According to a recent statement by the Minister for Human Resources Development (MHRD), Smriti Irani in the Rajya Sabha, the Union government is going to come up with a new education policy 'aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in our educational institutions'.
Most educators and managers feel that teachers are central to any educational reform and responsible for quality of education or lack of it. According to the Chikondi Mpokosa, author of a study report on managing teacher, "The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers."
International Tiger Day (ITD), to raise awareness for tiger conservation, was celebrated on July 29 across the world including Ranthambore in Rajasthan. This year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has expressed its concern that two wild cats are being poached in the world per week due to high demand of their body parts in Asian countries.