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How IIT-Delhi start-ups are helping draw visually impaired students into science

While one start-up focuses on tactile graphics, the other looks to augment graphics with audio. 
Classroom in India

NCERT social science books to get thinner from next academic year

NCERT social science textbooks will bear the brunt of govt bid to ease study burden for school students. No major cuts expected in science or math.
As per the ministry instructions, schools should not ask students to bring extra books or study material to schools

Fix weight of school bag according to class, no homework for classes 1 & 2: HRD ministry

Modi govt writes to states following a Madras HC order asking schools to reduce burden on children forced to carry heavy school bags. 
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CBSE schools could lose affiliation if they pick textbooks with ‘objectionable content’

CBSE introduces a stringent clause in its bylaws warning of serious consequences for objectionable content in textbooks
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NCERT textbooks will now feature more information on Emergency

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar says government working towards revising textbooks to include more on the ‘black period’.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

By aligning state board’s syllabus with NCERT, has Punjab’s history been subsumed by national history?

Experts weigh in on Punjab School Education Board decision to align its senior secondary history syllabus with NCERT's National Curriculum Framework 2005. The move has sparked a major controversy in the state.
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‘Good touch & bad touch’ to be new life lessons on the cover of Punjab school textbooks

Punjab takes a cue from NCERT, which last year decided to include similar information in its textbooks being used in CBSE affiliated schools.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.