Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: NCERT

Delhi was ‘Dhillikapuri’, Qutub Minar was Sun pillar — pro-Hindutva press on capital’s Hindu past

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

SubscriberWrites: There is vacuum in school texts about making of J&K. Policy change needed.

Successive governments have turned a blind eye to the modern history of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, writes Ansh Chowdhari.

NCERT to cut syllabus for 2022-23, to ease load for students amid Covid disruption

Academic sessions in schools have been disrupted many times in the last two years because of Covid-19, with continuous school closures and unavailability of online resources for many students. 

Bhagavad Gita taught in schools, colleges, even technical institutes — govt tells Parliament

Responding to a question about efforts made towards inclusion of Hindu scripture in curriculums, Dharmendra Pradhan said even Class 6,7 history books have references.

History textbooks should include 4 Vedas, look at post-1947 events too — House panel tells govt

The Parliamentary panel report on reforms in school textbooks recommends studying educational methodologies adopted in universities like Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila.

Govt panel for transgender persons suggests medical curriculum be revised, doctors sensitised

National Council for Transgender Persons has also told Modi government that proposed revisions in NCERT textbooks to bring sensitivity be completed expeditiously.

This mother wants NCERT to bring back transgender manual, gets 5,600 supporters on online plea

Petition was started by Nilakshi Roy, parent of a now-adult queer individual, on NCERT sensitisation manual was junked after child rights body raised objections.

Gender-neutral toilets, Cisgender, Agender: What junked NCERT manual for teachers explained

NCERT manual was to sensitise teachers about transgender students but has since been removed after a rap from the NCPCR, the national child rights body.  

Take responsibility of self-prescribed books — education ministry issues guidelines to schools

The guidelines also say that books chosen by schools shouldn't promote any kind of discrimination based on caste, class, religion, gender, ethnicity, language.

Mother tongue, play-based activities, drama — new NCERT rules on prep module for children

The module’s purpose is to ensure every child attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, and not later than Grade 5, by 2025.

On Camera


Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.