NCTE set to grade B.Ed and teacher training institutes to improve quality

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will start grading B.Ed colleges and teacher training institutes in the country from July 10, starting with Bihar. According to Dr. A. Santhosh Mathew, chairperson of NCTE, each institution will be classified into four categories: A, B, C and D. Those falling in category D will be asked to close down while category C institutes will be inspected again within a year’s time and if it fails to improve it will be asked to shut shop. Under the revised framework, the institutions will…

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New 'Brain Training' App May Help Improve Memory in Early Stages of Dementia

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a game that can delay cognitive decline in patients suffering from dementia. The transitional phase between healthy ageing and dementia is known as Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). During this period, a person may experience memory problems. It has been seen that cognitive training can help these patients by increasing attentional processing, but it tends to be boring which is why most patients are not motivated enough to undertake it. To overcome this challenge, researchers from the Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and…

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Regular Strength Training Can Reduce the Risk of Diseases

Resistance exercises or more commonly known as strength training is a form of physical activity. It is a great way to lose weight as these exercises target multiple muscle groups in your body. It helps in increasing your strength and endurance and building muscle mass. Not just this, according to a new study, conducted by researchers from Radboud University Medical Center in Netherlands, performing resistance exercises regularly can help in boosting overall health and lower the risk of developing chronic lifestyle diseases like heart trouble, diabetes and obesity. The study shows that moderate amount…

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