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School authorities showing a rainwater harvesting structure in Vadodara | Praveen Jain | Theprint

Vadodara’s rainwater harvesting project could save around 10 crore litres this monsoon

Vadodara district has set up rainwater harvesting structures in over 1,000 primary and secondary govt schools under ‘Varsha Jal Nidhi’ project, a brainchild of DM Shalini Agarwal.
Students in a classroom (representative image) | Flickr

Focus on migrants’ kids, call hostel residents in batches, says NCERT on reopening schools

The NCERT in its draft guidelines extensively emphasised on social distancing — from classrooms, toilets, bus depots to midday meal distribution areas.
A classroom in India (representational image)

New twist in Rs 1 crore UP teacher scam, ‘real culprit’ Anamika Shukla says she’s jobless

The alleged scam came to light last week, three months after the state began a probe into media reports about one teacher drawing salaries from multiple govt schools. 
A government school remain shut in Hardoi during the nationwide lockdown | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Our kids will be left behind’ — parents in UP’s Hardoi say no smartphone means no e-classes

Government schools are still shut due to lockdown, which has resulted in children studying on their own, if at all, with no tech aids connecting them to teachers.
Representational image of school children wearing masks | Photo: ANI via Reuters

No gadgets, no studies: What online classes mean for 16 lakh poor students in Delhi schools

Many students don’t have smartphones or laptops to attend online classes or get work on WhatsApp. In some cases, even schools haven’t figured things out.
A school under the Saksham Haryana programme | Source: Samagra

How Haryana made government school education a political priority

Haryana has 11,000 government schools and over 15 lakh students. But does access guarantee quality? Saksham Haryana was planned to ensure it.
Students at Kerala’s St Joseph’s Upper Primary School | By special arrangement

After Kerala, Karnataka & Telangana schools start ringing bell to push kids to drink water

Karnataka’s Primary Education Minister Suresh Kumar has said the water bell will ring at 10.35 am, at noon and then at 2 pm — each break lasting 10 minutes.
YSR Congress President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

With practical lessons & Rs 12,000 crore, Jagan plans big govt school shift to English medium

Andhra Pradesh will be the first state in India to make English-medium lessons mandatory in schools, according to the state govt.

Food, business, schools: Kashmiris have devised coping mechanisms for everything

Since the abrogation of Article 370, Kashmiris have been borrowing from lessons learnt in 2010 and 2014, and perfected during 2016 unrest.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Sharp rise in number of students opting for private schools, even in poor states

HRD data says student enrolment figures in govt schools show a dip – from 19.9 crore in 2011-12 to 18.9 crore in 2016-17.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.