The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) launches a podcast series that will help students learn while listening to the lectures offered by the varsity. The institute said that the podcast series is aimed at its “diverse learner base”. “This is a unique initiative and is a step towards democratising education and flexible learning as Open Educational Resources (OER),”
Digital divide in India’s education.
The present pandemic has not only affected economies across the world but also rattled political structures and governments. While some countries face stagnation in growth and serious health security issues, almost all face challenges to their education systems.
Celebrating Turtles of the World.
World Turtle Day is celebrated every year on May 23, with the purpose of increasing attention and knowledge about turtles and tortoises, and draw enough awareness from humans about the measures that should be taken to help them survive and thrive in their natural environment, without any human interruptions.
Human activity threatens vertebrate evolutionary history
A new study maps for the first time the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates: amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. It explores how areas with large concentrations of evolutionarily distinct species are being impacted by our ever-increasing "human footprint."
Lockdown impacted education of over 247 million Indian school children, UNICEF reports.
Report prepared by UNICEF has revealed that COVID-19 pandemic in India and lockdown has impacted 247 million children enrolled in elementary and secondary education, besides 28 million children who were undergoing pre-school education in
Some Endangered Species in India 2020.
National Endangered Species Day is celebrated each year in May across the country to raise awareness about the endangered species of flora and fauna. This day helps us review how many animal species are under the threat of extinction and how the drastic effects of climate change are disturbing the once peaceful ecosystem.
Microsoft launches new Teams, features supporting the future of global education.
Microsoft announced ‘Teams for Education’ features to engage and prepare students and teachers for new remote and hybrid learning formats in the upcoming school year. These features include expanded audience view of up to 49 participants, custom backgrounds, class insights, and virtual breakout rooms, among other new features.
Snake named after Harry Potter’s Salazar Slytherin.
Newly discovered bright green viper discovered in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh has been named after Salazar Slytherin, one of the founding fathers of Hogwarts school from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The name of the snake is Trimeresurus Salazar, meaning Salazar's pit viper.