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Javadekar hails DTH, cable networks, hands out STBs

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has said DTH (direct-to-home) and cable networks have revolutionised dissemination of information, education and entertainment. Speaking at an event, here on Saturday, organised for free distribution of Doordarshan set top boxes (STBs) among the border residents of Jammu and Kashmir, Javadekar appreciated the efforts of the I&B

5000 seats added to Navodaya Vidyalayas this academic year

5000 seats added to Navodaya Vidyalayas this academic year

5000 seats added to Navodaya Vidyalayas this academic year . Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday announced an increase of 5000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) for the Academic Year 2019-20. At present, the number of seats in JNVs, residential schools for rural children, are 46600. The addition of 5000 seats

NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half

NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half. The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is ‘cramped’, said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday. He said, “The government has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is “cramped.” Talking to media here,

NDA confident of Naidu's victory in Vice Presidential polls

NDA confident of Naidu’s victory in VP polls

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday expressed confidence over winning the Vice Presidential polls and said M. Venkaiah Naidu will do justice to the post. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told media that he was sure of Naidu’s victory. “I am sure of the victory. I hope that all members will vote. All NDA partners and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have described Venkaiah

Board examinations will hold for 5th and 8th classes: Javadekar

Board examinations will hold for 5th and 8th classes: Javadekar

The Indian government said that to improve the quality of education, the Board examination of 5th and 8th standard will be taken and soon a bill will be introduced in Parliament.Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government has started a campaign to improve the

Harsimrat asked javadekar to ensure sikh students are not asked to remove articles of faith

Harsimrat asked javadekar to ensure sikh students are not asked to remove articles of faith

Harsimrat asked javadekar to ensure sikh students are not asked to remove articles of faith. In a letter to Mr Javadekar, which was released to the media today, Mrs Badal said she had come to know during her recent tour to her constituency that a Amritdhari Sikh girl was asked to remove her “kara” and

CBSE results to be announced on time, says HRD Minister

CBSE results to be announced on time, says HRD Minister

Giving relief to apprehensive students, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today assured that the CBSE results of Class 10th and 12th will be announced on time.“CBSE will declare the result dates, there is nothing to worry about, no injustice will be meted out to anyone,” said Javadekar. Last year, CBSE had released the

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PU V-C meets HRD Minister; apprises him of varsity woes

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minsiter Prakash Javadekar on Thursday assured the Panjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover that the Centre would extend all support to the varsity in addressing its problems and capacity building. Javadekar also asked him to introduce more innovation in education and put extra emphasis in ensuring quality

Vulture breeding programme lauded by Prakash Javadekar

Panchkula: The Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, has lauded the vulture breeding and conservation programme being carried out by the Haryana government in Pinjore. “With the success the programme has become, I believe we would again touch the number of four crore vultures in the country in the