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Maharashtra govt to set up think-tank to improve education quality

Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving quality of education in the state. (Representative Image) The Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving the quality of education in the state, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Sunday. The think-tank will include professionals from various sectors, elected representatives, education experts, ... Read More »

Govt should take CMs’ views before changing 15th Finance Commission’s terms of reference: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government should have taken chief ministers’ views before changing the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission, adding that unilateralism is not good for federal policy and cooperative federalism. Earlier in July, the Centre changed the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission and mandated the panel to suggest ... Read More »

Will govt NPS hike equity investment from 15% to 50%?

As of now, private NPS allows up to 50% investment in equities directly and 75% through life-cycle based strategy; the equity limit will move up to 75% even under the direct or active choice, as per a recent board decision. Photo: iStock While the private sector National Pension System (NPS) is set to increase the equity investment limit in the ... Read More »

Education institutions not refunding fees to face action: Govt

The HRD Ministry official says this has been done to prevent professional institutions from exploiting students from ‘exercising other options of joining institutions of their choice’. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: Higher education institutions not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission by a student will soon face punitive action, according to a senior HRD Ministry official. “As per AICTE ... Read More »

Govt readies financial sector’s cyber warrior

The government’s move to set up a Computer Emergency Response Team for Finance (CERT-Fin) comes at a time when there has been a burst of activity in India’s fintech space. Photo: iStock New Delhi: An expert group has proposed the setting up of an independent Computer Emergency Response Team for Finance (CERT-Fin) to be the cyber warrior of the financial sector. ... Read More »

No health hazards from mobile tower radiation Govt

Dismissing concerns over radiation remitted from mobile towers, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said studies so far have not revealed any health hazards. Claiming that prescribed limits for radiation emissions in India are more stringent than global norms, the Minister said the Supreme Court order in this regard is only interim and not final. The Minister was reacting to ... Read More »

Nursery admissions 2017: The wait continues for govt guidelines

The first list of selected candidates will be issued on February 15. Nursery admissions 2017 RELATED STORIES Jammu-Kashmir: Winter vacation announced for schools Government to implement guidelines to prevent sexual and physical abuse of children in schools JNU: UGC notification on entrance exam approved, students and teachers protest CBSE brings NOC rule back: Schools seeking affiliation to submit certificate of ... Read More »

Delhi Govt launches prevention campaign against drug abuse by students

During the drug abuse prevention campaign, the Delhi government would also conduct different activities such as short movie screenings, quizzes and interactive sessions  for students. Delhi Govt launches prevention campaign against drug abuse for students RELATED STORIES DU adopts UGC amendments: Can cause job losses JNU looking for stronger collaboration with NDA, says VC Dr M Jagadesh Kumar IIT Bombay ... Read More »

Make Vedic maths a moral education part of CBSE syllabus: Madhya Pradesh govt recommendation

Vedic maths and moral education based on the Bhagavad Gita might be included in NCERT books as a part of the CBSE syllabus. Representational image, The government will request the centre to give its approval for inclusion of lessons on ancient scientists and alternate methods in different streams by including them in NCERT (Image source: www.globalpartnership.org) RELATED STORIES 72 Maharashtra ... Read More »

Make Vedic maths a moral education part of CBSE syllabus: Madhya Pradesh govt recommendation

Vedic maths and moral education based on the Bhagavad Gita might be included in NCERT books as a part of the CBSE syllabus. Representational image, The government will request the centre to give its approval for inclusion of lessons on ancient scientists and alternate methods in different streams by including them in NCERT (Image source: www.globalpartnership.org) RELATED STORIES 72 Maharashtra ... Read More »