Miniwalla: The Forest Story, Free New Educational App for Young Children from Award-winning Composer Shirley Choi

HONG KONG, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Miniwalla is an animal sanctuary located in the unique setting of Java in Indonesia. Children ages four and up will enjoy meeting fun new animal friends and diverse human characters as they explore the forest alongside Henry, a young boy who lives with his parents in Miniwalla. From parrots to tigers to komodo dragons, young audiences will learn about animals they might not ever have heard of before. They will also learn of the threats to these creatures as they watch Henry take care of his…

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CAT 2017 notification: Exam on November 26, apply from August 9

IIM Lucknow has announced Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 will be conducted on November 26, 2017 in two sessions. Aspiring management students can apply from August 9, 2017. CAT is held for admissions into the prestigious IIMs and other management schools. The last date to submit the duly filled form is by September 20. The candidates can check detailed notification at iimcat.ac.in. The exam will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately 140 Test Cities. A maximum of four test centres can be selected in order of preference. The…

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NEET 2017: Tamil Nadu makes ‘last effort’ to exempt its students from entrance

TN Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on Monday made the “final effort” to approach the centre to ask for the state’s exemption from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. The ministers met Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Minister of State at the PMO Jitendra Singh to discuss the issue. “As a final effort, Vijayabaskar met Nadda and Singh to pressure them for an exemption for Tamil Nadu from the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET),” an official release said, adding that this comes after several efforts by…

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MH-CET 2018 to have questions from Class XI syllabus

THE STATE Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to engineering and pharmacy colleges will include questions from the Class XI syllabus for the first time from next year. A circular issued to the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) last week stated that the CET in 2018 will include the syllabus for Class XI. While the weightage assigned to the Class XI syllabus is yet to be decided, the state higher and technical education department has declined the DTE’s proposal to not include the Class XI syllabus till 2019 as students appearing…

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From a flying insect to robotics: Here’s what you should know about biofluid mechanics

What do the flapping wings of a bird and a swimmer’s flexible movement in the water have in common? The answer is biofluid mechanics. Though it’s generally not a topic of conversation amongst most people biofluid mechanics is everywhere in our daily lives, from the air we breathe or the flow of blood in our body, to the swimming of fish or plant circulation. A special subject of fluid mechanics – biofluid mechanics describes the motions and forces of fluids in a range of biological systems: from cells in complex…

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From Maddur vade to ambade: The bajjis of Bengaluru

My favourite bajji shop in Bengaluru is a tiny makeshift eatery that materialises every evening in Gandhi Bazar, in Basavanagudi. Apparently, it is over four decades old. When I first started visiting it around a decade ago, the bajji guy Ranganath and his assistants sat on the footpath with a kadhai, dishing out their delectables wares. Two rupees fetched you three bajjis back then. Today Ranganath sits on a concrete block near a grocery store, just a few feet from where, he tells me, his father first started selling bajjis.…

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From Nawabi Murgh to Noori Hyderabadi Biryani: Discovering the lost recipes of the royals of India

Embark on a culinary journey packed with authentic royal flavours and feel like a king as you immerse yourself in the ‘Lost Recipes of the Royals of India’ while sitting at Varq in the country’s ‘power’ capital. Bringing back the lost recipes from the royal kitchens of the erstwhile kingdoms of India, with the leadership of Executive Chef Arun Sundararaj, the culinary experts of Varq, the modern Indian restaurant of The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi have recreated famed delicacies that were once enjoyed by the royal families of Kashmir,…

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From apple jalebis to macarons: Six places in Delhi where you can eat amazing desserts

Who doesn’t like to tuck into a plateful of sinfully gooey chocolate cakes, especially on a rain soaked day? It’s the stuff dreams are made of where you can just stare at the downpour through the window, share a laugh with friends and chomp away to glory! If you are from the Capital and a dessert lover you probably already know of The Big Chill Cafe’s Banoffee Pie or Elma’s Bakery’s Red Velvet Cake. But they are not the only places where you can add an Instagram post and devour…

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CM Narayanasamy urged to persuade PM to grant exemption to Pondy from NEET

The Federation of People’s Rights has requested Chief Minister V Narayanasamy to lead an all party delegation to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister and persuade him to exempt Puducherry from NEET. Federation General secretary K Sugumaran said that the chief minister should lose no time in this regard as both students and parents are already in a dilemma whether the former would be able to do medicine this year. He said though the Puducherry government had already sent in a draft bill to the Centre for exempting the Union…

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Govt ‘stooping low’ to remove Rajiv Gandhi’s name from IIM Shillong: Tharoor

The government was on Friday in the Lok Sabha questioned on a number of issues related to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017, that aims at giving B-schools more autonomy and will allow them to grant degrees. One involved removal of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s name from IIM Shillong via the bill. Participating in the debate on the IIM bill in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor welcomed the measure and congratulated the government for deciding to relinquish power, but criticised the move to remove former…

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