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More than 40 top CEOs and entrepreneurs, generally IIT and IIM alumni, have come together to set up an Rs 2,000-crore project that involves setting up a university with a sharp focus on engineering directly aimed towards bolstering entrepreneurship and a home-grown startup ecosystem. These Indian honchos covers Vineet Nayyar, vice chairman of IL&FS and …

Every States and Union Territories have appointed nodal police officers to resolve problems of Kashmiri students who are being aimed in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, officials said on February 23. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has also asked all States to ensure the security of Kashmiris who were reportedly fired up …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday set up the University of Ladakh, the first-ever varsity in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu region has four universities besides an IIT and an IIMC, while the Kashmir Valley has three universities and a National Institute of Technology (NIT). After the inauguration, Modi said Lakhah now has …

With a goal to send out a strong political message ahead of the General Elections, the Narendra Modi government is getting set enforce the 10% quota for the economically weak in minority educational universities which were not part of the Bill passed recently in Parliament, sources told ET Now. “The issue is likely to be …

Former chief statistician T C A Anant Monday assumed charge as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select the country’s bureaucrats, diplomats, and police officers among others, as per an official statement. He was administered the oath of office by UPSC chairman Arvind Saxena, …

Narendra Modi in Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the passage of the Constitutional (124th Amendment) Bill “a victory for social justice”. The Rajya Sabha today passed the constitutional amendment bill to give 10 percent reservation in education and government jobs for ‘economically weak’ people across castes and religions. Soon after the passage of the bill, the Prime Minister said that he is glad …

In Kashmir’s Shopian, the place worst hit by turmoil and violence, the Sofi family is celebrating the success of their daughter in Class 10 board exams. The girl, IfraSheraz, has secured a near best score of 99 percent in Jammu and Kashmir state board exams. But unabated violence and constant fear have taken a toll …

The new government in Rajasthan had its first cabinet meeting today where revision of particular textbooks and syllabus was discussed among other issues. The government will try to undo what the “saffronisation of education”, the education minister said. Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara told, “A committee of historians and educationists will review changes in the …

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday claimed that his 25-point charter of demands for educational reforms, which he had deposited to the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, would be implemented if the opposition Grand Alliance was voted to power in the state. The charter, which Mr. Kushwaha …

Regarding NITI Aayog’s recommendation on revising age limit for civil services exam, which made a stir among aspirants last week, the government said that there is no such proposal under contemplation. “There is no move on the part of the government to alter the age criteria of eligibility to give civil service examination, therefore, all …

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Civil Aviation have announced a student competition to exhibit products/ concepts/ innovative ideas on aerospace technologies at Aero India 2019. Aero India 2019 will be held from February 20 to February 24, 2019. This is the pioneer time that a ‘Student Pavilion’ will be …

India's Most Powerful Satellite,

Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO’s GSAT-11 satellite also called the “Big Bird ” was successfully launched into space today from the French spaceport of Kourou in South America. The satellite, launched at 2.07 am (IST), will help grant satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. The satellite, weighing 5,854 kg, is …