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Fr Jacome Gonsalves Day celebrated in Divar school

Our Lady of Divar High school, Divar celebrated Fr Jacome Gonsalves Day. Fr Jacome a missionary priest worked along with St Joseph Vaz in Sri Lanka around 300 years ago.  Fr Oliver Fernandes from Divar church was the main celebrant for the Eucharist. In his homily Fr Oliver highlighted the life of Fr Jacome and many miracles performed by him …

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Justice for children

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (POCSO Bill) which provides death penalty for child abuse was recently passed by the Rajya Sabha. NT KURIOCITY asked the youth for their opinion on the same and if they think this bill will reduce such crimes With the introduction of POSCO and increasing awareness among civil society groups, there is …

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Annual Day celebrations at Bloomz International School

Bloomz International School, Nuvem held its annual day programme. The programme began with an invocation dance followed by principal, Anju Anand’s welcome address. The investiture ceremony of school officials was done by Maya Agrawal, after which officials took an oath followed by a hymn and school anthem. The cultural programme was based on inspirational songs from some of the most …

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Space Ages

It’s sometimes hard to grasp the length of time involved in events in the Universe. But the Universe is huge and it has been around for a very long time – 13.7 billion years! That’s about three times older than Earth, and it’s hard to imagine a time before our planet existed! These big time scales mean that astronomers can’t …

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Rising above Disability

Born with cerebral palsy, Avelino de Sa’s determination helped him find success as a certified investment consultant. Today he champions the causes of the differently-abled through the Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG) ANNA FERNANDES Diagnosed at birth with cerebral palsy, investment consultant Avelino de Sa is proof of how perseverance and a positive outlook can transform disability into ability. …

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No link between video games and violence

The Entertainment Software Association, the biggest video game trade group, reiterated its position that there is no causal connection between video games and violence Do video games trigger violent behaviour? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. An online manifesto thought to be authored …

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Friends are important

Maria Fernandes In her book ‘Making friends is an Art’, Julia Cook says: “Friendships are very important when it comes to emotional health.” Making friends comes easily to most children, however there are some who struggle and need guidance and encouragement. Parents can play a very important role in teaching such children how to make friends. If your child is …

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Role of insulating materials

Kedar Kulkarni “We have studied the different types of insulating materials that are used in various electrical applications including the cables and tools used. We have also studied the properties of insulating materials that are taken into account while using the conducting materials. In general we can summarise that the following must be the properties that an insulating material should …

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GIM to hold Sustainability Hackathon

GIM will organise a day-long sustainability hackathon on August 10. The objective of the event is to generate ideas on projects which can lead to a sustainable campus. The event is open to all GIM students and will be focused on solutions to water conservation and waste management within the 50-acre campus.  “We at GIM, are able to save close …

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Reduce stress through art

Stressed at school? Art-based mindfulness activities could reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls, reveals a new study. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Art Therapy’. Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults and cite the school as the highest contributing factor. In response, recently some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programmes as …

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