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IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation LIVE Updates: PM Modi to virtually address students today
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IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation LIVE Updates: PM Modi to virtually address students today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday virtually address the 22nd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing. The convocation will begin at 11am. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall address the convocation of IIT, Guwahati through video-conferencing at 12 Noon, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020,” a statement from PM office said. This year, 1,803 students including 687 B.Tech and 637 M.Tech students will get their degrees during convocation. The PM will be the chief guest of the programme, while education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and minister of state for education, Sanjay Dhotre will be the guest of honour. Chief minister of Assam, Sabananda Sonwal will be the special guest for t...
Tecno Spark 6 Air new variant launched in India: Price, specs and more – Times of India
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Tecno Spark 6 Air new variant launched in India: Price, specs and more – Times of India

Smartphone brand Tecno has launched a new variant of its Spark 6 Air in India. The device was first launched in July earlier this year. The new variant of the Spark 6 Air packs 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Tecno Spark 6 Air price and availability and offersThe new variant of the Tecno Spark 6 Air is priced at Rs 8,699. This new variant will be available starting September 25 on Amazon India website. Tecno Spark 6 Air specsThe Tecno Spark 6 Air comes with a 7-inch HD+ display with 720x1640 pixel resolution with Dot-Notch display and 90.6% screen to body ratio. The smartphone runs Android 10 (Go edition) operating system topped with the company’s own ColourOS HIOS 6.2. The Tecno Spark 6 Air is powered by quad-core Helio A25 SoC. The smartphone comes with dual SIM card support. Talki...
Xiaomi Redmi 20,000mAh battery power bank gets a price cut – Times of India
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Xiaomi Redmi 20,000mAh battery power bank gets a price cut – Times of India

Xiaomi has announced a price drop of its Redmi-branded power bank in India. Launched at Rs 1,599, the Redmi power bank has now become cheaper by Rs 200. The company announced the price cut via Redmi India Twitter account. In a tweet, the company said, “Price drop alert. A power-full offer you can’t resist. The #RedmiPowerBank 20000 mAh now available at ₹1399!” PRICE DROP ALERT 📢 A power-full offer you can't resist 🤩 The #RedmiPowerBank 20000 mAh now available at ₹1399!… https://t.co/Ybxp4i20Pj— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) 1600687386000After the price cut the Redmi power bank that offers 20,000 mAh battery can now be purchased at Rs 1,399 online as well as offline. Online channels include Xiaomi India website as well third-party e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Flipkart. Other than t...
Classes for first year to start from Nov 1: UGC to varsities
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Classes for first year to start from Nov 1: UGC to varsities

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | September 22, 2020 2:33:21 am All higher education institutions have been advised to teach six days a week to make up for lost learning hours, while breaks and vacations will be curtailed. (File)Classes for first-year students will start from November, and no new admissions will be allowed beyond November 30, according to the revised academic calendar approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) this month. The UGC had first released an alternative academic calendar for higher education institutions on April 29, in which it had prescribed that universities conduct their final-year or terminal semester examina...
My dream to make J&K an oasis of talent: LG Manoj Sinha – Times of India
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My dream to make J&K an oasis of talent: LG Manoj Sinha – Times of India

JAMMU: Only education can lead to a brighter future for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said on Monday, asserting that it is his dream to make the union territory an "oasis of talent". Inaugurating a conference on the implementation of NEP-2020, he said Jammu and Kashmir is gifted with not only scenic beauty but also brilliant minds. "I have a strong conviction that the New Education Policy will have far reaching effects in the union territory," he said at the Jammu University. "Only education can help bring about a brighter future for J&K. It is my dream to make Jammu & Kashmir an oasis of talent, having abundant wealth of knowledge, enterprise and skilled youth." The conference on NEP-2020 has been jointly organised by Jammu University and the Departm...
9,000 CBSE students to write improvement exams to boost Class 12 marks
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9,000 CBSE students to write improvement exams to boost Class 12 marks

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 8:29:35 am The scores that these students get in their improvement exams will be considered their final scores. Class 10 students have not been given this option. (File/Representational)The CBSE has given Class 12 students who wish to increase their scores the option of writing an improvement exam along with those students writing compartment exams. The Indian Express has learnt that 9,424 students have registered for this option. The scores that these students get in their improvement exams will be considered their final scores. Class 10 students have not been given this o...
Rajasthan changes govt schools’ uniform, oppn BJP sees read – Times of India
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Rajasthan changes govt schools’ uniform, oppn BJP sees read – Times of India

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has suddenly decided on a new uniform for students in government schools even as these are shut due to Covid-19, just because the earlier one was similar to that of members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Speaking to IANS, education minister Govind Singh Dotasara confirmed that the new uniform for government school students will be adopted by the start of the next academic session. He did not give any reason for the change in uniform, maintaining that these will be known soon. "Basically, we are changing the uniform on the recommendation of a six-member committee," he added. The decision is likely to affect around 75 lakh students enrolled in government schools as many people are still struggling to cope up with the financial crisis due to th...
Microsoft buys Doom-owner ZeniMax for $7.5 billion – Times of India
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Microsoft buys Doom-owner ZeniMax for $7.5 billion – Times of India

Microsoft Corp said that it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox video game offering with the studio behind titles such as Fallout and the Doom reboot. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, which has also developed hits including The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored. The deal comes more than a week after Microsoft's failed bid for short video app TikTok's US assets. TikTok has currently structured the deal as a partnership with Oracle and Walmart rather than an outright sale. Microsoft said it plans to bring Bethesda's future games into its monthly Xbox Game Pass subscription service when they launch on Xbox or PC. The game pass now has more than 15 million subscribers, Microsoft added. Bethesda's structure and leadership ...
mi store on wheels:  Xiaomi India announces the launch of ‘Mi Store on Wheels’ – Times of India
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mi store on wheels: Xiaomi India announces the launch of ‘Mi Store on Wheels’ – Times of India

Technology brand Xiaomi has announced the launch of 'Mi Store on Wheels’ (MSoW) that will operate out of a van and travel across towns covering a set journey and ensure presence in all the popular weekly haats and markets along the way. The initiative will first pilot in Chhattisgarh, covering places right from Basna to Sankara and Bhawarpur to Pithora. MSoW will have all the newly launched 9 series models from Redmi, the Redmi 9, Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and Redmi 9A. Other than smartphones, the store will also include products such as 32 inch and 43 inch Mi Smart TV, Mi Box 4K, Mi TV Stick, Mi CCTV Cameras, Mi Sports Bluetooth Earphones, Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, Redmi Earbuds S, Mi Sunglasses, Mi Powerbanks, and Chargers. In addition to...
OnePlus Nord software problem:  Some OnePlus Nord users are facing a software problem – Times of India
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OnePlus Nord software problem: Some OnePlus Nord users are facing a software problem – Times of India

Some OnePlus Nord users have taken to online forums to highlight a software issue that is causing their phones to do a ‘factory reset’ on its own. Due to this issue, people are losing whatever data they have on their new OnePlus Nord smartphone. As per a report by Android Police, few of the affected users mentioned that their OnePlus Nord “felt warm” in their trouser pockets and when they took it out, they noticed that their device was doing a factory reset on its own. “My new One Plus Nord had been forced to auto factory reset without my instruction. After a few days, it happened again with these issues as shown in the photos below without my instruction. Photo developer of ONE PLUS , please take this issue seriously as it is really disappointing, please quickly resolve this problem,” ...
Download TS EAMCET 2020 Hall Ticket for Agriculture and Medical stream till Sept 25 – Times of India
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Download TS EAMCET 2020 Hall Ticket for Agriculture and Medical stream till Sept 25 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad will release the Hall Ticket for TS EAMCET 2020 Agriculture and Medical (AM) stream. The Hall Ticket downloading service will be available from September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020. TS EAMCET-2020 Agriculture and Medical (AM) Stream Hall Ticket downloading service is enabled and candidates are advised to download on or before September 25, 2020. The candidate has to take a print of the “Filled-in Application Form”, keep a copy of this form and preserve it carefully. Use the Registration Number printed in the “Filled-in Application Form” for all future correspondence. The Printout of Filled in Online Application form shall be handed over to the invigilator in the examination hall by pasting Photo and getting it att...
Samsung F Series:  Samsung Galaxy F-series smartphone to launch in India soon, confirms company – Times of India
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Samsung F Series: Samsung Galaxy F-series smartphone to launch in India soon, confirms company – Times of India

South Korean tech giant Samsung has confirmed that it is soon going to launch a new smartphone series in India — called the Galaxy F-series. This was confirmed by the company on Twitter, where the company did not reveal any details about the device but simply said, “The new #GalaxyF will definitely leave a mark on you. Stay tuned to go #FullOn.” The new #GalaxyF will definitely leave a mark on you. Stay tuned to go #FullOn.#Samsung https://t.co/5ahjw6mqTm— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) 1600502401000There is no word on the launch date of the first Galaxy F-series smartphone yet, we do expect that the company will be revealing a few key details about the handset before that happens. Samsung has not even confirmed the name of the model it is planning to launch, however, rumour mill has sug...
headphones:  Panasonic launches five headphones, price starts Rs 899 – Times of India
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headphones: Panasonic launches five headphones, price starts Rs 899 – Times of India

Panasonic India has announced the launch of 5 new headphones featuring noise cancellation technology and voice assistant capability. The new headphones have been launched under the Athleisure and the Retro series. These include the HTX90N, HTX20B, NJ310B, TCM130 and TCM55 headphones. The new range will be priced from Rs 899 to Rs 14,999 and will be exclusively available on Amazon. The TCM55 are wired in-ear headphones that comes equipped with a 14.3mm driver unit. With a 10Hz-24kHz Frequency Response, the headphone comes priced at Rs 899. The TCM130 are wired in-ear headphones with an 8.8 mm driver unit. Priced at Rs 1,399, the headphone comes with ear pieces in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. The two new sets of headphones under HTX Series are the HTX90N and the HTX20B. While the for...
realme c17:  Realme C17 with 5000 mAh battery launched – Times of India
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realme c17: Realme C17 with 5000 mAh battery launched – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker Realme has launched its latest C-series smartphone in Bangladesh. Dubbed Realme C17, the smartphone comes with an HD+ display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm processor. The smartphone runs Android 10 and comes with a quad-rear camera setup. The company has priced the Realme C17 at 15,990 Bangladeshi Taka (Rs 13,885) and it comes in Navy Blue and Lake Green colour options. The smartphone will go on sale starting September 22. The company has not yet revealed any details about the availability of the smartphone in other markets. Realme C17 specificationsRealme C17 comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 720x1600 pixel resolution. The 90Hz refresh rate display is made scratch resistant with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The smartphone is powe...
We cannot get over Beyoncé’s latest outfit; have you seen pics?
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We cannot get over Beyoncé’s latest outfit; have you seen pics?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | September 21, 2020 9:40:30 pm Beat workday blues with the singer's latest ensemble. (Photo: Beyoncé/ Instagram, designed by Gargi Singh)Beyoncé is, no doubt, our favourite fashion diva; and she not only serves major style goals but is also the go-to person when it comes to fashion cues and inspiration. So when the singer recently took to social media after a short hiatus (her last post on Instagram was on August 25), we had to bring the news to you! Scroll down to know what we are talking about. We love how the overall look turned out. (Photo: Beyoncé/ Instagram) Beyoncé stole the show in a black co-ord set from Al...
Calcutta University students to appear for final year exams from home, test to be of 2 hours
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Calcutta University students to appear for final year exams from home, test to be of 2 hours

By: PTI | Kolkata | September 21, 2020 8:36:46 pm Students to appear for exam from their home. (Representational inage/ Pixabay)Calcutta University on Monday said that candidates will be given two hours to answer papers on digital mode for final semester undergraduate exams from their home. Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told reporters after a meeting with principals of CU-affiliated colleges that the students will be mailed or send via WhatsApp the questions just before the start of the exams and they have to finish answering their papers in two hours. “We are adding another 30 minutes for uploading the answers but not more than that. If ...
HC to hear on Thursday DU teachers’ plea for payment of 4-month salary dues – Times of India
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HC to hear on Thursday DU teachers’ plea for payment of 4-month salary dues – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday said it will hear on September 24 a plea by Delhi University teachers seeking direction to the colleges, affiliated to the varsity and fully funded by the AAP government, to release their salaries pending for the last four months. The plea came up before Justice Jyoti Singh who was informed by the counsel for the teachers that it was a public interest litigation (PIL) and required to be heard by a division bench. Noting the submission of advocate Ashok Agarwal, appearing for the teachers, the judge said let the matter be listed before an appropriate bench, subject to the order of the Chief Justice, on September 24. The petition has said apart from these teachers there are other employees, teaching and non-teaching staff, who have not receive...
oppo f17:  Oppo F17 with Snapdragon 662 processor goes on sale: Price and offers – Times of India
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oppo f17: Oppo F17 with Snapdragon 662 processor goes on sale: Price and offers – Times of India

Oppo F17 is now available in India. The smartphone was launched earlier this month along with Oppo F17 Pro. The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and is backed by 4,015mAh battery. Price and offersOppo F17 comes in two variants. The base model packs 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. It is priced at Rs 17,990. There is another model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which can be purchased at Rs 19,990. The company has announced launch offers on the purchase of Oppo F17. These include a cashback of up to 7.5% on purchases made using ICICI Bank, Federal Bank and Bank of Baroda cards. Easy purchase options include both standard EMI and no-cost EMI starting at Rs 1,095 per month. Oppo is also giving 70% assured buyback offer with the Oppo F17. Other benefits are complete damage ...
Anushka Sharma sets major maternity fashion goals in this black swimsuit
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Anushka Sharma sets major maternity fashion goals in this black swimsuit

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | September 21, 2020 7:10:17 pm Anushka Sharma posed in a black swimsuit (Source: anushkasharma/Instagram)Anushka Sharma is glowing during her pregnancy, and the mom-to-be looked happy in a picture she recently posted on Instagram. In the picture, the Sultan actor is seen wearing a black off-shoulder swimsuit, flaunting her baby bump as she stands in a pool, posing for the camera with a bright smile on her face. Take a look at the picture. The black monokini featured ruffles around the chest. Anushka, who styled the swimsuit with a simple chain necklace and open hair, looked very pretty. Read| Anushka Sharma looks lov...
It’s intriguing to see the world shrink into a 4:3 screen: Designer JJ Valaya
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It’s intriguing to see the world shrink into a 4:3 screen: Designer JJ Valaya

Written by Shambhavi Dutta | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 8:13:20 pm Valaya narrated the Ottoman saga with his latest collection called 'Bursa'. (Photo: PR handout/ Designed by Gargi Singh)He may have taken a sabbatical in 2017, but JJ Valaya is not new to the world of fashion — something he proved with his comeback collection, Tabriz, in September 2019. The designer, whose creations are synonymous with being larger-than-life, once again created a wave with his recent collection Bursa, inspired by a city in northwest Turkey. The couturier’s latest collection, which comprised 48 pieces, was a visual delight on the ramp when it was showcased a...