Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Current Affairs, GK & News

Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a centrally sponsored scheme under which the Union Government provides financial assistance to states and UTs for establishing and operating residential schools and hostels in hilly regions and small and sparsely populated areas. This is to enable universal enrolment in areas like tribal habitations. Recently, Education Ministry announced that all ..

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‘Kanya Shikhsa Pravesh Utsav’

Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav is a campaign to bring out-of-school adolescent Indian girls back into the formal education and skilling system. About the launch event The campaign was launched on the eve of International Women’s Day (8th March 2022) by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and ..

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National ICT Awards

On March 1, 2022, the Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi, presented the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Awards 2022. Award was presented to 49 teachers across India. Key Points On the occasion, minister noted that, National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes on extensive use of technology in teaching and learning processes, ..

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Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022

Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, Subhas Sarkar, launched the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022, in virtual mode on January 12, 2022. Key Points While launching the awards, the minister highlighted the importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools because it plays a significant role in deciding the learning outcomes, health ..

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School education scheme extended for 5 years

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of ‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme’ for school education for further five years. Key Points As per the education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, scheme would continue from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026. This would be called as ‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2’ To implement the scheme, financial outlay ..

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Module to compile Out-of-school children’s data

Education ministry has developed an online module to compile data on out-of-school children. Ministry has also asked states and union territories to upload a quarterly progress report. About the Module Under this online module, data on out-of-school children should be mapped with special training centres (STCs) of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan. Compilation of these data set ..

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STARS Project: World Bank approves 500 million USD for education

On June 28, 2020, the World Bank approved 500 million USD to improve learning outcomes in India. Highlights The project is to focus governance of government schools in 6 Indian states. The fund allocated by the World Bank is to be used to implement the project called STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States). The ..

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