Exclusive: CBSE plans Class 10, 12 Board exams on same date in two shifts

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proposes to hold the finals for classes 10 and 12 on same dates in two shifts, a move that will reduce the examination period and give teachers extra time to check answer-scripts more thoroughly. The new plan was designed after the board met principals of some of the top schools in New Delhi and its satellite cities. The CBSE, which has two panels committees to suggest ways to improve the system, will review the suggestions before a final decision is taken. The country’s…

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World’s toughest maths competition: Two UK girls to make rare appearance on a platform for brainy boys

The rarefied world of international mathematics competitions has traditionally been where brainy teenage boys show their genius for problem solving. This year however, for the first time in a quarter of a century, two girls have made it into the UK squad for the International Mathematical Olympiad , the largest, oldest and most prestigious of international maths contests. The competition starts next week in Rio de Janeiro, when 17-year-old Rosie Cates from Cambridge will become the first female in the six-strong UK team for almost a decade. Naomi Wei, also…

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Enjoy the goodness of strawberries with these two delightful recipes

Strawberries with whipped cream or chocolate syrup is always a favourite. But don’t you ever want to move ahead and try something new in your kitchen? Simply watching MasterChef won’t help you. You need to get out there and try your hands at making something new. These recipes by Chef Jitendra Upadhyay, Pastry Chef, Renaissance Lucknow Hotel are worth trying. You will thank us once you master it. Fresh Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Cream Ingredients For the Tart base 100g – Unsalted butter 50g – Icing/ Confectioners’ sugar 1 pinch…

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Students completing MBBS in Haryana to serve for two years in govt hospitals

Chandigarh Students completing MBBS studies from government medical colleges in Haryana will now have to put in compulsory service for two years at state-run hospitals. Health minister Anil Vij has said this will help minimise shortage of doctors in the state. He was presiding over a meeting of the Haryana Medical Education and Research Department on Thursday. An official release quoted the minister as saying that “Around 800 doctors from four government hospitals will be available in two years.” He also disclosed that seats at the dental college of the Post-Graduate…

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Students completing MBBS in Haryana to serve for two years in govt hospitals

Chandigarh Students completing MBBS studies from government medical colleges in Haryana will now have to put in compulsory service for two years at state-run hospitals. Health minister Anil Vij has said this will help minimise shortage of doctors in the state. He was presiding over a meeting of the Haryana Medical Education and Research Department on Thursday. An official release quoted the minister as saying that “Around 800 doctors from four government hospitals will be available in two years.” He also disclosed that seats at the dental college of the Post-Graduate…

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