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SS Dempo College holds State Level workshop for research aspirants

NT KURIOCITY Department of Information Technology of  S S Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, Cujira, organised a one-day State Level workshop for Research Aspirants. The workshop was held with a view to give step-by-step guidance in the research process. It also helped guide aspirants on how to use encyclopaedias, research guides, handbooks, academic databases, formulating research problems and avoiding …

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Mahadevi wins quiz contest organised by St Andrew’s institute ex-students

NT KURIOCITY St Andrew’s Institute Ex-Students Association, Vasco (SAIESA) organised the 19th All Mormugao Taluka Schools SSC Quiz Competition based on Goa board syllabus. There was a written quiz for 25 students from 12 schools and an oral quiz for six qualifiers of the written quiz. Three students from St Andrew’s Institute, Vasco; two students from St Thomas High School, Cansaulim and one …

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New PTA committee elected at Vidya Prabodhini College

NT KURIOCITY A Parent Teacher Association meeting was held at Vidya Prabodhini College. Guest speaker for the meeting was joint-secretary of Prabodhan Education Society, Dhyaneshwar Pednekar. The meeting began with an invocation song by students and was followed by a welcome address by principal, M R Patil. Assistant professor Darshan Gaonkar oriented parents about the attendance and examination system. He …

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Youth Day observed by JCI Mormugao Port Town

NT KURIOCITY On occasion of National Youth Day, JCI-Mormugao Port town organised a variety of competitions and training programmes for the youth. Training programmes on Time Management and Goal Setting were held for students of MES Higher Secondary School, Zuarinagar. A health check-up camp was also organised on campus for staff and students. Poster making competition and elocution competition with …

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Bringing out the best in the little

NT KURIOCITY Little School, Margao organised an inter school elocution, dance, and singing competition to commemorate the schools 20th anniversary year. The programme, ‘Udaan 2.0’ was held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. More than 300 children from 12 schools across Goa competed for the coveted trophy. The King’s School was awarded the first place in dance competition while the Ardee School …

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Hippies, Backpackers, Bollywood

NT KURIOCITY speaks to Class 12 student Gayatridevi Tarcar, who has conducted extensive research on Goa’s tourism industry in the research paper titled ‘Rise of Tourism in Goa and the Factors Which Contributed to it’ NT KURIOCITY  Q. Why did Goa emerge as a beacon for international travellers in the 1960s? What were the factors which contributed to it?  It …

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In tribute to Vishnu Wagh

NT BUZZ In order to commemorate the first death anniversary of former MLA, Vishnu Wagh, a programme titled ‘Yadintalo Vishnu’ will be held today, February 14, 5:30 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. Addressing a press conference, president, Institute Menezes Braganza, Sanjay Harmalkar stated that Wagh’s contribution in various fields is immortal. “It is our responsibility to remember a man …

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A garden with wings

‘Chrysalis’, a butterfly garden was recently launched at the MES College of Arts and Commerce campus. NT KURIOCITY gets the details NT KURIOCITY In a bid to create, improve, and maintain a habitat for a variety of butterflies, which are an integral part of our environment, MES College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinager in association with Foundation for Environment Research …

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Understanding Autism

Neena Jacob Autism is a term that is heard frequently nowadays. I asked Andre Velho, the Autism Interventionist at Sethu, to tell me about Autism. Andre graduated in psychology from Goa in 2008. He moved to the UK for 4 years and got an MA degree in Autism and worked in the Autism Centre of a mainstream primary school. He now heads the …

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Helping children steer clear of alcohol

According to a recent study, a parent with an alcohol use disorder affects how brain transitions between active and resting states in an individual regardless of their own drinking habits. The study, performed by researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, discovered that the brain reconfigures itself between completing a mentally demanding task and resting. But …

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