Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-free

Earlier in the year, the state government had initiated a campaign to take action against those who sell tobacco products within 100 yards of a school or college. Action was taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number was also started to lodge a complaint against them

Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-freeNow upon these lines, the Maharashtra government is set to make residential schools tobacco-free. Social Welfare Minister, Rajkumar Badole,  stated that a notification was sent to residential schools across the state, instructing them to check whether there is sale of tobacco in their vicinity. And also to create posters which make children aware about the […]

‘People are often amazed how talented our students are’

In the continuation of our series on strong, independent women who have helped make a difference in society. We introduce you to a teacher who has been working for the blind since the last 38 years. Along with giving them an independent life, she has also helped them in discovering their hidden talents

‘People are often amazed how talented our students are’It the year 1981, Shalan Chavan came across a newspaper ad for a school which was looking for a teacher. The school was none other than the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind in Tardeo, Mumbai which is one of the best schools for blind children in Mumbai. At the time, Chavan was unaware that […]

Sleep may impact college grades more than drinking or drugs, reveal study

College students who want good grades may want to skip the all-nighters and avoid picking early-morning classes because a new study suggests lack of sleep is at least as bad for academic success as binge drinking or doing drugs

Sleep may impact college grades more than drinking or drugs, reveal studyEach night of the week that college students have sleep problems was associated with a 0.02-point drop in their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and 10 per cent higher odds that they would drop a course. “Someone who is routinely well rested has a 0.14 GPA advantage over someone perpetually sleepy,” said study co-author J. […]

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bay

It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, good nutrition should be a part of your study plan because it’s going to help you ace those tests

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bayWhen you’re studying for finals, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, actually, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it’s going to help […]

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with a proposal to celebrate Yoga Day on 21st of every month. He has suggested that all the schools in Maharashtra, should keep a fixed time on this date dedicated for yoga

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’The United Nations had accepted the resolution to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, on 11 December 2014. As the International Yoga Day is around the corner, Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with an innovative idea to inculcate yoga in the daily routine of the school students. While addressing a meeting with […]

86% Students sleep less than 6 hours before examination, study reveals

Board exams are just about to start. Seeing this as an opportunity, a doctor from Fortis Healthcare has released a study about the analysis of sleep patterns among students who will be appearing for boards this year

86% Students sleep less than 6 hours before examination, study revealsPressure around board exams seems very natural at this time of the year. In a survey across India,  about 6,431 school going students from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh and others cities were asked 16 questions to gain an understanding of the prevalent study habits and attitudes towards exams from schoolchildren. Dr […]

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoid

SCC and HSC exams are round the corner. A long exam is like a mental marathon in which endurance is important. Students are gearing up for the same. Along with the studies following a healthy diet is equally important. Shilpa Joshi, Consultant Dietetian and Diabetes Educator, Mumbai Diet and Health Centre, Bandra, Mumbai, tells what to eat and what to avoid

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoidDuring examination, students shouldn’t follow irregular eating habits, as this can invite acidity. Maintain appropriate food timings which includes, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Follow these vital tips during examination: Along with tea, coffee or milk have dry fruits Before going for exams eat roti and subzi or dosa. Include proteins Maintain the same eating timings […]

#StressFreeExam: 9 important tips for students 

Exams are a testing time for many students. As the exam date approaches closer fear and anxiety begin to increase. One exam does not determine your outcome in life. Dr Harish Shetty lists useful tips for students to put themselves at ease and continue studying without worrying unnecessarily

#StressFreeExam: 9 important tips for students 10th standard exams are hyped beyond a reason. The performance actually does not make much difference to the lives of students but there is a general air of tension around them. As the exams get closer there may be some confusion related to many aspects. Following are some possible scenarios that may unfold: I am […]

These last minute exam tips are really helpful

Dr Harish Shetty, Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, shares 51 tips for students and their families on what needs to be done a day before board exams

These last minute exam tips are really helpfulIt is again that time of the year when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Most of the times, the expectations set by parents and family members prove to be an impediment in exam preparations for their […]

PM Modi to students: ‘Be warriors, not worriers’

As the SSC and HSC exams are round the corner. Students are busy preparing for the same. Today, PM Modi conducted ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ session with lakhs students from across the country and addressed their examination-related concerns at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. While speaking to students he said, you are not talking to the Prime Minister of India, and you are talking to a friend. He requested parents not to make the achievements of their child a matter of social prestige

PM Modi to students: ‘Be warriors, not worriers’In an interactive session he spoke about the importance of staying happy and taking tests without stress.  Before he took questions from the students, he said “It was his exam today”, and thanked his teachers for whom he is still a student. “They inspired me to keep the student alive in me,” PM Narendra Modi […]
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