Union Education Minister Current Affairs, GK & News

Special e-content for the Divyang released

Union education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, approved guidelines to develop e-content for children with disabilities with the objectives of promoting inclusive education. PM eVidya programme PM e-Vidya programme was launched by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17, 2020 as a COVID-19 relief measures. Under the programme, expert committee has made detailed recommendations on creating ..

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Performance Grading Index 2019-20 released

Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, approved release of the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20. PGI 2019-20 PGI provides grading to States and Union Territories on the basis of 70 parameters to assess and catalyse transformational change in education. 5 states & union territories namely Chandigarh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala attained ..

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DBT approved for Mid-Day-Meal Scheme

Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has approved proposal to provide monetary assistance through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to students under Mid-Day meal scheme. Who will benefit? Direct benefit Transfer of cooking cost component if Mid-Day-Meal scheme will benefit 11.8 crore eligible students. This will provide a boost to Midday Meal programme. Monetary assistance ..

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16th FICCI Higher Education Summit

The Union education minister, addressed the 16th FICCI Higher Education Summit on February 25, 2021. The summit is being organised in New Delhi from February 25, 2021 to February 27, 2021. While addressing the summit the minister said it will make India the knowledge capital of the world. Highlights The policy allows the students to ..

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‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ to be held online

The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the annual interaction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the students called the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ will be held online is the backdrop of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The interaction will be held with the students from classes 9 to 12 before their exams in March. ..

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