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National Education Policy 2020, paving way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020 today, making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.  Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability ...

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Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package – Progress So Far

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Newdelhi:12/7/20:Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 12th, 2020, announced the Special economic and comprehensive package of Rs. 20 lakh crores – equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP – to fight COVID-19 pandemic in India. He gave a clarion call for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat or Self-Reliant India Movement. He also outlined five pillars of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat – Economy, ...

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Battling Illness with Literature

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Sridhi Dash Illness confines us, despite the everlasting search for physical perfectibility. The virus COVID 19 has put a halt to the speed of our modern world. In the backdrop of such a massive epidemiological collapse, mankind tries to grapple with the existential dilemma of mortality by looking for an answer in art. Worldwide lockdown for the past few weeks ...

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ସ୍ମୃତିର କାନଭାସ୍ ରେ ନନ୍ଦିନୀ ଶତପଥୀ

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କଥା {୧} : ପିଲାଦିନୁ ଆମଘରେ ମୁଁ ଆମିଷ ଖାଏନା । ୧୯୭୫ ମସିହାରେ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଥିଲାବେଳେ ଥରେ ମୁଁ କୋରାପୁଟ ଯାଇଥିଲି । ସେତେବେଳେ ‘ ପ୍ରଜାତନ୍ତ୍ର ‘ ଗୋଟେ ନ୍ୟୁଜ୍ ଛାପିଥିଲା ଯେ – ” ନନ୍ଦିନୀ ଦେବୀ ଗୋଟେ ହରିଣର ମାଂସ ପୁରା ଖାଇଦେଲେ । “ ସେମାନେ ସିରିଅସଲି ଏକଥା ଲେଖିଥିଲେ । କେତେକଥା ତ ମୋ ବିଷୟରେ ଲେଖନ୍ତି !! [ ମୁଁ ତାଙ୍କୁ ପଚାରିଲି- ଆପଣ କେବେ ପ୍ରତିବାଦ କରିଛନ୍ତି କି ? ମୋ କଥା ...

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ଗୋରା ଲୋକଙ୍କ ବୋଝ ଓ ଜିଲି ସାହେବାଣୀ( Decline and Revival )

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ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ପ୍ରସାଦ ଦାସ ୧୮୯୯ ମସିହାରେ ରଡ୍‌ୟାର୍ଡ କିପଲିଙ୍ଗ୍ The White Man’s Burden ବୋଲି ଗୋଟିଏ କବିତା ଲେଖିଥିଲେ ଯାହାର ପ୍ରଥମ ଚାରିଧାଡ଼ି ଥିଲା : Take up the white man’s burden Send forth the best you breed- Go send your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need. ଏ ଲେଖାର ବର୍ଷକ ପୂର୍ବରୁ ଆମେରିକା ଯୁଦ୍ଧ କରି ସ୍ପେନ ପାଖରୁ ଫିଲିପାଇନ୍ସକୁ ନେଇ ଯାଇଥିଲା ଓ ବର୍ତ୍ତମାନ ଫିଲିପିନ-ଆମେରିକା ଲଢ଼ାଇ ଚାଲିଥିଲା। ...

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From Pather Panchali to Manto: India at Cannes through the years

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Written by Shivangi Jalan | New Delhi India’s journey at the Cannes festival began in 1946 with Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar. Unlike last year, the 2018 iteration of Festival de Cannes, the annual cine-extravaganza at the French Riviera, will see quite a splash from India. While Nandita Das’s Manto has made it to the official selection under the Un-Certain Regard category, Rohena ...

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Van Dhan for Jaan and Jahaan: The Story of Shahapur’s Katkari Tribe

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Shahapur: ( Thane)What can come out of a group of a few dedicated boys led by an able leader and enabling support from government organisations? A lot, apparently. This has been proved yet again, by “Adivasi Ekatmik Samajik Sanstha” of Shahapur in Thane, which markets Giloy and other products. Giloy is a medicinal plant with huge demand from pharmaceutical companies. The ...

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RBI announces nine additional measures for strengthening the Economy

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Mumbai:22/5/20:”It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue.” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das drew hope and inspiration from the 1929 statement of the Father of the Nation, as he announced yet another set of nine measures to smoothen the flow of finance and ...

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Post-Lockdown Coping Strategies of Migrant Labourers from Odisha

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have severely impacted migrant labourers from Odisha. It has not only thrown them out of job, but also pushed them into a long and winding road of uncertainty. Given the long-lasting impact of the lockdown on the Indian economy and the lives of the labourers, their post-lockdown behaviours have a pivotal role in ...

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Saint, Villain, Superman – Changing on-screen roles of the Politician Protagonist

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  BY  Dr. Piyush Roy    Dr. Piyush Roy is a National Award-winning film critic. Other awards include the Sir William Darling Memorial Prize by the University of Edinburgh, the Sue Grant Service Award, UK, and the Silver Award at the Shine! British Council International Student Awards, UK. He’s a former editor of Stardust; advisor of the Global University Students ...

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