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MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
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Eradicate gender bias from its root: Indian minister

Sep 01, 2014 12:20 PM The minister was speaking at 54th Foundation day of NCERT, a premier academic body.

Indian govt to formulate new education policy

Jul 31, 2014 09:22 AM "The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.
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Become agents of change: Indian President to students

Jul 22, 2014 07:07 AM Students should play the role of a catalyst in mitigating the hardships and sufferings of the people, said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President
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India provides NPRs 36.2 mn to Nepal for school building

Jul 11, 2014 06:05 AM The newly built infrastructure will help in the creation of better facilities for over 2,400 students, about 60 per cent of whom are girls.
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Poor quality education holding back South Asia: report

Jul 03, 2014 03:30 AM While the South region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back.
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Farmers being pushed out of Agriculture in India: Sharma

Jun 03, 2014 12:50 PM According to Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma, Indian agriculture is faced with a crisis of sustainability and economic viability. Sharma believes that the spate of farmer suicides and the willingness of farmers to quit agriculture if given a choice is a stark reminder of the grave crisis. This video from GOI Monitor has been produced by independent journalist and researcher, Manu Moudgil.

No discussions on Sri Lanka's education system: IMF

Jun 02, 2014 06:40 AM The International Monetary Fund denied that the lender has influenced the Sri Lankan govt to reduce funding for free education as claimed by the Opposition.
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DSDS-2015 will focus on SDGs: Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, TERI

May 23, 2014 06:25 AM Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, said that the upcoming 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS-2015) will focus on Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Climate Change, two important issues for the global community. This interview was recorded in March 2014.

‘Management’ a tough nut for campus radio stations

Mar 18, 2014 02:25 PM “Every station has a unique problem and should be looked at independently,” said Dr Sanjay Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).
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The ward finds a voice

Mar 12, 2014 06:15 AM In meetings across villages in Bihar, the east Indian state, men and women are coming out of their mud-huts. Nothing unusual about the sight, but then you hear shouts and excited voices from an assembly. The rural folk get into animated discussions and even arguments. Men and, also, women. These are not the usual rustic shouts. Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia captures these are shouts of empowerment, of demanding rights and seeking entitlements through the efforts of a collective of NGOs in Bihar, working with the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS). PACS is urging people at the lowest rung of the governance unit, the ward, to talk and hold debates; find out what ails their villages and tell their leaders and also the government to take action.

DSDS is a major platform to talk about food and water security: John Prescott

Jan 23, 2014 01:00 PM Lord John Prescott, Former Deputy Prime Minister & Member of Parliament, House of Lords, UK emphasizes that DSDS is a major platform where global and climate change challenges are tackled from the prism of food, water and energy security. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.

Erratic weather threatens livelihoods in Pakistan

Dec 16, 2013 06:25 AM In recent years, climatic stresses, particularly droughts and floods, have devastated yields and caused crops to fail for many farmers across Pakistan. Erratic rainfall — particularly in rain-fed areas like Taxila, 20 miles northwest of the capital, Islamabad — has further exacerbated farmers' problems and led to a slump in yields. With four dry winters in a row since 2008, deciding which crops to grow, and if they should continue to cultivate traditional crops such as wheat, has become increasingly complicated for farmers. Rain-fed areas contribute 12 per cent of the 24 million tonnes of wheat produced annually in Pakistan. Wheat is an important crop for Pakistan's agricultural economy, accounting for 3 per cent of GDP and earning around US$600 million in foreign exchange reserves through exports each year. Source:

School head can make a big difference: study

Aug 11, 2013 03:30 AM A motivated head-of- the-school can make a big difference to improve the quality of education, says a new study.
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Nothing more frustrating than being unemployable: Tharoor

Aug 02, 2013 01:10 PM India’s demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster, if millions of young people are not trained to be employable, cautions Shashi Tharoor.
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UNFPA to launch videos on life- skills education in India

Aug 01, 2013 09:56 AM The training videos for tutors are intended to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
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MDGs: So close, yet so far

Jul 07, 2013 04:26 PM With barely 900 days to go for the end of the MDG road, the 2013 score card presents good as well as disappointing news. Just six of the 21 targets have been met or are close to being met even as aid funds continue to decline putting the other targets in peril.
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Millennium Development Goals are within reach: report

Jul 02, 2013 12:31 PM The targets that have already been met include halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and providing more than two billion people with access to improved sources of drinking water.
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Time to introduce professional farming methods: Rawat

May 21, 2013 12:45 PM India’s Minister for Water Resources, Harish Rawat, lauds the innovative apple project of Uttarakhand, a model that has freed small apple farmers from the clutches of middlemen besides introducing business acumen in them.

Adhocism will ruin Indian school education: Apex court

May 20, 2013 01:10 PM “We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
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Indian President calls to end gender disparity in education

May 14, 2013 03:30 AM The Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, called upon the academics to identify the grassroots innovations and link them with the ongoing education process of the universities.
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