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Relief for netas in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riot cases? -Arvind Chauhan

nt seeking relief. "Suppose a person says that a particular case against him is fake and it should be withdrawn, the application is then forwarded by the state government to the district administRation to seek a report. It's a routine exercise. The DM and SSP's recommendation is asked as to what they have to say. Then the local administRation takes a report from the prosecution looking into the case to

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Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana: A scheme with a difference -Milind Ghatwai

ing received Rs 3,691 under BBY. “I had no clue what the scheme was when I had registered under it in August. Normally, I sell only wheat at government purchase centers. And I thought the registRation was for it,” claims this farmer, who sold his soyabean in October at rates from Rs 2,650 to Rs 2,730 per quintal. Doliya’s happiness is, however, qualified. The sale window for availing the scheme’s benefits in soyabean closed

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Bhavantar scheme to figure in central budget but FM should visit MP first: Yogendra Yadav -Ranjan

support price on selling their produce. Yogendra Yadav said the scheme was flawed for various reasons. First, a good number of farmers were excluded from the process given the compulsion of registRation. Second, there was a market manipulation as the traders deliberately brought down the prices and the government was unable to check the malpractice. Third, the farmers didn’t get the actual difference between the MSP and the model price and t

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Budget 2018: Can Centre allay farmers' concerns over price crash, low market density? -Jitendra

e was 3.8 per cent and 3.7 per cent between 2004-2009 and 2009-2014. In Atal Bihari Vajpayee era, the agricultural growth was 2.9 per cent between1998 and 2004. During PV Narsimha Rao’s administRation, the growth was around half of the total GDP growth—2.4 per cent when country’s GDP growth was 5.2 per cent. The impact of slowdown in agriculture sector was visible in the recently concluded Gujarat Assembly election with the rural

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Delhi eyes Finland school model -Basant Kumar Mohanty

Council of Educational Research and Training, said the Finland model of learning focused on "social constructivism" - a theory that stresses human development in the social context and geneRation of knowledge through interaction with others. "They believe in education that values both inside-classroom and outside-classroom experiences. They promote learning at ease. They have individualised curricula to help learners proceed without

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Now, Aadhaar mandatory to access LIC policy online -TK Rohit

ices to March 31, 2018, many insurance companies are insisting that customers part with their Aadhaar details for accessing their services. Principal among such insurers is the Life Insurance CorpoRation of India (LIC), whose newly designed web portal requires mandatory registRation of policy holders’ Aadhaar details to even access their own policy pages. It also seems to be the first instance of i

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Towards solar-powered agriculture -Abhishek Jain

er spoke about solar pumps from the ramparts of the Red Fort in 2016. There is no shortage of ideas which the Centre, States, civil society organisations, and enterprises are adopting to enhance penetRation of solar for irrigation. But how should India proceed with this impactful technology? Case studies Maharashtra is solarising its agricultural feeders by installing solar power plants at the substation level, through competitive bidding. Karna

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Ability versus aspiRation -Rukmini Banerji & Wilima Wadhwa

oint of completion of elementary school are worryingly low. About a quarter of all children in Class 8 struggle with reading simple texts and more than half are still unable to do basic arithmetic opeRations like division. ASER data also suggests a declining trend over time. This means that successive cohorts of children reaching Class 8 are doing worse than their previous counterparts. This pattern is also seen in other studies that longitudinally

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Learning gaps

-The Indian Express Study indicates that gender disparities and lack of skills to match aspiRations could upset India’s demographic dividend The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), released on Tuesday, is significant for several reasons. In looking at the age group of 14-18, the survey — to begin with — offers insights into the performance of the Right to Education Act, eight years after it made elementary education a

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Engineering graduates eye Ration shop job

duates, engineering graduates and others waited in a long queue in front of Tirunelveli District Central Cooperative Society as certificate verification and interview for 117 posts of salespersons in Ration shops in the district began on Wednesday. Though the basic qualification for this post is just a pass in Plus Two, the educational qualification of the aspirants shocked the officials. The successful candidates will get a consolidated pay of

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