Sunday, 26 September, 2021

Education

Students in a classroom | Representational image | ANI Photo

Why 1.25 lakh private school students in Telangana moved to govt schools in 2021

The figure is a 40% jump compared to previous academic year of 2020-2021, when around 89,000 private school students moved to govt schools. 
Representational image | File photo of students appearing for the JEE exams at a centre in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

20 JEE Mains aspirants debarred from exams for 3 years for using ‘unfair means’

Announcement by NTA comes amid CBI probe into the alleged manipulation of JEE Mains phase 4 exam, conducted between 26 August and 2 September.

Over 400 JEE Mains aspirants from 23 centres now under NTA scanner for ‘malpractice’

Investigation by the National Testing Agency is running parallel to CBI's probe into alleged manipulation of fourth phase of JEE Mains.
Students undergo a thermal screening process outside an exam centre as they arrive to appear for the NEET exam in Rajasthan's Bikaner on 12 September 2021 | Representational image | ANI

Jaipur Police arrests 8 including a candidate for cheating in NEET exam

According to the police, the accused forwarded the answer key of the NEET paper to help the 18-year-old candidate for a deal of Rs 30 lakh.
Representational image. | A school in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Week after reopening, Delhi govt schools are buzzing, private classrooms emptier than ever

Govt school principals say attendance is in the 70-80% range since 1 September. Private schools, dogged 3rd Covid wave fears & commute issues, peg number at 10%.
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Commons

This is what JNU students will study in new, controversial ‘counter-terrorism’ course

New JNU course on 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' criticised for peddling RSS ideology. This is what the course includes.
The campus of the Central University of Kerala | Wikimedia Commons

‘BJP-RSS proto fascist’: Classroom remark leads to Kerala university ‘censoring’ professors

Central University of Kerala issues circular to faculty to abstain from making remarks that could be considered anti-national, some say this will make classroom discussions difficult.
IIT Madras (representational image) | www.icandsr.iitm.ac.in

IIT Madras is India’s best institution for third year in a row, IISc, JNU & BHU in top 10

NIRF ranks institutions under 10 categories — Overall, University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, Medical and Research, a new category added this year.

Edtech startup Byju’s to accelerate IPO plans, in talks to raise up to $600 mn

Byju’s is aiming to file its initial IPO documents as early as the second quarter of next year. The startup and its bankers are discussing a valuation of $40 billion to $50 billion.
Representational image. | A school in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Bring kids back to schools or decades of progress will be reversed, warns medical colleges body

In a 30-page document, the IAPSM outlines the risks involved in keeping schools closed and highlights the protocols that can be adopted to reopen such institutions.

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Double vaccination halves risk of developing long-lasting Covid symptoms

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting long Covid is to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
Sugarcane farmers wait with their bullock carts to unload their crop outside the Modi Sugar Mills in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Yogi announces hike in sugarcane MSP by Rs 25 per quintal, months before UP polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Sunday that the new price will enable sugarcane growers to increase incomes by 8%, and will transform lives of 45 lakh farmers.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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