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Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Seventeen-year-old Amit Kumar, son of a labourer from Bharatpur, emerged as one of the top scorers in the science stream with 98.2% marks in the Class 12 exams of the Rajasthan Board, the results of which were announced on Monday. Amit scored 100 each in Chemistry and Mathematics and 97 in Physics. The Board did [...]

May 18, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

They rose above their grim financial conditions, overcame all odds and defied stereotypes to come with flying colours in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-12 exams, results of which were declared on Saturday. Meet Rajni Kumari, Sumandeep Kaur and Ruksana Bano, who have topped the Jalandhar district in non-medical, commerce and humanities streams, respectively. [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

Technology vs. the Middle Class

Technology vs. the Middle Class

There is a reason we live in a golden age of dystopian science fiction: Increasingly, it feels like it is coming true. From “The Hunger Games” to “Elysium,” stories depict a world in which the trend of growing wealth and income inequality continues to its logical conclusion. This narrative seems inevitable because it has occurred [...]

January 23, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Technology vs. the Middle Class

Real estate remains the go-to asset class for the ultra-rich

Real estate remains the go-to asset class for the ultra-rich

An investment club for the ultra-rich has revealed its members’ are sticking with real estate and private equity amid a dwindling appetite for hedge funds. A survey by TIGER 21, whose 400 members count a collective $40 billion in assets under management (AUM) between them, shows a 28 percent average allocation to real estate investments [...]

October 22, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Real estate remains the go-to asset class for the ultra-rich

Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

Growth in overall health-care spending is slowing, but middle-class families’ share of the tab is getting larger, squeezing households already feeling stretched financially. Overall, health-care spending across the economy reached 18.2% of gross domestic product as of June, up from 13.3% in 2000, according to Altarum Institute, a health research group. However, the mix of [...]

August 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

Anand Kumar’s Super 30 to include Class 10 students this year (PTI)

Anand Kumar’s Super 30 to include Class 10 students this year (PTI)

After its huge success, Anand Kumar’s Super 30, which helps underprivileged students crack JEE test for entrance into IITs, is set to be expanded this year to include students who have passed class X, in an extension of the existing programme involving class XII pass-outs. “We are planning to teach some 10-20 students in a [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Anand Kumar’s Super 30 to include Class 10 students this year (PTI)

Priti Patel warns of EU migration threat to UK class sizes

Priti Patel warns of EU migration threat to UK class sizes

Britain must leave the EU to stop immigration having a devastating impact on schools, Priti Patel, a Tory minister and leading Brexit campaigner, will say on Wednesday. Patel, a member of the Vote Leave campaign, said class sizes were already overstretched with an 8% increase over the last year in the number of pupils in [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Priti Patel warns of EU migration threat to UK class sizes