Morung Learning

  • Curious Kids: what is the Bermuda Triangle and why is it considered dangerous?
    Shane Satterley, Griffith University What is the Bermuda Triangle and why is it considered dangerous? Adellaii, age 13, Paterson, NSW Hi Adellaii, thank you for your question! The story of what we call the “Bermuda Triangle” actually began 56 years ago, in 1964. The name was first used by American author Vincent Gaddis in Argosy magazine, to describe an area the shape of a triangle in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida. There are no exact b
  • Lockdown and Grievances of Rural Areas
    Half of the year has passed, fighting and battling novel coronavirus. It has turned our lives to a new normal. All of a sudden it seems as if we are part of a horror movie. The COVID-19 virus which is affecting every aspect of human existence has killed millions of people and millions of lives are at risk and in misery. It has created a global health crisis that has a deep impact on the way we perceive our world in our daily lives. Fighting an unknown, unseen enemy with no definite cur
  • Quiz No: 222
    1. What was the cardamom production in Nagaland in 2018-19 according to data presented at the parliament recently by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare? a. 2.00 tonne  b. 2.02 tonne c. 2.30 tonne d. 2.31 tonne     2.  What was the status of electrification, road connectivity and mobile phone services in villages under Mokokchung district as of January 31, 2020? a. 97% b. 98% c. 99%  d. 100% 3. How many women
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. Human Resources (HR) at Maven Career Coaching Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 8,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/5406242 Deadline – 5th October 2020 2. Digital Marketing at Sparkin Innovations Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 7,000-12,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/5406243 Deadline – 5th October 2020    3. Software Testing at Arobit Business Solutions Location – Kolka
  • COVID-19: Impact on Local Entrepreneurs & Self Employed People in Nagaland
    The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has been a major surprise for the local entrepreneurs and self employed people in Nagaland, who survive on the daily wages which they earn from or the activities that they deal with. Such a crisis here in Nagaland wasn't expected and most individuals thought that the virus wouldn't reach here and affect daily activities of common men. As the number of COVID positive cases seems to increase on a daily basis, the struggle seems to g
  • Scholarship Roundup
    Scholarship Name: Nikon Scholarship Program 2020 Description: Nikon India Private Limited invites scholarship applications from students (Class 12 passed onwards) pursuing photography courses. The scholarship program is meant to support students facing financial problems in pursuing their programme.  Eligibility: The scholarship is open for Class 12 passed onwards students pu
  • UK announces new student visa route
    The UK government on September 10 tabled its new points-based Student Route for visas in Parliament, which it says simplifies the previous student visa application requirements for international students applying to study in Britain. The route, to apply to all overseas students including Indians from October 5, will mean students require a total of 70 points to be granted a visa to study at a UK university. They will achieve the required points if they can demonstrate that they h
  • Quiz No. 221
    1. What was the ranking of Nagaland in giving support to Startup Ecosystems in the second edition of “States’ Startup Ranking 2019”? a. Beginner b. Emerging Leader c. Aspiring Leader d. Leader 2. How many villages are there in Peren District according to the Local/Block Level Statistics for Local Level Planning 2020, published by Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Nagaland? a. 84     b. 85 c.86   d.87 3. A
  • Curious Kids: how does my tummy turn food into poo?
    Vincent Ho, Western Sydney University Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. How does my tummy turn the food I eat into poo? – Luke, age 4. Hi Luke. What a terrific question! The story of how your food ends up as poo is an amazin
  • Enhancing emotional intelligence of students
    “Educating the brain without educating the heart is no education at all” – Aristotle The factors contributing to learners' academic performances in the educational institutions have been of concern for many years. Intelligent Quotient (IQ) has been commonly used as a determinant and associated with academic success. Many recent and emerging studies reveal that IQ alone is not a reliable predictor of a learner’s academic achievement, there are other variou
  • Quiz No. 220
    1. Which state has the lowest accidental deaths rate in India in 2019 according to a recent report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)?  a. Sikkim b. Manipur c. Nagaland d. Mizoram 2. Out of 1,350 prisons in India, how many were located in Nagaland as per NCRB’s ‘Prison Statistics India 2019’? a. 10  b. 11 c. 12 d. 13 3. As of January 31, 2020, there were 117 villages and ____ blocks in Tuensang according to a s
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. Business Development at Coding Ninjas Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 10,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/5348841 Deadline – 21st September 2020 2. Media & Public Relations (PR) at The Pool Cafe Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 5,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/5348842 Deadline – 21st September 2020    3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) at Unibask Location – Kolka
  • Scholarship Roundup
    Scholarship Name: IIT Kharagpur Department of Biotechnology Research Associateship 2020 Description: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur invites applications for IIT Kharagpur Department of Biotechnology Research Associateship 2020 from PhD in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/BioSciences degree holders. The fellowship is meant for the project titled, "Physiology of Putative DD-CPase (Rv3330) of Myco
  • Need for inculcation of sex education among youngsters in our society
    “Sex education is essential to create healthy self-knowledge and reconciliation, healthy conversation and understanding, healthy mind-sets and lifestyles.” - Fatima Mohammed, Higher Heels, Bigger Dreams Among the many inner urges and drives of human beings, sex is the most universal and powerful drive. Individual interest for sex is instinctive and starts from early infancy. It can be known with children interest in playing with their genital organs and asking questions
  • Chevening in India announces Fellowships & Scholarships
    Chevening, a flagship global Fellowships and Scholarships award scheme of the UK’s government has announces applications for various programmes for Indian students. Chevening in India awards scholarships and fellowships to “future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.”  India runs the largest Chevening programme in th
  • Weekly Internship List
    1. Operations at BoAt Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 10,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/5174944 Deadline – 11th September 2020 2. Market Research at The Yarn Bazaar Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs 6,000 /Month Link–internshala.com/i/5174945 Deadline – 14th September 2020   3. 3D Design Interior Designing at Classique Interiors Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs 5,000 /Month
  • Quiz No. 219
    1. How many villages out of 1237 surveyed in Nagaland were without electricity connection as per a recent report by the State’s Directorate of Economics & Statistics? a. 7       b. 8 c. 9   d. 10 2. According to the same report, what was the ratio of mobile service penetration in Nagaland?  a. 96%      b. 97% c. 98%   d. 100% 3. Gujarat recently topped the first NITI Aayog&rsqu
  • Curious Kids: how do bees make honey?
    Cooper Schouten, Southern Cross University How do bees make honey? Finn, age 7, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Hi Finn, that’s a sweet question! Well, when we talk about “bees”, we’re usually referring to the European honey bee (its scientific name is Apis Mellifera). Humans have been drooling over its honey and taking advantage of its pollination powers for thousands of years. So how do these insects make honey, you ask? You’ll find the ta
  • The Paradigm Shift of Education
    ‘Education is a human right with immense power to transform’ - Kofi Annan Education is an essential purveyor to enhance the quality of human life and ensure economic progress. It is essential for satisfying and a rewarding life while at the same time enabling the developing country to absorb modern technology and develop the capacity for self-sustaining growth. An initial investment made to human capital especially education will lead to a stream of higher future develop
  • Quiz No. 218
    1. According to UDISE+ data provisional data for 2018-19, out of 2752 schools in Nagaland, how many were privates?  a. 745 b. 746 c. 2,000 d.  2007 2. What percentage of government schools in Nagaland had schools have separate toilets for girls as per the UDISE+ data? a. 99.43% b. 95.44%  c. 96.86% d. 95.16% 3. What was the overall rank of Mokokchung in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 North-East Zonal ranking?  a. 1st b. 2nd c. 3rd