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Use of radio for education in times of pandemic

The lockdown to curb the pandemic is threatening the education of many children across the world. In this context, governments are looking at radio as a medium for educating the children from the lower income families. Madhya Pradesh’s Radio School The Madhya Pradesh government is to launch a unique radio school. All the channels of ..

MHRD to launch a new public-private partnership scheme

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)  has decided to launch a new public-private partnership scheme – National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) – using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make learning more personalized and customized as per the learner’s requirements. The scheme is expected to begin operations by early November 2019 & aims to harness technology ..

Union Human Resources Development Ministry launches Operation Digital Board

In a bid to go digital in classrooms, the Union Human Resources Development Ministry has launched Operation Digital Board on the lines of Operation Blackboard of 1987, which was started with the purpose of providing minimum basic facilities to all primary schools. The programme will be implemented in schools from this academic year to provide ..

Infosys launchs learning app ‘InfyTQ’ for engineering students

India’s second-largest IT services firm, Infosys has launched a digital platform ‘InfyTQ’ to offer learning and engagement experiences to engineering students in the country. InfyTQ is a free platform open to all engineering students in their 3rd and 4th years across India. The platform encourages holistic development by imparting technical as well as professional skills, ..

Delhi police launchs e-learning portal ‘Nipun’ for training its personnel

Delhi Police has recently launched e-learning portal ‘Nipun’ to impart in-service training and provide up to date information to police officers. The purpose of the e-learning portal is to impart online training and information through specialized courses designed by experts. It will benefit the police officers investigating various cases by providing online resource and information ..

National Virtual Library of India

The proposed National Virtual library would be massive online library, where resources from across fields in all possible forms could be collated and made available on a single platform. A large quantum of multi-lingual knowledge resources in the form of documents, books, images, audio, videos and other forms would be made available. National Virtual Library ..

Rajasthan become India’s first state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education

Rajasthan has become the India’s first state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education. In collaboration with IGNOU, the College Education department has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state. Under the project, 12 certificates and 4 diploma courses will be run and each college will have to ..