Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Students

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.

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.

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.

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.

Youth protests against CAA, NRC has potential to change politics. But 2 key things missing

The pan-India student protests are not just about the CAA or the NRC. It is about a problem with the business of settling past scores.

Truth behind working-class students and academics avoiding top universities

When it comes to university choices, rather than focus on admissions trends, students would benefit if they interrogate institutional staff lists, biographies.

Classrooms empty, Srinagar’s private schools bring lessons home via video CDs

Students of govt schools, however, do not have the privilege of video lessons. College goers facing trouble in filling up forms for competitive exams.

Students quizzed on Indian Constitution, history, politics as fourth edition of ConQuest begins

The South-regional round of the quiz was held at St Joseph’s College of Law, Bengaluru. As many as 75 teams participated from various colleges across south India.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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.