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Date: 09-23-2020

Deepika Padukone summoned by Narcotics Control Bureau in drugs case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death

Updated by India Parent Magazine

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shradha Kapoor, Rakulpreet Singh, Simone Khambatta and celebrity manager Shruti Modi in connection with a drugs case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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New Inflatable Discovery Duck with Purple Mask now perched on Museum’s roof
Date: 09-17-2020

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Announces Phased Re-opening

Venerable Children’s Museum to Open Outdoor Play Space September 26 Offering Much-Needed Joy and Delight to Children and Families

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All Pictures by Ravi Sundaram
Date: 09-16-2020

Milpitas Golden Knights take Public Forum Debate Indoors!

Milpitas Mayor Richard Tran takes notice and attends the Final Debate session!

By Ravi Sundaram, Special to India Parent Magazine

With COVID-19 bringing in a new distance learning environment and summer lockdown for students, a group of eight middle school students (Milpitas Golden Knights) with the active volunteer guidance of a high school student came up with a creative plan to spend their summer holidays safely indoors and socially connected by organizing a program through remote learning model for Public Forum Debate.

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Date: 09-08-2020

Without SAT/ACT Scores, How Will Colleges Make Admissions Decisions?

By Carolyn, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor

Even in a “normal” school year, the process of preparing for, taking, and responding to standardized test scores is a stressful and overwhelming one for students and families. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, test centers across the country have closed or canceled exams throughout the spring and summer, and even into the fall, sending the world of college admissions into a frenzy. One of the ways that colleges have responded to these obstacles is to implement test-optional admissions policies for the upcoming admissions cycle, to avoid disadvantaging students who have been unable to sit for an ACT or SAT.

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Date: 09-02-2020

Blessings in a Backpack Partners with Spartan Kids Foundation for National Contest

The nonprofits are teaming up to raise funds to feed hungry kids during the new school year, contest submission deadline Oct 15

Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that provides food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry, is partnering with the Spartan Kids Foundation for a nationwide t-shirt design contest to raise funds for childhood hunger.

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Date: 08-31-2020


Jack Albright and Anushka Sanyal each to be awarded $10,000 as 2020 Davidson Fellow Scholarship Winners

Los Altos, Calif. – The Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program has announced the 2020 scholarship winners. Among the honorees are Jack Albright, 16, and Anushka Sanyal, 16, both of Los Altos. Only 20 students across the country are recognized as scholarship winners each year.

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People jubilant at a concert in Chongli, in the northern province of Hebei
Picture courtesy Ng Han Guan/Associated Press
Date: 08-24-2020

Is China back to normal?

Pictures and reports show that it is!
By India Parent Magazine

While theaters, markets, restaurants and malls are bustling with people seemingly without masks, the rest of the world wonders expectantly about its own reopening!

While most of the world is still working from homes and fail to remember how theaters look like, it seems China is back on track abuzz and hectic with social activity.

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Payal Kumari is the daughter of Pramod Kumar and Bindu Devi
who migrated from Bihar and settled in Kerala 17 years ago.
Picture Courtesy Payal Family
Date: 08-21-2020

Kerala resident and daughter of migrant worker bags first rank in Kerala varsity exam

By India Parent Magazine
Speaking fluent Hindi and Malayalam over the phone with India Parent Magazine, Payal Kumari said that her education was a hard and long journey. If not for her parents’ determination she couldn’t have achieved what she did.

Her father Pramod Kumar moved to Kerala with his wife and three children when Payal was only four.

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Sushant Singh Rajput with his father, sisters, and niece
Pic courtesy Shweta Singh Kirti
Date: 08-19-2020

Supreme Court orders CBI investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case

ANI News
Updated By India Parent Magazine

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Aug 19: Supreme Court has ordered CBI investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case on Aug 19. Actor Rhea Chakraborty had filed a petition seeking transfer of investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case from Patna to Mumbai. Earlier today, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the government will decide the way forward after Supreme Court pronounce verdict on Rhea's plea.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death is surrounded by mystery since he died on June 14, which was alleged to be by suicide by the Mumbai police. Since then many facts have come to light that raises several questions on his alleged suicide, now being termed “murder” by certain media channels.

Now that the CBI has taken over the case, the family feels vindicated and are anxiously awaiting justice, as per the comments of their family counsel, Vikas Singh.
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Date: 08-17-2020

Herd Immunity to the Pandemic expected sooner than later?

By India Parent Magazine

According to a report from New York Times today, Herd Immunity to the corona virus pandemic could be arriving sooner than later globally. In addition some pockets such as Mumbai, New York and London may have already become Herd Immune to corona virus pandemic.

The pandemic can end under two circumstances:
One when people are protected through a vaccine and two if they have been infected once and survived and the population at large becomes what is known as herd immune to the virus. Herd immunity doesn’t mean the virus will go away. It just means that the virus will travel slower as the number infected have become substantially larger.

Earlier on experts and scientists estimated that 70 percent should be infected for the population to become herd immune. But more than a dozen scientists have informed the New York Times that they now felt comfortable saying that herd immunity probably lies from 45 percent to 50 percent.”

This could be very positive news coming from experts, says San Jose resident Akash Verma. “Let’s see what happens,” he ends hopefully.