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IDS-OneWorld knowledge workshop for NGOs begins

Jan 03, 2013 04:30 AM The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and OneWorld are organising a workshop for Indian NGOs and research bodies to enable them to make use of and share the large IDS Knowledge Services collection of research publications which are sourced from a diverse range of sources.
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Indian state declares 30% quota for rural candidates

Dec 27, 2012 08:21 AM India's northeastern state of Assam is all set to bring to effect 30 per cent reservation in government jobs to candidates from villages of Assam.
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Identify knowledge that is good for people

Dec 26, 2012 12:15 PM Nitya Nanda, Fellow, TERI, in a short talk with Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, tells that traditional knowledge cannot be owned by private parties and hence is not amenable to commercial exploitation even if it is often superior to other knowledge.
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Student meet to prompt Indian youth to join politics

Dec 23, 2012 03:30 AM Indian Student Parliament, a non-political platform seeks to brings political parties and student unions of the country to sensitise the youth to enter public life and play an active role in politics.
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Indian minister concedes shortage of teachers

Dec 19, 2012 02:30 PM Large number of teachers are being recruited to improve the teacher-student ratio, India’s Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Shashi Tharoor, said.
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Intel to scale up efforts for digital literacy in India

Dec 19, 2012 10:30 AM Intel will continue to scale its efforts under the National Digital Literacy Mission in India, says Sandeep Aurora, Director, Marketing, Intel South Asia.
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Include human rights in school syllabus: India’s NHRC

Dec 17, 2012 05:30 AM We should envisage about having national human rights volunteers to go to classrooms and impart education, NHRC Chairperson Justice K G Balakrishnan said.
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Survey on women in science puts India at bottom

Dec 16, 2012 01:30 AM India lies at the bottom of survey on the inclusion of women in the area of scientific research and development.
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Skill development key for 9% growth rate: Indian Prez

Dec 14, 2012 10:30 AM The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, said that education and skill development are the prime enabling factors in achieving nine per cent growth.
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Top priority to educational loans: Indian minister

Dec 14, 2012 04:30 AM Banks have been asked to give educational loans liberally to the students,India’s Finance Minister P Chidambaram said.
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Dalit women kept away from knowledge: Krishna Tirath

Dec 13, 2012 04:30 AM Talking to Ashok Kumar from OneWorld South Asia, India’s Minister for Child and Development, Krishna Tirath, explains how education can be the weapon for the progress of Dalit women. The minister was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first National Conference for Dalit Women organised by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview:
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Across continents: Understanding women workers

Dec 12, 2012 01:30 PM A series of study on women workers across India, South Africa and Mexico between 2004 and 2011 attempts to understand and challenge the existing perspectives in economics around women workers in the informal sector.
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Probable new framework for higher education in India

Dec 10, 2012 05:15 AM The Government is looking at drastic changes and a re-examination into the higher education sector.
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Pakistan passes provincial legislation for Right to Education

Dec 04, 2012 11:35 AM Recently, Pakistan's provinces passed the Bill which would ensure free quality education for children around the Islamabad Capital Territory; a positive move towards accomplishing universal and inclusive education in the nation.
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UNESCO report signals to high dropout rates in education

Nov 29, 2012 10:38 AM The Global Education Digestive 2012 by UNESCO gives an account of the state of education in countries across the globe and the need for accelerated action to ensure good education for the young generation.
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Education best antidote for inequality: Indian President

Nov 08, 2012 06:50 AM Urging young people to work for the development of the society, the Indian President said they should not miss the opportunities coming across them.
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UNESCO and Pakistan standup for Malala

Nov 07, 2012 06:56 AM UNESCO and Government of Pakistan will co-host a high-level advocacy event called “Standup for Malala – Stand up for Girls’ Right to Education”. To be held in Paris on the United Nations Human Rights Day on December 10, the event is designed to generate political will and accelerate action in favor of every girl’s right to go to school.
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Pakistani parents worry after Malala attack

Nov 06, 2012 09:57 AM Young schoolgirls seemed undeterred by the attempt to kill Malala Yousafzai, but parents in northern Pakistan are becoming increasingly concerned over their children going to school.
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India's education body to sensitise kids towards elders

Oct 29, 2012 07:30 AM Being the nodal authority responsible for policies and laws for empowering the elderly people of India, the Social Justice Ministry is readying itself to hold a National Conference on Ageing which will look at policies and other innovative ways like education to ensure the senior citizens in India get their due respect and rights.
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India stands at 105 on global gender gap

Oct 25, 2012 10:14 AM Despite India gaining eight places on the index, the South Asian powerhouse is still ranked lowest among the BRIC states.
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