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Representational image for Delhi University students | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Common entrance tests for all undergraduate courses across India likely from next year

Common entrance tests are part of National Education Policy and will simplify admissions to UG colleges in non-technical courses. The NTA, which conducts JEE & NEET, will hold these tests.
Screenshot from PM Modi's address to students at the 22nd convocation of IIT-Guwahati Tuesday | Twitter | @NarendraModi

NEP aims to open campuses of foreign universities in India, PM Modi says

Addressing students at IIT-Guwahati convocation, Modi said NEP will connect education with technology and make technology an ‘integral part of our students’ thinking’. 
IIT Delhi campus

Govt initiates plan for IITs and other top Indian institutes to open campuses abroad

IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao says the Ministry of Education has already written to them, asking if they are interested in taking it up and how they plan to do it.
Representational image of school children in India | Photo: ANI

Modi govt wants teachers, principals to give suggestions by 31 Aug on how to implement NEP

The suggestions from teachers in both private and government schools affiliated to different boards will be examined by a team of experts from NCERT.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt working on students’ ‘credit bank’ to start 4-yr undergraduate programme from 2021

The four-year undergraduate programme, as mentioned in new NEP, will be initially offered by 20 Institutes of Eminence and some central universities.
The cover of New India Samachar launched on 15 August 2020 | I&B Ministry

Ram Mandir, Ladakh, NEP — what first edition of Modi govt’s new magazine covers

New India Samachar was launched Saturday. The 40-page magazine will be distributed free of cost across the country, including at panchayats and educational institutions.
DMK MP Kanimozhi accepts greetings of the supporters

CISF officer asked me if I am an Indian, because I don’t know Hindi — MP Kanimozhi

Incident took place Sunday, reportedly at Chennai airport. After DMK MP Kamimozhi's tweet, CISF issued an apology and sought details.

Jobless youth, clueless Congress and the ‘disappearance’ of Vijay Mallya

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately. In today's featured cartoon, Sajith Kumar juxtaposes the rising unemployment in the country with debates around the new National Education Policy (NEP). Alok Nirantar weighs in on the struggles of retired citizens against the ambush of rising inflation and falling interest on savings. Rachita Taneja illustrates the difference in how floods in Mumbai are perceived based on one's privilege, and the hollow idea of the 'spirit of Mumbai'. Kirtish Bhatt takes a dig at how a document in the Vijay Mallya case has reportedly gone missing from the Supreme Court before the next hearing. Sandeep Adhwaryu  pokes fun at the Congress over its comments hailing the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.  
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

Mother tongue rule to apply ‘wherever possible’ — Pokhriyal says NEP understands diversity

In interview to ThePrint, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal says NEP will be implemented uniformly across all schools, will ensure 6% of India's GDP is spent on education.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Scrapping MPhil won’t impact current students, admissions may stop from next year, says UGC

MPhil has been discontinued as part of the National Education Policy, which was unveiled by Modi govt last week and sets the stage for a vast array of reforms.

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File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.