Month: December 2019

GeM Samvaad takes off in Four States

A national outreach Programme, GeM Samvaad, was launched on 17th December 2019 to reach out to stakeholders across the country and also local sellers in order to facilitate on-boarding of local sellers on the marketplace while catering to specific requirements and procurement needs of buyers. The outreach programme began from 19th December 2019 and during […]

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Year End Review: Department of Atomic Energy

The major policies and programmes by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) during the year 2019 are given below:   Nuclear Power Programme:   Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KGS-1) has set the world record of 962 days of continuous operation. Tarapur Atomic Power Station Units (TAPS 1 &2), connected to […]

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The pox on Ramamritham (for the nth time)

Regular readers of this blog know that this blogger rather likes railing against Ramamritham. Ever so often, there has to be a post yelling at this cursed individual. This time it is on the Department of telecom (DoT) which is a pesky nuisance that purports to regulate every aspect of  […]

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The Real Issue With Tech In Ed

If doctors\’ interest and ability in diagnosing and helping patients improve were limited, if the medicines themselves were not always known to work, and if the patients didn\’t have much ability to pay – how much do you think \’tech\’ would work? Moreover, if \’tech\’ took over the mistakes usually […]

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Contesting Cribbing

If you\’re a person working to improve the educational system in a country like ours, here\’s something you\’ll recognize: whether it\’s journalists or academics, colleagues from NGOs or \’well-wishers\’ of children, everyone is pretty good at \’problem pointing\’. They\’re really good at telling us exactly how BAD things are. Numerous […]

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How Do We Measure Change?

We repeatedly find ourselves saying that working on improving education implies change. That is because the very core of education – in terms of key relationships, processes and the critical outcomes desired – itself is expected to undergo a transformation. Some of the biggest differences expected are in terms of undoing […]

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The Top Ten Confusions in Education

Trying to improve the quality of education – be it in a school or a cluster or an entire system – can be full of \’land-mines\’ exploding unexpectedly, leaving you with confusion all around you. Here are the top ten \’confusion\’ land-mines: It is only when I teach that children […]

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The problem with being an uncle

This blogger is of an age when being called an uncle is rather a compliment. He is precariously close to being called a grandpa. So much so that he cannot understand the brouhaha that the term \”uncle\” has caused. The Air India flight from Jaipur to Delhi , a few […]

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The pox on Ramamritham (for the nth time)

Regular readers of this blog know that this blogger rather likes railing against Ramamritham. Ever so often, there has to be a post yelling at this cursed individual. This time it is on the Department of telecom (DoT) which is a pesky nuisance that purports to regulate every aspect of  […]

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Forgiveness

“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15). In his model prayer, Jesus had us promise to forgive those who sin against us. Now he reinforces […]

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Shri Mansukh Mandaviya hands over Citizenship certificates issued by Government of India to 7 Pakistani Refugees in Kutch, Gujarat today

The Union Minister of State for Shipping (IC) and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today handed over the Citizenship certificates issued by Government of India to 07 Pakistani refugees in Kutch, Gujarat. He met the Pakistani refugees, who have taken shelter in Gujarat’s Morbi and Kutch districts of Gujarat. […]

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