Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicIndian villages

Topic: Indian villages

There’s a new Shudra-Dalit unity in north Indian villages thanks to the farm protests

The unity programme initiated by farm leaders can take the shape of a cultural revolution in rural north India.

Walking librarian — the Kerala woman who distributes over 500 books a month on foot

Residents of the hilly Mothakkara village in Kerala’s Wayanad district had no easy access to books at the library. Then Radhamani took matters into her own hands.

Segregation in rural Karnataka greater than local Black-White division in US south: Study

Researchers mapped residents from over 26,000 villages to find that nearly 70 years on, little has changed in caste-religion-based spatial organisation in rural Karnataka.

New Covid hotspots are emerging in villages after migrants returned, govt estimates show

Infections have now spread to 98 of the country’s 112 poorest rural districts, up from 34 on April 15, according to a report from Niti Aayog.

Free WiFi to villages connected by BharatNet till March 2020, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The union minister said the govt was targeting connecting 2.5 lakh gram panchayats to the BharatNet optical fibre network.

More than 14 per cent villages in India don’t have any school, shows govt data

Rural Development Ministry data shows access to highest level of school education remains a concern, only 6.57 per cent villages have up to senior secondary schools. 

Domestic migration makes people sadder and less calm, finds study

Domestic migration in developing countries such as India and Pakistan primarily involves rural inhabitants leaving for urban centres in search of jobs

On Camera

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

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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