Jaipur Current Affairs - 2019
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All India Council for Technical Education will establish country’s first AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. Moreover, tree more ATAL academies will come at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Guwahati (Assam) and Baroda (Gujarat) by next year.
These academies will provide upgraded teaching methods and modules to make technical education more effective and accountable. Faculties will be trained on the eight-module course in these academies in five months. The training will be mandatory for new teachers from 2019 and it will be necessary for existing teachers and assistant teachers while applying for promotions. For building these academies states had provided infrastructure and land for free of cost.
AICTE is statutory body established in November 1945. It comes under aegis of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. It is national-level council for technical education responsible for planning and coordination of technical education and management of education system in the country. It accredits graduate and post graduate programs at Indian institutions. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
Rajasthan’s first lion safari was inaugurated at Nahargarh Biological Park. The park is located on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in the Aravalli foothills, nearly 12 kilometers from state capital Jaipur (known as Pink City). It will be open for visitors from October 2018.
The lion safari project is located at biological park spread across 38 hectare. The park was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in June 2016. Lions in this park were brought from Junagarh, Gujarat under an exchange programme. Total of 10 lions will be released in the park in a phased manner. The park will serve for breeding lions and also centre of attraction for tourists. It will provide new habitat to lions and also add tourism venue to the Pink City. Visitors will be able to see lions in their natural habitat in the park in enclosed by a fence. They will be taken on a nearly 4 kilometer safari in closed bus. Apart from lion, the park also hosts wolves, jackals, and hyenas.