#NewsInTweets: New HRD Minister Says, “Unless Students Rebel, They Can’t Innovate”

Posted on July 8, 2016

By YKA Staff:

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has stated that unless the students rebel, they will not be able to innovate. Criticising the current education system for stopping children from asking questions, he said, “Innovation is a process of rebellion essentially. Unless you rebel, unless you challenge the status quo, how can you innovate anything.”

2. 10 police officers were shot at and 4 killed by snipers at a protest in Dallas. Gunfire broke out as demonstrators marched through the city to protest the deaths of two black men – Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.

3. Ambedkar University in Delhi has announced a 100% cut-off for commerce students for 5 subjects – Sociology, Psychology, History, English and Social Sciences and Humanities.

4. Prakash Jarwal, an AAP MLA has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman. He is the second AAP MLA to be charged with sexual harassment after Dinesh Mohaniya was charged a fortnight ago.

5. Heavy rains in the past 48 hours have led to flood-like situation in many parts of Madhya Pradesh.

6. Over 3/4ths of the Environment Ministry’s Environment Supplement Plan (ESP) is a copy a US policy – the Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy (SEP), adopted in March 2015.

7. Makers of the Rs 251 smartphone, Ringing Bells, have launched a 31-inch LED TV at Rs. 9,900.

8. For the first time ever, scientists in the US have discovered a planet with three suns.

9. A man in Mumbai allegedly killed his two-year-old son after taking him for Eid shopping.

10. A young woman in Chennai allegedly set herself on fire after her husband abandoned their pet, a newborn puppy. She has suffered 85% burns.

Featured image source: Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images.

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