Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicRamesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Topic: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

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.

Won’t tolerate indiscipline in universities, says Ramesh Pokhriyal on DU V-C row

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tells ThePrint a panel will probe all charges against DU V-C Yogesh Tyagi, hours before he was suspended.   

Kejriwal writes to Centre seeking amendment in Delhi University Act to set up new colleges

Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed concerns over the high cut-offs in DU colleges and said only 1.25 out of 2.5 lakh students who pass Class 12 board exams get admission in the capital.

Preschool for 3-6 yr-olds will be part of formal education from 2021, says Nishank

Nishank was answering questions on the new NEP, which aims to change the 10+2 education system by including pre-school education in the formal school system.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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