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MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
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IDS-OneWorld knowledge workshop for NGOs begins

Jan 03, 2013 10:00 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 01:51 PM 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 05:45 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 09:00 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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"War-ravaged Afghans learn of new things through stories"

Dec 20, 2012 04:30 PM Italian social entrepreneur Selena Biffi speaks of her school in Afghanistan where she uses stories to communicate sustainable solutions to local problems. Biffi speaks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, about communicating important messages related to agriculture, food security, health and disaster mitigation through a unique medium – story telling.
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Indian minister concedes shortage of teachers

Dec 19, 2012 08:00 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 04:00 PM 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 11:00 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 07:00 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 04:00 PM 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 10:00 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 10:00 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 07:00 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 10:45 AM The Government is looking at drastic changes and a re-examination into the higher education sector.
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Dalit men can no longer remain patriarchal: activists

Dec 04, 2012 08:25 PM Women assembled at the third national conference of Dalit organisations heard speakers assert that the strength of the Dalit movement lies in Dalit women.
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Pakistan passes provincial legislation for Right to Education

Dec 04, 2012 05:05 PM 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 04:08 PM 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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India has 4.98 million working children, says minister

Nov 26, 2012 06:00 PM The numbers stated in Parliament are sure to spark another debate between civil society and government, not only on the numbers of working children but also on the effectiveness of the government's schemes.
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Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief

Nov 16, 2012 03:52 PM Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
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Education best antidote for inequality: Indian President

Nov 08, 2012 12:20 PM 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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