Monday, 6 December, 2021


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Here’s the secret ingredient to improve children’s learning ability in schools

With many receiving relief funding, schools may be tempted to spend it on the latest gadgets. But first, we need to prioritise the most basic need.
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Male, 50-59 years old and science teacher — what you should be for best work-life balance 

Study based on responses from 3 Indian universities says men among all genders, old people among age groups, and science faculty members enjoy greater work-life balance.
File photo of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI photo

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews status of schools reopening, Covid vaccination among teachers

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday reviewed the COVID-19 vaccination status of teachers across the country and the reopening of schools. He also reviewed the vaccination status in the skilling ecosystem. "Reviewed the vaccination progress of teaching and non-teaching personnel of schools, institutions and skill centres associated with the education and skilling ecosystem," Pradhan tweeted. As per the press note released by the Ministry of Education, Pradhan has been regularly monitoring the vaccination of teaching staff and non-teaching staff to ensure enabling environment for schools to move towards reopening. "With rapid vaccination at scale in the country, we are looking at a future with restored normalcy and vibrancy in our schools and other educational and skilling institutions," he tweeted. "As on date, a majority of states have already opened the schools for all the classes. Over 92 per cent of teaching staff have been vaccinated. In the institutions under Central Government, over 96 per cent of teaching staff have been...
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CBSE lets Class 9 & 10 students do experiments at home, teachers welcome ‘self-learning’

75 experiments have been deemed 'safe' for learners to perform with materials found at home. The move is designed to deal with loss of practical studies during pandemic.
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ICSE Class 10, 12 board exams to be held offline, revised date sheet out

The decision comes after schools, students and parents raised apprehensions regarding online exams. The exams will now be conducted in the respective schools of students.
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‘My daughter’s studies can wait’: Covid pushes girl child out of school as family incomes drop

Education ministry data shows 35 lakh children are currently out of school, which includes those who dropped out during the pandemic.
Students walk past a notice put on the DU art faculty's wall regarding online admission after the university announced its first cut-off list on 1 October 2021 | Representational image | ANI

Why Delhi University is first choice for students across India despite its 100% cut-offs

Delhi University is one of 40 central universities, 16 of which were set up in 2009. Its cut-offs routinely go over 100 per cent. 
Representational image. | A school in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Take responsibility of self-prescribed books — education ministry issues guidelines to schools

The guidelines also say that books chosen by schools shouldn't promote any kind of discrimination based on caste, class, religion, gender, ethnicity, language.
Students sit for the class 10 board examination in Agartala | Representational image | ANI photo

CBSE term-1 boards to start on 30 Nov for Class 10, 1 Dec for Class 12

According to examination controller Sanyam Bhardwaj, the announced date sheet is for major subjects while the schedule for minor subjects will be sent to schools separately.
Students sit for the class 10 board examination in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image | ANI photo

Fake datasheet being circulated on social media for 10, 12 board exams, warns CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education also clarified that it has not released any official notification for the first-term board examinations for Classes 10 and 12.

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Here’s how an organisation tried to buy the original US Constitution with cryptocurrency

A bid by crowdfunders to buy a historic copy of the US Constitution has focused attention on DAOs — a part of the new wave of digital investing.


Fourteen people, including 13 civilians and a soldier, died in an alleged ambush gone awry at Nagaland's Mon Saturday | ANI

Intel behind ‘botched’ Nagaland ambush will be probed too as tensions over civilian deaths grow

Various Naga groups have called for a bandh Monday in view of the killings. Army and Assam Rifles have issued a directive asking all units in Nagaland to remain alert.

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.