Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Topic: textbooks

Gujarat riots, Faiz couplets dropped from school texts. NCERT cites ‘overlapping, irrelevance’

Portions on Mughal history, caste and inequality, and references to Dalit writers have also been removed. NCERT said it is part of a ‘syllabus rationalisation’ exercise.

Bhagat Singh, Hedgewar, Lankesh — how Kannada school texts have become ‘ideology battleground’

With many accusing Karnataka of making Kannada textbooks 'less progressive', textbook review panel chair defends changes, cites 'complaints about syllabus favouring a certain ideology'.

Private study guides in Telangana feature masked ‘terrorist’ holding Quran, spark controversy

At least two books by different publishers for Class 8 students feature the same image. Muslim activists and citizens call for govt action against them.

India’s textbooks were written with Nehru in mind. It rejected the past

In ‘The Great Hindu Civilisation’, former diplomat and Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma writes that India’s history books made little mention of great Hindu kings like Krishnadevaraya or of Raja Chola I.

Meerut BJP distances itself from Rs 35-cr NCERT textbook piracy, sacks leader linked to case

Raid on 10-yr-old racket is said to have been triggered by infighting in BJP. But Meerut unit chief insists police were acting on military intelligence tip.

NCERT textbooks to turn smarter with QR codes, syllabus set to be revised

New Delhi: With the Covid crisis forcing students to study through online medium, the central government is now gearing up to digitise textbooks to...

‘Students losing interest’, NCERT gets book to teach maths through rhyme, riddle & story

The book, 'Mazedaar Hai Ganit', aims to make learning fun and simple for children of classes 1 and 2.

Modi govt plans NCERT syllabus change again, this time a major one

The NCERT books, last revised in 2017, will have their syllabus changed again within the next two years once the new education policy is in place.

Lesson from Pakistan: Don’t erase history

Pakistan shows that the disfigurement of our collective history to create exclusionary imagined communities can leave a bloody imprint for generations.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.