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Myanmar government allows opening of 20 private schools


September 10th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Myanmar government has approved opening of 20 private schools following the enactment of the Private School Law since last year-end, Xinhua reported.According to The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Myanmar reshuffles cabinet ministers


July 10th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 10 (IANS) In a Cabinet reshuffle, the Myanmar government has reassigned some six deputy ministers belonging to as many ministries, Xinhua reported.An order issued by the President's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Two minutes late, Chinese student not allowed to take exam


June 10th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 10 (IANS) A student in this Chinese metropolis was not allowed to appear in his national college entrance examination as he reached the venue two minutes after the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kerala teachers to get opportunity to teach in Brazil


March 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Around 500 teachers from Kerala might get an opportunity to teach in Brazilian schools in the near future, say officials.The teachers, who need not necessarily know ... Read more...

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Italian group seeks ban on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’


March 15th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 15 (IANS/AKI) Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" -- an epic poem about travels through hell and heaven -- was racist and against Islam and should be banned from schools ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Inactive life style leading to rise in unhealthy Fijians


January 21st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Jan 21 (IANS) As many as three in four individuals in Fiji are physically inactive, a situation which is causing rise in health risks for them, the government has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China bars teachers from using harsh words


December 13th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China has barred teachers from using harsh language and words that may belittle students.The Ministry of Education has published a series of professional standards for teachers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China’s top business school approaches village students


December 7th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) As part of an initiative to ensure that deserving students from rural areas also have access to higher education, China's top business school will select such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Geologists name new mineral after Kazakh president


December 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakh scientists have discovered a new mineral and named it in honour of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the government said Thursday.The new mineral was named ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani students seeking out ‘immoral’ books


November 28th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Students in Pakistan were least interested in reading knowledgeable books and shopkeepers, in order to earn a living, were forced to sell those that were "vulgar, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

When police mistook teachers for cheats in China


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) A group of village teachers in China were assaulted by the police after being mistaken for swindlers in Guangdong province, their group leader said.The six teachers, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China to create 2 mn jobs for social workers


November 10th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) China is stregthening its social sector by offering about two million job opportunities, having observed the declining number of social workers in the country.As part of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to ensure quality food in schools


October 24th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China will launch nationwide inspection in school canteens to prevent occurrences of food poisoning, Xinhua reported Sunday.The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN condemns Somalia suicide attack


October 5th, 2011 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) The UN has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu that killed at least 70 people and injured 150 others.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Germany to help India overcome urbanisation challenges


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Germany has offered its high technology to India to overcome the challenges of rapid urbanisation and said for this it will organise a series of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China promotes calligraphy as hand-writing gets sloppy


August 28th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China's primary and secondary schools have been ordered to increase calligraphy classes as widespread use of computer keyboard has made children's handwriting "sloppy", the government said.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kuwait teachers told to use Twitter, Facebook


August 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Aug 15 (IANS) Teachers in Kuwait schools are being encouraged by the government to use latest technology, including social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, to communicate ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China prepares against hi-tech classroom cheaters


June 7th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) Chinese educational authorities have geared up against electronic cheating aids in classrooms as tech-savvy students take up national college entrance exams.The authorities in China have detained ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to reduce number of illiterates by 10 mn


May 26th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China plans to reduce the number of illiterate people in the country by at least two million each year over the next five years, the ministry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Program developed to help children say ‘no’ to alcohol, substance abuse


April 20th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A team of scientists have developed a program to help children and young adults stay away from alcohol and substance abuse.Dr Karina Weichold of the Jena University (Germany) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1.27 million Chinese students studied abroad last year


April 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 18 (ANI): China had the largest number of overseas students in the world, with a record 1.27 million studying abroad at the end of 2010, according to statistics of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to recruit 100,000 graduates at grassroots level


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is planning to recruit 100,000 graduates by 2015 to work in grassroots units.The plan is part of a national campaign to support education, agriculture, medical ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Work resumes to restore power and key cooling functions at Fukushima Plant in Japan


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.24 (ANI): The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has resumed work to restore power and key cooling functions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.Critical work at the plant was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

31 schools ready to re-open following devastating Christchurch earthquake


March 6th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 6 (ANI): After a devastating earthquake in Canterbury, 31 affected schools have reportedly indicated that they will open for students over the next three days.Fifty-five other schools were confirmed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Increasing illiteracy in China becomes world’s concern


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.2 (ANI): Illiteracy and education inequality in China has become a subject of concern throughout the world, a UNESCO official has claimed."Although China has maintained strong progress toward universal adult literacy, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China reiterates strict ban on hepatitis B tests during pre-employment exams


February 13th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): To check companies reported violation of rules to require hepatitis B tests for job applicants, the Chinese Government has reiterated a strict ban on the tests during ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China asks teachers not to accept holiday gifts


December 18th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) China has warned schools and teachers not to accept any gift or bribe or "misuse" public money during the coming New Year holiday season, a media report said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US audit finds Afghan officials getting hefty bonuses


October 31st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 31 (ANI): A U.S. government audit has found Afghan officials routinely received hefty pay supplements from the U.S., sometimes 20 times in excess of their base salaryA report released Friday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sibal calls for efforts to propagate Hindi


September 29th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday expressing confidence called upon the people to make united efforts for the progress of Hindi and reduce ... Read more...

Posted in National |

China seeks to be most popular place for studies


September 29th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) China wants to become the most popular destination in Asia for overseas students within the next decade.By 2020, the country hopes to attract 500,000 foreign students every year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to unveil comprehensive document to attract overseas students


September 28th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 28 (ANI): In an attempt to encourage foreign students, China would reportedly unveil a comprehensive document on Tuesday to encourage more overseas students to study in that country."It is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China deploys security guards in schools to avoid bloodbath repeat


September 1st, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 1 (ANI): China has deployed thousands of security guards in kindergarten and other schools in a bid to prevent violence, by strengthening campus security across the country.According to Xinhua, about ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Majority Chinese studying overseas funded by parents


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) An overwhelming majority of Chinese students - around 87 percent - who studied abroad in 2009 received financial support from their parents, a government survey has said. It said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Teen internet addicts face double depression risk


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Teenagers who are addicted to the internet are more than twice as likely to suffer from depression. For the first time, a study claims that 'pathological' web use ... Read more...

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