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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sourav Roy Barman


Centre approves Karnataka move to keep eggs in school meals in 7 districts
Sun, May 22, 2022

The development comes at a time the Karnataka government is considering a proposal to add more districts where eggs are on the mid-day meal menu.

After 4,000 blows, low-key JD(U) leader Anil Hegde has last laugh
Sat, May 21, 2022

The 62-year-old Anil Hegde, a long-term aide of late socialist stalwart George Fernandes, is all set to get elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar after being nominated for its bypoll by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JD(U).

Tie-ups between Indian, foreign varsities: UGC begins outreach
Tue, May 17, 2022

The commission now plans to hold a meeting with the heads of foreign missions in India to discuss the possibilities of tie-ups in step with the recently notified regulations on twinning programmes, joint degree and dual degree programmes that will be applicable from the academic year 2022-23.

Biplab’s man, dental surgeon, new Tripura CM Manik Saha off to teething troubles
Sun, May 15, 2022

Saha's induction into the BJP was actually perceived more as an attempt by the BJP to win over the civil society of Tripura, which had been under the CPI(M)-led Left Front rule continuously since 1998.

In Tajinder Bagga episode, signs that AAP could be slipping into old, combative ways
Tue, May 10, 2022

Sources in the AAP admit the Tajinder Bagga episode has cast the AAP in a mould that it had worked hard to emerge out of.

Just government grants too limiting, Sanskrit varsities open to offer varied courses
Wed, May 11, 2022

Sources involved in the process said most higher educational institutions offering conventional courses on Sanskrit are finding it difficult to sustain themselves purely based on grants received from the government at the level of the Centre and states.

Ease of doing politics: Bhagwant Mann takes a leaf out of Arvind Kejriwal’s public consultation book
Fri, May 06, 2022

The Punjab government, headed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, has sought views of traders, ranging from small shopkeepers to industrialists, on repealing unnecessary licences and attracting investment.

Demolition to loudspeakers, AAP raises pitch to drown BJP ‘noise’
Thu, May 05, 2022

‘Our critics say we are legitimising BJP's narrative. What they don’t realise is that it is already legitimised.’

Their shakha vs our shakha: AAP to take rashtrawad battle against RSS to maidans, mohallas in UP
Tue, May 03, 2022

The Tiranga Shakhas also go one step further – by drawing a parallel with the RSS's model of shakhas in both the name of the meetings, the members called 'pramukhs' organising them, and the way AAP will be holding them.

Mamata, Kejriwal signal a thaw, but TMC, AAP face long chill
Sun, May 01, 2022

In September 2021, when the TMC announced its plans to foray into the Goa Assembly polls, the equations between the two leaders started to change and get frosty.

Act urgently to address academic learning loss, says Curriculum Revision Panel
Sun, May 01, 2022

The committee, led by Princeton University professor Manjul Bhargava, has observed that authorities need not wait for the completion of curriculum revision exercises to start helping students make learning recoveries.

From Vedic maths to zoonotic diseases: What ministries want in school curriculum
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The suggestions are being examined by experts involved in revising the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), which will subsequently inform the changes in the NCERT textbooks. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is in Bengaluru to hold discussions with members of the national steering committee leading the process.

Board autonomous, no question off syllabus: Rajasthan minister
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

“I have not seen such an instance before, wherein the Centre writes to a state government over a Board examination,” Rajasthan Education Minister B D Kalla told The Indian Express on Tuesday.

Congress, RJD fault lines widen as Tejashwi tip hits a raw nerve
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Poll data shows that the Congress has been in a state of decline in Bihar since the 2020 Assembly polls, in which the party managed to win only 19 out of the 70 seats it contested.

States vs Centre on selection of Vice-Chancellors: rules, friction
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Tamil Nadu has passed two Bills proposing to take away the Governor’s powers to appoint VCs of state universities. Which other states have done this, and why?

UGC forms panel to set rules for India campuses of foreign universities
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

The committee's formation is the first step in preparing the ground for opening up the higher education sector to foreign universities, a key proposal in the National Educational Policy (NEP) to “internationalise” the higher education sector.

Faiz verses excluded from Class 10 textbook in latest CBSE tweak
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

The portion of the curriculum document, which lists the Social Science course content for Class 10, states that the segment on religion, communalism and politics will continue to be part of the course content — “excluding image on page 46, 48, 49”.

Explained: UGC rules for tie-ups between Indian and foreign universities
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

The amended UGC regulations will expand the ambit of academic collaborations between Indian and foreign higher educational institutions.

Flagged infighting, but Congress didn’t act: Ripun Bora
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

In an interview, Bora said the TMC is starting from the scratch in Assam and the party plans to reach out to the people from all spheres of life to include their needs and aspirations in its agenda.

UGC eases norms for dual, joint degrees with foreign universities
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Students enrolling in the jointly-offered programmes will be able to earn a specific percentage of the course credit, depending on the type of programme, at a foreign university. The amendments would allow them to have the study abroad experience while being in a course in India.

CUET 2022: Over half of applications from Bihar, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

From the Northeast, 2,485 applications have come from Assam, 1,134 from Tripura, 525 from Arunachal Pradesh, 162 from Manipur, 193 from Meghalaya, 602 from Mizoram, 101 from Nagaland and 74 from Sikkim.

‘Covid pandemic may have increased learning poverty, help children adjust first’
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Ashish Dhawan, who is also a founding member of the Ashoka University, is currently setting up Convergence Foundation, which will work across many areas in the social sector, including women empowerment and air pollution, by setting up organisations along the lines of CSF, which primarily works on school education.

KV admissions under MP quota, other special provisions put on hold
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education which runs these schools, communicated the decision to the principals of KVs across the country on April 12.

CBSE to restore single board exams format next academic year
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

For the 2021-22 academic year, the CBSE had introduced a bifurcated format with two terms: the Term-I board exams were held in November-December last year, while the Term-II exams are scheduled to start on April 26. It is learnt that more weightage will be given to the Term-II exams.

Explained: How to pursue 2 university degrees at once
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The University Grants Commission is allowing students to pursue two academic programmes simultaneously at the higher education level. What are the subject combinations that a student will be allowed to take up? How practical is the idea?