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Azim Premji University launches volume one of its ‘Issues In Education’ series

The volume one, titled ‘Teachers and Teacher Education’, highlights the challenges impeding the professional development of teachers.
Volume 1 of Issues in Education, launched by Azim Premji University, focusses on the challenges of Teacher Education programmes in India. Image: azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in
Volume 1 of Issues in Education, launched by Azim Premji University, focusses on the challenges of Teacher Education programmes in India. Image: azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in
Published on Mar 18, 2021 08:20 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu calls for mass movement to promote digital literacy

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a mass movement to promote digital literacy and urged all stakeholders, including technological and educational institutions, to play a leading role in achieving the desired results.
Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage.(PTI file)
Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage.(PTI file)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Teachers feel assessment of children in online classes is impossible, reveals study

According to the survey, over 80% teachers expressed the impossibility of maintaining emotional connect with children during such classes, thus eliminating the very basis of education.
A student studying online.(Representative photo)
A student studying online.(Representative photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 11:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India’s unemployment crisis is worrying, writes Karan Thapar

The labour force participation rate — the number of people looking for jobs — is simultaneously shrinking. In 2016, it was 47-48%. Today, it’s 43%. So while the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen. That is not good news
While the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen(REUTERS)
While the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 07:55 PM IST
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Five million jobs lost between 2016-18, says report

Employment opportunities declined and five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released by the city-based Azim Premji University.
Employment opportunities declined and five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released by the city-based Azim Premji University.(Reuters/File)
Employment opportunities declined and five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released by the city-based Azim Premji University.(Reuters/File)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 07:32 PM IST
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PTI, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Azim Premji makes most generous donation in Indian history, guess how much is it

His foundation works directly in education and supports over 150 other non-profits serving under-privileged and marginalized Indians through multi-year financial grants.
The shares held by entities controlled by Premji have been irrevocably renounced and earmarked to the Azim Premji Foundation.(REUTERS)
The shares held by entities controlled by Premji have been irrevocably renounced and earmarked to the Azim Premji Foundation.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 11:09 AM IST
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Bloomberg | BySaritha Rai

Job growth should address India’s socio-economic concerns

Azim Premji University’s State of Working India report has a central message: Gandhi and Ambedkar must meet Kuznets and Lewis
Candidates at a job fair organised by the Delhi government .(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Candidates at a job fair organised by the Delhi government .(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Diabetes and heart disease should be top health priorities

Cardiovascular disease is a killer with such a high national burden that its cost between 2012 and 2030 is almost the equivalent of wiping out an entire year of Indian GDP
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a killer with such a high national burden that its cost between 2012 and 2030 is almost the equivalent of wiping out an entire year of Indian GDP(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a killer with such a high national burden that its cost between 2012 and 2030 is almost the equivalent of wiping out an entire year of Indian GDP(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 14, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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ByBjorn Lomborg and Saleema Razvi

While public opinion matters, individual rights matter more

A new survey offers interesting insight into the question on acceptance of sexual relationships between two men or two women. Also, individuals are now ready to stand up before the courts for their rights even in the absence of unconditional social support.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a protest in New Delhi . On Friday, six new petitioners came before the Supreme Court to argue that Section 377, which effectively criminalises same sex relationships between adults regardless of consent, violates their fundamental right to equality, non discrimination and personal liberty.(AFP)
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a protest in New Delhi . On Friday, six new petitioners came before the Supreme Court to argue that Section 377, which effectively criminalises same sex relationships between adults regardless of consent, violates their fundamental right to equality, non discrimination and personal liberty.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 12:52 PM IST
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