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Govt plans ‘tech-savvy’ additions to National Education Policy to adapt it to Covid reality

The NEP is set to include more online and e-learning options at both school and college levels to make it more technology-oriented. 
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Make ‘swadeshi’ uniforms and food items a must in schools, RSS affiliate tells Modi govt

Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas also suggests changes to National Education Policy for a post-pandemic world, calls for India to become 'powerful exporter'.
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Modi govt’s NEP could have mandatory counselling of parents to help students fight stress

According to HRD ministry data, nearly 10,000 students have committed suicide between 2016 and 2018 every year, with the highest number registered in Maharashtra.
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Modi govt’s much-awaited National Education Policy could finally be out in March

HRD Secretary Amit Khare says final draft of NEP will be sent for Cabinet approval in mid-February. After Cabinet approval, the policy will be made public.
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Modi govt dumps ‘liberal’ in favour of ‘holistic’ in its new draft of education policy

The draft NEP 2019 had a section titled ‘Towards a More Liberal Education’. The latest version has replaced the word ‘liberal’ with ‘holistic’.
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India’s education system looks to Ivy League but regulatory bodies like UGC get in the way

Delhi University’s BTech Humanities programme tells a story about regulatory bodies’ restrictive hold on India’s higher education system.
girls education

New education plan wants to make board exams easier, give more flexibility to pick subjects

The changes are part of the New Education Policy, which has been prepared by the HRD ministry and will go for Cabinet approval soon.
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Arabic lessons, private school fees — govt gets 1 lakh tips on New Education Policy

Concerns over PM leading proposed National Education Commission and lessons in charity are among other suggestions received by HRD ministry.

Modi govt’s draft education policy a disappointment for disabled kids, burdens parents

The draft NEP doesn’t even mention students with intellectual disabilities, let alone create a framework for their education.
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No language mandatory, states can choose any 3 languages, HRD ministry says

The issue was discussed at the Central Advisory Board of Education meeting with Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and education ministers from 26 states.

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India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.