Education Current Affairs - 2019

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Union Cabinet gives nod to 3 new AIIMS

Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod to establish 3 new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). These 3 AIIMS will be established at Nagpur (Maharashtra), Manglagiri (Andhra Pradesh) and Kalyani in West Bengal. They will be established under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana with the cost nearly Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


India, Germany ink 18 MoUs and agreements in various sectors

India and Germany have signed around 18 agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoUs) in various sectors. These agreements were signed at the end of third edition of Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations (ICG) in New Delhi. The Indo-German ICG was co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting counterpart German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Some important agreements Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Union Government notifies mid-day meal rules under National Food Security Act, 2013

Union Government has notified Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Rules, 2015 under the Food Security Act, 2013. The new rules have been finalised by Union Government after consultation with the States and other related Ministries of Union Government. New Rules are Temporary utilization of other funds available with the school for MDM in case school exhausts funds Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law


Union Cabinet gives nod to amend MoU on Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for minor amendments in earlier MoU signed to facilitate implementation of Indo-German Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education Programme. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. In order to make changes, a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran selected for Champions of Change award in US

A 15-year-old Indian-American girl Swetha Prabakaran has been selected by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award. She was chosen for the award in recognition of her efforts for empowering the community by imparting education of Internet coding through her non-profit Organisation. She is among eleven young women selected by the White Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours


IIT- Delhi, IISc figured in the top 200 World University Rankings

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi are two India institutes to figure in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings of 2015-16. In this edition of annual global university ranking list, IISc Bangalore ranked 147th and IIT- Delhi ranked 179th respectively. Key facts It was the 12th Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & Indices


Haryana Government sets minimum qualification for candidates in Panchayati Raj polls

Haryana Assembly has passed Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015 that seeks to fix matriculation as minimum educational qualification for elections to Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs). With this Haryana became second state in India after Rajasthan to fix educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting Panchayat elections. Key provisions of bill General candidates contesting Read More…

Month:  Categories: States