Does India really need a New Education Policy? Is our educational reform held back by the datedness of the 1986/1992 education policy which was written before the internet and mobile phones? On this question, I tend to agree with what the current Prime Minister said back in 2013 – “India needs Action, not Acts.” So I admittedly approach the draft National Education Policy 2019 with some scepticism.Further, in my opinion, a good policy should not be too long, should take stands on important issues, prioritize action items, readily provide evidences for the tenets it advances and draw extensively on the experience of people who have worked in the sector nationally and internationally. It should focus on the objectives that more of us can agree on, than on philosophies on which there will be more divergence. These points are important because in India we tend to write policies and Plan Documents in education that say the right … [Read more...] about Does India really need a New Education Policy to achieve educational equity?
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Against all odds, and overcoming a plethora of challenges, the C R Ranganathan College of Arts and Commerce for deaf and dumb students in the state, opened its doors for admission to senior college (graduation) last year.The college in Tingrenagar, Vishrantwadi, is the only one of its kind in the state and evolved from the Sadguru Saibaba Seva Trust’s pre-primary school for deaf and dumb students, which began in 1993. The co-ed campus, which houses 500 deaf and dumb students from across the state studying across the board, from primary school to senior college, also houses a hostel for students up to the age of 18.Vasant Patole, a retired class one state government officer is the driving force behind the institute’s quest for growth and excellence.Recalling the start of the institution, and who the late C R Ranganathan was, Patole says. “When I was working as an accounts officer in one of the departments, Rangathan was my boss and our … [Read more...] about Campus connect: State’s only college for deaf and dumb is signing a new chapter in annals of education history
Firefighters will have a brief window over the weekend to get on top of the crisis before the weather deteriorates early next week. The Bureau of Meteorology has painted a grim picture for the coming week, with winds forecast to whip dangerous fire grounds and no rain relief in sight. The cause and the effect..The massive #NSW fires are in some cases just too big to put out at the moment. As you can see here they're pumping out vast amounts of smoke which is filling the air, turning the sky orange & even appearing like significant rain on our radars. #nswfires pic.twitter.com/AMcssFIoEq— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) December 6, 2019 Our latest Fire Weather #Warning has New England and Northern Slopes at Severe #Fire Danger levels tomorrow (Sat). Greater #Sydney Region, Far North Coast, Greater Hunter, Central Ranges and North Western will reach Very High. https://t.co/fPH9qIX0m1 @NSWRFS @nswpolice pic.twitter.com/xsc9oIrVAw— Bureau of Meteorology, … [Read more...] about New South Wales residents ‘living in fear’ amid ‘megafire’ threats as firefighters battle to gain the upper hand
The 31-year-old Aussie, best known for his work as a reporter on Studio 10 and The Loop, is set to lead both the early morning program E! News, and Pop of the Morning from January 6, 2020. He will co-host the shows, which are set to air on Foxtel, with American Emmy-award winning host Lilliana Vazquez. Tweedie told news.com.au he managed to score the “dream job” after planting the seed five years ago. Scott Tweedie with his new co-host Lilliana Vazquez. Picture: Eric Liebowitz / E! EntertainmentSource:Supplied “I saw a Ryan Seacrest pre-Oscars YouTube video where he was being tested hours before the broadcast kicked off. I thought to myself: ‘Ryan is one of the busiest men in Hollywood, I want to know how he gets ready for a big red carpet’,” he said. “So I found one of the ladies quizzing him on Twitter and asked if I could Skype her. She replied within hours and said I was the first person in the world to reach out to her. “The next … [Read more...] about Studio 10’s Scott Tweedie lands new gig
Google has introduced a new feature ‘Focus Mode’ for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone.A Digital Wellbeing tool, this feature allows users to turn off distractions - like social media updates or email notifications - for a period of time, so a user can get things done without interruption.Focus mode was first announced at Google’s developer conference in the summer as part of Android Q/10. “Focus mode is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Android, now out of beta, that helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand. You can select apps you currently find distracting (like social media or games) and if you try to open them, Focus mode will remind you that app is paused. Focus mode will also silence those apps’ notifications until you are ready to switch out of the mode,” Dayson Pais Product Manager, Android … [Read more...] about Google’s ‘Focus mode’ now rolling out to Android 10, 9 phones