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K Kasturirangan, NEP drafting committee chair and ex-ISRO chief, to develop new curriculum for schools
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K Kasturirangan, NEP drafting committee chair and ex-ISRO chief, to develop new curriculum for schools

The committee will develop four NCFs for school education, early childhood care and education, teacher education and adult education

NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies
India

NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies

All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.

ISRO Awards 96 people, teams for their contributions to space projects, programs
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ISRO Awards 96 people, teams for their contributions to space projects, programs

The awardees were chosen for their outstanding contributions to ISRO's efforts in 2017.

Sending Indians to space isn’t a new idea, but Modi has now fast-tracked the project
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Sending Indians to space isn’t a new idea, but Modi has now fast-tracked the project

For its ambitious projects, including the manned flight, ISRO badly needed moral and financial support.

ISRO celebrates 99th birth anniversary of its first chairman Vikram Sarabhai
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ISRO celebrates 99th birth anniversary of its first chairman Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabahi was awarded the Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972 and the Padma Bhushan in 1966.

Kerala best-governed state while Bihar ranks lowest, shows Public Affairs Index 2018 report
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Kerala best-governed state while Bihar ranks lowest, shows Public Affairs Index 2018 report

Kerala stands as the best-governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC).

India's water crisis 'very scary'; more intensive methods of irrigation needed says K Kasturirangan, ex ISRO chairman
India

India's water crisis 'very scary'; more intensive methods of irrigation needed says K Kasturirangan, ex ISRO chairman

Eminent scientist K Kasturirangan said agriculture's share in India's total water usage needs to be brought down to below 50 percent, and efforts should be made to preserve and manage even a single drop.

HRD ministry to release new National Education Policy by December end, says Prakash Javadekar; focus likely on research
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HRD ministry to release new National Education Policy by December end, says Prakash Javadekar; focus likely on research

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the first draft of the new National Education Policy will come out by December end

Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan to head panel for selection of new Mumbai University VC
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Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan to head panel for selection of new Mumbai University VC

Eminent scientist Dr K Kasturirangan was on Wednesday named chairman of the search committee to appoint the new vice-chancellor of Mumbai University after Dr Sanjay Deshmukh was sacked for delay in announcing results of the March 2017 university exams in time.

Ratan Tata launches 'Moonshot Wheels' to spread awareness about first private moon mission
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Ratan Tata launches 'Moonshot Wheels' to spread awareness about first private moon mission

Moonshot Wheels is a bus which will traverse nine states, 12,500 kms in 12 months, across India impacting 36,000+ students in government schools

No developmental activities in Western Ghats: MoEF tells six states
India

No developmental activities in Western Ghats: MoEF tells six states

Environment Ministry has issued directions to six state governments prohibiting development activities including mining and quarrying in the 60,000 sq km ecologically sensitive area of Western Ghats.

Western Ghats: Working group for restriction on development activities
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Western Ghats: Working group for restriction on development activities

A crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K Kasturirangan-led high-level working group (HLWG) has recommended prohibition on development activities in 60,000 sq km ecologically sensitive area spread over Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.