Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Schools

Historian wants to change how school children are taught British empire

Black history is British history too, notes historian Jeremy Corbyn, and should be part of curriculum.

CBSE schools could lose affiliation if they pick textbooks with ‘objectionable content’

CBSE introduces a stringent clause in its bylaws warning of serious consequences for objectionable content in textbooks

Savitribai Phule’s birth anniversary was once mooted to be India’s second Teacher’s Day

A proposal to mark social reformer Savitribai Phule’s birth anniversary as second Teacher’s Day is in limbo.  

Elections are history but Karnataka is still divided over Kannada vs English in schools

The move to introduce 1,000 English-medium schools faces some local anger, causing confusion in language-sensitive Karnataka.

Not educating girls costs the world $30 trillion, or the GDP of a dozen Indias

According to the World Bank, on average, women with a secondary education earn almost twice as much as those with none. 

India’s youth still want ‘any’ government job, and continue to struggle with maths

A study of over 28,000 youth across the country reveals what youth aspire for, how connected they are and that girls still face many disadvantages.

Number of children studying until class 8 in India doubles, but skills acquired remain low

A report has found that more youth have access to higher education than the last decade, but the skills they're acquiring from school remain low. 

Tokenism and repackaging old provisions: Centre’s response to rise in child abuse

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar ask NCPCR to formulate guidelines on child abuse; activists say it’s pointless because they already exist.

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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.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

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.