The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, at the Centenary Celebrations of Shiksha Mandal on November 26 in Wardha, Gujarat, stressed the need for quality-oriented education to transform India into one of the leading nations of the world.
There is a general feeling among the public that the jihadist threats for striking India have become all the more pronounced as the Mumbai attacks of 26/11 in 2008 are being remembered today on its sixth anniversary. With the Islamic State (IS) supported terrorism on the rise and many youth across the world getting recruited by them, the jihadist threats seem to be multiplying around the world.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Open Text-Based Assessment (OTBA) as part of its continuous and comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) reform to impart 'comprehensiveness' to its evaluation system as one of its 'multiple modes of assessment' to 'cater to the varied abilities of individual strengths of learners'.
Education minister Smriti Irani's visit to an astrologer and fortune teller in Rajasthan has raised yet another controversy. According to former Union minister Mani Shanker Aiyar, as HRD Minister it was Irani's responsibility to promote scientific temper instead of superstition advocated by astrologers and fortune tellers.