Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address the grand finale of the Smart India hackathon 2020. The PM will interact with the participating students via video conference at 7 pm on 1st of August. Smart India Hackathon is an initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of his cabinet including Priti Patel,Baroness Evans, Michael Gove, Robert Buckland, Amanda Milling and Lord Frostarrive for a meeting in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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The Prime Minister will chair a meeting of his Cabinet today, ahead of theresumption of Parliament. It comes as the Government continues to facepressure from backbench MPs over U-turns on policy including to exam resultsand mandatory face coverings in schools.
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Rajasthan Minister, Pratap Khachariyawas informed that Cabinet has again sent a proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra seeking to convene assembly session. "We have again sent a proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra seeking to convene assembly session. We hope that the Governor will accept the proposal this time and announce the date to begin the session soon," said Pratap Khachariyawas.
Cabinet on Wednesday approved the New Education Policy 2020. Union Ministers for Information and Broadcasting (I&B)Prakash Javadekar and Human Resource Development (HRD) and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, made the announcement in the national capital. Major reforms were announced in the school education. "NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3 pc (2018) to 50 pc by 2035. At least 3.5 crore new seats will be added to higher education institutions," HRD Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare said at a press briefing. "The policy envisages broad based, multi-disciplinary, holistic Under Graduate education with flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification. Under Graduate education can be of 3 or 4 years with multiple exit options and appropriate certification within this period," he said.
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Cabinet on Wednesday approved the New Education Policy 2020. Union Ministers for Information and Broadcasting (I&B)Prakash Javadekar and Human Resource Development (HRD) and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, made the announcement in the national capital. Major reforms were announced in the school education. Elaborating on the reforms, School Education Secretary Anita Karwal said at a briefing, "Board exams for classes 10 and 12 will be continued, but will be reformed to eliminate the need for taking coaching classes". She further said, "Board exams will be redesigned to encourage holistic development and will also be made easier by testing core capacities and competencies. All students will be allowed to take board exams on up to two occasions during any given school year -- one main examination and one for improvement, if desired. All students will take school examinations in classes 3, 5, and 8 which will be conducted by the appropriate authority". A per the new policy, the 10+2 structure of school curricula will be replaced with a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to age groups 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years respectively.
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The Chairman of the committee that drafted National Educational Policy 2020, Dr K Kasturirangan said the new Ministry of Education will deal with all aspects of education and not restrict itself to only human resource development. "Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has been renamed Ministry of Education, which is much more overarching. It will deal with all aspects of education and not restrict itself to only human resource development," said Dr K Kasturirangan. Cabinet has approved National Education Policy 2020 on July 29. Major reforms in higher education include a target of 50% gross enrolment ratio by 2035 and provision for multiple entry/exit.
ISRO chief K. Sivan cleared the air regarding recent space sector reforms. The Indian Space Research Organisation is not being privatised, Sivan said. On June 24, Union Cabinet approved private sector participation in space projects. A new body called IN-SPACe will help private firms use Indian space infrastructure. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing on September 22. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal were also present at the event. Speaking at the convocation ceremony, Prime Minister said, "The future of a nation is what its youth think today. Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India. This is the time to be future-ready."