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

  • Dec 20, 2017
  • 1 Steinbeis University in Germany Now Offering Course with Focus on ‘Make in India’ [ Edu. ]

    Germany’s Steinbeis University announced an MS degree in Global Technology Management Asia. The program is specially designed by the Berlin-based University to build technology framework for ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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  • Dec 17, 2017
  • 1 What is Securitizing the Future Flows? Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) [ Edu. ]

    Higher Education Funding Agency provides additional funds for research and related infrastructure. HEFA Board in its 2nd meeting approved projects for Rs. 2, 066.73 Cr for six institutions – IITs Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, and NIT Suratkal.

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 KIRAN, SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship, & National Post-Doctoral Fellowship [ Edu. ]

    Government of India encourages research and higher education through several mechanisms. VAJRA is one such scheme for inviting foreign expertise. SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship, National Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and KIRAN (Education) are three main scholarships for nurturing

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 Amendment in the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 [ Edu. ]

    Union Cabinet gave approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017 granting retrospective recognition to the Central, State, Universities condu

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  • Dec 3, 2017
  • 1 Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar Inaugurates ‘Chintan Shivir’ [ Edu. ]

    Two-day National workshop ‘Chintan Shivir’ was organized by Department of School Education and Literacy to discuss holistic education relevant for 21st century India with key stakeholders from various NGOs, private sector and individuals.

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately [ Edu. ]

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India. This Program is for school children to increase the reach of Philately. Scholarship gives student of class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing Philately as a hobby in this scheme.

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  • Oct 29, 2017
  • 1 India International Science Festival 2017: Celebrating Science for New India [ Edu. ]

    India International Science Festival (IISF), 2017 was held from 13 - 16 October 2017 in Chennai. CSIR has more than 250 new technologies in pipeline readied to solve public problems. IISF 2017 strived to be the World’s largest science festival to become ‘Science for the masses’.

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  • 2 Diploma in Elementary Education Launched: Government to Train All Untrained Teachers by March, 2019 [ Edu. ]

    A quality programme of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for in-service untrained teachers would provide Diploma in Elementary Education (D. El. Ed). 15 lakh teachers have enrolled so far.

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  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Prime Minister Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Prime Minister Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) an integral component of Digital India Initiative of the Government which envisages making 6 crore citizens digitally literate in rural India. The scheme highlights significance of digital literacy in addressing issue o

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  • Oct 14, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Plight of Teachers and Teacher Education in India (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Even with many school enrollments, the teaching outcomes in India are very poor. In 2012, the Supreme Court set up the Justice Verma Commission, which listed a comprehensive list of reform proposals.

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  • 2 IISc Again Ranked Highest from India in World University Rankings 2018 [ Edu. ]

    Times World University Rankings 2018 ranked Indian Institute of Science (IISc) top among Indian Universities, but it fared worse than last year’s position. Indian education system needs to focus more on research, research funding, and internationalization of Indian campuses.

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  • Oct 10, 2017
  • 1 UGC Announces Application Process for Eminence Status [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) rolled out systematic application process for universities and higher education institutes which seek to become “Institutions of Eminence”. Institutions of Eminence is a status grated to the top universities and institutes in India.

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  • Oct 6, 2017
  • 1 ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions [ Edu. ]

    The ‘SWACHHTA’ rankings focus on water & electricity conservation, promoting cleanliness and managing waste for smart campus. Award ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi.

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  • Sep 26, 2017
  • 1 School Chalo Abhiyan Launched [ Edu. ]

    Even after government taking several initiatives to eradicate illiteracy in India, 70 - 80 lakh students are still out of school. Now government is undertaking School Chalo Abhiyan from next year to enroll these 70 - 80 lakh students in the country:

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  • 2 🌟 Seven Principles for Good Teaching with Technology (Important) [ Edu. ]

    The following seven principles understand the steps to be taken by students and faculty members to improve undergraduate education: Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of class is a most important factor in student motivation and involvement.

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Digital Classroom, Flipped Classroom, and Blended Learning? (Important ) [ Edu. ]

    In flipped classroom students receive instruction online but critique and apply knowledge in the classroom with their peers. With the advent of modern digital education, internet and mobile devices several new terms are now associated with teaching. These will be discussed below.

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research, Cultural Talent Discovery Scheme [ Edu. ]

    Jawaharlal Nehru University (School of Art & Aesthetics) is the only Participating Institution under the “Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research” Scheme. This Fellowship is not specific to students and covers academicians, scholars, and artistes of repute.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Schemes for Fixing Quality and Dropout Rates in Schools (Important) [ Edu. ]

    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for universalization of elementary education for Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 that entitles all children between the age group of 6 to 14 years free and compulsory admission, attend

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  • 2 🌟 Swayam, Swayam Prabha DTH Channels & National Academic Depository Launched- Important [ Edu. ]

    SWAYAM, 32 SWAYAM Prabha DTH Channels and National Academic Depository were launched at the National Convention on Digital Initiatives organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development

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    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

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  • 3 🌟 Union Cabinet Approves IISER, Berhampur in Odisha - Important [ Edu. ]

    Union Cabinet approved Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Odisha. This is an ex-post facto approval. It will be established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It will start its 2016-17 academic sessions from 1st August 2016.

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  • 4 NAAC’S Revised Accreditation Framework [ Edu. ]

    NAAC understanding the changing trends in higher education, feedback, and experience from its accreditation exercise involving more than 11, 132 institutions (518 Universities and 10614 Colleges till July 2017) came up with new accreditation framework to remain relevant and globa

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Measures to Improve Quality of Education [ Edu. ]

    A good quality education provides all learners with capabilities to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peaceful and democratic societies, and enhance individual well-being. Following are some government measures to improve quality of ed

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  • 2 Education Loan and Scholarship Schemes- Vidya Lakshmi Portal [ Edu. ]

    All Scheduled Commercial Banks provide Education Loan to students with simple interest charged during the study period up to commencement of repayment. Accrued interest is added to the principal amount for calculating the repayment EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment).

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  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 📹 64 Expected Topics: IAS Mains 2017 [ IAS Upd. ]

    In this lecture we have covered major 64 topics for IAS Mains GS 2017 paper 1 to 4. The details for the topics are available at the respective current affairs links with the topics. Don’t miss out this topics!

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 NITSER Amendment Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha [ Edu. ]

    NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education, and Research) Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on 26th July, 2017. Bill proposes two new Institutions namely Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati and IISER Berhampur in the Second

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Indian Institutes of Management Bill,2017 Declares IIMs as Institutions of National Importance [ Edu. ]

    Bill empowers Indian Institutes of Managements to attain global excellence in education, research, and allied areas. It provides administrative, academic, and financial autonomy to them to grant degrees.

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  • 2 Prime Minister’S Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir [ Edu. ]

    The Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir being implemented since 2011 to encourage the youth to pursue higher education in educational institutions outside the state with initiatives to ensure the benefits availed by all deserving students. Scholarship for 2017 - 18 ope

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Surveys by NSSO [ Edu. ]

    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics, and Programme Implementation conducts nation-wide surveys on various socio-economic subjects whose results are used for planning, policy formulation, and decision-making.

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  • 2 Scheme “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India” for Protection of Dialects [ Edu. ]

    Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India’ (SPPEL), implemented by Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore aims at protection, preservation, and documentation of all the mother tongues and languages of India spoken by less than 10,

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  • 3 National Achievement Survey (NAS), Government Education Programs & Teachers’ Performance [ Edu. ]

    Government is running a number of schemes for education. Elementary Education: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal, Strengthening of Teachers Training Institute, Schemes for Infrastucture Development of Private Aided/Unaided Minority Institutes (IDMI), Mahila Samakhya, Strengthe

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