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My selection should not be viewed from a ghettoisation perspective: Sonajharia Minz -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu The new vice-chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Jharkhand on climbing the academic ladder as a tribal woman and what her appointment means for social justice It’s rare that the appointment of a university vice-chancellor stirs up much discussion, outside of high-profile, highly politicised environments such as Jawaharlal Nehru University. But it is rarer still to see a woman from a tribal background appointed to such a post. So...

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Bihar: After NHRC, HC prod, work begins to bring meals to kids -Dipankar Ghose

-The Indian Express The order came even as the Patna High Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognisance of The Indian Express report. Bhagalpur: IN THE STAFF room of the Primary School in Shahabad, Principal Devendra Kumar Singh and teacher Juhi Kumari squinted into the smartphone to read the latest state government order on mid-day meals. Parents of at least three children from Badbilla who study in...

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Kerala’s “First Bell”: A Mass Movement to Democratise Digital education -Mukulika R The state is now witnessing a historic mass movement that could give us crucial lessons on both how to save public education and democratise virtual learning. June in Kerala began with the devastating news of a 14-year old’s suicide in Malappuram, which allegedly took place due to her lack of resources to attend the virtual classes organised by the state government. To circumvent Kerala’s strict COVID-19 restrictions put in place since...

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Amartya Sen, Noam Chomsky applaud Kerala's Covid-19 battle -Nidheesh MK Sen said the main reason why Kerala has done a good job in tackling Covid-19 is because of the giant strides the state has made in the public education and the health sector Ernakulam: Kerala's Covid-19 mitigation efforts were lauded by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and political philosopher Noam Chomsky, in a state-hosted discussion on the post-coronavirus world, which was aired on Friday. The discussion series, ''Kerala Dialogue'', is an effort to...

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COVID-19 widened educational divide: UNESCO report

-The Hindu School closures also interrupted support mechanisms from which many disadvantaged learners benefit The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in education systems across the world. According to a UNESCO report released on Tuesday, about 40% of low- and lower-middle-income countries have not supported learners at risk of exclusion during this crisis, such as the poor, linguistic minorities and learners with disabilities. The 2020 Global education Monitoring Report noted that efforts to maintain...

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