Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicMinistry of Human Resource Development

Topic: Ministry of Human Resource Development

Delhi, Haryana want to reopen schools in Aug, Kerala in Sept, most states & UTs yet to decide

States and UTs gave their responses on reopening of schools at a virtual meeting with HRD ministry last week. But no final decision has been taken yet.

MHRD seeks parents’ opinion on when to reopen schools — August, September or October

In a letter to education secretaries of all states, HRD ministry has also sought parents' feedback on the measures they expect in schools when they reopen.

Release of NEET admit cards delayed, but no decision yet on rescheduling exam

The National Testing Agency was supposed to release admit cards on 27 March. It has now been delayed until 14 April, when the 21-day lockdown ends, and beyond.

Modi govt’s integrated education scheme appears like another repackaged UPA programme

The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan combines elements from the UPA’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and other schemes, but officials insist it’s a necessary reform.

Off the Cuff with Prakash Javadekar

The first edition of OTC in the knowledge city of Bengaluru was a befitting one with Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash...

Third NDA-appointed central university V-C under HRD scanner, for quid pro quo

Govt is awaiting approval from the President to probe Dr Arvind Kumar Agrawal, V-C of the Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, Bihar.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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