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Sep 08, 2016
International Literacy Day: How has India fared in eradicating illiteracyOn International Literacy Day (8 September), it is time to scrutinise the growth of literacy rate in India, what are the challenges ahead, whether we have enough qualified teachers in India, who are indeed contributing to nation building and is there a conducive environment for a sustainable and all-round development.
Mar 17, 2016
The TN2016 Youth Vote: First-gen learners in Tamil Nadu push back as poverty and odds threaten to overwhelm themYoungsters in Tamil Nadu are confused and angry. After battling immense odds to pull themselves out of the cycle of poverty and illiteracy, these first generation graduates hope to finally find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Dec 30, 2015
From climate change to illiteracy: Five things that India should worry about in 2016As we bid goodbye to 2015, India still has five big problems to worry about: poor agriculture output, climate change, malnourished children, illiteracy and inflation
Dec 11, 2015
Mistaking education for intelligence: Why the SC order barring illiterates from contesting polls is jarringThe Supreme Court upheld the law enacted by the Haryana government barring people without education from contesting panchayat polls in the state. On the face of it, everything is right about what the court said and it is in sync with the way most educated Indians think. It might appear mischievous to point out that the court’s conclusion that illiterate people cannot make the difference between right and wrong is downright snobbish.
Sep 08, 2014
Corporate houses should help eradicate illiteracy: President Pranab MukherjeePresident Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked the private sector, especially the corporate houses, to contribute towards eradicating illiteracy in India.
Jun 27, 2014
India has over a million children out of school: UNESCO reportIndia, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school, according to a UN report.
Apr 11, 2012
Illiteracy costs India over $53 bn a year: reportThe report said illiterate people earn 30-42 percent less than their literate counterparts.
Feb 01, 2012
Data on Tihar inmates shows poverty, illiteracy and crime linkedPoverty and crime are linked to each other as statistics from Asia's largest jail -- Tihar Prisons -- reveal that 92 per cent of the prisoners lodged there are from the lower income strata of society.