Education Current Affairs - 2019
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The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Kharagpur has won the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award in the academic institutes category.
The institute will be awarded the prize Top Academic Institute for Patents 2016 by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on the occasion of World IP Day i.e. 26 April 2016.
IIT- Kharagpur’s ‘100 patents drive’ initiative had played pivotal role for winning this award. Under it IP Portal was launched to simplify the process of patent filing by students as well as professors who have done some substantial research within the institute.
About National IP Awards
- The Indian Intellectual property office (IIPO) under the aegis of Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry confers national intellectual property awards.
- These awards are bestowed every year on outstanding innovators, organisations and companies in the fields of patents, designs, trademarks, and geographical indications on the occasion of World IP Day.
- The award carries an amount of 1,00,000 rupees, a citation and a memento.
Odisha Government has launched Adarsh Vidyalaya (AV) project to provide modern schools facilities on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the underdeveloped rural areas of the state.
It was launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Sasan Ambagaon village in his home constituency Hinjli in Ganjam district.
Key features of the project
- Schools under AV project will provide free education to students the classes from VI to XII along with free uniforms and other study materials.
- These schools will be affiliated under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and shall have hostel facility in future.
- Under this project, one Adarsh Vidyalaya will be set up in each of the 314 revenue blocks of the state.
- They will be managed by the Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan (AVS) and will be formed on the lines of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).
- In these schools, English will be the first language and Odia will be the second language as medium of instruction.
- The project will be implemented in phases and in the first phase 100 such schools will start functioning on 5 April 2016.
- The teacher-pupil ratio of these schools will be 1:25 and classroom-student ratio of 1:40. 50 per cent of total seats will be reserved for the girls and scheduled categories.