National Council of Educational Research and Training Current Affairs, GK & News

National Yoga Olympiad organized by NCERT in New Delhi

On June 18, the 2018 National Yoga Olympiad has organized by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at in CIET in New Delhi to create awareness about a scientific and holistic way of living. Approx 500 students from 26 States and 4 RIEs are participating in the 3-day Olympiad. The purpose of the ..


UNICEF launches ‘data visualisation app’ to provide a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of education scenario in India

On May 24, in New Delhi, the UNICEF has launched a ‘data visualisation app’ which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in India. The app has been made with technical inputs from the UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA) and the National ..


NCERT collaborates with Google to teach students digital safety

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has signed a pact with Google to integrate a course on ‘Digital Citizenship and Safety’ in information and communication technology curriculum. The integrated course will be implemented in more than 1.4 million schools across the country from next academic session in April 2018. NCERT has curriculum ..


Upendra Kushwaha launches the NCERT web portal for home delivery of books

Upendra Kushwaha, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, has launched the NCERT’s Web portal for supply of textbooks to schools and individuals at a function in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. The portal will ensure better distribution of textbooks across the country and address the concerns of schools and parents, regarding unavailability ..


Thorat Committee tables its recommendations

The Committee formed by the HRD Ministry to probe dissents to political science textbooks egressed by the NCERTas submitted its 39-page report, which has come in for predictable criticism. The Thorat committee advocated that 21 cartoons be blue-pencilled and some other changes be made to the textbooks for following year. The Thorat Committee report will ..



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