14 & 15 2016 November Current Affairs

Appearance of 95 per cent students in board exams is in itself a ‘surgical strike’: Prakash Javadekar

“I’m proud of those children and their parents who are the strength of India. Education is the way to progress. They have understood and given this befitting reply. We have seen the surgical strike of the army, but this reply given by students is also a powerful surgical strike, “said Prakash Javadekar. Jammu and Kashmir students have given a befitting reply to terrorists as the appearance of 95 per cent of students in the class 12 board examination in the state is in itself a powerful “surgical strike” said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.


Maharashtra SSC, HSC exam fees: Deadline extended due to demonetization

It is learned that around 17 Lakh students will appear for SSC exams this year and 14 Lakh candidates will sit for HSC exams. In the wake of demonetization, Maharashtra state education minister Vinod Tawde announced that the deadline for the payment of exam fees of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) has been extended. Around 22 Lakh candidates are facing problems in paying fees for the examination, said Tawde, in an official press statement the government acted after receiving complaints from students, said the minister, adding that the decision has been taken to allow students to fill forms now and pay fees later.

Above 4 lakh school students to get benefit from Global Citizen India commitments in Maharashtra

The Global Citizen Festival, the first initiative of Global Citizen India will be inaugurated at the MMRDA ground in the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai on November 19, 2016. Under the ‘Shuruaat Hoon Main’ banner of Global Citizen India, commitments were made that it will positively impact, close to 4.5 lakh school students in Maharashtra over the next year. The commitment will push the leaders to commit to positive change on water and sanitation, education and gender equality. Yuva
Unstoppable, the NGO that works to construct sanitation and drinking water facilities in disadvantaged rural areas and municipal schools, has received commitments from corporate including Dishman Pharma, Bodal Chemicals, Hitachi, ONGC, Cairn India, and Rajiv Group, to improve accessibility to hygienic sanitation and adequate drinking water facilities for 1,000 schools in Maharashtra by December 2017.

Pranab Mukherjee presents National Child Award to 10-year-old Aditya Mittal from Mumbai for exceptional achievement

On the occasion of Children’s Day, President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Child Awards to 31 children at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in recognition of their exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements. The National Child Awards for exceptional achievement gives recognition to children with exceptional abilities in fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music etc.  On the occasion of Children’s Day, President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Child Awards to 31 children at Rashtrapati Bhavan in recognition of their exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi along with other dignitaries were also present at the event. According to DNA report, a 10-year-old boy, Aditya Mittal of VIBGYOR High School, Malad (Mumbai), was honoured with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement.

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