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Abhijit Banerjee lauds Delhi govt schools for outperforming private peers

-PTI * There is a need for greater flexibility in the Indian education sector across all aspects, he said, calling the system 'very rigid' * He said private schools are 'terrible' from an outcome perspective Mumbai: Education outcomes in state-run schools can be better than the private ones, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Saturday as he lauded Delhi government schools for "outperforming" their private peers. He said state agencies have been "generous" with...

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How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer -Kiran Pandey

-Down to Earth Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as ‘achiever’; overall performance of most ‘performing’, ‘laggard’ states towards cutting Poverty dipped With every fifth Indian still below the Poverty line, the country needs to take huge strides to alleviate Poverty. For most states, though, it did not seem the priority, going by the Poverty score card in the SDG Index 2019-20 released by the NITI Aayog just before 2019 ended. The index...

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An Indian baby boom that is not really one

-Livemint.com News of India recording the world’s most New Year’s Day births seems to have revived talk of a strict population control policy. But there is no need for panic. Nor state intervention. For decades, doomsday theories of our population boom have been used to explainrising Poverty and unemployment, food shortages and health crises, environmental degradation and climate change. This New Year’s Day, Unicef, the United Nations’ children’s agency, estimated that nearly...

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A persisting variance: On sustainable goals index

-The Hindu Even better performing States have not fared well in achieving gender equality The NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index for 2019, released on Monday, does not reveal any surprising information. The South’s Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka are joined by Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Goa as the best performers while the northern/north-central and north-eastern States have been laggardly in achieving the U.N.-mandated goals by 2030. Poor performers...

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Hunger, gender bias challenge

-The Telegraph Female labour force participation in India is declining and currently stands at 17.5% Hunger and gender inequality pose two key challenges as India tries to achieve the objectives pledged under the Sustainable Development Goal, a report released by the Niti Aayog said on Monday. India is one of 193 countries that have pledged to end, among other things, Poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030. Since last year, the Niti Aayog...

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