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http://nlm.nic.in/ National Policy on Education (1986) is the mother of all the educational programs and policies started after 1986. Thus the recommendation of this is to root out illiteracy in the country. Owing to its observation of the presence of large numbers of illiterate mostly women and adults, NPE recommended to start this literacy project of the government of India. As in the mouth of the advanced world, India today still is suffering from the disease of illiteracy and ignorance, the government of India started National Literacy Mission to make all the residents literate and acknowledged regarding life and society. Illiteracy blinds man of his internal vision. Another horrible fact is the low rate of female literacy. Thus both to carry out adult literacy policy as well as to make the children literate, the campaign of NLM has been commenced with full flow. The goals and objectives of NLM comprise attaining complete literacy by 2010 by imparting qualitative education to adults within the age group 15-35. Those who have not come across the opportunity to educate themselves during the early years of life are basically aimed to be educated in the age group of 15-35 under the NLM with this second chance because people in this age group are in their reproductive age and education in this age gives them opportunity to go ahead the rest part of life knowing a lot of things. The literacy rate of women is always surpassed by male literacy rate in India owing to the supremacy of male over female. It does accept the view that reading, writing, understanding is literate but understanding 3 R?s-reading writing and arithmetic are the chief symptoms of being literate. Thus under the scheme of NLM a special care is taken to educate females first by adult literacy programme to extricate them from the chain of male bias and bondages of superstitions and prejudices to make them self-reliant, skilled in any area so that they become self-dependent. NLM also aims at injecting human values and qualities as well as sense of equal status with men in women in order to lead towards a healthy equal society. The special targets of NLM being achieve higher rate of literacy among women and adults who are left in high percentage by 11th plan of the national government. Of its three-tied structure NLM is the apex body endorsed by the Directorate of Adult education controlling works at the center, State literacy Mission in the state level and Zillah Sakhasarata Samiti spearheading the work in the district level. Thus to tackle the problem of illiteracy in India government initiates ?Total literacy campaign?, ?post literacy campaign?, and ?continuing education? to accomplish these ends within a selected time by providing enough fund and engaging many non-profit as well as non-government organizations. The scheme of the government started working in 1991-92 from some of the districts of the country and now spreading its branches to nearly all the districts to root out illiteracy thus proving to be awfully successful. Unfortunately till now many women and adult in India suffering are being enveloped by the terrible shadow of the illiterate demon. University Grants Commission (UGC) http://www.ugc.ac.in/

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April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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April 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

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April 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

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April 27, 2012 at 5:54 AM

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April 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

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April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

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April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

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April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

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April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

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April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

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April 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Growth of China's tax revenues logged the slowest pace in three years in the first quarter of 2012 as a result of the country's cooling economy, official data showed Tuesday.

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April 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Malaga (Spain), April 25 (IANS/EFE) An eagle attacked a British woman who was walking her two dogs in a field outside Benalmadena, a city in southern Spain, and tried to snatch one of the canines.

India has spent Rs.55.22 crores on athletes for 2012 Olympics

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sports ministry said Tuesday that it has spent Rs.55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.

China may add new visa category to attract professionals

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

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R and A chief Dawson slams Woods' behavior at Augusta National

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24(ANI): Peter Dawson, Chief Executive, Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, has blasted ace golfer Tiger Woods for his disgraceful antics at Augusta National earlier this month.

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April 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM

London, April 24 (IANS) Online porn is linked to a quarter of mental illnesses among kids, British researchers have claimed.

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April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China hopes to attract professionals from abroad by having a new visa category added to a draft law.

TV personality slain in Honduras

April 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Tegucigalpa, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Television personality Noel Valladares and his two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said.

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April 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Caracas, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said he will be back in Caracas later this week.

Hollande gives Sarkozy a run for his money

April 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Paris, April 23 (IANS) Incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, who stood second in the first round of France's presidential poll, faces a tough challenge from socialist Francois Hollande as the country votes May 6 in the second round of ballotting.

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April 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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April 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed lower Monday with a benchmark index falling 277.16 points. Realty, banking and telecom stocks were among the worst losers.

Meteor shower behind loud boom in Northern California

April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

California, Apr 23 (ANI): A loud boom sounded over much of Northern California early Sunday, as an apparent result of a meteor shower.

Cambodian King departs for China for body check

April 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Phnom Penh, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni left the Kingdom's capital of Phnom Penh on Monday morning for China for a body check, the second time this year after the one between Jan. 19 to Feb. 15.

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April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified a rapidly emerging Staphylococcus aureus gene, called sasX, which plays a pivotal role in establishing methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) epidemics in most of Asia.

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April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Lima, April 23 (IANS/EFE) As many as 91 police officers were affected by food poisoning at their base in Mazuco, which is in Peru's jungle region of Madre de Dios, after they had chicken soup, the Peruvian National Police said.

Arctic methane leaks could be accelerating global warming

April 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): The researchers have uncovered a surprising and potentially important new source of Arctic methane: the ocean itself.

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