Kavita Bajeli-Datt

Centre to rope in Panchayati Raj for child protection in villages

The pilot project will be first rolled out in Telangana and Odisha, and will then be expanded to 118 aspirational districts.

22 hours ago

Digital learning improves but no district in top two categories in centre's rankings

The progress in digital learning is slow but steady, said the survey, which for the first time rated districts on the standard of schools.

28 Jun 2022

Covid-19: Centre asks states to launch fresh vaccination drive as a part of preventive measures

India has reported 11,793 new cases and 27 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, per the union health ministry data.

28 Jun 2022

Centre releases district-wise rankings of school education; Kerala, Rajasthan bag top honours

The Department of School Education and Literacy, under the Ministry of Education, released the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

28 Jun 2022

Reinfections show first Covid doesn’t guarantee lifetime immunity

Compared to those with the first infection, people with reinfection had an elevated risk of all cause-mortality and increased risk of hospitalisation, says a recent US study.

27 Jun 2022

Maritime bonding: Indian Navy conducts coordinated patrol with Indonesia, pays port visit to Vietnam

'The 38th India-Indonesia (Ind-Indo) CORPAT will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship with Indonesian Navy/ TNI AL'

25 Jun 2022

Child artists to be ring-fenced against abuse, exploitation; NCPCR comes out with draft guidelines 

The infringement shall also be considered a cognizable offence as per Section 14 and Section 14A of the Child and Adolescent Labour Act, 1986.

25 Jun 2022

Gujarat tops food joints’ hygiene rating, Tamil Nadu comes second

In 2020, 1,837 such establishments were awarded the certificates, while in 2019, the figure stood at 867.

23 Jun 2022

18,000 poor children denied admission in Delhi private schools: Child Rights Panel

Prima facie, in the past two years, around 18,000 children have not been provided admission in Delhi under the EWS category even after allotment by the Directorate of Education.

21 Jun 2022

No 4th wave as rise in cases not driven by new variants

Experts say that despite India recording over 84,000 Covid-19 cases in two weeks, it can’t be said as no new variant has been detected that could lead to a next wave.

16 Jun 2022

Covid cases rising but no fourth wave yet, say experts

Researchers at IIT-Kanpur had predicted in February that the fourth wave would start on June 22, 2022, and would reach its peak on August 23, 2022. They said that it would end on October 24, 2022.

15 Jun 2022

Legal education to be taught in 12 Indian languages in over 1,000 colleges by next year

The committee, chaired by Justice S A Bobde, retired Chief Justice of India, plans to roll out textbooks for law students in regional languages by the 2023-24 academic session.

14 Jun 2022

Covid spike: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stresses on vaccination

“The Covid-19 is not over yet. With rising Covid-19 cases in some states, it is important to be alert and not to forget Covid-appropriate behaviour,” Mandaviya said.

14 Jun 2022

Panel to plan introducing law lessons in 12 Indian languages, to be taught in 1000 colleges

The law colleges will start using the textbooks in local languages from 2023-24 academic year.

13 Jun 2022

Covid cases rise; can’t call it new wave, say experts

India has shown a 100 per cent increase in new Covid infections so far this month, with the test positivity rate (TPR) a vital marker in assessing the spread of an outbreak touching 2.26 on June 9.

11 Jun 2022