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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 ‘NISHTHA’ stands for ‘National Initiative for School Head’s and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement’. The purpose of ..

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 phones in school. Though the majority support and welcome the move, some believe that they ..

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 in different disciplines. Here, 800 teachers would be selected for the training, and selected NGOs, ..

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 features for learners in the form of animated learning assistants, video tutorials and check lists ..

2018 World Teachers’ Day (WTD)

The World Teachers’ Day (WTD), also known as International Teachers Day, is held every year on October 5 to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching. The day also commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 ..

Rajasthan to launch ‘Guru-Shishya’ programme in all districts of state

The Rajasthan government will soon introduce ‘Guru-Shishya’ programme in all districts, under which college students can raise discuss with their teachers the issues and problems related to their institutes. According to state Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari, the programme will be held in one nodal college in each district where students selected on merit and ..