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HRD Minister Calls Meet With The States On Draft Education Policy

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to fine-tune the draft National Education Policy (NEP), Human Resources Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has called a meeting with the education ministers of the states on June 22. The meeting will deliberate on the recommendations suggested by the draft policy. “Public suggestions are already being sought on the draft policy on the ministry’s website. Simultaneously, a ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Nokia 6 arrives in the United States

The Nokia 6 is finally available to US customers as the handset is now in stock on Amazon. The phone is available in two different versions, but in only one color option. If you are a Prime member you can get the Nokia 6 for $179.99 but with a caveat – there are ads on the lockscreen. The standard version without costs ... Read More »

In Departure from Education Policy, States May Get to take No-detention Call

Panaji: In what seems to be a departure from the Right to Education policy, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the state governments will be allowed to decide on the no-detention policy in their schools. “There is a demand from a lot of states to allow the detention of the students because everyone is promoted up to eighth ... Read More »

Single National Engineering Entrance Test: Government to take final decision after consulting with states

Another key proposal which was discussed at the meeting pertained to making an exit test mandatory for students, who are passing out of college to assess their skill sets Government will take a final decision on holding of a NEET like single entrance examination after consulting with different states RELATED STORIES JNU: Academic registration finally allowed for 9 suspended students ... Read More »

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There is no proposal from government to introduce a uniform syllabus in CBSE and state boards as common curriculum  does not consider the local contexts such as culture and language, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. Multiplicity of curricula and educational resources are desirable across the nation Responding to a question whether the government proposed to introduce a common curriculum, ... Read More »

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Volvo has introduced the T8 hybrid variation in their flagship SUV, the XC90, to India for homologationpurposes. The XC90 T8 hybrid demonstrates the Swedish automaker’s commitment closer to bringing incleaner vehicles while no longer compromising on overall performance. The Volvo XC90 became launched greater than a year in the past with the 2-litre inline 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. The ... Read More »

As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents’ problems with pot decline

A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more U.S. states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number of adults using the drug has increased. Researchers at Washington University School of ... Read More »