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Nine-year old Indian-origin boy wins Australian spelling bee

Anirudh Kathirvel, a nine-year-old Indian-origin boy, has won the first ‘The Great Australian Spelling Bee’ contest, winning a 50,000 dollars scholarship. Kathirvel, born in Melbourne to a Tamilian couple, won an education scholarship of 50,000 dollars along with an impressive 10,000 dollars worth goods for his school on September 9. The words Anirudh correctly spelled were aardvark, ricochet, psychoanalyst and ... Read More »

Delhi government offers education loan up to Rs 10 lakh

On September 9, the Delhi government launched a flagship scheme to enable students avail education loan of up to Rs. 10 lakh. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia kick-started the scheme by distributing cheques to the first 25 beneficiaries. Around 30 students were issued sanction letters to whom cheques would be issued subsequently. At the inaugural function, cheques ... Read More »

Gujarat to appoint experts to address education related issues

On September 9, the Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that his department has taken a “serious” note of the rising number of suicides by school children. The minister said that psychologists and sociologists would be roped in to understand the mindset of school children who fall prey to stress and commit suicide. “There could be several reasons behind students ... Read More »

Bihar to provide reservation to grand children of freedom fighters

Nothing can be compared to the soldiers sacrificing their lives for the safety and security of our country and our people. But a tribute can surely be paid for their selfless dedication in different ways. It is the responsibility of the central and state government to look after the freedom fighters who are alive, their spouses and dependent children. A ... Read More »

BJP-ruled states asked to set up Vyapam-like education body

On September 7, the BJP-ruled state governments were asked by the party to set up a body on the lines of Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board to conduct examinations for admissions and recruitment. The decision was made at a two-day meet of the education and cultural affairs ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -ruled states in the capital which discussed ... Read More »

CBSE directs schools to provide self defence training classes to girls

So as to physically prepare girl students for facing any sudden mishap, the  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued orders to all the CBSE affiliated schools to spare everyday’s 45 minutes to provide self defence training to girls. Incidents related to girl child molestation is increasing day by day and it is very much mandatory that in such situations, ... Read More »

President calls for greater involvement of society to achieve literacy

On September 8, President Pranab Mukherjee sought greater involvement of the society in achieving higher literacy targets and said that without education India cannot claim its pride of place among nations. While presiding over the celebration of International Literacy Day in New Delhi, the President said, “Literacy alone can bring development, empowerment and sustainability and achieve desired goals set under ... Read More »

Tripura to achieve 100 percent literacy soon

On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar said that the state’s literacy rate will soon increase from the existing 96.82 percent to 100 percent and the neo-literate would become economically self-reliant in a phased manner. “After three phases of literacy campaign since 2011, the literacy rate now stands at 96.82 percent and it would touch 100 percent soon,” ... Read More »

Delhi school principals to get more autonomy: Sisodia

On September 8, the Delhi government announced that it has decided to do away with “administrative formalities” for routine matters in its schools and give more autonomy to principals for removing bottlenecks so that basic facilities can be provided to the students at the earliest. The announcement was made during the “State teachers award function”, where 75 Delhi government school ... Read More »