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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi on 15 August 2020 | PTI

PM Modi has awakened the country from slumber to make India a global power: Ramesh Pokhriyal

Modi has given a leadership to the country we always aspired for, writes Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Prime Minister’s 70th birthday.
Classroom in India

NEP aims to remove marksheet pressure by reducing syllabus, making learning fun, says Modi

Addressing the School Education Conclave, Modi said the new curriculum will promote critical thinking, creativity, communication and curiosity.
File image of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani | Photo: ANI

Gujarat will be the first state to implement NEP 2020, says CM Vijay Rupani

Rupani said that his govt will form a task force to create a road map for implementing this new policy which will bring drastic changes in school education.
File photo of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Speaks during a cabinet meeting. | ANI

‘Mirror image’ textbooks in Andhra will make students realise English is easier than Telugu

Till the end of the 14th century, English was primarily a farmer’s language in England, unlike Telugu, which evolved in the opposite direction.

Ramesh Pokhriyal discusses preparations for curriculum framework, implementation of NEP

Various issues were discussed during the meeting such as setting up of RIE at Nellore, audited accounts of NCERT for 2018-19, preparations for NCF, Pokhriyal added.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Online classes now a culture in Covid times, says PM, hails New Education Policy

In his I-Day speech, PM Modi speaks about the National Research Foundation proposed in the education policy and how it will benefit the country’s growth by leading to innovations.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

Mother tongue rule to apply ‘wherever possible’ — Pokhriyal says NEP understands diversity

In interview to ThePrint, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal says NEP will be implemented uniformly across all schools, will ensure 6% of India's GDP is spent on education.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a conclave on higher education via video conferencing, in New Delhi. | PTI

‘It’s healthy debate’ — PM Modi welcomes NEP feedback, pushes for effective implementation

At conclave, PM Narendra Modi said universities, colleges, school boards and states will need to come up with a strategy and roadmap for NEP implementation.
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Indian universities didn’t need NEP to change things. But feared UGC too much

There are two factors why Indian universities couldn’t do what a national education policy is now trying to achieve. Before implementing NEP, let's understand those first.

NEP’s invisible reboot button and immunity-boosting Rafale news

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On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.