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Why RTE experts believe the World Bank’s STARS programme will damage India’s grassroots school education system

The World Bank approved $500 million for the STARS programme to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. But education activists are against the programme

Published on 2nd July 2020
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UN report says it will take us 257 years to close gap between women and men in economic terms

The UNDP 2020 report ranks India at a staggering 122 among 189 countries in its Gender Inequality Index. India has a score of 0.501 (2018) while Switzerland which tops the list has just 0.037

Published on 1st July 2020
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Want Shashi Tharoor as your prof? He will be teaching foundation courses at Masters’ Union School of Business

Dr Tharoor will teach a foundation course at the Masters’ Union which will draw from his experience as an eminent thinker, writer and administrator

Published on 1st July 2020
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How red tape, apathy and law loopholes have deprived thousands of OBC candidates constitutionally mandated reservation in medical colleges

Several MPs, students, activists, welfare groups, faculty members have come out to demand the proper implementation of the OBC quota. But how was it overlooked for so long?

for so long?

Published on 21st June 2020
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With NEET 2020 likely to be postponed or cancelled, anti-NEET voices call for its permanent ouster

 

Over the years, activists, politicians, educationists alike have continued to consistently express their disapproval of the exam and criticised it of being exclusionary and discriminatory 

Published on 25th June 2020
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Academicians ask World Bank to postpone loan to MHRD for 'STAR' project, demand wider consultation first

The signatories also asked World Bank and MHRD to hold wider public consultation citing inadequate consultation on the STARS project

Published on 21st June 2020
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The new normal: Now, even netas may go virtual for Parliament session

The officials had a meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha Chairman and are now evaluating 'all means' of a virtual session with members of both Houses 

Published on 10th June 2020
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Why these Kerala politicians posting photos of distributing TVs to kids for online classes is unlawful — and how they reacted!

Dhisha, a collective of young activists has written to the Education Minister and the Child Rights Commission stating the same. This is how the politicians responded to the claims

Published on 8th June 2020
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10,000 medical seats robbed from OBCs in last 3 years: MPs, Academics sign statement condemning denial of reservation

The signatories pointed out the irony in the government's efficiency in creating over 5k seats for the EWS quota but failing to do the same for the OBCs

 

Published on 3rd June 2020
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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University calls for stepping up DNA evidence ‘collect & test' in India to combat expected surge in rapes post-lockdown

Taking note of the expected surge in crime after the COVID-19 lockdown, the initiative aims at equipping first-line responders in criminal investigation with a clear understanding of DNA evidence

Published on 2nd June 2020
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Why denial of OBC reservation in All India Quota for medical seats is a social injustice  

For the seats drawn from the States for the All India Quota, SC/STs are provided 15% and 7.5%. In the same way, OBCs should be provided 27% . the Association argued

Published on 11th May 2020
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How video conferencing app Zoom went from 10 mn to 300 mn users in one pandemic

CEO Eric Yuan had admitted that despite "working around the clock" to support the influx of new users, the service had "fallen short of the community's privacy and security expectations"

Published on 25th April 2020
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12 out of 15 apex body members not in favour of changing name from  'Allahabad University' to 'Pragyaraj'

After being passed by the Parliament, the proposal would be sent to the President for approval and necessary changes can be made in the university's act, statues and ordinances

Published on 12th May 2020
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MHRD giving  'finishing touch' to the New Education Policy,  likely to release it this month

The new academic year begins in September instead of the July-August period because of the Lockdown and the Government is considering to formalise the policy before that time

Published on 6th May 2020

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