UGC final year exam case: 'Lives of third-yr students as important as first year's,' SC told; next hearing on 18 Aug
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UGC final year exam case: 'Lives of third-yr students as important as first year's,' SC told; next hearing on 18 Aug

The petitioners' arguments cam in the backdrop of UGC arguing in court on Thursday that the final examination is a "crucial step" in the academic career of a student

Antibodies found in natural controllers, mutation in virus structure can help control Hepatitis B, studies show
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Antibodies found in natural controllers, mutation in virus structure can help control Hepatitis B, studies show

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 250 million people worldwide are suffering from hepatitis B.

OJEE 2020: Nine new exam centres added in and out of Odisha; candidates can request change before 16 August at ojee.nic.in
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OJEE 2020: Nine new exam centres added in and out of Odisha; candidates can request change before 16 August at ojee.nic.in

The new centres have been added in Odisha keeping in view the current situation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump promotes conspiracy theory claiming Kamala Harris is ineligible to serve in White House
India

Donald Trump promotes conspiracy theory claiming Kamala Harris is ineligible to serve in White House

The US president was a high-profile force behind the "birther movement", which leveled the same false accusations at Barack Obama

Bipartisan resolution introduced in US Senate condemning Chinese aggression against India to change status quo at LAC
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Bipartisan resolution introduced in US Senate condemning Chinese aggression against India to change status quo at LAC

It is more important than ever that we support our Indian partners as they defend against Chinese aggression, said Republican Senator John Cornyn

Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary; quantum of punishment hearing on 20 August
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Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary; quantum of punishment hearing on 20 August

Justice BR Gavai, reading out the judgment, said Bhushan had committed "serious contempt of the court".

Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, who took the oath of the prime minister in May 2014, became the fourth longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

Faceless assessment and appeal, taxpayer charter: Decoding Narendra Modi's new reforms
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Faceless assessment and appeal, taxpayer charter: Decoding Narendra Modi's new reforms

Under faceless assessment, a central computer picks up tax returns for scrutiny based on risk parameters and mismatch and then allots them randomly to a team of officers.

Emerging landscape of COVID-19 vaccines in India, 14 Aug: Bharat Bio, Zydus move to Phase 2; Biological E, Bayor College tie up for COVID-19 vaccine
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Emerging landscape of COVID-19 vaccines in India, 14 Aug: Bharat Bio, Zydus move to Phase 2; Biological E, Bayor College tie up for COVID-19 vaccine

Over a dozen Indian companies are in partnership with other firms and institutes to bring a preventive vaccine into global markets by 2021.

Editors Guild condemns recent attacks on journalists in Delhi and Bengaluru, urges authorities to act
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Editors Guild condemns recent attacks on journalists in Delhi and Bengaluru, urges authorities to act

The Bengaluru incident highlights law enforcement's failure to maintain an environment where the media can function without fear, the guild said.

Coronavirus Updates: Assam to allow public transport to ply at 50% capacity from 16 Aug
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Coronavirus Updates: Assam to allow public transport to ply at 50% capacity from 16 Aug

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Assam government announced new measures to relax lockdown in the state on Thursday.

Ensure 100% COVID-19 testing coverage in containment zones using rapid antigen method, says Amarinder Singh
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Ensure 100% COVID-19 testing coverage in containment zones using rapid antigen method, says Amarinder Singh

The chief minister also said that people working as shop workers, mandi workers, and frontline government employees should get tested this week, declaring it a 'testing week'

Rain-related incidents leave two dead in UP, one in Bihar; Delhi receives heaviest downpour this season
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Rain-related incidents leave two dead in UP, one in Bihar; Delhi receives heaviest downpour this season

Fairly widespread rainfall is likely over parts of north India — Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan — during the next two days

Optional exams for improvement of Class 12 scores to be held in September, says CBSE
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Optional exams for improvement of Class 12 scores to be held in September, says CBSE

Compartment examination for class 10 and 12 are also being planned in September while dates for the exams will be announced soon, the board said.

Bengaluru violence: Deve Gowda says only real culprits should be punished after police arrest 140 for riots
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Bengaluru violence: Deve Gowda says only real culprits should be punished after police arrest 140 for riots

The JD(S) leader also said that the BJP and Congress shouldn't indulge in a political blamegame regarding the violence

SC on draft EIA: Consider amending law to translate notifications in all official languages, CJI tells Centre
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SC on draft EIA: Consider amending law to translate notifications in all official languages, CJI tells Centre

The Supreme Court, however, stayed a contempt petition related to the case and asked the Centre to file a review petition in the Delhi High Court.

Symbiosis SLAT Result 2020: University to declare law exam scores after 8 pm today; check set-test.org
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Symbiosis SLAT Result 2020: University to declare law exam scores after 8 pm today; check set-test.org

Symbiosis SLAT Result 2020: Those who have appeared for the exam will have to visit the official website and enter their SET ID and password to check their score

LSAT India 2020 result declared at discoverlaw.excelindia.com; Kolkata's Shailja Beria tops exam
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LSAT India 2020 result declared at discoverlaw.excelindia.com; Kolkata's Shailja Beria tops exam

LSAT India was earlier scheduled to be held on 14 June. It is a pen-paper based test but due to COVID-19 the exam was conducted online.

COMEDK Exam 2020: Karnataka HC dismisses plea seeking postponement of exam scheduled for 19 Aug
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COMEDK Exam 2020: Karnataka HC dismisses plea seeking postponement of exam scheduled for 19 Aug

COMEDK Exam 2020: Refusing to interfere with the schedule of the exam, the high court directed COMEDK to take all necessary COVID-19 precautions