Education: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Oct 14, 2017
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    Even with many school enrollments, the teaching outcomes in India are very poor. In 2012, the Supreme Court set up the Justice Verma Commission, which listed a comprehensive list of reform proposals.

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    Times World University Rankings 2018 ranked Indian Institute of Science (IISc) top among Indian Universities, but it fared worse than last year’s position. Indian education system needs to focus more on research, research funding, and internationalization of Indian campuses.

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  • Oct 10, 2017
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    University Grants Commission (UGC) rolled out systematic application process for universities and higher education institutes which seek to become “Institutions of Eminence”. Institutions of Eminence is a status grated to the top universities and institutes in India.

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  • Oct 6, 2017
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    The ‘SWACHHTA’ rankings focus on water & electricity conservation, promoting cleanliness and managing waste for smart campus. Award ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi.

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    Image of ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017

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  • Sep 26, 2017
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    Even after government taking several initiatives to eradicate illiteracy in India, 70 - 80 lakh students are still out of school. Now government is undertaking School Chalo Abhiyan from next year to enroll these 70 - 80 lakh students in… (368 more words) …

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    The following seven principles understand the steps to be taken by students and faculty members to improve undergraduate education: Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of class is a most important factor in student motivation and involvement.

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  • Sep 24, 2017
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    In flipped classroom students receive instruction online but critique and apply knowledge in the classroom with their peers. With the advent of modern digital education, internet and mobile devices several new terms are now associated with teaching. These will be… (722 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    NAAC understanding the changing trends in higher education, feedback, and experience from its accreditation exercise involving more than 11, 132 institutions (518 Universities and 10614 Colleges till July 2017) came up with new accreditation framework to remain relevant and globally… (266 more words) …

  • Sep 9, 2017
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    Jawaharlal Nehru University (School of Art & Aesthetics) is the only Participating Institution under the “Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research” Scheme. This Fellowship is not specific to students and covers academicians, scholars, and artistes of repute.

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  • Sep 1, 2017
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    A good quality education provides all learners with capabilities to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peaceful and democratic societies, and enhance individual well-being. Following are some government measures to improve quality of education.

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    All Scheduled Commercial Banks provide Education Loan to students with simple interest charged during the study period up to commencement of repayment. Accrued interest is added to the principal amount for calculating the repayment EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment).

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  • Aug 29, 2017
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    In this lecture we have covered major 64 topics for IAS Mains GS 2017 paper 1 to 4. The details for the topics are available at the respective current affairs links with the topics. Don’t miss out this topics!

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  • Aug 24, 2017
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    NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education, and Research) Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on 26th July, 2017. Bill proposes two new Institutions namely Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati and IISER Berhampur in… (252 more words) …

  • Aug 21, 2017
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    Bill empowers Indian Institutes of Managements to attain global excellence in education, research, and allied areas. It provides administrative, academic, and financial autonomy to them to grant degrees.

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    Image shows the rank of Top MBA College in India 2016

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    The Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir being implemented since 2011 to encourage the youth to pursue higher education in educational institutions outside the state with initiatives to ensure the benefits availed by all deserving students. Scholarship for 2017… (307 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for universalization of elementary education for Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 that entitles all children between the age group of 6 to 14 years free… (279 more words) …

  • Aug 17, 2017
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    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics, and Programme Implementation conducts nation-wide surveys on various socio-economic subjects whose results are used for planning, policy formulation, and decision-making.

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    Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India’ (SPPEL), implemented by Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore aims at protection, preservation, and documentation of all the mother tongues and languages of India spoken by less than… (273 more words) …

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    Government is running a number of schemes for education. Elementary Education: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal, Strengthening of Teachers Training Institute, Schemes for Infrastucture Development of Private Aided/Unaided Minority Institutes (IDMI), Mahila Samakhya, Strengthening for providing quality Education in… (396 more words) …

  • Aug 12, 2017
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    The ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ of the Department of Science and Technology, provides career opportunities with fellowship to unemployed women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.

    Science Scholarship to Women

    Science Scholarship to Women

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    The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has used several mechanisms, schemes, programmes and projects across the entire length and breadth of the country to popularize science. Major initiatives undertaken are as follows:

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

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    Government has taken several measures to encourage young scientists to undertake research work. Schemes designed to identify promising researchers and innovative ideas providing them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science and engineering.

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  • Aug 9, 2017
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    Yash Pal (26 November 1926 – 24 July 2017) will be remembered as an Indian scientist, educator and educationist known for study of cosmic rays, and for building Indian institutions for education. In his later years, he became leading science… (299 more words) …

  • Aug 5, 2017
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    All higher institutes to join the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) with the number of institutes participating in the rating dropped to 2, 995 in 2017, from 3563 in 2016. HRD ministry to relax criteria for rankings.

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  • Aug 1, 2017
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    In the IX Phase Science Express exhibition train on the Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017, reached Madgaon in Goa. The current theme is ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) ’ focusing on Climate Change and Science & Technology

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  • Jul 24, 2017
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    HRD Ministry to remove no-detention policy from the next academic year. The rule stated that Under the Right to Education Act, no child was to be detained or held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary… (167 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    Some candidates, belonging to Minority communities, selected in the prestigious civil services examination will get financial assistance under “Nai Udaan” scheme, for coaching and preparation of competitive exams.

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    Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was launched in which Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to promote scientific temperament in the students.

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    Image shows the Model of Engagement

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  • Sep 6, 2017
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    SWAYAM, 32 SWAYAM Prabha DTH Channels and National Academic Depository were launched at the National Convention on Digital Initiatives organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

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  • Jun 21, 2017
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    51 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were made functional by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in last three years, so currently 161 EMR Schools are running which were 110 in the year 2013 - 14.

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  • Jun 18, 2017
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    The University Grants Commission is going to modify the eligibility criteria of National Eligibility Test to ensure a “level playing field” for general category candidates and decision on this regard was taken at a meeting of the higher… (356 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    The Uttar Pradesh state government is going to replace Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board textbooks by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to make UP Board equivalent to the CBSE.

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    Modi Government has decided to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) by Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

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  • May 22, 2017
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    West Bengal State government has made Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools every student will have to compulsorily study three languages from Class I to Class X, and one of them has to be Bengali.

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  • May 18, 2017
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    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to share online scores of the candidates taking competitive exams like civil services, NDA too boost hiring. It’s a part of the government’s proposal to boost hiring by the private sector.

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  • Apr 9, 2017
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    The IISc Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the first National Institutional Ranking Framework, rankings for higher educational institutions in India. NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions… (308 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore has made to the list of Top 10 Universities of the World. In the second edition of Times Higher Education’s World’s Best Small Universities Ranking 2017.

    IISC Ranked First India’s Top University

    IISC Ranked First India’s Top University

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    Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta died on 1st March 2017 at his Ahmedabad residence. Mehta passed away at the age of 87 years. Mehta had been suffering from a prolonged illness in the months leading… (173 more words) …

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    Annual Status Education Report (ASER) 2016 found that Himachal Pradesh is doing well in many regards, on education front, as compared to rest states. It has country’s highest reading and mathematics learning levels, shooting past even Kerala.

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  • Jan 18, 2017
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    Eti Agarwal topped Chartered Account (CA) final examination-November 2016 and she comes from Lucknow. CA final examination results declared by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is second largest professional Accounting & Finance body in the… (201 more words) …

  • Jan 9, 2017
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    Udaan aims to provide a platform that empowers girl students and provides them with better learning opportunities. The program also aims to “enrich” and “enhance” teaching and learning of science and mathematics at the senior secondary level.

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  • Jan 6, 2017
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    SDMIS system aims to envisage and develop student database (SDMIS) which with over 250 million students from Grade 1st to 12th would be the largest such systems across the World.The system will keep record of academic journey of every student… (333 more words) …

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    Here are some of the major initiatives taken for university and higher education in India. These mainly deal with establishment of central universities and providing education to backward districts.

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    1. Establishment of New Central Universities
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  • Jan 5, 2017
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    SCERT, Delhi as an academic authority has been providing academic resource support to the Directorate of Education (DoE) and Education Departments of MCDs, NDMC and Cantonment Board. The focus is on quality improvement in school education with latest content and… (107 more words) …

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    Some of the major themes and questions for policy consultation on higher education are mentioned below which mainly include governance, ranking of institutes, technology enabling of institutes and more.

    1. Governance reforms for quality

    • Quality is a multi-dimensional concept and… (1007 more words) …
  • Jan 4, 2017
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    The framework is an endeavor of the National Council for Teacher Education to encourage interested parties and stakeholders to give their views on the qualitative and quantitative improvements that could be achieved in educating teachers at school, graduate, post-graduate, doctoral… (234 more words) …

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    This scheme was started in 2014-15 for 3 years – Project based & scheme based outcome. There are 4 main pillars on which this scheme focuses: institution, individual, network and academic leadership.

    • Institutional Oriented: Creation of New Institutional Arrangements

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  • Jan 3, 2017
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    Higher education is of vital importance for the country, as it is a powerful tool to build knowledgebase society of the 21st Century. The official statistical system plays a key role in any society, especially, in a large and diverse… (258 more words) …

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    In pursuance of the focus on connecting school based knowledge to life outside the school and making learning of Science Mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity, to bring focus on innovation and use of technology, the Ministry of Human Resource… (229 more words) …

  • Jan 2, 2017
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    Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) being the only source of data for Educational Planning at Elementary & Secondary level, is implemented at the State in coordination with National University of Educational Planning and Authority (NUEPA), New Delhi since… (206 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    Union Cabinet approved Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Odisha. This is an ex-post facto approval. It will be established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It will start its 2016-17 academic sessions from 1… (147 more words) …