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Don’t get lured by ads of ed-tech firms, do your research to avoid fraud, govt tells parents

The advisory says some ed-tech companies asking vulnerable families to sign up for automatic payment options in garb of providing free service, asks parents to be cautious.

327 teachers & staff at CBSE schools died of Covid-19, none on ‘Covid duty’, govt tells RS

There have been reports of teachers dying both on Covid duty and election duty during the devastating second wave of the pandemic earlier this year.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

Bhagavad Gita taught in schools, colleges, even technical institutes — govt tells Parliament

Responding to a question about efforts made towards inclusion of Hindu scripture in curriculums, Dharmendra Pradhan said even Class 6,7 history books have references.

1.6 billion school students were affected due to Covid-19. Here’s how to avoid a repeat

Nearly 77 million children and young people have been shut out of their classrooms for the past 18 months. Digital connectivity is crucial.

Believe it or not, Mumbai civic schools to offer IB education soon. Parents overjoyed

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is looking to affiliate its schools with the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Board.

After 4 suicides in a year — 3 by hanging — IISc begins removing ceiling fans in hostel rooms

IISc says ceiling fans being removed 'to restrict access to any means of self-harm on campus', on the advice of mental health experts. Plan is to use table or wall-mounted fans instead.

No more cut-offs, Delhi University to admit students based on entrance exams from next year

Whether DU will have its own entrance exams or adopt central govt's entrance test is yet to be decided. Panel also approved maternity leave for ad-hoc staff.

‘Want Delhi University to be more inclusive’: V-C pushes for entrance exams instead of cut-offs

States where boards are less lenient with grading miss out due to the high cut-offs, says Yogesh Singh; Executive Council to take final call on DU’s proposal.

IIT Delhi gets record 1,250 job offers this year, average salaries up by 20%

There has been a 45 per cent increase in the number of job offers to graduates, as compared to last year. 

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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