Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicRegional Languages

Topic: Regional Languages

No resources or publishing rights: Why international readers are missing Indian translations

The British Council and Art X Company study says international publishers tend to reject stories that don't conform to their stereotypical idea of India.

Hindi Diwas sees big protests by pro-Kannada groups, politicians & film stars also join in

Led by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, simultaneous online & offline agitations demanded services in Kannada where currently only English & Hindi are used, such as in centralised banks.

IITs tell govt it’s difficult to offer degrees in regional language, NITs more open to idea

Under its new National Education Policy, the government has been pushing for courses in mother tongue. AICTE has already given go-ahead to its affiliates.

Speak only in Hindi or English — Delhi govt’s ILBS hospital tells its nurses, other staffers

ILBS says advisory was issued after it received complaints from visitors. It has also barred religious activities inside the premises to avoid 'mass gathering'.

NEP finally gives regional language its due. I suffered English-medium school snobbery

Growing up in Ambala, I always believed that my Hindi-medium schooling was ‘lesser’. But then I realised this was more to do with social capital than education.

Even China dropped English phobia for economic future. NEP policy needs to learn this

The New Education Policy introduced by the Modi govt has brought some welcome changes, but it has rekindled the language wars that have been on since the 1950s.

CBSE to conduct Class 12 board exams in all subjects except regional languages

CBSE officials say evaluation in subjects for which exams are not being held will be done on the basis of internal assessment and performance of the student through the year.

I’m from a non-Hindi speaking state: On Hindi row, Amit Shah says listen to speech carefully

Home Minister Amit Shah clarified that he said Hindi should be a second language, and that he repeatedly pitches for strengthening regional languages.

Govt may revert to just English for NEET, instead of regional languages

The latest data has found only 8% of over 13 lakh aspirants wrote the medical entrance exam in regional languages, with a vast majority using English.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.