11-12-2016

the hindu
1.From school student to child labour.

ctive involvement of the community in auditing access to primary education could prevent child labour cases from recurring, point out RTE activists.

It has been three years since Ajay (14) was inside a classroom. Like other school-going children of his age he has a strict daily routine. He leaves his home in Krishna Colony, T-Camp in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, at a quarter to ten every morning. He works at a lemon soda stall till eight in the evening. For his day’s labours, he gets paid Rs.150.

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2.Why children drop out from primary school.

Poverty, availability and accessibility are the three big reasons why children drop out of school.

While India has made significant progress in raising enrollment rates for primary education schools have been less successful at preventing dropouts during this critical learning phase.

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3.In rural health care,few good options.

n four major findings, private health-care providers ‘exerted a significantly higher effort than public providers’

Lack of access to public health care is not the only reason why quacks — informal private health-care providers without any formal medical education — continue to flourish in rural India. Most private providers, the bulk of whom lack formal medical qualifications, “exerted significantly higher effort than public providers” and “recommend correct treatments equally often.”

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4.India offers tsunami alert system to SCS countries.

As part of a soft-diplomacy effort, India is looking to have South China Sea countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines use the tsunami early warning-system developed by India. China, too has been approached, said a senior official in the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), but a deal is unlikely yet.  read more

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1.India eyes $18 bn to vanquish malaria

India, with the highest malaria burden outside Africa, will need an investment of $18 billion to achieve its 2030 deadline to eliminate the disease, says a latest estimate by the health ministry and malaria advocacy groups.   read more

2.National communication and information policy soon.

The government is formulating a national information and communication policy to make information more development oriented as also to “preserve national cultural identity“ and to address a paradigm shift in the media space. read more

3.Copying texts for study doesn't violate copyright

Students in Delhi University and nearby can continue to buy photocopy material of international textbooks sold by shops such as Rameshwari Photocopy Service, for now. The Delhi high court on Friday ruled that copying extracts of original material, including of those brought out by international publishers, is exempt from copyright claim as long as it is justified by the purpose for which it is used.  read more

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