About one-fourth teenagers between 14-18 years in rural India cannot count money properly despite being enrolled in school for years.
40% of them can't tell what time it is. Another 44% can't add weights correctly.
Such is the appalling state of primary education across Indian countryside, found the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for 2017 released on Tuesday.
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Five days after the four senior-most judges of the SC rebelled against the CJI, he has finally extended an olive branch towards them.
Efforts to broker peace by the Bar Council and the SC Bar Association hadn't borne fruit, but things seemed to have moved along when colleagues interfered.
The factions held a brief meeting yesterday. Justice AK Sikri reportedly played a pivotal role.
2017 was a stupendous year for the Indian tourism industry. Foreign tourist arrivals touched a new high and crossed the 1cr mark, an increase of 15.2% over the previous year.
This meant earnings of over $27bn (Rs. 1.75L crore), up by 20.2%.
But Tourism Minister KJ Alphons wants these numbers to "increase dramatically," and has plans to make it happen.