Education Current Affairs - 2020

CCEA approves continuation of Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans Scheme. It also approved continuation and modification of Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme for period from 2017 to 20. This will provide education loans to 10 lakh students during this period. The restructuring of scheme is in accordance Read More…

JS Rajput nominated as India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director JS Rajput as India’s representative to Executive Board (EXB) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). JS Rajput Professor JS Rajput is known for his contributions in reforms in school education and teacher education. He has held several assignments which include Professor Read More…

NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation ink agreement to improve health, education in Aspirational Districts

NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation have inked Statement of Intent (SoI) to work closely with District Collectors and key officers of ‘Aspirational Districts’ to support their transformation in terms of healthcare, education and nutrition. The collaboration is for four years with the option to continue, based on mutual agreement. Key Facts Under the SoI with Read More…

NITI Aayog releases SATH-E Roadmaps

NITI Aayog has released comprehensive roadmaps and detailed timelines for its initiative Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E) project to introduce system-wide Governance Transformation in school education. SATH-E project SATH-E project aims at promoting vocational education, skill development, teacher training and introducing technology in classrooms. It will also promote data-driven analysis to Read More…

First Indo-French Knowledge Summit held in New Delhi

The first Indo-French Knowledge Summit for university, scientific and technology cooperation was successfully held in New Delhi. The two-day summit was organized by the French Embassy in India and co-hosted by Ministry of Human Resource Development. Key Facts The summit’s broader objective was to design roadmap of Franco-India cooperation for next five years, in collaboration Read More…