President Trump Current Affairs - 2020

What is Happiness Curriculum in Government Schools attended by Melania Trump?

On February 25, 2020, the first lady of the United States Melania Trump attended Happiness Classes at the Delhi Government Schools. She accompanied President Trump in their visit to India.

Highlights

The Happiness Classes are one of the flagship programmes of the Delhi Government. The programme launched in 2018 had received commendations from different parts of the world. It focuses on arts-based, cognition, numeracy and literacy-based teachings. It is completely different from the traditional marks-oriented teachings.

Objective

The Happiness Curriculum aims to develop citizens who are awakened, aware, mindful, empathetic and above all firmly rooted to their identity. The programme also aims to mold children to cater the needs of today’s society.

Output of the Curriculum

The Curriculum develops self-awareness among the students. It inculcates inquiry skills and critical thinking. The programme also imbibes effective communication skills in students. It enables them to use their skills towards problem solving mode during conflicting situations. It also reduces depression, anxiety and intolerance among students.

Mueller Report Released

The United States Department of Justice has released the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The report looks into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential elections which saw incumbent US President Donald Trump rise to power.

What did the Mueller Report Say?

The report titled “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” makes the following observations:

  • The Report says that it was unable to clear US President Donald Trump in the matter, stating that the President’s action and intent “present difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred.
  • President Trump’s campaign team knew they would benefit from Russia’s illegal actions to influence the action, but did not take criminal steps to help.
  • The report states that the Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.

The report has stated that Mueller declined to subpoena the President because it would “delay” the investigation.