Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicMother tongue

Topic: mother tongue

Dear Indians, MTI stigma is just language apartheid. Make English another bhasha

It is easy to laugh at this tragic-comic situation of aspirational Indians trying desperately to forget their mother tongue.

Language mapping, bi-lingual approach — how govt plans to implement teaching in mother tongues

Education ministry releases new document 'SARTHAQ' that provides guidelines on how policy on teaching in mother tongues across the country will be implemented.

44% engineering students want to be taught in mother tongue, Tamil tops list: AICTE survey

Survey of over 83,000 engineering students also finds that students tend to prefer instruction in their mother tongue as they advance in their course. 

IITs, NITs to offer engineering courses in mother tongue, IIT-BHU to begin with Hindi

Education ministry releases statement saying engineering courses in mother tongue will be an option in some colleges, beginning 2021-22 academic session. 

Speak only in Hindi or English — Delhi govt’s ILBS hospital tells its nurses, other staffers

ILBS says advisory was issued after it received complaints from visitors. It has also barred religious activities inside the premises to avoid 'mass gathering'.

NEP allows schools to teach in mother tongue, but parents wonder which language it will be

Even before schools figure out a way to implement the new policy, parents have started questioning it while experts are divided on whether it is a beneficial move or not.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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