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‘I did not allow impairment to affect my dreams’ 27.5.2018 Hindu: News
Student with partial visual impairment scores 97.4% in CBSE Class XII exams; ranks third in country in the differently abled category
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Differently-abled Lavanya Jha beats hurdles to emerge as 3rd all-India topper 27.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Low-vision could not be a deterrent for Lavanya Jha who emerged as the third all-India topper scoring 97.4 per cent in the specially-abled category in Class 12 CBSE board exams. Breaking all stereotypes, the Humanities student at Delhi Public School (DPS) RK Puram, scored 98 marks in Psychology and Political Science, each. While Jha, who was diagnosed with very low vision at birth and had to employ aids and hold the notebooks very close to her eyes to be able to read, was not sure of becoming the third-topper, she was sure to score above 90 per cent. "I'm very happy to know the result. It is above my expectation," said Jha, who wants to pursue Psychology at Delhi University's Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College. On being asked about the challenges she faced, the ever-smiling girl, as her teachers would describe her, said,"My eyes would tire after a while and strain my head as well. However, I made it a plan to study all year round, so that I only have to revise before exams." Similarly, Anmol Aggarwal of ...
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CBSE Class XII results: 12,000 plus scored more than 95 % 27.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
More 12,000 students scored over 95 per cent in the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exam Saturday’s results revealed, increasing the number by around 2,500 than last year. A total of 11,06,772 students from 11,510 schools appeared in the exams held across the country. All-India topper, Noida-resident Meghna Srivastava, registered a record score of  99.8 per cent – the highest in five years. The second position was bagged by a girl from Ghaziabad, Anoushka Chand, who scored 99.6 percent in Humanities. The third position was shared by seven students from across the nation at a score of 99.4 per cent. Sama Shabir Shah, daughter of jailed separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, topped Jammu and Kashmir with 97.8 per cent. A total of 72,599 students scored above 90 per cent, as opposed to last year’s tally of nearly 63,000.  Overall pass percentage stood at 83.01 per cent, nearly 1 percentage point more than last year’s 82.02 per cent. Out of 10 regions, Thiruvananthapuram recorded the ...
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Chennai region sees 93.87% passes 26.5.2018 Hindu: Home
With a pass percentage of 93.87, Chennai region — which Karnataka is a part of — bagged the second spot in the Central Board of Secondary Examination
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Kerala tops in CBSE Class 12 exams 26.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Records 97.32 pass percentage
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CBSE Class 12 Results: Girls outshine boys again, Noida's Meghna Sriva... 26.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
CBSE Class 12 Results: Girls outshine boys again, Noida's Meghna Sriva...
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Honorary ex-Servicemen rally held in Shillong 26.5.2018 General News
A Mega Ex-Servicemen Rally was organised by Headquarters 101 Area and Rajya Sainik Board at Assam Regimental Centre in Shillong to honour ex-servicemen, war veterans, disabled soldiers, and war widows (Veer Naris).The rally was attended by more than 1100 ex-servicemen, World War II veterans, widows and children hailing from Meghalaya.The Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad also graced the event along with Minister Comingone Ymbon, Chief Secretary Y Tsering, and General Officer Commanding 101 Area, Lt. General D.S. Ahuja, AVSM and other civil and military dignitaries.The rally provided a platform to issues related to pension, medical, healthcare, re-employment and redressal of grievances.Stalls from various welfare agencies and organisations of the Army were set up at the venue with a focus to resolve pension and entitlement related problems being faced by the veterans and War Widows.A medical camp, with Specialist Doctors and medicines, was also organised to address immediate health ...
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Thiruvananthapuram region tops CBSE Class 12 pass percentage at 97.32 26.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Significantly, the toppers in all three streams in the region this year are girls, with all securing 496 out of 500; last year, the percentage was 95.64
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Meghna Srivastava Tops CBSE 12th Board With 499 Marks; 7 Girls In Top 3 Positions 26.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
CBSE 12th result declared. Meghna Srivastava from Noida has emerged as the national topper with 499 marks out of 500 in the board exams.
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Disability awareness rally organised 26.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Disability awareness rally organised
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Offering the gift of patience to slow learners 25.5.2018 Hindu: Chennai
An engineer by training, Ashwini has found her calling in the education of children with learning disabilities
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Disabled man lynched by group of men in Palwal 25.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
His sons had an altercation with accused a fortnight ago
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Special school students fare well despite all odds 24.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Visually challenged students score above 400 marks
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Five underage marriages prevented in Medchal district 23.5.2018 General News
As many as five underage marriages- four of prospective grooms and a bride, were prevented today in neighbouring Medchal district due to the intervention of child welfare officials and police. Acting on specific information, the officials went to a religious place at Jagathgirigutta, where 21 marriages were to be solemnised, but after verification discovered that some of the grooms and a bride were underage for the marriages, a senior official said. "Four prospective grooms were found to be in the age group of 18-19 years, while one bride was 16 years old," Medchal district Women, Child, Disabled and Senior Citizen Officer N K Swarupa Rani told PTI. The family members of the underage grooms and bride were counselled and they voluntarily decided against performing the marriages and the boys and girl were shifted to rehabilitation home, the official said, adding the would-be brides of the prospective grooms were aged below 15 years. During verification it was also found ...
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Girls outshine boys in class X board exam 23.5.2018 General News
With a higher pass percentage, girls outshone boys in the Class 10 state board exams,the results of which were declared today by the Directorate of school education. The overall pass percentage was 94.5 per cent. Girls recorded a pass percentage of 96.4 while the boys registered a percentage of 92.5 per cent, an official release SAID Around 9.50 lakh students took the examinations. Of the total number, 4.76 lakhs were girls, 4.74 lakhs boys. Sivaganga topped the districts in the examinations followed by Erode and Virudhunagar. Subject-wise performance saw 98.47 per cent of students clearing science, 96.75 per cent (social science), 96.50 per cent (English) and 96.42 per cent (language),the release said. A total of 4,433 differently-abled students took the examination, of which 3,944 emerged successful. The state government did away with the ranking system last year, saying the system caused unnecessary 'stress' to students.
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MoU signed between DEPwD and ALIMCO for the Financial year 2018-19 23.5.2018 General News
Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is primarily mandated with the task of empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and act as a Nodal Agency for matters pertaining to Persons with Disabilities, including ensuring effecting closer coordination among different stakeholders: related Central Ministries, State/UT Governments, NGOs etc. in disability sector. The Vision of the Department is to build an all-inclusive society, in which equal opportunities are provided for the growth and development of Persons with Disabilities so that they can lead productive, safe and dignified life.
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MIT scientists develop one-shot nanoparticle vaccine for polio 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A novel single-shot nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
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Prenatal fish consumption not linked to autism risk in babies 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Instead of increasing risk of autism, eating fish twice a week during pregnancy may actually give newborns several nutritional benefits, suggests a new research.
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Does eating fish in pregnancy increase autism risk? 22.5.2018 General News
Turns out, autism is not linked to consuming fish in pregnancy.Scientists at the University of Bristol looked at the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4500 women who took part in the Children of the 90s study.Using analysis of blood samples, reported fish consumption and information on autism and autistic traits from one of the largest longitudinal studies to date, researchers found no links between levels of mercury in the mothers and autism or autistic traits in their children. The only adverse effect of mercury found was poor social cognition if mothers ate no fish at all, especially for girls.Lead author Jean Golding commented, "Our findings further endorse the safety of eating fish during pregnancy. Importantly we've found no evidence at all to support claims that mercury is involved in the development of autism or autistic traits."This adds to a body of work that endorses the eating of fish during pregnancy ...
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Single-injection vaccine for polio virus developed 22.5.2018 General News
MIT scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunise children in remote regions of Pakistan and other countries where the disease is still found. While the number of reported cases of polio dropped by 99 per cent worldwide between 1988 and 2013, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, the disease has not been completely eradicated, in part because of the difficulty in reaching children in remote areas to give them the two to four polio vaccine injections required to build up immunity. "Having a one-shot vaccine that can elicit full protection could be very valuable in being able to achieve eradication," said Ana Jaklenec, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. "We are very excited about the approaches and results in this paper, which I hope will someday lead to better vaccines for
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