World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer than the 20th Century average. The heat was most notable in parts of Europe, Russia, Canada and South America, it said. The NOAA report was released as the US prepares for a “dangerous heatwave”. The National Weather Service has warned that tens of millions of people will be affected by excessive heat…

Forced to Discontinue Education, JNU Guard Clears University’s Entrance Exam, Will Study Russian

New Delhi: In 2004, Ramjal Meena was forced to discontinue his studies during graduation in order to eke out a living for his family. Their financial condition was terrible and he joined his father in labour work in Karauli, a village in Rajasthan, where he was born. While Meena’s dream to study further was cut short when he joined New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2014 as a security guard, in a stroke of luck, he qualified as a student at the prestigious university five years later. “2004 me padhai…

Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks

The world’s largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources “digital first”. Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks from now on, and they would be updated much less frequently. The British firm hopes the move will make more students buy its e-textbooks which are updated continually. “We are now over the digital tipping point,” boss John Fallon told the BBC. “Over half our annual revenues come from digital sales, so we’ve decided a little…