Literacy Current Affairs - 2020

NSO Survey: Kerala tops literacy rate at 96.2%

On September 7, 2020, the National Statistical Office released its report on “Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of 75th round of National Sample Survey”. The survey provides state wise details of literacy between the period July 2017 and June 2018. Highlights According to the survey, Kerala has the highest literacy rate in Read More…

NSS releases report on disability

The National Statistical Office conducted survey of Persons with disabilities in the country between the period July 2018 and December 2018. The main objective of the survey is to estimate indicators of incidence and prevalence of disability, facilities available to persons with disability, age at onset of disability, arrangement of regular care giver, difficulties faced Read More…

November 11: National Education Day

Every year on November 11, India celebrates National Education Day on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Azad, the first Education Minister of India. He was the man behind the establishments of the premier institutes of the country like IITs, IIScs, etc. Highlights The Day is being celebrated since 2008 Campaigns Read More…

Program GOAL: Young Tribal Women to Receive Digital Training

The GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) program aims to inspire, guide and encourage tribal girls across India to become village level digital leaders for their community. The program was launched by Facebook to empower women by providing digital literacy, leadership, life skills and entrepreneurship skills. In order to become a beneficiary of the program the Read More…

Disabled children are illiterate due to lack of support services: Report

According to the India Social Development Report (SDR) 2016, about 45% of all persons with disabilities (PWD) in India are illiterate. They remain illiterate mainly because of lack of support services. The theme for this edition of report was ‘Disabilities Rights Perspectives’. Key Highlights from report The number of PWDs in India are 26.8 million Read More…