Saturday, 4 July 2020

July 4:Current Affairs

1)"THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION "BOOK LAUNCHED ;

  • Vice President of India, Venkiah Naidu virtually released a book of "Future of Higher Education-Nine Mega Trenda". 
  • Authored by CAV Pattabhi Ram, it is based on a survey of around 5000 educators across academy's "Sky Campus" Digital Knowledge Series. 
Did You Know? 
       The book was brought out by ICT Academy, an initiative of Government of India and State Government. 

2)IIT KANPUR DEVELOPED "MOBILE MAATERJEE";

  • IIT Kanpur has developed a classroom to home teaching setup that can record the lectures or instructions by the teacher smart phones. 
  • It is named "Mobile Masterjee" which is a classroom home teaching setup and will be very helpful to the students in rural India. 

3)LADAKH MARATHON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19;

  • Due to COVID -19 Pandemic, the world famous sporting event in India, the Ladakh marathan has been cancelled for 2020.
  • The 9th edition of the event scheduled for 13th september 2020 will be cancelled. 
  • The 9th edition of Ladakh marathon is more special as it had become a qualifying event of Abbott World Marathon majors wanda age group from the year 2020.
4)'FIT INDIA TALKS'to be launched ;

  • Fit India is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sports persons of the country intended to inspire school children. 
  • The sessions tittled 'Fit India Talks' will premiere on 3 july 2020 in the presence of HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. 
Did You Know?
       HRD-Human Resource Development. 

5)HRD MINISTER RELEASED AN ACADEMIC CALENDER;

  • HRD Minister Ramesh pokhriyal Nishank has released eight weeks alternative academic calender for primary stage.
  • It has detailed guidelines for teachers on the use of technology and social media tools to impart education while students are at home.
Did You Know? 
        The calender covers experimental learning such as Arts Education, Physical Exercise, Yoga, pre-vocational skills, etc. 

6)BAISALI MOHANTY UNITED NATIONS POLICY OFFICER ;

  • Baisali Mohantry has been appointed as united nations policy officer. 
  • She had earlier won the prestigious high profile achievement award as best graduate student at oxford university, England. 
  • She took charge of her new assignment on 1st july 2020.

7)GAISF SUSTAINABILITY PORTAL LAUNCHED;

  • GAISF supported by International Olympic Committee has launched sustainability sport. 
  • It is a web portal created to help further sports sustainability goals. 

8)PARMINDER CHOPRA -DIRECTOR AT PFC;

  • Parminder took charge as the director of the government owned  power finance corporation (PFC) on july 1, 2020.
  • Earlier, copra was working as Executive Director (finance)at the PFC. 

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