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FOOTBALL: AUSTRALIA'S TIM CAHIL HAILS FORMER INDIAN GOALKEEPER SUBRATA PAUL FOR WORK ETHICS AND COMMITMENT

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 08-08-2020 16:18 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Australian footballer great Tim Cahill has lavished praise on former goalkeeper Subrata Paul for his “work ethic and commitment” which enabled the “Indian to stay at the top his game” all throughout.
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AIFF EXTENDS SUPPORT TO CPSFI TO PROMOTE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 08-08-2020 15:35 GMT-0000
New Delhi: In an effort to promote grassroots football across the country, the All India Football Federation (AIFF), on Saturday organised a webinar for representatives from the Cerebral Palsy Sports Federation of India (CPSFI) as well as members from the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF).

SUPREME COURT HAS TO STEP UP ITS FUNCTIONING CAPACITY TO DO JUSTICE

TIME FOR INDIAN COURTS TO LIVE WITH VIRUS AND SCHEDULE HEARINGS
Author: Pranav Sachdeva - Published 08-08-2020 11:27 GMT-0000
A tweet by eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan has upset our Supreme Court enough to send him a contempt notice. Bhushan’s tweet complained that while the Chief Justice of India (CJI) was posing with a luxury motorcycle without a mask or helmet, he had kept the court in lockdown.

KERALA TRAUMATISED BY TWIN TRAGEDIES

OVER 40 DIE IN LANDSLIDE, PLANE ACCIDENT
Author: P. Sreekumaran - Published 08-08-2020 11:22 GMT-0000
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala has been traumatised by two major tragedies in successive days.

OPPOSITION’S AMBIVALENCE ON RAM MANDIR BOOSTS SANGH PARIVAR PLANS

INDIA IS STEADILY MOVING TO THE RSS CONCEPT OF HINDU RASHTRA BY 2024
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 08-08-2020 11:18 GMT-0000
The foundation stone for creation of Hindu Rashtra was laid on August 5 by the prime minister of secular India, Narendra Modi by combining State, religion and politics at Bhumi Pujan for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

KARIPUR HAS BEEN AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN

DANGERS OF POLITICS PREVAILING OVER SAFETY NORMS
Author: K Raveendran - Published 08-08-2020 11:15 GMT-0000
The mishap at Karipur airport at Kozhikode, which saw an Air India Express aircraft, break up into two or more pieces, has been an accident waiting to happen. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had flagged the table top airport as highly dangerous, but political pressures and demand by local communities saw to it that the airport continued to operate as if nothing had happened.

KASHMIRI PEOPLE’S TRUST IN GOVERNANCE FROM DELHI IS MISSING IN ONE YEAR

POLITICAL DIALOGUE WITH REAL REPRESENTATIVES IS NEEDED FOR NORMALCY
Author: Harihar Swarup - Published 08-08-2020 11:11 GMT-0000
Different sections of Indians hold sharply divided views about the developments of August 5, 2019, in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Were these, in fact, as many Indians believe, simply a consummation of a process initiated by the state’s accession to India upon Independence, which had left it with a special status? After all, Article 370 was titled “Temporary Provisions”. Or was it, as several other Indians including Kashmiris see it, a repudiation of a commitment guaranteed by the Constitution, the abrogation of which has betrayed even a semblance of the freedom that the state was promised?

NEP2020 HAS SERIOUS LAPSES INCLUDING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS TO REWORK ITS STRATEGY
Author: Dr Ram Lakhan Singh - Published 08-08-2020 08:31 GMT-0000
The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP2020) has finally been approved by the cabinet. There are several recommendations in NEP 2020 which are worth welcoming. Most important of them is new institutional framework - the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) (para 18.2) with four verticals based on division of labour rather that based on field of study. National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) a single point regulator for higher education (para 18.3), National Accreditation Council (NAC) a meta accrediting body for accreditation of institutes (para 18.4), Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) for funding and financing of higher education (para 18.5) and General Education Council (GEC), to frame learning outcomes for higher education programmes including vocational education (para 18.6). The GEC will identify specific skills for preparing well-rounded learners with 21st century skills.
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INDIA TO HOST T20 CRICKET WORLD CUP NEXT YEAR AS PLANNED

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 07-08-2020 18:08 GMT-0000
New Delhi: India will host the ICC T20 World Cup next year as planned while the tournament slated to be held this year will be played in Australia in 2022.

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