Govt committed to promote science and technology for progress in country: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is committed to promote science and technology for progress in the country.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in Haripur today (Thursday).

The institute will offer courses in artificial intelligence, engineering, food technology and various other disciplines.

The Prime Minister said we are moving in the right direction with a focus on education, science, technology and knowledge economy.

He expressed the confidence that the institute will prove to be a major step in promotion of science and technology in the country.

Imran Khan said the government is going to collaborate with five Chinese and three Austrian universities for technological advancement in Pakistan.

He said in the second phase of CPEC, special economic zones will be established and industry will be relocated in Pakistan.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied

Read More

Employment data released by Yogi Adityanath govt includes jobs given during Akhilesh Yadav’s regime: SP



Yogi Adityanath standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Employment data released by Yogi Adityanath govt includes jobs given during Akhilesh Yadav's regime: SP


© Somya Lohia
Employment data released by Yogi Adityanath govt includes jobs given during Akhilesh Yadav’s regime: SP

Blaming the Uttar Pradesh government of misleading people with its employment data released last week, Samajwadi Party on Sunday said that the BJP government in the state included jobs given during the Akhilesh Yadav regime in its data.

The Yogi Adityanath government had earlier released data of jobs given to the youth during its three-and-a-half year of governance.

Speaking to News18 on figures of the data, Samajwadi Party MLC Sunil Singh Sajan said that the data included most jobs given on contractual basis, asking how the government could consider that as an achievement.

“The state has recently released the data of employment given in its three and a half year tenure. After releasing false figures of employment, the government just wants to mislead people. 90% of the posts filed under Medical Health

Read More

Employment Data Released by Adityanath Govt Includes Jobs Given During Akhilesh Regime: SP



Yogi Adityanath, Akhilesh Yadav are posing for a picture: Employment Data Released by Adityanath Govt Includes Jobs Given During Akhilesh Regime: SP


© Provided by News18
Employment Data Released by Adityanath Govt Includes Jobs Given During Akhilesh Regime: SP

Blaming the Uttar Pradesh government of misleading people with its employment data released last week, Samajwadi Party on Sunday said that the BJP government in the state included jobs given during the Akhilesh Yadav regime in its data. The Yogi Adityanath government had earlier released data of jobs given to the youth during its three-and-a-half year of governance.

Speaking to News18 on figures of the data, Samajwadi Party MLC Sunil Singh Sajan said that the data included most jobs given on contractual basis, asking how the government could consider that as an achievement. “The state has recently released the data of employment given in its three and a half year tenure. After releasing false figures of employment, the government just wants to mislead people. 90% of the posts filed under Medical Health and

Read More

Govt to focus on skilling in areas like telemedicine: Skill Development minister RK Singh

The government will need to focus on skilling, reskilling and upskilling in all sectors including the health sector where courses are developed in areas like telemedicine, sanitization, minister of state for skill development RK Singh said as the skill development ministry prepares to resume physical skills training from September 21.

According to the minister’s statement, the skills development ministry through its online portal BharatSkills has conducted an online training programme during lockdown benefitting 9,38,851 trainees.

Further, another 1, 31,241 trainees have availed online training facilities through BharatSkill Mobile App. Similarly, National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI), an autonomous body under the ministry, has conducted 3080 online classes benefitting 16,55,953 trainees.

Besides, the industrial partners of the directorate general of training (DGT) under the ministry have conducted online training having 1,84,296 participants. In addition to the above, 16,767 exclusive online classes for 35 CTS trades and 34 craft instructors training schemes (CITS)

Read More

Education goes high-tech in Delhi govt schools



a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Prakash Mallya, VP & MD – Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India


© Provided by The Financial Express
Prakash Mallya, VP & MD – Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India

When The covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in March forced school classes to go online, the digital divide in the country became even more apparent. Only a handful of private schools located in big cities and towns could adopt online teaching methods while budget private schools and government schools were left in the lurch. .

Cut to present. Technology companies have developed and delivered learning modules via free apps and radio channels, and free live classes are being delivered through popular social media platforms. Edge-based technologies can play a crucial role in expanding the impact of digital learning beyond private schools in urban centres. Effective industry collaboration to accelerate technology innovation across cloud, network and at the edge can also pave the way to a more dynamic and accessible school environment across

Read More

Delhi govt to focus on skill development: Sisodia

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the focus will be on skill development in the second tenure of the AAP government.

Sisodia while visiting ITI schools in Delhi, said, “Delhi has laid a strong foundation for school education. Now, concrete steps are being taken to lift the capital as well as the nation from the economic downturn by encouraging skill development and entrepreneurship.”

During his visit to ITI schools in Hari Nagar and Tilak Nagar, he inquired about the educational activities, functioning, and requirements of both the institutions.

Delhi government in 2019 had passed the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) Bill and now DSEU will coordinate with different foreign institutions for various courses and knowledge sharing.

Sisodia has planned to visit all the ITI, polytechnic, and skill development centres in Delhi over the next few weeks to understand their needs

Read More

No Maratha Quota For Govt Jobs, College Admissions Now, SC Refers Matter to Larger Bench



a group of people in front of a building


© Shubhangi Gupta | India.com News Desk



New Delhi: In a major development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the implementation of 2018 Maharashtra law granting reservation to Marathas in education and jobs and said the Martha quota for jobs or college admissions can’t be granted at this moment. While hearing the matter, the three-judge bench of the top court referred the Maratha quota matter to larger bench which will be set up by Chief Justice of India. The three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat said that the total quota now exceeds the 50 per cent cap set by the top court. Earlier, Maharashtra had passed a law which allowed 16 per cent quota in educational institutions and government jobs. Soon after the law was challenged, the Bombay High Court had upheld the constitutional validity of the law of the state. However,
Read More

We need public value from govt funding of the private Green School New Zealand

The anger and outrage expressed by school leaders and teacher unions towards Green Party co-leader James Shaw’s announcement of a government grant of NZ$11.7 million to the private Green School New Zealand comes at a time of financial high anxiety.

Ordinarily, school funding is seen largely as an educational decision. This recent decision was justified on the basis of its potential contribution to the local economy as part of the government’s NZ$3 billion “shovel-ready” projects fund.

But the debate following Shaw’s announcement – as associate finance minister – shows educational, environmental and economic values coming into conflict.

Public vs private

The criticisms from educators are that this decision conflicts with values we hold dear in New Zealand, especially the value of equity in education. Even the Green Party sees it as a violation of its own education policy, which says “public funding for private schools” should be phased out.

In

Read More

Cabinet briefing live updates | Govt approves ‘Karmayogi yojana’ for skill development of civil servants

With the monsoon session of parliament set to begin in two weeks, the Cabinet met on Wednesday.

Here are the key decisions taken:

3.30 pm

Mission Karmayogi will help build a future-ready Civil Service, says C. Chandramouli, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training. It will be open to all government employees, to equip them with domain, functional and behavioural competencies.

The Prime Minister’s HR Council will be the apex body to provide direction to these capacity building reforms, says Dr. Chandramouli.

A Special Purpose Vehicle, 100% government owned, will be set up to own and operate the online platform and facilitate digital learning. Total outlay for the scheme will be Rs. 510 crore in five years.

An annual subscription of Rs. 431 per civil servant will be charged by the SPV.

3.20 pm

Karmayogi Yojana

Cabinet has given its nod to roll out a Karmayogi Yojana to give government officers

Read More

Assam Govt To Set Up Skill Development University With An Investment Of Rs 900 Crore

The Assam government on Thursday (27 August) decided to set up a Skill Development University at Mangaldoi with an investment of Rs 900 crore, Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said after a cabinet meeting.

Patowary said that the state cabinet at a meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, has approved the Assam Skill Development University Bill which would facilitate the setting up of the university, first of its kind in the northeastern region.

“The Assam Government has tied up with Singapore based ITE Education Service, for setting up of the Skill Development University,” the minister told the media.

Around 100 bigha land (16 hectares) would be allotted at Mangaldoi in northern Assam to set up the varsity. The University Bill is likely to be tabled in the upcoming summer session of the Assam Assembly beginning from August 31.

Patowary said that he has requested Union Minister

Read More