Several schools across India are making lessons more interesting by employing a host of novel techniques that help students think beyond textbooks and rote learning. The initiatives stem from a Central Board of Secondary Education circular issued to schools this April, reports Kritika Sharma.
The police-politician nexus isn’t new. But it has worsened dramatically and IPS has now lost its moral and professional centre of gravity, writes Shekhar Gupta
Anita Sengupta, a former NASA scientist credited with developing a supersonic parachute that helped put the US space agency’s Curiosity rover on Mars, is being ‘mansplained’ planetary sciences on Twitter. This happened after she wrote that Moon was a planet, reports Mohana Basu.
Faced with a series of controversial resignations from the coveted Indian Administrative Service, the Modi government is looking at toughening the conditions for quitting the civil services. The government is considering adding more conditions to deal with potential resignations, reports Sanya Dhingra.
India’s slowing growth has left few sectors of the economy untouched and hurt the bottomlines of some of the country’s biggest companies. But Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved, a rising FMCG star until recently, has more than the slowdown to blame. Read the report by Himani Chandna to know more.
Squadron Leader Devayya’s heroics to shoot down a PAF Starfighter in 1965 are among IAF’s finest hours. But he wasn’t lucky like Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and perished with his Mystere, writes Sameer Joshi.
The study of DNA samples of the skeletons found in Rakhigarhi, an Indus Valley Civilisation site in Haryana, has found no traces of the R1a1 gene or Central Asian ‘steppe’ genes, loosely termed as the ‘Aryan gene’, reports Fatima Khan.