Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicRamesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Topic: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

16,000-20,000 additional admissions — how MP-minister quotas ‘overwhelmed’ Kendriya Vidyalayas

These admissions went over & above the seats these central govt schools have. While education minister's quota was scrapped last year, MP quota was done away with this week.

How ‘wanderers’ of BJP are surviving outside PM Modi’s Union Cabinet, & what they are doing now

67 ministers have left the Modi govt since 2014, most of them dropped for non-performance. Some resigned to get bigger assignments, some got organisational duties. Others are still waiting.

Ex-minister Pokhriyal sent eviction order, month after 2nd notice to leave official bungalow

Former education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal dropped from Modi cabinet 6 months ago. Bungalow allotted to Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, according to housing ministry sources.

More Indian women enrolled for higher education in 2019-20, report shows

Increasing Gross Enrolment Ratio is one of the key aims of the new National Education Policy. Modi govt wants to touch a 50% GER by 2035.

It’s Tamil Nadu and Kerala again, plus Punjab, that top Modi govt’s school grading index

Report released by Ministry of Education says most states and UTs, except Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have improved on their scores since the previous evaluation.

Ramesh Pokhriyal admitted to AIIMS due to post-Covid complications

Education Minister Pokhriyal has been admitted under Dr Neeraj Nischal, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at AIIMS. He tested positive for Covid on 21 April.

Why Defence Minister Rajnath, not education minister, chaired meet with states on board exams

The meeting took place virtually Sunday, and also featured Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani, who have both handled the education portfolio in the past.

Minister & secretary disagree but govt extends tenure of V-C accused of sexual harassment

Documents show education minister approved extending tenure of Sanjeev Sharma as V-C of Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, while education secretary was against it.

CBSE board exams for Class 10 and 12 to begin on 4 May, practicals from 1 March

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the board exam dates Thursday during a Twitter interaction. He said exam results would likely be out by 15 July.

JEE Main 2021 question paper could be based on reduced CBSE syllabus, minister Pokhriyal says

The Ministry of Education is also considering a suggestion to conduct JEE (Main) four times in 2021, starting from February.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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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.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.