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Team NextEducationJanuary 10, 2012

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“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
― Denis Waitley

The board exams are almost here. And now begins the race against time. Who emerges a winner de…


Team NextEducationJanuary 9, 2012

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INDIA HAS offered to help build one of the world’s most advanced optical telescopes. The Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) has sent a letter of interest stating that it wants to become a partner in the team that will build the Thirty-Metre Telescope (TMT) in California, US. According to IIA Director Prof. Siraj Hasan, TMT is a next-generation astronomical observatory that would operate from Hawaii. It would be among the three mega optical telescopes being built at present,…


Team NextEducationJanuary 9, 2012

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THE CENTRAL BOARD of Secondary Education (CBSE) will shortly set up a call centre for students, parents and other stake-holders. According to CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi, the call centre is expected to become operational by February 15, 2012. The call centre is being set up in view of the need for two-way communication, Mr. Joshi said in his New Year message to heads of schools affiliated to the CBSE. This would probably be the first initiative of its kind in the education sector in India. The nu…


Team NextEducationJanuary 7, 2012

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IN WHAT COULD be a major breakthrough for medical research, scientists have merged cells from six different embryos to create the world’s first mixed-embryo monkeys. The feat was achieved when scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Centre at the Oregon Health and Science University in the United States mixed cells from early stage embryos of rhesus monkeys to form a whole animal along with life-sustaining tissues. According to lead researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov, the experiment pro…


Team NextEducationJanuary 4, 2012

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THE EXAMINATIONS FOR Senior Secondary School (Class XII) and Secondary School (Class X) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will begin from March 1, 2012. According to an announcement by the CBSE, the Class XII examinations will end on April 13, 2012, while the Class X examinations will end on March 26, 2012. Click here for the detailed time tables:                                                                                  …


Team NextEducationJanuary 3, 2012

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THE GOVERNMENT OF Andhra Pradesh (AP) has decided to recruit 11,139 school teachers and also create 9,569 new posts of School Assistants in the state. The School Assistants will be for various subjects, including Telugu and Hindi, under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), while the teachers will be recruited to fill up the vacancies in government and Zilla Parishad schools. The 11,139 posts of teachers to which recruitments are proposed to be made in…