Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: teachers

Jobless teachers, Munnabhai cheating mafias, paper leaks: Inside UP’s ‘Chhota Vyapam’

UP Teacher Eligibility Test scam shows how desperation of unemployed youth fuels an entire industry, from cheating syndicates to predatory coaching institutes.

‘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.

‘Outdoor classes, radio lessons’ — govt teachers suggest hacks as 3rd wave shuts schools again

Following the first Covid lockdown, imposed in March 2020, students missed over 500 days of physical classes. Third wave has forced school closure again after brief window of reopening.

92% teachers have ‘better work-life balance’ due to online classes: Hewlett-Packard survey

Survey, in which students and parents also participated, showed that most students want to go back to school, but also want online learning to continue in some form.

Upcoming exams for top government teaching jobs in India 

Government teaching jobs require candidates to clear exams like the CTET or the state-run TET. Here's a checklist of what you need to qualify for them.

SubscriberWrites: Once a Guru and now a teacher, what has changed?

Subscribers write back with their views on the most urgent issues of the day.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced teachers to up their digital game. But we can do more

Although teachers showed a wide range of digital skills, across the world, the digital haves and have-nots were separated by a chasm of inequality.

Rajasthan suspends mobile internet in numerous districts to prevent cheating in teachers’ exam

The Rajasthan Eligibility Exams for Teachers are being conducted to recruit 31,000 Grade 3 teachers in the state. Originally scheduled for 20 June, the exams were postponed due to Covid.

Grammar is political now and teachers are struggling to teach it

Grammar at school often becomes a political issue, with liberals rejecting a more conservative insistence on so-called correct grammar.

Teachers alert: know the eligibility criteria for the CTET examinations

The CTET exam is worth 50 points & is divided into five sections. General Category candidates must score at least 60%, those in OBC/SC/ST categories must score 55%.

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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.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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.