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India's New Education Policy 2020

Union Cabinet has given its approval for the national education policy of the year 2020. This will bring massive changes in the educational sector, and will also pave the way for clear reforms in school, as well as higher education. In this particular backdrop, the Ministry of Human Resource Development will be given a new name called as Ministry of Education, which gives special emphasis to education and the massive transformation of the educational sector.

Earlier, we have had two national policies on education. One was in the year of 1968. The other was in the year, 1986, and after 34 years, today now we have the national education policy of the year 2020. The first national policy on education was drafted in the year, 1968, and this was on the recommendation of the Kothari Commission. Thus, the national policy of 1968 wanted to bring total reformation of the educational sector, aimed at extending prospects of education to all the quarters of India, or the underprivileged sections, …

COVID-19 pandemics has derailed sustainable development goals of the United Nations

We know COVID-19 pandemic and the countrywide lockdowns that followed, around the world have pushed millions of people into poverty, and it has exposed the weakness and the fragility of our socio-economic welfare system, the pandemic has exposed the weakness in our healthcare system. It has exposed, the lack of coverage of our social security measures. It has also exposed the weak financial support and credit support given to small industries, especially the MSME sector.
However, the pandemic and the lockdown have pushed several governments around the world to adapt and innovate to expanding their welfare programs, including India, several countries have expanded the scope of their food security schemes. They have diverted huge amounts of financial resources to strengthen their healthcare infrastructure. They have tried to increase the coverage of social security measures, such as insurance. They have announced greater credit and financial support to MSMEs. They've also come out wi…

The role of social media in disrupting elections

We got to witness the power of social media in influencing public opinion with a revolutionary Arab Spring moment, spread across the Middle East, North Africa region from 2011 onwards. It ended up toggling, many dictatorial governments, it will push several countries into civil war. This made political parties, governments, and intelligence agencies around the world to sit up and take notice of the power of social media. And it made them realize how effective social media platforms can be used to market public opinion, and even to disrupt democratic elections.We have seen political parties, investing heavily in social media campaigning and the role of political parties, private corporations consultancy firms, governments, and intelligence agencies misusing social media platforms for disrupting elections have raised questions of accountability and electoral fraud.
For example, in 2016, we saw the influence of social media on US presidential elections, which involved allegations of Russi…

Controversial historical figures around the world have been toppled by anti-racism protesters

China raised border dispute in the eastern sector of Bhutan

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