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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the Vesak Day programme, on 26 May 2021 | PTI

SAFAL for CBSE students, Vidya Pravesh for preschoolers: Modi launches schemes on 1 yr of NEP

In a virtual address Thursday, PM Modi called NEP a 'monumental step' in education and announced several schemes under the policy.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

As NEP turns one, Pradhan calls for making education affordable, accessible & equitable

In a series of tweet, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his resolve to 'realise the aspirations' of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and make India a 'vibrant knowledge economy'.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

UGC notifies academic bank of credits, students can design their own degree now

Similar to a bank account, the credit bank will be a repository where students’ academic credits — calculated on the basis of classwork and tutorials — will be stored.
Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Modi govt all set to offer 27% OBC reservation in all-India quota medical seats

The reservation pertains to the 15% undergraduate and 50% postgraduate seats that govt medical colleges in states set aside for the all-India quota.

JEE Advanced to be held on 3 October, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says

The qualifying test for admission to IITs, earlier scheduled on 3 July, was deferred in wake of the prevailing Covid situation.
BYJU'S the learning app logo displayed on a smartphone. Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Getty Images/LightRocket via Bloomberg

On acquisition spree, Byju’s buys higher education platform Great Learning for $600 mn

The acquisition marks an entry to higher education segment for Byju’s as it plans to combine its technology with Great Learning’s courses in areas such as design and cloud computing.
Representational image of students revising for a CBSE board exam | File photo: ANI

Results for ICSE, ISC board exams declared, Class 10 boys & girls record same pass percentage

Board exams for classes 10 and 12 were cancelled in view of second Covid wave. Class 12 girls outshone boys by a margin on 0.2 per cent.

No plans to suspend NEET, other entrance exams, Centre informs Lok Sabha

MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar Friday said that the number of examination centers have been increased across the country to avoid crowding and long travel by candidates.
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President Kovind approves appointment of vice chancellors in 12 central universities

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the visitor to central universities, approved appointment of 12 out of 22 vice chancellors posts that were vacant, education ministry said.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Women in STEM: The growing numbers, challenges and whether it translates into jobs

The number of Indian women who have opted for STEM as a field of study has increased in the last three years, but challenges remain.

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If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistan will feel the security heat: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistani officials worry that fighting will force more Afghans to flee with estimates of new refugees ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.

Defence

File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.