Education Current Affairs - 2020

Government launches Samagra Shiksha scheme to improve quality of school education

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched Samagra Shiksha scheme to improve quality of school education. The scheme aims at improving quality of education, enhancing learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers. The scheme subsumes three existing schemes: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikskha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education Read More…

India’s first National Sports University in Manipur: Union Cabinet approves ordinance

The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in in Imphal (west), Manipur. The ordinance is on the lines of National Sports University Bill, 2017 which is pending in Parliament (introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017). Key Facts The specialised university will be the first of Read More…

Cabinet approves setting up of Central University in Andhra Pradesh

The Union Cabinet has given its in-principle approval for establishing Central University by name of Central University of Andhra Pradesh in Janthaluru village of Ananthapur District of Andhra Pradesh. It also approved the proposal for operationalization of Central University in transit campus. Key Facts Initially, the Central University will be formed as society under Societies Read More…

e-SANAD portal and National Academic Depository integrated

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD – National Academic Depository in a bid to make education system in India more transparent. e-SANAD e-Sanad is project aimed at online submission and verification of documents with ultimate object to extend contact less, cashless, faceless and paperless document attestation Read More…

CCEA approves new Integrated Scheme for School Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved new Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020 to be formulated by Department of School Education and Literacy. The new scheme will subsume existing schemes related to education such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE). Read More…