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Weekly News Bulletin 7-OCT-2018
FACULTYBOX-WEEKLY is a weekly news bulletin that has been launched by Facultybox, providing top trending news and articles in order to help faculties and students to have an overview of important things happened during the week. Here is the top Trending News of the week. Check out the top trending news regarding youth sports.
RELIANCE YOUTH SPORTS
The founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation and the member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Nita Ambani called for growth of sports in school curriculums. As the foundation is striving for the youth sports to showcase their skills and ability. We need to develop the sports culture in educational institutions and make sports more accessible to the youth of India. Reliance foundation youth sports (RYFS) has impacted 4 million students from the last 4 years and expected to grow to 6 million. This can help in developing sports ECO systems in the country and will help kids to showcase their talent. https://bit.ly/2IyEVZr
MOMO CHALLENGE – THE THREAT TO THE NEXT GEN
From the suicidal Blue Whale Challenge, now the internet has got its new crush, the so-called “Momo Challenge”. Recently we had also faced another dangerous commotion amongst the youngsters the “Kiki-Challenge”. What is exactly this “The Momo-Challenge”? People had heard about the delicious cuisine “Momos”. But one fine day from nowhere a challenge landed on the social media platform specifically Whatsapp and Facebook creating a huge chaos everywhere. The woman with scary features and eyeballs bulging out can give goosebumps to anyone. The Internet was flooded with the questions about “The Momo Challenge”. This happened soon after the alleged suicide of a 12-year old girl in Argentina. Let us find more about it in our next segment. https://www.facultybox.com/blog/momo-challenge-impacting-students/
EDUCATION SYSTEM DEPENDING ON PRIVATE PLAYERS?
During the Summit on Education and skills ( ASES ), Delhi Education Minister Sisodia said that the biggest challenge that the Indian education system is dependent on private players. This lead to reducing quality and strength of government schools. Training of teachers will help in winning the trust of the public and in turn, can improve the situation. Making the education fun, less boredom and with innovative ideas will help students. There is a great scope of learning from counterparts such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Afghanistan in various areas of education. https://bit.ly/2Rov38D
TEACHER TRAINING ACADEMIES
With the latest changes in technical Education AICTE is setting up four teacher training academies which will equip the candidates in the country. AICTE is setting up academies in Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, Baroda. Jaipur academy will start in one and half years and rest all academies will start in 2 years. The academies will produce “motivated teachers, who will be conversant with fast-changing technology in the technical education sector”. For the next two years, AICTE was working for reaching 30-50 percent accreditation and for four years 100 percent accreditation. https://bit.ly/2NfGfkR
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNGSTERS BY SABI
74 percent of the government school students unable to read their textbooks, said India Manish Sisodia. He initiated a 70-day event named “reading challenge” on teacher’s day. Which will end on “children’s day” and can help the students of government schools. “Share a book India association”, an independent NGO a team of young volunteers inspired by Manish Sisodia have exchanged books by using social media and given to underprivileged children.
“We do not just donate books but also make sure that children who are getting these can be read”, said by Srishti Parihar, Director, and co-founder, SABIA.
The volunteers of SABIA are using techniques and making them read easily like Building interest in reading, read aloud session, one-on-one interaction for the children.
SABIA organization has set up several libraries in some places like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kota.
50 PERCENT OF THE CANDIDATES WRITE THE UPSC TEST
The candidates who are applying for civil service examinations, UPSC, only half of the aspirants are actually writing the test. UPSC decided to allow the candidates to withdraw from the examination who are not writing the test. This has happened for the very first time.
To select Indian police service, Indian administrative service, Indian foreign service UPSC are conducting civil service examination. The test is conducted in three stages namely preliminary, main, interview.
“The commission has to book venues, print papers, hire invigilators and ship the documents for all the 10 lakh applicants-which turns out to be a 50 percent waste of energy and resources”, Saxena has said on Monday on the occasion of 92nd foundation day celebrations. https://bit.ly/2Iv36YL
CBSE BOARD CHANGES ENGLISH EXAM PATTERN
Major changes have been introduced for class 12 English exam pattern based on the feedback received from the committee of courses of the board and subject experts.
Previously, there are three passages now only two passages in Reading (Section A).
Changes in the typology of questions:-
There would be a 5 multiple choice questions, 9 very short answer type questions, 3 short answer type questions, and 2 long answer type questions from passage two.
The section A, the total no.of questions has been reduced from 24 to 19 and attributed to a total of 30 marks.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE SOLAR LAMPS TO STUDENTS – IIM BOMBAY
The Indian Institute of management Bombay had train 1 lakh students from 659 schools, how to assemble the solar lamps.
The ‘solar urja through localization for sustainability’ workshops was held at various places and rural areas on Gandhi Jayanti.
The main objective of this project is to “sensitize our future generation” about the importance of solar technology and it is the part of an initiative of the Union ministry of new and renewable energy, said Solanki. https://bit.ly/2RiNtrt
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