Education: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Science Scholarship to Women [ Education ]

    The ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ of the Department of Science and Technology, provides career opportunities with fellowship to unemployed women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.

    Science Scholarship to Women

    Science Scholarship to Women

    Science Scholarship to Women

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  • 2 Science for Children: Schemes and Programs [ Education ]

    The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has used several mechanisms, schemes, programmes and projects across the entire length and breadth of the country to popularize science. Major initiatives undertaken are as follows:

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

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  • 3 National Initiative for Developing & Harnessing Innovations [ Education ]

    Government has taken several measures to encourage young scientists to undertake research work. Schemes designed to identify promising researchers and innovative ideas providing them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science and engineering.


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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 India Condoles Passing Away of Professor Yash Pal [ Education ]

    Yash Pal (26 November 1926 – 24 July 2017) will be remembered as an Indian scientist, educator and educationist known for study of cosmic rays, and for building Indian institutions for education. In his later years, he became leading science communicators.

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    Image of Professor Yash Pal

    Image of Professor Yash Pal

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 UGC & Education NEWS:Higher Institutes to Take Tanking Test &UGC Plans Award Degrees Online Courses [ Education ]

    All higher institutes to join the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) with the number of institutes participating in the rating dropped to 2, 995 in 2017, from 3563 in 2016. HRD ministry to relax criteria for rankings.

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    Image of 5 Advantages of Online Learning

    Image of 5 Advantages of Online Learning

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Science Express [ Education ]

    In the IX Phase Science Express exhibition train on the Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017, reached Madgaon in Goa. The current theme is ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) ’ focusing on Climate Change and Science & Technology

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    Image of Science Express

    Image of Science Express

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  • 2 Nai Udaan- Financial Assistance for Minority Community Candidates for Civil Services Examination [ Education ]

    Some candidates, belonging to Minority communities, selected in the prestigious civil services examination will get financial assistance under “Nai Udaan” scheme, for coaching and preparation of competitive exams.

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    Image of Nai Udaan

    Image of Nai Udaan

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  • 3 “JIGYASA” - Student-Scientist Connect Programme Launched [ Education ]

    Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was launched in which Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to promote scientific temperament in the students.

    Image shows the Model of Engagement

    Image Shows the Model of Engagement

    Image shows the Model of Engagement

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  • 4 UP Board Books Replaced by NCERT Books from Next Academic Year [ Education ]

    The Uttar Pradesh state government is going to replace Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board textbooks by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to make UP Board equivalent to the CBSE.

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    Image of NCERT

    Image of NCERT

    • NCERT books will be introduce

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  • 5 UGC, AICTE to Be Replaced by One Higher Education Regulator [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Modi Government has decided to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) by Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

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  • Jul 24, 2017
  • 1 HRD Ministry: No Detention Policy to Be Removed from Next Academic Year [ Education ]

    HRD Ministry to remove no-detention policy from the next academic year. The rule stated that Under the Right to Education Act, no child was to be detained or held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8.

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    Image of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

    Image of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 1 51 Eklavya Model Residential Schools Get Functional in Last Three Years [ Education ]

    51 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were made functional by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in last three years, so currently 161 EMR Schools are running which were 110 in the year 2013 - 14.

    • Around 52 thousand tribal students belong to 26 States getting advantage of

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  • Jun 18, 2017
  • 1 UGC to Change Eligibility Criteria for NET [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    The University Grants Commission is going to modify the eligibility criteria of National Eligibility Test to ensure a “level playing field” for general category candidates and decision on this regard was taken at a meeting of the higher education regulator.

    • NET is a national lev

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory in All Schools [ Education ]

    West Bengal State government has made Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools every student will have to compulsorily study three languages from Class I to Class X, and one of them has to be Bengali.

    Image of West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory

    Image of West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory

    Image of West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 UPSC to Share Competitive Exams Scores Online for Employers to Boost Hiring [ IAS Upd. ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to share online scores of the candidates taking competitive exams like civil services, NDA too boost hiring. It’s a part of the government’s proposal to boost hiring by the private sector.

    Union Public Service Commission

    Union Public Service Commission

    Union Public Service Commission

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 IISc Ranked India’S Top University in 2017 NIRF Survey [ Education ]

    The IISc Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the first National Institutional Ranking Framework, rankings for higher educational institutions in India. NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in t

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 IISC Becomes First Indian University to Be Ranked Among Top 10 in World [ Education ]

    The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore has made to the list of Top 10 Universities of the World. In the second edition of Times Higher Education’s World’s Best Small Universities Ranking 2017.

    IISC Ranked First India’s Top University

    IISC Ranked First India’s Top University

    IISC Ranked First India’s Top University

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  • 2 Tarak Mehta Noted Gujarati Writer is No More [ Education ]

    Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta died on 1st March 2017 at his Ahmedabad residence. Mehta passed away at the age of 87 years. Mehta had been suffering from a prolonged illness in the months leading up to his death.

    Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta

    Popular Gujarati Writer and Noted Play Writer Tarak Mehta

    Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta

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  • 3 Himachal Pradesh Beats Kerala in Learning Outcomes [ Education ]

    Annual Status Education Report (ASER) 2016 found that Himachal Pradesh is doing well in many regards, on education front, as compared to rest states. It has country’s highest reading and mathematics learning levels, shooting past even Kerala.

    ASER 2016 report released

    ASER 2016 Report Released

    ASER 2016 report released

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  • Jan 18, 2017
  • 1 ICAI CA 2016: Lucknow’S Eti Agarwal All India Topper [ CA Upd. ]

    Eti Agarwal topped Chartered Account (CA) final examination-November 2016 and she comes from Lucknow. CA final examination results declared by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is second largest professional Accounting & Finance body in the world in terms

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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • 1 📹 UDAAN Project by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) for Girl Students [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Udaan aims to provide a platform that empowers girl students and provides them with better learning opportunities. The program also aims to “enrich” and “enhance” teaching and learning of science and mathematics at the senior secondary level.

    Udaan Project has been initiated by MH

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  • Jan 6, 2017
  • 1 📹 Student Database Management Information System (SDMIS) [ Education ]

    SDMIS system aims to envisage and develop student database (SDMIS) which with over 250 million students from Grade 1st to 12th would be the largest such systems across the World.The system will keep record of academic journey of every student studying in about 1.5 million Governm

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  • 2 📹 University and Higher Education [ Education ]

    Here are some of the major initiatives taken for university and higher education in India. These mainly deal with establishment of central universities and providing education to backward districts.

    Initiatives of 10 Plan

    1. Establishment of New Central Universities
    2.  Indira Gandhi N

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  • Jan 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 Online in-Service Teacher Capacity-Building Program [ Education ]

    SCERT, Delhi as an academic authority has been providing academic resource support to the Directorate of Education (DoE) and Education Departments of MCDs, NDMC and Cantonment Board. The focus is on quality improvement in school education with latest content and relevant pedagogi

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  • 2 📹 Themes and Issues for Policy Consultation on Higher Education [ Education ]

    Some of the major themes and questions for policy consultation on higher education are mentioned below which mainly include governance, ranking of institutes, technology enabling of institutes and more.

    1. Governance reforms for quality

    • Quality is a multi-dimensional concept and s

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  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 1 📹 National Curriculum Framework of Teacher Education, 2005 [ Education ]

    The framework is an endeavor of the National Council for Teacher Education to encourage interested parties and stakeholders to give their views on the qualitative and quantitative improvements that could be achieved in educating teachers at school, graduate, post-graduate, doctor

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  • 2 📹 Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) [ Education ]

    This scheme was started in 2014-15 for 3 years – Project based & scheme based outcome. There are 4 main pillars on which this scheme focuses: institution, individual, network and academic leadership.

    • Institutional Oriented: Creation of New Institutional Arrangements

      • Schools of Ed

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  • Jan 3, 2017
  • 1 📹 All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) [ Education ]

    Higher education is of vital importance for the country, as it is a powerful tool to build knowledgebase society of the 21st Century. The official statistical system plays a key role in any society, especially, in a large and diverse democracy. A key principle of the system is th

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  • 2 📹 Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) [ Education ]

    In pursuance of the focus on connecting school based knowledge to life outside the school and making learning of Science Mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity, to bring focus on innovation and use of technology, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has set up the Ras

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  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 (U-DISE) Unified District Information System for Education [ Education ]

    Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) being the only source of data for Educational Planning at Elementary & Secondary level, is implemented at the State in coordination with National University of Educational Planning and Authority (NUEPA), New Delhi since 1

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