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Past articles by Prashant:

The decline of the budget school

The low-cost private school ecosystem is collapsing. What happens to the millions of children who rely on them?.Cases of dual dropout—those who fall out of private and public education systems—are already emerging in some regions. Private budget schools warn that the actual figure could be in millions. → Read More

CBSE to announce class 12 board results at 2pm

Schools played a bigger role in results tabulation this year and completed the task by the evening of 25 July. Following which the CBSE worked on the tabulation and moderation process → Read More

EPFO to hire consultant to monitor bond investments

In a report presented in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, the parliamentary standing committee on labour said it accepted the EPFO proposal, even as it criticized it for delaying the step to safeguard statutory social security deposits of its subscribers. → Read More

EPFO defers Aadhaar matching till 1 Sep

The organization had earlier insisted on the validation of Aadhaar details of employees from 1 June → Read More

World University Ranking: How IIT Delhi analyses the outcome

IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao has written to his colleagues, giving a six-point diagnosis of the recently released QS World University Ranking → Read More

Almost 80% of Indian colleges privately managed, says government

There are 1,043 universities, 42,343 colleges and 11,779 standalone institutions including engineering and business schools in the country, catering to over 38 million students → Read More

Foreign students’ population in India inches close to 50,000: Govt

The cumulative population of foreign students, of 49,348, in 2019-20 was slightly more than the total number of foreign students enrolled in 2018-19 (47,427) in the country → Read More

Class 12 Boards: CBSE asks schools to complete all assessments by 28 June

On 1 June, the union government cancelled the CBSE class 12 board exams due to the current pandemic situation following a review meeting was held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi → Read More

RBI says impact of job losses likely to last long

Employment and income loss has plagued the domestic labour market over the last 14 months. Labour economists and various surveys have said the pandemic and job loss has pushed tens of millions of people into poverty → Read More

IIM Indore to study on pandemic’s impact on industries, employees

The documentation will be based on research to capture the finest practices on solutions for forthcoming pandemic preparedness. The activities include two book projects, research papers, and detailed case studies → Read More

Govt job hiring in FY21 drops to lowest level in three years

While the Centre hired 27% fewer people than previous year in FY21, states hired 21% fewer → Read More

Urban unemployment nears 12% as covid lockdowns bite

Economists believe continued lockdowns in cities will further put pressure on the job market as they restrict economic activity → Read More

Second wave brings key surveys to a halt

The Union government has suspended work on four key surveys on migrants, domestic workers, and jobs created by the transport sector and professionals because of the deadly second wave of the pandemic, possibly delaying a national employment policy based on these surveys → Read More

From labs to hospitals: IIT-Delhi gives 110 oxygen cylinders to Delhi govt

The 110 cylinders are of different capacity but at least 95 of them are 47 litres each → Read More

Odisha supplies 3965 MT of oxygen to eight states in 10 days

The state has supplied oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, among others..Dharmendra Pradhan is in touch with steel companies and has directed them to provide all support in terms of oxygen. → Read More

Amid a second wave of covid, EPFO increases death insurance benefits

The social security body said that while the minimum insurance has been increased to Rs250,000, the maximum limit has been increased to Rs700,000 → Read More

Covid-hit informal workers give pension scheme a skip

The number of informal sector workers seeking to enrol for the marque contributory pension scheme has come to a standstill with around 4,000 people registering per month from January to March → Read More

Oxygen supply from Odisha to other states increased to 1,268 MT

The state government has said it has sent 1,268 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in the last three-and-a-half days to covid-hit states, including Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh → Read More

2021-22 academic session at varsities unlikely before September

Postponement of board exams and second wave of covid are likely to delay admission process → Read More

Delhi lockdown: Kejriwal appeals to migrants to not leave capital

The chief minister said the lockdown would be for a short six days and that migrants need not leave the capital → Read More