Holistic Progress Card (HPC)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The National Council for Educational and Research Training (NCERT) is introducing a new ‘holistic progress card’ (HPC) to replace traditional report cards. The HPC, developed by the Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH), assesses academic performance along with interpersonal relationships, self-reflection, creativity, …

PRERANA program

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Education, Government of India, has launched the ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning Program’ with the aim of providing a meaningful, unique, and inspiring experience to selected students from classes IX to XII.   Features of the program: It is a week-long residential initiative held at …

Ethical Values Shown by NCF for School Education 2023

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Ethical Values in Personal Lives   Source: LM  The National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023 emphasizes the importance of inculcating values in education.   It articulates five ‘Aims of Education‘:   Values categorized in the framework are: How these values can be developed? Conclusion: Despite these efforts, it is more …

Central Tribal University

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE Context: The Prime Minister has announced the establishment of a Central Tribal University in Telangana’s Mulugu district, with a project cost of Rs 900 crore. The university will be named after tribal goddesses Samakka and Sarakka. This initiative is aimed at benefiting the youth, particularly those from tribal communities. …

Vidya Samiksha Kendras

   Source: TH   Context: The Ministry of Education is urging states to establish Vidya Samiksha Kendras (VSKs), which are data repositories under the National Digital Education Architecture. These centres will collect data from various educational schemes run by the Ministry of Education, including mid-day meal programs, teacher training, textbook content, school attendance, students’ learning …

University Grants Commission releases draft for foreign educational institutes

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: TOI   Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced new criteria for assessing and accrediting degrees obtained from international universities. These criteria include restrictions on degrees acquired through distance learning, online learning, and franchise agreements. The guidelines come as foreign universities establish campuses in India and Indian universities …

Teaching in the mother tongue

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Polity, Social Justice – Education   Source: TOI  Context: The article underscores the significance of teaching children in their mother tongue for better comprehension, enhanced learning, and cultural preservation.    Historical Efforts: Mahatma Gandhi believed that English as a primary medium created a divide between elites and the masses, hindering knowledge …

The dire condition of Government Schools in Bihar

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Government policies and intervention; Education   Source: DTE  Context: A recent report (titled “Where Are the Kids?”) by Jan Jagran Shakti Sanghathan (JJSS) highlights the dire condition of government schools in Bihar, raising concerns about their potential replacement by cheap tuition centres. Key issues highlighted: None of the surveyed schools met …

PARAKH

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH Context: The Ministry of Education organised a workshop with the aim of unifying the 60 school examination boards operating in different States and union territories under one umbrella.  The main component of this plan is PARAKH or the National Assessment Centre which has been set up as an organisation …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 02 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Fine of Rs 10 crore, life term: What is Uttarakhand’s new anti-cheating law

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies   Source: Indian Express  Context: The Uttarakhand Competitive Examination (Measures For Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023, which has provisions of fines up to Rs 10 crore and life imprisonment for the guilty has been given nod by the governor There have been continuous agitations …

Ministry of Education releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021

GS Pape 2 Syllabus: Government programmes and policies, Education   Source: PIB, The Hindu    Direction: MoE has recently released the AISHE report – don’t get overwhelmed by the huge amount of data. Know the trend: whether it is increasing or decreasing. Note down one or two important data for Mains.    Context: The Union …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 31 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

The poor state of elementary education in Jharkhand

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education   Source: Economic Times, Indian Express Context: Following the pandemic, attendance of students in Jharkhand schools dropped to 58 per cent at the upper primary level and 68 per cent at the primary level, according to a survey ‘Gloom …

AI in Education: State of education report for India 2022

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Science and Technology/ Governance/Social Justice/ Indian Society   Source: UNESCO Context: UNESCO has released the State of education report for India 2022: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education   Findings: India has the highest relative AI skill penetration rate ( over 3 times the global average) AI literacy is increasing and is …

Basic skills are poor in Hindi, but poorer in regional languages

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to the development of the social sector involving education etc   Source: The Hindu, The Hindu Direction: There are too many data and points. No need to remember those. Just understand the crux of the issues.   Context: Foundational learning of students in Hindi is poor but their performance …