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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers: Read an excerpt from S Giridhar's book on committed, resilient educators
Learning

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers: Read an excerpt from S Giridhar's book on committed, resilient educators

One of the many core beliefs and pedagogical practices observed by S Giridhar in Indian rural government schools was that the teachers try to make the learning experience interesting for each child and respect the existing knowledge they bring to the classroom, using it to build new knowledge.

Rahul Gandhi has walked into a trap by centering his Lok Sabha campaign on anti-Modi narrative, not real issues
Politics

Rahul Gandhi has walked into a trap by centering his Lok Sabha campaign on anti-Modi narrative, not real issues

By the time the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign entered its final lap, most of the real issues — economic reform, farm crisis and unemployment — had clearly taken a backseat

Five million lost jobs between 2016 and 2018; urban individuals hit hardest, says Azim Premji University report
Business

Five million lost jobs between 2016 and 2018; urban individuals hit hardest, says Azim Premji University report

The unemployed were mostly higher educated and young people, in the 20-24 age range, according to the study titled “State of Working India 2019”.

50 lakh people lost jobs since demonetisation in 2016, reveals latest report on job crisis; unemployment rate rose to over 6% in 2018
Politics

50 lakh people lost jobs since demonetisation in 2016, reveals latest report on job crisis; unemployment rate rose to over 6% in 2018

The CSE survey said lakh men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018 and the beginning of the decline of jobs coinciding with demonetisation in November 2016.

Indians most likely to approach local representatives for issues related to public services, prefer political parties the least
India

Indians most likely to approach local representatives for issues related to public services, prefer political parties the least

To access public services or get official work done (for example, secure water connection, get a below-poverty-line card, manage admission to a hospital or a school), nearly 50 percent of 16,680 respondents across 22 Assembly constituencies in eight states, on average, picked elected representatives in panchayats or municipal wards.

Indians still vote on communal lines, suggests survey; upper caste voters most mistrustful of leaders outside own community
Politics

Indians still vote on communal lines, suggests survey; upper caste voters most mistrustful of leaders outside own community

A majority of Indians prefer political leaders from their own caste, tribe or religion, according to a 2018 study, indicating how identity politics plays a significant role in state and general elections

Indians put highest level of 'effective trust' in army, followed by SC; govt officials, political parties least trusted
India

Indians put highest level of 'effective trust' in army, followed by SC; govt officials, political parties least trusted

In India, the army enjoys the highest level of "effective trust", followed by the Supreme Court (SC) and the high courts, according to a 2018 study.

Karnataka govt scraps IIM-B's rural tele-education programme; lack of internet, infra behind 84 cr project’s failure
India

Karnataka govt scraps IIM-B's rural tele-education programme; lack of internet, infra behind 84 cr project’s failure

After spending Rs 48 crore to better education in rural Karnataka, the state govt scrapped a tele-education programme started with IIM-B.

In Uttarkashi schools, a poem inspires teachers to reflect on classroom interactions, make learning fun for students
India

In Uttarkashi schools, a poem inspires teachers to reflect on classroom interactions, make learning fun for students

Teachers in Uttarkashi district's government schools have taken a liking to a reflective approach in teaching with them documenting classroom interactions and using it to find ways to make education fun and interactive