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Artificial Intelligence introduced as a subject in CBSE schools

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has introduced Artificial Intelligence in classes VIII, IX and X in CBSE schools. The study materials have already been provided to the schools through official CBSE website

Highlights

The CBSE has collaborated with several organization like Microsoft, Intel, IBM and so on in order to create the module of Artificial Intelligence. Around 1000 teachers were trained for hands-on knowledge on tools such as Flipgrid, OneNote, Outlook, Minecraft, etc. They also underwent 3-day project on digital story-telling, tools to create BOTs and concepts around artificial intelligence.

The Ministry has so far conducted 41 training programmes across several CBSE affiliated schools in which around 1690 teachers have been trained.

Significance

Having knowledge in Artificial Intelligence has become imperative. It has the ability to execute tasks like visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translating languages by naturally imbibing into human intelligence. It also helps to reduce error.

Introducing Artificial Intelligence at school level will help the country create a strong base in the field.

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PM Modi launches Fit India School grading system in schools across India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India School grading system in schools across the country. The grading will be in 3 categories. During the launch PM Modi also appealed all schools to enroll in Fit India raking system to make it a mass movement and spread awareness. He also urged students and teachers to participate in ‘Fit India Week’ to be organized by as many as 22,000 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools across the country. The initiative taken by CBSE will include fitness programme and indigenous games from every state and will be held in first week of December.

About Fit India School grading system

In Fit India Movement, schedules have been drawn for ranking schools in accordance with fitness and the schools that achieve this ranking will also be able to use Fit India logo and flag.

Ranking system: Schools can declare themselves as fit by visiting the Fit India portal and the rankings will be assigned after survey. Fit India School rankings are divided into 3 categories-

  • Fit India Schools, which is the first level of ranking
  • Fit India School three star (3 star)
  • Fit India School five star (5 star)

However, the level of rankings will depend on how much importance a school gives towards inculcating fitness among its students as well as teachers.

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