NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that it is a matter of happiness that no section of the country has stated that the National Education Policy (NEP) has any bias. The Prime Minister said that the goal of the NEP should be to empower the present and future generations to be future-ready. "After the National Education Policy came, no section of the country said that the policy has any bias. It is a matter of happiness," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing a 'Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy', via video conferencing. "Every country equates education to its national interest and moves forward. The goal is that the education system should keep the present and future generation future-ready. NEP's basis in India is similar. NEP's goal is to enable the youth of the country for future challenges," he added. Outlining the major shifts in NEP, PM Modi said that while the previous policy laid stress on 'what to … [Read more...] about NEP shifts focus from ‘what to think’ to ‘how to think,’ PM Modi says
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Investors are awaiting stimulus measures from the Indian government as a gloomy economic outlook adds to mounting credit market woes and raises fears defaults will spread.The government is planning measures to boost the economy and may announce some steps this week to help demand for housing, automobiles, and to spur small businesses, an official said on Friday. Credit profiles of the nation’s companies worsened to a 19-month low in July, according to a Care Ratings index that tracks 1,601 local firms.The credit market has been stung by a yearlong shadow banking crisis that started with shock defaults last year by IL&FS group. Government measures to kick-start the economy may help investors regain confidence after other missed payments by firms including non-bank financier Dewan Housing Finance Corp., travel planner Cox & Kings Ltd. and wind-turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd.India’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate last week for the fourth time in 2019. … [Read more...] about Worsening default risks are putting focus on stimulus
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In a five-session web series on the careers of tomorrow – “New Skills for New Age Careers” – organised by Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) university and powered by Hindustan Times, experts from five professional fields look at how careers have got altered in the past few years and what students need to focus on to stay relevant in future job market with special emphasis on a post-Covid India. The session was moderated by Dr Rajneesh Wadhwa, Director, Center for Advanced Studies and International Relations, SGT University. … [Read more...] about Digital is the new buzzword for jobs of the future!
But the first and foremost is a workable land use policy. A humble beginning has been made with the State sending out teams to study habitability of hazard-prone areas and also to ascertain suitable farming practices in such zones. “But it is just the first step. Land use involves scores of departments and agencies and a comprehensive policy covering all aspects alone can tackle the situation,” says the official. … [Read more...] about Kerala assesses land use & landslips