Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Literacy

Counting sticks, clapping — how one of India’s learning laggard districts is helping kids learn

Primary schools in UP's Shamli, one of India's low performing districts in terms of basic literacy & numeracy among kids, trying activity-based model under govt's ‘Mission Education’.

What does 5 yrs of school give? 1960s-born Indian women learnt more than 1990s kids, says study

Women born in 1960s with 5 years of schooling almost 100% literate, while figure was around 40% for 90s-born women, says working paper by US-based Center for Global Development.

How Delhi govt’s ‘Mission Buniyaad’ improved literacy, numeracy of students in MCD schools

The programme was rolled out to bridge learning losses caused by Covid shutdowns. MCD data shows significant improvements within 2 months for students in classes 3 to 5.

Cabinet approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education till March 2026

According to the govt, the scheme will cover 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students and 5.7 million teachers of govt and aided schools.

New IRS data says 72% of Indians now have LPG stoves, bolsters Modi govt claim

The latest Indian Readership Survey claims a 3 per cent increase since 2017 in the share of population that can read and understand English.

Talk Point: The Gujarat model is a myth, particularly on the human development aspect

A sociological analysis of parameters like literacy and sex ratio reveals that Gujarat model is a myth.

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.