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Keerti Vidyalaya organises Avishkar 2020

Keerti Vidyalaya, Siolim organised Avishkar 2020 for students of classes 5 to 10. Students exhibit their science, math and social science models. There was also an exhibition of innovative ideas. Chief guest for the inaugural function was the chairman of SK Construction, Dattaram Pednekar; chief guest for the prize distribution function was former sarpanch of Arpora, Salim Sayyed and guest …

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Dempo HSS holds debate competition

As part of the celebration of the 70th year of adoption of the Constitution of India, Vasantrao Dempo Higher Secondary School of Arts, Science and Commerce, Cujira organised a debate competition on Banning of Corporal Punishment with reference to Article 21 of the Constitution of India Addressing the gathering on the occasion, principal, Rupa Khope spoke about rights and duties …

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Fashion is costing the earth

Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney The last year has been a devastating year with so many fires taking place in California, the Amazon forest and recently the bush fires in Australia which are still burning. Multiple animal species have reached near extinction. Animals are losing their homes and dying, the polar ice caps are melting, the ozone layer is getting thinner and developing …

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All about bridges

Kedar Kulkarni “Papa, I read that this new bridge inaugurated in Panaji across the river Mandovi is a cable-stayed bridge, and is the third longest of this type in India. There is so much talk about it. What is a cable-stayed bridge and what about the other two old bridges which connect Panaji to Porvorim?” Raju asked his father after …

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Doubted Van Gogh self-portrait is real, say experts

A gloomy self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh was declared genuine on Monday after decades of uncertainty, experts identifying it as the only work painted by the Dutch master while he suffered from psychosis. The Self Portrait (1889) – which shows the artist giving a haunted sideways glance against a swirling blue and yellow background – was confirmed as authentic by the Van …

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New tool to predict depression in teens

Researchers have developed a new tool that can predict the risk of depression in young adults years in advance, a finding that may pave the way for new methods to monitor mental illness risk in teens. The predictive tool, described in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, can help identify young people who may go on to …

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Goa gaga

Nirmala Institute of Education, Altinho is all set to organise their annual festival Abolianchem Fest on February 1. NT KURIOCITY finds how the fest started and more RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT KURIOCITY With the aim of reviving and celebrating the age-old Goan socio-cultural ethos, the Abolianchem Fest returns on February 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nirmala Institute …

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Fourth edition of ‘Ideas Unleashed’ to be held

The International Centre Goa (ICG) in association with Goa University is all set to host the fourth edition of Ideas Unleashed: ICG – Goa University Essay Competition 2020. NT KURIOCITY gets the details NT KURIOCITY With an aim to provide a platform for young minds to share ideas and address the conflicts of an urban age, International Centre Goa (ICG) …

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Revival of rural French village

Like so many villages tucked in the folds of the French countryside, the centre of Sauxillanges faced a near-certain death. Surrounded by rolling hills in the rural Auvergne region known for its cheeses, the 1,250-strong community had one grocery store in the heart of the village. In 2016, the shop closed down, as had the pharmacy and the florist in …

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Everything can be mended with intention

Kimberly Dias Dear Kimberly, Lately I’ve been having a problem in college where I’m being shamed for following ethics. For me, ethics are very important, but I see a lot of people who don’t do the same. I’m being shamed by my peers for doing the right thing and it makes me angry and upset when they don’t at least …

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