Education Current Affairs - 2019

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India Skills Report: Maharashtra with highest employable talent

On December 9, 2019, the India Skills Report was released jointly by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and AIU (Association of Indian University). The report provides employability of citizens in the country across the states and. The report also ranked the cities based on the availability of employment.

The report was prepared based on a survey that assessed 300,000 candidates from 35 educational institutes across 28 states and 9 Union Territories.

Highlights: State wise

According to the report, Maharashtra topped the list with the highest employable talent. Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ranked second and third respectively.

Highlights: City wise

Among the cities, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune were rated as the most employable cities in the country. Mumbai was at the top most followed by Hyderabad. Hyderabad entered the top ranks for the first time since the launch of the report.

Highlights: Profession

The report said that MBA holders were at the top slot with an employability score of 54%. This position was held by engineers in 2018. MBA category was followed by pharmacy, commerce and arts candidates at second, third and fourth places respectively. The employability in these slots increased by 15%.

Highlights: Gender wise

The Employability scores of male and female for the year 2019 was 46% and 47% respectively. Last year, the scores of male and female was 48% and 46%. This shows that women are more employable than men.

Overall employability rate of the country was 46%.

Russia’s SIRIUS and NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission ends

The second phase of Russia’s SIRIUS Deep Technology Learning and NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission ended on December 9, 2019. The joint programme was conducted based on a Memorandum of Understanding between SIRIUS and AIM.

Highlights

The event was held between 28 November, 2019 and 8 December, 2019. Around 50 Russian and Indian students participated in the event. They shared best contemporary innovation practices in the field of biotech, clean energy, IT and Data analysis, Remote Earth Sensing, Robotics and Drones.

The students also created classification of farmland based on the data from satellite and neural network in order to achieve effective management of crop land. Under Clean Energy, students created free energy island prototype that can withstand energy requirement of 600 people. Under Drones and Robotics, an automated machine to collect tea leaves was created.

SIRIUS

SIRIUS is Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station. It is a series of experiments that investigate flights to moon. It was started in 2017.

In 2017, joint SIRIUS experiments were conducted by US and Russia. It was called SIRIUS-17. The scientists under the programme conducted preventive measures and technologies to protect the health of scientists during space flight.

In March 2019, SIRIUS-19 was conducted. Under this initiative, 80 experiments were carried out that simulated human visit to the moon.