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Schools in Mumbai may reopen on January 27 but what about the rest of Maharashtra?

Earlier this week, the World Bank's Global Education Director Jaime Saavedra had made the headlines where he criticised the closure of schools by governments around across the country and elsewhere

Published on 19th January 2022
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School closures in view of COVID-19 not justified regardless of new waves: World Bank Education Director

According to various simulations by the World Bank, health risks for children if schools are opened are low and the cost of the closure is extremely high

Published on 17th January 2022
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Pandemic-induced learning losses could cost present generation of students USD 17 trillion in earnings: World Bank 

The number of children living in poverty in low and middle-income countries could potentially reach 70%, given the long school closure

Published on 12th December 2021
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Research to get a much-needed boost at Sambalpur University with sophisticated new instrumentation facilities

The CIF will be set up from the World Bank fund, which has provided Rs 19 crore to the university. A target has been set to make the CIF functional by next October

Published on 23rd October 2021
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Only 54% schools have restarted physical classes across the world, finds Global Tracker 

The World Bank said data from population surveillance studies and contact tracing studies suggest that in comparison to adults and adolescents, young children, particularly those under the age of 10

Published on 11th October 2021
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Only Bihar and Uttarakhand will absorb IIT, NIT grads recruited as teachers in rural engineering institutes

The government had projected the World Bank-funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP III) as a measure to aid technical colleges in various states

Published on 4th October 2021
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IIT Kanpur professor Mukesh Sharma appointed honorary member of WHO body

Sharma has been associated with WHO, Geneva, International Council for Clean Transport, Clean Air Asia United National Environmental Program, Bangkok, and the World Bank

Published on 12th June 2021
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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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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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Education outcomes to get worse without aggressive policies to combat COVID-19 impact: World Bank

The World Bank's education team asserted that it is possible to counter the "shocks" and turn crisis into opportunity

Published on 11th May 2020
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Climate change poses lifelong health risk for children of future generations: Lancelot Countdown report 

The Lancet Countdown is a coalition of 35 major institutions including the World Health Organization and the World Bank

Published on 14th November 2019

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