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GS 2 From July, quota in higher education across all private institutions: Govt Institutions run by the Centre will have to increase their student strength by almost 25 per cent in order to accommodate the EWS reservation without affecting the current number of SC, ST, OBC and general category seats. ASER: Uptick in primary reading and maths, govt schools script turnaround For the first time since 2010, slightly more than half (50.5%) of all children in Class 5 can read a Class 2 text book, up from 46.9% in 2012. GS 3 KALIA: how Odisha new scheme supports farm community with payments Although the scheme is not linked to the amount of land owned, the government insists it will “greatly benefit” sharecroppers and cultivators, most of whom own little or no land. Working on policy for domestic aircraft manufacturing: Suresh Prabhu Prabhu also emphasised on carrying out of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work domestically. “We will soon roll out a road map for manufacturing of aircraft in India,” Prabhu said while speaking to the media at the Global Aviation Summit 2019, organised jointly by the Civil Aviation Ministry, the Airports Authority of India and Ficci. GoM to look into ‘composition scheme’ for realty under GST The government on Tuesday said that a seven-member panel of state Finance Ministers will consider the proposal of a ‘composition scheme’ for the real estate sector under the goods and services tax (GST) and recommend a mechanism for the same to the GST Council.