Government Schemes & Projects Current Affairs - 2019

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International Conference on Teacher Education by NCTE held in New Delhi

A two-day International Conference titled ‘Journey of Teacher Education: Local to Global’ was inaugurated by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) in New Delhi. The two-day event is organized by National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) as part of silver jubilee (25 years) celebration of its establishment in 1995.

Key Highlights

Conference Objective: To bring our school education system in alignment with global trends.

It provides a platform to renowned academicians, educationist, thinkers, administrators and practitioners to brainstorm various challenges, issue and solutions for existing teacher education system in India.

40 renowned experts from India and abroad will deliberate upon key areas such as-

  • Present scenario of teacher education in Indian context.
  • Innovations in teaching practices.
  • Integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching.
  • Inclusive education in teaching-learning environment.
  • Internationalization of teacher education.

Upcoming Government Initiative in Education Field:

On 22 August 2019, HRD Ministry would be launching a mission called NISHTHA (National Initiative on School Teachers Head Holistic Advancement). It is world’s biggest project for teacher training through which more than 42 lakh teachers will be trained.

About National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)

It was established on 17 August 1995.

It was tasked to achieve planned and coordinated development of teacher education system throughout India and to maintain norms and standards therein.

It serves as an advisory body to Central and State Governments for ensuring maintenance of standards and quality in Teacher Education.

Mandate: NCTE covers entire gamut of Teacher Education programmes. It includes research and training of persons to equip them to teach (at stages of pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary schools) as well as distance education courses, part-time education, non-formal education and adult education.

At present, teacher education institutions in country offers 17 Teacher Education programmes recognized by NCTE for prospective school teachers.

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40 Indian Origin Youth take part in 54th Know India Programme

40 Indian Origin youth have taken part in 54th Edition of Know India (KIP) Programme. This edition is scheduled from 1st August to 25th August, 2019. Punjab and Harayana are partner sates for this edition. These 40 participants are from 9 countries, namely Fiji (7), Trinidad & Tobago (7), Mauritius (7), Guyana (6), Suriname (5), Myanmar (3), South Africa (2), Israel (2) and Reunion Island (1) out of which 26 are female and 14 are male.

About Know India Programme (KIP)

It is important initiative of Union Government aimed to engage and make students and young professionals of India Diaspora in age group of 18-30 years. It was launched in 2004. It is 25-day orientation programme organized by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in partnership with one or two States including visit to States for 10 days. It seeks to give sense of connect to Indian origin youth with their motherland and motivate and inspire them by the transformation taking place in India.

Objective of KIP: (i) Give Indian origin youth exposure to various aspects of contemporary India’s forms of art, heritage and culture. (ii) Promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by country in various fields such as industry, education, science and technology, information & communication technology (ICT), climate and power and renewable energy etc.

Selection of Participants: They are selected on basis of nominations recommended by the Indian Missions or Posts abroad.

Implementation Status: Since 2004, MEA has conducted 53 editions of KIP with participation of 1821 Overseas Indian youth.

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