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

  • Nov 12, 2018
  • 1 MoU Signed Between Lady Irwin College & MoRD for Roshni [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), under Union Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU w/Lady Irwin College for establishing ROSHNI - Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action.

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    Image of NRLM

    Image of NRLM

    • ROSHNI is technically &

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  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Mumbai Psychiatrist Bharat Vatwani, Ladakhi Education Reformer Sonam Wangchuk Win Magsaysay [ Edu., Awards ]

    2 Indians Bharat Vatwani & Sonam Wangchuk are among 6 winners of 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award, often referred to as Asian version of Nobel Prize. Other winners are: Youk Chhang (Cambodia), Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz (East Timor).

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    • Vo Thi Hoang Yen (Viet

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  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi Inaugurates Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    PM inaugurated Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Conference saw participation from Vice-Chancellors & Directors of more than 350 universities.

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    Image of Female Academic Leadership in India Higher Education

    Image of Female Academic Leadership in india higher education

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 Policy Commission, Along with AIM and IBM India, Outline the Internship Program [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog & IBM India Pvt. Limited announced 1st-of-its-kind Student Internship Programme for students selected under mission. IBM internship program is focused on enhancing skills of students via various innovative activities like design thinkin

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  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 26) [ Edu., Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Modern Infrastructure for a growing India: Enhancing efficiency and quality of life - Calibrated marketing freedom to incentivize gas production from deep-water, ultra deep water and high pressure-high temperature areas.

    • Steps to revitalize PPPs:

    • Public Utility (Resolution of D

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 17) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Sports, Awards ]

    Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess- First Indian Gymnast to make India proud at world stage by coming fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016). Finished fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016) – best –ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history

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  • Oct 25, 2018
  • 1 NCERT Exemplar Material for Providing Home Education to Students with Severe Disabilities [ Edu. ]

    Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 provides justifiable legal framework that entitles all children b/w ages of 6 - 14 years free & compulsory elementary education.

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    Image of Inclusive Principles

    Image of Inclusive Principles

    • children w/disabiliti

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  • Oct 23, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Testing Agency to Conduct Entrance Exam. for Higher Edu. in a Scientific Manner(Important) [ Edu. ]

    Govt. created National Testing Agency (NTA) as autonomous & self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher education, which were being conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) & All India Council for Technical Education (AI

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 HRD Minister Inaugurates More Than 3400 Test Practice Centres for Entrance Examinations [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Minister for HRD inaugurated network of more than 3,400 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) spread across 622 Districts in country. 25 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) joined Minister of HRD thru Google Hangouts in this inauguration at New Delhi.

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    Image of National Testing Agency

    Image of National Testing Agency

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  • 2 Mancheswar Campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) Bhubaneswar [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship inaugurated 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus, Bhubaneswar.

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus

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  • 3 ITI Partners with Startups to Boost Manufacturing of ICT, IoT and Defence Tech. Based Solutions [ Edu., Eco., Defense ]

    ITI signed agreements equipment manufacturers & startups on sidelines of 1st edition of ITI’s 2-day ‘ICT & IoT Startup Tech Expo’ in Bengaluru. Objective: To manufacture wide range of ICT-IOT based solutions.

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    Image of Industrial Training Institute

    Image of Industrial Training Institute

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  • 4 Prime Minister to Interact with Awardees of National Teachers’ Awards on the Eve of Teachers’ Day [ Edu., Awards ]

    PM will be honoring recipients of National Teachers’ Awards on eve of National Teachers’ Day, & Vice President will be conferring awards on them at function on Teachers’ Day. This year, Ministry of Human Resource Development has revised guidelines for selection of Teachers for Na

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  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Establishment and Operationalization of Permanent Campus of Seven New IIMs [ Edu., Geog. ]

    Union Cabinet has approved establishment & operationalization of permanent campus of 7 new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). IIMs are country’s premier institutions imparting best quality education in management & are recognized as excellent management Institutions & Centre

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  • 2 🌟 What is Experiential Learning? Union HRD Minister Releases the Curriculum (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Union Minister of Human Resource Development has released book named “Experiential Learning – Gandhiji’s Nai Talim” (basic education), on occasion of National Teachers’ Day. Experiential learning engages students in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making in conte

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  • 3 🌟 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) (Important) [ Edu. ]

    World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) was inaugurated by Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD). It was held in New Delhi. WOSA-2018 was organized by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) w/main focus (theme) on “Challenges & Opportunities in Outcome Based Accred

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  • 4 Cabinet Approves Continuation of Capacity Development Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-20 [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved continuation of Capacity Development Scheme for period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20. It is ongoing Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation (MoSPI).

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    Image of Capacity Building

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  • 5 Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Launches National Scholarship Portal App [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Scholarships ]

    Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has launched country’s 1st National Scholarship Portal Mobile App (NSP Mobile App) to provide smooth, accessible & hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor & weaker sections.

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    Image of National Portal Opened

    Image of National Portal Opened

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 The IIT–PAL- Helping Stud. Prepare for JEE Advanced Exam Extended & Made Available by SWAYAM Portal [ Edu. ]

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will mentor at least 5 engineering colleges located in its vicinity, in order to improve quality & standard of engineering education in country.

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    Image of IIT - JEE PAL

    Image of IIT - JEE PAL

    • Decision was taken during 52nd Meeting of Cou

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  • 2 🌟 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Higher Education Institutions of Human Resource Development Ministry under its flagship program – Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) 2.0 will participate in Gram Sabhas. IIT Delhi is designated to function as National Coordinating Institute for this program.

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  • Oct 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Statistical Commission Committee on Real Sector Statistics (Important) [ Edu., Committees & Bodies ]

    National Statistical Commission (NSC) constituted Committee on Real Sector Statistics under Chairmanship of Dr. Sudipto Mundle in April, 2017 for improvement & modernization of real sector database.

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    Image of National Statistical Commission

    Image of National Statistical Commission

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  • 2 🌟 National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Central Govt. launched National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018 (NAPS) for youths. NAPS is national scheme for providing skill training to ITI students/Freshers/MES Pass-outs/PMKVY candidates.

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    Image of National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018

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  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Visvesvaraya PhD Schm. Aims to Increase Research & Devt. in Electronics & Information Tech.(Imp.) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj., Scholarships ]

    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has initiated “Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics & Information Technology (IT) “. Scheme is expected to encourage working professionals & non-PhD faculty members to pursue PhD.

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    Image of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme Aims to Increase Research

    Image of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme Aims to Increase Research

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  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 1 Autonomy to 62 Universities Granted on the Basis of (NAAC) Ratings [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) approved proposal to grant full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions which have maintained high standards of excellence under Autonomous Colleges Regulation.

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    Img of Basis of National Assessment and Accreditation Council

    Img of Basis of National Assessment and Accreditation Council

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  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Continuation & Revision of “Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students” [ Edu., Scholarships ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation & revision of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India” (PMS-OBC) for years 2017 - 18,2018 - 19 & 2019 - 20.

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    Image of CCEA Decision August 9,2018

    Image of CCEA Decision August 9,2018

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 CIPET: (CSTS)- Foundation Stone Laid for New CIPET Building at Doiwala, Dehradun [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    CIPET: Centre for Skilling & Technical Support (CSTS) was inaugurated at ITI Building. Foundation stone of new Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) Building at Doiwala, Dehradun was also laid.

    CIPET:(CSTS)- Foundation Stone Laid for new CIPET Building

    CIPET: (CSTS) - Foundation Stone Laid for New CIPET Building

    Map of CIPET: (CSTS) - Foundation Stone Laid for new CIPET Building

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  • 2 SWAYAM: HRD Ministry Launches Online Professional Devt. Programme for Higher Education Faculty [ Edu. ]

    Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched major & unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using MOOCs platform SWAYAM. In 1st phase of initiative, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRC) are ident

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 Successfully Launched for Transformational Change in Rural Devt. Processes [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Human Resource Development Ministry launched 2nd edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Students from 750 higher educational institutions from across country will adopt nearby villages & visit them to get acquainted w/regular lifestyle of village people & problems faced by them i

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  • 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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    Image of Scholarship Schemes for Minority

    Image of Scholarship Schemes for Minority

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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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    Image of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

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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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    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

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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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    Image of Functions of Nabard

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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

    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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    Image of Central Board of Secondary Education

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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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