23 November 2016 Current Affairs

Rajasthan becomes first state to make student data available online

With the help of special software, the data of government school students has already been uploaded. Now, the details of students of private schools, military schools, madarasas and others will be made available online, said Minister of State for School Education Vasudev Devnani. Rajasthan is the first state in the country to make the data of students available online. The data of school students across Rajasthan will go online, said Minister of State for School Education Vasudev Devnani on Tuesday. With the help of special software, the data of government school students has already uploaded. Now, the details of students of private schools, military schools, madarasas and others will be made available online, he said.


Nalanda University constitutes fresh Nalanda Mentors Group: Amartya Sen no longer a board member

Along with Amartya Sen, Sugata Bose, a Trinamool Congress MP and a former Harvard professor. And Lord Meghnad Desai, a UK-based economist, was excluded from the Nalanda Mentors Group of Nalanda University following the freshly constituted board. Nobel Laureate and former Harvard Economist Amartya Sen is no longer a member of the governing board of Nalanda Mentors Group of Nalanda University. Following the steeping down as Chancellor of Nalanda University, Amartya Sen publicly criticized the BJP-led NDA government and PM Modi. According to an Indian Express report, Sen criticized PM Modi prior to his resignation as Chancellor.According to reliable sources, President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as the Visitor of the university, on Monday approved the constitution of the governing board of the university in accordance with the Section 7 of the Nalanda University Act, 2010.


Haryana ties-up with NSIC to establish technology centre in Faridabad

NSIC chairman-cum-managing director Ravindra Nath and Haryana Technical Education Department principal secretary Anil Malik signed the MoU in the presence of Union MSME secretary K K Jalan and Haryana chief secretary D S Dhesi. Haryana Technical Education Department enters into collaboration with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) to establish a technology centre at Neemka in Faridabad district. SIC chairman-cum-managing director Ravindra Nath and Haryana Technical Education Department principal secretary Anil Malik signed the MoU in the presence of Union MSME secretary K K Jalan and Haryana chief secretary D S Dhesi.NSIC’s Ravindra Nath said Andhra Pradesh government has also approached the agency for setting up such centres in their state.


From 2017, CISCE to have its own syllabus, from pre-school to class 8

In a first, students studying in pre-school till class VIII in schools affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations(CISCE) will have to study a curriculum prescribed by the Board right from academic session 2017-18, said CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon. Till now, the Board prescribed syllabus only for classes IX to XII. Most schools said Arathoon followed NCERT syllabus for junior classes till VIII. The curriculum prepared by the Board will be released at the 59th annual conference of Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate (ASISC) beginning in Lucknow from November 23.

Updated: November 23, 2016 — 3:48 pm

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