Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: Schools

3 Rajasthan districts top Union govt’s first-ever school index for districts

According to Performance Grading Index for Districts, the top performing districts are Jaipur, Sikar & Jhunjhunu. All 3 have scored more than 80% overall under various parameters.

Focus groups, recovery courses, surveys — how states aim to fix Covid learning loss of kids

The education ministry has begun earmarking budgets after states and Union territories shared with it their plans to identify and bridge learning gaps last month.

‘Remind students to sip water, reduce hours’ — Centre issues advisory to schools on heatwave

The guidelines issued by the Department of School Education and Literacy also have specific instructions for transport, food and uniform.

Identify drop-outs by April, offer teaching resources & financial aid: Modi govt tells schools

Central govt’s timebound roadmap also includes grouping of govt & private schools, checking reading fluency, using remedial teaching resources — all to make up for pandemic closure

Night curfew lifted across J&K and educational institutes to reopen in phased manner from Monday

Announcing the guidelines Sunday after a fresh review of the Covid-19 situation, the SEC said all universities, colleges, polytechnics and ITIs shall resume routine offline classes.

1 year of lost learning will take years to recoup, says India study urging reopening of schools

Study titled 'India Needs To Learn — A Case for Keeping Schools Open' conducted by Boston Consulting Group and Teach For India, with recommendations from over 35 organisations.

Uttarakhand SCs boycott Brahmin cook’s food. It’s more effective than untouchability laws

Many school students protested Sunita Devi being removed for being a Dalit cook in Uttarakhand by not eating food made by her Brahmin replacement.

Students left, funds dried up. Now India’s only Afghan refugee school looks past Covid, Taliban

Syed Jamaluddin Afghan School in Delhi moved from a basement to a cramped apartment in October owing to a fund shortage, saw over 100 students quit, and couldn't pay teachers for 10 months.

Govt drafts manual to ensure ‘passionate’ teachers at all levels, suggests regular skill upgrade

The draft 'National Professional Standard for Teachers' manual was released for public comment last month, after which it will be presented to the education ministry for approval.

Introducing pants for girls not enough, Indian schools need to change mindset

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.