Education: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

July 12: Malala Day

Published: July 13, 2020

On July 12, the United Nations observed Malala Day in order to honour the rights of women and children all over the world. Malala is a Pakistani activist. Highlights Every year, United Nations celebrates Malala Day on the birth anniversary of Malala Yousafzai. About Malala Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban gunman ..

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India-Afghanistan sign MoUs

Published: July 6, 2020

On July 5, 2020, India and Afghanistan signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to develop educational infrastructure in four provinces of Afghanistan. Highlights The five MoUs were signed under the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) that are being implemented by the Indian Government in Afghanistan. The agreement was signed by the Indian Ambassador Vinay ..

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United Nations Report: India accounts to 45.8 million missing females

Published: June 30, 2020

On June 30, the United Nations released the State of World Population 2020 report. The report was released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF). It is the sexual and reproductive health agency of the world organization. Highlights The report says that India accounts to 45.8 million missing females as of 2020. This is a ..

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STARS Project: World Bank approves 500 million USD for education

Published: June 29, 2020

On June 28, 2020, the World Bank approved 500 million USD to improve learning outcomes in India. Highlights The project is to focus governance of government schools in 6 Indian states. The fund allocated by the World Bank is to be used to implement the project called STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States). The ..

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YUKTI 2.0 launched

Published: June 24, 2020

On June 23, 2020, the Union Minister of Human Resource Development launched the YUKTI 2.0 initiative. The initiative will help assimilate technologies and information related to startups operating in the higher education platforms. The Ministry through YUKTI portal ensured that students, researchers and teachers in higher educational institutions will get appropriate support to meet their ..

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