Weekly News Bulletin 09-DEC-2018

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Recently a protest took place at BBAU, Lucknow by Engineering students. The video of the incident went viral showing Kanan Singh, director of UIET abusing students and beating up one of them with security guard’s cane. While Singh has submitted a complaint to the university proctor, students have lodged a complaint. According to the sources, some engineering students went to Singh to postpone the university exams as the course was not completed. One student was allegedly slapped by Singh, following which the students sat on the protest. Singh denied slapping anyone but accepted that he had to take the cane in hand as the students were abusing him. https://bit.ly/2EeIZin


Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) would soon start the online application process to fill up 69,000 Assistant Teacher posts in the state. The Board has released the official notice on Saturday to fill up Assistant Teacher posts in the state. The examination will be conducted on January 06, 2018 from 11 am to 2.30pm across the state. The examination will be conducted in the OMR sheet to avoid confusions and hurdles during checking. If media reports are to be believed, the 69000 posts of Assistant Teacher excludes 27 thousand backlog teaching posts. https://bit.ly/2SkQEhY


The Gujarat education department has ordered all districts to collect information on government school teachers who have been on leave for more than one year. The matter of teachers’ long absence was first raised by Gujarat Primary Teachers’ Association during the executive committee meeting of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) held on November 29 in Gandhinagar. Notices have been served to some of the teachers whose absence was brought to the notice of their respective district education officers. Policy (NEP) report which was prepared by the state education department in 2015 and submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD). https://bit.ly/2EeIZin


According to a study, students who sleep for eight hours are more likely to perform better. The findings showed that sleeping eight hours was associated with a four-point grade boost. Fewer than 10 percent of undergraduates maintain the recommended average of 8 hours a night or even the recommended minimum of 7 hours, the researchers said. The study results were published in the Journal of Interior Design; and Teaching of Psychology journal. https://bit.ly/2KTLQha


In an attempt to showcase innovation and exchange of ideas to transform the focus of education on artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft India is set to host the first “Education Days 2018” here. The two-day event starting Tuesday in this Haryana city will bring together students, over 220 educators, and Microsoft partners under one roof to showcase their work and innovation. It would facilitate the exchange of ideas to revamp the educational landscape through technology. Interactive sessions are planned for Microsoft Innovative Educators; an Education Transformation Framework (ETF) workshop is designed for policymakers and education leaders to help education leaders and school principals transform education in their institutions. https://bit.ly/2E3UJmX


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