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Boon Or Bane? Promoting Students Without Examinations


Vijay Garg The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way of the world functions.  Should Students Be Promoted Without Exams? Examinations, tests, assignments are words that are probably dreaded by almost every student across the world. The best way to define an examination is that it is an official test of a student’s knowledge, skill, and ...

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Mega tourism promotion event “Tapping the Potential of Kashmir: Another Day in Paradise”


In order to promote the various Tourism potentials of Jammu & Kashmir and to address the various opportunities in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality in the Union Territory Of Jammu & Kashmir the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India & Department of Tourism, Government Of Jammu & Kashmir in association with FICCI (Knowledge Partner), and IGTA organised a unique networking platform ...

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India Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu speech at 50th convocation of Utkal University


“It gives me immense pleasure to be here on the occasion of the 50th convocation of Utkal University in this beautiful temple-city of Bhubaneswar. I am glad to know that the Utkal University is the mother university of the state of Odisha and the 17th university of undivided India. With its 27 post graduate departments, 8 centers of excellence and ...

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DST schemes encourage women to dream despite societal challenges


Towards International Women’s Day Dr. Ratna Prabha, an agricultural scientist with a potentially bright career before her, suddenly felt uncertain about her professional career as she launched her journey into the joys of motherhood. She was not sure how she would tackle the challenges of her professional life and the demands of motherhood at the same time. It was at ...

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India emerges key mover of global S&T partnerships


The world-class 3.6 meter optical telescope set up at the place has assumed global importance for observing a number of time-critical cosmic explosive events such as Gamma Ray Bursts and Supernovae. It is the Asia’s largest fully steerable optical telescope, an international facility for and people from different parts of the world compete for observation and machine time by submitting research proposals. 3.6m ...

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TIFAC unveils two new initiatives of Technology —SAKSHAM


Two new initiatives of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) —SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch)- a dynamic job portal for mapping the skills of Shramiks vis-à-vis requirements of MSMEs to directly connect Shramiks with MSMEs and facilitate placement of 10 lakh blue-collar jobs and a Seaweed Mission for commercial farming of seaweeds and its processing for value addition towards boosting national economy were launched on ...

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MANMOHAN MAHAPATRA: Doyen of Odia New wave cinema (1951-2020)


(on the eve of First Death Anniversary) Ashok Palit One of the prime tasks of a responsible filmmaker i.e. most trenchant analysis of contemporary societal dilemmas has been nearly mastered by Manmohan Mahapatra, arguably one of the pioneers of purposive new wave cinema. Not he, but his meticulously crafted characters loom large in all his films. Not the characters’ traits, ...

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Shantanu Mohapatra : A Musical Renzezvous of Odisha(1936-2020)


Shantanu Mohapatra was born on November 1936, in Baripada in Mayurbhanj district. He received B.Sc in Applied Geology and Geophysics in 1957 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He joined the State Directorate of Mining and Geology Government of Odisha in June 1957 as a Geologist from which he later retired as the Director (Mining & Geology) in 1994. ...

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Odia Cinema in Indian Panorama


  By Ashok Palit International Film Festival of India better known as IFFI, is among the oldest film festivals in the Asian continent. Beginning in 1952, the festival has acted as a platform for the popularisation of Indian cinema to a global audience while acting as an introduction of sorts for foreign films to Indian cinephiles spread over selected cities. In ...

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Malayalam film Jallikattu : by Panos Kotzathanasis


Malayalam film Jallikattu is India’s official entry to the Best International Feature Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards. The film beat out 26 other films, including The Disciple, Shakuntala Devi, Chhapaak, Eeb Allay Ooo!, Serious Men, Bulbbul, and Gunjan Saxena. It was chosen for its depiction of the “raw side of human beings, that we are worse than animals,” said ...

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