Month: December 2019

Has Anyone Asked Teachers This Yet?

Over the last two decades, as the number of teachers has grown, so too has a certain attitude towards them. This comes up in different ways in the various interactions we have – during school visits, meetings at cluster or block level, workshops and training programmes for different groups of […]

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No french fries in Japan

If you go to a McDonald\’s in Japan, be prepared for no french fries (freedom fries ?). Or, at best, if you smile nicely at the young girl, you might get a small fries. No wolfing down the one tonne abomination called large fries. The end of the world has […]

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Oink Oink; I am taking over the world

What do you think the purpose of agriculture is ? To feed people, right ? Wrong ! The purpose of agriculture is to feed pigs. Very shortly more than half the crops grown in the world will be used to feed pigs. This was the astounding revelation I read in […]

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I should have the right to vote out Trump

I am an Indian citizen. I have no right to vote in the US elections. That\’s fine – US citizens can make their own choices on who to govern them. But when the US starts passing laws that affect the world, expects global compliance and which  have global consequences, then […]

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New Restructured Railway Board to focus on providing better services to its customers : Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board has said restructuring of Railway Board was a long pending reform suggested by many reform committees constituted on Railways.  The reforms as suggested by various committees from time to time including Prakash Tandon Committee (1994) have been largely adopted.  Addressing media persons, Shri […]

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Monthly Production Report for November, 2019

rude oil production during November, 2019 was 2614.29 TMT which is 8.69% lower than target and 5.98% lower when compared with November, 2018. Cumulative crude oil production during April-November, 2019 was 21724.76 TMT which is 5.39% and 5.85% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last […]

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Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches5 documents covering the 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in Higher Educational Institutions

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the 5 documents developed by UGC covering the 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in New Delhi today. These five documents cover evaluation reforms, eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, human values & professional ethics, faculty induction and academic research integrity. Speaking […]

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