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RBI Launches Quiz Competition For Schools

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched an all-India RBI inter-school quiz competition called RBIQ as an initiative to promote financial literacy at school level. The quiz will be conducted among students in of classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. As this is the first year of the quiz, select schools located across the length and breadth of the country across all educational boards have been invited to participate.

The RBIQ strives to create an awareness and interest about the history and role of the RBI, banking and finance, economics, current affairs and personalities and events that have contributed to the growth and progress of India over the years. It is an effort to build a ‘connect’ between the RBI and the young students across the country and to disseminate financial literacy among them. The quiz seeks to recognise and encourage bright young students and provide a national platform for their talent.

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Community Colleges to be set up for Skill Development: Kapil Sibal

The government will set up 10 community colleges in collaboration with Canadian educational institutes to educate illiterate adults and provide skill-based training for employment, human resource development minister announced Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister, MHRD

“Under the adult literacy programme of the HRD ministry, as many as 70 million people need to be literate and their capacity enhanced to enable them to acquire the skills required to perform jobs,” he said

Of the illiterate 70 million, 60 million are women who need education and skill training close to where they live. And for this, the government would launch 100 community colleges this year.

 600 posts of instructors in ITIs to be filled: Punjab govt

The Punjab government will soon fill 665 vacant posts of instructors in ITIs across the state besides providing them requisite infrastructure to enable them to develop professional skills among the students.

Disclosing this here on Monday, Technical Education and Industrial Training minister Anil Joshi said that presently there were 111 government and 294 private ITIs in the state which are providing professional training to over 64,000 youth every year.

Joshi said that he has issued instructions to complete recruitment process in the most transparent manner.

Sibal Launched Campaign to Promote ‘Sakshar Bharat’

We might send Chandrayan to moon and mars mission but if we don’t give education to our women, we can’t fly.” With these words, HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal has launched a mass awareness campaign for the success of the Saakshar Bharat Abhiyan programme that will employ a host of media including television ads to reach out to the people. The mission, which covers adults beyond the age of 15, has assessed close to two crore adults and issued literacy certificates.

The aim of the new awareness campaign is to give a boost to this ambitious programme whose benefits are yet to reach all the corners of the country.

Kerala HC directs state govt to grant NOCs to schools satisfying CBSE/ICSE norms

Kerala High Court has directed the state government to grant NOCs to schools satisfying CBSE/ICSE norms for affiliation. A direction in this regard was issued by a division bench comprising Justices T N Ramachandran Nair and C K Abdul Rahim after dismissing a government appeal challenging a single judge’s order quashing conditions imposed for granting NOCs.

The bench directed CBSE and ICSE boards to enforce a condition for continued affiliation, payment of salary provisionally at the rate of Rs 10,000 per month for primary teachers’, Rs 15,000 for high school teachers and Rs 20,000 for higher secondary teachers. The court also directed that non teaching staff– clerks– be paid Rs 6,000 and Class IV employees Rs 4,000 per month as salary as an interim measure till government takes a decision

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