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

Haryana to provide credit guarantee of loans for higher education

Published: March 5, 2020

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 ..

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The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 introduced

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 2, 2020, the HRD Minister introduced the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. It was introduced in Lok Sabha in December 2019 and was passed. Key Features of the Bill The bill aims to convert deemed Sanskrit universities to central Sanskrit universities. They are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Rashtriya Sanskrit ..

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Punjab reduces retirement age of government employees

Published: February 28, 2020

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 ..

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What is Happiness Curriculum in Government Schools attended by Melania Trump?

Published: February 25, 2020

On February 25, 2020, the first lady of the United States Melania Trump attended Happiness Classes at the Delhi Government Schools. She accompanied President Trump in their visit to India. Highlights The Happiness Classes are one of the flagship programmes of the Delhi Government. The programme launched in 2018 had received commendations from different parts ..

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IIT to set up Data Science Centre at Kanjikode campus

Published: February 21, 2020

The Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad is to set uo a research centre in data science. The centre being set up at Kanjikode aims at providing a platform of research for artificial intelligence and Data Science Highlights The centre has been named as the Centre for Research and Education in Data Science. The Centre will ..

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