Education Current Affairs - 2020

NSO Survey: Kerala tops literacy rate at 96.2%

On September 7, 2020, the National Statistical Office released its report on “Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of 75th round of National Sample Survey”. The survey provides state wise details of literacy between the period July 2017 and June 2018. Highlights According to the survey, Kerala has the highest literacy rate in Read More…

National Education Policy, 2020 : Highlights

The Union Cabinet recently cleared a new National Education Policy, 2020. The main aim of the policy is to make India a Global Knowledge Superpower. Along with the policy, the cabinet also approved renaming of Ministry of Human Resource Development to Ministry of Education. In the history of independent India, the education policy was brought Read More…

“Manodarpan” initiative to be launched by Ministry of HRD

On July 21, 2020, Ministry of Human Resources and Development will launch “Manodarpan” initiative under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The initiative is being launched to provide psychosocial support to the students for their mental well being. Highlights The Ministry of Human Resources and Development believes that it is essential to provide focus on mental health Read More…

Institute for Management Development releases World Competitive Index

The Institute of Management Development recently released the World Competitive Index. India ranked 43rd in the ranking. Highlights In 2019, India was at the 43rd ranking. Since 1989, India had ranked 41st in the World Competitiveness Ranking. However, it slipped to 45th rank in 2017 and secured 44th in 2018. The continuous low ranking of Read More…

India joins Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

On June 15, 2020, India joined the Global Partnership of Artificial Intelligence as a founding member. Highlights The other leading member countries that joined along with India are UK, USA, European Union, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, etc. The Gee-Pay or GPAI-Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence is a Read More…