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After 20 Years, Haryana To Hold Student Elections

The students’s unions in colleges and universities will be held as per the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee. CHANDIGARH:  After a gap of over 20 years, the Haryana government has decided to get student unions elections conducted in colleges and universities in the state. Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Thursday that a four-member committee has been set ... Read More »

US First Lady Urges Spanish Women To Promote Girls’ Learning

US first lady Michelle Obama gestures as she delivers a speech presenting the “Let Girls Learn” initiative. (AFP Photo) MADRID, SPAIN:  US first lady Michelle Obama has called on girls and young women in Spain and other developed nations to help promote her global girls’ education initiative. Speaking to some 100 young women at a conference in Madrid today, Michelle ... Read More »

HRD Minister Smriti Irani Launches Education Portal For Teachers

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani lighting the lamp at the launch of Teachers Education Portal in New Delhi. (PTI photo) NEW DELHI:  Emphasising on the need to ensure quality of teachers, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today said many people feel nothing is right in the education sector, but it is the responsibility of those holding ... Read More »

No Detention Till Class V, Says New Draft Education Policy

The paper, released by the ministry also talks of raising investment in education sector to at least 6 per cent of GDP. (File photo) NEW DELHI:  Limiting ‘no detention policy’ till class V, an education commission to identify new areas of knowledge, raising investment in education sector to at least 6 per cent of GDP and encouraging top foreign varsities ... Read More »

Delhi Government Comes Out With New Education Reform Plan

Manish Sisodia said the “best and dynamic teachers” will work on the weakest students in all schools, besides additional remedial classes for them. NEW DELHI:  Delhi government on Wednesday announced a new education reform plan seeking to check drop-out of students and improve education quality with special focus on the weakest students. “It’s a comprehensive Delhi to improve quality and ... Read More »

Religion And Veer Savarkar On Haryana’s New School Curriculum

Students in Haryana will be taught about Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar under moral education. GURGAON:  Students in Haryana will be taught about Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar under moral education, apart from texts from Gita and holy books of various religions, according to state education minister Rambilas ... Read More »

Maharashtra Minister Intervenes To Get Admission For SSC Topper

Vinod Tawde spoke with the management of the Kelkar & Vaze College in Mulund and ensured a seat for Rajani through the management quota. (File photo) THANE:  A mystery technical error has resulted in an SSC Board topper from Ulhasnagar town, with 99.8 per cent marks, failing to secure a college seat anywhere in the city. State Education Minister Vinod ... Read More »

Spend Big On Education, Focus On Rural Pre- Schoolers: Nudge From UNICEF

In India, being born into the poor households carries a learning ‘penalty’, the report said. New Delhi: India needs to increase its yearly investment in education by almost 50 per cent to provide education for all by 2030, said the UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report 2016, which was released today. Focusing on the theme “Fair Chance For All”, ... Read More »

Your Blood Can Predict 10-Year Risk For Heart Disease: Study

There have been several attempts during the last years to improve the risk prediction calculators by adding new bio markers. (File Photo) LONDON:  Scientists have developed a new way to calculate a person’s 10-year risk for heart disease by analysing their blood, a method which has greater precision than identifying traditional risk factors alone. When someone visits their general practitioner, ... Read More »

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 »