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Asian countries dominate, science teaching criticised in PISA survey
Asian countries dominated the top places in a key survey released Tuesday of high-school skills, but the report criticised science teaching in many countries.

-07 Dec 2016

3,100 areas have no secondary schools in Odisha: CAG
??As many as 3,167 habitations in Odisha do not have secondary schools within prescribed distance, says the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its General and Social Sector report tabled in the State Assembly here on Monday.

-07 Dec 2016

Increased spending not boosting up science education: OECD
High-school students in Singapore and Japan lead the rankings and there is little evidence that higher spending on education is improving results, according to the OECD

-07 Dec 2016

India built the world’s largest solar plant in record time
At the end of November, the country turned on the world’s largest solar power plant spanning 10 km sq in Kamuthi in the state of Tamil Nadu.

-07 Dec 2016

Time to heed cries of India's newborns
India is not doing enough to protect its youngest citizens. According to ‘Vital Statistics of India based on Civil Registration System 2014’ report, around 1.89 lakh infants died in 2014 and around 80,190 of them were girls.

-07 Dec 2016

Demonetisation: There’s something, not much
(Written jointly by Krishna M and Akshat Mechu) Amidst thousands of people lined up for new currency in front of banks and ATM machines, Mr. Jitendra, a farmer from Sikar district of Rajasthan, who borrowed about Rs 3 lakh for his daughter’s marriage just ...
Krishna . M

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Mapping the South-Asian Political Landscape in the Context of Migration
Review on , Partha S. Ghosh’s book, ‘Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless in South-Asia’ ; Sage Publications India, 384 pages...
Aashish Khakha

Intellectual Autonomy, Intellectual Property and the New Enclosures
If the public institution is committed to public interest, then privatization of research and teaching cannot be allowed. Work done should be seen, heard and critiqued. Innovation in knowledge can come when people take away ideas fr...
Pramod K. Nayar
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