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Garden project helps pupils engage in school

Image captionBefore and after: Pupils in Birmingham tidied and replanted their school garden Taking part in a project, such as running a club or renovating a garden, can prevent pupils becoming disengaged from education, research suggests. The Demos study indicated working on a pupil-led “co-production” with teachers and school staff improved behaviour, confidence and social skills. The think tank set ... Read More »

Change in exam welcome but teaching rejig needed: Experts

The directorate of government examinations, as promised in circulars in 2015, has implemented changes in the exam pattern, which will be reflected in the Class 10 boards this year. But will these reforms yield positive results? That’s the larger question. Though schools and educationists have appreciated the move, they feel that until the teaching methodology is overhauled, students might not ... Read More »

Mystery of ‘missing’ carbon on Mars decoded

Scientists have found that ultraviolet (UV) rays from Sun caused Mars to lose its atmospheric carbon dioxide, solving the long-standing mystery of the ‘missing’ carbon on the red planet. Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere that is too thin to keep water from freezing or quickly evaporating. However, geological evidence has led scientists to conclude that ... Read More »

Safety in numbers: Cracking the coefficient code

Decimal expansion of numbers was a common exercise in middle-school mathematics. Fractions like 1/5 and 1/4 were less taxing. Their decimal expansions terminated promptly at 0.2 and 0.25 respectively. But the fraction 1/3 was a little intriguing. Its decimal expansion did not terminate, but it soon became clear that a single digit, namely 3, started to repeat itself. For certain ... Read More »

IIT Roorkee introduces new grades in its marking system

Tapan Susheel | 16 hrs ago|The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), which was in the eye of a storm recently over the expulsion of 71 students from the institute for not scoring the minimum 5 CGPA, has now introduced two new grades in its Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) grading system. [“source-Times of India”] Read More »

No paper admit cards for civil services main exam: UPSC

No paper admit card will be issued for this year’s civil services main examination, scheduled to begin from Friday, the UPSC has said. Candidates will have to download e-admit cards and take a printout thereof. About 15,000 candidates have qualified in this year’s civil services preliminary examination. [“source-Times of India”] Read More »

Uttarakhand govt seeks collaboration with NGOs on health, agriculture, education

Uttarakhand government struck a deal with the Hans Foundation to collaborate in a host of sectors including health, agriculture, education, forest, water, sanitation and welfare of the handicapped. The MoU was signed by Additional Chief Secretary S Raju and the CEO of the Hans Foundation S N Mehta in the presence of Chief Minister Harish Rawat at the latter’s residence, ... Read More »

Delhi assembly clears three bills aiming at major education reforms

Three bills, aimed at reining in private schools, doing away with screening process in nursery admissions and scrapping of no detention policy till class VIII besides bringing in overall systemic reforms in education sector, were passed by Delhi Assembly. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the proposed legislations will significantly help slash fees in private schools and if laid down norms ... Read More »

Programme for adolescent education launched in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has launched the Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) to mark the World AIDS Day in Itanagar. In order to promote holistic approach towards health among youth, the state government has partnered with UNESCO in implementing the AEP targeting students of Classes VIII and IX. UNESCO is supporting the NGO ‘Centre for Catalyzing Change’ to integrate ... Read More »

14 nations including India to train students on climate change

Educational institutes from 15 countries including India, France, China and Britain have joined hands to train students to address the health impacts of climate change, the White House has said. In all 48 public health, medical and nursing schools from 15 countries have committed to train their students to address the health impacts of climate change, thus increasing the total ... Read More »