On labour, the PM said it was the source of progress and it flowers when obstacles are removed. In this regard, he outlined steps taken to improve lives of citizens — through bank accounts where money is transferred directly, construction of houses and toilets, provision of regular electricity, the availability of health insurance through Ayushman Bharat. “Everyone who is poor, without any discrimination, can benefit from these measures.” The PM said during the pandemic, these instruments had played a key role in enabling the welfare programmes of the government. … [Read more...] about Strong, self-reliant India stands for greater good of world: PM Modi
Self defense classes for women
Education must be a transformational process in every instance and not just the acquisition of more and more information or even mechanistic skills. The teacher’s role is critical in ensuring that this reflective process continues by facilitating meaningful interactions with the stakeholders. The role that parents and families play in creating a safe and supportive learning environment cannot be emphasised enough. While the lockdown allowed more parents to be involved in the learning process, it has also revealed an inherent distrust of fully embracing digital learning for their children. This reluctance is exponentially higher with girls, where predominant beliefs of how access to digital spaces can lead girls down the ‘wrong path’ hold sway. … [Read more...] about Is self-learning the answer to India’s learning challenges?
“That was the challenging part. I have played a cop earlier in my career — in Kranti and Chor Machaye Shor (both 2002), and they were larger-than-life kind of characters. This one was very real — the journey of a very honest cop (Vijay Singh), who sacrifices his family life, and the turmoil went through fighting this system. That was very exciting to play,” he says. … [Read more...] about Bobby Deol on Class of ‘83 response: Compliments boost your self-esteem and you feel energised
By contrast, Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, which has generally managed the outbreak well, has impressed with explanations of the epidemiological R0 factor that went “viral” for their sobriety and clarity. Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, which has only 22 deaths from Covid-19 to date, has talked to Kiwis via Facebook Live from her home in a way that is casual and interactive but also reassuring and credible. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel, Jair Bolsonaro: Women have been better leaders than men during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why
What showcased the women’s courage and leadership for the first time was an incident in neighbouring Kakaredi village, days after they were given guns. As the gang, which operated in both Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, lurked at the village’s edges, a woman who saw their approach shouted to alert others who assembled clutching their guns. “We fired in the air, and they fled. That moment felt empowering. It felt women can make a difference,” recalled Ms. Adivasi. … [Read more...] about How defending Rewa villages against dacoits empowered women