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Sitharaman’s education budget has FDI, making students job-ready, Rs 5,000-cr allocation rise

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced the setting up of a police academy and a forensic science university in Budget 2020.
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Smriti Irani’s HRD successors have removed 3 V-Cs she appointed, reversed other decisions

Irani’s successors Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ have overturned decisions on issues like the New Education Policy and autonomy of IIMs.
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Modi govt dumps ‘liberal’ in favour of ‘holistic’ in its new draft of education policy

The draft NEP 2019 had a section titled ‘Towards a More Liberal Education’. The latest version has replaced the word ‘liberal’ with ‘holistic’.
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Why Modi govt wants to punish Amazon, Flipkart for deep discount sales

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Arabic lessons, private school fees — govt gets 1 lakh tips on New Education Policy

Concerns over PM leading proposed National Education Commission and lessons in charity are among other suggestions received by HRD ministry.
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No more nudges, RSS will now partner govt to ensure plastic-free India, water conservation

How the Sangh and its affiliates would help the Modi govt is likely to be discussed at a 3-day coordination meeting starting in Jaipur from 7 September.
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RSS chief’s mantra: Values are real education, not subjects like chemistry & economics

At an event to discuss Modi government’s New Education Policy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said he hasn’t read the document but offered his insights.
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RSS-linked outfit vouches for Vedic maths books that will make students forget calculators

Outfit to discuss its suggestions on draft NEP and their implementation in a 'Gyan Utsav 2076' seminar in Delhi on 17 August.
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Schools owned by DMK leaders teach Hindi, while party outrages against ‘imposition’

More than 40 schools run by DMK politicians and their family members are affiliated to the CBSE, which follows the 3-language formula.
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Get rid of M.Phil in India — Modi govt’s new education policy draft recommends

Panel that drafted NEP wants Master's degree to become more research-oriented, thereby cutting down on the need for an M.Phil.

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Coronavirus attacks blood vessels, creates strange clots, autopsy studies show

Autopsies have revealed that Covid-19 is no ordinary respiratory disease. The virus is killing people by ravaging the circulatory system.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Defence

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Ladakh military operation has President Xi Jinping’s sanction: China expert Jayadeva Ranade

Jayadeva Ranade says India shouldn’t hurry to settle the issue, questions why China carried out an operation that needed so much planning and money.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.