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  • A Common School System

    Education systems across democracies promise equality of opportunity, access and success to every child. This raises high hopes and kindles bundles of aspirations, particularly among the weaker sections of society, who have waited for generations for better and dignified human existence. Towards this, to begin with, the first requirement...
  • Sindhu’s Golden Moment

    For once, shuttler champion PV Sindhu wasn’t tired of answering any questions. For she had given a thundering response to the one that had been niggling her mind after a string of six silvers in major finals this year. Why couldn’t she convert her shots to a championship win?...
  • Aadhaar Savings Can Fund 3 Schemes Jaitley

    Terming Aadhaar as a “game changer”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said savings made through its implementation can fund three public welfare schemes of the magnitude of Ayushman Bharat the ambitious healthcare programme to provide free hospitalisation to millions of poor people. He also attributed the successful implementation...
  • Education Reforms Bed of Thorns

    Our girls have made the country proud at the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Queensland. India’s performance is worth rejoicing, especially as the girls, who are often described as the doll behind the veil, stole the show. However, the Gold Coast win was marred by a string of...
  • Dream of a sustainable India

    Effectiveness of environmental governance will determine the long-term sustainability of developmental programmes in India and also the overall social harmony and happiness of the society. The fact is that our environment is continuously changing and, therefore, the need is to become increasingly aware of the problems surrounding us. The...
  • Empowering Women by Better Access to Sexual Reproductive Health Tech

    Over the last century, advancements in health technologies have been a key strategy in combating various diseases and significantly bringing down morbidity and mortality rates. The discovery of penicillin, one of the world’s first antibiotics, marked a true turning point in human history -when doctors finally had a tool...
  • Failing The Capital On Swachh Mission

    The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by Prime Minister Modi on Gandhi Jayanti in 2014 seems to have hit roadblock as far as the national capital is concerned. According to the latest Comptroller and Auditor General report that was tabled on April 3, the Delhi Government despite having Rs 40.31...
  • Science and The Common Man Hawking’s Legacy

    The scientific community and the public at large have been grieved by the sad demise of Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant scientists of all time. There are several lessons that the world can derive from Hawking’s life. First, here was an indomitable spirit which surmounted a physically...
  • Renewed Focus on Soil Health

    Increasing penetration of agricultural inputs has helped the Indian farmer achieve record food grain production year-after-year. As per available data, the Government estimates an all-time high total food grain production of 272 million tonne in 2016-17. However, this does not automatically imply that all is hunky dory on India’s...
  • Budget expectations 2018

    Allocation for education and career sector in 2018-19 Budget will be more compared to previous year to give thrust to rural employment generation, talent creation, agriculture and skill development. Since this will be that last Budget before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the budget will address some of the...
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