Monday, February 6, 2023


Budget 2023: Modi govt puts focus on upgrading skills & tech, 3 new AI centres to come up

Education Ministry has been allocated Rs 1,12,899.47 cr — up by 8% from last yr — and FM has announced launch of PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0 to skill lakhs of youth within next 3 yrs.

What Economic Survey says about education: Decline in dropout rate, improved gender parity

Enrolment in schools has improved at all levels except pre-primary. According to report, in 2021-22, 40% of country's schools had internet and 89.3% had electricity.

Fudged CV, plagiarism — accusations haunt Kanpur University V-C now under CBI probe

Extortion investigation against Vinay Kumar Pathak has revived old questions about CV fraud, plagiarism and also the ‘integrity’ of a panel that gave him a clean chit in 2018.

ST enrolment in higher education up by nearly 50%, SC & OBC stats on rise too: Education ministry

While increase in SC, ST & OBC numbers have been noticed since 2014-15, according to findings of All India Survey on Higher Education, overall enrolments crossed 4 cr-mark for 1st time in 2020-21.

Indian companies want green-skilled professionals. But education system is yet to catch up

The global shift towards green economies means that companies are offering more ‘green jobs’. But academics say that India’s educational institutions aren’t meeting the demand. 

Hits & misses of PM’s Pariksha pe Charcha — Hindi barrier, no TV, some ‘good advice’

Ministry of Education had told schools across the country to show students live telecast of PM Modi’s annual Q&A session this Friday. Feedback from students & teachers was mixed.

Budget 2023: Digital University, announced by Sitharaman last year, to begin classes this July

Announced in Budget 2022, the NDU is touted to be significant step towards attaining some goals in NEP 2020. However, it will only offer diploma & certificate courses initially. 

39 lakh students to witness PM’s ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’ this year, 50% up from last, says govt

This year’s event is scheduled to take place in Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium on 27 January and will be telecast live across the country.

Indians studying in Ireland at all-time high. ‘Want more undergrads to come’, says envoy Ward

Most Indians going to Ireland for higher studies are either Master's or PhD students, says envoy Brendan Ward. A major draw for them is post-study work opportunities for two years.

Why Delhi govt schools need classrooms more than teachers trained in Finland

Delhi govt plan to send teachers on training tour to Finland is latest bone of contention between Kejriwal & L-G Saxena. But a recent study has pointed to a far more pressing need.

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Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf went from being warmaker, dictator to yelling on Indian TV...

His worldview was shaped by the foundational logic of Pakistan — that its people could preserve its purity only in a separate State achieved by mutilating India.

How Maharashtra plans to make Mumbai & satellite towns a 250...

Maharashtra govt's goal is to eventually make the state a trillion-dollar economy. For this, it’s pushing to boost the economy of its most valued asset — the Mumbai Metropolitan Area.


India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.