Ministry of Education (MoE) Current Affairs, GK & News

Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D)

On June 27, 2022, Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) of Ministry of Education (MoE) released the “Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D)” report for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20. What is PGI-D report? PGI-D assesses the performance of school education system at District level by formulating an index for comprehensive analysis. As per ..

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M Jagadesh Kumar: New Chairman of UGC

The Ministry of Education recently appointed Mr M Jagadesh Kumar as the new chairman of UGC. Jagadesh was serving at the Jawaharlal Nehru University as Vice Chancellor. About the appointment The appointment has been made for a period of five years or till he attains the age of 65 whichever is earlier. Before Jagadesh, Professor ..

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Education Ministry survey on Learning Loss

The Ministry of Education conducted a survey to learn about the education losses during COVID times. The survey was conducted in November 2021. Three districts of Andhra Pradesh and 16 districts of Tamil Nadu couldn’t participate because of heavy rains. All the other districts participated in the survey. About the survey The survey is called ..

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What is Education Ministry’s caution on using Ed-tech platforms?

On December 23, 2021, India’s Education Ministry issued an advisory on education technology (edtech) platforms, stating that some firms are targeting families by getting their consent on Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) mandate or activating auto-debit feature. Highlights This advisory was issued as Department of School Education and Literacy received several complaints regarding such offers. There were reports ..

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National Achievement Survey (NAS) – Key Facts

Indian Government is ready to implement sample-based National Achievement Survey (NAS) for Classes 3, 5, 8, and 10 with a cycle period of three years. Highlights Previous National Achievement Survey (NAS) was carried on November 13, 2017, for assessing the competencies developed by children at classes 3, 5 and 8. The next NAS is scheduled ..

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Vidyanjali Portal

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched Vidyanjali Portal and several other initiatives in the education sector on September 7, 2021. Key Points These initiatives were launched while asserting that they will play a significant role in shaping India’s future. Initiatives were launched while inaugurating the conclave of ‘Shikshak Parv’. Vidyanjali portal was launched with the objective ..

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