Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicIndian schools

Topic: Indian schools

Why HP’s Cong chief Pratibha Singh is unhappy with Rahul and Priyanka

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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%.

China has 20-year edge but NEP can help India improve education quality — UN University paper

Paper — published by UN University’s World Institute for Development Economics & Research — authored by duo from University of California San Diego & University of Illinois, Chicago.

India is seeing its worst ‘edu-cide’. First survey after Covid shows

The education gap in India only seems to be widening, and lockdown-induced school closure has only made matters worse.

Which state’s topped Modi govt’s education survey? Clue: It was below national avg last time

National Assessment Survey, released by Ministry of Education earlier this week, shows Punjab scored above the national average in all categories.

Schools often become breeding grounds for rape culture. Bois Locker Room is one instance

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

A gay student’s suicide in Faridabad terrifies me. Schools are not safe for queer children

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Bhagavad Gita taught in schools, colleges, even technical institutes — govt tells Parliament

Responding to a question about efforts made towards inclusion of Hindu scripture in curriculums, Dharmendra Pradhan said even Class 6,7 history books have references.

Govt drafts manual to ensure ‘passionate’ teachers at all levels, suggests regular skill upgrade

The draft 'National Professional Standard for Teachers' manual was released for public comment last month, after which it will be presented to the education ministry for approval.

Bring kids back to schools or decades of progress will be reversed, warns medical colleges body

In a 30-page document, the IAPSM outlines the risks involved in keeping schools closed and highlights the protocols that can be adopted to reopen such institutions.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.