Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicIndian schools

Topic: Indian schools

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.

In Covid year, UP dispatched 3 midday meal rations, but some students are still waiting

After two Covid waves, the long wait for dry ration and absence of cooked meals have started defeating one of the purposes of midday meal scheme — luring poor students to school.

53% Indian parents willing to send kids back to school, up from 20% in June, survey finds

Percentage of parents who are hesitant to send their children to school declined from 76% in June to 44% in August, according to survey by LocalCircles.

Only 8 states and UTs have re-opened or want to reopen schools, govt tells Parliament

Among the Union Territories, only Lakshwadeep and Puducherry have re-opened for all classes. The rest have only allowed lessons from Class 9 and above.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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