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

Short Note – Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan

Published: July 1, 2019

The Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan (RAA) is a nationwide campaign launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It aims to expand the reach of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) from the school level onwards to have an interest in both inside the classroom and outside the classroom activities. What is RAA? It aims ..

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Short Note: Reforms in Higher Education in India

Published: June 27, 2019

The Higher Education in India is need of reforms and there are several measures currently ongoing for course correction. What are the challenges in improving Higher Education in India? Multiple fake and unauthorized colleges and universities have sprung up in various parts of the country. They lure unwitting people and charge hefty fees for a ..

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World Population Prospects 2019

Published: June 19, 2019

The World Population Prospects 2019 report by the United Nations makes the following observations: The world’s population is expected to increase by two billion people from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050. More than half of the projected increase in the global population by 2050 will be concentrated in nine countries, led by ..

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Government launches DBT Tribal web portal

Published: June 13, 2019

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched DBT Tribal web portal to streamline and expedite the process of releasing scholarship grants directly into bank accounts of beneficiary students.  DBT Tribal web portal The portal provide single common platform to states to upload data related to beneficiaries, raise queries and give feedback. It has uniform 29-column data ..

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Draft National Education Policy on School Education

Published: June 10, 2019

The broad recommendations related to school education in the draft National Education Policy is outlined below: Early childhood care and education Attributing a major part of learning crisis wherein children in primary school fail to attain basic math and reading skills to a tragic deficiency in early childhood care and education (ECCE) of children in ..

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