Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Education

Govt wants future school teachers equipped to deal with issues like Blue Whale Challenge 

HRD ministry is making B.Ed curriculum a four-year programme and revising syllabus to help teachers acquire new skills.
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I’m a journalist today because my teachers believed in me

When I look at the current fate of teachers in India, it saddens me. Having spent the early years of my life in a small town in Madhya Pradesh, my ...
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Five reasons why Teachers’ Day should be abolished

Teachers have let India down.

How to be a good Indian wife, an IIT-incubated startup teaches

Called ‘Daughters’ Pride — Beti Mera Abhimaan’, the course is the brainchild of a startup based out of IIT-Banaras Hindu University.

Govt officials’ kids only in govt schools: Why proposed Karnataka scheme is unfeasible

Many educationists feel this move is neither viable nor acceptable. They recommend following the Delhi model of making it optional.

Shekhar Gupta, science vs technology isn’t like Communism vs RSS

Creating artificial conflicts between science and technology is certainly not conducive to the advancement of either.
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How to stay awake at IAS coaching—learn from these failed aspirants

The motto of Sleepy Classes is that one needs only 3 things to prepare — an internet connection, a mobile phone/laptop, and jazba (passion).
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi

Indian students don’t think Mahatma Gandhi can get them any jobs

Ahead of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019, data shows dramatic reduction in students pursuing Gandhian studies. But scholars are unperturbed.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi govt plans to take Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life to schoolkids across India

HRD Ministry sources say government wants chapters on Vajpayee's role in the Pokhran nuclear test, the Kargil war, and as a Jan Sangh leader.

IITs reject proposal to scrap JEE Advanced, B.Tech courses will continue in all institutes

IIT council rules that doing away with JEE Advanced, as proposed by HRD ministry, will make exam lose credibility.  

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...