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Morning Current Affairs: 13 October 2017 – India exits from FIFA U-17, India ranked 100th in Hunger Index, US withdraws from UNESCO

The United States and its ally Israel announced that they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, accusing the body of anti-Israel bias. The United States has walked out of the 195-member organisation once before under ex-president Ronald Reagan.

Recommended for : US , Israe , UNESCO , FIFA U-17 World Cup , 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi , Narendra Modi , Global Hunger Index , GHI

Publish Date : Oct 13, 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Belarus for cooperation in Vocational Education

The MoU was signed between both the sides on 12 September 2017 during the visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to India. This is for the first time that India signed MoU for cooperation in area of vocational education, training and skill development with Eurasian country.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , MoU , India and Belarus , Vocational Education , VET

Publish Date : Oct 12, 2017

RBI to soon launch financial literacy drive in 9 states

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to launch a financial literacy drive in 80 blocks in 9 states on a pilot basis to educate people on e-transactions, formal sector borrowings and insurance purchases.

Recommended for : The Reserve Bank of India , RBI , Depositor Education and Awareness Fund , financial literacy drive

Publish Date : Oct 11, 2017

India, Belarus sign 10 pacts to expand cooperation

India and Belarus have signed 10 Memorandums of Understanding to expand cooperation in a range of areas including oil and gas, youth affairs and sports, skill development, scientific and technical cooperation and education and culture.

Recommended for : India and Belarus Agreements , Memorandums of Understanding , Youth Affairs and Sports , Skill Development , Scientific and Technical Cooperation

Publish Date : Sep 12, 2017

Australian Trade Minister to lead 'Business Week' in India

ABWI 2017 will focus on strengthening collaboration in agri-business and food, higher education and research as well as smart cities and infrastructures.

Recommended for : Australian Trade Minister , Business Week in India , India-Australia , India , Australia , Australia Business Week in India , Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Publish Date : Aug 26, 2017

Union Government plans 40% reservation for girls at Navodaya schools

Naqvi stated that the government is mulling to open the 100 Navodaya-type schools in minority concentrated areas of India.

Recommended for : Education , Education for Poor Children , Navodaya School , Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Publish Date : Aug 21, 2017

India@70: PM Modi’s vision for New India by 2022 & the Challenges Ahead

It lists out eight most important challenges that India must overcome in building New India in a detailed manner. The important challenges are – unemployment, demographic challenges, infrastructure bottlenecks, health and education, defence and security, disaster management and climate change, governance issues and social problems.

Recommended for : New India by 2022 , Modi independence day speech , India 70 years independence , India developmental challenges , unemployment , India security issues , India social problems

Publish Date : Aug 17, 2017

EU to release remaining 25 mn euros of its grant for primary, secondary education in India

Contribution from EU has helped in setting up and improving schools and facilities across India. It also helped in bridging gender and social gaps.

Recommended for : EU delegation to India , Indian government , Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan , Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan

Publish Date : Jun 14, 2017

India might become an educationally failed nation: Ganesh Devy

Ganesh Devy, the author of the book, The Crisis Within, says that the ability to ask meaningful questions is not at the centre of educational processes, though a few exceptional institutions and individuals in the system do this.

Recommended for : The Crisis within , The Crisis within Knowledge and Education in India , Ganesh Devy , Educationally failed nation

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

India-Cyprus signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relations

The signed agreements including executive programme for cultural, education and scientific cooperation will further enhance the longstanding relations between the two countries.

Recommended for : India-Cyprus agreements , India-Cyprus relations , India-Cyprus MoUs , India-Cyprus , India , Cyprus ,

Publish Date : May 2, 2017

Can colour-blind people pursue MBBS: SC to Medical Council of India

The committee shall include experts from genetics, ophthalmology, psychiatry and medical education from AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Recommended for : Can colour-blind people pursue MBBS , Supreme Court , Medical Council of India , SC

Publish Date : Mar 27, 2017

Union Cabinet approves Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017

The Cabinet also decided to enable these institutions to grant degrees to their students in the academic courses conducted by them.

Recommended for : IIIT PPP Bill 2017 , Indian Institutes of Information Technology , Information Technology , Education in India

Publish Date : Mar 16, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 8 March 2017

8 March 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 2017 International Women's Day 2017, India’s longest extradosed bridge and Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2017  among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affair , Interactive Quiz , Competitive Quiz

Publish Date : Mar 8, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 8 March 2017

8 March 2017: The one liner of 8th March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like 2017 International Women's Day 2017, India’s longest extradosed bridge and Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2017  among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Mar 8, 2017

India, World Bank signed USD 201.50 million Financing Agreement for TEQIP III

The financing agreement will help the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in improving the standards of higher education in focus areas.

Recommended for : World Bank Group , Higher education in India , Engineering education in India , TEQIP programme

Publish Date : Feb 4, 2017

Union Cabinet approved Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are a group of government-funded and autonomous institutes of management education and research in India.

Recommended for : IIM Bill , Union Cabinet , Narendra Modi , Indian Institute of Management , IIM-A

Publish Date : Jan 24, 2017

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2016) released

The survey is facilitated by NGO Pratham. It is carried out by volunteers from local partner organizations in almost all rural districts of India.

Recommended for : ASER , NGO Pratham , ASER Survey , Annual Status of Education Report

Publish Date : Jan 24, 2017

World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is in line with 'Swachh Bharat Mission' of the Indian government. The students are expected to come up with innovative ideas using robotics technology to ‘Rap the Scrap’ i.e. to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

Recommended for : World Robot Olympiad , Rap the Scrap , LEGO Education , Robotics

Publish Date : Nov 23, 2016

IMF releases World Economic Outlook; Sees subdued Global Growth

IMF urged India to continue reform of its tax system and eliminate subsidies to provide more resources for investments in infrastructure, education, and health care.

Recommended for : World Economic Outlook , IMF , International Monetary Fund , WEO October 2016 Update ,

Publish Date : Oct 7, 2016

World Bank approves $201.50 million for Technical Education Quality Improvement Project in India

The objective of the project is to enhance quality and equity in participating engineering education institutes and improve the efficiency of the engineering education system in focus states.

Recommended for : World Bank , approves , 201.50 million , Technical Education , Quality Improvement , Project in India , engineering education

Publish Date : Jun 29, 2016

भारत और थाईलैण्ड ने संस्कृति और शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में दो समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर किए

थाईलैंड के प्रधानमंत्री प्रायुत चान ओ चा और प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने दोनों देशों के आतंकवाद के खतरों से निपटने के लिए सुरक्षा सहयोग बढ़ाने का फैसला किया है.

Recommended for : India , Thailand , signed 2 agreements , cooperation , culture and education sectors , भारत , थाईलैण्ड , संस्कृति और शिक्षा , दो समझौतों , हस्ताक्षर किए

Publish Date : Jun 20, 2016

India, Thailand signed 2 agreements on cooperation in culture and education sectors

The agreements were signed during the 3-day visit of Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Recommended for : India Thailand relations , bilateral agreements , act east policy , India ASEAN cooperation

Publish Date : Jun 20, 2016

Microsoft & AICTE signed agreement to build app for HRD ministry's SWAYAM platform

Microsoft signed a deal of 38 crore rupees with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to build and run the app for three years. Later, it will be taken over by AICTE.

Recommended for : Microsoft , AICTE , Mobile App , HRD ministry , SWAYAM platform

Publish Date : Jun 18, 2016

Prime Minister releases National Disaster Management Plan to make India disaster resilient

It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication activities to prepare communities to cope with disasters,

Recommended for : Prime Minister , National Disaster Management Plan , NDMP , India disaster resilient

Publish Date : Jun 1, 2016

Indian short film ‘Beti’ to be screened at Seattle International Film Festival

The short film promotes girl child by narrating the real life story of three girls from a government school and their dream for the future.

Recommended for : Beti , documentary film , girl child education , India , Seattle International Film Festival , SIFF

Publish Date : May 16, 2016

India signed MoU with World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project

The project was designed as a result based financing programme in which the funds will be released based on the achievement of specific results or disbursement linked indicators (DLIs).

Recommended for : India , MoU , World Bank , Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2016

Economic Survey 2015-16: Sectoral Overview - IV

It focuses on status of social infrastructure like education, health, etc, India’s preparedness for climate change and the outlook for the Indian economy among others.  

Recommended for : social infrastructure , economic survey , education , employment , poverty , climate change , sustainable development

Publish Date : Feb 26, 2016

David Shulman won Israel Prize for Religious Studies for Research on India

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee, headed by Professor Shaul Shaked.

Recommended for : Israel Prize , Indologist , David Shulman , Ta'ayush , Israel

Publish Date : Feb 18, 2016

Girls First initiative improved emotional & physical well-being of Bihar school children

The initiative is a first of its kind project in the country as integrates evidence-based practices from the fields of social-emotional rearing, restorative justice, positive psychology and emotional intelligence.

Recommended for : Girls First initiative , school education Bihar , girl child education , Corstone India Foundation

Publish Date : Jan 21, 2016

Dr Jancy James selected for Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India

The award was instituted by Cochin University of Science and Technology in the name of MV Pylee who is widely regarded as the father of management education in Kerala.

Recommended for : Dr Jancy James , MV Pylee Award , academic excellence , distinguished academician award

Publish Date : Jan 16, 2016
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