social sciences

Kids’ temper tantrums could signal mental illness


August 31st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Temper tantrums in infants could signal early mental health problems, shows a research.Northwestern University researchers have developed an easy-to-administer questionnaire specifically designed to distinguish the typical ... Read more...

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Gopinath Pradhan is new IGNOU vice-chancellor


August 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Gopinath Pradhan is the new vice- chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a statement released here said Wednesday.Sixty-year-old Pradhan joined IGNOU in ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen appointed chancellor of Nalanda University


July 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was Thursday appointed as the first chancellor of the upcoming Nalanda International University in Bihar, an official said."Decision to appoint Amartya Sen ... Read more...

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Violence causes over 25 percent of teen deaths in Brazil


July 19th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 19 (IANS/EFE) Violent incidents - including accidents and suicides - accounted for over 25 percent of adolescent deaths in Brazil in 2010, a nearly fourfold increase since 1980, ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen in Bihar for Nalanda meeting


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen arrived here Wednesday to attend a meeting of the board of governors of the upcoming Nalanda International University in the state.Amartya Sen ... Read more...

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IGNOU’s preparatory course for students desiring higher education


June 14th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started the admission process for a preparatory course for those aspiring to pursue higher education but who ... Read more...

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Watercress prevents damage caused by workout: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Antioxidant-rich watercress can relieve the stress placed on the body by a strenuous workout. Even those who ate the leafy vegetable just two hours before high ... Read more...

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Blast kills three varsity students in Colombia


March 26th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 26 (IANS/EFE) Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, officials said.A fourth student ... Read more...

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IT tool helps satellites pinpoint ancient settlements


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A new computer tool that extracts clues about ancient human settlements from satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of sites which might otherwise have been lost.The survey ... Read more...

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Awards for social scientists soon: HRD minister


February 6th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The government proposes constituting an award for social scientists who excel in their field on the lines of the Bhatnagar awards for scientists, Human Resource ... Read more...

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Chennai college student dead in Nepal bridge collapse


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) One girl student of Chennai's Mar Gregorios Arts and Science College died and nine others were injured Saturday in a bridge collapse in Nepal, officials said.Another ... Read more...

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Class 10 certificates to have grades on life skills


June 9th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The new Class 10 certificate to be issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) this year will show a student's grades in subjects ... Read more...

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Jamia launches European-Latin American course


May 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Observing the growing relations between India and Latin America and the existing ties with Europe, the Jamia Millia Islamia has introduced an M.Phil programme in ... Read more...

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Jamia to hold common test for UG entrants


April 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Starting this year, Jamia Millia Islamia University will conduct common entrance test for some of its undergraduate courses."Common entrance tests will be conducted for courses ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari releases book titled “The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work”


January 19th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday released a book entitled "The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work" written by B.L.Shankar and Professor Valerian Rodrigues.Addressing on ... Read more...

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Teenage student considers auctioning off virginity to fund tuition fees


January 5th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): A female teenage university student is considering auctioning off her virginity so she can pay her tuition fees for the next three years.The student, who has not been ... Read more...

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IGNOU to offer lectures for Ph.D students in economics


January 4th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Starting its first face-to-face lecture for a Ph.D programme in social sciences, the Indira Gandhi National Open University is starting lectures for its economics students. "Now, students ... Read more...

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Pretending to savour food may help reduce craving


December 27th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Pretending to savour the snack you are trying to give up might help you curb cravings for that food. Researchers have found that imagining the act of ... Read more...

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How kids learn their own ways of solving math problems


November 9th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children with learning problems can benefit from being encouraged to find their own way to solve arithmetic problems.Dr Lio Moscardini at Strathclyde's ... Read more...

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Workshop to enhance research skills at Jamia


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A six-day workshop on 'Research and publications in social sciences' to promote and strengthen social sciences in India started Monday at the Jamia Millia Islamia, a press ... Read more...

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Gujarat schools to get novel study help


July 16th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 16 (IANS) In a novel move, a special audio-visual programme will be beamed across schools in Gujarat to help students understand difficult subjects in an easy manner. The programme will ... Read more...

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Jamia extends postgraduate admission date


July 14th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia University has extended the last date of completing admission formalities to postgraduate courses till July 19, a statement said Wednesday. The last dates ... Read more...

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Talking on phone while driving makes spouse suspicious


June 16th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Besides known dangers, chatting on cell phones while driving might make your partner suspicious. A study by Paul Rosenblatt, social sciences professor at the University of Minnesota, and ... Read more...

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US cult television series, ‘The Wire’, becomes part of Brit university course


May 17th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): The Wire, a cult US television series about the fight against crime in Baltimore, has become the subject of a British university course.The American police show will ... Read more...

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Father of hybrid rice named China’s richest soul


April 29th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.29 (ANI): Yuan Longping, known as the father of hybrid rice, has been named China's soul-richest person.The China Social Sciences Press said in Beijing that Yuan's contribution with hybrid rice was ... Read more...

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Aussies are world’s worst sinners


January 29th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 29 (ANI): Australians are the most likely to commit one of the biblical seven deadly sins, a new study claims.According to an article in the February edition of Focus, a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Government to reform education system to de-stress students


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 22(ANI): In a bid to de-stress the students, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is considering 'Best of the Five' as the criteria for the students ... Read more...

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French anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss dies aged 100


November 4th, 2009 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The father of modern anthropology Claude Levi-Strauss has died at 100 years. He was widely known for his work that included theories about commonalities between ... Read more...

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US professor to help women in Kerala ‘Find Their Voices’


August 7th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) An American professor has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship for a project in Kerala focussing on helping women discover the power of their voices in ... Read more...

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Orissa identifies 575 acres of land for central university


June 12th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) The Orissa government has identified 575 acres of land in tribal-dominated Koraput district for setting up of a central university, an official said Friday. The land has been ... Read more...

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Iraqi teen Mohamed Altoumaimi solves 300-year-old Bernoulli maths puzzle


May 30th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
A 16-year-old Iraqi student living in Sweden has solved a math puzzle that has confounded mathematicians for over 300 years.Mohamed Altoumaimi, who migrated to Sweden six years ago, spent four months and ... Read more...

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Achieving fame, wealth, and beauty doesn’t make up for actual happiness


May 15th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): So you think that achieving loads of money, good looks and others' admiration would make you happy? Well, then think again, for a new study has shown that ... Read more...

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Research turns image of typical sex offender on its head


May 8th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Latest research has turned the image of the typical sex offender as a shaky loner on its head. Philip Birch, lecturer in social sciences, University of New South ... Read more...

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NCERT to introduce human rights education in school


March 20th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Owing to the growing number of human rights abuses, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is planning to introduce human rights as an optional ... Read more...

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Hemingway’s personal documents to be digitised


February 15th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Author Ernest Hemingway's personal documents, including letters and postcards that were preserved in his home in Cuba, are being digitised here.Ada Rosa Alfonso Rosales, director of ... Read more...

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