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SpellBee 2019 starts with a bang

Maria Fernandes In a one-of-its-kind competition, The Navhind Times in collaboration with the department of event management of S S Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, Cujira, organised Spell Bee 2019, exclusively for college students. The objective of the competition was to enable college students to test and improve their spelling skills and cultivate a healthy competitive spirit. Applications were …

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PCCE students fabricate ‘IRIS’

As a part of their final year project, four electronics and telecommunication students of Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna developed a smart stick named ‘IRIS’  to help the visually impaired navigate by conveying the obstacle information through earphones or headphones. Not only does it help in easy navigation but also provides safety and security to the visually impaired by …

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St Mary’s HS wins Goa History Quiz

The Xavier Centre for Historical Research (XCHR), at Porvorim, was once again a buzz with organisational activities as young minds descended on its campus for the 9th annual Goa History Quiz. Over the past eight years, over 2300 students had already participated with eagerness and excitement in this annual mega event. The prelims of the 2019 competition saw participation of …

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MMC creates awareness on single-use plastic in market

After banning single-use plastic in its jurisdiction, Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) undertook an awareness drive against single-use plastic in the municipal market along with students. The rally was organised along with students of Janta High School.  Also present were chairperson of the municipal council, Ryan Braganza, councillors Franky Carvalho, Sushant Harmalkar, Rohan Kavlekar and Martin Carrasco along with office staff.  …

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A book of firsts

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT KURIOCITY Having penned several storybooks, monologues and short play books, teacher, Konkani activist and writer Ratnamala Divkar has now written a book ‘Mhaka Dotor Javank Jay’. Based on the three leading lady doctors who fought against all odds to achieve their goal of becoming doctors in the field which were deprived of women folk, the book …

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Kids Palace Preschool turns 10

Kids Palace Preschool celebrated its tenth anniversary. Present at the event were chief guest, Pallav Ojha; guest of honour, Tinky George; special invitee, Amruta Sahasrabudhe and principal and founder, Sangita Nilesh Hadfadkar. Kids Palace is a home away from children’s homes. Other than academics the preschool also has activities like phonics, abacus, art and craft, dance classes, gymnastics and tabla …

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Mount Litera Zee School celebrates Grandparents Day

Mount Litera Zee School Goa celebrated Grandparents Day. The programme began with the oldest grandparents Jehingar Pasina (93), Sagun  Patekar (87), S R Dhawlikar (86) and Jose Pereira (82) who along with principal, Sandhya Venkatesh participated in the lamp lighting ceremony. On the occasion, students of pre-primary to class two performed on the stage. Class one students performed dances to …

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Collecting supernovae

Everyone loves to collect their favourite things. For some people that’s action figures or stickers, others it could be stamps or shells, and some people want to catch all the Pokémon. Collecting is fun but it can also tell you more about the things you are collecting. You might notice that all your stamps have something in common or your …

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Weird varieties of Coffee

The best thing about the brewed drink is that there is no specific way of preparing it. It can be hot or cold, viscous or sloppy, bitter or sweet, it can be however you want it to be Neharika Prakash Coffee isn’t just a drink. It’s a science, an art, a culture and passion for many. Once considered a drink …

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A shuttler named Maisnam

Manipur’s sporting world is dominated by boxing, football and weightlifting, and is led by stars like Mary Kom and Mirabai Chanu. Maisnam Meiraba Luwang wants to add one more sport to that list – badminton. The 16-year-old shuttler has been creating quite a bit of noise in the junior domestic circuit following his recent exploits and believes that with his …

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