Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Education

How to become govt teacher in India – Sarkari result

If you want to become a government teacher in India, there are a few things that you need to do. The process of becoming a government teacher is not easy.

Pakistan can learn from Israel’s secret weapon and arrest its intellectual decline

How did Israel, a country of nine million — between one-half and one-third of Karachi’s population — manage to subdue 400m Arabs?

Why Arunachal, Mizoram have 6 of 7 ‘worst-performers’ in govt’s district school survey

Govt's Performance Grading Index for districts, released this week, is first-ever exercise by Education Ministry to rate districts, and not just states, on their school education system.

At Manipur University, senior faculty wait outside VC office, benami contractors chit chat

In 'Manipur University: Restoring Normalcy', former VC of Manipur University Jarnail Singh takes a dive into the issues that plague the university.

‘Generations will curse you’ — Pakistan scientists Hoodbhoy & Rahman’s emails on a 20-yr feud

In an April email exchange made public, Pakistani scientist Atta-ur-Rahman wanted to ‘mend all bridges’ with Pervez Hoodbhoy. The mail wasn't enough.

India is seeing its worst ‘edu-cide’. First survey after Covid shows

The education gap in India only seems to be widening, and lockdown-induced school closure has only made matters worse.

Neither governors nor CMs can be state university chancellors. It needs someone accountable

If we want our academic institutions to improve and feature higher in world rankings, we need to think beyond CMs and governors as chancellors.

Less than 20% of students in India could access education in pandemic, learning suffered

In their book 'Covid 19 pandemic, Public Policy, and Institutions in India', Saswati Paik and Roshan M Samueltalk about the psycho-social effect of the pandemic on children.

Now in Indian Ed Tech — a company that makes your baby a ‘prodigy’. All doctors don’t agree

Prodigy Framework, started by a Mumbai-based couple, got an investment from Shark Tank India. Parents seem to love it, but experts have questioned claims.

Uttarakhand ultimatum to madrasas getting govt aid — get affiliated to state board or else

Affiliation drive, says Uttarakhand minister, is being pursued 'mainly to improve the quality of education in these institutions… should not be seen from political lens.

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Girls at the Mustiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2006 | Wikimedia Commons

Islam Nusantara saved Indonesia’s Muslims from ISIS. It can help India too

Religious leaders will assemble for the first 'R-20' at the G20 summit in Bali later this year and work to form a guideline to tackle extremism.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.