Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: NCERT

Indian 3rd graders better in English than Hindi, Bihar students top Math, finds NCERT survey

The study, conducted on nearly 86,000 students in 10,000 schools, aimed to understand basic learning levels and to devise interventions accordingly.

80% of middle & secondary school students have exam anxieties, 45% body image issues: NCERT survey

Result of the first-of-its-kind survey is based on responses from 3,79,842 students studying in classes 6 to 12. 51% respondents satisfied with their personal life, 73% happy with school life.

Values, subjects, role of teacher — What survey wants to know to figure out school curriculum

The survey is being conducted online for which suggestions will be invited till the end of September. The National Curriculum Framework is likely to be ready by February 2023.

Revamped, more ‘Indian’ syllabus likely for school students from 2023-24

The central government is likely to roll out new National Curriculum Framework, the document used as a blueprint when designing school syllabi, as early as February next year.

To learn ‘best practices’, govt curriculum panel meets Ramakrishna Mission, Alim Madrasah, others

Central govt committee set up last year to develop new blueprint for school syllabi across the country is also consulting NGOs, corporates, teachers, parents & others.

Gujarat riots, Faiz couplets dropped from school texts. NCERT cites ‘overlapping, irrelevance’

Portions on Mughal history, caste and inequality, and references to Dalit writers have also been removed. NCERT said it is part of a ‘syllabus rationalisation’ exercise.

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.

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File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.