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Night before new law takes effect, HRD ministry rushes to appoint director to IIM-A

Board of governors had recommended the appointment of Prof. Errol D’Souza in October, but the appointment is stuck in a logjam at the Centre ever since.
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Punish parents for not sending kids to school: govt panel

 A government panel has recommended the need to re-evaluate the Right to Education to ensure parents face action for not sending their children to school.
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Top online course provider edX coming soon to India

Harvard and MIT-founded edX in talks with Modi govt to provide 2,300 courses. These will be hosted on India’s own MOOC platform, SWAYAM.
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3,000 tech colleges in limbo after govt changes plan to clean up regulatory mess

HRD ministry wanted to amend the AICTE Act, but is now backing the proposal to appoint a single regulator for all higher education in the country.
A graphic showing how many seats were allotted by each HRD minister since 2014

35,685 सीटों पर सिफारिश भेज ईरानी और जावड़ेकर ने केंद्रीय विद्यालयों में एडमिशन कोटे की उड़ाई धज्जियां

एचआरडी मंत्री के पास केंद्रीय विद्यालयों में एडमिशन सिफारिश के लिए सालाना 450 सीटें हैं। मंत्रियों द्वारा की गई सिफारिश तय सीमा से 2500 प्रतिशत अधिक है
A graphic showing how many seats were allotted by each HRD minister since 2014

Exclusive: Smriti Irani, Javadekar tried cornering 35,000 Kendriya Vidyalaya seats in 3 years, 25 times their quota

HRD minister can recommend 450 students per year for admission to KV schools. The two BJP ministers sent 35,685 in the last 3 years.
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After sexual assault on 4-year-old, Centre & NGOs to chalk out plan for schools

The Centre is likely to come up with a white paper on the issue next month; HRD ministry is in talks with specialist NGOs to draft a strategy that works.

Row over engineering degrees: Govt to order CBI probe into UGC ‘lapses’

Within a week of the Supreme Court order cancelling engineering degrees secured through correspondence courses, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to get to the crux of the matter.
Sudha Murthy as chairperson of IIIT-Dharwad had proposed a partnership with Infosys but the government has said no to it.

Centre shoots down IIIT-Dharwad, Infosys partnership proposal

Government cites conflict of interest as IIIT-Dharwad chairperson Sudha Murthy also chairs Infosys CSR arm Infosys Foundation.

‘Institutes of national importance’ running without chairperson

Boards of governors at 15 IIITs, four IIMs, nine IITs are headless as HRD ministry is sitting on appointment files.

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Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
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Why deflation is a bigger risk for the global economy than inflation

The cost of allowing prices to overshoot is nothing compared to the misery that will be inflicted if this wrenching slump is allowed to linger.


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No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.