Here is a glimpse of the transformation in the field of education in the last 7 years: PM Narendra Modi

A holistic education system is vital for national transformation.

Here is a good thread offering a glimpse of the transformation in the field of education in the last 7 years.

PM Narendra Modi

Under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi, the government has taken several transformative steps to develop a holistic education system for children and youth.

Enhanced infrastructural facilities for school children will not only promote a healthier environment but also focus on holistic development.

With the enhanced pupil-teacher ratios, the attention on the development of each child will increase the quality of education.

With various reforms in teacher recruitment and deployment, the pupil-teacher ratios have improved over the years resulting in better, focused attention on each student.

For preparing students for 21st century India, the government is focused on developing a greater learning spirit, logical thinking, and scientific temperament among youngsters.

Enabling Desh ki Beti for Samriddh Bharat has been one of the primary focuses of the government which has resulted in fewer dropouts rates and more enrollments amongst the girl students.

The new IITs & IIMs established under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, is testimony to the promise of revolutionising the face of Indian education.

The pace of inaugurating new universities in India since 2014 has witnessed a boom. With the PM’s @narendramodi vision, education will become accessible & affordable for all.

Remote Ladakh youth will be empowered and benefit from the first ever Central University announced by Narendra Modi Government.

North East has been prioritised with 22 new universities in order to build and develop the capacity of the people there.

To encourage the study of forensic sciences among youngsters, India’s first-ever National Forensic Sciences University was set up. The National Rail & Transportation University in Vadodara too is part of PM Narendra Modi’s holistic vision.

With the frequency of setting up two colleges every day, the government is ensuring accessibility of higher education for all.

Taking a leap in the field of Research & Education, three Indian Universities achieve top-200 positions in QS World University Rankings 2022!

A significant achievement for India in the education sector! A record 71 Indian universities made it to the Times World University rankings 2022, compared to 63 last year.

With all the multiple initiatives and reforms, India has seen a significant increase in the number of students enrolling in higher education.

Government has also launched various key initiatives to make healthcare education accessible to all.

The 80 percent increase in post-graduate seats for students has benefitted the public by increasing the number of doctors in the country.

Increased opportunity in healthcare education leads to better availability of healthcare services across the country.

Ministry of Coal Constitutes Task Force and Expert Committee to Prepare Road Map for Coal based Hydrogen Production

Ministry of Coal:

On India’s 75 th Independence Day, the Prime Minster announced a Hydrogen Mission.

Coal is one of the important sources of hydrogen making (Brown Hydrogen) apart from Natural Gas (Grey hydrogen) and renewable energy (Green Hydrogen) through electrolysis.

In case of renewable energy (Green Hydrogen)  surplus solar power is used to electrolyze water into hydrogen and oxygen.

The global emphasis is on substituting liquid fuels with hydrogen (as fuel in vehicles), storage of surplus renewable power as hydrogen (as power cannot be stored at a cost effective price), and cutting down emission.

 Coal is one of the important sources of hydrogen making (Brown Hydrogen).

However, Coal has not been encouraged elsewhere because of the fear that while extracting hydrogen via coal (from the moisture embedded in coal) there may be carbon emission. Almost 100% of Hydrogen produced in India is through Natural Gas.

Globally, 73 MT Hydrogen is used for refining, ammonia making and other pure use and about 42 MT is used for Methanol, steel making and other mixed uses. 

Cost of Hydrogen produced from coal can be cheaper and less sensitive to imports when compared with hydrogen production through electrolysis and Natural Gas respectively.

Production of hydrogen from coal will have challenges in terms of high emissions and CCUS will play an important role. However, when the carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide formed during coal to hydrogen process are trapped and stored in an environmentally sustainable manner (CCS and CCUS), then, Indian coal reserves could become a great source of hydrogen.

In steel making, lots of work has been done on production of steel by use of Hydrogen. However, iron reduction through hydrogen is an endothermic reaction and will require lot of heat. This heat can be generated in DRI plants due to presence of CO in syn Gas being produced from coal gasification process.

In light of the above, Ministry of Coal has constituted 2 Committees today, one to oversee the program and another of experts to give guidance to the Ministry.

This is aimed for contributing to PM’s agenda of a hydrogen-based economy in a clean manner.

briefly..

PIB India:

India Post Payments Bank, LIC Housing Finance announces strategic partnership for offering home loan products.

Through its robust and extensive network, IPPB will make LICHFL’s home loan products accessible to its customers pan-India

CBDT inserted a new Rule 14C to ease authentication of electronic records submitted in faceless assessment proceedings.

If electronic records are submitted through registered account of taxpayer on the income tax portal, separate authentication through EVC is not required to be done.

Railways plans to run 261 Ganapati Special Trains to various destinations on special fare

These trains have already started services from the last week of August and shall run till 20th September 2021

Govt. plans to introduce wider testing facility for quality assurance of toys, helmets, air conditioners & others

Coal India contributes Rs. 75 cr. towards National Sports Development Fund of Union Sports Ministry.

Hostels for Athletes to be built at SAI Academies in Bangalore, Bhopal & LNIPE Gwalior

Felicitated Rajya Sabha Secretary General Shri PPK Ramacharyulu: Vijayasai Reddy

Vijayasai Reddy V – MP, YSRCP leader:

Felicitated Rajya Sabha Secretary General Shri PPK Ramacharyulu, who is the first cadre officer to rise from the ranks of the Secretariat as its head for the first time in 70 years, ever since Rajya Sabha came into being in 1952.

It makes me proud that he hails from Andhra Pradesh.

Launched the Business Blasters program for Delhi Govt School students – to make every student a job provider, not a job seeker: Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia – Dy CM, Delhi:

Delhi govt’s initiative – Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC) for class 9-12th students is a huge success.

Under EMC we provided ₹1,000 per student as seed money for their start ups. The students made good profits using their entrepreneurial skills.

Today we are launching the Business Blasters program for Delhi Govt School students. Under this program students will get seed money of ₹2,000 per student to establish their own starts ups. Our motive is – to make every student a job provider, not a job seeker

Team ‘Mobisite’ of 8 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started a business of selling refurbished phones and made profit of ₹21,960 with investments of ₹8,000.

Team ‘Divine Creation’ of 2 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started a business of Hand made painting and made profit of ₹24,750 with investments of just ₹2,000

Team ‘Tap & Draw’ of 5 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started their business of portrait sketching and made profit of ₹11,840 with investments of ₹5000

Team ‘ink Family’ of 9 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started a business of personalized printed products and made profit of ₹3,830 with investments of ₹9000

Team ‘Speaksters’ of 5 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started a business of Bluetooth Speakers and made profit of ₹650 with investments of ₹5000 and have more orders too…

Team ‘Hebi Naturals’ of 3 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started business of Compost and made profit of ₹3,580 with investments ₹3,000

Team ‘Craft Cottage’ of 2 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started business of handmade jewellery and made profit of ₹1,865 with investments ₹2,000

Team ‘Inolts’ of 5 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started business of Digital pooling of OTT subscriptions and made profit of ₹6,950 with investments ₹5,000

Team ‘Home 2 Creations’ of 2 students of class 11 from a Delhi govt school, who started business of Handicrafts by recycling waste materials and made profit of ₹9,580 with investments ₹2,000











Union Minister Bhupender Yadav dedicates India’s first functional Smog Tower at Anand Vihar, New Delhi

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change:

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav has asked all stakeholders including the citizens to sincerely and earnestly contribute to achieve cleaner air and healthier lives for all.

The Union Minister, who was speaking at an event in New Delhi today to mark the second International Day of clean Air For Blue Skies, stated that the Central Government has launched several initiatives to improve air quality in the entire country, with the Prime Minister himself setting a goal for holistic improvement in air quality in more than 100 cities.

“86 cities showed better air quality in 2019 in comparison to 2018, which increased to 104 cities in 2020”, informed the Environment Minister.

The Minister said that the Government under the leadership of the Prime Minister is now actively linking all policy approaches to give paramount importance to conserve public goods like water, air and Earth.

Shri Yadav on the occasion virtually inaugurated the first functional smog tower in India at Anand Vihar, Delhi and expressed hope that the pilot smog tower project will yield fruitful results and supplement the air quality improvement efforts.

A smog tower is a structure designed as large/medium scale air purifiers to reduce air pollution, usually by forcing the air through filters.

The smog tower at Anand Vihar with a height of over 20m, is of downdraft type, i.e. polluted air comes in from the top of the tower and clean air comes out of the bottom is intended for localised reduction in air pollution (Particulate Matter).

The filtration system used in the tower has been designed by University of Minnesota with an expected efficiency of 90%. 40 fan units have been installed to provide a design airflow rate of 1000 m3/sec. The tower has been built by Tata Projects Limited with NBCC (India) Ltd. as the project management consultant.

The event also witnessed launch of a portal named “PRANA” – Portal for Regulation of Air-pollution in Non-Attainment cities under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) are implementing National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in the country since 2019 with targets to achieve 20 to 30 % reduction in Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5  ) concentrations by 2024 across the country.

City-specific action plans for improving air quality for 132 Non- attainment cities (NACs)/Million Plus Cities (MPC) targeting city specific air polluting sources (Soil & Road Dust, Vehicles, Domestic Fuel, MSW Burning, Construction Material and Industries) have been prepared and are already being implemented.

The portal (prana.cpcb.gov.in) will support tracking of physical as well as financial status of city air action plan implementation and disseminate information on air quality to public.

Our private sector has to come forward and contribute to increasing the quality of education in government schools: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural conclave of Shikshak Parv today via video conferencing.

He also launched Indian Sign Language Dictionary (audio and text embedded sign language video for the hearing impaired, in conformity with Universal Design of Learning),

Talking Books (audiobooks for the visually impaired),

School Quality Assurance and Assessment Framework of CBSE,

NISHTHA teachers’ training programme for NIPUN Bharat and

Vidyanjali portal (for facilitating education volunteers/ donors/ CSR contributors for school development).

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister congratulated the teachers who have received the National Award. He commended the contribution the teachers have made for the future of students in the country in difficult times. He said that today, on the occasion of Shikshak Parv, many new schemes have been started which are also important because the country is currently celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Taking new resolutions for how India will be after 100 years of independence.

The  Prime Minister praised students, teachers and the entire academic community for rising up to the challenge of pandemic and asked them to take forward the capabilities developed to deal with that difficult time. “If we are in the midst of a transformation period, fortunately, we also have modern and futuristic new National Education Policy” , he said.

The Prime Minister praised the contribution of academicians, experts, teachers, at every level of the formulation of the National Education Policy and its implementation. He urged everyone to take this participation to a new level and also to involve society in it. These transformations in the education sector are not just policy-based but also participation-based, he added.

The Prime Minister said ‘Vidyanjali 2.0’ is like a platform for the country’s resolve of ‘Sabka Prayas’ with ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’. In this society, our private sector has to come forward and contribute to increasing the quality of education in government schools.

The Prime Minister said that in the last few years, public participation is again becoming the national character of India. In the last 6-7 years, due to the power of public participation, many things have been done in India, which were difficult to imagine earlier. When society does something together, then the desired results are assured, he said.

The Prime Minister said that everyone, in whichever sphere of life, has a role in shaping the future of the youth. He recalled the stellar performance of our athletes in the recently concluded olympics paralympics. He expressed happiness that athletes have accepted his request that every player visit at least 75 schools during Azadi Ka Amrit mahotsav. This will inspire the students and many talented students will get encouragement to go forward in the field of sports, he said.

The Prime Minister said that for the progress of any country, education should not only be inclusive but should also be equitable. He added that National Digital Architecture i.e. N-DEAR is likely to play a major role in eradicating inequality in education and its modernization. N-DEAR will act as a ‘super-connect’ between various academic activities in the same way as UPI interface revolutionized the banking sector.  The country is making technology like Talking Books and Audiobooks a part of education. he said

School Quality Assessment and Assurance Framework (S.Q.A.A.F) , which was operationalized today, would address the deficiency of the absence of a common scientific framework for dimensions like curricula, pedagogy, assessment, infrastructure, inclusive practices and governance process. SQAAF will help in bridging this inequality.

He added that in this rapidly changing era, our teachers also have to learn about new systems and techniques rapidly. He informed that the country is preparing its teachers for these changes through ‘Nishtha’ training programs.

The Prime Minister said Teachers of India not only meet any global standard, but they also have their special capital. This special capital, this special strength is the Indian culture within them. He said our teachers do not consider their work as a mere profession, teaching for them is marked by human empathy, a sacred moral duty. That is why we do not have a mere professional relationship between the teacher and the children, but a family relationship. And this relationship is for life, the Prime Minister added.

Pic Credit: BJP india

Sri Sri at Sunrise

” When you wake up every morning, look into a mirror and give yourself a good smile. The smile is the sacred gift of life.”:
SriSri

Pic Credit:Sri Sri