HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

The Punjab government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” on Tuesday to provide technical education to meritorious and poor students. After approval from chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the scheme was launched by Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Punjab students studying in government polytechnic and engineering colleges, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh University, Bathinda, and Inder Kumar Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will benefit from the scheme, said Channi. Under the scheme, students scoring 60-70% marks in Class 10 will get 70% fee…

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Zonal-level nodal officers to monitor bankers in Chennai: Minister

Zonal-level nodal officers to monitor bankers in Chennai: Minister

CHENNAI: A person who had obtained an educational loan from a reputed bank for his daughter’s higher studies, on Friday alleged that the bank threatened him to repay the sum borrowed despite the fact that it was not the time for repayment. During an interactive session conducted by Education Loan Task Force, one of the initiatives of eMagazine PreSense, and attended by Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Dawood, the borrower, said that he was issued an educational loan from 2009 for BDS and MDS…

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Institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan in IT and electronics sector, says Union Minister

Institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan in IT and electronics sector, says Union Minister

Union minister P P Chaudhary today said that institutes like NIEIT will help Rajasthan grow in the electronics and IT sector and contribute to India’s digital ambitions. The union minister of state for electronics and IT further was in the city to take part in an event here. Rajasthan has made commendable progress in contributing to India s digital dream, he said. More than 40,000 students of the state are connected with E-Mitra’s common service centres, which is an achievement itself, said Chaudhary. He said his ministry wants the state…

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Prime Minister to lay foundation of first ever Indian Institute of Skills in India at Kanpur Tomorrow

Prime Minister to lay foundation of first ever Indian Institute of Skills in India at Kanpur Tomorrow

Prime Minister to lay foundation of first ever Indian Institute of Skills in India at Kanpur Tomorrow In line with his vision of making India the Skill Capital of the World by empowering its youth to be more employable and self-sustainable, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the first ever Indian Institute of Skills” in the country at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Institute has been conceptualized by Shri Narendra Modi during his visit to Singapores Institute of Technical Education. Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in partnership…

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Nissan in UK: ‘No cheque book’ involved, says minister

Nissan in UK: ‘No cheque book’ involved, says minister

There was “no cheque book” involved in the assurances given to Nissan ahead of its decision to boost UK production, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said. The carmaker said it would build two new models at its Sunderland plant following talks with the government. Ministers have declined to confirm reports that a written promise was made to protect the company from any consequences of Brexit. Labour said the government should set out exactly what was promised. Speaking on BBC Question Time, Mr Clark indicated there had been no offer of…

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Include sports as compulsory subject in schools, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Include sports as compulsory subject in schools, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

New Delhi: Batting for sports to be included in school curriculum, Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday said that to impart the desired importance to sports, it should be made a compulsory subject at the school level. Goel said marks should be also given to students for their involvement in sports activities. Addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) here on Tuesday, Goel said, this is also essential to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases among children. The Minister said…

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Nehru Who? Indian Textbooks Delete Nelson Mandela, English Poets And united states’s First top Minister

Nehru Who? Indian Textbooks Delete Nelson Mandela, English Poets And united states’s First top Minister

An unbiased schooling panel within the Indian kingdom of Rajasthan caused a firestorm by way of nearly completely erasing the legacy of the u . s . a .’s first top minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, from a draft faculty textbook, the Indian explicit pronounced. In an omission similar to deleting George Washington or Thomas Jefferson from American records books, a new secondary faculty textbook posted on line contains a few scant references to Nehru however no discussion of his role securing India’s independence from exquisite Britain or overseeing the united states…

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Jawaharlal Nehru noted At 15 locations In Revised Syllabus: Rajasthan education Minister

Jawaharlal Nehru noted At 15 locations In Revised Syllabus: Rajasthan education Minister

JAIPUR: HIGHLIGHTS Minister rejects allegations references to Nehru removed from textbooks Do now not favour politics in education, says Rajasthan’s education Minister in advance, Congress led a protest against the Vasundhara Raje government Rejecting allegations approximately the elimination of references to India’s first high Minister Jawaharlal Nehru from a category VII textbook in Rajasthan, the state faculty training minister Vasudev Devnani stated that the revised syllabus has Mr Nehru’s name at 15 locations in distinctive textbooks. “The government has no longer ignored Jawaharlal Nehru’s call from textbooks. His call is…

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Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia Dismisses three instructors On college students’ court cases

Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia Dismisses three instructors On college students’ court cases

NEW DELHI: performing on the proceedings of college students of a government faculty, Delhi training Minister Manish Sisodia nowadays ordered the dismissal of 3 instructors and suspension of 3 others. during a surprise visit through Mr Sisodia to Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar, the scholars of instructions 9 and 12 complained to him approximately the college personnel, stated a Delhi authorities assertion. The minister then requested the teachers and the main to go away the room so that the scholars should express themselves freely. “the scholars…

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