Education Current Affairs - 2019

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Students going abroad worry as Rupee falls

The continuous fall in rupee value which reached an all time low last week has become a matter to worry about for the students planning to study in the U.S.A. and their parents who have to spend more than they expected initially. Why it costs more? As the Rupee falls against the Dollar those students Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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HRD to set up National Testing Agency (NTA)

The Ministry of Human Resource & Development (HRD) will constitute a 7-member Task Force headed by Prof. Sanjay Dhande, Ex-Director, IIT. The team which will have representatives from  CBSE, UGC, NCERT, AICTE and from the Ministry, will be tasked to prepare a blue print for creating a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the setting up of National Testing Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Government to start National Higher Education Campaign (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan)

The Union Government has decided to launch National Higher Education Campaign (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan), to focus on equity based development, improvement in teaching-learning quality and research. Under this programme, funds will be granted to public Universities and Colleges so that higher educational institutes do not depend heavily on the affiliation fees. The programme will encourage the Universities to Read More…

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Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP): UGC forms advisory committee on DU’s new format

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has set up an advisory committee, headed by S. K. Joshi, member UGC and former Director-General of CSIR, to monitor the progress of the implementation of the new Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) being introduced by Delhi University. The panel will also offer corrective advice on the issue of curriculum. There is a widespread Read More…

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Scripps National Spelling Bee contest: Indian-Americans dominate for 6th consecutive year

Indian-American Arvind Mahankali (13) won the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest, as children from the community created history by dominating the prestigious contest for the 6th year in a row, holding top three positions this year. This is the sixth consecutive year that an Indian-American has won the contest, which was watched live by millions of people in the United Read More…

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Google launches ‘Mapathon 2013’ competition to “map” India

Google has unveiled its first ever mapping competition in India – Mapathon 2013. It is a nationwide mapping contest open to anyone who lives in India. Google will give prizes to top 1000 mappers who will win Android tablets, smartphones, gift vouchers and Google merchandise. Those who wish to participate in the map making competition Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Distance Education Council allows students to pursue two degrees

The Distance Education Council (DEC) has allowed students to pursue two programmes simultaneously through distance or combination of distance and regular modes in various combinations. The DEC has also mentioned some of the combinations which students can opt for. These include one degree and diploma/postgraduate diploma/certificate. Likewise, a student can pursue one postgraduate diploma and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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