Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Current Affairs, GK & News


The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched a web portal Shagun which is an integrated junction of various education portals. In the portal websites of 1,200 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 600 Navodaya Vidyalayas, 18,000 other CBSE affiliated schools, 30 SCERTs and 19,000 organisations affiliated with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) are integrated. About the Portal ..


Government approves around 5000 additional seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has announced an increase of around 5,000 seats at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country. This is the biggest-ever expansion and the number of seats has increased from 46,600 to 51,000 at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Why the increase? The increase in the number of ..



HRD Ministry constitutes task force to look into suicides of JNV students

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has constituted the Task Force to look into the issues of suicides of the students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNU). Under the Chairmanship of Psychiatrist – Dr Jitendra Nagpal, the task force will look into the circumstances leading to the suicidal deaths of students residing in the hostels ..


PISA Test and Education Policy

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. PISA features: PISA is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) PISA is a two-hour long test conducted via computer. Students, who are 15-year-old ..


Samsung India signs pact with UNESCO to launch VR content and 360-degree videos on Indian heritage sites

The Samsung India has signed pact with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch 360 video and virtual reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites – the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The project will provide experiential educational content ..