Union Government launches App to know gram panchayats assets

Union Government has launched mobile App to know gram panchayats assets. It was launched by Union Rural Development and Minister Ch Birender Singh.

It was launched on the occasion of Digital India Week in New Delhi. The main purpose of the app is to provide people with the information related to assets of the gram panchayats.

Citizens can use this mobile app to capture photographs and geographical coordinates of various public assets in gram panchayats, like schools and hospitals etc.

Besides providing information to the general public, the App will also be useful for planning purpose at the Panchayat and State level.

Digital India Week was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 July 2015. It seeks to educate, inform and engage citizens about the ongoing initiatives of the Union government in the area of e-governance.

Indian-American teacher Darshan Jain receives US Presidential Award

Darshan Jain, an Indian-American teacher has been selected for prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

He was named for the award by President Barack Obama along with 107 Mathematics and Science teachers across US. All of them were chosen for shaping America’s success through their passion for Math and Science.

Presently Darshan Jain is director of mathematics at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Previously, he had taught mathematics at this institute for eight years.

Jain holds a BA degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree (MS) in secondary mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

About Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

It is awarded annually to outstanding science and mathematics teachers from across US from K-12 (kindergarten through 12th grades). The award carries monetary prize of US 10000 dollars.