80% parents in 5 states say digital schooling failed during lockdown: Study

More than 80% of parents with children studying in government schools reported that education was “not delivered” during the lockdown, according to a new five-state survey conducted by the non-profit Oxfam India. In Bihar, 100% of the parents interviewed voiced this view. This failure was mostly because …

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Parliamentary panels’ role reduced, functioning at all-time low, data show

There was not a single meeting of any parliamentary committee in the four months following the national lockdown imposed on March 24, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Of the 24 departmentally-related standing committees, not one met virtually either during the lockdown. Departmentally-related standing committees are committees with …

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