Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicSchools during covid

Topic: Schools during covid

Fewer kids enrolled in schools at pre-primary, Class 1 levels during pandemic, govt data shows

Enrolment of students at pre-primary level, class 1 down by 29.1 lakh and 18.8 lakh respectively in 2020-21 from 2019-20, but dropout rate at primary & secondary levels has reduced.

‘Can’t let kids go astray’ — the selfless women of Bhopal teaching slum kids during lockdowns

Several women living in and around the slum areas of Bhopal, MP, have been taking free classes for children who were losing out on an education due to school closures.

Why did Delhi delay schools reopening? Unvaccinated kids, travellers & tweak in plan are reasons

Delhi Disaster Management Authority Friday allowed physical lessons for classes 9 and above to resume from 7 February, and classes below 9 from 14 February.

‘My daughter’s studies can wait’: Covid pushes girl child out of school as family incomes drop

Education ministry data shows 35 lakh children are currently out of school, which includes those who dropped out during the pandemic.

Include past years in student assessment, recover learning loss: Teachers in Premji Univ. study

Study is based on responses of 363 primary school teachers across 5 states, and aimed to find ways to integrate students back into the classroom as schools start opening.

Only 8 states and UTs have re-opened or want to reopen schools, govt tells Parliament

Among the Union Territories, only Lakshwadeep and Puducherry have re-opened for all classes. The rest have only allowed lessons from Class 9 and above.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.
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