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International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8 September

Today, on 8 September, the world celebrates International Literacy Day. As literacy is considered to be one of the significant aspects of human lives, therefore this day is given a lot of importance internationally.

At the same time, as it's the 21st century and competition has increased remarkably, therefore this day is celebrated to spread awareness and urge people to at least gain knowledge about basic literacy skills.

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Apply the right amount of effort, and you have a rewarding yoga practice that leaves you feeling recharged and refreshed. Pixabay

Yoga is a powerful practice that works on both the body and mind; that is why it helps in transforming the whole personality and not just the physical body. However, there’s a common misconception that yoga is all about complicated postures. That by doing a complicated backbend, or after achieving the full splits, we somehow become ‘better than we were before. It limits the concept of yoga to something that you only do on the mat. It assumes that if you can’t do extreme postures, you can’t ever be good at or practice yoga.

Namita Piparaiya, Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle Specialist, Founder, Yoganama shares few ways you can extend your yoga practice into your daily life.

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Believing in something that never happened, or even recalling something that never occurred, may have significant consequences. Pixabay

A team of researchers has found that rich false memories of autobiographical events can be planted — and then reversed.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, highlights techniques that can correct untrue recollections without damaging true memories.

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Period education is very important. Unsplash

Prioritizing period education and protection is the key to ensuring more and more girls continue to stay in school, says Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar. The actress has been actively participating in the nationwide movement #KeepGirlsInSchool campaign by Whisper, in collaboration with UNESCO. The campaign aims to help keep 90 lakh girls in school and was mobilized to raise awareness and impact young girls, reaching over 5.5 crore people.

Almost 10 lakh people supported Whisper’s petition to integrate a period and puberty education module in the school curriculum, which is currently being developed in partnership with UNESCO.

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