Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicGirls education

Topic: Girls education

What does 5 yrs of school give? 1960s-born Indian women learnt more than 1990s kids, says study

Women born in 1960s with 5 years of schooling almost 100% literate, while figure was around 40% for 90s-born women, says working paper by US-based Center for Global Development.

School dropout rate among girls gone down in 4 yrs says Modi govt, claims credit for schemes

Minister of state for education, Annapurna Devi, told parliament that dropout rate among girls has gone down, the sharpest of which has been at secondary level — a decline of nearly 5%.

School ban for Afghan girls, but Taliban leaders’ daughters play football, study medicine abroad

Islamic Emirate spokesperson, health minister, deputy foreign minister among two dozen Taliban leaders sending daughters to schools in Pakistan and Qatar.

11 million girls might not return to school due to Covid-19. Education system needs a reset

We are turning back decades of progress toward gender equality & putting girls at risk for adolescent pregnancy, early and forced marriage and violence.

Girls’ education is not a demand problem, it’s a supply problem — of schools, jobs, info

Early ideas about development were rooted in the idea that economic growth, measured by GDP, would lift countries out of poverty. But this model was gender blind.

All-boys Sainik Schools will finally induct girls from 2021, to reserve 10-20% seats

State govts have already told Sainik Schools to start developing the necessary infrastructure and medical facilities to induct girls.

Not educating girls costs the world $30 trillion, or the GDP of a dozen Indias

According to the World Bank, on average, women with a secondary education earn almost twice as much as those with none. 

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.