In a major shift, India is close to gender parity in the classroom, says UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015. However, the nation fails to achieve the goals set for excellence of learning effects, adult illiteracy and checking the expansion of private schools in urban slums. Though, the ratio of girls-to-boys in primary classes is by now 1.02, in secondary school it is 0.94.
Mohammed Ayub - a Pakistani man, who promised his dying father to ensure his siblings get education, has turned it into a reality with years of effort. Children, who may have otherwise acquired no education, sat through his classes. He has dedicated his life to teaching the deprived of this town for three decades now.
December 16 rape case rocked the national capital of India prompting the government to bring out the anti-rape law. The incident caused a huge uproar in the entire country as they were enraged by the gang rape and killing of the medical student, Jyoti Singh. The incident highlighted the violence directed against women.
Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar’s wife Lata has created a controversy by asking the parents not to send their children to convent schools. She also asked women not to ape Western culture as it led to the rise in incidents of rape.
As the deadline set by regulators for encouraging gender diversity in the boardroom passed, the Corporate India has made a mockery of the order to appoint women directors, by recruiting daughters, wives and even stepmothers, analysts said on Wednesday.
The Karnataka Chief Minister has asked for a CBI probe on Monday in the controversial death of an IAS officer, who took on the state’s real estate and sand mafia. The opposition and civil society were demanding a central inquiry.
The traders and people into beef trade staged a morcha at the Azad Maidan here on Monday. They are enduring huge losses after the ban on the sale and purchase of beef in the state. Traders in Maharashtra have said that they would ask Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to strike off or at least modify the order.