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Cabinet approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education till March 2026

According to the govt, the scheme will cover 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students and 5.7 million teachers of govt and aided schools.
Shooter Manu Bhaker during the 10m Air Pistol Women's Qualification at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo, on 25 July 2021

Why does India have so few Olympic medals? We still value grades over skills

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Structural change, state intervention required to change misconceptions about humanities

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

63% parents say schools have increased fees despite classes being held online, survey finds

According to LocalCircles survey, 33 percent of parents said schools have increased fees by over 20 per cent for the academic year 2021-22.
Representational image for school students | Photo: ANI

Ghadar martyrs to war heroes: The 17 names Punjab govt has chosen to rename its schools

The Ghadar movement, an international political movement founded by expatriate Indians to overthrow British rule in India, was active between 1903 and 1917.
Girls studying in a classroom | Representational image | Photo: Flickr

57% girl students, 85% boys interested in pursuing STEM as career, survey finds

The survey, titled ‘India’s Future in Next-Generation Tech & STEM’, was conducted by edtech platform Avishkaar, which focuses on AI, robotics and app development.
Students attend a class after schools re-opened in Nagaon district of Assam on 2 November 2020 | ANI

Only 39% schools in India had computers, 22% had internet access in 2019-20, govt data shows

The Unified District Information System for Education report also said that 84% schools have libraries and reading rooms, but only 69.4% of them have libraries with books.
Representational image of students | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Becoming another brick in the wall’ — university admissions reduce students to just numbers

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File photo of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Speaks during a cabinet meeting. | ANI

No more Telugu medium in Andhra — Why Jagan govt wants English in all schools, colleges

In 2019, Jagan govt ordered Andhra schools to switch to English, but that's stuck in SC. Now it has directed all colleges to compulsorily adopt English as medium of instruction from this session.
Representational image | Wokandapix from Pixabay

It is time to break taboo around mental health and begin conversations on it

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On Camera

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It’s time now to think of kids first, whatever the virus has in store

So far in the pandemic, children suffered disproportionately to protect the elderly. But now we adults must return the favour so that kids can resume their learning and socialising.
Customers stop near children's furniture on display in the self-service furniture area of the Ikea store in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s services sector stuck in contraction for third straight month in July

The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 41.2 in June to 45.4 in July but was stuck in contraction due to subdued demand conditions amid Covid crisis.

Defence

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant begins sea trial, Navy says ‘historic’ day

The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier is the largest and most complex warship built in the country. Vikrant is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy in 2022.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.