NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION
New national education policy will be in public domain very soon: HRD ministry
Addressing the Swachh Campus Ranking, 2019, event for higher educational institutions at AICTE, Pokhriyal appealed to the students to pledge for saving a litre of water everyday and encourage their near and dears ones also to do so.
15th Finance Commission to incentivise states for adopting agricultural reforms
The commission, on Thursday, submitted its report for financi...
Not possible to have uniform education syllabus, says minister
Since education is a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and a ...
View: Reframing Education Reform using Assessments as a Looking Glass
The solution was introducing State Level Assessments (SLA) - a statewide census-based assessment of students in grades I-VIII deploying standardized question papers.
Fugitive godman Nithyananda sets up own 'Hindu sovereign nation'
Even as the Gujarat Police is looking for Swami Nithyananda, in an alleged case of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his ashram in Ahmedabad, a website named Kailaasa.org has popped up suggesting that he has founded his own country and designed its flag, constitution and emblem.
NCDRC asks Sahara India to promptly pay claimants under its accidental death scheme
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed the company, which entered into a legal battle with an insurance firm over payment of the claim amount under the policy, to settle its dispute without troubling the nominees of the deceased investors.
Manmohan Singh blames Narsimha Rao for 1984 massacre
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh had referred to former PM IK Gujral’s meeting with then home minister PV Narasimha Rao, saying that if his advice to press the army into action had been heeded, then “perhaps the massacre that took place in 1984 could have been avoided”.
Government to check for inconsistencies in Household Expenditure survey
The meeting took place in the wake of a leaked draft of the Household Consumer Expenditure survey report showing a decline in consumer spending in rural India in 2017-18. MoSPI, which had junked the survey, said it would not use it for official purposes but was examining its repercussions and impact on all base revision of various economic indicators.
Greta Thunberg, carrying a placard, reaches Madrid by train to join march for action against climate change
The 16-yr-old had reached Lisbon from the US after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.
View: It's time for a fair distribution of GST proceeds between Centre and states
A lion’s share of GST goes to states. Actual transfers of the Centre’s gross tax collections are about 36%.
Gauhati varsity offered 21 unapproved courses, gave false affidavits to UGC: CAG
The findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled during the ongoing Winter Session of the Assam Assembly, also says that the oldest university of the northeast had submitted multiple false affidavits to the UGC, assuring the commission that it will not start any new distance course without approval.
Huawei moves to overturn 'unlawful' US subsidy ban
Huawei's petition said the ban -- imposed last month against the company and its Chinese rival ZTE on national security grounds -- failed to substantiate claims that Huawei was a threat and was a violation of due process, and thus "unlawful". "Huawei is a Chinese company. That is (Washington's) only excuse," Huawei's chief legal officer Song Liuping said.
Over 1 million paramilitary men to don khadi uniform, combat outfit
Home Minister Amit Shah is learnt to have asked heads of all central forces to switch to ‘Make-in-India’ products and promote use of khadi, including using Khadi fabric for uniforms. Home ministry officials confirmed the development saying that more than 1 million personnel of CRPF, BSF, SSB, ITBP, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles will be using uniform made of terry-Khadi.
Salary, social obligations take away big funds of railways: Piyush Goyal
"After the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations, there has been an over expenditure of Rs 22,000 crore for salaries and pension of railway employees. This has contributed to the overall operating loss," he said.
DPIIT to confer national startup awards for developing innovation products
The award will be conferred in 35 areas, classified into 12 broad sectors namely agriculture, education, enterprise technology, energy, finance, food, health, Industry 4.0, space, security, tourism, and urban services.
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