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Pasmanda Community

Pasmanda Community: Pasmanda Community has gained attention of many political parties for inclusive growth and eradication of intra caste discrimination. ‘Pasmanda’, a Persian term meaning “those who have fallen behind” refers to Muslims belonging to the shudra (backward) and ati-shudra (Dalit) castes. It was adopted as an oppositional identity to that of the dominant ashraf […]

Direct-Seeded Rice

Direct-Seeded Rice: The state of Punjab was unable to achieve its target in the water-saving method (direct-seeded rice). Direct Seeded Rice(DSR), also known as the ‘broadcasting seed technique,’ is a water-saving method of sowing paddy. In this method, seeds are directly drilled into the fields. In contrast to the traditional water-intensive method of transplanting rice […]

Reforms In Education Sector

Reforms In Education Sector: The Parliamentary Standing Committee carried out a review of education standards, accreditation process, research, examination reforms and academic environment in India’s higher education institutes. Findings of the Report: The higher education department of the Union ministry of Education informed the committee that only 30% of the universities and 20% of the […]

Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam

Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam at Varanasi. The Samagam is being organized by the Education Ministry in association with University Grants Commission and Banaras Hindu University. The three-day event will bring together over 300 Vice-Chancellors and Directors from public and private universities, educationists, policymakers, as […]

Nominated Members Of The Rajya Sabha

Nominated Members Of The Rajya Sabha: Athlete P T Usha and music maestro Ilaiyaraaja were among prominent personalties nominated to Rajya Sabha. Philanthropist and administrator of the Dharmasthala temple Veerendra Heggade and noted screen writer V Vijayendra Prasad were also nominated to the Upper House of Parliament. The Rajya Sabha had vacancies in the nominated […]