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Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia addressed a press conference on the New Education Policy Thursday,30 July 2020. | PTI /Ravi Choudhary

Delhi’s education board slated for next year, won’t be imposed on govt school says Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the board will be in sync with the reforms proposed in the new National Education Policy.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

Mother tongue rule to apply ‘wherever possible’ — Pokhriyal says NEP understands diversity

In interview to ThePrint, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal says NEP will be implemented uniformly across all schools, will ensure 6% of India's GDP is spent on education.

NEP finally ends science-commmerce-arts school trauma. But will Indian parents ever grow up?

The Modi govt’s ambitious National Education Policy completely overhauls India’s education system, but one major decision is to eliminate ‘rigid’ separation of streams.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

HRD to be renamed Ministry of Education as new National Education Policy is approved

The new National Education Policy has been drafted by a committee headed by former ISRO chief Kasturirangan, and replaces the one formulated in 1986.
Representational image | PTI

Huge rural-urban gap in education expenditure & internet access, reveals NSO survey

A nationwide survey conducted by the National Statistics Office titled “Household Social Consumption: Education” highlights the rural-urban gap in education.
Rajat Bansal | Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

‘Seekh’ mitras to Amcho Radio — How children of Bastar are learning with schools shut

The district magistrate of Bastar in Chattisgarh writes how UNICEF, volunteers, and loud speakers came together to educate the children in the tribal district during Covid crisis.
A teacher in a Delhi school | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint.in

Heaters, pre-boards, digital data — How Himachal Pradesh improved 2020 board exam results

For four years Himachal Pradesh’s board results kept declining. Then the trend was reversed — without changing examination model or scoring guide.
File photo | Allahabad University | Wikimedia Commons

One look at Allahabad University will tell you how inbreeding is ruining India’s academics

Panjab University, MS University of Baroda, Aligarh Muslim University all showed great potential in the 1960s. Then they started recruiting more of their own.
Indian children work at a construction project in New Delhi, India | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

World Day Against Child Labour: Covid and reverse migration could push more children to work

Loss of livelihood & shut schools will likely be the biggest reasons behind the anticipated increase in child labour in India.
More Indians are consulting doctors online due to the coronavirus outbreak (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Children won’t have to sit for hrs in front of computers, HRD to soon set SOP for online classes

The SOP for online education is meant to tackle issues faced by teachers, students and parents during online classes. 

On Camera

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Qureshi’s Saudi criticism on Kashmir hints shift in Pakistan’s strategy for the Islamic world

20 years ago, during a meeting at the PPP office in Islamabad, Qureshi had told this writer that he was from Multan where Kashmir had no resonance.
Gold necklaces are displayed on a counter as employees serve customers in Pune

Purchase of jewellery over Rs 1 lakh, Rs 20,000 hotel bills to come under I-T scanner

The move comes as the Modi government aims to widen the tax base by using data of high value transactions to look for tax evaders.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.