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All about 3-language formula, the bone of contention between Centre & southern states

The new National Education Policy says the freedom to choose the two Indian languages as part of the formula should be left to the states, regions or students.
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.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. | ANI Photos

HRD Ministry sets up panel to explore ways ensuring students pursue higher studies in India

Addressing a session on ‘Stay in India and Study in India’, HRD Minister Pokhriyal also focused on the Indian students returning to the country due to Covid situation.
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Class 12 score no bar for NIT admissions this year as govt scraps 75% eligibility criterion

Apart from clearing JEE Mains, students only need a passing certificate for Class 12, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced Thursday.
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Lessons through loudspeakers, community radio to help bridge digital gap in education

Guidelines prepared by NCERT and issued by the HRD Ministry list three modes of learning — online, partially online and offline.
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Punjab minister urges HRD minister to reconsider UGC guidelines on conducting exams

Higher Education Minister Tripti Rajinder Singh Bajwa said many colleges and university buildings are being used as medical camps and quarantine centres.
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Silencing ‘dirty secrets’ and Vikas Dubey’s ‘mask’ tutorial

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‘Mistrusting’ Gandhi family trusts and finding ‘Vikas’

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CBSE now says chapters not deleted, but covered under ‘alternative academic calendar’

CBSE Tuesday said 2020-21 syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has been reduced by 30% keeping in mind the loss of academic time due to Covid-19 pandemic.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

DU could postpone open book exams to August, asked by HRD ministry to list ‘challenges’

Delhi University’s decision to hold semester papers in OBE mode has been criticised by both students and teachers, and also challenged in High Court.

On Camera

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The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
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RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh and Kumudini Tyagi of the Indian Navy | By special arrangement

Will be eyes & ears of fleet, say Navy’s first woman air combatants to operate from warship

In an interview to ThePrint, Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh & Kumudini Tyagi said they are lucky to be making history as first woman air combatants to stay on warship and operate from its deck.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.