President Pranab Mukherjee said that agricultural education in India must conform to global standards. Addressing the Fifty-Fourth convocation of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) he said that the country needs to to create a large pool of competent faculty empowered with state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
The 12th South Asian Games will commence this evening in Guwahati with culturally rich opening ceremony. The 'biggest sporting extravaganza ever held in the North East India' will be inaugrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . An offocial release said that these games were the 'first ever gender equal South Asian Games with men & women participation in all the sports'.
I was surprised to find the TOI newspaper, which I got today, had doodles on its title between various letters announcing that it was Doodle Day today. Also, Doodler Anonymous website says, "A drawing a day keeps the doctor away". Doodling and doodle art, of which I am an advocate, provides me a journey from unconscious to conscious via aesthetics.
On the eve of International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), being observed globally on February 6, UNICEF said that FGM was Harmful practice and a matter global concern. "Female genital mutilation refers to a number of procedures. Regardless of which form is practiced, FGM is a violation of children's rights," UNICEF observed.