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90 lakh govt college students can’t access online lessons, report states, urges aid

The report has been prepared by a professor at National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration, a central govt institute involved in research on education.
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Study shows how India’s higher education enrollment can jump to 65% from 27%

Study says India should adopt Eligibility Enrollment Ratio instead of Gross Enrollment Ratio, stressing that the former is ‘more realistic projection of college enrollment numbers’.
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Critical data on India’s higher education is out but only Modi has hijacked headlines

When you put the reports by HRD ministry and CMIE survey together, you are looking at a simmering volcano.

Number of women enrolling in higher education rises 1,350 per cent in 7 years

Post-graduate and M.Phil. are dominated by women, but the nature of courses they’re studying hasn’t changed much over the years. New Delhi: The number of women enrolling themselves for higher education in India has risen by a jaw-dropping 1,350 per cent in the last seven years, the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) released Friday has revealed. From 1.2 million women in 2010-11, the number has gone up to 17.4 million women in 2017-18. However, when compared to the percentage of women in the workforce in India, the number is abysmally low. As per the World Bank Report on Labour Force Participation, just about 29 per cent of women in India are part of the workforce. Enrolment ratio Of the total enrolment in higher education this year, girls constituted 47.6 per cent, which is up by around one per cent from last year. But in 2010-11, the figure was 44 per cent. There has also...

On Camera

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How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

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Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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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.