Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

At risk: 100% literacy still a far cry

With the passing of another International Literacy Day, India needs to confront the problem of its literacy levels. A report based on a 2017-18 survey by the National Statistical Office puts the count...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.09.20

NGO spreads pre-school education

The NGO has partnered with Lohardaga Gram Swaraj Sansthan in Gumla and The Centre for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation in West Singhbhum for conducting the programme in 477 Anganwadi centres, he said...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 09.09.20

Relapse fears over halt in adult literacy drive

India’s literacy-cum-continuous-learning programme has been put on pause for over two years, raising fears that a sizable segment of the neo-literates might relapse into illiteracy in addition t...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.08.19

Funds for literacy dry up

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 23.12.19

Village children learn computers

Reading, writing and arithmetic have been the basic skills taught in schools for centuries. But modern times demand that one more essential skill be added to the basics: digital literacy. Unfortunatel...
By Chandana Chandra in

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.19

Health care data reflect social inequality

What is the secret to living a long life? This question might sound rather philosophical, but the answer to it can actually be mapped with hard data. Longevity, or the life span of human beings, has b...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 23.04.20

Video broadcast for the less privileged

In the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Udalguri-based dramatist Ram Upadhyay, who is in his late thirties, has attempted to educate unlettered villagers by presenting a monologue in a video b...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

India  /  Published 01.11.18

96-year-old tops literacy test with 98% marks

When Karthyayani Amma decided to take the first academic test of her life at the ripe old age of 96, few gave her even an outside chance of clearing it.But the frail-looking great-grandmother from the...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram


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