CBSE syllabus reduction row: HRD Minister tweets on ‘false narratives’, explains measures further !!

New Delhi: On Tuesday, the CBSE syllabus for classes 9 to 12 was reduced by 30% for 2020-21 because of the loss of teaching time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. On Thursday, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted on the “uninformed commentary” on the matter after criticism started to flow in regarding what was deleted from the CBSE syllabus. “There has been a lot of uninformed commentary on the exclusion of some topics from #CBSESyllabus. The problem with these comments is that they resort to sensationalism by connecting topics…

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After CBSE, Goa Board may also reduce syllabus to make up for academic loss !!

Goa: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination (GBSHSE) is contemplating to reduce the syllabus for classes 10 and 12 for the academic year 2020-21 in view of the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior official said it. The board will be consider views of the Principals Forum and the Goa Headmasters Association before taking any final decision, GBSHSE Chairman Ramakrishna Samant told reporters on Wednesday. “We will come up with a decision in the next few days, he said. The 2020-21 academic session,…

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Despite curbs, learning process is on !!

New Delhi: In spite of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the teaching fraternity in Delhi-NCR schools has ensured that the learning process of students remains uninterrupted and moves swiftly, using different online applications Year 2020, the year of the covid-19 pandemic, has pit all of humanity against the virus. It has changed lifestyles, quarantined and locked all home, and damaged health, wealth and well-being immensely. This has been no less than a war – except that in this one, we are all on the same side. Like in every…

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CBSE 10th, 12th Exam 2020 Live Updates: CBSE, ICSE 10th, 12th July exams cancelled, board tells SC !!

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not conduct the class 10th examination while the students of Class 12th will be given an option of appearing in exams after conditions are conducive. The Class 12th students will get the option to appear in examinations or take assessment on the basis of their performance in past three exams. SC had last week asked CBSE to consider scrapping the class 10 and Class 12 board exams in view of the growing cases of coronavirus infections…

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Why India Needs a Different Way to Support Climate Research and Education !!

New Delhi: Climate science has been an accidental tourist at the debate dominating human discourse in the last two decades. Developing countries like India are being forced to strike a fine, but often impossible, balance between pushing aggressively for economic development and mitigating the unavoidable environmental damage that comes with such development (because of, among other reasons, reliance on dirty energy, unmanaged land use and natural resource exploitation). Economic development however  also facilitates higher investments in the human and computational resources required to advance weather and climate predictions as well…

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National Test Abhyas app now has questions in Hindi for JEE, NEET aspirants: HRD minister !!

New Delhi: The National Test Abhyas app, launched by National Testing Agency (NTA) that offers JEE, NEET mock tests will not provide the questions in Hindi language too. The app offers free mock test to JEE and NEET aspirants as well .  Earlier, the app only had questions in English language. Union human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday said in his tweet that the app will provide mock test papers in Hindi also. This has been done considering the requests made by the students. Students can download…

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Indian students may give China a miss !!

NEW DELHI: Many Indian students are rejigging plans to study in China this year, given the current border tensions, and are looking at opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and other parts of Asia, while some are waiting it out. Before the Covid-19 outbreak, over 23,000 students from India studied in China, pursuing mainly medicine and management courses, according to experts and official data. Indians were the fourth-largest contingent among foreign students in China. Covid-19 derailed the plans of many Indians to study in China and the recent developments between…

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Their Incomes Affected, Ambala Parents Turning To Government Schools  !!

Ambala,Haryana: Facing financial problems due job loss and pay cut in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents in Haryana’s Ambala are turning to government schools to reduce their expenses on their children’s education. Some parents said they have been paying a hefty fee but private schools are not ready to give much concession in the present situation. “Private schools are not giving any relaxation in fee despite the fact that they are closed and many of the expenses which they incur in normal times are not there,” said a…

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Great Learning Corporate Academy sees 500+ corporates use it to train 1,00,000 employees within first month of launch !!

Kolkata:  With India Inc. treating the current pandemic as an opportunity to upskill their workforce, the Great Learning Corporate Academy by Great Learning, an ed-tech companies for working professionals, has seen 500+ corporates using it within the first month of its launch to train more than 10,000 employees. While most of this demand has come from sectors like Auto, BFSI, E-commerce, Finance and IT, the Great Learning Corporate Academy has also witnessed significant interest from government employees. Some of the top companies that have used the Great Learning Corporate Academy to train their workforce include Maruti, UST Global,…

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5 IoT solutions for modifying school and college learning processes !!

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all buzzwords which have moved out of tech circles and into the mainstream, and the education sector is being revolutionised by these new solutions to age-old learning challenges, says Aimee Laurence freelancer editor at Essayroo. The IoT in particular is facilitating whole-scale changes in the way that education is delivered, right at the heart of the matter too, in terms of learning processes. Here are 5 IoT solutions that are making their mark…. Communication Unsurprisingly, technological advances…

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