Kalam calls on scientists to adopt people-focused approach

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam Friday stressed the need for scientific community to develop a `focus on people` approach in dealing with global challenges like poverty and illiteracy.

`lliterate` Muslims bear more children: Tarun Gogoi

Gogoi dismissed the suggestion that illegal migration from Bangladesh has led to high growth of Muslim population in the state.

UP students making street kids literate

They are students who become teachers by evening to make street urchins and poor children literate! Ten undergraduates from UP`s IIT-A feel they are already doing their bit for society.

Amitabh, Shah Rukh team up to fight illiteracy in India

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan will team up to promote the de rigueur noble cause. The two icons have been brought together on insistence of the Oscar winning sound director Resul Pookutty and buzz has it that along with Big B and SRK, Hollywood actress Judi Dench would also render her support for the noble mission of spreading education among the underprivileged in India.

Illiteracy undermines Afghan Army: Report

Afghan Army recruit Shahidullah Ahmadi can`t read — and neither can nine out of 10 soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

Nicaragua becomes illiteracy free

Nicaragua has become illiteracy-free after reducing to 3.5 percent the number of citizens who do not know how to read and write, President Daniel Ortega has announced.

Gaining Independence from Illiteracy

India’s literacy growth rate since independence: 18% to 65% as per 2001 consensus
Male literacy rate: 76%
Female literacy rate: 54%
Variation from state to state: Kerala’s 91% against 47% in Bihar