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Reality of Reforms: Education policy and a Bihar college -Shreya Roy Chowdhury BEGUSARAI, BIHAR: Ganesh Dutt College in Begusarai, Bihar, offers a paper on Gender economics as part of the postgraduate economics programme. It will enrol students, suggest books, conduct internal tests and assess them. It just won’t teach it in class. Students opting for it are on their own. This is not how the economics department wants to run things. But it has 960 undergraduate and postgraduate students and three teachers, who...

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Aruna Roy bereaved of her sister -Mohammed Iqbal

-The Hindu ‘Barefoot College’s archives bear testimony to Ms. Lindsay’s methodical and painstaking work’ Manya Jayaram Lindsay, younger sister of social activist Aruna Roy, died in Hitchin, U.K., after suffering from cancer in recent years. She had set up the preventive and curative health structure at the Social Work and Research Centre (SWRC), Tilonia — widely known as the Barefoot College — and studied indigenous people in the U.S. and Australia, and...

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'Digital divide' persists despite the country's desire to become a digital giant

  A recent report of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) brings forth the dichotomy between digital divide and India’s transition towards a cashless economy. The rural-urban divide in access to computer and internet is quite stark, according to the report entitled 'Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India, July 2017 to June 2018'.   The 75th round National Sample Survey (NSS) report on education finds that...

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Supreme Court notice to Centre over plea challenging transGenders' rights Act

-The Indian Express A three-member bench of the Supreme Court heard the petition on Monday. No one appeared on behalf of the government. The Supreme Court Monday served a notice to the ministry of social welfare in response to a petition by transGender activist and advocate Swati Bidhan Baruah, challenging the Constitutional validity of the TransGender Persons (Protection of rights) Act, 2019. Speaking to, Baruah said she has claimed in her petition...

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Provisions in Act to protect transGenders totally toothless, says plea in SC

-The Hindu ‘Why a magistrate has to certify transGenders’ identity’, apex court asks govt The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to explain why a law meant to protect the transGender community requires a magistrate’s certificate as a prior condition for the State to even identify a transperson. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde issued formal notice to the government on the petition filed by Swati Bidhan...

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