26 September 2016 Current Affairs
‘100 per cent ability to read ‘Delhi govt’s ‘Chunauti 2018’ aims to meet the target
“The government has continuously over a period of time worked on improving infrastructure and teaching conditions in government schools of Delhi. Improving learning levels of children is also a preference for our Government. The 100 per cent ‘Ability to Read’ initiative will go a long way in helping children learn better and faster in schools,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.The entire school machinery under Delhi government’s Chunauti 2018 has entered a new phase this week as they regulate up to meet ‘100 per cent Ability to Read’ target set by deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.As a part of Delhi government’s education reforms, a baseline evaluation showed that 74 per cent students in Class 6 could not read their own textbooks. On Teachers Day (September 5), Manish Sisodia, who is also the education minister, had promised that all children studying in Class 6 to 8 should be able to read by Children’s Day, November 14.
The satellite ‘Pratham’ lifted today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre: IITs Bombay first satellite
The satellite will be in the orbit for four months and its main mission is to measure the total electron count in the Ionosphere. The satellite ‘Pratham’ that was uplift today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 9:12 am was successfully placed in orbit, according to ISRO. The satellite was the brainchild of two aerospace scientists Saptarshi Bandopadhyay and Shashank Tamaskar. IIT-Bombay funded the project. The satellite which considers around 10 kilograms has launched using the four stages Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of ISRO It will be in the orbit for four months and its main mission is to measure the total electron count in the Ionosphere.The satellite will help to improve GPS accuracy and to predict Tsunami.
National Eligibility Test (NET) to be conducted by UGC: CBSE wants
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been asked by the CBSE to organize the National Eligibility Test (NET) from January next year. The reason behind the board’s decision is because it wants to focus on its core areas and work on improving the quality of education.CBSE conducts NET twice a year on behalf of UGC. The examination is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges. A CBSE official said, “The decision of the CBSE for not conducting UGC-NET from 2017 onwards is based on very strong administrative reasons. It has been unconditionally impart to the UGC to take over the NET exam from January, 2017 and the Board will extend technical support if needed. ‘According to officials, CBSE chairperson R K Chaturvedi wrote to UGC chairperson Ved Prakash persue that it should take over the process of conducting the examination.CBSE has taken the decision as it wants to focus on its core areas and work to improve on the quality of education, officials said, adding that Chaturvedi had direct his letter to the UGC chairman and not the HRD Ministry.
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Chief Minister of Maharashtra announces job opportunity for 5 lack youngster
The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced to create job opportunities for lakhs of youths. Fadnavis announced that both short- and long-term plans for administrative and political purposes were ready to address the ongoing disturbance in the state. The CM has asked the Kranti Maratha Morcha to initiative a dialogue with the government. The agenda, the government will form a sub-group of ministers and district representatives across party lines.