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Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'(ANI)

‘Padhna Likhna Abhiyan’ to achieve goal of total literacy by 2030: Education minister

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:40 AM IST
Padhna Likhna Abhiyan will be a leap forward for achieving the goal of total literacy by 2030, he said.
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Representative(PTI)

International Literacy Day 2020: Kerala most literate state in India, check rank-wise list

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:48 PM IST
International Literacy Day 2020: The literacy rate of India is 77.7% while Kerala has emerged as the most literate state in the country, followed by Delhi while Andhra Pradesh has recorded the lowest literacy rate.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia(PTI)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia(PTI)

Delhi ranked 2nd best in literacy rate, Sisodia praises his education team

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 09:27 AM IST
According to the study, after Kerala, Delhi has the best literacy rate at 88.7 per cent, followed by Uttarkhand’s 87.6 per cent, Himachal Pradesh’s 86.6 per cent and Assam’s at 85.9 per cent.
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India’s lower house of representatives, the Lok Sabha, has seen the number of graduates increase from the first Lok Sabha (in 1952) to the seventeenth(HT Photo)
India’s lower house of representatives, the Lok Sabha, has seen the number of graduates increase from the first Lok Sabha (in 1952) to the seventeenth(HT Photo)

Number of graduates is highest ever in Lok Sabha

By Saubhadra Chatterji | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:02 AM IST
The numbers run contrary to popular perception but mirror the larger trend across the country; the literacy rate has increased from 18.33% in 1951 to 74% in the last census in 2011.
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A majority of advanced education institutions in India are privately owned, where the fees structure is typically on the upper side.(iStockphoto)
A majority of advanced education institutions in India are privately owned, where the fees structure is typically on the upper side.(iStockphoto)

How to avail education loan on property in 3 easy steps!

UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:05 PM IST
More individuals are now opting for education loan to fund their studies at premier educational institutions around the country and beyond.
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Odisha school and mass education department manages over 60000 schools in the State and is responsible for the education of about 65 lakh students.(Hindustan Times Media)
Odisha school and mass education department manages over 60000 schools in the State and is responsible for the education of about 65 lakh students.(Hindustan Times Media)

To improve learning outcomes in schools, Odisha plans to grade them

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The State’s department of school and mass education has sent a concept note to its district and block education officers detailing the procedure of benchmarking of primary (Classes 2-8) schools into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories under a programme called Garima or school certification programme.
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A member of the Election Commission’s flying squad searches a truck for illegal cash or liquor, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, March 26 ,(AFP)
A member of the Election Commission’s flying squad searches a truck for illegal cash or liquor, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, March 26 ,(AFP)

Elections 2019: Money power still rules the roost

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Criminals were used to influence and create pressure during elections. But now the same task is performed through the use of vast amounts of cash. The hooligans turned into leaders, and the leaders become slaves to money. We did not even realise it until it was too late.
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While we are empowering our women to take more responsibilities, the men lack the skill or patience to handle daily chores.(Getty Images/iStockphoto Used for representational purpose)
While we are empowering our women to take more responsibilities, the men lack the skill or patience to handle daily chores.(Getty Images/iStockphoto Used for representational purpose)

Stay-at-home mothers require support to begin working again

By Neela Kaushik
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:48 AM IST
Indian women do 90% of all household work, the most of any of the large countries in the world. If men pitch in with this work, women can be gainfully employed.
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An Election Commission official inks a person after she cast her vote(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
An Election Commission official inks a person after she cast her vote(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Take your pick: Slogans or progress

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 07:52 AM IST
Populist slogans have benefited leaders and parties but unfortunately did little for the country.
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Children studying along with their parents in a special school for dropouts at Faizpur village in Yamunanagar(Hindustan Times)
Children studying along with their parents in a special school for dropouts at Faizpur village in Yamunanagar(Hindustan Times)

In this school, kids, drop-out parents share same classroom

By Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times, Ambala, Ambala
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Samshad said scared about her daughter’s security, he had not permitted her to go to a nearby village school. After witnessing the success of many village girl students, he had decided to enroll himself along with his daughter.
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More than 100 guardians started taking lessons a few days ago, holding the pencil for their first time.(HT File)
More than 100 guardians started taking lessons a few days ago, holding the pencil for their first time.(HT File)

Parents taking literacy lessons, learning Bengali for kids’ admission in Bengal

By Sreyasi Pal | Hindustan Times, Berhampore
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:39 AM IST
More than 100 guardians are now taking lessons in learning the Bengali alphabet at home, where their kids have turned out to be the teachers
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Jhabua collector Ashish Saxena greeting Motha Bilawal who appeared for her Literacy exam on her wedding day in Jhabua on Wednesday. HT photo
Jhabua collector Ashish Saxena greeting Motha Bilawal who appeared for her Literacy exam on her wedding day in Jhabua on Wednesday. HT photo

Tribal girl appears for literacy exam on wedding day

By C B Singh | Hindustan Times, Jhabua
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 01:53 PM IST
A 21-year old tribal girl appeared for her “Neo-literate” exam in a village in tribal Jhabua district on Wednesday - the day she was getting married, drawing admiration from all around.
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