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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1India in Middle of an Engineering Education Crisis [ Edu. ]

    While the country hopes to reap demographic dividend thru its predominantly young population, problem of substandard engineering education is now widely known. Except IITs & other prestigious technology institutes, most engineering colleges are unable to provide education to engi…

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 What is National Institutional Ranking Framework? Ranking & Accreditation System (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) on 29th Sept. , 2015 to rank institutions across country. National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) does institutional assessment & accreditation.

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  • 2 Schemes for Promoting E-Learning (Important) [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched many schemes for promoting e-learning. Objective is to take best teaching learning resources to all, including most disadvantaged. Main e-learning initiatives by MHRD are discussed below.

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  • 3Professor J S Rajput as India’S Representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO [ Edu., Appointments ]

    Union Government nominated Professor JS Rajput, former Director of NCERT, as India’s representative to Executive Board (EXB) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on March 25, 2018.

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  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 1 NIRF India Rankings 2018 for Higher Education Institutions (Important) [ Edu. ]

    National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is released by MHRD. This framework outlines methodology to rank institutions across the country. Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru became overall best institution in India by HRD Ministry’s NIRF.

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  • 2 General Development Assistance to Achieve Academic Excellence (Important) [ Edu. ]

    UGC provides financial assistance under Scheme “General Development Assistance” to eligible Central Universities, Deemed Universities, State Universities & colleges to set up new & strengthen existing infrastructural facilities in institutions.

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  • 3MOU Between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNTU, Amarkantak for Degree Programmes & Research [ Edu. ]

    MOU is signed b/w Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, & Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak in New Delhi. MOU was signed for imparting collaborative degree programmes including research in field of culinary arts.

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    Map of MOU between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNT

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  • Jul 7, 2018
  • 1List of 24 Fake Universities [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission has released list of 24 “self-styled” & fake varsities across country including 8 in national Capital. Universities are declared as fake & are not entitled to confer any degrees.

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  • 2NITI Aayog Announces Atal New India Challenges [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    NITI Aayog announced launch of ‘Atal New India Challenges’ programme under Atal Innovation Mission on 26th April, 2018. Programme launched to bring-in innovations & technologies relevant to people.

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 What is Limited Insolvency Examination? Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (Important) [ Edu., Bills ]

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) provides Insolvency Professionals (IP) for class of regulated professionals. IP constitute one of four key pillars of insolvency regime. Other 3 are being Adjudicating Authority, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India & Information Utilit…

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  • Jul 4, 2018
  • 1IIMC: Deen Dayal Upadhyay Scholarship for People of Indian Origin Who Did Exemplary Work [ Edu. ]

    Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has announced scholarship for ₹25000/- in commemoration of Deen Dayal Upadhyay for people of Indian Origin who did exemplary work in development journalism.

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  • 2World Intellectual Property Day: CSIR Bags National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 [ Edu., Awards ]

    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) was awarded National Intellectual Property Award, 2018 on 26th April, 2018 for being top research & development organisation for patents & commercialisation.

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  • Jul 1, 2018
  • 1एलीना स्विटोलिना ने जीता इतावली ओपन 2018 (Elena Svitolina Wins Italian Open 2018)(Part-15) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    एलीना स्विटोलिना ने जीता इतावली ओपन 2018- एलीना स्विटोलिना ने फाइनल (अंतिम चरण) में सिमोन हेलप को 6 - 0, 6 - 4 से हराकर सफलतापूर्वक इतावली ओपन के अपनी क्राउन (ताज) की रक्षा की। इस जीत ने एलीना स्विटोलिना के कैरियर (व्यवसाय) के 12वें खिताब को चिह्नित किया जो लगातार उनका आठवां फा…

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1Government Launches Study in India Promotion Programme to Attract Foreign Students [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government launched Rs. 150 crore, brand promotional campaign to attract offshore students to alleviate poor presence of foreign students in Indian institutes of higher education. The money is for two financial years, starting 2018 - 19, under the “Study in India” program. Th…

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1Global Innovation Index: Innovation Cell Under HRD Ministry to Improve Research Output [ Edu., Country Rank ]

    The move comes after India’s ranking in the Global Innovation index Ranking moved slightly up to 60 in 2017 from 66 in 2016, out of 127 countries. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry would soon set up a unit that would explore ideas to strengthen innovation efforts in e…

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1Indo-French Knowledge Summit Ends with Mutual Recognition of Educational Qualifications [ Edu., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The first ever Indo-French Knowledge Summit ended successfully in New Delhi. Jointly organized by the French Institute in India, along with the Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation (MESRI), Republic of France and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), G…

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 HRD Ministry 75 National Resource Centres for Online Refresher Programmes for Education (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) platform SWAYAM.

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  • 2High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE Class X & XII Exams to Prevent Leakages [ Edu., Committees ]

    High Powered Committee was constituted on 4th April 2018 by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to examine entire system of concluding Class X & Class XII exams conducted by CBSE.

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  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 1 New Integrated Scheme for School Education (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Department of School Education & Literacy formulated Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020. New scheme will subsume existing education schemes as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) & Teacher Education (TE) .

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1Aviation Multi-Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Edu., Sci-Tech ]

    An aviation multi-skill development centre (MSDC) was opened in Chandigarh. It is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI), first-of-its-kind centre would cost Rs. 5.2 crore.

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 National Academic Depository (NAD) - (Important) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet approved establishment of National Academic Depository (NAD). All degrees, certificates & awards in country will be made digitally available for verification on single spot under NAD.

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  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1Print Biennale India 2018 -the First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints & Lithography [ Edu., Culture ]

    1st ever Print Biennale India 2018, International Exhibition of Graphic Print was held in New Delhi. Exhibition was organized by Lalit Kala Akademi. People were introduced with lithography medium of printmaking.

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1Settings Up Goals for Education in New India 2011-Developing Strong Char.,Ethical & Moral Values [ Edu., Speeches ]

    The vice president stressed upon the stress free education for children. Education: Education is not meant only for degrees and employment but must also develop the overall personality of an individual in a truly holistic manner.

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  • 2 What is Raghwan Committee on Anti-Ragging? Anti-Ragging Efforts- Website, App (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Ragging is damaging interaction of seniors in college or school with juniors or newcomers. Ragging involves insults, running works for seniors, & other complex activities. Anti-ragging toll free “helpline” 1800 - 180 - 5522 in 12 languages is provided with call centre facilities.…

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Platform to Make Ph.D Thesis Available to Researchers [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has Inter-University Centre (IUC) called INFLIBNET (Information & Library Network. Shodhganga@INFLIBNET is a repository of PhD thesis across the nation.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Settings Up Goals for Education in New India 2011-Developing Strong Character,Ethical,Moral Values [ Edu., Speeches ]

    The vice president stressed upon the stress free education for children. Education - Education is not meant only for degrees and employment but must also develop the overall personality of an individual in a truly holistic manner.

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 Six Central Universities Approved for Starting Yoga Department (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Universal Grant Commission has conveyed approval for starting Yoga Department in some central universities. Below six central universities across India have been identified by UGC (Universal Grant Commission) to start Yoga Department from academic session 2016 - 17:

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  • Apr 28, 2018
  • 1In a Historic Decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions Granted Autonomy by UGC [ Edu. ]

    In a historic decision, the University Grants Commission has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions, which have maintained high academic standard. This was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar.

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  • Apr 22, 2018
  • 1 Schemes for ‘Brain Drain to Brain Gain’:Cabinet Approves PM’S Scheme for Research Fellows(Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet approved ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) ’ scheme for a period of seven years from 2018 - 19 at a total cost of Rs. 1650 crore. The fellowship scheme was announced in the Budget Speech 2018 - 19.

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1What is Startup India Learning Program? [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    This is in continuation of previous article on Startup India. Startup India Learning Program is a free online Entrepreneurship program by Startup India. Invest India in collaboration with UpGrad developed this program.

    Refer: Startup India and Start-Up Hubs

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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1 Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship Programme and Ramalingaswami’S Research Formed (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship was conceived in the year 2006 - 07 for encouraging scientists (Indian Nationals) working outside the country to return. The Indian national scientists could pursue their research interests in Modern Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, an…

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 2) - (Set - 3) [ Edu. ]

    PRAGATI - Scholarships for Girl Child for Technical education - Aims: At providing encouragement and support to girl child to pursue technical education, Providing a scholarship of Rs. 30000 and tuition fees 2000 month for 10 months until the duration of the course.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Edu. ]

    Promoting research and innovation - Progress of nation depends on its sustained growth of education and research in science and technology, To meet the objective, our research should bear international comparison in terms of standards of attainment.

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 2) - (Set - 1) [ Edu. ]

    Important terms of Education - Literacy rate: In India, a person aged 7 years and above who can both read and write with understanding in any language has been taken as literate. Literacy rate 2011 (In %) -

    • Total: 73.0

    • Male: 80.9

    • Female: 56.5

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  • Apr 11, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 3) [ Edu. ]

    CCEA approves new Integrated Scheme for School Education - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved new Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020 to be formulated by Department of School Education and Literacy.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 2) [ Edu. ]

    NITSER Amendment Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha - NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education, and Research) Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on 26th July, 2017. Bill proposes two new Institutions in the Second Schedule of the NITSER Act, 2007: 1 - Indian Institu…

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 1) [ Edu. ]

    Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar - Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar, Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 1 Times Higher Education (THE) & Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (Important) [ Edu. ]

    As per Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings-2018 25 institutes/universities found place in the top 1000 world University ranking. As per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking-2018, 20 Institutions/Universities respectively found place in the top 10…

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  • 2Location of New Sainik Schools [ Edu., Defense, Geog. ]

    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1UGC Makes PhD Mandatory for Post of Associate Professor [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) provided regulations on minimum qualification for appointment of teachers and other staff in universities and colleges. Ph. D. mandatory for Assistant Professors in universities, for colleges NET/SET/SLET is sufficient.

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 ‘Exam Warriors’, PM Narendra Modi’S Book for Students (Important) [ Edu., Personalities ]

    Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister and External Affairs Minister (EAM) launched ‘Exam Warriors’, a book written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for students to help spread smiles during examinations, viewing them as occasions to celebrate learning with festive joy. The bo…

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1What is AIHES? HRD Ministry Releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    According to HRD Ministry, the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5 % in 2015 - 16 to 25.2 % in 2016 - 17 according to latest All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) released by HRD Ministry.

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1CABE Committee Recommends Free Education for Girls Up to PG Level [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across the country. The CABE committee is headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

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  • Feb 25, 2018
  • 1National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    During the year 2015 - 16, the two Central Sector scholarship schemes for ST students ‘Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST students’ and ‘Top Class Education Scheme for ST students’ were merged into a single Central Sector Scheme called ’National Fellowship and Scholarship fo…

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  • 2Who Conceptualized Khelo India Anthem? the Khelo India Anthem [ Edu., Sports ]

    Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, unveiled the schedule of Khelo India School Games 2018. The anthem is conceptualized by Ogilvy, composed by Louis Bank and the film has been produced by Nirvana Films.

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 What are UAY and IMPRINT? Schemes for Providing Research Facilities (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government is focused on improving quality of education and research in Higher Education Institutions and has taken number of steps in this direction. Establishment of Inter University Centers (IUCs) that provide state-of-the art equipment and facilities.

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1Enable Notification for Current Affairs and Updates [ All Upd. ]

    Examrace is number 1 education portal for competitive and scholastic exam preparation resources. Get free study material, exam & sample papers, information on deadlines, exam format etc. Our vision is to provide preparation resources to each and every student even in distant orde…

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  • 2Parliament Passes Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy Bill, 2017 [ Edu., Bills ]

    Passing of bill: The Parliament has passed The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017 after it was adopted by Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha already passed the bill in August 2017, The Bill establishes the IIPE at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh as an institution of na…

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  • Jan 14, 2018
  • 1World University of Design- India’S First Design University in Haryana [ Edu. ]

    India’s first and only design university World University of Design (WUD) opened its campus at Sonipat, Haryana dedicated to education in creative domain. WUD is India’s first university dedicated to education in creative domain.

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  • Jan 9, 2018
  • 1MEA’S SAMEEP Will Take India’S Foreign Policy to All Students & Classrooms [ Edu. ]

    Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) launched SAMEEP (Students and MEA Engagement Program) to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students and to look at diplomacy as a career option.

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1Measures to Improve Higher Education in India- Encouraging Students to Study in the Country [ Edu. ]

    India’s Higher Education budget (Actual Expenditure) during 2016 - 17 was 29019.16 crore, however it was still not able to attract best talent which fled to universities in UK, USA etc.

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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1What is World Class University Tag [ Edu. ]

    Indian government approved the enabling regulatory architecture for setting up and upgrading of 10 public and 10 private Institutions of Eminence to enable them to reach amongst top 100 of world institutions ranking.

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