Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Education

It’s not good to lose your childlike optimisim. Education must foster it

Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries.

India’s ed-tech is a predatory market. Modi govt can learn from UK, US

Companies like Byju’s, Unacademy might have adopted a ‘code of conduct’ to ward off regulation, but Modi govt must still fill digital governance gaps.

4,000 girls go missing in Bengal each year. Floods, evictions, Ganga have their own role

In ‘Field Notes from a Waterborne Land’, Parimal Bhattacharya writes about impact of natural calamities on school dropouts in Bengal, especially girls.

Employment in 9 sectors rose by 2 lakh in July-Sept 2021, more women workers too: Govt report

Percentage of female workers increased from 29.3 per cent of those employed in April-June to 32.1 per cent in July-September, shows labour ministry's Quarterly Employment Survey.

Imran Khan thinks corruption, sex crimes are ruining Muslim world. No, lack of education is

The Pakistan PM held a discussion on ‘Islam, society and ethical values’. It didn’t address why the Muslim world lags behind on all social and economic development indicators.

Guiding underprivileged kids to quality education, Dr Maqsood Ahmed is on a mission

The Nizamia Education Group has supported more than 10,000 students by providing free counselling and consultancy services to help them enrol in India’s top universities.

You’d think data on gender is enough for employment, education. But we need data on sex too

The collection of data on a person’s sex has become controversial in recent years. Social scientists say it is a cause for alarm.

Don’t get lured by ads of ed-tech firms, do your research to avoid fraud, govt tells parents

The advisory says some ed-tech companies asking vulnerable families to sign up for automatic payment options in garb of providing free service, asks parents to be cautious.

PMO needs to do a ‘Gati Shakti’ on Skill India plan. Modi’s intervention is crucial

Skilling and education are like the Siamese twins, artificially separating them would be disastrous for both. Only the Modi govt can heal Skill India.

Believe it or not, Mumbai civic schools to offer IB education soon. Parents overjoyed

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is looking to affiliate its schools with the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Board.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.