State board says start e-learning from Class 5

The Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary School Principals Association (MSSHSSPA) has written to the Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbooks to include more of e-learning in the curriculum of class 5, which will be changing from the coming academic year. Pointing out to the need to making the class 5 curriculum more practical and at…

Quality education remains a mirage in Phungyar

Quality or meaningful education still remains a mirage, something inaccessible in many interior areas of Ukhrul district such as Nongman, Sorde, Kumram and Patbung. Shortage of teaching staff and teachers’ absenteeism are the two biggest and most common problems afflicting school education in these areas as observed by a joint team of ICHAM volunteers and…

Freedom To Tweet

The Implications of Shreya Singhal v. Union of India for Intermediaries and Internet Users The Internet should be the virtual equivalent of a public park or a town square, where robust (and often fiery) public debate should be expected, encouraged and protected, and it is not just ordinary users that feel this way. The intermediaries…

Digital India: ICT for Improving Citizen Service Delivery

The discussion at the 17th edition of Express Technology Sabha began with Subhomoy Bhattacharjee putting the question—“Are we getting the building blocks in place when it comes to Digital India?’ Tripurari Sharan, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Bihar, said, “There is an inherent intimacy between technology and philosophy. Are we in the…

Odisha government to set up an Innovation Project Monitoring Unit under State Innovation Council

The State government will set up an Innovation Project Monitoring Unit under State Innovation Council to foster the environment of innovation, document the best practices, and facilitate their replication and upscaling. A direction to this effect came at a high-level meeting on ‘Innovations in Public Systems’ held at the state secretariat on Thursday. Stressing on…

Spectrum money can aid Net Neutrality in India

After a painful scandal that paralysed India’s parliament for years, involved the Supreme Court and catapaulted a new prime minister into power, the spectrum saga reached a Bollywood-style happy ending last week when the NDA government announced it would net Rs 110,000 crore from the auction of airwaves. While communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says…