Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicUnderprivileged children

Topic: underprivileged children

Guiding underprivileged kids to quality education, Dr Maqsood Ahmed is on a mission

The Nizamia Education Group has supported more than 10,000 students by providing free counselling and consultancy services to help them enrol in India’s top universities.

64% kids in rural India fear they have to drop out if not given additional support: Survey

Conducted by a Delhi-based NGO across 20 backward districts in 10 states in November 2020, the survey was carried out among 1,725 children, 1,605 parents, and 127 teachers.

1 in 6 kids lived in extreme poverty before Covid, condition to worsen globally — UN report

Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia consisted of 84 per cent of the world's extremely poor children, out of which India and Nigeria accounted for the most.

How India’s poor students are falling through the gaps as schools go digital

In India, where only half the population has access to Internet, 320 million students have been affected by online classes, according to Save The Children Fund.

Every new IAS, IPS, IRS officer will now have to ‘adopt’ and mentor a teen for life

Modi govt has already linked 425 teenagers from Gujarat’s Kevadiya with 2019 batch civil servants. Now it plans to expand the scheme country-wide.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

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

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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