Use any Indian language as optional medium, says CBSE

Context The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has written to its affiliated schools that they may consider using Indian languages as an optional medium of instruction, in addition to the other options. The CBSE has advised using an Indian language as an option from pre-primary classes to Class 12. …

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Important points: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is implementing a Centrally-sponsored Scheme viz. the “DeendayalAntyodayaYojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)” to reduce poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. The Employment through skills Training and Placement (EST&P) …

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‘India has to balance pressures from U.S., China and Russia’

At a time when India’s relationships with big powers like the U.S., Russia, China and Europe are increasingly being complicated by their rivalries with each other, the country needs to follow its traditional policy of strategic autonomy, focussing on its own vital interests, says Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary and …

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IITs to cast net for foreign faculty

Not on contract as now, but as permanent teaching staff, recommends council The Human Resource Development Ministry will set the ball rolling on facilitating the recruitment of permanent foreign faculty in the Indian Institutes of Technology.As of now, the IITs can hire foreign faculty only on a contract basis for …

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‘IITs need to hire foreign faculty’

The Indian Institutes of Technology need to hire regular foreign faculty to break into top global rankings, IIT Delhi Director V. Ramgopal Rao says. In an interview with The Hindu , Professor Rao underlined the need for the brightest minds to pursue research rather than land a finance job or …

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