Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicSchool education

Topic: School education

Blocks, puzzles, puppets — Modi govt releases policy paper on toy-based learning for school kids

Designed to help school kids aged 3 to 18 years understand basic concepts of science and math, and develop sensory and motor skills, the proposal is in accordance with NEP 2020.

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.

Not distance or cost but this is the main reason kids are dropping out of school, NFHS-5 finds

Nearly 36 per cent of boys and 21 per cent of girls surveyed said they dropped out of school because they were ‘not interested in studies’. But this isn’t a new trend.

Delhi Class 3 & 5 students fare below national average in 3 subjects, says central govt survey

According to central government’s National Achievement Survey 2021, Delhi’s Class 8 and Class 10 students were found to perform better than the national average.

Nehru’s policy is costing Indian school education. But Modi govt can fix it with vouchers

If PM Modi means business, he should walk the talk by pushing the education vouchers policy to correct historical blunders during Nehruvian socialism.

India’s school education now has three class layers. Blame political meddling in syllabus

Unprofessional working style of the CBSE under constant political pressure have also been pushing India’s schools to opt for international boards.

Gender equality, pride in India: What govt aims to achieve with new school curriculum under NEP

Mandate document for new National Curriculum Framework, being devised as part of NEP, gives focus groups instructions on drafting new curriculum road map for schools. 

Infrastructure burden, loss of purpose — why Kendriya Vidyalaya scrapped admissions quota for MPs

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan scrapped MPs quota from special provisions list, allegedly because schools were getting too many recommendations. It removed quota for education minister last year.

Govt to conduct NAS survey to assess competence of students on 12 November

Administration of the test in the sampled schools will help assess learning interruptions and new learnings during the pandemic and help take remedial measures, education ministry said.

India needs to do more for its students through access to student loans

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On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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