term solution.