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Govt nod to 7th pay commission recommendations for state govt teachers

Javadekar also said that the 10 per cent reservation quota for economically weaker sections of the general category would be implemented in all educational institutions from the 2019 academic year.

10% reservation will create thousands of seats in IITs and other higher institutes: Prakash Javadekar

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to an economically backward section in the general category.


To blend Vedic and modern studies, HRD body clears Bharatiya Shiksha Board

The Bhartiya Shiksha Board, sources said, will be established with the objective of standardising Vedic education. Like any school board, it will draft syllabus, conduct examinations and issue certificates.

Hindi must be made mandatory till Class 8, says new policy draft

Sources said the committee handed over its report to the HRD Ministry last month before its tenure ended on December 31, 2018.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya to get 5000 more seats: Prakash Javadekar

In the last five years, the number of seats increased in JNVs is 14,000, the government is likely to add 32,000 more seats in the coming four years

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya: 31.10 lakh students register for exam

"In 2001, 5.50 lakh aspirants appeared for the entrance examination for Class 6. Over the years the number of aspirants appearing for the entrance examination has increased considerably. For the 2019 entrance test, 31.10 lakh students have registered for the entrance examination," Prakash Javadekar said


Through positive govt schemes, India poised for brain gain: Prakash Javadekar

Asking institution heads to open innovation councils and clubs for students to learn, research and grow, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Javadekar said Indians should be owners of innovations, not mere creators and participants.

States' education performance to be ranked: Prakash Javadekar

"All states will be assessed on those 70 parameters and graded on 1,000 score points. This will improve the quality and give the correct picture of where each state stands and there will be a fair competition to improve," Javadekar said

Rajya Sabha passes two Bills, no-detention policy to be reversed

The Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha in July last year, will do away with the no-detention policy, which prohibits schools from detaining students up to class VIII.

Govt yet to announce decision on stipend for research students

Students have also demanded that there be constituted a dedicated body to monitor the proceedings of all activities, including that of the timely disbursal of stipends, among other demands.

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Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

World Environment Day: Modi, Kohli, Kejriwal plant saplings

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Virat Kohli creating awareness on environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.


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Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 

Tamil Nadu deserves better, says Javadekar

Chennai, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Tamil Nadu deserves a better administration, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is helping the state in every way. He said Tamil Nadu deserves better than what it has got in the last 50 years. The BJP leader said he had fruitful discussions with DMDK chief Vijayakanth. He also said he also met leaders from parties like IJK, IPP, NJP, AIMMK and others.


Two zeroes don't add up to hero: BJP on Cong-DMK alliance

Chennai, Feb 14 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday reacted over Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, and said that two zeroes don't add up to hero and so it won’t make any difference. He also said that they will come out with the alliance within one week. He further added that the people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated with the politics they have witnessed over half a century and they want change and fresh start.

Hollande pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The visiting French President, Francois Hollande, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Later, Hollande also planted a sapling in the Rajghat premises. The French President was earlier accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Jallikattu allowed with proper safeguards: Javadekar

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that Tamil Nadu has been allowed to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu'. He added that the sport was approved after taking care of all the safeguards and without practicing cruelty against the animals.

Jallikattu order: Pon Radhakrishnan thanks PM Modi

Chennai, Jan 08 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Tamil Nadu Government to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’. He also expressed gratitude to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party chief Amit Shah and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for acquiescing with the Tamil community. The controversial bull-taming sport is celebrated every year during Pongal.