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  • Jun 17, 2019
  • 1 SOI with MSDF to Document Systemic Transformation in Education Signed by NITI Ayog [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog & Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) signed Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document & share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education through systemic reforms, based on collective experiences of working with various state governme

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  • May 31, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Education 2019-IAS/NET (Part 2) (Set-2) [ Education ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Education 2019-IAS/NET (Part 2) (Set-1) [ Education ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 3 Expected Questions in Education 2019-IAS/NET (Part 1) (Set-2) [ Education ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 4 Expected Questions in Education 2019-IAS/NET (Part 1) (Set-1) [ Education ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 13, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Yuvika – Young Scientist Programme [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    ISRO launched a special programme called “Young Scientist Programme” for school children from this year aimed to transmit basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the youngers with the intent of arousing their interest in the areas of Space A

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 MHRD Schemes to Boost Educational Development of Economically Backward Classes in the Country [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing following schemes for the Economically Backward Class students. Under this scheme, scholarship is provided to the eligible meritorious students having family income less than Rs. 8.0 lakh per annum, for pursuing higher studie

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  • Apr 25, 2019
  • 1 🌟 124th Constitutional Amendment- Quota in Higher Education Across All Private Institutions [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The government, sources said, is confident that the decision to extend SC, ST, OBC reservation, along with EWS quota, to private institutions will pass political muster in both Houses of Parliament since the 93rd Constitutional amendment, which paved the way for quota in private

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  • 2 🌟 Cabinet Approves 10% Reservation for Economically Backward Upper Castes [ Education ]

    The Union cabinet has approved 10 % reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the general category. This reservation will be over and above the existing 50 % reservation, they said, adding that the government is likely to bring a c

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  • Apr 22, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Samagra Shiksha: Initiatives to Provide ‘Sabko Shiksha Achchi Shiksha’ [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government of India has taken several initiatives to provide ‘Sabko Shiksha Achchi Shiksha’ i. e. for making available good quality education, accessible and affordable for all. In pursuance of the proposal of the Union Budget, 2018 - 19, to treat school education holistical

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  • 2 UGC Action Against Fake Universities [ Education ]

    The Central Government as well as the University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken the following action against fake Universities running without recognition: UGC has issued Show Cause/Warning Notices to fake Universities cautioned that running of Undergraduate and Postgraduate d

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  • 3 Mechanisms for Monitoring and Improving Quality of Education [ Education ]

    Central Government has developed the following mechanism for the monitoring of quality of education in Government schools: A web portal called ShaGun (from the words Shaala and Gunvatta) which has two parts i. e. , one is a Repository of good practices, photographs, videos, stud

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  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 1 🌟 24 Fake Universities: UGC Tells State Govts to Take Appropriate Actions [ Education ]

    The University Grants Commission has directed chief secretaries and other respected officers of the states to take appropriate actions against the fake universities that are still running in the states. Specifically UGC issues public notice against the unrecognized status of Indi

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  • 2 Women Science Congress Inaugurated - Indian Science Congress, 2019 [ Education, Science/Technology, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Minister of Textiles & Industry inaugurated the Women’s Science Congress as a part of the on-going Indian Science Congress, 2019 at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar. While inaugurating the Congress, the Minister said that science is gender-neutral.

    Image of Women Science Congress Inaugurated

    Image of Women Science Congress Inaugurated

    Image of Women Science Congress Inaugurated

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  • 3 Seven Books Published by Publications Division Released in World Book Fair, New Delhi [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Publications Division, Ministry of I&B is Participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair Being Organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from fifth to thirteenth January, 2019. Seven Books Brought Out by the Division Were Released During the World Book Fair by Secretary, Ministry of

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  • Apr 6, 2019
  • 1 Government Hikes Stipend to SRF, JRF Research Scholars by 20% Up to Rs 35,000 Per Month [ Education ]

    The research assistants pursuing postdoctoral degrees with over three years of research experience will get a stipend of up to Rs. 54,000 per month. The government has revised the fellowship amount for junior research fellows (JRF) by over 20 per cent to Rs. 31,000 from the exist

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  • 2 27th Edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair Inaugurated [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Inaugurated the 27th Edition of The New Delhi World Book Fair 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The theme of the book fair ‘Books for Readers with Special Needs’

    Image of The New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

    Image of The New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

    Image of The New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

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  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1 National Testing Agency Launched Mobile App Through Which Students Can Practice Mock Tests [ Education, Computers & ICT ]

    National Testing Agency (NTA) launched a ‘mobile app’ through which students can practice or take mock tests on their own computers or smart phones. So far, more than one lakh students have registered at these TPCs and more than one crore students have benefited from these ‘App

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  • 2 🌟 Creation of National Virtual Library of India as One of the Components of National Mission [ Education ]

    The objective of National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) is to facilitate creation of a comprehensive database on digital resources of India on information about India in an open access environment.

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    Image of National Mission on Libraries

    Image of National Mission on Libraries

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  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 1 Government Announces Hike in Research Fellowship [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    From January 1,2019, Central Government has enhanced the fellowship of Ph. D students and other research personnel enrolled in any area of science and technology, including Physical and Chemical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences,

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  • 2 🌟 What is PISA? India and OECD Agreement for India’S Participation in Programme for PISA in 2021 [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Government of India has decided that India will participate in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) to be conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2021.

    Image of Mean Performance on the Overall reading Scale of PISA

    Image of Mean Performance on the Overall Reading Scale of PISA

    Image of Mean Performance on the Overall reading Scale of PISA

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  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 New Reforms, Guidelines to Strengthen Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) Launched [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a bid to boost skill training and entrepreneurship in the remotest corners of the country, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MSDE) announced comprehensive reforms for Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS), to further strengthen the skills e

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Year End Review 2018- Ministry of Human Resource Development [ Education ]

    In pursuance to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision for ‘Transforming India’, Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ” (Education for All, Quality Education).

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    Image of The Education

    Image of The Education

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Launches Samwad with Students [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1,2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach Through the initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India in activities concerning space scien

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Initiatives to Promote Research in Higher Educational Institutions [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development and its organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are undertaking various research projects in the different Higher Educational Institutions.

    Image Of UGC Scheme/Fundings

    Image Of UGC Scheme/Fundings

    Image Of UGC Scheme/Fundings

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  • Mar 14, 2019
  • 1 Navodaya Suicides: HRD Sets Up Panel, Asks for Two [ Education, Health ]

    The Central government’s residential schools for talented rural children witnessed 49 student suicides from 2013 to 2017, including that of 25 Dalit and tribal students. Expressing “serious concerns” over these findings, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), headed by form

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  • 2 🌟 Setting Up of Space Technology Park and Museums [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The ISRO has plans to set up Space Galleries in various locations in India. The Gallery will consist of interactive methods/models describing the principles of Space science and technology.

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Space Galleries

    • The Spac

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 106th Session of Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Prime Minister delivered the inaugural address at the 106th session of the Indian Science Congress. Theme of the event this year - ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ Reflecting on the theme of the event this year the Prime Minister said that India’s true strength will be

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Punjab. [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister inaugurated the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar (January 3), an annual congregation that witnesses deliberations by top scientific minds of the country.

    Map Of Jalandhar

    Map Of Jalandhar

    Map Of Jalandhar

    • The theme for ISC-2019 is ‘Future India-Science and

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  • Mar 5, 2019
  • 1 Continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-2020 [ Education, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 2020 with budget outlay of Rs. 1160 crore as recommended by EFC The Scheme beneficiaries are the youth in the age-group of 15 - 29 years, in line with the definiti

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  • Feb 28, 2019
  • 1 Swadhar Greh Scheme and Juvenile Justice Act: 539 Child Care Institutions Closed on Non-Compliance [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Child Care Institutions were closed on account of non-compliance of provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 as found by the inspection committee during inspections.

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    Image Of Giving More Teeth To The Law

    Image Of Giving More Teeth To The Law

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  • Feb 26, 2019
  • 1 IMPRESS Scheme Has Been Launched to Promote Social Science Research in the Country [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central Govt. has announced formal launch Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS) scheme to promote research in Social Sciences. Objective of this scheme is to identify & fund research proposals in social sciences w/max. impact on governance & society. Govt. suppo

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Setting Up of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2018 Has Been Approved [ Education, Health, Bills ]

    The Cabinet approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018, which seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) with a new body to ensure transparency.

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    Image Of National Medical Commission

    Image Of National Medical Commission

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  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 1 National Integration Under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    The Government of India has launched an initiative Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) to foster national integration by a coordinated mutual engagement process between States, Union Territories, Central Ministries, Educational Institutions and general public through linguistic, li

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  • 2 National Level Kala Utsav to Promote Arts in Schools Launched [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    Union Minister of HRD, will inaugurate “Kala Utsav” (Festival of Arts) at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi on 12th December, 2018. • Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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    Image Of Kala Utsav

    Image Of Kala Utsav

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  • 3 🌟 Summary of Mechanisms to Ensure the Quality of Education in GovT. Schools [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central Government has developed many mechanism for the monitoring of quality of education in Government schools. These are discussed below. Through ShaGun, the data collection and reporting processes have been simplified; resulting in a totally transparent and efficient system.

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  • 4 🌟 Summary of Steps Taken Up to Promote Minorities’ Education in the Country [ Education, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The most important steps taken to promote education of minorities include Schemes of Pre-Matric Scholarships, Post-Matric Scholarships, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarships, Maulana Azad National Fellowships, Naya Savera

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    Image Of Education In India

    Image Of Education In India

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  • Feb 11, 2019
  • 1 Study in India Programme Has Taken Off, Nearly 2000 Students Have Got Admission [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    No student will face any difficulty in getting scholarship amount on time, Union Human Resource Development Minister assured. Government has thoroughly reviewed the system and from the month of November, have started crediting each scholarship beneficiary account with the schola

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  • Feb 6, 2019
  • 1 Revamp School Education System to Make Children Life-Long Learners: VP [ Education ]

    Vice President called for a complete revamp of the school education system to ensure that children enjoy schooling and become lifelong learners. The school curriculum should be oriented to make students think rationally, independently and express cogently.

    Image Of Benefits Of Lifelong Learning

    Image Of Benefits Of Lifelong Learning

    Image Of Benefits Of Lifelong Learning

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  • 2 Centre of Excellence for Genetic Blood Disorders at Prathima Institute Started in Karimnagar [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia and Other Genetic Blood Disorders at the Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in Karimnagar, Telangana. The country has made significant strides in the field of healthcare.

    Map Of Karimnager Telangana

    Map Of Karimnager Telangana

    Map Of Karimnager Telangana

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  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region Launches iGOT [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region, launched “Integrated Government On-line Training” (iGOT) courses facility for officers in Government of India. The new hi-tech mechanism developed by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) will further supplemen

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  • 2 Indian Defence University Workshop on ‘Ideas for Sustainability’ [ Education, Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Indian Defence University (IDU) arranged a two-day workshop on the topic of ‘Ideas for Sustainability’ for senior and middle level officers from the three Services. Ideas for sustainability is an apt topic especially in the backdrop of various studies ordered for transformation o

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  • Jan 31, 2019
  • 1 National Challenge for Youth-”Ideate for India- Creative Solutions Using Technology” [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The challenge aims to give school students across the country a platform and opportunity to become solution creators for the problems they see around them and their communities. To make the young students understand the importance of technology and give them a platform, where the

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  • 2 Ministry of Finance Releases Discussion Paper Entitled “3 Essential “S’S” [ Education, Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    A Discussion Paper entitled “3 Essential “S”s of Climate Finance - Scope, Scale and Speed: A Reflection” on the sidelines of COP 24 to UNFCCC at Katowice, Poland, was released by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.

    Place: Poland

    Image of A Discussion Climate Finance

    Image of A Discussion Climate Finance

    Image of A Discussion Climate Finance

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 CSIR to Establish a High-End Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Education, Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Research Laboratory CSIR-IMTECH (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology) announced a new partnership w/Merck, a leading German Science & Technology Company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandiga

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  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 1 Defence Minister Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ [ Education, Policy/Governance, Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Defence Minister launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ in New Delhi to boost Intellectual Property Right (IPR) culture in indigenous defence industry. It aimed to provide boost to IPR culture in indigenous defence industry.

    Image of Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti

    Image of Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti

    Image of Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti

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  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1 QS Asia Rankings 2019: 8 Universities from India Among Top 100 [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    QS Asia University Ranking is annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 8 Indian universities have figured among top 100 in list of Asia’s top 50 universities.

    Image of QS Asia University Ranking 2018

    Image of QS Asia University Ranking 2018

    Image of QS Asia University Ranking 2018

    Uni

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  • 2 Union HRD Minister Releases the Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws [ Education, Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    Union HRD Minister released revised CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws to ensure speed, transparency, hassle-free procedures, & ease of doing business w/Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

    Image of New Affiliation Bye - Laws

    Image of New Affiliation Bye - Laws

    Image of New Affiliation Bye - Laws

    • Revised affili

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  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 1 PhD Holders from Top 500 World Universities Eligible for Direct Recruitment as Assistant Professor [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    All PhD holders who are involved w/research programmes in India or pursuing higher education in foreign universities can rejoice now. After completing their Doctoral degree, they will be eligible for direct recruitment as assistant professors in Indian universities, according to

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 1 Arvind Saxena Appointed UPSC Chairman [ Education, Personalities ]

    President appointed Arvind Saxena as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). UPSC conducts examination to select bureaucrats, diplomats & police officers. He will have tenure till 7th Aug. , 2020, when he attains age of 65 years.

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    Image of Appointed UPSC Chairman

    Image of Appointed UPSC Chairman

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  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 1 🌟 What is Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India [ Education, Computers & ICT ]

    Govt. has provided 2 lac Datasets on open data platform to provide opportunity for innovation to all. It is set-up by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in compliance w/Open Data Policy. Its objective is to provide platform for proactive access to Govt. -owned shareable data.

    Image of Open Government Platform (OGPL)

    Image of Open Government Platform (OGPL)

    Image of Open Government Platform (OGPL)

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  • Jan 5, 2019
  • 1 VS Naipaul, Fiery Novelist and Nobel Laureate [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Awards, Personalities ]

    Indian origin writer & famous British novelist Sir V. S. Naipaul died in London on 12th Aug. 2018. He was 85 years old. Naipaul was known as ‘Sir Videya’ among fans. He has written insensitivity on imp. issues like colonialism, idealism, religion & politics.

    Image of Sir Videya

    Image of Sir Videya

    Image of Sir Videya

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  • 2 🌟 Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General, Dies at 80 [ Education, Policy/Governance, Personalities ]

    Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General passed away after a short illness. He was 80. Kofi Annan Foundation described him as “global statesman & deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for fairer & more peaceful world”.

    Image of Kofi Atta Annan

    Image of Kofi Atta Annan

    Image of Kofi Atta Annan

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