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Globally, schools for more than 168 million children have been completely closed for almost a full year, UNICEF report said.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Closure of 1.5mn schools impacted 247mn children in India: UNICEF study

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Closure of 1.5 million schools due to coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdowns in 2020 impacted 247 million children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools in India, a UNICEF report has found.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)

Need to work to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those from rural areas and the poor is allowed to flourish.
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The court issued notice to Secretary of Ministry of Education seeking reply on the contempt petition filed by NGO Social Jurist and listed the matter for further hearing on March 17.(PTi File)
The court issued notice to Secretary of Ministry of Education seeking reply on the contempt petition filed by NGO Social Jurist and listed the matter for further hearing on March 17.(PTi File)

HC seeks reply on plea for contempt for not extending RTE beyond 14 years age

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:44 PM IST
The Delhi HC has sought response of Ministry of Education on a plea seeking contempt action against the authorities for not taking decision on extension of free education under the Right To Education Act to children of EWS even after attaining 14 years of age in the same school.
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IIT Kharagpur. (Mint file)
IIT Kharagpur. (Mint file)

IIT-KGP team develops technology to improve efficiency in fertiliser application

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a soil-mapping technology to bring efficiency in the use of fertilisers in farmland, a statement issued by the institute said.
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Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet in Odisha adopted a resolution urging the Centre to implement all the recommendations of MS Swaminathan Commission on MSP for all crops.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet in Odisha adopted a resolution urging the Centre to implement all the recommendations of MS Swaminathan Commission on MSP for all crops.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates hostels for ST/SC students

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:20 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated hostels for scheduled tribe (ST) and scheduled caste (SC) students in the state.
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The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started the ‘Smart City Skill development project’, to impart skill training to 250 trainees every year.(ANI)
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started the ‘Smart City Skill development project’, to impart skill training to 250 trainees every year.(ANI)

AAP govt merges 13 institutes to create Delhi Skills & Entrepreneurship varsity

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:11 AM IST
The Kejriwal dispensation merged 13 government institutes on Tuesday to create the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University to boost higher and technical education.
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Many affiliated colleges of MU had complained that after completing admissions in January this year, most colleges had started regular lectures for the first year PG batches only by mid-January and conducting exams within six weeks would have been unfair to students.(HT file)
Many affiliated colleges of MU had complained that after completing admissions in January this year, most colleges had started regular lectures for the first year PG batches only by mid-January and conducting exams within six weeks would have been unfair to students.(HT file)

M Com, MA and MSc exams can now be conducted by March 30, says new MU circular

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:41 AM IST
  • Less than ten days after the University of Mumbai released a circular asking colleges to conduct exams for first year post graduate batches by March 10, the varsity released another circular postponing the deadline to March 30, giving colleges a breather.
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Puducherry governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.(ANI file)
Puducherry governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.(ANI file)

Puducherry LG visits govt school, partakes food served as part of noon meal

PTI, Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Puducherry LG visits govt school, partakes food served as part of noon meal scheme
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Villagers spray pesticides in a field on the outskirts of Sanand, around 30 km from Ahmedabad on September 1. The five states cited previously have also reported the maximum number of patients that have been cured and discharged, cumulatively accounting for 58.04% of the total 65,081 people who have recovered till September 1. (Sam Panthaky / AFP)
Villagers spray pesticides in a field on the outskirts of Sanand, around 30 km from Ahmedabad on September 1. The five states cited previously have also reported the maximum number of patients that have been cured and discharged, cumulatively accounting for 58.04% of the total 65,081 people who have recovered till September 1. (Sam Panthaky / AFP)

National Rice Research Institute develops device for pest management, patents it

ANI, Cuttack
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:00 PM IST
The automated device was invented by Dr Shyamaranjan Das Mohapatra, Principal Scientist, Entomology and Dr Mayabini Jena, former Principal Scientist and Head of Crop Protection Division of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute.
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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. (File photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. (File photo)

J-K Governor bats for encouraging innovation at university level

PTI, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha bats for encouraging innovation at the university level through outcome-based education
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Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

J-K govt begins health checkup of students to track their development

PTI, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir government begins health checkup of students to track their development
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Nitendra Singh was declared ‘Alumni of the Year’ while IAS officers Rajender Kataria and Dr Saumitra Mohan were awarded the ‘Public Service Award’ for 2021.(Handout)
Nitendra Singh was declared ‘Alumni of the Year’ while IAS officers Rajender Kataria and Dr Saumitra Mohan were awarded the ‘Public Service Award’ for 2021.(Handout)

IIMC Alumni Association announces winners of 5th IFFCO IIMCAA Awards

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:39 PM IST
  • The IIMC Alumni Association announced winners of the 5th IFFCO IIMCAA Awards during the annual alumni meet – Connections 2021, held on Sunday at IIMC HQ in New Delhi.
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The main purpose of self-defence training is that girls can be made physically and mentally self-dependent so that they can any odd situation without being conflicted, Anand added.(HT file)
The main purpose of self-defence training is that girls can be made physically and mentally self-dependent so that they can any odd situation without being conflicted, Anand added.(HT file)

Girl students in UP to receive self-defence training

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Girl students of more than 40,000 upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will learn self-defence techniques under the Mission Shakti programme between March 1 and 31, said Vijay Kiran Anand, Director-General of School Education, Uttar Pradesh.
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IIT Kharagpur. (Mint file)
IIT Kharagpur. (Mint file)

Whistleblower professor's student gets PhD from IIT Kharagpur after 6 years

PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:33 PM IST
A six years struggle for IIT Kharagpur scholar Mahesh Shirole ended recently when he was awarded a PhD degree after repeated rejections of his doctorate thesis since January 2015, his supervisor said.
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Students expressed joy and happiness upon meeting their friends and teachers.(HT File)
Students expressed joy and happiness upon meeting their friends and teachers.(HT File)

UP primary schools welcome students with balloons, flowers

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Private and government primary schools across Uttar Pradesh greeted students of Classes 1 to 5 with balloons and flowers as they reopened on Monday, nearly a year after they were closed due to the outbreak of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, on Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened on Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP)
Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, on Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened on Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP)

Schools in Kashmir open after one year

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday after remaining closed for nearly one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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JNU has also permitted Bachelors and Masters students under the PWD category to enter the campus if they require access to laboratories and other facilities.(PTI)
JNU has also permitted Bachelors and Masters students under the PWD category to enter the campus if they require access to laboratories and other facilities.(PTI)

JNU allows final-year MPhil students on campus from March 8

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:11 AM IST
the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday said all final-year MPhil students who require access to the premises for submitting their dissertation on time will be allowed entry from March 8.
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More than half of them teach upper primary classes in government and government-aided schools.(Ht File)
More than half of them teach upper primary classes in government and government-aided schools.(Ht File)

Primary classes in Bihar to resume from March 1, parents reluctant to send kids

By Megha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • Schools in Bihar are all set to commence regular classes for students of class 1 to 5 on Monday amid Covid-19 safety protocols.
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Representational image.

School students in India discover 18 new asteroids

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:00 PM IST
According to Mitra and her team, NASA has initiated programs like IASC to track such asteroids regularly, also open to citizen scientists and students to enable the discovery and tracking of more asteroids.
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Representational image.(AP file)
Representational image.(AP file)

Lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets post COVID-19: Report

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:08 PM IST
65 % low, lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets after COVID-19 outbreak: Report
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While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Pune extends night curfew till March 14; Schools to remain shut

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
"COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the Pune city till February 28 have been extended to 14 March," said Murlidhar Mohol Mayor Pune.
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Delhi University.(HT file)
Delhi University.(HT file)

DU, Singapore Fine Arts Society sign MoU on collaboration in Indian music

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Delhi University, Singapore Fine Arts Society sign MoU on academic collaboration in Indian music
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PM Modi.
PM Modi.

Regret that could not learn world's oldest, beautiful language Tamil: PM Modi

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Addressing 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the run-up to the programme, one listener Aparna Reddy asked him if there was something he missed out on during these long years as Chief Minister and Prime Minister.
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Representational image. (HT File Photo)
Representational image. (HT File Photo)

Para teacher arrested for submitting fake documents in West Bengal

PTI, Jhargram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:24 AM IST
He was held on Friday night following an investigation conducted by the education department, they said.
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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan.(Twitter)
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan.(Twitter)

Agriculture varsity to witness sea change: Karnataka Deputy CM

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:00 AM IST
The government intends to also develop the UVC at a cost of 150 crore annually, he added.
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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.(HT Photo)

Primary education should be in Marathi, says Governor on language day

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:10 AM IST
Primary education should be in Marathi, says Governor on language day
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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal who was addressing the 97th annual convocation of Delhi University, said the new education policy that has been brought into place after "much deliberation" will see India "reform, perform and transform".(PTI file)
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal who was addressing the 97th annual convocation of Delhi University, said the new education policy that has been brought into place after "much deliberation" will see India "reform, perform and transform".(PTI file)

Foreign countries want to implement India's NEP: Education Minister Pokhriyal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Top most institutes as well as various countries have hailed India's National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as the world's "biggest reform" and shown interest in implementing it, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" on Saturday.
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The initiative was started with the aim of encouraging children in remote areas to inculcate the habit of reading, said Kurma Rao, Managing Director of the NEKRTC. (Representative image)(AP File)
The initiative was started with the aim of encouraging children in remote areas to inculcate the habit of reading, said Kurma Rao, Managing Director of the NEKRTC. (Representative image)(AP File)

Mobile library rolled out for children in Kalaburagi's remote areas in Karnataka

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:39 PM IST
A mobile library bus has been rolled out by North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) along with the Zilla panchayat, education department and library department in Kalaburagi district.
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The 'CiTe- Civic Tech Innovation Launchpad' is organised by the the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in partnership with Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur, the NDMC said in a statement.(File)
The 'CiTe- Civic Tech Innovation Launchpad' is organised by the the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in partnership with Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur, the NDMC said in a statement.(File)

NDMC, IIT-Kanpur offer platform to start-ups to find solutions for civic issues

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:14 PM IST
A first-of-its-kind initiative to offer a technical launchpad to start-ups to present innovative solutions through a 15-day competition to address civic issues such as waste management, town planning and sanitation has been started in Delhi
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