Tag Archives: NEP

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 27th 2020

  • Views and statements on NEP
  1. NEP 2020 gives impetus to learning of foreign languages: Shringla  

Key points:

  1. The new education policy recently introduced by the government gives impetus to learning of foreign languages, half of which are European, and therefore, the future for exchanges between India and Europe is brighter than ever, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday.
  2. Delivering the closing address of the celebrations of the Day of Languages organised by Mayo College in association with the Goethe Institut, Shringla said the most defining feature of the human civilisation is undoubtedly the ability to communicate through languages.
  3. A key element that intertwines Europe and India is, in fact, languages, he said.
  4. “India and Europe are both linguistically diverse lands. India alone has 22 scheduled languages in its Constitution and over a thousand mother tongues. India is home to various language families,” Shringla said.

(Business Standard, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. Major boost to development: DDCs to have direct funding from Centre

Key points:

  1. The Government of India Monday issued a notification stating that any Indian citizen can now buy land, except agricultural, in municipal areas of Jammu and Kashmir without being a domicile.
  2. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the ‘Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020’ shall come into force with immediate effect, and “will encourage development in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir”. After the J&K’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn on 5 August 2019, the reorganisation Act bifurcated the erstwhile state into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh.
  3. Under the notification, for the first time the spouse of a J&K domicile shall also be deemed as a domicile. Earlier, spouses of Permanent Resident Card holders were considered at par but were not considered domiciles. Children of central government officials posted for over ten years in Jammu and Kashmir will also continue to be considered domiciles.
  4. Political parties in J&K have called the notification “unacceptable”, and said it will hit the small land-owning farmers in the union territory.

(The Print, 27 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 28th 2020

  • Views and statements on NEP
  1. AMU faculty delivers lecture on NEP 2020

Key points:

  1. “The National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 will bring sweeping changes and address key issues such as easy access for the students, ease of participation, quality of courses offered, equity, system efficiency, governance and management, facilities of research and development, and financial commitment involved,” said Prof M Shakeel Ahmed Samdani, Dean, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
  2. He was delivering a lecture in the webinar on ‘A Discourse on the National Educational Policy-2020′ organised by All India Urdu Teachers’ Association, New Delhi.
  3. Prof Samdani added: The NEP will bring positive changes to strengthen the Indian education system.
  4. Emphasising how the NEP will eradicate inequalities, Prof Samdani pointed out that earlier children from the lower socio-economic strata were not able to get proper education due to the shortcomings in the structure implemented as a result of earlier policies.

(India Education Diary, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Uniform Civil Code should be implemented in India, says Sanjay Raut

Key points:

  1. Shiv Sena has mentioned it earlier as well that Uniform Civil Code should be implemented in India, said party leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday while adding that if the Centre brings something like that, then his party will take a decision about it.
  2. “We have said it before also that Uniform Civil Code should be implemented in the country. If the government brings something like that, then we will take a decision about it,” said Raut on being asked whether the Central Government should bring a Uniform Civil Code.

(Times of India, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Telangana Secretariat demolition: SC dismisses petition filed by Congress MP Revanth Reddy

(new indian express, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • AASU forms human chain, demands scrapping of CAA and EIA Draft
    (sentinel assam, 28 October 2020) News Link
  • POJK
  1. PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan removed from Pakistan’s map by Saudi Arabia, says activist, adds ‘Diwali gift to India’

(india tv news,28 October 2020) News Link

  1. LG Inaugurates IPFC Centre at Jammu; Sub-Centre at Srinagar

(kashmir observer, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Jammu and Kashmir Panchayats to get computers, internet connectivity

(india education diary, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Enforce Polythene Ban Strictly: HC

(kashmir observer, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Lt Governor inaugurates Water Sports Centre at Nehru Park

(daily excelsior, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • District Development Commissioner Kathua Gives away loan assistance orders to 20 young entrepreneurs

(india education diary, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Rajasthan to become the 1st Indian state to legalise wearing face masks

(knocksense, 28 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 19th 2020

  • Aksai Chin
  1. J&K भाजपा प्रमुख बोलेअब अक्साई चीन, गिलगित बाल्टिस्तान को आजाद कराने का वक्त

(Jansatta, 19 October 2020) News Link

  • Why report on Capt Rajendra Nath’s 1952 expedition to Aksai Chin is classified to this day

(The Print, 19 October 2020) News Link

  • China’s unsubstantiated claim over Aksai Chin

(Financial Express, 19 October 2020) News Link

  1. बदल रही फिजा: सरहद की रक्षा के लिए उमड़े जम्मूकश्मीर के हजारों युवा

(Amar Ujala, 19 October 2020) News Link

  • जम्मूकश्मीरः मेरा शहर मेरी शान कार्यक्रम आज से, परेड ग्राउंड में लगेगा मेला 

(Amar Ujala, 19 October 2020) News Link

  1. NEP is huge initiative to bring fundamental change in India’s education setup: PM Modi

Key points:

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the centenary convocation of the University of Mysore. The event took place via video conferencing on October 19. While addressing the centenary convocation, PM Modi said, “National Education Policy is a huge initiative to bring fundamental change in the education setup of the country. To make our capable youth even more competitive, a multidimensional approach is being focused on. Effort is to make youth flexible and adaptable for the changing nature of jobs.” “Never before had there been such four-dimensional reforms in the country. Earlier, when decisions were taken one sector used to benefit but others used to be left behind. In the last 6 years, multiple reforms in multiple sectors were done,” he added.

(Times of India, 19 October 2020) News Link

  • NEP 2020 implementation: Running the PESTLE risk analysis tool

Key points:

  1. The National Education Policy 2020 arouses varied emotions for practising educators, parents and students. Given the pandemic, the policy comes across as an instrument of reconstruction of the education sector. To overcome the challenge of education continuity for millions of children is a humongous task, given the lack of access to technology and other support systems to a large population of children.
  2. A three-phased approach of survival, reconstruction and leading-by-example, supported by the PRMM (Preventive Risk Mitigation Model) and ECP (Education Continuity Plan), is a potent strategy (see graphics).

(Financial Express, 19 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 9th 2020

  • POJKChina, Pakistan join hands to target India; PLA helps Islamabad to install missiles in PoK

Key points:

  1. Military-to-military cooperation between China and Pakistan at a tactical level
  2. China’s PLA helping Pakistan to install a surface-to-air missile near PoK
  3. CDS Bipin Rawat had recently said that India was capable of handling two-front threat

(Times Now News,9 October 2020) News Link

  • POK की जेल में 9 साल से बंद हैं राजनीतिक कार्यकर्ता, गिलगितबाल्टिस्तान में जोरदार प्रदर्शन

Key points:

  1. गिलगित-बाल्टिस्‍तान इलाके में गुरुवार को एक बार फिर से जोरदार प्रदर्शन हुआ
  2. हुंजा इलाके में स्‍थानीय लोगों ने जेल में बंद कार्यकर्ताओं को रिहा करने की मांग की
  3. इन कार्यकर्ताओं को दंगे करने और नुकसान पहुंचाने के आरोप में अरेस्‍ट किया गया था

(Navbharat Times,9 October 2020) News Link

  1. Webinar on “Spirit of NEP” at MANUU

Key points:

  1. Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is organising a national webinar ‘Sprit of National Education Policy-2020’ on Saturday.
  2. The objective of the webinar is to understand the vision, identify challenges in the implementation and to prepare a roadmap for MANUU in the light of the NEP 2020. (Telangana Today, 9 October 2020) News Link
  • NEP-2020 will transform Indian Education system : Guv

Key points:

  1. Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday underlined that the National Education Policy-2020 will transform the Indian education system and make it the global hub of quality education.
  2. Addressing the webinar on NEP-2020, organised by the Centre for South Indian Studies (CSIS,) from Raj Bhavan here on Friday, Dr Soundararajan said that the NEP-2020 is going to mould the students as job-creators and not as job-seekers.
  3. She stated that NEP-2020 was aimed at creating Global Citizens with strong Indian roots and added that if implemented in true spirit by all the stakeholders, the NEP-2020 will regain India’s position as the Vishwa Guru.
  4. Ms Tamilisai exhorted the people to understand the NEP-2020 in its holistic perspective and realize its potential to transform Indian education system as the international destination for quality education.

(UNI India, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • Assam:  ‘Shaping young leaders and NEP 2020’

Key points:

  1. Dr. Rai, an erudite speaker, started on a very positive note of students being sacrosanct to dreams; identifying potentials in self and owe it to oneself; the universe conspires to give that one thing you deeply desire; money is what money does and never fear to dream.
  2. He stated that failure is never fatal as it is a combination for success; people die only once not on every failure; failure is when you stop trying; fear of success is also prevalent but success is not final. He urged the students to listen to the advice of others but never live other’s version of life thereby losing one’s identity.
  3. Dr. Mittal highlighted the benefits this new batch of students and onwards can reap from the NEP stressing on transformations made to establish a transparent system that is student centric and designed to be primarily beneficial to the students.
  4. Advising the students to always have fire and passion to learn, be consistent, recognise their competencies, compete in themselves while investing in team-work, she assured the students, with the future being of blended learning and technological advancement being the crux of our lives off late, NEP 2020 will generate multi-faculty universities that will grant students freedom to choose a basket of courses of their liking.

(Arunanchal 24, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • NEP 2020 will be benchmark of development: VC BGSBU

Key points:

  1. “National Education Policy 2020 is going to a turning point for India. With ever increasing significance of skill-based education, the NEP 2020 if executed in letter and spirit will be a benchmark of development,” Vice Chancellor Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Prof Javed Musarrat said while delivering a presentation during brainstorming session on the implementation on NEP 2020 at BGSBU.
  2. While discussing the transformational reforms in education sector, Prof Musarrat emphasized on the structural changes under NEP 2020 that will ensure that the knowledge and opportunities students receive within the country are at par with global standards.
  3. Prof Musarrat urged the members of teaching and non -teaching fraternity of BGSBU to start with, in a time-bound manner for the implementation of NEP 2020 guidelines vis-à-vis academics, research, infrastructure, and other areas, to be able to meet its objectives.

(dailyexcelsior, 9 October 2020) News Link

  1. Kerala tunnel project: Environmentalists ask where is feasibility study and EIA

Key points:

  1. Environmentalists have raised questions over Pinarayi Vijayan’s announcement to construct a massive tunnel in between the ‘Camel Hump’ mountains of the Western Ghats- connecting Kozhikode and Wayanad districts. 
  2. The project will create a 7-km tunnel – mooted to be the third largest such tunnel in the country – and will connect Kozhikode and Wayanad districts. It will also offer a wider and alternate route to the Thamarassery Ghat road which is usually congested, reducing travel time to neighbouring Karnataka significantly, CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced.
  3. However, environmental groups have questioned why the tunnel project was launched by the government, without a Financial Feasibility study, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a Sociological Impact Assessment. All these studies should have been conducted in the first place, they point out.
  4. “The project construction is announced with no economic and environmental feasibility studies done. The government said that a technical feasibility study for the tunnel was done. However, such a report is not available in the public domain,’ says Kochi-based lawyer and environmental activist Harish Vasudevan.
  5. The Wayanad Prakruthi Samrakshana Samiti, a well known environmentalist group in Kerala, issued a statement pointing out that the Pinarayi government had not even taken permission from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEFF), before announcing the project.
  6. “If the tunnel is going to be built underneath forest cover, then that would also come under forest land and hence permission has to be taken from the forest department. Mining underneath the forest also required underground mining rules and there are several challenges with regard to the water table which need to be factored in,” Harish added.

(The News Minute, 9 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 8th 2020

  1. जम्मूकश्मीरः जोजिला टनल परियोजना पर काम शुरू, सुरंग के लिए पहला विस्फोट 15 को

Key points:

  1. लद्दाख को जम्मू-कश्मीर समेत पूरे देश से साल भर जोड़े रखने के लिए एशिया की सबसे लंबी (14.2 किमी) जोजिला टनल परियोजना स्थल पर काम शुरू हो गया है। निर्माण कंपनी का अमला और मशीनरी जोजिला पहुंच गई है। सामरिक दृष्टि से इस बेहद महत्वपूर्ण सुरंग की खोदाई के लिए 15 अक्तूबर को पहला विस्फोट किया जाएगा। फर्स्ट ब्लास्ट सेरेमनी का उद्घाटन केंद्रीय सड़क परिवहन एवं राजमार्ग मंत्री नितिन गडकरी कर सकते हैं।

(Amar Ujala, 8 October 2020) News Link

  1. 5 vehicles used to mine red earth seized in Thadagam

Key points:

  1. District administration officials on Wednesday seized four tipper trucks and an earthmover used by unauthorised brick kiln units in Veerapandi and Somayampalayam village panchayats in Thadagam valley near the city to mine and transport red earth.
  2. The vehicles were seized based on suspicion, Coimbatore north tahsildar Mahesh Kumar told TOI. “We noticed the trucks transporting red earth and asked drivers to produce permits. As they failed to produce them, we seized the vehicles. We have asked them to bring the papers. Based on it, and on consultation with senior officials, we will take action against the owners of the vehicles,” he said. “Only three trucks were carrying red earth, but we seized four of them based on suspicion.”
  3. Thadagam-based activists, meanwhile, cited RTI replies and a report by the Tamil Nadu pollution control board’s (TNPCB) special team, and said none of the kilns had permits from departments such as mines and minerals, pollution control board, and environment impact assessment clearance, to mine red earth.
  4. Ganesh also pointed to government order 170 issued by the industries department on August 5, which says vehicles used for mining and transporting minerals without permit must be seized and produced before court, and the perpetrators fined.
  5. A team of TNPCB officials from across the state had visited the units in Thadagam valley and in January, submitted a report saying that ‘183 illegally-operating brick kilns shall be closed’, in view of not obtaining mandatory permissions, and also for polluting the region.
  6. Following the report in January, TNPCB officials from the district inspected the kilns. As they had not obtained consent of the board and hadn’t taken measures to control air pollution, they had recommended the revenue department to close the kilns, seal machinery and disconnect power to the units. But the kilns continue to operate. (Times of India, 8 October 2020) News Link
  • Mumbai coastal road: Court taken for a ride, says SC

Key points:

  1. The SC on Wednesday reserved its order on the fate of the Mumbai coastal road project while indicating it would not vacate its interim order allowing reclamation of sea strictly for construction of the road and no other purpose. Referring to excess reclamation, Chief Justice S A Bobde said, “It appears someone is taking the court for a ride. The clearance was only for 90 hectares. Anybody who is constructing should be on notice that everything is subject to final orders.”
  2. The Supreme Court indicated on Wednesday that it would not revisit the wellconsidered December 17 interim order allowing the Mumbai coastal road project to continue but said the project remained subject to its final orders.
  3. Senior advocate Shyam Divan submitted before a bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice A S Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian that the project proponents and BMC had been resorting to excessive reclamation of land. He said though it was repeatedly mentioned to the high court as well as the Supreme Court that they required 90 hectares of land to be reclaimed from the sea, the figure had now gone beyond 111hectares. He said that as the project had undergone qualitative change, it would require new environmental clearances.
  4. The HC had stalled the project saying work could not go on without clearances under the EIA notification and the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, even though it conceded that the “extent of appraisal for environment clearance under CRZ 2011 is more exhaustive than the appraisal for environment clearance under EIA Notification”. The HC quashed the CRZ clearance for the project after it was challenged through PILs. (Times of India, 8 October 2020) News Link
  1. AMRPSWA to organise seminar on NEP 2020

Key points:

  1. The All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association (AMRPSWA), Imphal is organising a seminar on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to create an awareness about the policy to the principals of private schools.
  2. AMRPSWA also submitted a memorandum to the Education Minister on October 5 last with the following proposal.
  3. 1) Pre-board examination, notably known class-X common question examination, has been persisting since-2005, likely to be held for 2021 in the first week of January, 2021 strictly following SOP provided by the Government.
  4. 2) The association would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority to grant consent as and when the institutions are open to provide the students of classes X and XII essential reading materials so as to enhance wide knowledge, for a few hours consulting with their respective parents.
  5. In addition they will be provided strick guidelines, teaching, suggestions vice versa so that they are able to comprehend the ideas or points the teachers indicated.
  6. It is an immense imperative to maintain SOP, provided by Govt as far as applicable.
  7. 3) As and when the Govt of Manipur adapts and implements NEP 2020, been approved recently by the Union Cabinet, the AMRPSWA has also firmly resolved to teach the students as per the provided norms.

(Pao, 8 October 2020) News Link