National Science Day: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation

What is it?

National Science Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the remarkable achievements of the scientific community and fostering a passion for science among the public. It is observed annually in India on February 28th.

Why We Celebrate

This specific date marks the anniversary of a momentous scientific discovery by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman. In 1928, on February 28th, he announced the discovery of the Raman effect, which revolutionized our understanding of light-matter interaction. This groundbreaking discovery earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930, making him the first Asian scientist to receive the prestigious award in any scientific field.

History

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) proposed the idea of National Science Day to the Government of India in 1986. Recognizing the importance of science in national development and progress, the government officially declared February 28th as National Science Day in the same year. Since then, it has become an annual event celebrated throughout the country.

How to Celebrate

National Science Day is a vibrant occasion marked by various activities across schools, colleges, universities, and research institutions. Some common ways to celebrate include:

  • Science exhibitions: Showcasing scientific concepts, experiments, and inventions to ignite curiosity and inspire young minds.
  • Science quizzes and competitions: Providing students with challenging and engaging opportunities to test their scientific knowledge and understanding.
  • Lectures and seminars: Renowned scientists and experts sharing their knowledge and research findings with the public.
  • Science film screenings: Creating awareness and interest in scientific concepts through documentaries and educational films.
  • Visits to science museums and research laboratories: Offering the public a firsthand glimpse into the world of scientific research and discovery.

Special Top Quotes:

  • “Science is not only a collection of
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10 Highlights Of The QS World University Rankings 2022

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the global higher education analyst, released the 19th edition of the world’s most popular comparative data about university performance. But there is little to cheer for Indian universities as most slipped in the coveted QS world ranking.

Top 10 Points Of The 19th Edition Of QS Ranking For Indian Universities

QS World University Rankings 2022
  1. The Delhi University, the 10th best Indian University, slipped from 501-510 to 521-530.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University declined to 601-650 from 561-570.
  3. Jamia Millia Islamia now ranks between 801-1000 from 751-800 the previous year.
  4. Jamia Hamdard loses its ranking from 1001-1200 to 1201-1400.
  5. the University of Hyderabad (from 651-700 to 751-800), Jadavpur University (from 651-700 to 701-750), and IIT-Bhubaneswar (from 701-750 to 801-1000).
  6. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, gains 31 places and becomes the fastest rising South Asian University among the top 200 varsities.
  7. Indian Institute of Technology here has gained 11 places to 174th.
  8. 13 Indian universities improved on the Citations per Faculty (CpF) score which shows their research impact relative to global competitors has increased.
  9. But the QS’ measure of institutional teaching capacity of Indian Universities has further declined with thirty our of forty-one varsities slipping in QS’ Faculty and Student Ratio (FSR) indicator and only four varsities recorded improvement.
  10. Two Indian varsities placed among the top 250 for faculty and student ratio (FSR). These are Savitribai Phule Pune University (225th for FSR) and OP Jindal Global University (235th for FSR), and IISc Bengaluru (276th for FSR).

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March 25 is The Expected Date For Bihar Board 12th Result

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) could announce the BSEB 12th results in the coming days. Last year, the result was declared on the evening of March 24. Students should expect the BSEB 12th result 2021 in the last week of March.

How many students are awaiting results?

Approximately 16 lakh students gave the 12th exams conducted from February 1 to 13 this year. And now they are waiting to see their results. BSEB will publish the results on its official websites biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in and biharboardonline.com. Also, students can follow the Twitter handle of BSEB for all updates related to the results. Students are advised to remember their roll numbers to check the results.

Steps to check BSEB 12th result

• Visit the official website of BSEB
• Click on the ‘Bihar board 12th result 2021’ on the homepage to open the login window
• Enter the details asked and hit the search button
• Soon the BSEB 12th result will be opened on your computer
• Print the result or take a screenshot of your result for future uses

BSEB 12th exams evaluation

The evaluation process of answer sheets of 12th class exams has been completed and the results could be announced by March 25, 2021. Currently, BSEB is busy with the physical verification of toppers and will declare results as soon as the verification process completes.

Evaluation of answer sheets was conducted from March 5 to March 19 and BSEB evaluated close to 80 lakh copies this year. Students are advised to keep checking the official website of BSEB for the latest updates on the result.

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Maharashtra State Education Department Released SOP For Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic

The state education department of Mumbai ordered discontinuation of online classes for students of Class 2, set a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for schools to conduct online classes for the academic year 2020-21. The regulation on the online classes will come into effect from June 15 after getting chief minister’s approval.

SOP for online classes

The education department has fixed number of hours for online study and numbers are fixed according to classes. Students of Class 3-5 could be held online for an hour; Class 6-8 for two hours and Class 9-12 for a maximum of three-hours a day. Also, the schools must ensure that the students get relaxing break between the online classes.

Phased opening of schools

The department also suggested phased opening of the schools. It said that schools can be opened in a phased manner, when no cases of COVID-19 are reported. Schools can resume their classes from July but they should start with Classes 9, 10 and 12. It can be followed with Classes 6 and 8 from August. And if the things go well, classes for students of Class 1-5 could be started from September. But the final decision about opening of schools is left with the local administration.

Experts prepared the SOP

The Standard Operating Procedure was made after detailed discussions with experts including school heads, academicians, social workers and others. The state education minister Vikas Gaikwad said that their idea was to bring uniformity in the way online education was conducted.

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Expect MSBSHSE Results In The First Week Of July

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is preparing to announce results for Class 10th and 12th examinations held in February-March this year. While MSBSHSE is yet to announce a date for result declaration, but students can expect the result in the first week of July.

MSBSHSE result

Every year, MSBSHSE declares results in May and June but this year is different because the nationwide lockdown has delayed evaluation process. It started only after lockdown, when teachers were allowed to take copies to their homes for evaluation. Maharashtra is the hardest hit state in India. It has the largest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

MSBSHSE cancelled exams

The board had to cancel the Geography Exam and Work Experience of Class 10th. Also, the second semester exams of Class 9th and 10th were also cancelled by Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad due to the spread of coronavirus infection in the state.

MSBSHSE last year results

Last year 77.10% students passed the Class 10th exam. 90.52% of girl students passed the exam while the percentage of boys who passed the exam was 78.18%.

In Class 12th, 85.88% students passed the exam and here girl students also did better than the boys. The pass percentage of girl students was 90.25% while that of the boys was 82.40%.

MSBSHSE online result

Students can check their results on the official website of the board. Also, they can look for other websites that will publish results of MSBSHSE.

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60.64% Students Pass In Gujarat GSEB Class 10th Examination

Gujarat Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has announced the result of the GSEB Class 10th examinations on its official website. Candidates waiting for the result of Gujarat SSC Examination 2020 are advised to check their results on official website of the board – gseb.org.

Number of candidates appeared in GSEB SSC

Gujarat GSEB Class 10th Examination

According to confirmed reports, 10.8 lakh students appeared for the Class 10th examinations. The exams were conducted between March 5 to March 7, 2020. Also, the Gujarat Board started a helpline to help students overcome the exam related stress. The board hired expert counsellors and psychologists to guide students during the GSEB SSC 2020 exams. The students are allowed to ask questions related to exams and seek guidance whenever they need.

Check GSEB result

Gujarat Board website – gseb.org – has the results for Class 10th exam. Students can visit this site and download their results.

• Visit gseb.org that is the official website of the board

• Find the “Result Section”

• Select the GSEB SSC Result 2020 link

• Enter your details like roll number in the link

• Submit the details for quick view of your result

• View your result and download the result

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GSEB Could Declare SSC Result In Second Week Of June 2020

GSEB SSC Result 2020 for 10th Class could be declared by the second week of June 2020. The result has been delayed due to nationwide lockdown to stem the tide of coronavirus but the Gujarat Board hasn’t announced any official date for result declaration.

GSEB result 2020

Delaying of result is causing stress among students as their academic life has come to a halt for want of results. But they should rest assured that the whenever the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) declares results, it will use its official website gseb.org for result publication.

Also, students are advised to stay safe from rumors and fake news regarding their results. They should stay connected to news on GSEB to know when the result will be declared. But the GSEB is yet to confirm result declaration in June 2020.

GSEB result 2019

Usually GSEB declares Class 10th results in the third week of May. Last year, SSC 10th Class result was declared on May 21, 2019 and the students were hopeful of getting the result same time in 2020. Also, the declaration of 12th Class Science stream result on May 17, 2020 gave hopes to 10th Class students. But their result was delayed due to lockdown.

GSEB result expected soon

It is learnt that the result declaration is delayed for two weeks. But misleading reports about result declaration keep coming in fake media. Students are advised to visit official website of GSEB to accurate information about results.

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BSEB To Declare Matriculation Result Today On Its Website

Bihar State Examination Board (BSEB) is likely to announce result of Bihar Board Class 10 (Matriculation) exams 2020 on May 20. The result will be released on biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in and onlinebseb.in.

BSEB Class 10 result

The board is in the process of completing the verification of toppers and almost half of the work is complete. The result will be out as soon as all the toppers are verified. The results that were scheduled to be released in March end were put on hold due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the central government in order to stem the tide of coronavirus infection.
Students can check official website of BSEB for results. Also, they can find results on sites like indiaresults.com and examresults.net.

Check BSEB Matriculation result

Students can view their results in the BSEB official website by entering their Roll No in the result window. And they are advised to download their results for future reference.

According to BSEB, 15 lack 29 thousand and 393 appeared in the Board exams held in February 2020. The exams were conducted between February 17 to 24 at 1368 centers across the state. Last year, the result of the Matriculation exams was declared on April 6, 2019. The over pass percentage of 2019 was 80.73%.

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CBSE Will Take Class 12 Exams In July

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced dates for pending board exams for Class 12 that were postponed to an indefinite period due to nationwide lockdown in March 25. The board said that those were the 29 main subjects crucial for admissions to further courses.

CBSE declared exam dates

The board will conduct exams in two parts – all India and northeast Delhi. The national capital witnessed rioting in the northeast part in February leading to closure of schools for an indefinite time. After the riots, the central government imposed a nationwide lockdown to break the chain of COVID-19. The board also released dates for Class 10 exams for students of North East Delhi online.

Rules for the exams

Each exam will be three hours long and the students are asked to bring their sanitizers in transparent bottles to maintain hygiene. Also, they must wear masks. Parents are also advised to take precautions while allowing their children to go for exams. Students should follow social distancing while commuting and in the examination halls.

Challenges in the board exams

Exam dates are announced but the schools look a little worried about the challenges ahead. If the present situation prevails then they have to be extra-cautious to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The schools are hopeful of more guidelines in the coming days.

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CISCE exams

Following the footsteps of CBSE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations could also announce dates for ISC (Class 12) and ICSE (Class 10) exams in the coming days.

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Elephant Toothpaste: Fun Experiment For Kids

Elephant Toothpaste is a foamy substance resulting in a chemical reaction between hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide or yeast with warm water as a catalyst. But it resembles toothpaste being squeezed from a tube.

Popular science experiment

Also known as the “marshmallow experiment”, it is a popular experiment for kids to perform in schools and parties. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes after coming into contact with potassium iodide or yeast with warm water. While decomposing, it breaks down into hydrogen and water. The oxygen pushes the solution out of the container. 

Bubbles are formed when oxygen is trapped in the soap particles and the trapped oxygen forms a huge amount of foam that looks like a toothpaste being squeezed from a tube. Color is added to give it a dramatic effect. It is an exothermic reaction hence the foam produced is hot.

Precautions

The foam that oozes out from the bottle in which the chemicals are mixed is too hot to touch hence shouldn’t be touched until it cools down. Children can do this experiment but only under the supervision of their guardians. 

You can try it at home with potassium iodide or yeast with warm water

Learn both the steps….

Elephant Toothpaste with potassium iodide

1. A clean and transparent plastic bottle for experiment

2. Hydrogen peroxide liquid 

3. Potassium iodide solution or yeast and warm water

4. Liquid soap

5. Color (choose any color including food coloring)

Learn the process

Arrange all the ingredients on a washable surface as you can see that the final product oozes out from the bottle and spreads on the surface.

1. Carefully pour the hydrogen peroxide liquid (50 ml) in the plastic bottle

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