Education: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme launched in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched Jagan Anna Vidya kanuka scheme. The state government has allocated Rs 650 crores for the scheme. Under the scheme the state government will provide school kits to 43.32 to lakh government school students. Key highlights The kits to be provided have been named ..

What are the National Recruitment Agency and Common Eligibility Test (CET)?

The cabinet approved the setting up of the National Recruitment Agency that will be responsible for conducting the Common Eligibility Test (CET). Key highlights The recruitment examination of Railways, Bank, and SSC will come under one examination named Common Eligibility Test. The online mode of Tier-1 examination of the CET will be conducted by the ..

Around 24 million may drop out of school due to COVID-19: U.N.

According to the United Nations Policy Brief, it has been estimated that around 24 million children across the countries are not going to return to school next year due to the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. This has been observed in the study involving the effect of the pandemic on education in the ..

Education of 1.6 billion students affected due to Covid-19: UN

The policy brief by the United Nations Secretary-General has reported that over the world, around 1.6 billion students have been affected due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused the largest-ever disruption in the history of mankind and it is also estimated that 23.8 million children and youth will also drop out or ..

Pragyata Guidelines for Digital Education – Key Points on Online Classes

The Ministry of Human Resources Development has come out with the Pragyata Guidelines for Digital Education. As per the guidelines, schools have been permitted to hold online classes for certain duration only, for different classes. These guidelines have been prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to act as guidelines for ..