Education: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 1 Continuation of Schemes of Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-Cum-Means Based Scholarship Schemes [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation of following schemes: Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme.

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Establishment of Medical College, Salempur at Deoria, Uttar Pradesh [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved proposal for establishment of new medical college at Deoria on 18th July, 2018. This college would be built at cost of Rs. 250 cr. under Phase-II of Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

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    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

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  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Digital Library of India Dedicated to the Nation Under NMEICT (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Union Minister of Human Resource Development launched National Digital Library of India (NDLI) on National Reading Day, on 19th June, 2018. National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is project of MHRD under aegis of National Mission on Education thru Information & Communication Te

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Need for Disaster Management in India: NIDM Centre to Help Southern States Build Infr. (Important) [ Edu., Disaster Management ]

    India is prone to multiple disaster challenges – hence require NIDM Centres to help states build infrastructure to tackle disasters. Over 40 million hectares (12 % of land), is prone to floods, about 5700 kms coast line is cyclone prone & exposed to tsunamis & storm surges, 2 % o

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  • Sep 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Initiatives Taken by the Govt. to Strengthen Education Sector in Last 4 Years (Important) [ Edu. ]

    33 new initiatives are taken by Govt. in last 4 years to strengthen education system. Objective is to integrate all existing digitized & digital contents across educational & cultural institutions/bodies to provide single-window access to diff. groups of users ranging across enti

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  • 2 Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Higher Education (RISE) by 2022 [ Edu., Eco. ]

    CCEA approved expanding scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by tasking it to mobilise Rs. 1,00,000 cr. for Revitalizing Infrastructure & Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022. Proposal called for enhancing capital base of HEFA to Rs. 10,000 cr. From present 2000 cr.

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  • 3 🌟 Institution of Eminence Status Granted to IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani [ Edu. ]

    Union Govt. granted Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status to 6 institutions including 3 from Public Sector & 3 from Private Sector. Decision was taken on basis of recommendations given by Empowered Expert Committee (EEC).

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  • 4 NIMHANS Digital Academy [ Edu. ]

    NIMHANS Digital Academy addressed 1st batch of professionals enrolled for undergoing courses in fields of Psychiatry & Psychiatric Social Work. Institutes supported by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for establishment of Centres of Excellence in field of mental health.

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    Image of NIMHANS Digital Academy

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Samagra Shiksha Scheme to Ensure Inclusive & Equitable Quality Education (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Human Resources & Development launched “Samagra Shiksha “scheme towards providing education from pre-school till class 12. Annual grant of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 20000 would be given for strengthening libraries of schools.

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  • 2 Committee Set Up to Synergize NCC and NSS [ Edu., Defense, Committees & Bodies ]

    Govt. has set up committee under Chairmanship of Shri Anil Swarup to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS). Each NSS unit adopts village or slum for taking up its activities.

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 Ministery for Water Res. , River Dev. & Ganga Rejuvenation Releases “Nabard Publication” on Water [ Edu., Agri. ]

    Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways released book ’Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development).

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  • 2 🌟 CSIR Lab to Give Technology for India’S First Indigenous Lithium Ion Battery Project (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech ]

    Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) & RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd signed MoU for transfer of technology for India’s 1st Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project on 10th June, 2018.

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    Image of India’s First Indigenous Lithium Ion Battery Project

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  • 3 CSIR Bags Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Gov. Research Organizations Cat. [ Edu., Awards ]

    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has received Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in Government Research Organisation Category. As per to SCImago Institutions Ranking World Report 2017, CSIR was ranked 9th in world among 1207 govt. institutions. It s

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ministry of HRD Launches ‘Samagra Siksha’ Scheme for Holistic Dev. of School Education (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of HRD launches ‘SamagraSiksha’ integrated Scheme for school education extending support to States from pre-school to senior secondary levels for 1st time. Meaning of ‘Samagra’: ‘Samagra’ means holistic approach to treat education as wholeand Scheme is very aptly named a

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  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 CBSE Launches Digital Repository ‘Parinam Manjusha’: Digilocker (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched its digital repository, Parinam Manjusha, to provide easy access of academic documents online on Thursday. Educational institutions & employers can verify applicants’ academic records thru this portal.

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 University Grants Commission Approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 (Important) [ Edu., Bills ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) approved new regulations for online courses by universities on 24th May, 2018. Commission decided that higher educational institutions & universities will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate & diploma programmes online from upcoming academic

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Food Processing Ministry to Collaborate with International Labs for Wider Acceptability of NIFTEM [ Edu., Agri. ]

    Ministry will collaborate w/multiple international laboratories testing various food products so that food products approved by laboratories at National Institute of Food Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM) get worldwide acceptability. This was announced in NIFTEM Institute in

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 3,000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs [ Edu. ]

    NITI Aayog announced creation of 3000 additional Atal Tinkering Labs under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) on 12th June, 2018. NITI Aayog selected 3000 additional schools for establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), bringing total number of ATL schools to 5441.

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    Image of 3, 000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs

    Image of 3, 000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Modi Govt. to Replace UGC Act (Important) [ Edu. ]

    PM’s vision to create 20 institutions of eminence & Ministry of Human Resource Development’s reforms push have set stage for overhaul of higher education in India that is long overdue.

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    Background on Higher Edu

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  • 2 What is Meta University? Master of Mathematics Education First Meta University Program [ Edu. ]

    Meta University concept marks paradigm shift in Higher Education in India. It is based on premise that ‘Whole is Greater than Sum of Parts’. It allows students to move between various universities.

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    Image of Meta University

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award in Indian Science Congress [ Edu., Sci-Tech ]

    The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) pavilion at 105th Indian Science Congress has been adjudged as Best Design Pavilion. The NHAI had put up an exhibition stall to showcase its projects and other initiatives like Electronic Toll Collection, Wayside Amenities, Incident

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    SAKSHAM is a MHRD scholarship Scheme being implemented by AICTE. It is aimed at providing encouragement and support to 1000 specially abled children to pursue Technical Education.

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    Image of Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 Indian Council of Agricultural Research’S Education Portal Launched [ Edu., Agri. ]

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, launched the Education portal of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi.

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 पेड्रो बने स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री (Pedro Becomes Prime Minister of Spain - in Hindi) (Part 4) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    पेड्रो बने स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री- समाजवादी नेता पेड्रो संचेज़ को राजा फेलिप VI द्वारा स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ दिलाई गई। स्पेन यूरोज़ोन की क्रमांक 4 की अर्थव्यवस्था और यूरोपीय संघ (ईयू) का प्रभावशाली सदस्य है।

    • श्री संचेज़ (46) 1975 में तानाशाह जनरल फ्रांसिस्कों फ्रैंको

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  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Institute of Fashion Technology to Conduct National Size Survey- Indian Clothes (Important) [ Edu. ]

    The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi would conduct a National Sizing Survey to develop a comprehensive size chart dubbed as Size India, for ready-to-wear industry based on the body measurements of the Indian population.

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    Image of National Institute of Fashion Technology

    Image of National Institute of Fashion Technology

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Government Nod for UGC Formula to Hit SC/ST, OBC Faculty Numbers [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    The number of SC, ST and OBC faculty in all central universities is set to shrink significantly with HRD Ministry accepted the University Grants Commission’s new formula for implementing reservation in teaching posts.

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  • 2 CBSE Lowers Pass Criteria [ Edu. ]

    The CBSE Board has relaxed the exam pass criteria for the students who are set to appeared for Class 10th exams in 2018. The relaxation is just a temporary measure for Class X students appearing in 2018. This fresh criterion will only be applicable for this year.

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India 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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  • 3 Professor 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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    Image of Parameters Pf Higher Education

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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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  • 3 MOU 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

    Map of MOU between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNT

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  • Jul 7, 2018
  • 1 List 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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    Image of Most FAKE Universities Listed Since 2000

    Image of Most FAKE Universities listed since 2000

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  • 2 NITI 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
  • 1 IIMC: 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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    Other Notable Announcements

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  • 2 World 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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    Image of CSIR Organisational Structure

    Image of CSIR Organisational Structure

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  • Jul 1, 2018
  • 1 एलीना 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
  • 1 Government 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
  • 1 Global Innovation Index: Innovation Cell Under HRD Ministry to Improve Research Output [ Edu., Ranks & Indices ]

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

    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
  • 1 Aviation 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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    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

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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
  • 1 Print 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
  • 1 Settings 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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