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.
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.
"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
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.