2 December 2016 Current Affairs

Aadhaar linkage of bank accounts needed for student scholarship, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

“The CM has set the target and asked to prepare a plan to bring Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur universities among top in global ranking. Aadhaar linkage of all the accounts for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students is also necessary,” an official of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said today. Aadhaar linkage of all accounts is required for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The officials has also been directed to make a plan to bring the University of Mumbai, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Nagpur University among the top in global rankings. “The CM has set the target and asked to prepare a plan to bring Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur universities among top in global ranking. Aadhaar linkage of all the accounts for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students is also necessary,” an official of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said today.


HRD Ministry launches digital payment campaign

The Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched a cashless payment drive across the centrally aided institutions and proclaimed the benefits of digital payment in the wake of demonetization. Amidst prolong hardship entangled with the demonetization, educational institutions across the country have been urged by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to adopt cashless transaction in every business conduct and payment of fees. The Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched a cashless payment drive across the centrally aided institutions and proclaimed the benefits of digital payment in the wake of demonetization.


Himachal Pradesh: Government to fill 4000 vacancies in elementary schools soon

In order to bring the weak students on par with meritorious students, initiatives like ‘Prerna and Prayas’ have been taken and instructions have been issued to the teachers to conduct separate classes for weak students and pay more attention to them to improve the learning levels, said the Director of Elementary Education Manmohan Sharma. The State Government will fill 4000 posts of different categories in elementary schools soon to meet the shortage of teachers and other staff, a senior official said on December 1.The recruitment would be conducted for the following posts through batch-wise appointments and direct appointment and the staff crunch faced by the department would be eased, Director Elementary Education Manmohan Sharma said.


Several MP schools fail to comply with MPHRC guidelines for proper midday meal

The recommendation came in November after the report came out of school children being forced to feed from the ground due to lack of plates and other utensils. Notwithstanding the recommendation laid out by the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission last November for the augmentation of mid day meal facilities, several defaulter schools, including a school in Chachoda, Guna has miserably failed to comply by the rule. The recommendation came in November after the report came out of school children being forced to feed from the ground due to lack of plates and other utensils.The HT on October 19 reported that there are only 12 plates for 47 students at Rozra Chakkar Government Primary School. A group of three to four students were compelled to partake meals from one plate, added the report.

Updated: December 4, 2016 — 12:18 pm

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