30 July, 2020

  • Mains Writing Answer assignment
  • New Education Policy-2020-School Education (Social Issues)
  • New Education Policy -2020- Higher Education (Social Issues)
  • Prospects and Challenges of AIIB (International Relations)
  • Global Internet Governance (Internet and Social Media)
  • When the school goes to the students doorstep (Social Issues)
  • Natesa of Rajasthan temple returns to India (Art and Culture)
  • References
  • QOD

Prelims Quiz

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    Easier exams, no cramming + NEP Focus: Leave no child behind

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the National Education Policy 2020. The new policy aims to pave way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. This policy will replace the 34 your old National Policy on Education (NPE),1986.

    • Important provisions of NEP 2020 dealing with School Education
    • Constitutional provision for education
    • Sharing of power for different educational functions

     

    4-year UG courses in, M.Phil. out in new education policy

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the National Education Policy 2020. The new policy aims to pave way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. This policy will replace the 34 your old National Policy on Education (NPE),1986.

    • Targets of New Education Policy Vis-à-vis higher education
    • Other targets of New Education Policy

     

    AIIB to look at India’s project proposal from ‘economic’ view

    Despite the border stand-off with China, India has continued to remain the largest beneficiaries of development loans from the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). So far, India has received $ 4.35 bn from AIIB.

    Mr. Jin Liqun, who has recently re-elected as President of AIIB, has highlighted that AIIB would

    continue to function as an “apolitical” institution and will continue to support projects in India.

    • Comparison of New Development Ban and Asian Infrastructure Investment bank
    • Previous Year Prelims Questions

     

    A quest for order amid cyber insecurity + Shaping the digital world

    • Of the many fundamental changes the COVID 19 pandemic has elicited the profound has been the use of cyberspace.
    • While the cyberspace has enabled new modes of digital interaction like work-from-home etc it is also becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks, even state-sponsored ones.
    • On one hand China and Russia have been blamed for such state-sponsored attacks (for instance in Australia, UK, US, India etc), on the other governments across the world have imposed restrictions and bans on technology products like the recent app bans in India and US, 5G technology rollout from Huawei in UK and US etc.
    • While national laws have been evoked to protect the domestic assets, given the cross-border nature of the internet and digital technologies the need for a global framework to govern the internet is desperately felt to keep the cyberspace secure.
    • What is Internet Governance?
    • Need for Internet Governance Framework
    • Reach
    • Cross-border nature
    • Power Struggle
    • Equitable Use of Internet
    • Lack of uniform cyberlaws
    • Current Status

     

    When the school goes to the student’s doorstep

    The Education department of Andhra Pradesh has proposed the “Vidya Varadhi’ scheme under which mobile classrooms equipped with audio-visual gadgets will reach pockets where students do not have access to computers and Internet connectivity.

    • The Challenge
    • Proposed Solution
    • Benefits under Vidya Varadhi Scheme
    • Way Forward

     

    Natesa of Rajasthan temple returns to India

    Natesa, a rare sandstone idol in the 9th century Prathihara style of Rajasthan, is returning to India after 22 years after it was smuggled. The Natesa icon, currently at the Indian High Commission, London, was originally from the Ghateswara Temple, Baroli in Rajasthan. The sandstone Natesa figure stands tall at almost 4 ft. in a rare and brilliant depiction of Shiva in the late 9th century Prathihara style of Rajasthan. A beautiful depiction of Nandi is shown behind the right leg of the Natesa icon.

    • Pratihara Style of Rajasthan
    • Ancient Temples of Baroli, Rajasthan
    Comments

    ANKURGOYAL 2 days ago

    @28:14
    SIR YOU MENTIONED THAT AIIB DOESN'T ADOPT QUOTA SYSTEM

    THEN WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHINA BEING THE LARGEST SHAREHOLDER, INDIA 2ND... 
    IN THE NEWSPAPER AND OTHER SOURCES, IT IS MENTIONED THAT SHAREHOLDER TRANSLATES INTO VOTING POWER
    IS IT(VOTING POWER) ANYWAY DIFFERENT FROM QUOTA SYSTEM?