CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

Class 10 and 12 board examinations conducted by the CBSE may start from mid-February rather than March to provide more time for the evaluation of answer scripts, sources said. According to a senior CBSE official, a committee being set up to suggest systemic changes in the evaluation process followed by CBSE for board exams will explore this aspect. “At present, the exams start on March 1 and usually go on for a month. This also coincides with the start of summer vacations and hence, a number of teachers go on…

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Sleep Deprived? Dedicate the Weekend for Sleeping to Stay Healthy

Sleep Deprived? Dedicate the Weekend for Sleeping to Stay Healthy

Our work life can get quite hectic, leaving us with very little time to sleep. While sleep may seem like least priority on our extensive to-do list, it should not be taken lightly. It is not without reason that health experts tell us to dedicate seven to eight hours for a good night’s sleep. The fact is that rest is crucial in helping your body carry out various functions effectively. Good sleep can help you a great deal in your path to healthy lifestyle. And if you find it tough…

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What’s wrong? CBSE Class 12 Board marks revised from 42 to 90 and 68 to 95

What’s wrong? CBSE Class 12 Board marks revised from 42 to 90 and 68 to 95

Is the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) marking system going horribly wrong? Recent media reports say Class 12 students, shocked to receive 68 and 42 in math in the board exams, reapplied for verification of marks – which were then increased to 95 and 90, respectively. Such a huge difference in marking definitely means the board has bungled in a big way. The Times of India, which reported the change in marks has also claimed access to documents of a Mumbai student with 50, whose marks after verification, were…

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Celebrity trainer Abbas Ali shares easy-to-do exercises for dads

Celebrity trainer Abbas Ali shares easy-to-do exercises for dads

Our fathers work really hard the whole day and like to be seated in front of the TV watching cricket, news or even a TV series he is addicted to. Doesn’t sound bad, does it? Well, if you want your daddy dear to spend the rest of his life healthy and fit, you have to make him ditch the sofa. This Father’s day, spend quality time and bond with him over fitness with these easy-to-do exercises at home , suggested by Abbas Ali. With experience of over two decades, Abbas…

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Gym rules for beginners

Gym rules for beginners

Finally decided to hit the gymafter months (or years) of procrastination? While you congratulate yourself on finally taking this big step, here are some things that you need to keep in mind when you start working out at a gym for the first time… Exercising cannot be done while you wear just about anything, so invest a bit in your gym wardrobe. You don’t have to stick to only black colours, rather purchase some gym clothes in funky neon colours. Make sure what you wear isn’t too tight or loose….

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Today is World Sauntering Day

Today is World Sauntering Day

World Sauntering Day is celebrated to remind people to purposefully slow down (Thinkstock) So much has been said about walking and its health benefits and if you haven’t got enough of that activity into your schedule, here’s another reason to do so. World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19every year to remind people about the importance of putting the brakes on our high-speed life and purposefully slowing down. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day. To celebrate it, leave the phone and other distractions at home…

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How to make your gym workouts successful

How to make your gym workouts successful

Planning your workout in advance will help you train better (Thinkstock) Not everyone who joins a gymmanages to get into shape. In fact, some people are gym regulars for years but fail to get into the shape they desire. There could be several reasons for this. Following an unhealthy diet, underlying health complications and hormonal imbalances are just some of the reasons why you could be unsuccessful in the gym. Take a cue from people who are not only successful in achieving their workout goals but are worth getting inspired…

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Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity , researchers wrote in the journal `Sleep’. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality ,” lead author Chang-Ho Yun of the Seoul National University Budang Hospital said. Sleeping in may be better than…

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KKW Beauty: Kim Kardashian-West to launch her own cosmetic line

KKW Beauty: Kim Kardashian-West to launch her own cosmetic line

The Kardashians know how to do business. One of the most successful families of entrepreneurs around, they give competition to each other. After Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian-West is ready to launch her cosmetic brand, KKW Beauty, soon. The products under her label haven’t been revealed yet as she has planned to launch them on June 21, 2017. “After 10 years of getting my makeup done every single day, I’ve really put that knowledge into action and production,” Forbes quoted Kim Kardashian as saying. The businesswoman and reality television star told…

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Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer’s largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector. The deal, which puts a 27 percent premium on Whole Foods’ closing share price on Thursday, would could give the grocer a major competitive edge by allowing it to tap into Amazon’s massive power to buy and sell goods at a lower cost. Whole Foods recently had come under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana…

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