Activism not just social media: Ravish

Ananya Mariam Rajesh CAMPUS: “Activism and democracy isn't just about posting on social media. It's about getting out there,” said internationally recognised journalist Ravish Kumar during an interaction with the students of the Department of Communication at St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) on September 22. The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, and also the Managing Editor of... Continue Reading →

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Experts prescribe counselling for exam stress

Anna MaryBENGALURU: Experts are warning against a rising number of students ending their life over not just poor exam performance but also family issues and illness. "Most students suffer from traumatic disorders related to the fear of examination," said Priscilla Balachander, the founder of Niriksha Trust, a non­government organisation (NGO). Exams are fast approaching, and... Continue Reading →

India makes mega e-vehicle push

Carol Saldanha Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a written reply in Parliament on Tuesday, March 3, that India has spent Rs 358 crore in the first phase of a special scheme so people can adopt electric or hybrid vehicles faster. The first phase of the scheme called Faster Adoption... Continue Reading →

Experts call to preserve urban wildlife

Subhadeep Chakravarty &Reenu CyriacBENGALURU: The way people perceive wildlife is a cause for concern, Wild World Conservation Trust (WWCT) member Rajesh Kumar told The Beacon over the telephone on the occasion of World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, March 3.He said while the word "wildlife" conjures up images of animals in the forest, they are in... Continue Reading →

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