6% of GDP of all states should go towards education: Sisodia

New Delhi: Citing lack of funds in the education sector, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia urged the Centre Saturday to formulate a law which would require Centre and state governments in the country to allocate at least 6% of their respective gross domestic product (GDP) towards education. Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, made the suggestion during a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) convened by the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on Saturday to discuss the draft National Education Policy (NEP) with state…

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Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, agents help sign people up for insurance through the Covered California exchange at their storefront on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, Calif. SEATTLE (AP) – Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for governors saw a flurry of proposals. In his initial actions, newly elected…

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Do you know how eggs are prepared in different states?

1. Egg mania! Eggs are a staple diet throughout our country and have always proved to be a winner whenever we need a quick breakfast or a snack. With time they have been experimented and used in various recipes and travelled across the country acquiring different forms, flavours and taste. Recall the time when our moms tried to induce eggs in our diet as half boiled or full boiled but the young and stupid us were completely oblivious of its presence in other delicious forms and flavours. With time we…

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Telangana govt’s m-governance push: Launches ‘T App Folio’, state’s official app

All public services in Telangana will now be delivered over mobile phone with the government on Wednesday launching T App Folio, the official digital application of the state. The youngest state of India, which claims to be a pioneer in e-governance in the country, has brought on one platform all the apps of government departments. With this, Telangana has become the second state in the country after Karnataka to launch anywhere, anytime, mobile service delivery gateway for all the departments. Using their smart and feature phones, citizens can avail all…

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Do you know how eggs are prepared in different states?

1. Egg mania! Eggs are a staple diet throughout our country and have always proved to be a winner whenever we need a quick breakfast or a snack. With time they have been experimented and used in various recipes and travelled across the country acquiring different forms, flavours and taste. Recall the time when our moms tried to induce eggs in our diet as half boiled or full boiled but the young and stupid us were completely oblivious of its presence in other delicious forms and flavours. With time we…

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NEET 2017: Students from other states seek medical seats, Gujarat HC seeks government reply

NEET 2017: After hearing a petition challenging the government order that granted only students who studied class 10 and 12 within the state the eligibility to seek admission to medical courses in the state, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday has issued a two week notice seeking the state government’s reply on the matter. A group of students called the amended rule 4(3) of the Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Courses (Regulation of Admission in UG Courses) Rules a violation of article 14 of the constitution. “The said rule, if permitted to…

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7 States. 6 Days. 2,148 km and a journey of a lifetime

When Archana Masih and photographerRajesh Karkera set course from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, they could not think of a better place to begin their journey than the stately campus that has given India some of its greatest military heroes. Day 2 Doon Valley The girl who is going to grow vegetables after PhD ‘W’e Indians have forgotten what is good for us. Foreigners say oats are good, so we say the same, arrey, we have oats since ages!’ Preeti Virkar is a believer of a…

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