Education Current Affairs - 2019
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Goa Government has signed trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and Nobel Media, Sweden to host Nobel Prize Series-India in February 2018.
The event will be jointly organized by Department of Bio-Technology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology and Nobel Media AB, Sweden.
The event will be held along with month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden. It is being held with objective of driving people towards pure science rather than technology. It will provide scientific exposure that will allow youth of Goa to emulate with Nobel laureates around the world and to take on formidable challenges against any odds in future. Earlier Nobel series were organised in Gujarat.
The company develops and manages programs, productions and media rights of Nobel Prize within the areas of digital and broadcast media, publishing as well as events. It was established in 2004. Its main objectives are to spread knowledge about Nobel Prize awarded achievements and share the Nobel Laureates’ inspirational stories with global audience.
Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM), a nationwide science talent search examination will be held on 26th November 2017. It is unique initiative to give a boost to learning of science, technology and mathematics among youth-especially the school students.
Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan
The exam has been organized by eminent scientists and academicians associated with Vigyan Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation under Department of Science and Technology and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), Ministry of Human Resources and Development (HRD).
It will provide platform to India’s generation next to imbibe values of science and technology (S&T) for better future. The examination test will be conducted online and students can attend it through various digital devices like, laptop or desktop, mobile, tablet.
A record number of over 91,000 students from 2078 centres across country will take test on same day. Through VVM programme, India’s next generation will be made aware about India’s Rich Contribution to Science from ancient period to modern times.
Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA)
It is one of largest science movement in country led by eminent scientists. It aims to inculcate and generate scientific temper, foster excellence in students and nurture and mentor them for their careers in pure sciences.