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Leave God out of the examination, says university

RGUHS bans writing of religious names or symbols on answer sheets It is a truth universally acknowledged that students desperate to do well in an exam will turn not only to their notes for last-minute revision but also to God. Evaluators have often noticed religious words such as ‘Om’ and …

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U.K. guidelines to curb kids’ social media use

The British government is drawing up guidelines to limit the number of hours children spend online on social media sites and apps, authorities announced on Sunday. U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he has ordered the plans to be drawn up and attacked social media giants, such as Facebook, for …

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‘Moral advice’ for Mizoram poll

The Mizoram Presbyterian Church, the largest Christian denomination in the State, has issued “moral guidelines” for political parties and candidates ahead of the election to the 40-member Assembly this year-end. More than 87% of the 1.12 million people in the State are Christians, mostly associated with churches of 14 denominations. …

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PM should take a call on Shastri files: CIC

The classified papers on the death of the country’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, should be placed before the Prime Minister and the Home Minister to consider their declassification, the Central Information Commission has said. In his order on Monday, Central Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu ruled on a Right …

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SAP’s ethics code for AI

To prevent technology from infringing on people’s rights German business software giant SAP published on Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people’s rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers. “SAP designed these guiding principles …

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Court alarmed at pothole-related deaths

The Supreme Court expressed alarm when it heard that potholes killed almost 3,600 persons in 2017. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur was even more shocked to hear that some States still dispute the fact that potholes have led to accidental deaths on roads across the country. That …

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At WHC, he warns against narrow interpretation of Hinduism

Swami Vivekananda’s ideas of universal tolerance, compassion, and concern for the poor are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu told the World Hindu Congress (WHC), an international conference organised by affiliates of the RSS. The event coincides with the 125th anniversary of Vivekananda’s …

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Centre wants Supreme Court to get tough with FB, YouTube

Finding the efforts by Internet giants to curb circulation of online videos of sexual violence against women and children inadequate, the government is likely to seek “stricter directions” to service providers, such as Facebook and YouTube, from the Supreme Court. The directions sought will include considerably reducing the time taken …

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SC suggests way to cleanse political parties

The suggestion was made by the Bench in a bid to prevent criminals from entering politics or later contesting elections to become parliamentarians, legislators and Ministers.The court is hearing a batch of petitions to ban persons charged with heinous criminal charges from contesting elections. “We will only say that you …

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