Using films to promote literacy : Mumbai NGO gets US award

PlanetRead, a Mumbai-based Indian non-profit, has won US Library of Congress`s Literacy Award for its innovative programme to promote literacy skills.

Suicide a curse of the educated in India

It is often believed that education is the key to happiness and prosperity in everyone’s life.

Arunachal Pradesh to be 90 percent literate: Bosiram Siram

Arunachal Pradesh`s Education Minister Bosiram Siram has expressed the hope that the state will soon achieve 90 percent literacy rate.

Literacy can improve public health in India more than income

Researchers have claimed that literacy has a greater impact on public health in India than income.

Tamil Nadu with 72 mn records 80% literacy

Tamil Nadu recorded a population of 72,147,030, growing by 97.4 lakh persons in the last decade, of which 80.1 percent are literates, according to the 2011 census.

Tripura registers improvement in literacy rate

Literacy rate in Tripura has risen to 87.22 percent from the previous 73.3 percent, ranking the state fourth in the country, according to the preliminary census report of 2011.

Bihar clocks 29% hike in commercial tax collection: Modi

In another first in the country, tax collection in Bihar in the 2012-13 fiscal jumped to 29 percent, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said.

Tripura to be declared fully literate

India`s northeastern state of Tripura will be declared fully literate in September this year, state Finance Minister Badal Choudhury said here on Friday.

Brand ambassador of Kerala`s literacy drive no more

Cholakkodan Aysha, hailed as the brand ambassador of Kerala`s universal literacy mission, passed away at her residence at nearby Kavannur.

Arunachal heading towards total literacy: Siram

Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that the state would soon attain total literacy.

Literacy level still a concern

India achieved its highest literacy level at about 74 per cent on last count.

Low internet literacy even in urban India: Report

Union Minister of State for
Information Technology Sachin Pilot has promised that a "21st
century" infrastructure would be set up for high speed
broadband access.

In two decades, Bihar could have full literacy

Bihar`s literacy rate may be the lowest in the country at 63.8 percent, but it could achieve total literacy in about two decades like the rest of India, predicts a new report.

Poor health literacy linked to higher heart failure mortality

Heart failure patients with a low degree of health literacy have an increased risk of death.

Poor health literacy linked to higher heart failure mortality

Heart failure patients with a low degree of health literacy have an increased risk of death.

`Bihar to be among top five states in literacy in 2021`

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said he would ensure that Bihar figured in the list of top five states in the field of literacy in 2021.

Orissa school girls to get free cycles

Orissa on Tuesday decided to distribute free bicycles to Class 10 girl students with an aim to improve the state`s female literacy rate which has remained considerably low compared to the national average.

Mizoram jump-starts literacy campaign

With an eye on making Mizoram totally literate by 2011, the Mizoram government has launched the Rapid Action Total Literacy Campaign.

Centre aims at increasing literacy by 80%

Centre is making efforts to increase literacy in the country by 80 per cent by 2015 and enrolment into higher education by 30 per cent by 2020, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D
Purandeswari said here today.

K`taka looking at achieving 100 per cent literacy by 2015: CM

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
said Karnataka was looking at achieving 100 per cent literacy
by 2015 through the Centre`s "Saaskshar Bharat" programme
which was launched on Saturday in 18 districts of the state.