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65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education held in New Delhi

The 65th Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under Chairmanship of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.

Education Ministers of 20 States, representatives of 28 states/UTs, members of CABE, heads of autonomous organisations, Vice Chancellors of Universities attended the meeting.

Resolutions adopted in meeting

Operation Digital Board will be launched in all schools in five years and will be undertaken jointly by Centre, State, Corporate Social Responsibility and community. It will improve quality of education. Under it, students will be empowered with 360 degree information with interesting learning experience and increase teacher accountability.

CABE also will ensure to provide Quality, Equity, Accessibility, Accountability and Affordability in education by pro-active action and plan.

It will also promote Swacch Bharat, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Padhe Bharat, Sugamya Bharat and physical education. It also resolved to promote human value education, life skill education, experiential learning to bring out good human beings out of education system.

Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)

CABE is the policy making advisory body of the HRB Ministry. The committee has representatives of central organisation, universities, state and bodies including planning commission, NGOs and civic society. The CABE committee headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

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Union Government launched ENVIS portal

The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has launched Environment Information System (ENVIS) portal and mobile application.

It was launched on the sidelines of the national interaction-cum-evaluation workshop for Environment Information System.

ENVIS Portal (http://envis.nic.in) runs parallel with the objectives of Digital India which works on improving the digital literacy in the environment sector and deliver services digitally. It will play important role integrating network of ENVIS centres.

About Environment Information System (ENVIS)

  • ENVIS is central sector Scheme of the MOEFCC implemented since 1982.
  • The purpose of the scheme is to integrate country-wide efforts in environmental information collection, storage, collation, retrieval and dissemination.
  • The ENVIS network presently consists of 69 centres, of which 29 are under environment departments of various state governments/UT administrations while remaining 40 are operated by environment-related government and non-governmental organisations.

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