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Linguistic inclusion on the internet

Linguistic inclusion on the internet

By AlokeThakore

Not a single one of the Eighth Schedule Indian languages is used by more...

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

By Ashoak Upadhyay

If users have to pay for the services available via the internet unde...

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

By Shivani Gupta

The internet is not a gender-neutral space. Women from patriarchal backg...

Digital inequality in the Global South

Digital inequality in the Global South

By TT Sreekumar

Studies which focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

By Rahul De’

Many e-governance programmes in developing countries reach into the furthes...

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Around 8,000 teachers were unable to answer simple questions on science, math, English and Hindi and will lose their jobs if they fail a second time

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Bihar is the first state in India to put information about students, teachers and educational status online as part of an effort to improve education

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Good school enrolment figures, poor reading and mathematical skills, and adherence to the requirements of the Right to Education Act says the annual status of education report card for 2010

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Azim Premji’s Rs 8,846 crore donation towards education could set off a trend in philanthropy in a country where family wealth, with a few exceptions, is generally kept in the family or donated to religious houses

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Under pressure from various states, the central government has agreed to bear a greater burden of the cost of implementing the Right to Education Act

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With a new law making education a fundamental right coming into effect on April 1, 2010, India joins a small group of countries with such a provision. All children in the 6-14 age-group can now exercise the right under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

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Come April 1, children in the 6-14 age-group will finally get their right to education. Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal has decided to notify the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

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The Centre has cleared a proposal to set up model colleges in 374 educationally backward districts in the country. The scheme has been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). Initially, around 90 colleges will be set up in minority-concentrated districts

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Four months after it was passed in Parliament, no date has been fixed for implementation of the Act making education free and compulsory for children aged 6-14

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A month after being passed by Parliament, the Right to Education Act is set to be amended to include all categories of differently-abled children in its ambit. The move comes after intervention by the prime minister’s office following protests from disabled rights groups

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The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), launched in 2001 in Himachal Pradesh, is making steady progress with the strengthening and expansion of basic infrastructure in elementary schools

http://dailypioneer.com/199199/, September 2009 

It has taken six-and-half years, two governments, and half-a-dozen drafts to put in place enabling legislation making the right to education a fundamental right in India

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The Right to Education Bill, passed this week by the Rajya Sabha, stops short of providing a common schooling system and discriminates between students in government schools and private unaided schools, say educationists

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According to a recently released annual report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, around 76% of schools in Uttar Pradesh use low-quality foodgrain for midday meals. The report also highlights several irregularities in the scheme’s implementation

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A central helpline to help victims of ragging at educational institutions will be set up in a week the government tells the Supreme Court after placing a probe report that cites alcoholism on campus as one of the main reasons behind the menace

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