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NEP finally ends science-commmerce-arts school trauma. But will Indian parents ever grow up?

The Modi govt’s ambitious National Education Policy completely overhauls India’s education system, but one major decision is to eliminate ‘rigid’ separation of streams.
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Covid shows online teaching can be the future, but physical classrooms still the real deal

Despite the convenience and utility of online teaching during a pandemic, there's a strong case to be made for why physical classroom's shouldn't go out of style.
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‘Mistrusting’ Gandhi family trusts and finding ‘Vikas’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

StudentsLivesMatter trends as students outrage at UGC decision to hold final exams amid Covid

Students and parents have severely criticised UGC’s decision, saying the commission is ‘playing with students’ lives’. They have demanded cancellation of the final-year exams.
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Heaters, pre-boards, digital data — How Himachal Pradesh improved 2020 board exam results

For four years Himachal Pradesh’s board results kept declining. Then the trend was reversed — without changing examination model or scoring guide.
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China urges students to assess risks of studying in Australia due to ‘racist attacks’

China is Australia’s largest trading partner but there are growing signs of a rift between the nations after the latter called for a probe into the origins of Covid-19.
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Less social media and news, play more Snakes & Ladders: Govt’s de-stress guide for students

The HRD ministry released a list of suggestions along with the alternate academic calendar to help students cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

In India, over 32 crore students hit by Covid-19 as schools and colleges are shut: UNESCO

More than 157 crore students across 191 countries severely impacted by closure of educational institutions due to coronavirus, says UNESCO report.

H1B row: Will Covid, recession dampen Indian students’ desire to study and work abroad?

Due to Covid-19 crisis and global recession, over 20-25 per cent of H1B employees in the US could be laid off in the coming weeks and forced to return to India.
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Online classrooms during Covid-19 mean students should demand fee discounts

Classroom spaces are conducive to interaction, force students to engage and promote peer learning but all that has stopped due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

1 hotel, 2 backup offices, 200 isolated staff — how RBI ensured Covid didn’t disrupt banking

For nearly five months now, RBI has kept many of its staff and vendors, among others, isolated in a hotel and run payments system from its data centre in Navi Mumbai.

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Mirage 2000 fighter jet

7 big-ticket ‘Make in India’ defence projects that have failed to get off the ground

Projects like fighter aircraft for the IAF, submarines and choppers for the Navy and assault rifles for all armed forces have been stuck for years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.