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  • Curious Kids: When we get bitten by a mosquito, why does it itch so much?
    Cameron Webb, University of Sydney   This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky!   When we get bitten by a mosquito, why does it itch so much? – James Dowling, age 10, Melbourne.   I think about this all the time, James. I feel like I’m bitten by more mosquitoes each s
  • Nepotism in India
    "This 8 letter word is destroying everyone in today's world. And who is responsible for creating such a hypocrite. We the people have to repose this curse and make sure to control it with our coming generations, else it will destroy the whole world. And there'll be no humanity left in this world" -  Ikramul Hannah.   Nepotism is based on favoritism granted to relatives instead of giving a fair chance to others in a particular field, be it business, pol
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. Software Development (Bioinformatics) at Corteva Agri Science Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 25,000/Month Link–internshala.com/i/4577965 Deadline – 3rd August 2020   2. Digital Marketing at Socialache Location – Work From Home Stipend–Rs 5,000-10,000/Month Link–internshala.com/i/4577966 Deadline – 3rd August 2020   3. Operations at Edfora Location – Kolkata, Chennai Stip
  • Quiz No. 211
    1. What is 'Tsunglup' which was recently launched in Wokha?  a. Washing Soap b. Bathing Soap  c. Detergent powder d. Shampoo   2. Which state in the North-East launched a web portal to share Covid-19 related stories and track volunteering activities on July 4? a. Manipur b. Nagaland c. Meghalaya d. Mizoram    3 . Which country voted for constitutional amendments opening ways for its President to remain in power t
  • Scholarship Roundup
    Scholarship: DRDO Young Scientist Laboratory Junior Research Fellowship 2020 Description: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) invites applications for DRDO Young Scientist Laboratory Junior Research Fellowship 2020 from BE/BTech/ME/MTech degree holders. The fellows will be required to pursue research in the area of innovative technology at DRDO's Young Scientist Laboratory.
  • Curious Kids: Why are our top eyelashes longer than our bottom eyelashes?
    Christian Moro, Bond University and Zane Stromberga, Bond University   Why are our top eyelashes longer than our bottom eyelashes? Lilia, aged 7     Thanks for this great question, Lilia.   The upper eyelid is larger, longer and has deeper roots so it can support more luscious lashes.   All mammals have this feature, but why have the eyes developed this way?   The most significant reason is to protect our eyebal
  • Inspiring Women of Today
    She is the creative force of the universe in almost all its expressions. Life begins in her womb and it is in her guiding hands and tender care that it finds expression. The woman is created to be special. She has shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world and soft enough to be comfortable. Our world is full of inspiring women whose passion, hard work and impact encouraged a great deal of influence in advancing women's empowerment. They have opened doors for women and
  • Quiz No 210
    1. Which of the following has earned the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) tag as the ‘first fully quality certified’ public health facilities in the North-East? a) PHC Chizami b) UPHC, Seikhazou c) CHC Viswema d) CHC Noklak       2. Which department launched the Nagaland JobLinks portal recently?  a) Labour & Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship  b) Finance c) Planning d) Economics an
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. E-commerce Management at Aviaan Location – Work From Home Stipend–Rs 5,000-10,000/Month Link–internshala.com/i/4573565 Deadline – 27th July 2020   2. Operations at Inlingua Chennai Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 15,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/4573566 Deadline – 27th July 2020   3. PHP Development at Bitpastel Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs 12,000 /
  • The Ethics Code During The COVID-19 Age
    Several days back, I happened to witness a very captivating incident around the neighborhood. A snot nose kid was running after a dog that had a piece of meat in its mouth. After a good chase of around ten minutes the kid caught hold of its dog, started bandaging the wounded leg, and followed with a good scolding by the kid against the dog for running away with the piece of meat (without permission). The intrigued act propelled me to ask him if he was after the meat or the wounded dog.
  • Quiz No 209
    1. A new fish species named as ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ was recently discoverd in the state of:  a. Assam b. Arunachal Pradesh c. Manipur d. Nagaland   2. What is the colour of the strip to be affixed in all BS 6 compliant four-wheel motor vehicles? a. White b. Purple c. Green d. Grey   3. Which type of Solar Eclipse occured on June 21, 2020? a. Partial Solar Eclipse b. Annular Solar Eclipse c. Total Solar Ecl
  • What is the slowest thing on Earth?
      Katie McCormick, University of Washington     Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com.   What is the slowest thing on Earth? – Jiwon, Brookline, Massachusetts   In the words of the infamous villain, Dr. Evil: “Lasers.”   Lasers focus a narrow, directed beam of light on a specific
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. Media & Public Relations (PR) at Amigos Planista Location – Work From Home Stipend– Rs 2,000-5,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/4490535 Deadline – 20th July 2020   2. Content Management at IndieFolio Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 5,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/4490536 Deadline – 20th July 2020   3. Business Development (Sales) at Instade Business Services Location &nda
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. Marketing Internship at Holygallivant Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs 7,000-8,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/4356747 Deadline – 10th July 2020   2. Web Development (Angular) at Bitpastel Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs 10,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/4356748 Deadline – 10th July 2020   3. Accounts at Cure Life Location – Guwahati Stipend–Rs 8,000-10,000/month Li
  • Quiz No 208
    1. What was the amount of money collected by the Nagaland State government as COVID Cess in May?  a. Rs 0.24 crore b. Rs 3.36 crore  c. Rs. 3.84 crore d. Rs 37. 25 crore.   2. What was the overall rank of Nagaland University in the latest National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), ‘India Rankings 2020’? a. Top 100 b. 101-150 band c. 151-200 band d. 200 and above    3. Which Ministry in India has recently lau
  • Curious Kids: why might you wake up without a voice?
      Deborah Hersh, Edith Cowan University   Why do you lose your voice approximately 12 hours after you scream too much? If I scream a lot one day the next morning I can barely speak. However, I can speak right after I scream. Kheenav, age 11, from Glen Waverley, Victoria     Hi Kheenav, thank you for your question!   First, I’ll explain a bit about your voice. Then we can look at what happens after shouting or screaming.
  • An Educational Trip to Kohima and Kisama
    A field trip was organized by the History Club in collaboration with the History Department on 15th of February 2020 under the theme "Learning Through Experience". It was a one day trip to Kohima and kisama. The War Cemetery located in Kohima was built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The Kohima War Cemetery is open everyday but the time schedule is different, from March to September it is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and from October to February,it i
  • Curious Kids: why do we burp?
    Vincent Ho, Western Sydney University   Why do we burp? We sometimes also burp before meals, why does this happen? — Ahaana, age 7     That is a really interesting question, Ahaana!   There are two types of burping, but mainly we burp to get rid of swallowed air from our stomach.   Burping occurs when excess air travels up the oesophagus and is released out of the mouth. Shutterstock   What is a burp?
  • Stigmatisation towards Nagaland Goverment?
    Stigma can be defined as a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Dudley Jr. defined stigma as stereotypes or negative views attributed to a person or groups of people when their characteristics or behaviors are viewed as different from or inferior to societal norms. Stigma is nothing less than a derogatory identification attached to people or class of people. The viruses, sickness and diseases may go in time but stigma lies within and with us.&
  • Quiz No 207
    1. Which district in Nagaland recently launched the online ePass system for intra district movement of citizens? a. Dimapur  b. Kohima c. Mon  a. Wokha   2. The 1st phase of implementation of Ration Card portability under ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ started in Nagaland from June 3 covering 76 Fair Price Shops in: a. Kohima b. Dimapur c. Mokokchung d. Tuensang    3. ‘Sodar,’ an augmented reality applic