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Andhra Pradesh launches ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’ Scheme

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh recently launched the ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’ scheme for supporting college education in the state. About the Scheme The Andhra Pradesh government launched the Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme for aiding 14 lakh college students in the state. It is a fee reimbursement scheme for which more than 4,000 crore INR ..

Haryana to provide credit guarantee of loans for higher education

The Chief Minister of Haryana recently announced during the budge session that the state government is to provide credit guarantee of loans for higher education, so that the students can avail loans without the collateral guarantee required by the banks. The state has also created a separate Foreign Cooperation Department for the welfare of non-resident ..

Punjab reduces retirement age of government employees

The state of Punjab has recently announced during the state budget that it has reduced the retirement age of government employees to 58 years from the current limit of 60 years. This step is expected to boost jobs in the state. The Finance Minister of the state also announced the state government will provide free ..

India ranked 35th in WEFFI 2019

As per the ‘Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019’ report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, India is ranked 35th on the overall index in 2019 with a total score of 53. India has jumped five ranks from its rank of 40 in the last year. This index ranks countries based on their ..

Haryana launches ‘Reading Mission’ initiative

The state government of Haryana has launched an initiative called ‘Reading Mission- Haryana’. The initiative was launched to encourage reading habit among the young students of the state. The scheme is on the lines of the ‘Reading Mission 2022’, launched by the central government. Under the state’s initiative, monthly book review sessions and mass book ..

Manoj Das to receive Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

The prestigious Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Languages) is to be presented to the noted Odia and English writer Manoj Das. The award would be presented during the Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF) which commences in Bhubaneswar on February 8. The Mystic Kalinga Literary Award is conferred to a person who has made significant ..

Five Indian Institutes of Information Technology to get INI status

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020, to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). The Five IIITs in Public-Private-Partnership mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur are to conferred with the INI status. After the ..

Vice President calls for 100 percent Literacy in India

The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Centenary celebrations of National College at Tiruchirappalli in the state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, 10th January 2020 and called for to make India 100 percent literate in the near future for which the Vice President said collective efforts from all stakeholders is required to ..