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NSO report shows stark digital divide affects education

-The Hindu Evidence of significant disparity in access to online schooling during Covid-19 Schools across the country have now been closed for six months due to Covid-19, but this means vastly different things for different people. For the child in urban Himachal Pradesh, where Internet penetration is higher than 70%, it likely means online schooling, Zoom classes and digital textbooks. For the child in rural Odisha, where less than 6% of households...

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Job losses among SCs were three times higher than for upper castes: Economist Ashwini Deshpande -Shreehari Paliath

-India Spend/ Scroll.in Reservations are not the answer to every social and economic problem. More needs to be done to provide safety nets to vulnerable groups. About 10 crore to 12 crore Indians lost their jobs in the immediate aftermath of the countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, IndiaSpend reported in April. But the lockdown has impacted the disadvantaged caste groups with a far greater magnitude than the upper castes, found...

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Chhattisgarh reopens its anganwadis to provide daily hot nutritious meals -Sarah Khan

-GaonConnection.com Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to reopen its anganwadi centres amid the Covid-19 to offer health and nutrition services to kids and women After remaining shut for almost half a year, 55,000 anganwadis in Chhattisgarh reopened yesterday on September 7 to provide hot nutritious meals and health services to 1.5 million children under the age of six years, and 0.5 million pregnant and lactating women registered with...

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Unique media fellowship opportunity for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil journalists to work on "Gendered Impacts of Covid-19". Apply soon.

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation is offering fellowship for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil journalists. The theme of the MSSRF fellowship is "Gendered Impacts of Covid-19" dealing with gender and health, focusing on post Covid-19 situation in rural India, on how coronavirus changed women's lives. Entitled Mina Swaminathan Media Fellowship for Gender and Development, the fellowship offers a unique researcher-media partnership for journalisrs to focus on gender and development, particularly in rural India....

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Fall in GDP alarming: Raghuram Rajan

-PTI/ The Hindu Business Line Time for bureaucracy to take meaningful action, says former RBI governor Terming the 23.9 per cent fall in economic growth in June quarter alarming, former Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has said bureaucracy should come out of complacency and take meaningful action. The current crisis requires a more thoughtful and active government, he said, adding unfortunately, after an initial burst of activity, it seems to have retreated...

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