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11-Year-Old Indian-American Girl Declared the Brightest Students

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11-year-old Indian-American girl Natasha Peri gave an exceptional performance on various assessments taken at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent, including SAT and ACT. She has been declared one of the brightest students in the world. American College Testing (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) are pretty standardised tests that multiple colleges conduct to determine whether to accept a student for admission or not. Nevertheless, this 11-year prodigy has been honoured for her exceptional performance.

Tokyo Olympics: India’s Hockey Team Loses the Men’s Hockey Semi-Finals to Belgium

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The Indian hockey team has lost the semi-finals and will face either Australia or Germany for the Bronze medal. The Indian team lost the match 2-5 on Tuesday. Mandeep Sing and Harmanpreet Singh did the goals for India. Now Belgium is at the second position in the world ranking.

Quality Issues of Covaxin

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The production of Bharat Biotech’s vaccine Covaxin has been slowed down as the first few batches produced at the company’s newest facility in Bengaluru were found to be of not the right quality, said a top official. NK Arora, a Covid task force, admitted that the government is trying to increase the production of the Covid vaccine so that people can get vaccines as soon as possible. But the production of Covaxin has been slowed down due to the quality issues at the company’s newest facility in Bengaluru. Vaccine production is not easy, but we are expecting a sharp rise in the production of vaccines. Along with Bharat Biotech’s latest facility in Bengaluru, three public sectors are also working to boost the total outlet. Between 10 and 12 crore doses are expected from Bharat Biotech, said Dr Arora.

24 Universities in India Declared Fake

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On Monday, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan revealed that the University Grant Commission (UGC) had declared 24 universities fake. The commission even found that the two institutes are violating the norms. The UGC declared all the 24 institutions based on the complaints received from various students, their parents, electronic print media, and the general public.

The two institutes that are found to be violating the UGC Act, 1956 are the Indian Institute of Planning and Management located in Qutub Enclave, New Delhi and Bhartiya Shiksha Parisad, Lucknow, UP. The matters are sub-judice in the court, Mr Pradhan said. UP has the highest fake institutes, a total of 8.

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