10 November 2016 Current Affairs

12th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2016

The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu flagged off the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Higher Education Summit 2016 earlier this day. The theme of the 12th FICCI Higher Education summit is Education for Tomorrow: ‘Learn in India-Learn for the World’.”We need to have an environment where a foreign student feels secure,” said Professor W.N. Gade, as the summit. The 3-day conference is graced by the presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant; Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Rita Teaotia, Martine Reicherts, Director General, EU, Education and Culture; Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI; and Dr Rajan Saxena, Chairman, FICCI Higher Education Committee.

Chandigarh boy receives award for presenting idea on controlling black money

This boy won Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE award for his innovative idea to stop the circulation of black money. Amid the ongoing ban on Rs 500 and 1000 note, a Chandigarh boy, Madhur Gupta won the coveted Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE award for his innovative idea of “secured currency notes.”Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award is a national competition it’s a cut-throat competition, in which students must send original impressive ideas. It aims to promote creativity and originality in terms of ideas among students. Those studying in school or those out of school up to the age of 17 years can apply. The competition is organized by the National Innovation of India (NIF) in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Honey Bee Network. Every year, students submit their innovative ideas to NIF, an autonomous body of the department of science and technology.

DTE to change engineering entrance examination pattern: Dayanand Meshram

It is speculated that the decision was taken following the hotchpotch faced by the medical aspirants this year when National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was made mandatory at the eleventh hour for all medical and dental courses across the country. Learning from the repeated confusions and hurdles in the medical admission procedure this year the Directorate of When contacted by the Indian Express, the Director of DTE, Dayanand Meshram said that the directorate has considered changing the examination pattern to align it with that of the central joint Entrance Examination (JEE).”NEET was introduced to ensure transparency in the admission process. If a decision is taken to hold a central entrance examination for admissions to engineering colleges, we don’t want the aspirants to be caught unaware,” added Meshram.

Make Vedic maths a moral education part of CBSE syllabus: Madhya Pradesh govt recommendation

Vedic maths and moral education based on the Bhagavad Gita might be included in NCERT books as a part of the CBSE syllabus. The Vedic mathematics and moral education based on teachings of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ need to be included in the syllabus of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools, recommends Madhya Pradesh government to the centre on Tuesday. State Public Relations Minister and Cabinet Spokesperson Narottam Mishra told reporters, “The state cabinet, at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has decided to recommend to the Centre to teach Vedic maths and impart moral education based on (the holy scripture) ‘Bhagavad Gita’ to the students of CBSE-run schools by incorporating it in the NCERT books.”

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