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  • Radio remains a powerful broadcaster in Covid age

    Radio remains a powerful broadcaster in Covid age

    The very first broadcasts at the station were done with the district magistrate, the chief medical officer and senior medical officer of the nearest hospital.

    February 14, 2021
  • Lack of funding hampering marine research: UNESCO’s IOC report

    Lack of funding hampering marine research: UNESCO’s IOC report

    On an average, states devote only 1.7 per cent of their research budgets to sciences of the ocean (0.03 percent to 11.8 per cent, depending on the country), much less than they spend on other major scientific fields, the report states, adding that it was “incomprehensible” considering the fundamental role of the oceans in regulating the climate and its rich biodiversity.

    December 24, 2020
  • More than 1 lakh nurses trained across India to fight against COVID-19

    More than 1 lakh nurses trained across India to fight against COVID-19

    This 4-hour free online course offers practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in the COVID-19 crisis, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the role of nurses in handling COVID-19 patients and self-care.

    November 10, 2020
  • Ministry of Education celebrates 54th International Literacy Day

    Ministry of Education celebrates 54th International Literacy Day

    International Literacy Day Celebration 2020 included a talk on ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’ by Prof. JP Dubey, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi to determine the future course of action which needs to be taken to eradicate the scourge of illiteracy in the country.

    September 8, 2020
  • Academics of disaster

    Academics of disaster

    Our approaches to disaster management education suffers from a complacency that is partly driven by the fact that government agencies are the prime movers and actors in the event of a disaster. Disaster education, as it stands today, is merely information and data in bits and pieces. The best way forward would be to transform the stagnant subject into a vibrant exercise in the art of living in consonance with nature.

    June 1, 2020
  • Online Illusion

    Online Illusion

    The inherent difficulties in accessing this post-modern matrix has now been underlined by two UN entities ~ Unesco and Unicef, both entrusted with the advancement of learning, science and culture.

    April 25, 2020
  • Value of Humanities

    Value of Humanities

    The complexities of contemporary existence cannot do without humanities. With technology overtaking human roles in our activities and even our thoughts through artificial intelligence, humanities needs to go through a renaissance of its own so that it remains relevant to modern times. It needs a radical restructuring of its scope and its practical implications. In spite of the fact that our lives are dictated by science, technology and economics, it goes without saying that the fundamental questions of who we are and how we ought to live still remain rather puzzling.

    March 19, 2020
  • Saving the Sundarbans of crucial importance

    Saving the Sundarbans of crucial importance

    It’s been over 10 years since cyclone Aila ravaged the Sundarbans in 2009, and the devastating cyclone Sidr in 2007 with a wind speed of 250 km an hour hit the forest.

    January 3, 2020
  • Behind Bangladesh’s education turnaround

    Behind Bangladesh’s education turnaround

    Rasheda K Chowdhury, Executive Director (CEO), campaign for popular education or CAMPE, and an educationist, stressed the need for ’a complete revisit of the existing system of focussing more on public exams rather than continuous class room based normative assessments, as mooted in the education policy 2010 for a qualitative change….as numbers always do not matter’.

    January 1, 2020
  • The Saturday Interview – ‘We should have 2 academic sessions’

    The Saturday Interview – ‘We should have 2 academic sessions’

    Study In India is a campaign being run by the Human Resource Development Ministry to help more foreign students get admission in Indian universities.

    November 23, 2019
  • India hits out at Pakistan for raising Ayodhya, Kashmir at UNESCO meet

    India hits out at Pakistan for raising Ayodhya, Kashmir at UNESCO meet

    "Tragically, the reality facing us is that Pakistan is the world's largest producer and exporter of this evil. Pakistan's political approaches are rooted in terrorist violence and its global engagement is defined by mainstreaming of terrorism as an instrument of statecraft," she said.

    November 14, 2019
  • Fire engulfs World Heritage castle in Japan’s Okinawa

    Fire engulfs World Heritage castle in Japan’s Okinawa

    There were no initial reports of injuries, but nearby residents were evacuated while firefighters spent several hours attempting to bring the fire under control.

    October 31, 2019
  • Clad in ‘veshti’, PM Modi welcomes Xi Jinping, gives him tour of temple complex in Mahabalipuram

    Clad in ‘veshti’, PM Modi welcomes Xi Jinping, gives him tour of temple complex in Mahabalipuram

    The focus of the informal meeting is on improving people-to-people contacts and on how to maintain peace and tranquillity along on India-China border.

    October 11, 2019
  • NGT warns of action against destruction of mangroves

    NGT warns of action against destruction of mangroves

    On 23 September, the NGT issued an order stating, “Let a committee be constituted comprising (i) representative of Gangasagar Bakkhali Development Authority (ii) District Magistrate, South 24- Parganas, (iii) representative of state Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA). The committee shall inspect the area in question, verify on factual aspects and submit its report.”

    September 30, 2019
  • Saudi Arabia to announce visa schemes to boost tourism, abolishes abaya rule

    Saudi Arabia to announce visa schemes to boost tourism, abolishes abaya rule

    The announcement comes just two weeks after devastating attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure -- blamed by Washington on Iran -- which roiled global energy markets and raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

    September 27, 2019
  • India-France friendship ‘unbreakable’, stood test of time: PM Modi addresses Indians at UNESCO HQ

    India-France friendship ‘unbreakable’, stood test of time: PM Modi addresses Indians at UNESCO HQ

    Earlier, Modi held a marathon one-on-one meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron during which they reviewed the entire gamut of the dynamic and multi-faceted relationship to further boost the strategic partnership.

    August 23, 2019
  • One in four children in Pak will remain uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

    One in four children in Pak will remain uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

    The new global education goal, SDG-4, calls on countries to ensure that children are not only going to school but also learning, yet the proportion of trained teachers in sub-Saharan Africa has been falling since 2000.

    July 10, 2019