Why Uttarakhand must not use English for teaching in govt schools

For a child, the school acts like a bridge connecting the home and the world. In this transitional crossing of environments, research and study have consistently highlighted the key role played by the mother tongue. That, when instructed in the mother tongue or home language, children perform better in subject-based learning. So, adopting English as the medium of instruction for early-age learners (from Class 1) in schools, like the proposed plan for government institutions in Uttarakhand, looks problematic. Education begins at home with the home language and gets conditioned by…

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IIT-Kanpur adopts 5 villages to promote tech, solar energy use, solve water crisis

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has adopted five villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme has been introduced by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) to uplift rural India. “As part of the initiative, we will ensure the overall development of Hridayapur, Baikanthpur, Ishwariganj, Pratappur Hari and Saxupurva villages, situated on the outskirts,” said IIT-K professor Sandeep Sangal. Senior professors and IIT-K students will assist villagers in solving the potable water crisis and teach them the recycling process for treating waste water. Besides, the farmers would be…

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7 Ingenious Ways to Use Cornflakes Beyond the Cereal Bowl

A bowl of milk is the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear ‘cornflakes’. Cornflakes have always been synonymous to a healthy breakfast meal. Topped with fresh fruits, nuts, seeds and yoghurt or milk, and drizzled with honey, it proves to be a satisfying meal to kickstart the day. But is that the only purpose of cornflakes – just as a breakfast cereal? Well, of course not. Trust the world of extremely creative chefs and food enthusiast that this breakfast cereal can actually be spruced up in delicious ways to create interesting…

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4 Essential Oils You Can Use to Treat Muscle Soreness and Pain

If you exercise regularly or are a gym goer, you may have experienced muscle soreness or pain at some point. Muscle soreness is a delayed reaction of mild damage caused to the muscle fibers while performing a physical activity. The symptoms may usually appear within 24 to 72 hours after the activity. While it may not be a serious condition and the discomfort may ease out with time, it is often accompanied with pain and your muscles turn tender. You may think of popping a pain killer instantly or an anti-inflammatory pill to relieve the pain,…

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