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Michelle Obama Promotes Learning To Empower Moroccan Girls

The “Let Girls Learn” initiative, launched in March 2015 by President Barack Obama and the first lady, is to be extended to Morocco, the White House announced on Tuesday. (AFP Photo) MARRAKECH, MOROCCO:  Michelle Obama told Moroccan teenage girls that her parents knew the value of education, her brother set an example “and I thought if he can do it, ... Read More »

No More Lessons On Transparency In Rajasthan As Government Drops Chapter On RTI

Since it became law in 2005, millions of RTIs have been filed till now in states and with the central government. (Representational image) NEW DELHI:  From securing water connections to passports, better roads to ration cards, the Right to Information has been a powerful tool in the hands of citizens to make governments accountable. The landmark transparency law was the ... Read More »

Google Expeditions App for Virtual Reality Field Trips Now Available to All

HIGHLIGHTS The Expeditions app is now available to all Google Cast for Education was also introduced Google also launched Quizzes in Google Forms Google first introduced the Expeditions Pioneer Program in September last year, to encourage teachers to teach students with the help of Cardboard VR. Now, the search giant has opened up the Expeditions app to all, in order ... Read More »

Facebook Says It Is Not Using Your Location to Suggest Friends

HIGHLIGHTS A report highlighted Facebook tracks location for suggestions Facebook spokesperson confirmed location is one of the factors Users can turn off Facebook’s access to location on phones Facebook users who keep their location turned on may realise that they are being offered friend suggestions based on location, claims a report. We all are familiar with Facebook’s popular “People you ... Read More »

World Must Focus On Poorest Children: UNICEF

69 million children under five will die from preventable causes and 167 million will suffer poverty over the next 15 years. (File Photo) UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES:  The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years, UNICEF said today. In its annual “State of the ... Read More »

Hundreds March In Cairo, Protest Cancelled High School Exams

Protests of such size are rare in Egypt, where President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has led a harsh crackdown on critics from among both the Islamist and the secular camp. CAIRO:  Hundreds of Egyptian students are marching in front of the Education Ministry in Cairo over the cancellation of some high school exams. Monday’s march comes after 12 Education Ministry officials were ... Read More »

‘Never Wanted To Top,’ Says Arrested School Girl Ruby Rai To Cops

‘ Ruby Rai, after she was declared the topper in Political Science, told reporters that the subject included cooking. PATNA:  HIGHLIGHTS Ruby Rai, 17, arrested on Saturday in Bihar for cheating Unfair to arrest school girl in cheating conspiracy, say critics Toppers in Bihar exams could not answer basic questions The arrest of schoolgirl Ruby Rai in Bihar for allegedly ... Read More »

Egypt Cancels High School Exam Amid Leaks

In Egypt, Several Facebook pages that have shared exam answers say they are doing so to push for high school reform. (Representational Image) CAIRO, EGYPT:  Egypt cancelled a high school final exam on Sunday after papers for it were leaked online, the education ministry said, in the latest such incident this month. The exam in applied mathematics would instead be ... Read More »

Delhi government Orders 2 non-public schools To Roll lower back charge Hike

Manish Sisodia directed DoE to take essential movement in opposition to the “errant” colleges which have not best hiked expenses however additionally “compelled” college students to shop for books from non-public publishers. NEW DELHI: Delhi government‘s Directorate of schooling (DoE) nowadays ordered two private schoolsinside the countrywide capital to roll returned the charge hike allegedly completed without previouspermission from the ... Read More »

Rajasthan’s New Order Will positioned 3 Lakh youngsters Out of personal colleges

Rajasthan’s new order will deprive children from urban bad families of what has been given them below theproper to education Act — the right to attend a private college. JAIPUR: HIGHLIGHTS Order says children from SC/STs or BPL households can visit personal colleges RTE permits kids from households with annual earnings much less than Rs. 2.5 lakh Activists say authorities ... Read More »