Education current affairs

Education current affairs

Question 1 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
With which country, India signed an MOU On Digital Education Initiatives?
A
Turkey
B
Syria
C
Afghanistan
D
Venezuela
Question 1 Explanation: 
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) with the Afghanistan government to work on digital education initiatives, which include many prominent programs developed by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The MoU was signed at IIT-Madras. This collaboration hopes to contribute to bilateral relations and beget mutual benefits for the two countries.






Question 2 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Who launched the LEAP and ARPIT Programmes For Higher Education faculty?
A
Prakash Javadekar
B
Satya Pal Singh
C
Mahendra Nath Pandey
D
Upendra Kushwaha
Question 2 Explanation: 
Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, launched two new initiatives, namely, the Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) and the Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) for higher education faculty. LEAP is a three weeks flagship leadership development training programme for the second level academic functionaries in higher education institutions and ARPIT is a unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.
Question 3 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated a school to improve the quality of education amongst tribal people. It was named as;
A
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
B
Ekalavya Model Residential School
C
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
D
National Institute of Open Schooling
Question 3 Explanation: 
Prime Minister inaugurated the Ekalavya Model Residential School which has a capacity of 420 students in Nanded, in order to improve the quality of education amongst tribal people.The School is spread in 16 acres and equipped with modern facilities including provision for food, residential facility, playground and IT facilities.






Question 4 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which ministry launched Operation Digital Board to provide better digital education in school?
A
Ministry of External Affairs
B
Ministry of Human Resource Development
C
Ministry of Home Affairs
D
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry launched Operation Digital Board on the lines of Operation Blackboard to provide better digital education in school. The government has aimed at equipping 9 lakh classrooms in schools and colleges across the country (7 lakh classrooms of 9th, 10th and 11th standards and 2 lakh classrooms of colleges and Universities) with digital facilities for teaching by 2022.
Question 5 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which of the following universities recently conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Science on RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat?
A
Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University
B
West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
C
Karnataka Veterinary Animal And Fisheries Sciences University
D
None of the above






Question 6 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Who received South Indian Education Society (SIES) recently?
A
Shri Manmohan Singh
B
Shri Suresh Prabhu
C
Shri Ramesh kumar
D
Shri Naresh Iyer
Question 6 Explanation: 
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh received South Indian Education Society (SIES) Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati National Eminence Award as part of the Kanchi Mahaswami festival.He was awarded for his contribution to the field of public leadership. Professor Dr Manjul Bhargava, Niti Aayog member Dr V K Saraswat and Swami Chidanand Saraswati were awarded for their work in the fields of community leadership, science and technology and social thinkers, respectively.
Question 7 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
MSDF and this organisation signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document and share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education.
A
National Development Council
B
NITI Aayog
C
Ministry of Human Resource Development
D
NCERT
Question 7 Explanation: 
The NITI Aayog and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document and share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education through systemic reforms, based on their collective experiences of working with various state governments in India. The SOI was signed in the presence of Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, by Mr. Alok Kumar, Adviser (HRD), NITI Aayog and Mr. Barun Mohanty, Managing Director (International), MSDF. The NITI Aayog was established with the core mandate of promoting cooperative and competitive federalism through evidence-based policy reform and knowledge inputs. ng sustainable education systems.






Question 8 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Microsoft signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which state government with an aim to improve the education system, on 31st January 2019?
A
Sikkim
B
Mizoram
C
Manipur
D
Arunachal Pradesh
Question 8 Explanation: 
On January 31, 2019, in order to improve the education system Microsoft signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sikkim government. The MoU was signed between the state Human Resource Department RB Subba and Managing Director of Microsoft India, Manish Prakash to boost digital literacy and new age technology knowledge in government schools.
Question 9 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
The 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of SCO was held in;
A
Moscow
B
Turkey
C
Tajikistan
D
Kazakhstan
Question 9 Explanation: 
The 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The meeting was organised with the assistance of: Government of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and Rector's Office of the University of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, (USCO) and the main (basic) universities of Kazakhstan, affiliated with USCO. Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Yerlan Sagadiyev chaired the event. Implementation of the agreement between the governments of SCO member states on establishing and operating USCO was approved. It was agreed to conduct the 8th meeting of education ministers of SCO member states in the Russian Federation during the Russian Federation's presidency of SCO.






Question 10 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which ministry has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states?
A
Ministry of External Affairs
B
Ministry of Human Resource Development
C
Ministry of Home Affairs
D
Ministry of Rural Development
Question 10 Explanation: 
The HRD ministry has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. A state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1, 000 scores on 70 parameters. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stated that it will give the correct picture of where every state stands. There will be a fair competition to improve each other's performances.
Question 11 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which Indian university has been ranked among top 10 in Times Higher Education (THE)'s 2017 World's Best Small Universities?
A
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
B
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati
C
Savitribai Phule Pune University
D
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay






Question 12 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which IIT institute will start 'Vastu Shastra' classes for architecture students?
A
IIT Kharagpur
B
IIT Bombay
C
IIT Madras
D
IIT Indore
Question 13 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
How many Indian institutions made it to the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 report, released by Times Higher Education (THE)?
A
36
B
75
C
49
D
25
Question 13 Explanation: 
The London-based, Times Higher Education (THE) released the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 report which shows that India has improved its ranking and secured a higher position with 49 institutions making it to the list. According to this year's report 25 Indian institutions figure in the top 200 institutes, a rise from 17 last year. The report stated that the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangaluru retains the highest spot for India (14th), followed by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (27th). Last year India had 42 institutions in the overall list. China remains the most represented nation with 72 institutions in total and claiming four of the table's top five positions with Tsinghua University topping the chart. Nearly 450 universities from 43 countries, across four continents were compared this year.






Question 14 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which UK college has offered to teach its students 'Hinglish', to students for jobs in India?
A
Sheffield Hallam University
B
Portsmouth College
C
Highbury College
D
Durham University
Question 14 Explanation: 
UK's Portsmouth College has offered to teach its students 'Hinglish', a mix of Hindi and English languages, becoming the country's first educational institution to do so. The course is being introduced partly due to India's growing economic importance and to prepare British students who may take up jobs in India or in Indian companies based in the UK.
Question 15 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state government has launched Kalia Students' Scholarship Scheme to boost education for farmers children?
A
Chhattisgarh
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Assam
D
Odisha
Question 15 Explanation: 
In Keonjhar district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the new 'KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana' to facilitate the children of the farmers, who are the beneficiaries of the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. Under this scholarship scheme, the beneficiaries will be provided scholarships for pursuing higher education in professional courses free of cost. Children of farmers who have taken admission at Government Professional colleges on merit basis will be eligible for the scholarship scheme.






Question 16 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which of the following educational institutes was declared the best in the overall India Rankings 2017?
A
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamil Nadu
B
Banaras Hindu University
C
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
D
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
There are 16 questions to complete.

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