#askgranny1: I just joined a new college. I don’t know anybody here. I am finding difficulty in making new friends in a completely different environment. What should I do?

  • There is no life in college without friends. Adapting yourself to a new environment definitely takes more time. You might be nervous trying to make your first impression. To overcome that newbie fear, attend your college regularly. Observe your surroundings for the first few days. 
  • We make friends with like-mind people. As you observe people, there will be someone similar to you. Someone might grab your attention. Someone might please you. If you found someone you want to be friends with, then try to start a small conversation like “hi, where are you from?”. Asking simple questions is the best ice-breaking technique. 
  • All of us are good at starting a conversation. Some of us are silent or have a starting issue. In that case, if you want to make friends, then you shall exhibit your skills. Here showing your skills is to show everyone what you are. Then people who like your attitude will come to you themselves. Then the choice is left up to you whether you want to continue being friends or not.
  • It’s highly necessary to choose the right person as your friend. But sometimes we may not be able to judge a person correctly. People have different forms as it is. But that’s when you realize what kind of friend you need. So it is entirely alright to take some time and get close. Friends once made should be friends for a long-lasting time. 
  • When you are in college, you don’t want to miss those beautiful moments where you shall make memories with friends. My dear friend, don’t worry about being different or living in a different environment. Those who are bound to be with you will be with you no matter what.

Loads of love,
Team BTE

Studies show that 80% of medical students experience low levels of personal achievement

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  • The researchers are worried about the role of smartphone dependence in medical studies because 22% of the participants have achieved their essential score for smartphone dependence. While 80% of medical students are prestigious to become a physician, their personal achievement does not feel right, a new study shows.
  • Researchers expressed concern about the role of smartphone addiction in medical students since the necessary score for smartphone addiction was met by 22% of participants. Researchers surveyed from 385 first to fourth-year medical students to evaluate their burnout, a pathological syndrome due to extended exposure to stressful work, in The Journal of the
  • American Osteopathic Association. The results were published.
  • Burnout has three dimensions, according to the researchers: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low sensation of personalization.
  • “That 80 percent feel a low sense of achievement is a bit ironic, considering that these are all high-performing individuals,” said study lead author Elizabeth Beverly, Associate Professor at Ohio University in the US.
  • “However, it also makes sense that they have gone from an environment where they were standouts to one where they are now on an equal academic playing field,” Beverly said.
  • He added that every year in medical school, the students do not entirely accept the challenge, with their own unique and important stresses.
  • In the first year, students are overcome by their enormous amount of knowledge. In the second year they begin to study for board exams.
  • The third year sends students on clinical rotations to start applying their expertise in the real world. Year four focuses on a residency program and the matching.
  • The study showed a high degree of emotional exhaustion, with only 2.3%, while 17% reported a high level of depersonalization as a form of clinical detachment. Both of these dimensions are linked to greater perceived stress, poorer quality of sleep and greater smartphone addiction.
  • On the contrary, only higher stress perceived is linked to a poor sense of performance, according to the study.


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The National Law University of Odisha (NLUO) today approved 25% reservation in the home quota, which is to benefit law students from Odisha. The Odisha state’s quotas for 25 percent horizontal domiciles across all categories for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses was accepted by the General Council of NLUO, as officially notified.
Previous to that, a 25 % domicile quota of undergraduate courses (UG) was established by the The state government in the course of NLUO.
In a letter to NLUO vice-chancellor, secretary of Higher Education Department, Saswat Mishra had clarified that “The students who have passed 12th Class or equivalent examination from the state of Odisha shall be eligible for claiming reservation for admission under the State domicile
Following the decision of the NLUO Council today, candidates who passed the 12th grade or equivalent exam in the State of Odisha and obtained a minimum of 60 % marks (or equivalent grade) will be entitled to admit to the different university programmes. Candidates who have passed B.A.LL.B., B.B.LL.B, LL.B. or equivalent examination programs in
the state and have secured at least 50 percent (or equivalent) marks will be eligible for postgraduate programs. CLAT score will be subject to the reservation, as mentioned above.


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The BJP accused the Aam Aadmi Party of using the meetings for influencing the electorate and gaining political benefits during the general elections. The PTM was previously scheduled for April 20. The Delhi administration held its 4th Mega Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) at 1,000 government schools on Friday.

This year’s PTMs involved discussion of two main government-school reforms— the removal of non-detention policy in classes 5 and 8 and the introduction of Entrepreneurship mindset Curriculum in classes 9 to 12. Parents and teachers also talked about the changes to the tuition and evaluation process in classes 3-8.
Launched by all government schools in 2016, this mega PTM is an important element in the school calendar. It has helped to establish contact between parents and teachers. The visitor to Khichripur School of Excellence Anita Tiwari, resident of Mayur Vihar Phase 3, expressed satisfaction at the Government’s initiatives. She had a small problem, however.
“My daughter told me that there is an issue with the school bell. The children find it difficult to differentiate between the session bells and cannot understand when classes end. We have been assured that this will be rectified soon,” Tiwari said. On Friday, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Atishi visited several schools including Veer Udham Singh Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Mandawali, SKV No 2 and 3 Mandawali and the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Civil Lines.

Sisodia said, “Parents should be aware of what children are learning so that they can provide support to them at home. Parents’ feedback about schools has been positive. It gives us a lot of confidence in the reform process and that things are moving in the right direction.”
Over 1,300 parents participated in PTM, Awadhesh K Jha, Head of Sector 8 government school, Rohini, says. “Some parents suggested that the PTM could have been held a little later in the year. We told them that discussion about the syllabus and regular attendance early on would help ensure that the academic session proceeds smoothly,” he said, adding that there were extensive discussions on happiness and entrepreneurship curricula.

The Heads of Schools were also called upon earlier in the week to prepare a list of “low achievers whose parents did not attend PTM” based on the evaluation carried out under the Buniyaad Mission and on the results of the last academic 2018-19 session. These parents are then invited to take part in a later school meeting with teachers.


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A Bihar district student of Begusarai committed suicide by hanging himself in Delhi. The police received information about a fan hanging from the Burari area at 10 pm on Saturday. The police arrived at the spot and ruptured the door and saw the man hanging from the fan. The team of police lowered the man, but he had died before.

The name of the person who died is Shakti, according to the police. Shakti was a Begusarai resident in Bihar. After studying BSC, Shakti prepared for the Indian Civil Service exam in Delhi. Shakti lived in a Burari neighbourhood rented apartment. In the one spacious room, two people stayed while he lived alone in the other room. The father of Shakti is the head of a panchayat in the district of Begusarai. Shakti has six sisters in his family while he was the only boy. The police took the body and sent it for postmortem.

A shocking thing was seen when the police searched the young man’s house. The young man on the wall read: “Death is the end of life.” Also, there have also been other comments written on the wall, such as ‘standing alone is better than standing with others who do not respect you.’ BhagwadGeeta was found in the house, too. This book has been set on the desk of this student. Shakti also had a paper in his hand which read ‘I Love You’.