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Student ends life in Kota, fourth suicide this year

Jaipur, Feb 13 (IANS) A student from Chhattisgarh, pursuing coaching for JEE in Rajasthan's Kota, has committed suicide, said police on Tuesday.Shubhkumar Chaudhary was found dead on Monday making it the fourth student suicide in Kota in the last 20 days, confirmed officials.The officials said, “On Monday night, a student from Chhattisgarh committed suicide by hanging himself. The student was preparing for JEE while staying in Kota for two years. The result of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Mains was declared on Monday night.…

Impact of specialised training of teachers in STEM, arts and languages

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India has set an ambitious goal for the education landscape with its National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, aiming to make it more inclusive, flexible and relevant to the requirements of the digital age. According to the World Economic Forum Education 4.0 India report, about 70 per cent of children in grade III do not possess essential reading and arithmetic skills.Additionally, 68 per cent of schools in India are government-run institutions, accounting for 51 per cent of the country's teachers. The…

No eggs with noon-meal for tribal children in TN’s Krishnagiri, probe begins

Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) Krishnagiri district collector (DC) in Tamil Nadu will conduct an inquiry into the alleged lack of eggs in the noon-meal scheme of a tribal school in the district. There have been complaints that Irular (ST) students of the Panchayat Union School in Kadambakuttai in Krishnagiri school were not receiving mandatory eggs along with their noon-meal since the past couple of weeks.It may be noted that Kadambukuttai in Krishnagiri district is an Irular settlement and teachers are deputed to the school from…

Maha pre-primary, primary schools till Class 4 to start classes at 9 am from AY 2024-2025 (Lead)

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) In a major initiative, the Maharashtra government on Thursday directed that all pre-primary and primary schools till Class 4 in the state – public or private – should start their classes from 9 am onwards from the next Academic Year (2024-2025), in the interests of students' health. The decision, announced in a circular issued by the School Education & Sports Department, comes over two months after Governor Ramesh Bais had raised concerns over the early morning schools for the children, who are below…

Bootcamp to be held on Fintech in six UP cities

Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow’s Enterprise Incubation Centre (IIML EIC) and Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) are organising a UP Fintech Futurepreneurs Bootcamp in six cities beginning February 8. This is designed to democratise access to Fintech education and resources and unlock UP’s potential for growth and development.The bootcamp organised in collaboration with StartinUP will help foster the growth of aspiring entrepreneurs in the Fintech sector across UP.It will be held in six…

Delhi HC urges IIT to prioritise student well-being to combat suicides

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Expressing concern over the rising trend of student suicides, the Delhi High Court has called upon the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to actively engage in counselling efforts and emphasise to students that academic success is not the sole measure of life's importance.The court addressed these concerns while handling a petition related to the alleged suicides of two IIT-Delhi students from a Scheduled Caste community last year. The parents of the deceased students sought court directions for an…

Interim Budget: Large number of institutions of higher learning set up, highest ever medal tally in games reflects high confidence level,…

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that the country's prosperity depends on adequately equipping and empowering the youthThe National Education Policy 2020 is ushering in transformational reforms, she said while delivering the Interim Budget in the Lok Sabha. “PM schools for rising India (PM SHRI) are delivering quality teaching and nurturing holistic and well-rounded individuals," Sitharaman said. About the outcome of Skill India Mission, she said that it has trained 1.4 crore…

LU to offer master’s degree in Hindu studies

Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) The Lucknow University (LU) will now offer master's degree in Hindu studies in which students will be taught Vedas and 'Sanatan dharma' from the academic session 2024-25.The Sanatan Vedic culture will be taught as a mandatory paper at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Sanskrit.LU also plans to establish an autonomous centre for research on the subject and a proposal for the same will be sent to the state government soon.The announcement of introducing such subjects was made by the…

Osmania University’s history comes alive with light & sound show

Hyderabad, Jan 30 (IANS) The history of Hyderabad's prestigious Osmania University will come alive in the form of light and sound show every evening at the iconic Arts College on the sprawling campus.Union Culture and Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy on Monday night inaugurated a light and sound show, offering a visual treat to citizens.The light and sound show captures the more than 100 years long journey of Osmania University and showcase the lives of unsung heroes, using dynamic lighting, laser effects and immersive 3D…

‘Discussions on hijab ban in Raj schools, Govt seeks report from other states’

Jaipur, Jan 30 (IANS) If political sources are to be believed, preparations are being made in Rajasthan to ban hijab in government schools in Rajasthan. As per sources, a report on hijab ban will be prepared at a high level in the Education Department and sent to Education Minister Madan Dilawar.Party workers said that Dilawar has sought a report from the department regarding the status of hijab ban in other states and its effects in Rajasthan.At the same time, Agriculture Minister Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena has also said that…

Avoid mistakes due to over enthusiasm or over sincerity: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the students to avoid mistakes due to over enthusiasm of the parents or by being over sincere.He asked the parents not to over-hype the exam day by new clothes, rituals or stationery. He also asked the students not to keep preparing until the last moment and approach exams with a relaxed mindset and to avoid any external destruction that can lead to unwanted tension. The Prime Minister advised the students to read the question paper and plan with time…

IIT-K joins hands with Lucknow Cantonment Board for a Waste-Free, Carbon-Neutral Campus

Kanpur, Jan 29 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lucknow Cantonment Board to serve as the knowledge partner in their joint mission to achieve a waste-free and carbon-neutral campus, aiming to create a scalable model in line with India’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2070. The MOU was signed by Col. Mayank Sundriyal, Commander Works Engineer (CWE), Lucknow and Prof. Tarun Gupta, Dean of Research and Development at IIT Kanpur.Representing…

‘Secrets of the Buddha Relics’ director explains how Buddhism to spread to Far East

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Raghav Jairath, who has directed the recently released documentary ‘Secrets of the Buddha Relics’, has shared that the show answers questions with regard to the reason behind the formation of Buddha relics and how they became a gateway to the spread of Buddhism. He also said that the third instalment of the documentary was in the works in parallel while the second instalment, ‘Secrets of the Kohinoor’ was being shot. He‘Secrets of the Buddha Relics’ focuses on the ancient legends surrounding the final…

Manipur: Students in Moreh stage sit-in seeking resumption of classes

Imphal, Jan 27 (IANS) A large number of school students took to the streets on Saturday staging a sit-in at trouble torn Manipur's Moreh town along India-Myanmar border in the state's Tengnoupal district, demanding resumption of regular classes. At a time when the state government is intensifying its efforts to strengthen strategic measures to combat the persistent attacks by militants on the state police commandos stationed in the Tengnoupal district's Moreh town. Moreh has been grappling with intense firing since the…

Now Bihar ACS, Education, authorises DMs to take action on school operations

Patna, Jan 26 (IANS) In wake of deaths of three school kids in three different Bihar districts due to the severe cold, Additional Chief Secretary, Education, K.K. Pathak has written to all District Magistrates, asking them to take their own decision pertaining to operation of the schools till January 29.As per the letter, Pathak pointed out the weather prediction of the met department which has issued an advisory of cold wave till January 29.He said that the District Magistrates were authorised to set the school timings for…

Calcutta HC terms Bengal Govt’s logic behind change in secondary exam timing as ‘bogus’

Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday termed as “bogus” the logic behind West Bengal Government’s decision to prepone the timing of the secondary examinations this year by two hours.A petition challenging the decision of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) to prepone the secondary examination by two hours to 9.45 am from the earlier 11.45 am came up for hearing at the single-judge Bench of Justice Biswajit Basu on Thursday.The state government’s counsel told the court that “traffic…

How can you not accept Parliament amendment, SC asks Centre in AMU minority status case

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Chief Justice of India (CJI), DY Chandrachud, on Wednesday expressed surprise over the Centre’s stand that it does not accept the 1981 amendment inserted by the Parliament to confer minority status on the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).Presiding over a seven-judge Constitution Bench hearing a clutch of pleas concerning the minority status of the AMU, the CJI stressed that the “Parliament is an eternal and indestructible body under the Indian Union.”“How can you not accept an amendment by the…

224 million children worldwide urgently need quality education: ECW

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Education is the bedrock of peace, the foundation of strong societies, and the building block for a better world.This year, as the world celebrates the Sixth International Day of Education under the theme of 'Learning for a lasting peace', Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, calls on world leaders to end wars and armed conflicts and focus on common humanity to embrace the vast potential learning offers in uniting the world.The world is…

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