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5200 Seats Increase for EWS Quota Medical Students for 2019-20

5200 Seats Increase for EWS Quota Medical Students for 2019-20

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New Delhi : The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has increased 5200 MBBS seats under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation quota in State Government’s Colleges, State Government aided Society run Colleges, Municipal Corporation’s Colleges and Colleges set up on Private Public Mode (PPP mode) for the academic session 2019-20. Number of MBBS seats increased under EWS quota State/UT wise. The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.   State-wise list of Allotment of MBBS Seats under 10% EWS Quota 2019-20 Sl. No. State Seats Increased 1 Andhra Pradesh 360 2 Assam 174 3 Bihar 190 4 Chhattisgarh 120
Vice President Naidu and PM Modi Congratulate ISRO Scientists

Vice President Naidu and PM Modi Congratulate ISRO Scientists

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New Delhi :  The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today congratulated scientists and personnel of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Department of Space on the successful launch of Chandrayaan – 2. He highly appreciated the fact that the vehicle and Chandrayaan-2 were fully fabricated in India. This is indeed a golden chapter and major milestone in India’s progress in science and technology,” he added. The Vice President said he looked forward to a successful completion of the Chandrayaan-2 project when it lands at a site on the lunar surface where no man-made object has ever reached. “This is indeed is big leap forward in India’s contribution to explore the outer space as it joins three other countries which have undertaken similar challenging missions. It i
GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

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New Delhi : India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight marks the first operational flight of the GSLV Mk III. After a smooth countdown lasting 20 hours, GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle majestically lifted off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at the scheduled launch time of 1443 Hrs (2:43 pm) Indian Standard Time (IST) with the ignition of its two S200 solid strap-on motors. All the subsequent flight events occurred as scheduled.   About
11th DefExpo to be Organised from 5th to 8th February 2020 in Lucknow

11th DefExpo to be Organised from 5th to 8th February 2020 in Lucknow

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Tejaswi/STI Correspondent  NEW DELHI : The 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India- 2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow. It offers an excellent opportunity for the Indian defence industry to showcase its capabilities and promote its export potential. Main theme of the DefExpo India- 2020 will be ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. The shows are conducted at an international level, which not only facilitates Business-to-Business (B2B) interaction with senior foreign delegations but also Government-to-Government (G2G) meetings and signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The exhibition will also highlight emergence of UP as an attractive destination for investment in
Union HRD Minister Chairs Consultation Workshop on National Education Policy

Union HRD Minister Chairs Consultation Workshop on National Education Policy

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New Delhi : Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ chaired the national workshop on 5- year vision document and national education policy in New Delhi today. He addressed the Education Secretaries and other senior officials from the States and Union Territories (UTs) in this regard. While addressing the participants, the Minister emphasised on the importance of education for the development of the nation. He requested all States & UTs to hold consultations within their States and provide their tentative comments on the policy document by 31st July 2019. The Minister will also be holding consultations with all State Education Ministers on the policy in August 2019. The Minister said education is the foundation for making a new Bharat which is compe
Approval for a Competency Based School Based Assessment (SBA) at Elementary level

Approval for a Competency Based School Based Assessment (SBA) at Elementary level

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New Delhi : The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts periodic national surveys to assess learning achievement of children in Classes – III, V, VIII and X. The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 was held on 13th November for assessing the competencies developed by the children at the grade levels III, V and VIII from across 701 districts covering all the 36 States and UTs and covered 22 lakh students from 1.10 lakh schools. NAS (2017) was administered with districts as the unit of reporting in different subject areas such as languages, mathematics, EVS/Science and Social Sciences in the Government and Government aided schools. The competency based test was based on the Learning Outcomes which were incorporated in the Central Rules for RTE Act by the
HRD Minister Inaugurates Five-day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon – 2019

HRD Minister Inaugurates Five-day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon – 2019

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New Delhi : The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (SIH) -2019 (Hardware Edition) was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in New Delhi today. The Grand Finale of second part of Smart India Hackathon-2019, Hardware edition is being conducted from 8th to 12th July, 2019 across the country. Minister of State for HRD, Shri Sanjay Dhotre was also present on the occasion. At the inaugural session, the Minister interacted with the students participating in SIH-2019, hardware edition through video conferencing here today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that Smart India Hackathon (SIH) - 2019 is a right platform where students’ innovators can develop smart solution to day to day problems. He said that through research, innov
Vice President calls for National Innovation Movement

Vice President calls for National Innovation Movement

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He said to Step up Bio-Technology interventions to make agriculture more viable and sustainable. Setup innovation departments in schools & colleges VP calls on young Innovators to take lead in transforming Aspirational Districts Reorient education and training systems to foster out-of-box thinking and problem-solving approach VP describes Prime Minister as a “great transformer” VP Presents Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2019 New Delhi : The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for creating a National Innovation Movement to promote path-breaking ideas and innovations that improve the living conditions of the people and generate wealth. Speaking after presenting Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards-2019 at a function orga
56 National Sports Federations are Recognised by the Govt of India

56 National Sports Federations are Recognised by the Govt of India

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New Delhi :  Government of India deals only with the national level sports federations (NSFs) and grants recognition to them to become eligible to receive financial as well as other forms of assistance. Only 56 NSFs are recognised by the Government for different sports disciplines . This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today. He said that normally, elections are held by the NSFs at the intervals prescribed under the bye-laws of the concerned NSFs. In order to ensure that NSFs function in a democratic manner, Government has prescribed model election guidelines to be followed by the NSFs for their elections which has been made an integral part of the National Sports Development Co
59 Software Technology Parks of India are Operational

59 Software Technology Parks of India are Operational

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New Delhi : Currently, 59 Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Centres are operational across the country. Out of which 51 Centres are in Tier-II/ III locations. Further, 24 new STPI Centres have been approved by the Governing Council of STPI which are at various stages of implementation. . This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today. Technology Development Programmes (TDP): Department of Science and Technology has been implementing Technology Development Programmes (TDP) to facilitate conversion of proof-of-concepts for technologies/ techniques/ processes/products into advance prototypes for validation and demonstration in field settings. The main objectives of the program include: •      Support