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President Kovind to give away National Service Scheme Awards today

NSS volunteers work on issues of social relevance through regular and special camping activities--including literacy and education, health, family welfare and nutrition, environment conservation among others. 
President Ram Nath Kovind is seen in this file photo. (ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind is seen in this file photo. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 08:51 AM IST
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Centre draws plan for vaccine roll-out

India’s vaccination campaign against Covid-19 is targeting offering protection against the viral disease to 300 million people by July, including health-care workers, front-line workers and the people most at risk of infection.
Health workers during the dry run of the Covid-19 vaccine at a healthcare center in Daryaganj, New Delhi.(PTI)
Health workers during the dry run of the Covid-19 vaccine at a healthcare center in Daryaganj, New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 05:36 AM IST
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Punjab school events: KBDAV-7 NSS volunteers perform yoga asanas

School yoga instructor Anurag Arora told them the importance of making yoga aasanas an integral part of their lives.
Students performing yoga on campus.(HT)
Students performing yoga on campus.(HT)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 02:00 PM IST
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Aarogya Setu app users cross 2 crore mark in Uttar Pradesh: Official

The principal health secretary also said a large number of migrant workers are coming from other states with ASHA workers having surveyed 7.44 lakh of them so far.
NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and Yuvak Mangal Dal are being enlisted in COVID Volunteer Force, mandated to spread mass awareness about COVID(REUTERS)
NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and Yuvak Mangal Dal are being enlisted in COVID Volunteer Force, mandated to spread mass awareness about COVID(REUTERS)
Published on May 23, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Affordability of learning, quality of teaching in govt schools are key issues: Economic Survey

The survey observes that students pursuing education in private aided institutions are spending significantly higher as compared to government institutions across rural-urban India.
Due to absence of competition in government schools, quality of education in such schools or institutions is low. As a result, more and more students prefer to enroll themselves in private institutions, the survey says.(PTI PHOTO.)
Due to absence of competition in government schools, quality of education in such schools or institutions is low. As a result, more and more students prefer to enroll themselves in private institutions, the survey says.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

Affordable education still out of reach for Indians | Opinion

The NSO recently released a report based on an all-India survey conducted in 2017-18. The survey shows that only 10.6% of the Indian population aged above 15 years has successfully completed a graduate degree. This proportion is only 5.7% in rural India and is 8.3% among women. The proportion of graduates in the same age group was 8.2% as per the 2011 Census.
The NSO survey shows that only 10.6% of the Indian population aged above 15 years has successfully completed a graduate degree.(Gurminder Singh/HT File Photo)
The NSO survey shows that only 10.6% of the Indian population aged above 15 years has successfully completed a graduate degree.(Gurminder Singh/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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ByIshan Anand

‘Not me, But you’ is the motto of Vivekananda Institute

The perseverance of the students to give back to the society has resulted in a successful completion of events like blood donation drives, health camps and self-defence workshops for women.
To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, VIPS organised various activities as a mark of respect and gratitude towards the Father of the Nation.(NSS)
To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, VIPS organised various activities as a mark of respect and gratitude towards the Father of the Nation.(NSS)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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Stubble burning: NSS volunteers to sensitise farmers in 13,000 villages

Cabinet minister Tript Bajwa urges farmers to avail subsidy for machinery to manage straw; officials, V-Cs of different varsities will also campaign for cause
Punjab panchayats and rural development minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa flagging off an awareness rally in Patiala on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Punjab panchayats and rural development minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa flagging off an awareness rally in Patiala on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval ready with India’s new military doctrine

The unclassified part of the report will be made public after the Narendra Modi government or the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) accepts the fundamental document defining the Indian military posture.
The much-awaited report has been mostly completed and some finishing touches are being put to it before its submission next month(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The much-awaited report has been mostly completed and some finishing touches are being put to it before its submission next month(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:43 AM IST
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‘Teachers play multiple roles’

Monica Sharma, Principal, Pandit Mohan Lal SD Public School, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh
Monica Sharma, Principal, Pandit Mohan Lal SD Public School, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 11:50 AM IST
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DU Admissions 2019: Trials for ECA quota to begin June 25

ECA trials will happen at two levels— preliminary and finals. 75 marks will be based on trials and the remaining 25 on certificates submitted by candidates. The dates of final trials will be announced later.
There are 14 recognised activities including dance under the ECA quota of Delhi University this year.(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
There are 14 recognised activities including dance under the ECA quota of Delhi University this year.(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Published on Jun 21, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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To create jobs, an industrial policy focused on labour-intensive industries is key

These sectors deserve consistent support over time to compete internationally since India is lagging behind
Manufacturing contributed in 2017 only about 16% to India’s GDP, stagnating since economic reforms began in 1991(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Manufacturing contributed in 2017 only about 16% to India’s GDP, stagnating since economic reforms began in 1991(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 27, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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BySantosh Mehrotra

Pledges, projects to raise awareness on Yamuna

From environment melas to cleanliness and plantation drives, to visits to a wastewater treatment plant, the action plan, which spans over nine months, details various aspects of Yamuna pollution and lists the environmental activities students need to engage in.
Students will be a part of awareness sessions during morning assembly, watch relevant slides from Yamuna Monitoring Committee site and be a part of classroom demonstrations.(Arvind Yadav/HT archive)
Students will be a part of awareness sessions during morning assembly, watch relevant slides from Yamuna Monitoring Committee site and be a part of classroom demonstrations.(Arvind Yadav/HT archive)
Updated on May 20, 2019 07:41 PM IST
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Unemployment is a function of state policies

We must take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise the local business climate across states in India
The strong variations across states implies that unemployment is a function of state economic policies and we need to take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise local business climate across states in India(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
The strong variations across states implies that unemployment is a function of state economic policies and we need to take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise local business climate across states in India(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Updated on May 10, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Each one, preach one: Mumbai college students’ agenda to increase voter turnout

Students, especially from the NSS, hold rallies, street plays to spread awareness
A rally held by NSS unit of RD National College, Bandra.(HT)
A rally held by NSS unit of RD National College, Bandra.(HT)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Why you should vote: A chapter colleges teach

At Bandra’s RD National College, a three-day inter-collegiate festival was organised by the political science department in which participating students formed a political party, designed its symbol and also wrote a manifesto.
Higher education institutes in the city have started organising workshops and awareness programmes for students to understand the importance of voting, as most of them are first-time voters.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Higher education institutes in the city have started organising workshops and awareness programmes for students to understand the importance of voting, as most of them are first-time voters.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 03:54 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai colleges teach students importance of voting

Colleges organised workshops and awareness programmes for students as most of them are first-time voters
Students of RD National College, Bandra, promote voter registration drive during an event last month.(HT PHOTO)
Students of RD National College, Bandra, promote voter registration drive during an event last month.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Students in Mumbai train commuters to use ticketing app

The students said they get a mixed response from the commuters. While a few are willing to learn how to use the app, others are sceptical about using a digital format to book tickets as they fear cyber fraud.
Students from RD National College, Bandra; and Thakur College, Kandivli, at Virar station.(Ht Photo)
Students from RD National College, Bandra; and Thakur College, Kandivli, at Virar station.(Ht Photo)
Published on Mar 25, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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2019 polls: Mumbai students organise workshops, awareness drive to increase voter turnout

In most colleges, voter registration and awareness drives are being organised by National Service Scheme (NSS) cadets
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day in the last week of January, chief election officer (Maharashtra) had organised a special programme with V Citizens’ Action Group (VCAN) and Jai Hind College(HT File)
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day in the last week of January, chief election officer (Maharashtra) had organised a special programme with V Citizens’ Action Group (VCAN) and Jai Hind College(HT File)
Published on Feb 18, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Informal jobs are the new norm, not the exception

We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers to increase their collective representative voice.
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers (both the working poor and gig economy workers) to increase their collective representative voice and ensure that their fundamental rights at work are not violated.(Bloomberg)
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers (both the working poor and gig economy workers) to increase their collective representative voice and ensure that their fundamental rights at work are not violated.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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ByRadhicka Kapoor

2019 Budget Reactions: New report will show ‘substantial increase in jobs’, says PM Modi’s economic advisor Bibek Debroy

2019 Budget Reactions: Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Bibek Debroy spoke about the steps taken by the government for employment and jobs creation in a video posted by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her Facebook page.
The Narendra Modi-led government is pushing self-employment and entrepreneurship through its programmes, chairperson of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Bibek Debroy has said.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The Narendra Modi-led government is pushing self-employment and entrepreneurship through its programmes, chairperson of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Bibek Debroy has said.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 02:34 PM IST
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Day after being blocked, 4 transpersons allowed to enter Sabarimala temple

The four identified as Triputhi, Avantika, Ranjumol and their leader Ananya were stopped at Erumeli police station, citing law and order problems, and later they approached state police chief Loknath Behra and the HC-appointed panel.
A day after they were blocked while proceeding to Sabarimala temple, Kerala Police Monday allowed four transwomen to trek to the hill shrine.(ANI Photo)
A day after they were blocked while proceeding to Sabarimala temple, Kerala Police Monday allowed four transwomen to trek to the hill shrine.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 02:00 PM IST
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Principal speak: We encourage tie-up with industries, says D N Sheth of Pune’s Sir Parshurambhau College

Says that the college is planning to establish a foreign language centre.
D N Sheth reveals the plan of the college to provide consultancy and services to industry and agriculture.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/ HT PHOTO)
D N Sheth reveals the plan of the college to provide consultancy and services to industry and agriculture.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 04:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Say no to plastic: Collegians urge shoppers in Mumbai and Konkan

Through street plays and rallies, the students are spreading awareness about the harmful effects of polythene bags
Anti-plastic drive by students of RD National College, Bandra.
Anti-plastic drive by students of RD National College, Bandra.
Published on Sep 16, 2018 11:39 PM IST
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Shipbuilders help rebuild anganwadis in flood-hit Kerala

Citizen groups and government teams are helping to rebuild their lives after devastating floods.
A team from Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai, a defence public sector shipbuilding company, is helping citizen groups and government teams clean anganwadis and schools.(HT Photo)
A team from Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai, a defence public sector shipbuilding company, is helping citizen groups and government teams clean anganwadis and schools.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByYamini Nair

Gurugram basks in spirit of independence with sports, cultural programmes

In the spirit of freedom, societies in Gurugram unfurled the tricolour which was followed by marathons, cultural programmes and felicitation of staff members for their exceptional work
Hundreds of bikers participated in the Yuva Vishal Tiranga Yatra as part of the Independence Day celebration at Nirvana Country, Sector 50, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Hundreds of bikers participated in the Yuva Vishal Tiranga Yatra as part of the Independence Day celebration at Nirvana Country, Sector 50, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 16, 2018 05:00 AM IST
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Why nationalism can’t be the sole focus of youth development

The government must strengthen the National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme
Members of the National Cadet Corps at Parade Ground, Chandigarh(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Members of the National Cadet Corps at Parade Ground, Chandigarh(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 03:38 PM IST
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Semester system will encourage students to attend classes regularly: LU V-C

The vice-chancellor says criticism of introduction of OMR-based objective questions by some teachers and principals is unfair because UGC NET, civil services exam and all other major competitive exams are based on objective type questions
Lucknow University vice-chancellor Prof SP Singh.(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Lucknow University vice-chancellor Prof SP Singh.(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Jun 20, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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The Ujjwala mission is a work in progress

Even when subsidised, LPG costs are high. Firewood is cheaper and negative externalities associated with firewood not appreciated enough
The percentage Indians who use LPG/CNG increased from 17.5% in 2001 to 28.5% in 2011. In rural areas, its use doubled to 11.4% in the same period. But 62.5% of rural households still use firewood for cooking.(REUTERS)
The percentage Indians who use LPG/CNG increased from 17.5% in 2001 to 28.5% in 2011. In rural areas, its use doubled to 11.4% in the same period. But 62.5% of rural households still use firewood for cooking.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 12:30 PM IST
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ByBibek Debroy

Thumbs up from Mumbai students for Swachh Bharat Summer Internship

Students are spending their summer vacation promoting safer sanitation methods in remote parts of Maharashtra; youngsters have to devote 100 working hours.  
RD College students attend an orientation lecture.(HT photo)
RD College students attend an orientation lecture.(HT photo)
Updated on May 28, 2018 03:19 PM IST
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