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Aadhaar: A unique problem of identity
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Launched in 2009 as a pet project by the Congress-led UPA government, Aadhaar provides a unique 12-digit identity number based on biometrics to every resident of India.

Why poverty in rural India is still a concern
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

The recently-released India Rural Development Report, which is endorsed by the government, says 7% of the rural population is ‘very poor’; villages in eastern Indian states are the worst affected.

Gender Disparity in MGNREGA: Women deprived of basic facilities at work site
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The MGNREGA promises 100 days of employment every year to each rural household. The Act mandates that at least a third of the workers under the scheme should be women.

85% of rural landowners are Hindus; Muslims account for just over 11%: Report
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

In 2006, the Rural Development Ministry under then minister Jairam Ramesh had inked an agreement for the publication of an annual India Rural Development Report by the IDFC Rural Development Network.

In class, Bihar does improve but remains way behind rest of country
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

As per available data, while Bihar shows an improvement in the pupil-teacher ratio between 2009-10 and 2013-014 from 57 to 51, it remained far below the national average which changed from 32 to 26 in the same period.

MoU with foreign institutes: PMO wants institutions to seek HRD ministry approval
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

In a circular dated September 8, the HRD ministry has instructed all bureau heads in the ministry to circulate instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office to this effect to all institutions and bodies under them for “strict adherence”.

How IIT-D and IISc rose in the global education rankings
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

What are the QS World University Rankings? What have IIT-Delhi and IISc Bengaluru done to make the cut?

UGC security guidelines: too much policing?
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

A section of the academia and the students feel that these guidelines infringe upon the individual liberties and privacy.

Three-language formula: CBSE directs schools to seek info about mother tongue
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

The three language formula states that schools must teach Hindi, English and one modern Indian language. Brought in 1968, it was reiterated in the 1986 education policy, as well as in 2005.

In MNREGA, Bihar slower than rest
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

As per the Socio Economic Caste Census of 2011, 88.82 per cent households in Bihar are rural, second only to Assam.

Central directive to states: Streamline NREGA execution
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

The ministry has “resolved” to bring down the percentage of delayed payments to single digits.

The Day India was a Union of Strikes
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

A claimed 16 cr members of 10 central trade unions shut down parts of the country to protest changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs.

Government climbdown: Fresh land ordinance minus key amendments likely by month-end
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Sources said the fresh ordinance was likely to be in sync with the report set to be presented by the parliamentary panel.

Census 2011: Hindus dip to below 80 per cent of population; Muslim share up, slows down
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.

Narendra Modi to address kids a day before Teachers’ Day
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Modi’s address to students on Teachers’ Day last year was beamed live in over 18 lakh government and private schools in the country, with 1,000 students present at the venue.

In schools, the no-fail policy may have failed. What now?
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Wednesday made a strong pitch for scrapping the no-detention policy for Classes I to VIII, along with bringing back board exams in Class X.

CBSE again lists December 25 as ‘Good Governance Day’
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The academic calender- which lists all important events, festivals, programmes scheduled each month for CBSE-affiliated schools- shows Dec 25 as both “Christmas Day” and “Good Governance Day”.

Suspension ‘last resort’: Speaker hopes chair needn’t do that again
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Sushma had not replied to the seven questions he had raised Wednesday.

2 months before SC jolt, PM Modi pushed to expand Aadhaar cover
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Aadhaar, implemented by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and launched by the previous UPA government, provides a unique, bio-metrically verified 12-digit number to all residents of the country.

Panel feels govt ‘casual’ about suggestions on panchayats
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

In its report tabled in Parliament, the standing committee on rural development, headed by AIADMK leader P Venugopal, noted the ministry had not taken the panel’s recommendation in the “right perspective”.

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