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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

NEP is country’s policy, not of govt, will shape vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, PM Modi says

PM Modi once again pressed for effective implementation of the NEP, saying his government took into account all stakeholders while formulating it. 
Engineering aspirant Vineet Shukla in his room in Ghaziabad on the day of his JEE (Mains) exam, 5 September | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

A JEE hopeful’s exam day amid pandemic — fear, anxiety, nausea and lots of sanitiser

Ghaziabad’s Vineet Shukla has wanted to get to IIT since he was 16, but was disappointed the Supreme Court didn’t entertain students’ pleas to postpone JEE.
File image of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani | Photo: ANI

Gujarat will be the first state to implement NEP 2020, says CM Vijay Rupani

Rupani said that his govt will form a task force to create a road map for implementing this new policy which will bring drastic changes in school education.
Students in Rangareddy distrcit were brought together to learn from a single device | By special arrangement

1.38 lakh Telangana students struggle to tune in as govt school classes begin online

The 1.38 lakh students are those without access to any electronic devices, even a TV, but the state government says opening day saw over 14 lakh students attend online classes.
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Multiple entry-exits, no use of saliva to turn pages — govt SOP to conduct exams amid Covid

Health ministry says only those centres outside containment zones will be allowed to conduct examinations. Staff and examinees from these zones will not be allowed at the centres.
AICTE

Refund full fee to students withdrawing admission before 10 November, AICTE tells colleges

The AICTE allowed technical institutions to deduct no more than Rs 1,000 for processing fee. But a student withdrawing after the deadline will have to pay for that term.  
Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

DU registration process ends today, receives highest number of applications in 3 years

The varsity received 2,85,128 applications from CBSE Board students, followed by 12,272 from Board of School Education Haryana & 11,521 from the Council for the ISCE.

Kashmir teacher, who uses scrap material to educate poor kids, selected for national award

Roohi Sultana is among 47 educators who have been selected for the prestigious National Teachers Award 2020. She has been selected for her innovative teaching methods.
File image of students queuing up for an exam | Representational image | ANI

Separate rooms for Covid-positive aspirants among govt steps to smoothly pull off NEET-JEE

Govt is going ahead with NEET-JEE despite students' concerns, but National Testing Agency has assured aspirants that all Covid precautions are in place to ensure safety.
File photo of IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao | Twitter

IIT Delhi appeals to alumni, ‘good Samaritans’ to arrange transport for JEE Advanced aspirants

In a Facebook post, IIT Delhi Director V. Ramgopal Rao also said the institute will soon start a portal to coordinate the efforts to arrange transport for JEE aspirants.

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Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

Defence

Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.