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Do you think your kids text better than they can write? You need to worry

Some schools in Scandinavia are no longer teaching children to write by hand.
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7-year-old game developers? Why coding is India’s latest education fad

Young children in the country have taken to ‘coding’ lessons in the last few months. Online platforms that offer such lessons say the trend is here to stay.
Representational image for school students | Photo: ANI

No assessment up to 2-3 weeks, can opt for online classes — SOPs for reopening schools

The education ministry guidelines want schools to get health and wellness report of teachers and students and what their status is with respect to Covid-19.
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Covid shut schools, but teachers making sure learning is not stopped

Covid or not, teachers will continue to be the backbone of all education systems, and we should unequivocally support them.

Byju’s gets another $300 million of investments as it expands to meet soaring demand

Investors are increasing support for India’s edtech startups such as Byju’s as the country’s pandemic challenge spreads and closes schools.
A girl goes to school | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Girls are quitting school to work in Covid-hit rural India, Nepal, other Asian countries

A survey found that 42% of girls reported a decline in their family’s income during the pandemic and that one in two girls surveyed was at risk of dropping out in these countries
Representational image for school students | Photo: ANI

Schools to reopen this month, but parents remain worried & experts advise caution

Shorter hours, reduced strength, masks & sanitisers will be the norm when schools reopen, according to SOP announced by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The BYJU'S learning app

Byju’s raises another $500 mn, is valued at $11 bn as money flows into online education

The frenetic deal activity signals huge investor appetite for India’s edtech startups as India's pandemic escalates, prompting parents to seek out online resources.
A teacher and student in a remote village in Nagaland (representative image) | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

On International Literacy Day, a look at how teachers in India trying to keep kids in school

Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the education sector with many students unable to access online classes due to the lockdown and digital divide.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

NEP is country’s policy, not of govt, will shape vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, PM Modi says

PM Modi once again pressed for effective implementation of the NEP, saying his government took into account all stakeholders while formulating it. 

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.