Ebola crisis: Canda sends plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate scientists

Public Health Agency of Canada says 3 scientists in good health and at low risk of contracting virus.

Canada is sending a charter plane to repatriate scientists who have been operating the country’s mobile Ebola laboratory in Sierra Leone.

Ebola outbreak: it’s not the virus but Africa that’s changed Ebola virus genome . . . → Read More: Ebola crisis: Canda sends plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate scientists

Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Despite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan is growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.

The UN refugee agency said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past . . . → Read More: Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Ebola reaches London Hospital as a patient arrives

The first British citizen to contract the Ebola virus has arrived at a London hospital for treatment.

The unidentified male health care worker contracted the virus in Sierra Leone.

He was evacuated from the West African country Sunday and flown in a specially equipped military aircraft to a British . . . → Read More: Ebola reaches London Hospital as a patient arrives

4500 students will receive free education in Cholistan

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and the Cholistan Development Authority (CDA) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to give free education to 4500 students enrolled in 75 non-formal community schools situated in Cholistan area of Bahawalpur division.

The MoU signing ceremony was held at the . . . → Read More: 4500 students will receive free education in Cholistan

Why are teachers and students upset with their GCSE grades?

The proportion of pupils getting at least grade C in English fell markedly on Thursday as 500,000 pupils received their results for the first time since Michael Gove overhauled GCSEs to make them more rigorous.

Overall the pass rate in English fell by almost two percentage points – from 63.6% in 2013 to 61.7% – but some schools saw their success . . . → Read More: Why are teachers and students upset with their GCSE grades?

Education board revokes affiliation of 4 more sub-standard private colleges

With the announcement of the Intermediate pre-engineering results on Thursday, The Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK) has revoked affiliation of four more private colleges that have failed to improve on their ‘zero per cent’ results over the last four years.

The colleges are Clifton High . . . → Read More: Education board revokes affiliation of 4 more sub-standard private colleges

Why did PM Modi talk about toilets on India’s Independence Day

(By M K Bhadrakumar) The Delhi-based elites would most probably snigger at PM Narendra Modi’s first Independence Day speech today from the ramparts of the Red Fort. They’d probably feel ashamed that the leader of an emerging superpower who is acclaimed as the Iron Man, should have plunged headlong to speak about toilets and . . . → Read More: Why did PM Modi talk about toilets on India’s Independence Day

How America is crumbling from within

Editor’s note: This story is part of a Special Report on the global youth unemployment crisis, “Generation TBD.” It’s the result of a GroundTruth reporting fellowship featuring 21 correspondents reporting in 11 countries, part of a year-long effort that brings together media, technology, education and humanitarian partners for an authoritative exploration of the problem . . . → Read More: How America is crumbling from within

How long will Ishaq Dar lie to the nation

Addressing a news conference on government’s one-year performance on 6th August, 2014, Finance Minister was highly selective in dishing out figures to show that the economy has made a steady progress during the tenure of the present dispensation. According to him, privatisation process was moving forward in a transparent manner and tax and power sector . . . → Read More: How long will Ishaq Dar lie to the nation

Canada to donate 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine to curb the growth of the virus in West Africa

Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease’s outbreak in West Africa.

It comes after the World Health Organization said it was ethical to use untested drugs on Ebola patients.

However, experts say supplies of both the vaccine, and experimental drug . . . → Read More: Canada to donate 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine to curb the growth of the virus in West Africa