Ministry of HRD launches VidyaDaan 2.0

On April 22, 2020, the Union Ministry of HRD launched VidyaDaan 2.0 on DIKSHA. The main aim of the platform is to contribute e-learning content and help children continue their learning anywhere and anytime in the country. Highlights In the ..


HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launchs world’s biggest teacher training programme

On 21st August 2019, the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the world’s biggest teacher training programme – , NISHTHA – in New Delhi under which more than 42 lakh teachers will be trained across the country. The acronym ..

UAE scraps ‘profession’ criteria for expats to sponsor family

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a new rule for expats under which foreign workers will now be able to sponsor their family members if they fulfil certain income criteria and has scrapped the previously listed ‘professions’ criterion. Indians in UAE ..


Canada to ban mobile phones in class rooms

Next year, Canada will ban mobile phones in classrooms. However, it will allow teachers interested to use them as a part of the lessons. However, the ban is applicable only to government schools. LAst year the French Government banned mobile ..

Tripura government launches Notun Disha initiative to provide training to teachers

The Tripura government has launched a one-month project – Notun Disha (new direction) to provide training to school teachers. In it, the state government has decided to distribute laptops to 800 school teachers to assess the level of students’ development ..

Kerala government rolls out open online learning programme ‘KOOL’

The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out its Online Open Learning training platform ‘KOOL’. The platform can be used to train teachers, students and the general public. It is a six week course, which includes many ..