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Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

rcent among males and was 7.7 percent among females in rural areas while the rates were 8.8 percent among males and 12.8 percent among females in urban areas. • For educated (highest level of education secondary and above) rural males and rural females of age 15 years and above, unemployment rates according to usual status (ps+ss) were 10.5 percent and 17.3 percent, respectively. • For educated (highest level of More »

UP readies law for pvt universities with rider -- pledge no anti-national activity -Maulshree Seth

-The Indian Express While the UP government has not specified the 27 universities that will be brought under the ambit of the proposed Ordinance, the UGC lists 29 private universities in the state as on November 2018. Lucknow: The draft of a new Ordinance cleared by the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Tuesday includes a provision which mandates an undertaking by new and existing universities that they will not be involved in or allow “anti-national activities” on campus. The draft

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Assam's communal exercise -Colin Gonsalves

international law. According to the National Human Rights Commission, they face deplorable conditions. They are terrified as they anticipate employment termination and denial of government health and education services. On the other hand, the indigenous and tribal people of Assam are fed-up with what they consider to be their growing marginalisation: Unchecked in-migration has continued despite the Assam Accord of 1985, an enactment intended to cur

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Despite Adityanath govt's big promises; unemployment situation worsens in Uttar Pradesh -Biswajeet Banerjee

-National Herald The unemployment situation is worsening in Uttar Pradesh and it is directly proportional to education. Which means, more educated the youth is, bigger is the chance of them being unemployed Despite the Yogi-led BJP government promised the Ram Rajya in Uttar Pradesh, the unemployment situation is worsening which is directly proportional to education. Thus meaning, more educated a you

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The Unrealistic Optimism of Indians on Prospects of Upward Social Mobility -Ranjan Ray To rectify this gap between perception and reality, inequality of opportunities and the lack of emphasis on primary education need to feature more prominently in Indian policy discussions. We are constantly reminded of how Narendra Modi started from humble beginnings by selling tea and rose to occupy the position of the prime minister of India. Irrespective of which side of the political divide one is on, there is no disputing the

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Shaky building blocks -Shailaja Menon The draft National education Policy reinforces outdated ideas about the goals of a foundational literacy programme Many children in elementary classrooms across India cannot read and write proficiently, as demonstrated on an annual basis by the Annual Status of education Reports (ASER). This affects other school-based learning, as well as functioning in societies and economies that pri

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Like election manifestos, draft NEP is merely a statement of intent -Satish Deshpande

ess The nation awaits the new born DNEP’s janmakundali to reveal its future. But we already know one of its possible epitaphs: It was just too good to be true. What does the new National education Policy (NEP) have to say about the future of Indian higher education? Before trying to answer this question, it is necessary to spend a moment or two on the roughly 500-page draft of the NEP (hencefor

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Panel may recommend splitting 27% OBC quota into three bands -Sunetra Choudhury

that will be submitted next month. A key government panel is likely to recommend radical changes to how the 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) is implemented in India for jobs and education, according to people familiar with the matter. If accepted by the Union social justice and empowerment ministry, these recommendations could dramatically change social and political equations in the country. The ministry will, as part of the

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Squandering the gender dividend -Sonalde Desai

gedy. If the WPR is declining due to rising incomes, we would expect it to be located in richer households — households with higher monthly per capita expenditure and among women with higher education. A comparison of rural female WPRs between 2004-5 and 2017-18 does not suggest that the decline is located primarily among the privileged sections of the rural population. Between 2004-5 and 2017-18, women’s WPR declined from 30.6% to 16.5

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Both financial and non-financial factors matter for ASHAs: Study -Monika Kundu Srivastava

-Down to Earth/ India Science Wire Preferences change depending on factors including level of education, size of family, status as main earner A major challenge faced by the Indian health system is to keep its Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) motivated and retain them in service. A new study has found that ASHA workers get motivated most by prospects of promotions than other factors. Researchers from The George Institute for Globa

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