Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Reports

Reports International and National

Gallup's 2010 global well-being surveys: India placed 71

  • The surveys asked people to rate themselves on a ladder with steps labelled 0 to 10.

  • People who rate their current lives a 7 or higher and say they expect their lives in five years to be an 8 or higher are considered to be thriving.

  • Those who rate their lives between 4 or less are considered suffering, while struggling respondents fall between the tw-groups.

  • majority of Indians (64 per cent) believe they are struggling while 19 per cent think they are suffering.

  • Denmark-1

  • Bangladesho 89

  • Sri Lanka-114

Declare Higher Education as a National Mission for the Next Decade: SAC-PM

  • submitted a 10-point checklist covering various issues.

  • The council suggested reviewing the system of final, entrance, qualifying and selection examinations.

  • The council said students suffer so much in an effort to succeed in these entrance examinations, that they lose the excitement in education itself during the process.

  • 28-member Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SAC-PM) headed by chemical scientist, C. N. R. Raawas constituted in 2005.

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India