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Hardlook: Committees made to check sexual harassment in colleges, universities falling short of mark

Complaints of sexual harassment by two Delhi University students this year have put the focus on Internal Complaints Committees, meant to address such concerns. But with insufficient student representation and scant regard for guidelines, many colleges are falling short of the mark. The Indian Express report

Are we hurting learning and teaching by diverting funds from blackboards to digital boards?

We are asking students to eat digital cake in lieu of the unavailable basic bread.


Javadekar hits back at Cong after ‘pro-rich PM’ jibe: ‘They are scared of losing Lok Sabha polls’

The BJP leader said the Congress had made “big announcements” about granting a loan waiver to farmers in Rajasthan and other states where it came to power, but had failed to implement it.

HRD says PhDs only on ‘national priority’ topics, Kerala prof quits central univ board

Meena T Pillai, a professor from the University of Kerala (which is different from the CUK), resigned from the Board of Studies of English and Comparative Literature on Wednesday to mark her protest against the university’s decision.

NCERT drops 3 chapters from Class 9, one on caste struggles

The decision to delete almost 70 pages from the textbook, titled India and the Contemporary World - I, is part of the curriculum rationalisation exercise initiated at HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar’s behest to reduce the burden on students.

Congress indulging in politics of abuses, BJP will not retaliate: Prakash Javadekar

"They demean chaiwala, pakode wala and now chowkidar. It shows their mentality, thought process and DNA. If this is the level of debate they can bring to the table we would focus on work and not indulge in this culture of hurling abuses," Javadekar added.


Cabinet approves setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas

"The union cabinet today approved setting up of 50 new #KendriyaVidyalaya under Civil/Defence sector in different states of the country. This is the great decision . Nearly 1 lakh student will be benefited. This will also create more employment opportunity," Javadekar said

Explained: Why govt has moved to overturn SC's quota-in-university-jobs order

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the Centre would bring an ordinance to restore the 200-point system "in two days".

Ordinance on teacher quota soon: Prakash Javadekar

With the Supreme Court rejecting the government’s review petition against department-wise reservation in faculty positions last week, Javadekar assured that an ordinance to restore the 200-point roster would be brought in “two days”.

Reservation roster: Prakash Javadekar assures action within 2 days

Various students and teachers organisations have been urging the government to bring an ordinance to restore the 200-point roster taking college or university as a unit for reservation in teaching posts.

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Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

World Environment Day: Modi, Kohli, Kejriwal plant saplings

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Virat Kohli creating awareness on environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.


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Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 

Tamil Nadu deserves better, says Javadekar

Chennai, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Tamil Nadu deserves a better administration, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is helping the state in every way. He said Tamil Nadu deserves better than what it has got in the last 50 years. The BJP leader said he had fruitful discussions with DMDK chief Vijayakanth. He also said he also met leaders from parties like IJK, IPP, NJP, AIMMK and others.


Two zeroes don't add up to hero: BJP on Cong-DMK alliance

Chennai, Feb 14 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday reacted over Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, and said that two zeroes don't add up to hero and so it won’t make any difference. He also said that they will come out with the alliance within one week. He further added that the people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated with the politics they have witnessed over half a century and they want change and fresh start.

Hollande pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The visiting French President, Francois Hollande, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Later, Hollande also planted a sapling in the Rajghat premises. The French President was earlier accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Jallikattu allowed with proper safeguards: Javadekar

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that Tamil Nadu has been allowed to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu'. He added that the sport was approved after taking care of all the safeguards and without practicing cruelty against the animals.

Jallikattu order: Pon Radhakrishnan thanks PM Modi

Chennai, Jan 08 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Tamil Nadu Government to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’. He also expressed gratitude to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party chief Amit Shah and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for acquiescing with the Tamil community. The controversial bull-taming sport is celebrated every year during Pongal.