Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Reports

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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