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A visually impaired student studying a tactile graphic | By special arrangement

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

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.