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1. “Education isn’t a Business to Earn Profit, Tuition Fee Must Be Affordable”, says SC.

The Supreme Court on Monday remarked that education is not the business to earn profit and tuition fees must always be affordable as it noted that the Andhra Pradesh Government's decision to enhance fee to Rs 24 lakhs per annum, which is seven times more than the fee fixed earlier, is not justifiable at all.


2. BITS Pilani permits students & faculty to take a year off to establish start-ups.

The students and faculty at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani will be now be able to take up to a year off to join a business or establish a start-up as part of the premier university’s new policy to promote innovation and start-ups.


3. Education Ministry to organize Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Quiz.

As a part of ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’, the Ministry of Education’s Department of Higher Education, is conducting the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Quiz competition to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and celebrate the cultural diversity of India. Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme, according to quiz.mygov.in statement, aims to enhance interaction and promote mutual understanding between people of different states and Union Territories through the concept of states and Union Territory pairing.


4. Piramal Foundation collaborates with Google to help 6 lakh children learn to read.

Piramal Foundation, on Monday, announced its collaboration with Google for an initiative to help 6 lakh children in India learn to read with the help of 'Read Along', a speech-based reading tool devised by Google. 


5. Unacademy to cut 10% of its workforce.

Indian online education firm Unacademy will cut 10% of its workforce due to "harsh economic conditions", the company told employees in a letter on Monday. This is its second round of layoffs this year. Softbank-backed Unacademy has tried to curb spending on marketing and control operational costs but it was not enough, founder and CEO Gaurav Munjal said in the letter.


6. Assam to abolish 8000 vacant posts of school teachers under elementary education department.

The Assam government on Tuesday said it will abolish 8,000 vacant posts of school teachers under the elementary education department as a larger number of contractual educators are already working under the Sarba Siksha Abhiyan (SSA). 


7. NEP focuses on promoting mother tongue & regional languages, says Union Minister.

Union Minister Dr Subhas Sarkar on Tuesday said that the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, largely focuses on promoting mother tongue and regional languages.

The NEP does not intend to impose Hindi, the minister said while presiding over a meeting at Namsai district in Arunachal Pradesh.


8. Over 300 orange producers in Nagpur receive training on innovative agricultural practices at IIM-N.

Over 300 orange producers from Maharashtra's Nagpur and Amravati districts were given training on increasing productivity, dealing with climate change, biotic stress and other issues, at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) on Tuesday. 

 

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