Sunday, 29 May, 2022


Delhi Class 3 & 5 students fare below national average in 3 subjects, says central govt survey

According to central government’s National Achievement Survey 2021, Delhi’s Class 8 and Class 10 students were found to perform better than the national average.

Who’s Ratan Lal? ‘Outspoken professor’ booked for Gyanvapi post said to ‘champion the oppressed’

While Professor Ratan Lal's social media post on Gyanvapi 'Shivling' has generated a mixed response, he is described by peers as an authority on his subject and discussions on caste.

With new campus & IIT collaboration, ‘liberal-arts hub’ Ashoka University eyes big science push

At present, the Haryana varsity offers some programmes in science, but with the expansion, the founders plan to offer a 'unique blend' of research in science and humanities.

Fake ICSE to CBHE — over 100 unrecognised school boards are taking Indian students for a ride

While the government is working on a mechanism to identify fake school boards, ThePrint conducted an independent investigation to find out what how these bodies operate.

Govt fixes minimum and maximum annual fee slabs for engineering, management courses

The minimum annual fee for an engineering course has been fixed at Rs 68,000 per annum. Maximum annual fee fixed at Rs 1.4-Rs 1.8 lakh for three-year and four-year programmes.

Bhagat Singh, Hedgewar, Lankesh — how Kannada school texts have become ‘ideology battleground’

With many accusing Karnataka of making Kannada textbooks 'less progressive', textbook review panel chair defends changes, cites 'complaints about syllabus favouring a certain ideology'.

In ‘midnight order’ Calcutta HC directs CRPF to seal West Bengal School Service Commission office

The order passed by single bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay followed claims of evidence tampering in alleged 2016 School Service Commission recruitment scam being probed by CBI.

Common University Entrance Test for PG admissions from 2022 session, says UGC chairman

The decision comes weeks after the UGC chief announced that CUET scores, not Class 12 scores, would be mandatory for admission to 45 central universities.

Sonu Kumar — how ‘son of alcoholic’ called out Nitish Kumar & became a star in Bihar

A viral video shows 12-year-old Class 5 student telling CM Nitish Kumar about poor education at his school, and how his 'alcoholic' father spends all their money on liquor.

RTI, cheating, forgery — HC probe details 609 ‘illegal’ recruitments of staff in Bengal schools

Calcutta HC on 6 December formed committee to probe alleged irregularities in appointments by West Bengal Central School Service Commission. The 68-page report was submitted last month.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.