Education

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Forget cramming, CBSE will reward students for creative answers from this year

CBSE officials say students can have different sources of learning apart from the classroom, and they are allowed to use them in their answers if they want.
IIT Delhi

Diversity deficit in IIMs, IITs — just 23 STs and 157 SCs in 9,640 faculty posts

Together SCs, STs and OBCs make up just 9% of total faculty in IITs and 6% in IIMs. Some of the institutes have no SC or ST faculty.  

Snoop on school bags for ‘anything red’ — Valentine’s Day diktat for Karnataka schools

The advisory, issued to private schools, calls for a crackdown, saying students may resort to lying and stealing to celebrate Valentine's Day.
High School Students

How do I deal with my panicky parents – students ask CBSE ahead of board exams

In just the first week since its launch, on 1 February, the CBSE helpline's new feature draws 4,000 callers. 
The Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication in Bhopal | Photo: Neelam Pandey | ThePrint

Nehru is back as Kamal Nath begins to undo ‘saffronisation’ at top journalism school

Kamal Nath's Congress govt in MP is probing allegations of irregular appointments, wasteful expenditure, violation of UGC rules & unauthorised changes in curriculum.
Prakash Javdekar

Govt to file review petition in Supreme Court on faculty reservation in universities: Javadekar

The announcement comes in the wake of protests by teachers and students bodies after the petition seeking restoration of earlier mechanism of faculty reservation.
Ashoka University campus in Sonipat | AshokaUniversity/Facebook

New eminence tags for universities unlikely before Lok Sabha elections

The process, already delayed because of disagreements over the number of institutes to get the tag, is now likely to be put in abeyance till polls are over.
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Department-wise hiring in universities grave miscarriage of justice, Modi govt to argue in SC

In review plea, govt to tell SC that department-wise hiring will bring down faculty from reserved categories to zero in some institutions. 
Students of Panjab University during annual convocation (representational image) | Commons

Govt hikes research fellowship by 20% after protests by scholars

The hike — lowest since 2010 — however, has not gone down well with research scholars. It kicks in with effect from 1 January 2019.
Ashoka university's campus in Sonipat | Facebook

No decision on eminence tag to universities whose patrons IB identified as ‘anti-Modi’

UGC to ask govt to clarify if all 19 institutions recommended by expert panel, including 9 flagged by the IB, can be granted the Institute of Eminence tag.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.