Rising Bharat National News Feed: August 31st 2020

  1. NEP 2020 Lacks Clarity, Cannot be Applicable to Entire Country: Bengal Govt Panel

Key points:

  1. According to NEP, students will have to undertake school examinations at pan India level in grades 3, 5 and 8, which will be conducted by an appropriate authority.
  2. The committee formed by the West Bengal government to study the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP) is of the view that certain features of it lacked clarity while several others may not be applicable to the entire country, almost each state of which has a different cultural heritage, a member of the panel said on Sunday. In a vast country like India, which has a diversified socio-economic condition, a common yardstick cannot be applied to all states especially at the primary and secondary levels of education and this has been enunciated in the report, the member said.
  3. The panel has submitted its around 100-page report to the higher education department on August 23 but the state is yet to communicate its view on the policy to the central government.
  4. The policy has also advocated a “broad-based, multi- disciplinary, holistic undergraduate education with flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification”

(Indian Express, 31 August 2020) News Link

  • NEP 2020 is a milestone in India’s journey to becoming a knowledge superpower by Arjun Ram Meghwal Key points:
  • Change is the only constant. As our young nation strides towards development and advancing our capabilities globally, it becomes imperative to take inspiration from our ancient heritage and cultural values to transform the existing status quo with a modern and futuristic approach. The recently approved New Education Policy is a much-needed guiding light to nurture our demographic potential.
  • NEP 2020 is an ambitious and futuristic policy that ensures opportunities for children to hone their talents by fixing the lacunae in the education system. Recognising the urgency of foundational learning, the shift from the 10+2 system to the 5+3+3+4 — with foundation, preparatory, middle, and secondary stages — will focus on a more holistic development of children.
  • The multiple exit and re-entry system, credit transferability across the universities, and multi-disciplinarity in the higher education system have provided flexibility to students.

(Indian Express, 31 August 2020) News Link

Key points:

  • Diverse Employment Opportunities Like Never Before
  • Equitable Platform Making Every Student An Agent of Learning
  • Economic Facelift for the Country
  • An Improvement in the Nation’s Happiness Index
  • New Business Opportunities With a Global Appeal
  • Scope for Regulation in an Otherwise Unregulated Market
  • Responsible Solutions As a Single Source of Truth

(BWEducation, 31 August 2020) News Link

  1. 6 civilians injured as grenade targeting security forces hits ground in Baramulla

Key points:

  1. Police said terrorists targeted a security force party in the Azadgunj area of Baramulla town with a grenade. “The grenade missed the target and exploded on the ground injuring six civilians. “The injured have been shifted to hospital and the area surrounded for searches”, police said.

(Jammu Links News, 31 August) News Link

  • Army distributes COVID-19 kits in far flung areas of Kishtwar

Key points:

  1. During the Camp, COVID-19 kits comprising of facemasks, hand sanitizers, liquid soap and other protective items were distributed to the locals. This relevant initiative of the Army was appreciated by the people, who face extreme difficulties and lack of medical facilities in these remote and difficult areas.
  2. Over 200 people turned up from adjoining areas and availed this facility. The medical team of Army at an altitude of around 10000 feet provided COVID-19 kits and Medicines to the Gujjars and Bakarwals residing in the upper reaches of the Pir Panjal ranges.

(Jammu Links News, 31 August) News Link

  • जम्मू-कश्मीर: लश्कर में नई जान फूंकने का था प्लान, सरकारी कर्मचारी समेत 3 आतंकी गिरफ्तार

Key points:

  1. जम्मू-कश्मीर के रियासी जिले में पुलिस के हाथ बड़ी कामयाबी लगी है। रियासी पुलिस ने एक टेरर मॉड्यूल का भंडाफोड़ किया है जो घाटी में कुख्यात आतंकी संगठन लश्कर-ए-तैयबा में नई जान फूंकने के लिए काम कर रहा था।
  2. पुलिस ने तीन आतंकियों को गिरफ्तार किया है।
  3. रियासी जिले की एसएसपी रश्मि वजीर ने प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस कर इसकी जानकारी दी। उन्होंने कहा, ‘ये तीनों आईएसआई हैंडलर मोहम्मद कासिम के संपर्क में थे। गिरफ्तार किए गए तीनों आतंकियों में से एक सरकारी कर्मचारी है। एक मजदूरी करता है तो एक की अपनी दुकान है। हमने उनके बैंक अकाउंट्स की जांच की और उसमें कई बेनामी ट्रांजैक्शन मिले हैं।’ (Navbahrat Times, 31 August 2020) News Link
  • जम्मूकश्मीरः अगस्त में 16 और इस साल अब तक 161 आतंकी ढेर, 61 सुरक्षाकर्मी शहीद

Key points:

  1. कश्मीर घाटी में अगस्त महीने में अलग-अलग मुठभेड़ों में 16 आतंकियों को ढेर किया गया है। वहीं 10 सुरक्षाकर्मी शहीद हुए हैं।
  2. जम्मू संभाग के राजोरी में भी सेना ने एक घुसपैठिए को मार गिराया गया।
  3. आतंकियों ने एक भाजपा कार्यकर्ता की गोली मारकर हत्या कर दी।
  4. श्रीनगर के बाहरी इलाके खोनमुह से एक पंच को अपहरण के बाद मार दिया।
  5. सीमा पार से गोलीबारी में एक महिला सहित तीन लोगों की भी मौत हुई है।

(Amar Ujala, 31 August 2020) News Link

  1. Union Environment Minister asks Maharashtra Chief Minister to rein in SEAC and SEIAA

Key points:

  1. The government has taken the issue seriously and is on the verge of coming up with clear guidelines to stick to their brief and not get in to areas which is not their domain.
  2. The Environment Minister told Fadnavis that the two state environment panels instead of just sticking to issues like environmental impact and assessment are going in to project lay out, FSI and layout of the project which is not their domain. Harsh Vardhan in fact said that in the entire country only Maharashtra’s two environment panels function in such a manner. The Maharashtra government has taken the issue seriously and is on the verge of coming up with clear guidelines to stick to their brief and not get in to areas which is not their domain.

(Economic Times, 31 August 2020) News Link

  • Role of forces
    • Army distributes COVID-19 kits in far flung areas of Kishtwar

Key points:

  • During the Camp, COVID-19 kits comprising of facemasks, hand sanitizers, liquid soap and other protective items were distributed to the locals. This relevant initiative of the Army was appreciated by the people, who face extreme difficulties and lack of medical facilities in these remote and difficult areas.
  • Over 200 people turned up from adjoining areas and availed this facility. The medical team of Army at an altitude of around 10000 feet provided COVID-19 kits and Medicines to the Gujjars and Bakarwals residing in the upper reaches of the Pir Panjal ranges.

(Jammu Links News, 31 August) News Link

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