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Modi govt moves to appoint VCs to 3 central universities after go-ahead from poll body

HRD ministry looks to name VCs to Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi Central University and Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya.

Pay up or leave — what Delhi private schools are telling poor students as RTE window ends

Students who took admission in Class 1 in 2011-12 batch have completed Class 8 this year, which means the RTE Act's EWS quota no longer applies to them.

Modi govt now says PhDs on ‘national priorities’ was a bureaucratic blunder

Minutes of an HRD meeting mention 'national priorities' but govt never issued a circular nor an order directing universities to comply with it.

HRD ministry officials will head to Mussoorie to discuss ‘future of higher education’

About 15 HRD ministry officials of the rank of joint secretary and above are heading to Mussoorie on a three-day official retreat from 21 April.

Under Arvind Kejriwal govt, enrolment & pass percentage have fallen in Delhi govt schools

A report by NGO Praja Foundation highlights falling enrolment, poor retention and a massive drop in pass percentage in Delhi government schools.

NIT-Kurukshetra orders students not to gate-crash weddings, threatens disciplinary action

NIT-Kurukshetra issued a circular on 16 March, describing such behaviour as 'unethical and immoral’.

CBSE to combine Class X marksheet and certificate into one document from 2019

Class 12 students will, however, continue to get separate documents for marksheet and certificate of examination.

As UK readies for Brexit, Indian students to gain from new post-study visa offer

The new strategy, set to be rolled out in the coming years, will offer undergraduate and Masters' students the chance to stay in the UK for six months after graduating to look for work.

Is Kendriya Vidyalaya losing popularity among central govt staff? Data suggests so

Proportion of KV students from central govt families has dropped to 47% in 2017-18 from 60% in 2011-12, while that from non-govt families is on the rise.

Cabinet approves ordinance to junk controversial quota rule for university faculty hiring

Ordinance will take faculty recruitment to an older formula, by which quotas for SC/STs & OBCs were calculated on basis of institution's staff strength, not individual department's.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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