Friday, 21 January, 2022
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NCERT textbooks to turn smarter with QR codes, syllabus set to be revised

New Delhi: With the Covid crisis forcing students to study through online medium, the central government is now gearing up to digitise textbooks to...

Now, all IITs, IIMs will launch endowment funds to tap successful alumni for donations

An established concept in premier western universities, endowment funds only made a debut in India last year with IIT-Delhi.

Punjab, Haryana drop 6 ranks on school education index, capital Chandigarh retains top slot

According to the MHRD's Performance Grading Index for 2018-19, Haryana drops to 10th rank from 4th since 2017-18 and Punjab from 7th to 13th.

IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and 7 others have not had full-time chairman in 2 years

At all these 9 IITs, the director holds the additional post of chairman — a move that contradicts an HRD ministry proposal of 2018.

B.Tech, M.Tech not enough to teach engineering, aspirants will now have to pass exam

Teaching candidates for technical colleges, including management & pharmacy institutions, will also have to undergo training and internship under AICTE.

PhDs in ‘national priorities’: How does Javadekar-led HRD stand affect Indian scholarship?

A circular issued by the Central University of Kerala asking all the departments to prepare a list of projects for PhD scholars in line with "national priorities" has triggered a national debate.

Will IITs become post-graduate-only? IIT Council to discuss on 21 August

The idea came up as a way to curb the billion-dollar private coaching industry that has grown up around the IIT entrance exam, JEE.

Manipur University students, teachers want V-C out, say strike could impact state’s BJP govt

Two panels have been set up by Centre to look into charges of financial fraud against V-C, but students and faculty say they won’t call off strike till he resigns.

TalkPoint: Will autonomy guarantee greater academic excellence?

Experts weigh in on UGC's decision to grant autonomy to various universities like JNU and HCU. The move will increase their decision-making powers.

On Camera

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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