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

  • 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.

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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).

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    Image of New Affiliation Bye - Laws

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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

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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.

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    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.

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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”.

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  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 1 JK Lakshmipat University Opens Admissions for Pinnacle MBA 2019 [ University Entrance Upd. ]

    -JK Laksmipat University has announced admissions for the fresh batch of Pinnacle MBA 2019. The Pinnacle MBA programme has been designed in consultation with Industry with a good blend of academics, industry exposure and personal mentoring by industry professionals.

    -The foundin

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems [ Education, Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Union Cabinet has approved launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science & Technology for period of 5 years.

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    Image of The NM-ICPS

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  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 IISc Bengaluru is India’S Top Ranked University [ Education ]

    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, is highest-ranked educational institution from India. Indian Institute of Technology-Indore comes 2nd, as per Times Higher Education’s (THE) world university rankings 2019.

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    Image of India’s Top Ranked University

    Image of India’s Top Ranked University

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  • Dec 25, 2018
  • 1 Indian-Origin Mathematician Akshay Venkatesh Wins Fields Medal [ Education, Awards, Personalities ]

    Akshay Venkatesh, Indian-Australian mathematician, was awarded Fields medal at International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Akshay Venkatesh is one of 4 winners of Fields medal.

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    Image of Child Prodigy to Acclaimed Researcher

    Image of Child Prodigy to Acclaimed Researcher

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  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 1 100 Youth with Disabilities from 18 Countries Participating in ’Global IT Challenge -2018 [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Global IT Challenge for Youth w/Disabilities (GITC) 2018 held in New Delhi from 9th to 11th Nov. , 2018. It was co-hosted by Dept. of Empowerment of Persons w/Disabilities (DEPwD) Ministry of Social Justice

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  • Dec 16, 2018
  • 1 4th Edition of NITI Lecture Series to Be Held on 22nd Oct. 2018 [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    NITI Aayog is organizing 4th edition of NITI Lecture Series at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 22nd Oct. , 2018. PM will attend 4th edition of NITI Lecture series in which keynote address will be delivered by Jensen Huang, President & Co-Founder, NVIDIA Corporation.

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  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 1 Atal Innovation Mission & SIRIUS Sign MoU for Promotion of Innovative Cooperation [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) & Russian Federation’s SIRIUS Educational Foundation have signed MoU in New Delhi. MoU’s main aim is to promote innovative cooperation b/w students of India & Russia.

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  • 2 Ice President Releases Autobiography ‘Enadhu Porattam’ in Chennai [ Education, Personalities ]

    Vice President of India was addressing gathering after releasing autobiography ‘Enadhu Porattam’ on Shri Mylapore Ponnusamy Sivagnanam (Ma. Po. Si) at commemoration of in 23rd Anniversary, in Chennai.

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  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 1 National Institute of Homeopathy at Narela [ Education, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Minister of State for AYUSH laid foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy at Narela. This will be National level Institute & would be established as extension of National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.

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    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH Laid Foundation

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH laid foundation

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Setting Up of Medical College at Silvassa in the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet approved setting up of medical college in Silvassa of Dadar & Nagar Haveli. This will increase availability of doctors & increase in medical education opportunities.

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    Map of Silvassa For Medical College

    Map of Silvassa For Medical College

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  • 3 Institution’S Innovation Council (IIC)’Program of MHRD’S Innovation Cell [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) Program of Ministry of HRD Innovation Cell was launched in New Delhi. HRD Ministry has established Innovation cell at AICTE w/purpose to systematically foster culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across country.

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  • Dec 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP) & Annual Refresher Programme (Important) [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of HRD launched 2 new initiatives viz. Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) & Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) for higher education faculty. ARPIT is unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.

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  • 2 Govt. Approves the Process of Constitution New Boards of Governors the IIMs as Per the IIM 2017 [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Union Govt. approved process of constitution of new boards of Governors for 20 IIMs as per IIM Act 2017. Process of constitution of boards for IIMs, which are given full powers of running institutions, is major development which signals complete autonomy of quality institutions

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  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 World’S Standard Definition of Kilogram Now Redefined (Important) [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Definition of kilogram is changed from being mass of prototype sanctioned by 1st CGPM held in Paris in 1889 & deposited at BIPM to Planck constant, which is physical constant. Definition of metre is changed to link it to speed of light. There is change in definition of time also.

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  • Nov 25, 2018
  • 1 World’S Fastest Man-Made Spinning Object Developed [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have developed world’s fastest rotor, which will help in studying quantum mechanics. Rotor can spin at more than 60 billion revolutions per minute, making it world’s fastest man-made object.

    It is more than 100,000 times faster than high-speed dental drill.

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    Image of World’s Fastest Man-made Spinning Object Developed

    Image of World’s fastest man-made spinning object developed

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  • Nov 12, 2018
  • 1 MoU Signed Between Lady Irwin College & MoRD for Roshni [ Education, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Education, 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 [ Education, 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

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 Policy Commission, Along with AIM and IBM India, Outline the Internship Program [ Education, 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) [ Education, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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) [ Education, 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 [ Education ]

    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

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

    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 [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 Mancheswar Campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) Bhubaneswar [ Education, Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

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

    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) [ Education ]

    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) [ Education ]

    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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