Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicRTE Act

Topic: RTE Act

Only 16 states/UTs teach underprivileged kids for free in pvt schools, child rights body finds

Under Right to Education, private unaided schools must reserve 25% seats for kids from EWS backgrounds & not charge a fee. But NCPCR report finds few states have implemented rule.

Teachers can’t be asked to perform non-educational duties outside RTE Act, rules Delhi HC

The court held that teachers cannot be asked to perform duties like household surveys and preparation of Ward Education Register. 

Just 8% schools in India comply with Right to Education Act, says study

In addition to vacant posts, the study suggest that almost 20 per cent of teachers in India are untrained.

Mohan Bhagwat: RTE exemption to minority schools making them richer

RSS chief tells ABVP mouthpiece that law should be same for all educational institutions; says saffronisation can instill a sense of national pride among students.

On Camera

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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