Diksha App Current Affairs - 2020

Ministry of HRD launches VidyaDaan 2.0

On April 22, 2020, the Union Ministry of HRD launched VidyaDaan 2.0 on DIKSHA. The main aim of the platform is to contribute e-learning content and help children continue their learning anywhere and anytime in the country.

Highlights

In the backdrop of situation arising out of COVID-19, VidyaDaan 2.0 has been launched to integrate both school and higher education for children. The VidyanDaan 2.0 was launched on DIKSHA.

Objective of the programme

VidyanDaan 2.0 will bring together academicians, organizations and e-learning content. The contributors shall share content in the form of videos, assessments, lesson plans and question banks. The content shared are to be monitored by a panel of experts

DIKSHA

DIKSHA is National Digital Infrastructure launched for teachers. It acts as a platform for the teachers to learn and train themselves. It will help them in creating in-class resources, training content, assessment aids and also stay connected with other teacher community.

HRD Ministry introduces study of Artificial Intelligence at school level

Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development has prepared a module to introduce study of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the school level. The announcement for the initiative was made by Union Human Resource and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak while addressing Central Board of Secondary Education’s Teachers Awards 2018-19. During the event, 34 teachers were felicitated for their outstanding and innovative contribution in field of teaching.

Key Highlights

Internet is a great learning tool but the role of teachers has become more significant as the young and impressionable minds should be guided while accessing internet.

The study of Artificial Intelligence at school level is a big leap in country’s education system as artificial intelligence which was otherwise taught at the college level, is now being introduced from class 8th.

For this purpose HRD Ministry has joined hands with technology leaders like Intel.

Other three initiatives announced by HRD Ministry-

  1. CBSE’s Calendar of Activity
  2. Ten manuals for schools, teachers and students
  3. Vidya Daan: It is a unique initiative in which a repository of content is prepared by teachers by uploading study materials for students of class 6th-10th on an on-line platform called Diksha App.