Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
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Topic: School

Panchtantra tales, toys, no books till age 6: How Modi govt wants 3-8 yr olds to learn in school

The Ministry of Education released the National Curriculum Framework for foundational stage Thursday. The 360-page document has received a mixed response from educationists

After Covid, funding crisis, India’s only Afghan refugee school finally back to in-person classes

Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan School inaugurated a new building space Tuesday. The new space, in Delhi's Bhogal, accommodates six classrooms and 250 pupils.

Maharashtra grandmothers are going to school, in pink saris, singing nursery rhymes

The Aajibaichi Shala in Thane district has only one room – but its 35-odd students are all elderly women who want to read and write.

Instead of banning mobile phones, schools should see how they help students learn

School policies that ban mobile phones in schools may be missing an opportunity to involve children and educate them about responsible mobile phone use.

Preparing for entrance exams? Here are 15 tips to help you study

Create a study plan, stay organised, and try to maintain a balanced diet and exercise.

1.6 billion school students were affected due to Covid-19. Here’s how to avoid a repeat

Nearly 77 million children and young people have been shut out of their classrooms for the past 18 months. Digital connectivity is crucial.

Haryana govt to include Bhagavad Gita verses in school syllabus

Haryana Education Minister Kanwarpal Gurjar said the decision will motivate people and help society. He said they will soon finish the work and make the inclusions in the syllabus.

Netflix’s Sex Education is the closest we’ll get to ‘that’ conversation in India, for now

Conversations about sex make Indians uncomfortable. Even in school, where we are supposed to be educated, sexual health is a chapter best not taught.

Pakistan’s never-ending nightmare of blasphemy laws has a new victim — a school principal

The latest sentencing by the Lahore court highlights the need for Pakistan to revisit its colonial-era blasphemy laws that are misused regularly.

Nobody knows the fate of our ‘out-of-school’ children. Enrolment data is insufficient

Enrolment data is no longer a strong enough indicator to measure drop-out rates; attendance data must be closely monitored as well.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.