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By Team ParentCircle • 9 min read
10 May 2019
1. How Mamta Nayak scored above 90 percent in her CBSE boards despite her cerebral palsy and lack of schools ready to admit her.
We live in a world designed for able-bodied people. So, when it comes to accommodating disabled people, many organisations do not have the appropriate infrastructure in place, or simply cannot be bothered to make the extra accommodations for the disabled people. Which is why it’s no surprise that Mamta Nayak was rejected by so many schools on her journey to finding one, which could and would make the appropriate accommodations. Thanks to these accommodations she was able display her talent and score above 90 percent in her 10th board examinations.
Read more: https://indianexpress.com/article/education/cbse-class-10th-exam-result-2019-mamta-nayak-maharashtra-5713849/
2. Celebrate the effort of your children, not the results!
Are you feeling a little low as your child didn’t do exceptionally well in the exam? But don’t you think you need to celebrate the effort your child puts into studying and not just his results? Read the viral post about the mom from New Delhi who celebrated her son’s 60 per cent marks in the recently declared CBSE Class 10 exam. In the post, Vandana Katoch says she has seen her son struggling with certain subjects and is glad that he didn’t give up and tried harder. She congratulated her son for scoring 60 per cent and added that even if ‘it is not 90’ it made her extremely happy. Her post ended with a piece of advice for her son to chart his own course.
Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/cbse-class-x-results-womans-post-congratulating-son-for-60-marks-in-cbse-class-x-goes-viral-2035461
3. Schools taking extra steps for children’s security
A bus from GRD school was on fire while dropping students in Salem Tabri last Wednesday. The bus met with a dangling electric wire and caught fire immediately. Schools are now taking initiatives to avoid such accidents. Kiran Saini, PRO of BCM Shastri Nagar School, said: “It is our duty to protect children under any circumstance whether it’s inside the school or while they are going home."
Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/69257915.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
4. Reliance acquires iconic toy retailer Hamleys
Now, Reliance has a toy store under its banner! With the acquisition of iconic British toy brand Hamleys, Reliance Industries has marked its first foray into overseas retail market. Under owner Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Brand is on its way to become a big player in the global toy retail industry. Through its Reliance Brands subsidiary, the company has signed an agreement to buy the toy store brand from Hong Kong-listed C Banner International Holdings giving it license to sell Hamleys products in India. Hamleys runs 167 stores across 18 countries and, interestingly, the majority of stores are in India.
Read more: https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/mukesh-ambanis-british-game-ril-acquires-iconic-toy-chain-hamleys-in-first-international-retail-foray/1573755/
5. How can they score 100% in exams? Is the system broken?
A few decades ago a student scoring 99 per cent or 100 per cent in their board exams was pretty much unheard of. But given the way papers are graded now, this is not at all the case. So, were students then way more unintelligent or has there been a significant change in grading today? It seems more likely that it’s the grading system that has changed. And while it might seem nice that the students are achieving such high scores now, it can have significant repercussions on their learning (e.g. depending on rote memorisation rather than learning).
Read more: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/editorials-columns/how-can-they-score-100-in-exams-is-the-system-broken-
6. Skateboarding star Kamali wins accolades and hearts
Only nine years old, Kamali can impress everyone with her award-winning skateboarding skills. Meet the girl from a small non-descript fishing village near Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. Raised by her gutsy single mother, Kamali is the only kid in her village who skateboards. Now, her story has reached the global audience as a short film based on her true story has won top awards in the Atlanta Film Festival. The film, named Kamali after her, has shows upbringing and journey. The story revolves around Suganthi, Kamali’s mother, and her struggles to raise a daughter who wants to pursue skateboard in a small fishing hamlet.
Read more: https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/short-film-kamali-skateboarding-wins-prize
7. According to the latest survey, Kerala not safe for children
According to the latest crime analysis, the southern state of Kerala is not a great place to raise kids. In a shocking survey, it is revealed that the crime against children has almost doubled over the past four years. The crimes committed against children has risen from 2,384 in 2015 to 4,008 in 2018. The survey also states that Kerala has over 72 lakh families with children who are vulnerable to crimes and abuses. However, the silver lining came in the form of another finding from the survey, according to available statistics, crimes against women have gone down in the past three years.
8. How AI can detect depression in a child's speech
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) detect signs of anxiety and depression in a child’s speech? Apparently, it can! According to a study published in the Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, scientists have worked upon and developed an AI system that provides a way to diagnose these conditions, which in most cases are hard to detect and often overlooked in young people. In most cases of children suffering from this condition, factors such as long waiting lists for an appointment with a psychologist, issues related to costly insurance and failure to detect signs early, contribute to children missing out on the much-required treatment.
Read more: https://www.thehansindia.com/hans/young-hans/artificial-intelligence-can-detect-depression-in-childs-speech-527450
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