Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicSchool education

Topic: School education

Replacing Sukhdev’s name with Qurban Hussain in Marathi textbook an insult, RSS-linked body says

Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas has objected to a portion in eighth standard Marathi language textbook. Maharashtra govt says it has been taught this way since 2018.

India’s online classrooms are outdated for disabled kids. Covid just made it worse

Education for children with disability has mostly been seen from the point of access and hardly inclusion. But Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to change that.

Why merit lists should be scrapped for good, and not just during Covid crisis

This year’s CBSE and CISCE results being declared without a merit list is a positive step. Such lists only give students false ideas of success & create panic.

One UP teacher ‘gets a job at 25 govt schools, draws Rs 1 crore as salary over a year’ 

UP government has launched a large-scale investigation into its discovery that one teacher was enrolled at 25 government schools. 

If school puts top scorers in one section & rest in another, it’s violating rights: Court

Punjab & Haryana HC was hearing a plea by Faridkot woman who said her daughter’s school divided children into sections based on performance in previous exam.

Schools in Kashmir re-open after 7 months

The govt had made several efforts to re-open schools in a phased manner after the scrapping of Article 370 but failed as parents kept children home due to safety concerns.

Modi govt likely to slash school education budget by Rs 3,000 crore citing funds crunch

A sum of Rs 56,536 crore was sanctioned to the school education department in 2019-20, from which the finance ministry is likely to cut Rs 3,000 crore. 

IIT mania is costing students quality time at schools. But CBSE, other bodies still sleeping

Bodies like CBSE need to incorporate major reforms so that school education can be a worthwhile alternative to the mad rush for preparing for IIT entrance exams.

No exams for children aged 3-6 years, say Modi govt’s new guidelines for pre-schools

New NCERT guidelines say the assessment for children in pre-school should be based on progress and not on ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.

Amitabh Bachchan for poetry, flute for physics: How CBSE schools are making lessons fun

The CBSE issued a circular to schools earlier this year to infuse education with art in a bid to ensure holistic lessons for students. 

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.