Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Factsheet: Initiatives to monitor the quality of education in Government schools

The Central Government has launched the following mechanisms for the monitoring of quality of education in Government schools: ContentsShaGun PortalAmendment to Rules under RTE actShaala SiddhiPINDICSNational Achievement Survey ShaGun Portal Together with showcasing success stories and providing a platform for all stakeholders to learn from each other, and instill a positive competitive spirit among all Read More…

Factsheet: Initiatives for improving teaching quality in Higher Education

The following initiatives have been launched to improve teaching quality in Higher Education: ContentsDikshaTEQUIPGIANPMMMNMTTInter-University Centres for Teachers Education Diksha Diksha Portal has been launched to provide a digital platform for teachers to learn and train themselves and connect with teacher community. TEQUIP Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQUIP) is a quality improvement program in technical education. Read More…

Panel suggests not to allow new Engineering colleges from 2020

The Panel headed by IIT-Hyderabad chairman B V R Mohan Reddy has suggested All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) not to allow setting up of new Engineering colleges from 2020. ContentsRecommendations of the PanelWhy the recommendations are made? Recommendations of the Panel The panel headed by B V R Mohan Reddy has made the Read More…

Telangana to have separate High Court from 1st January 2019

Separate High Courts will start functioning for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh from 1st January 2019. The High Court for Telangana is the 25th High Court in the country. Telangana was carved out of Andra Pradesh in 2014 and the two states continued to have a common high court in Hyderabad. Separate High Read More…

India’s core sector growth drops to a 16-month low in November

The data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industries has shown that the growth in the eight core sectors of the economy fell to a 16-month low of 3.5 per cent in November. The eight core sectors are coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizer, steel, cement and electricity. Growth of Core Sectors The Read More…

RBI releases Fiscal Stability Report

The bi-annual Fiscal Stability Report discussing issues relating to the development and regulation of the financial sector has been released by the RBI. The Fiscal Stability Report reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to the financial stability of the country, as also the resilience Read More…

Bangladesh Elections: PM’s Awami League registers landslide victory

The ruling coalition led by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Awami League has registered a landslide victory in Parliamentary elections. The ruling coalition led by Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won 288 out of 300 seats which are about 96 per cent of the seats. ContentsJatiyoShangsadOpposition calls the elections as rigged JatiyoShangsad Bangladesh has Read More…

Loan subsidy for middle-income group under PMAY extended till March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the loan subsidy for the middle-income group under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, (PMAY) has been extended till 31st March 2020. The Minister said that more than Rs 6900 cr interest subsidy on housing loans has been disbursed to over 3.14 lakh beneficiaries of Read More…