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Even though mother tongue is spoken fluently by most people, still adult language speakers not just differ in the no. of words they know but also in the ability to understand and produce words and sentences.(Unsplash)

Why do people differ in their ability to use language: Study

Washington (US) | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:06 AM IST
As a part of a large study researchers tried to find the answer to why even native speakers who have learned to speak their mother tongues fluently still differ in their language using abilities at an individual level.
Akul Malhotra (above), a Class 12 student of St. Columba’s School, Ashok Place.
Akul Malhotra (above), a Class 12 student of St. Columba’s School, Ashok Place.

Focus On Learning: ‘Even in AI age, mathematics is the language of all sciences’

By Akul Malhotra
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Mathematics is the mother of all science disciplines, writes Akul Malhotra, a Class 12 student of St. Columba’s School, Ashok Place.
The panel will draft a blueprint for the governance structure of the two institutes, including the department and centres that would work under them.(HT file)
The panel will draft a blueprint for the governance structure of the two institutes, including the department and centres that would work under them.(HT file)

Government plans varsity for languages’ promotion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:45 AM IST
The eleven-member panel, chaired by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and comprising several eminent personalities, will outline the modalities of the Indian Institute of Translation and Interpretation, the order said.
JEE Main to be conducted in more regional languages from next year(ANI)
JEE Main to be conducted in more regional languages from next year(ANI)

JEE (Main) to be held in more languages: Nishank

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday announced that Joint Admission Board (JAB) will conduct the Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE Main) exams in more regional languages of India from next year.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IIT-Madras faculty develop AI models to process text in 11 Indian regional languages

Madras | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) models and datasets to process texts in 11 Indian languages, the premier institute said on Tuesday.
Ranveer says kids today are capable of having more deeper and analytical conversations(Subi Samuel)
Ranveer says kids today are capable of having more deeper and analytical conversations(Subi Samuel)

Fair or foul: Mind your language!

Hindustan Times | By Ranveer Allahbadia
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Social media star and entrepreneur Ranveer Allahbadia on whether or not to monitor who your kid is watching online
Kavita Kaushik is known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala in the popular TV show FIR.
Kavita Kaushik is known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala in the popular TV show FIR.

Kavita Kaushik: Social media is the worst drug, look at the language, threats, abuses being hurled at people, judgements being passed

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Actor Kavita Kaushik says Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is going all over the place and far from reaching a conclusion, and the narratives have moved from mental health, then nepotism, insider-outsider debate and now to drugs.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

‘Superpower’:Unlike adults, children use both brain hemispheres to understand language and recover from neural energy much easier

Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 08:57 PM IST
To understand language (more specifically, processing spoken sentences), children use both the brain’s hemispheres, right and left -- quite different from what adults do.
Intensive therapy not necessarily best in treating loss of language after stroke(Twitter/DoomSparkler)
Intensive therapy not necessarily best in treating loss of language after stroke(Twitter/DoomSparkler)

Loss of language in early recovery after a stroke cannot be treated with intensive therapy

Joondalup [Australia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 07:00 PM IST
To enhance recovery after a stroke, study suggests therapy could be spread over a longer period to treat the loss of language and communication
A student of BCM School, Chandigarh Road, showcasing his poster during a virtual language-based activity.(HT)
A student of BCM School, Chandigarh Road, showcasing his poster during a virtual language-based activity.(HT)

Punjab school events: BCM students brush up their language skills

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Important and interesting event that took place at Punjab schools recently.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Govt not against English, but wants to strengthen Indian languages: Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi/Bhopal | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Though Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Minister of Education added that some of the top developed countries accomplished great achievements using mother tongue as a medium of education.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Teaching up to class 5 in mother tongue, regional language: School principals have varied views

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 03:58 PM IST
As per the new National Education Policy (NEP), the medium of instruction until at least class 5, but preferably till class 8 and beyond, will be the home language, mother tongue, local language and regional language.
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )

New Education Policy moots local language as mother tongue as language of instruction “wherever possible”

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 05:36 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020: The policy document states that since children learn and grasp non-trivial concepts more quickly in their home language, which is often the mother tongue, it should be preferably the medium of instruction.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Automated method for making communications more polite developed

Pittsburgh | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Specifically, the method takes nonpolite directives or requests, and restructures them or adds words to make them more well-mannered. For instance, “Send me the data,” might become “Could you please send me the data?”
Salman Khan has asked his fans to show empathy to Sushant Singh Rajput’s followers.
Salman Khan has asked his fans to show empathy to Sushant Singh Rajput’s followers.

Salman Khan appeals to fans: ‘Stand with Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans, don’t go by language and curses’

UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Amid a social media outrage against him, actor Salman Khan has appealed to his fans to support Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans and family and not go by ‘the language and the curses’.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)

Need for digital content in Indian languages, says Vice President Naidu

Jabalpur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for sustained efforts to increase digital literacy with special focus at the school and college level.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.(HT file)
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.(HT file)

Vice President for national movement to promote Indian languages

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu opined that the efforts to preserve Indian languages should begin at the primary school level and called for providing basic schooling in a child’s mother tongue.
The main objective of the event was to build an ecosystem to drive language equality on the Indian Internet space. (Representational image)(HT file)
The main objective of the event was to build an ecosystem to drive language equality on the Indian Internet space. (Representational image)(HT file)

Bengaluru hosts first Indian language based hackathon

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Around 200 participants battled it out to build solutions to drive - Language Equality on the Indian Internet. The event was won by team “got_r00t” and “PMRY”. Read on to know more...
A mother photographed with her child.(Unsplash)
A mother photographed with her child.(Unsplash)

When language plays barrier between mothers and kids

Jaipur | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 04:10 PM IST
Migrant mothers from West Bengal fear that their children might lose the ‘Bangla’ touch and could be considered non-Bengalis once they go back to their home state. Read on to know more...
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Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee last week had announced that her party would hold state-wide protests on this issue on November 11.(HT file)
Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee last week had announced that her party would hold state-wide protests on this issue on November 11.(HT file)

Trinamool Congress takes out rallies to protest discrimination against regional languages in JEE (Main)

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 01:53 PM IST
TMC supporters took out rallies across West Bengal protesting against the BJP government at the Centre, demanding that Bengali be also included as a language for conducting the JEE (Main) examination.
Quantum boost for Indian languages at Tagore International Literature & Arts Festival. (Representational image)(HT Photo)
Quantum boost for Indian languages at Tagore International Literature & Arts Festival. (Representational image)(HT Photo)

Quantum boost for Indian languages at Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 02:55 PM IST
“Rabindranath Tagore has a presence across art forms like literature, Rabindra Sangeet and theatre but his work is less known in Hindi speaking regions of India. Through this Festival, we want to celebrate Tagore and his work,” Festival Co-Director Leeladhar Mandloi told IANS.
Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University.(HT file)
Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University.(HT file)

Rajasthan’s Sanskrit University establishes language labs

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 12:26 PM IST
As per the University administration, out of the 15 Sanskrit Universities in the country, Rajasthan’s Sanskrit University is the first to establish language labs in three languages.
Holy Cross High school at Kurla in Mumbai. India’s lack of a national language was borne less out of any principle of nation-building and more out of necessity.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Holy Cross High school at Kurla in Mumbai. India’s lack of a national language was borne less out of any principle of nation-building and more out of necessity.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Language: What India got right, what Sri Lanka and Pakistan got wrong | Opinion

By Neelanjan Sircar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2019 10:41 PM IST
Modernists have also built a case for a single national language. But it does not apply to India
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Hindi Diwas 2019: Facts about Hindi language that you must know on Hindi Diwas, why is Hindi not the national language of India and why Gulab Jamun, Samosas, Jalebi are not Hindi words.
Hindi Diwas 2019: Facts about Hindi language that you must know on Hindi Diwas, why is Hindi not the national language of India and why Gulab Jamun, Samosas, Jalebi are not Hindi words.

Hindi Diwas 2019: Interesting facts, why Hindi is not India’s national language and why Gulab jamun, samosa, jalebi are not Hindi words

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Hindi Diwas 2019: Hindi is written in the Devanagri script and has been strongly influenced by Sanskrit. Its standard form is based on the Khari Boli dialect, belonging to the north and east of Delhi.
The new teen jargon has the older generations confused.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The new teen jargon has the older generations confused.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mind your language: Here’s how you can stop being basic and learn Gen Z slang for a lit experience

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Does tea mean a beverage to you, and snack a light bite? You need to upgrade your vocabulary. Stop being basic, learn some Gen Z slang for a lit experience.
Losu has also got it enlisted in the US-based Unicode Consortium for online use.(ANI)
Losu has also got it enlisted in the US-based Unicode Consortium for online use.(ANI)

In a bid to preserve his language, Arunachal man scripts new tribal alphabet

Pune | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:52 PM IST
“It took me almost 12 years to script the Wancho language. It is not only confined to Arunachal Pradesh but is also spoken in Nagaland, Assam and other countries like Myanmar and Bhutan,” Losu said.
Fashion industry enthusiasts get on board with Italian classes whereas those willing to enter the automotive industry try to increase their German vocabulary beyond ‘Das Auto’.(HT FILE)
Fashion industry enthusiasts get on board with Italian classes whereas those willing to enter the automotive industry try to increase their German vocabulary beyond ‘Das Auto’.(HT FILE)

Foreign languages, no more a barrier

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2019 01:25 AM IST
The drive to learn a new language is also boosted by industry verticals. College admission season, these institutes see a rush for classes as students applying for courses abroad want to pick up the language of the university they are applying for.
The Malayalam film Virus is a superbly crafted medical thriller, one of several films shaking Bollywood’s hold over Indian audiences.
The Malayalam film Virus is a superbly crafted medical thriller, one of several films shaking Bollywood’s hold over Indian audiences.

Language no bar: Anupama Chopra on non-Hindi blockbusters

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Surprise! The truly innovative cinema like Virus or Village Rockstars, Super Deluxe, Sairat, Kumbalangi Nights or the Baahubali franchise, is emerging from outside Mumbai.
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