Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicGovernment schools

Topic: Government schools

Upcoming exams for top government teaching jobs in India 

Government teaching jobs require candidates to clear exams like the CTET or the state-run TET. Here's a checklist of what you need to qualify for them.

Covid-driven or general trend? Need to study why more kids are taking pvt tuition, experts say

More than 70% of students are now enrolled in government schools, and nearly 40% take tuition. Experts consider if these trends are pandemic-driven or more long-term

Enrolment in govt schools goes up but more children taking private tuitions, says ASER report 

The report also shows that in 2020 and 2021, there has been an increase in the number of children not enrolled in schools, especially among boys. 

For Harekala Hajabba, journey from orange cart to Padma Shri began with a foreigner’s question

Harekala Hajabba, who never went to school himself, started out as an orange-seller and is now lauded as a hero of education.

Why 1.25 lakh private school students in Telangana moved to govt schools in 2021

The figure is a 40% jump compared to previous academic year of 2020-2021, when around 89,000 private school students moved to govt schools. 

Jagan Reddy is giving Andhra Pradesh children something better than gold — English education

The Andhra Pradesh model of education under CM Jagan Reddy is breaking barriers for children. He’s equalising language.

How Tamil Nadu aced board exam scores for years by manipulating results

In ‘Despite the State’, M. Rajshekhar writes on democratic failures in India, as part of a thirty-three month reporting project across six states.

Govt suggests no homework upto Class 2, school bag should weigh 10% of body weight

Ministry of Education’s new School Bag Policy, based on various surveys and studies conducted by NCERT, was shared with state governments last month.

In week schools reopen, students & teachers test positive in Andhra, but govt says don’t worry

After Andhra allowed schools to reopen on 2 November, 829 teachers and at least 575 students tested positive for Covid. The govt says these numbers are less, considering the pandemic.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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