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The majority of teachers and educators do not believe science education is fit for the future: OUP Global Survey

The Evolution of Science Education survey report released on July 13  includes insights from 398 teachers in *22 countries and regions—with most respondents from the United Kingdom (44%) and India (19%). While there are local nuances, there are also notable consistencies in key areas such as the science curriculum’s relevance in the future and how well it prepares pupils to navigate and …

Tata Steel MaterialNEXT programme winners announced, awarded

Team Titans from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, which created an innovative solution and prototype of Ti6AL4V implant for the reconstruction of bone defects, won the second edition of ‘Tata Steel MaterialNEXT’ programme. The grand finale was held as an online event on July 9, 2021. Team Titans, comprising Pearlin Hameed, Ansheed A Raheem, Jishita R, and Ashwin G, …

Computational model blight detection in potato crops using photographs developed by IIT Mandi

Potatoes, in the history of the world, have been the cause of the world’s great famine of the mid-nineteenth century that killed over a million people in Ireland and rang the death knell for the Irish language. The reason? Potato Blight. Now there is cheering news. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, have developed a computational model …

Dharmendra Pradhan is the new union Education & Skills minister, 3 MoS Education—RK Ranjan, Annpurna Devi and Dr Subhas Sarkar also appointed

In the major overhaul of union cabinet that took place on July 7, Dharmendra Pradhan replaced Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ as the union Education Minister and Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey as union minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). With him, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Annpurna Devi and Dr Subhas Sarkar were also appointed as the minister of state for Education. Rajeev Chandrasekhar …

NIPUN Bharat Programme aimed at foundational learning in children launched

A National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat), for ensuring that every child in the age group of 3 to 9 years in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27 has been launched in the country. The National Mission under the aegis of the centrally sponsored …

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