Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicMinistry of Human Resource Development

Topic: Ministry of Human Resource Development

Delhi, Haryana want to reopen schools in Aug, Kerala in Sept, most states & UTs yet to decide

States and UTs gave their responses on reopening of schools at a virtual meeting with HRD ministry last week. But no final decision has been taken yet.

MHRD seeks parents’ opinion on when to reopen schools — August, September or October

In a letter to education secretaries of all states, HRD ministry has also sought parents' feedback on the measures they expect in schools when they reopen.

Release of NEET admit cards delayed, but no decision yet on rescheduling exam

The National Testing Agency was supposed to release admit cards on 27 March. It has now been delayed until 14 April, when the 21-day lockdown ends, and beyond.

Modi govt’s integrated education scheme appears like another repackaged UPA programme

The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan combines elements from the UPA’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and other schemes, but officials insist it’s a necessary reform.

Off the Cuff with Prakash Javadekar

The first edition of OTC in the knowledge city of Bengaluru was a befitting one with Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash...

Third NDA-appointed central university V-C under HRD scanner, for quid pro quo

Govt is awaiting approval from the President to probe Dr Arvind Kumar Agrawal, V-C of the Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, Bihar.

On Camera

YourTurn

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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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