NEP can help make India a knowledge-based economy | Opinion

The policy also calls for the creation of a Performance Assessment Review and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH), a national-level assessment centre that will set the standards, norms and guidelines for student evaluations across school boards. This is an important provision given that large-scale learning assessments are increasingly being used as an important […]

Three years after Sandy, and still waiting for help

Protesters in Trenton in recent days have brought attention to those still trying to recover from Sandy. A poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University found that 65 percent of the state’s hardest-hit residents from the storm say people like them have been forgotten in the state’s signature recovery effort program, New Jersey Stronger.

Gov. Chris Christie decides to return to New Jersey for snowstorm

“I want to make sure that the people of my state feel safe and secure,” Christie said, noting that he’s been on the phone with the National Weather Service, National Guard and various government agencies. “So I’m going to go back this afternoon.”

Help us crown your NHS hero as explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison, 83, salutes the intensive care team who saved his life

I helped Robin use the speaking valve on his breathing tube after his tracheostomy. Although he had quite a gravelly voice to begin with, it improved over time. And once he got going after a few days there was no stopping him. Once he could speak again he kept reminding us all how remarkable he […]

Watch the Weeknd, Lauryn Hill Perform ‘In the Night’ Together

In a statement Monday night after the no-show, Hill’s rep said, “The Grammys announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval. Ms. Hill had concerts all weekend, leaving no time to prepare, and was uncertain she would even be able to make it to LA in time to rehearse for the event, […]

Late-Night Mulls Over Trump’s Obsession With TikTok

The host then threw out a few more punchlines about the president’s decision: “Trump is playing hardball with China. If he bans TikTok, China will only be able to spy on our phones, TVs, cars and refrigerator. So, that’s where he draws the line.” He also noted the app’s potential sale to the not-exactly-cool tech […]

Bolton book makes clear the dangers of a second Trump term

But our focus shouldn’t be on John Bolton’s efforts to rewrite his own history. And sadly, it shouldn’t even be on the specific unpresidential incidents, outlined by Bolton in detailed accounts by President Trump’s hand-picked cabinet members that, during a normal presidency, would have prompted months of investigations and not just outrage, but action from […]

Social distancing may be GOOD for the economy because it makes high-risk people feel safe to go out shopping and ‘most of the economic contraction is caused by the virus itself’, scientists find

‘The positive effect of the shutdown on the economic activity of the elderly suggests that the Danish shutdown served to contain the spread of the virus and hence reduced the need for extreme self-isolation among those most at risk for severe health consequences,’ the team explained. 

Dominic Cummings will take the extraordinary step of making a public statement – in breach of guidelines for unelected aides – over his lockdown trip to Durham from the Downing Street Rose Garden today

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme today: ‘If you look at the research it shows the reason why people observed lockdown was not for themselves, it wasn’t because they were personally at risk, they did it for the community, they did it because of a sense of “we’re all in this together”.

Chris Richards’ journey from Dallas to Munich: ‘I knew I’d be balling at Bayern’

Bayern tracked Richards from the moment he signed for Dallas and, in the summer of 2018, offered him a week-long trial. Richards impressed sufficiently to be taken on loan for a year by the German side. With Bayern taking part in that year’s International Champions Cup in the US, Richards featured for Bayern’s first team […]