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Cong, SP Want Quota Provision For OBCs Before Holding Rural Polls

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The demand was made by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) media cell chief Ganeswar Behera and SP state president Rabi Behera.

Government, Congress Face-Off On Covid Vaccination

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"The tall claim of the government that the entire adult population will be fully vaccinated by December 31 has gone up in smoke. The start of the booster dose, while it is absolutely necessary, will further expose the demand-supply gap," Chidambaram said on Twitter.

BJD To Nominate 40 Pc Candidates From OBC Category In Rural, Urban Polls

In his proposal, Das said that the reservation of seats for the OBC community had been removed by the state government from the panchayat and urban polls following the Supreme Court’s direction.

Dharmendra Pradhan Holds High Level Meet With BJP's Brahmin Leaders In UP

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The meeting was held to discuss further expanding the party's outreach activities to the community.

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Atal Bihari Vajpayee On His Birth Anniversary

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the face of the BJP for decades, and was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.

20 December, 2021

122 Students Of IITs, IIMs, Central Institutes Committed Suicide During 2014-21: Govt

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According to data shared by the minister, 121 incidents of suicides by the students of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), central universities and other higher educational institutions were reported during the period.

19 December, 2021

Kharagpur IIT Should Take The Lead In Innovations For The MSME Sector : Pradhan

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Pradhan, who was speaking as the chief guest at the 67th Convocation of the premier institute which was held in a hybrid format, said there is also a need for exploring alternative energy at a time when the country is spending crores of rupees for importing crude oil.

20 November, 2021

Dharmendra Pradhan: Assam To Be Made Laboratory For Mother Tongue-Based Education

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Pradhan further said that the Centre is striving to ensure parity in educational opportunities across the country, and to that end, a roadmap for creating 'Special Education Zones' is being prepared.

11 November, 2021

India-US National Allies In Education, Need To Strengthen Collaboration: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan


Speaking at the virtual roundtable conference 'Advancing India-US Education Partnership' on Wednesday, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that India and USA are natural allies, especially in education.

04 November, 2021

Cut On Petrol, Diesel Excise Duties 'By Product’ Of Bypoll Results: P Chidambaram

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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram targeted BJP over cut in excise duties of petrol and diesel, saying it is a ‘by product’ of recent bypoll results.

21 October, 2021

RSS, BJP, Union Ministers Hold Meeting On National Education Policy

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The two-day meeting was organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), and attended by several BJP leaders and RSS-inclined academicians.

24 September, 2021

BJP And Nishad Party To Contest UP Elections 2022 In An Alliance

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Both the BJP and Nishad Party were also aliied in the 2019 general elections. Nishad Party leader Sanjay Nishad had come third in the last Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections from Gorakhpur Rural constituency.

13 September, 2021

India Crosses 75 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses, Says Health Minister Mandavia

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India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crores, Mansukh Mandaviya said while announcing the landmark achievement.

01 September, 2021

Education Minister Reviews School Reopening As Govt Assures Staff Vaccinations By September

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The government said that the Centre is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across the country to "ensure a safe environment for reopening of schools".

24 August, 2021

Karnataka Becomes First State To Implement National Education Policy

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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the launch event virtually, hailed Karnataka for setting an example for other States to follow.

14 August, 2021

August 14 Is Tribute To People Casualty of Congress’s Ambition and Tunnel Vision: BJP

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Yesterday, PM Modi had announced that August 14 will be observed as 'Partition Horrors Remembrance Day'.

04 August, 2021

Govt Approves Samagra Shiksha Scheme For School Education For Five Years

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the continuation of the revised scheme for a period of five years.

02 August, 2021

OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities

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Apart from central universities, the Ministry of Education's data showed 89 per cent of the posts sanctioned for OBCs lying vacant in the Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz