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School dropout performs C-section with shaving blade; woman, baby die

-The Tribune The woman bled to death and her newborn died a short while later Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh): In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old School dropout performed a 'caesarean section' on a pregnant woman with a shaving razor blade. The woman bled to death and her newborn died a short while later, after Rajendra Shukla, 30, performed the C-section surgery on her with a shaving blade. Rajendra Shukla, a Class 8 School dropout, was...

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Mid-Day Meals play a crucial role in guaranteeing child nutrition in the post-pandemic world

School meals ensure nutrition for millions of vulnerable children across the world. Almost 370 million children worldwide are covered by school feeding programmes. While 100 million school children benefitted from the noon meal scheme in India prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like Brazil (48 million), China (44 million), South Africa (9 million) and Nigeria (9 million) too run similar programmes for school children. However, an estimated 39 billion in-school...

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School education takes biggest hit: Govt cuts proposed education spending by Rs 6,000 cr -Ritika Chopra

-The Indian Express No announcements on recovering learning loss, support for children at risk of not returning to school. The government’s proposed spending on education next year has been cut by Rs 6,000 crore at a time when the Covid-19-induced disruption is expected to have exacerbated students’ learning loss and School dropout rates. The total education budget was slashed by 6 per cent from Rs 99,311 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 93,224 crore...

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Incentivising rural development: How Haryana's Rainbow scheme is transforming its villages -Varinder Bhatia

-The Indian Express Based on seven social parameters, each allocated a different colour star, the villages are analysed on their performance and given star-ratings. Chandigarh: Chhattan, a small village on the outskirts of Shahzadpur Tehsil in Ambala district of Haryana, around 46 km from state capital Chandigarh, is transforming at a great pace. From a village’s own garbage disposal plant to a herbal park, a two-acre playground for children, a well-maintained...

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Wayanad's tribal hamlets one step from 100% literacy -EM Manoj

-The Hindu The focus is on preparing residents of 1,517 habitations to take the test by 2020 KALPETTA (Kerala): After making two successful forays into the tribal hamlets of Wayanad, Kerala’s State Literacy Mission (SLM) is all set to earn the ‘100% literate’ badge for the outlier region, which has the highest tribal population among all districts. Tribal pockets are among a handful of areas where full literacy remains elusive in the...

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