prime minister – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 14:24:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://the-education-store.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png prime minister – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ 32 32 Ministry of Environment releases project reports for rejuvenation of 13 rivers in India https://the-education-store.com/ministry-of-environment-releases-project-reports-for-rejuvenation-of-13-rivers-in-india/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 16:08:41 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/ministry-of-environment-releases-project-reports-for-rejuvenation-of-13-rivers-in-india/ Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, and Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajender Singh Shekhawat, along with Minister of State, MoEFCC, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, jointly published the reports. The thirteen rivers for which DPRs are published are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna and Cauvery. […]]]>

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, and Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajender Singh Shekhawat, along with Minister of State, MoEFCC, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, jointly published the reports.

The thirteen rivers for which DPRs are published are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna and Cauvery. The DPRs were funded by the National Afforestation & Eco-development Board (MoEF&CC) and prepared by the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), Dehradun.

Addressing the rally, the Union Environment Minister said that the DPRs are in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s holistic vision to make the next 25 years like ‘Amrit Kaal’, as these DPRs will create a goal of expanding green coverage for the next 10 years. years and 20 years, then future generations will have a “Green India” through the “Van Bhagidari and Jan Bhagidari” of the present generation.

The proposed cumulative budget expenditure of thirteen DPRs is Rs. 19,342.62 crores. The DPRs are expected to be implemented through the State Forest Departments as the nodal department and with the convergence of programs from other operational State Departments towards the activities proposed in the DPRs and financial support from the Government of India.

Addressing the gathering, Union Minister Jal Shakti said that “water is the elixir of life” and this fact was known to all traditionally as rivers were treated as goddesses and were nurtured with deep reverence in the hearts, minds and souls of the masses. The day we stopped thinking about what we give back to the rivers, when we failed to find a balance between the need for development and environmental sustainability, when we stopped being stewards of nature and rather imposed our ownership on it, we began to exploit and over-exploit our Resources.

The activities proposed in the DPRs will achieve the potential benefits of increasing green cover, containing soil erosion, recharging the water table and sequestering carbon dioxide in addition to benefits in the form of non-conventional forest products. ligneous.

Forestry interventions are expected to increase cumulative forest cover by 7,417.36 km2 across 13 river landscapes. The proposed interventions would sequester 50.21 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 10-year-old plantations and 74.76 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent in 20-year-old plantations. The proposed interventions in thirteen river landscapes would contribute to groundwater recharge by 1,889.89 million cubic meters per year and reduce sedimentation by 64.83,114 cubic meters per year.

Additionally, Rs. 449.01 crores will likely be generated from the expected non-timber and other forest products. Employment of 344 million man-days is also expected to be generated by planned activities, as planned in 13 DPRs.

The rivers as well as their tributaries are proposed for forestry interventions in the river landscape under different landscapes, namely the natural landscape, the agricultural landscape and the urban landscape. The different patterns of forest plantations, including woody species, medicinal plants, grasses, shrubs and combustible fodder and fruit trees, aim to increase water, recharge groundwater tables and contain erosion. A total of 667 treatment and planting models are proposed in the 13 DPRs for proposed forestry interventions and supporting activities, in different landscapes.

Each DPR incorporates a detailed geospatial analysis of the delineated river landscape, a comprehensive review of the river environment, the factors responsible for the current condition and the prioritization of areas using remote sensing and GIS techniques, as well as on-the-ground verification of proposed forestry interventions and other conservation measures through extensive consultation. process and design and development of various treatment models for the natural, agricultural and urban landscape in each of the demarcated river landscapes.

DPRs focus on protection, reforestation, watershed treatment, ecological restoration, moisture conservation, livelihood improvement, income generation, ecotourism by developing river fronts , eco-parks and mass awareness. Research and monitoring was also included as a component.

The efforts will contribute to the achievement of India’s international commitments such as the NDC forest sector target of creating an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through forest cover and additional tree cover by 2030 under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, the restoration of 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as a land degradation neutrality target under the of the UNCCD, to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2030 within the framework of the CBD and the Sustainable Development Goals.

To subscribe to Mint Bulletins

* Enter a valid email address

* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Never miss a story! Stay connected and informed with Mint. Download our app now!!

]]>
Education and health personnel launch new challenge to vax mandates https://the-education-store.com/education-and-health-personnel-launch-new-challenge-to-vax-mandates/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 04:21:19 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/education-and-health-personnel-launch-new-challenge-to-vax-mandates/ A legal challenge questioning the legality of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate for educators and health workers has started in Wellington’s High Court, as a new group of anti-mandate protesters gather in the capital to support the challenge. The judicial review, brought to court by New Zealand Teachers Talking to Science (NZTSOS) and an Affiliated […]]]>

A legal challenge questioning the legality of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate for educators and health workers has started in Wellington’s High Court, as a new group of anti-mandate protesters gather in the capital to support the challenge.

The judicial review, brought to court by New Zealand Teachers Talking to Science (NZTSOS) and an Affiliated Doctors Group (NZDSOS), is asking High Court Judge Francis Cooke to set aside the vaccination order, saying that the warrant violates the Bill of Rights Act.

The group says the vaccination mandate is not a “clearly justified” violation of the Bill of Rights, namely the right to refuse medical treatment.

The High Court challenge also questions the usefulness of vaccination warrants in an Omicron environment, highlighting comments from some medical professionals suggesting the extreme transmissibility of the variant renders warrants unnecessary.

The challenge to the vaccination order is the second brought to the High Court by the two groups – the first having been dismissed by High Court judge Matthew Palmer in November.

In support of this new challenge is a portfolio of 81 affidavits filed by teachers and health workers across the country – a number of whom lost their jobs after refusing to be vaccinated.

This week’s challenge is similar to one issued by a group of police and defense force employees, also before Judge Cooke. This group succeeded last week in asserting that the mandate affecting this sector was an unwarranted incursion into the Bill of Rights.

Police and the NZDF have since suspended all dismissals of unvaccinated staff following the ruling.

According to December figures, 1,461 employees in the 20 district health boards were affected by the mandates. Some of these employees chose to resign, while 814 had their jobs terminated.

But the number of employees affected in the education sector is unclear, with school boards themselves holding information on affected staff, rather than the Department of Education.

Not all schools responded to a ministry survey which attempted to paint a more detailed picture of the scale of staff affected.

Acting for the plaintiffs, barrister Warren Pyke read in court a number of affidavits from relevant education and health personnel, including GPs, occupational therapists and early childhood teachers, detailing the effect of mandates.

A number of those who filed affidavits made it clear they would be comfortable being tested daily if it meant they could return to work.

Others have detailed the effect the mandate has had on patients – particularly those who have lost their GP to redundancies.

“People are going to lose their family doctor, people are going to lose their GP. Continuity of care may be compromised,” a concerned employee told the court.

Another affidavit detailed allegations of multiple reactions to the first dose of vaccine, leading the person to make the decision not to receive a second dose.

Pyke also told the court that the concept of vaccination mandates was best summed up by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern herself, when she agreed in an interview with the Herald that the mandates created two classes of people.

“That, as far as the Honorable Prime Minister is concerned, is an accurate observation. That is what he is.”

While Thursday’s hearing mainly heard from lawyers acting for the claimants, representatives of Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins are expected to appear in court tomorrow.

A large group of protesters gathered outside Wellington Station on Thursday morning, in support of the challenge.

With the High Court located across the road from Parliament, the continued closure of Molesworth St meant protesters could not congregate directly outside the court.

In a statement to Open Justice, a spokesperson for NZTSOS said protests were planned over the next five days but assured the public they would be peaceful, unlike the violent clash between police and protesters seen on Wednesday. .

The challenge is expected to end on Monday.

Ethan Griffiths

]]>
Principals smell a RAT in the ministry’s test promise https://the-education-store.com/principals-smell-a-rat-in-the-ministrys-test-promise/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 21:24:04 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/principals-smell-a-rat-in-the-ministrys-test-promise/ Education Rapid antigen tests are essential to keep schools running smoothly, so why are they happening at such a slow pace? As the country enters phase 3 and the main tools of the public health response shift from isolation and PCR tests to rapid antigen tests (RATs), schools are wondering why they have to wait […]]]>

Education

Rapid antigen tests are essential to keep schools running smoothly, so why are they happening at such a slow pace?

As the country enters phase 3 and the main tools of the public health response shift from isolation and PCR tests to rapid antigen tests (RATs), schools are wondering why they have to wait two days to put the hand on tests that might enable them to keep their doors open.

As of Wednesday, RATs have been the main test at community testing centers across Auckland to help meet demand as the Omicron outbreak continues to grow.

With a faster turnaround time and cheaper cost – although less sensitive than PCR – RATs are a crucial tool for institutions like schools and prisons, where staff forced into self-isolation can have consequences disastrous on administrators trying to stay the course.

In bulletins released by the Ministry of Education this week, the ministry said there would be many more RATs used in schools once the country enters phase 3, with PCR tests kept for children. people who are sick or more susceptible to viruses.

Earlier this week, the ministry announced that 200,000 RATs had been received for distribution to schools, with 480,000 on their way within the week. Speaking from Porirua this morning, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said over 700,000 RATs had already been distributed to the Department of Education network, ready for distribution to schools.

Currently, RATs are available to schools meeting the requirements of the Close Contact Exemption Program – the emergency situation in which teachers must quickly test the antigen to exit close contact status so that the school continues to monitor the children.

For principals such as Vaughan Couillault of Papatoetoe High School, the promise of government-provided rapid tests for his school seems like little more than a promise.

Delays in delivering tests to schools and strict requirements on how desperate a school is before being eligible mean that the rollout of the RAT will only help schools in very specific situations.

“The way it’s currently set up is not easily accessible, it’s not fast and it’s not really going to help in many situations outside of early childhood education,” he said. he declares. “You pretty much have to hand over your firstborn to get one.”

Papatoetoe High School, like many schools in the Auckland area, has been hit hard by staff having to self-isolate, with almost a third of its teachers expected to stay home around the middle of this week .

A lack of access to rapid tests has forced the school to do rapid scheduling gymnastics, with full-year levels being asked to stay home on certain days.

Even so, the Department of Education has stressed that RATs should only be used as a last resort – likely due to their nature of only picking up higher viral loads.

“There is a risk of close contact returning to work with children, so consider carefully any use of rapid antigen tests for this purpose,” reads the ministry’s bulletin to schools.

Speaking on Friday morning, Hipkins doubled down on the message of last resort, saying the government wanted teachers to “stay home and reduce the risk to themselves and the students they work with. It would be just one absolute last resort if we had no one else who could go to schools to care for children who had nowhere to go for us to seek to use this testing program.”

He acknowledged the challenges of blended learning (some students learn at home and others in the classroom), but said schools had proven they were up to the task over the past two years.

“There’s going to be a bit of a twist,” he said. “We all need to be resilient and adaptable.”

The ministry suggests schools explore a range of options before applying for RATs, such as substitute teachers, unregistered teachers who hold limited authority to teach, rearrange classes and schedules, or arrange for staff non-teaching provides supervision of distance education.

“You can’t get [RATs] if you have no more humans on the ground to take care of the children who have no choice but to be in school,” Couillault said.

He wants to see more autonomy for school principals to deal with the situation themselves.

“Send me a box of them and let us get on with our work,” he said. “Stop messing with middlemen – or if you don’t have them, just say you don’t have them.”

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern refuted the idea that schools did not have their own autonomy to decide whether they wanted to use RATs.

“We now have the flexibility in the system for teachers if their school determines that it is necessary for them to be back in school despite close contact, they will have the option of bringing them back to school,” said she declared. “But we want schools to think about whether this is something they want to do, and they are in the best position to make that decision.”

It is indisputable that the Close Contact Exemption Scheme exists, and indeed schools will have to judge whether they meet the criteria and are eligible to receive their share of testing. However, will every school that says it needs a box of RATs get what they want?

National Education Party spokeswoman Erica Stanford questioned whether enough RATs were earmarked for schools in the first place.

“There are supposedly 200,000 rapid tests distributed in schools,” she said earlier this week. “With around 2,500 schools in New Zealand, this averages less than 80 tests per school. It is not enough for the 70,000 teachers and 800,000 students we have in this country.

‘Every principal I spoke to would decide in a heartbeat to take quick tests so teachers don’t have to self-isolate and can keep their doors open to students,’ the door said. – Spokesperson for the National Education Party, Erica Stanford. Photo: Lynn Grieveson

She said Ardern’s assurances that schools would be able to make the decision to use RATs were misleading.

“She never really said it wasn’t for all teachers,” Stanford said. “It’s only for once that a school is practically closed and you have to open a few classes for students of essential workers who cannot be at home alone. She never really says that.

As things stand, schools will need to get in touch with their education coordinators and find out if they will be allowed to get enough RATs to keep classrooms open.

“Schools are upset and confused,” Stanford said. “They want to be able to test teachers to bring them back to school.”

She predicts the rules will change, allowing more teachers to get their hands on a RAT within weeks if stocks rise. This suggests that his theory is that the tightly controlled distribution of RATs in schools has more to do with a lack of supply than adherence to a strict security regime.

Hipkins almost promised the regime would relax once RAT stocks rise this morning, saying that as supply increases, schools could use more.

Whatever the reason for the current lockdowns, if it takes a school 48 hours to receive the tests, Couillault wonders if the “fast” epithet is still appropriate.

“Let’s just say I needed it to make sure six kids I have here are supervised,” he said. “It would take me 48 hours to get my hands on it.”

With nearly 50 secondary schools across Auckland reporting active cases within the student body and schools of all kinds across the country approaching 500, the ease with which they can obtain a box of RATs may decide how many are forced to close in the coming weeks.

]]>
Authorities have assured us that students will be rescued soon,’ say Indian parents who want their stranded children to return home https://the-education-store.com/authorities-have-assured-us-that-students-will-be-rescued-soon-say-indian-parents-who-want-their-stranded-children-to-return-home/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 15:56:38 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/authorities-have-assured-us-that-students-will-be-rescued-soon-say-indian-parents-who-want-their-stranded-children-to-return-home/ Parents of Indian students stranded in Ukraine are worried about the safety of their children as the country has reported explosions, missile attacks and clashes with Russian forces in different parts of the country. In a statement, Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Partha Satpathy urged Indians in the country to remain calm and face the situation […]]]>

Parents of Indian students stranded in Ukraine are worried about the safety of their children as the country has reported explosions, missile attacks and clashes with Russian forces in different parts of the country.

In a statement, Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Partha Satpathy urged Indians in the country to remain calm and face the situation with courage and asked them to stay in their familiar places. “As of now, the Government of India, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy are seized of the situation and are working in mission mode to find a solution to this difficult situation,” the Ambassador said in the statement. communicated.

Mohammad Shafi, a parent of a student stranded in the country, told the Free Press Journal that his son who is currently at Uzhhorod National University tried to book an Air India ticket but was unable to do so. due to flight unavailability. “Although the university has cleared students to leave, no tickets are available for students at this time. As bombs were dropped on Kyiv airport, several students who had booked their flights for today have been accommodated by the Indian Embassy for the time being,” said Mohammad, who added that due to cash withdrawal limits announced by the Government of Ukraine, several people lined up ATMs in the city.

Another parent, Tehsin Ali, from Uttar Pradesh, said he had contacted the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) hotline for information on student safety in Ukraine and had been informed that it was planned to airlift the students by this evening. Ali added that many parents in the region, who have sent their children to Ukraine to pursue higher education, are extremely worried and plan to travel to Delhi if things are not resolved quickly. “As the authorities have assured that our children will be brought back safe and sound, we hope to see measures in this regard,” added Ali, whose son is studying at Ivano-Frankivsk University.

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here. We allow the PDF of the paper to be shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Posted: Thursday February 24th 2022, 9:26 PM IST

]]>
India is reinventing its education system to adapt to a digitally transformed world | APN News https://the-education-store.com/india-is-reinventing-its-education-system-to-adapt-to-a-digitally-transformed-world-apn-news/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 06:16:09 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/india-is-reinventing-its-education-system-to-adapt-to-a-digitally-transformed-world-apn-news/ Previous story: “Keraliya Ayurveda is credible and authentic” India is reinventing its education system to adapt to a digitally transformed world Posted on January 24, 2022 The 3-day inaugural conference of the 3-month-long “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Education Summit 2022” comes to an end; Focused weekly roundtables will continue through April A wide range of eminent speakers […]]]>
Previous story:

“Keraliya Ayurveda is credible and authentic”

India is reinventing its education system to adapt to a digitally transformed world

Posted on January 24, 2022

  • The 3-day inaugural conference of the 3-month-long “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Education Summit 2022” comes to an end; Focused weekly roundtables will continue through April
  • A wide range of eminent speakers discussed, debated and shared their opinion on how the Indian education system should evolve in a digital world.
  • The general conclusion was that an inclusive, future-ready and technology-based model of education will be the new paradigm and can transform India into a global knowledge leader.

Bengaluru: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Education Summit 2022′, organized by Summit India in association with Tech Avant-Garde (TAG), has successfully completed Phase 1 of its event. The 3-day inaugural conference of the 3-month summit concluded with enlightening debates, discussions and deliberations. More … than 10000 people including pedagogues, teachers, parents attended the conference during these 3 days.

The 3-day inaugural conference began with a message from the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, followed by a recorded speech by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on NEP2020. The congratulatory message was given by the Honorable Governor of Karnataka, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot.

The inaugural 3-day conference saw policy makers, leaders, educators, bureaucrats, education agency heads and industry players speak, discuss, deliberate on the future of learning and what what we should be doing to ensure that our Indian education system remains robust and relevant. Some of the speakers included names like Smt. Annapurna Devi, Minister of State for Education of India, Sri. Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Minister of State for Skills Development. Entrepreneurship, Electronics & IT., Smt. Renuka Singh, Honorable Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Sri. MK Sridhar, member of the NEP 2020 editorial board, Professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe, President AICTE, Professor Sridhar Shrivastava, NCERT Director, Dr Biswajit Saha, CBSE Skills & Training Director, Mr KV Vincent, ASISC National Secretary, Sri. Atul Kothari, National Secretary, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan, Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director – Education Advocacy, Microsoft India, M/s. Kirti Seth, CEO, IT-ITES Industry Skills Council, NASSCOM, Mr. Rahul Tandon, Design Lead, BBP and Mrs. Roshini Kumar, President, High School Corp.

Here are some of the main outcomes of these discussions:

● India needs to rethink its education system. The model that has served us well until today is outdated and will not help prepare our children for the new future, NEP 2020 should be adopted in daily educational practices.

● We are at the end of the information age and are entering the knowledge age. An educational system based on the accumulation of information will be very inadequate

● Educators and parents are concerned about the changing social, economic and technological landscape and need help and support to navigate the digitally transformed post-pandemic education ecosystem

● We need to make our children multidimensional in their abilities. Acquiring tangible skills, physical and digital, will be key

● The challenges and opportunities of a digitally transformed world are immense. An inclusive, future-ready and technology-enabled education system will be key to meeting these challenges and transforming India into a knowledge-age global superpower.

● Summit organizers contacted examination boards, universities, schools, colleges, board members, principals, teachers, parents and suppliers. The vision is to reach 10 million educators and the parents of 250 million students to raise awareness about NEP2020 and the new kind of learning, blended learning.

● The Summit is supported by NCERT, AICTE, ASISC, NIELIT, Canara Bank, Universal Sompo General Insurance, Tech Avant-Garde, Maha Learning Tab and Edqart. The summit is taking place on the Knowledge Future Conclave platform.

Speaking at the event Smt. Annpurna Devi, Minister of State for Education of India, noted “India has always been a seeker of knowledge. We must draw inspiration from our past while preparing for our future. The education system that has served us so well to date has its limitations and may not be ready to meet the needs of the future. NEP2020 is prepared to keep future needs in mind as it incorporates feedback from different eminent people in the education sector. It is framed by keeping the changing landscape of education and learning and will help take India to greater heights.

Speaking to parents at the event and emphasizing the importance of equipping students with the right skills, Shri Rajeev Chandrashekar, Honorable Minister of State for Skills Development, Entrepreneurship, Power and IT. said: “I encourage all parents to ensure that children learn multidimensional skills to prepare them for the future. Whether it’s traditional skills or carpentry, carpet making, it doesn’t matter. Children need to learn digital skills, not just digital literacy. Parents must now know that the future of India and the future of our children for the next 10 to 20 years will be totally different. Globalization will bring many opportunities and most of them will be digital in nature. It’s going to be very different, very positive and very digital. Every parent should be aware of this and every parent should prepare their children for this.

Speaking at the inaugural event, Smt Renuka Singh, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, said, “This education summit will have broad participation from the tribal, rural and urban sectors of our nation. Including public and private centers, schools and higher education institutions. Knowledge The Future has emerged at the forefront of the quest to create a more educated, meaningful, purposeful, harmonious, and compassionate society. The summit will include varied sessions focusing on digital transformation and holistic learning as well as NEP2022. »

The inaugural event also included Shri Audimulapu Suresh, Minister of Education, Andhra Pradesh who spoke about the need to develop students with the right resources. He said, “Our students need to be ready for the market. and prepared to face challenges when they leave school in the years to come. Industries are constantly evolving with technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, etc. Consequently, our institutions must no longer be solely specialized. As NEP2020 envisions, institutions should evolve to become multidisciplinary.

Speaking on the new model of education, Sridhar Shrivastava, Director, NCERT, said: “Education, in the future, must be adaptive. It must have three key elements: flexibility, accessibility and personalization. A child must have the flexibility to learn what he wants, to have access to right teachers, content and ecosystem, and the pace of learning and modules should be tailored to their needs and temperament.We focus on building the right digital technologies combined with well-trained teachers to deliver these elements in the new model of education.

The event also had thought leaders including Swami Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission who spoke about the concept of the event. He said, “The very title of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam inspires us. We, the people of Bharat, were the first to affirm that not only our world, but the entire universe is our family. This was the education that Bharat had – unity or Ek Atma Bhava. This education is very important for us to live harmoniously, and we, the people of Bharat, are the keepers of this knowledge.

Several educators were also present, both as speakers and participants. Speaking at the event Dr A Chhalamayi Reddy, director of the Shri Aurobindo International School, said: “Sri Aurobindo establishes this, and I quote – It is an education proper to the soul, to the action, to the temperament and to the Indian culture that we seek. Not indeed, something faithful simply to the past, but to India’s developing soul, its future needs, the greatness of its coming self-creation and its eternal spirit.

Speaking of the summit format, Shri Shyam Jaju, The President of Summit India said, “The fact that this landmark event had to be held virtually due to Omicron indicates the impact of the pandemic. However, the fact that the summit is virtual helps it reach a much wider audience, which indicates the power of NEP 2020. I thank all our dignitaries, education experts, vice-chancellors, who took the time to participate to this event and made it a great success.”

Shri Mahesh Verma, Secretary – Summit India, further added, “The vision of NEP2020 is attuned to the changes we are seeing in the education sector. The impact will really be felt when we reach the maximum number of people in the minimum time and develop awareness. We hope this 3 month summit will help us achieve this.

Due to popular demand from several educational institutions, educators, teachers, and parents, the inaugural 3-day conference will be webcast between January 27, 28, and 29 and will be open to everyone.. After the three-day conference, weekly roundtables will take place from February 5and until April 9, 2022. These discussions will delve into the various challenges and opportunities in the world of education arising from a digitally transformed post-pandemic world. The three-month summit will focus on National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), Digital Transformation and Holistic Learning (DTHL) and the role of blended learning in enabling India’s education system to reinvent itself and develop. move towards a robust system. framework in line with the needs of the digital native student.

Speaking of blended learning and the role of technology, Ali Sait, President of Summit India South and CEO, Tech Avant-Garde, said, “Communities are just beginning to harness the potential of technology for learning. In a world where knowledge is the number one asset, the benefits of this collaborative, information-rich, technology-enhanced learning environment must be extended even further to enable students, teachers, schools and entire communities to learn without limits. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – Education Summit 2022 is one such initiative that will raise awareness about blended learning and NEP 2020 that is helping to reinvent education and make our society – Future Ready.

The 3-month ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Education Summit 2022’ will open dialogues between thought leaders, bureaucrats, policy makers, industry players and educators. With the unrest induced by the pandemic, there is a lack of clarity on the best way forward. These events were designed to offer educators guidance in a collaborative yet flexible way.

]]>
Ministry of Education to expand recruitment of foreign English teachers https://the-education-store.com/ministry-of-education-to-expand-recruitment-of-foreign-english-teachers/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 07:23:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/ministry-of-education-to-expand-recruitment-of-foreign-english-teachers/ Taipei, Jan 18 (CNA) The Ministry of Education (MOE) will expand its recruitment of foreign English teachers for primary and secondary schools in the 2022-2023 school year as part of Taiwan’s efforts to become a bilingual country, he announced on Tuesday. . In a statement, the Ministry of Education said it has hired 81 foreign […]]]>

Taipei, Jan 18 (CNA) The Ministry of Education (MOE) will expand its recruitment of foreign English teachers for primary and secondary schools in the 2022-2023 school year as part of Taiwan’s efforts to become a bilingual country, he announced on Tuesday. .

In a statement, the Ministry of Education said it has hired 81 foreign nationals to teach English in 16 small counties and towns around Taiwan every year since 2004 to create a better English learning environment for children. students.

For the 2022-2023 school year, however, the number of foreign English teachers recruited will increase to 531, and some of them will be assigned to Taiwan’s six largest cities — Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung. , Tainan and Kaohsiung — said the MOE.

He gave no indication whether the high level of recruitment would continue after the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

The ministry instructed National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei and National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung to set up coordination centers in northern and southern Taiwan to help local governments maximize their English teaching resources.

The two coordination centers will also be responsible for working with universities across Taiwan to set up training programs for teachers and ensure they do a good job, the education ministry said.

Those interested in applying for the positions can register online at https://tfetp.epa.ntnu.edu.tw/, and applicants can also be recommended by members of the public, the Ministry of Education said. .

Once the application is received, interviews will be held with the most potential candidates, the Ministry of Education said, and hiring will be made until all 531 positions are filled.

The policy to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030 was launched by Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) in 2018 when he was prime minister. In June of the same year, Lai designated the “Bilingual Country 2030” plan as a major national policy.

The National Development Council (NDC), Taiwan’s top economic planning body, said the government’s “Bilingual Nation 2030” policy will help boost the competitiveness of Taiwan’s youth in the global labor market and help them connect to the world.

(By Hsu Chih-wei and Frances Huang)

End article/s

]]>
Call to action on the skills crisis in the waste sector https://the-education-store.com/call-to-action-on-the-skills-crisis-in-the-waste-sector/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:28:53 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/call-to-action-on-the-skills-crisis-in-the-waste-sector/ The growth of the circular economy and waste sectors will support up to 472,000 jobs by 2035 in the UK, environmental group Green Alliance said. His report Closing the green skills gap in the UK said the main missing waste skills are in sorting and reprocessing, repair and manufacturing, circular economy business planning and materials […]]]>

The growth of the circular economy and waste sectors will support up to 472,000 jobs by 2035 in the UK, environmental group Green Alliance said.

His report Closing the green skills gap in the UK said the main missing waste skills are in sorting and reprocessing, repair and manufacturing, circular economy business planning and materials science.

He said the waste sector currently employed 144,185 people, but hundreds of thousands more jobs could be created “with some targeted Treasury policies.”

The Green Marine called for tax relief for companies that invest in training and qualifying their staff for green jobs, more support for companies through loans and grants to reduce the risk of training or retraining staff in new skills and building green skills in higher education and on-the-job training.

Existing manufacturing skills could be used to create some of the new jobs required and new skills cultivated in declining industries, such as the shift from manufacturing to remanufacturing.

Green Alliance gave the example of Renew Shops and Renew Hub in Greater Manchester.

There, waste management company Suez has partnered with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to open stores in Oldham, Salford and Trafford that sell second-hand household items donated by residents at 15 recycling sites.

But Green Alliance has warned that across sectors, an acute skills shortage could squander green job opportunities.

He said that 80% of the people who will be employed in 2030 are already in the workforce, which means many need to be retrained and gain better skills in low-carbon jobs for the UK to become. Uni can achieve its climate goals.

Helena Bennett, his senior policy adviser, said: “There is no doubt that net zero will bring enormous employment opportunities for the UK. But if the Prime Minister wants a “high-wage, high-skill” economy, then we need to create a workforce for the green jobs of the future.

“Supporting businesses, institutions and individuals will help develop the skills we need for thriving green industries. But if we don’t have a proper program, the UK risks being overtaken by other countries. “

The Green Marine report follows many recent concerns about the UK’s lack of skills for ‘green’ jobs.

The organization said in a report last summer that keeping products and in-service assets at their highest value for as long as possible could create more than 300,000 new jobs in remanufacturing and 30,000 in construction. of repair over the next 15 years.

His concerns were echoed by MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee, who said in a report in October that the government had failed to define what a “green job” was and therefore lacked opportunities to train people. to environmental work.

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) said in June that clear government support is needed to give waste businesses the confidence to invest in vital education and training before a skills crisis hits. becomes acute.

President Adam Read then said: “Without clarity, major employers in the sector might not want to engage in retraining or major recruiting until the skills gap becomes acute, which is probably too late to begin. make the government’s ambitions and objectives a reality.

]]>
Peru: President urges authorities and people to act responsibly against third wave | News | ANDEAN https://the-education-store.com/peru-president-urges-authorities-and-people-to-act-responsibly-against-third-wave-news-andean/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:15:54 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/peru-president-urges-authorities-and-people-to-act-responsibly-against-third-wave-news-andean/ on Friday called on authorities and citizens to take the highest responsible stance to protect the health and lives of people during the The head of state said the time had come to return to face-to-face lessons, an effort that requires joint work, both by the authorities and the population, to have accessible and safe […]]]>

on Friday called on authorities and citizens to take the highest responsible stance to protect the health and lives of people during the

The head of state said the time had come to return to face-to-face lessons, an effort that requires joint work, both by the authorities and the population, to have accessible and safe schools.

“As a government and, above all as a teacher, we have a great responsibility. In Moquegua there is also a double responsibility because the governor is a teacher,” Castillo said.

“This task must be taken firmly in order to expect our students with adequate, healthy and accessible educational institutions. This cannot be done just by looking at the minister, the government, but with a joint effort involving the authorities and the united people, “he added.

The senior official called on ministers of state to make ministries accessible to mayors and the population, in order to responsibly assume the commitments made and to make transparent the capacity of each sector to meet the needs of the population.

In front of the regional and local authorities, the president declared that it is the responsibility of the Peruvian State to make effective a true decentralization, so that the public resources reach the whole country and stimulate its development.

“Providing students with quality education and ensuring health is to regain national sovereignty. We have just recovered lot 1 in Piura; it is important ; we are also going to recover lot 192 and others (…) ”, he stressed.

In this sense, the Head of State specified that he had received last Thursday a report from the commission in charge of the massive use of natural gas Camisea, adding that his administration was evaluating the possibility of accelerating this work, with the establishment of a urea plant. manufacturing plant.

In the southern macro-region, Mr. Castillo indicated that the definition of the implementation plan for Bolivian gas is pending.

Today’s session was attended by Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez, as well as other members of the Cabinet. During this meeting, a territorial development program was drawn up to stimulate competitiveness and productivity in the Moquegua region.
]]>
As tourists flock to Himachal, authorities have ordered strict enforcement of COVID protocols – The New Indian Express https://the-education-store.com/as-tourists-flock-to-himachal-authorities-have-ordered-strict-enforcement-of-covid-protocols-the-new-indian-express/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 07:12:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/as-tourists-flock-to-himachal-authorities-have-ordered-strict-enforcement-of-covid-protocols-the-new-indian-express/ Through ANI SHIMLA: Following tourists from different parts of India rushing to the hills of Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the New Year, the state government and the health department instructed local authorities to all districts to strictly enforce COVID-19 protocols. contain the spread of Omicron. “Trains on the heritage Kalka-Shimla railway line are packed. Shimla […]]]>

Through ANI

SHIMLA: Following tourists from different parts of India rushing to the hills of Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the New Year, the state government and the health department instructed local authorities to all districts to strictly enforce COVID-19 protocols. contain the spread of Omicron.

“Trains on the heritage Kalka-Shimla railway line are packed. Shimla rail authorities are trying to implement COVID-19 protocol amid upsurge in Omicron cases, ”Shimla Station Superintendent Joginder Singh said.

“These days we have a good number of tourists; there is 95% occupancy on the trains. As for the Omicron variant, we try to follow protocol. The passengers are happy and enthusiastic and they follow. COVID-19 We expect this tourist season to provide good business for everyone as we have full occupancy until January 10 and after that snowfall will attract more tourists. “added the Superintendent of the Shimla station.

“I am from Hyderabad and am here to celebrate New Years. So far there is no fear, we are aware of the guidelines, trying to maintain social distancing and wearing face masks,” a said Shravani, a tourist from Hyderabad.

According to Himachal Pradesh Minister of Health Dr Rajiv Saizal, the state government said the chief minister has already held meetings with deputy commissioners of all districts and instructions have already been issued. data to implement appropriate COVID-19 behavior.

He said: “So far there has been one case of COVID-19 Omicron in the state and this has also been reported as negative. The government does not want to impose any restrictions on tourism as it is a source of income for hundreds of people in the state. ”

the government had received 2.80 lakh of doses of COVID-19 COVAXIN vaccine to vaccinate its young population aged 15 to 18 from January 3.

“The vaccination of children under 15 to 18 years old will begin on January 3. We have received 2.80 lakh doses of COVAXIN for the same,” Minister of Health Rajiv Saizal told ANI on Wednesday.

He added that the government plans to vaccinate all children between the ages of 15 and 18 by January 15.

“Standard operating procedures (SOPs) should be sent to schools that will be vaccination sites. The vaccination target (date) is January 15,” Saizal added.

On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 15 to 18 will start from January 3.

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use for ages 12 to 18, sources said.

The prime minister had said the decision to vaccinate children aged 15 to 18 would likely help normalize education in schools and reduce concern among parents of school-going children.

The decision on the precautionary dose for frontline and healthcare workers was made in light of the time they spend serving COVID-19 patients. “

The precautionary dose decision will boost the confidence of healthcare workers and frontline workers, ”he said.

Referring to Omicron infections in India, the Prime Minister urged people not to panic and to take precautions such as masks and washing their hands repeatedly. He assured that the nasal vaccine and the world’s first DNA vaccine will soon be available for vaccination in the country.

]]>
Albanian authorities “did absolutely nothing to probe the supply of the bomb that killed my mother” https://the-education-store.com/albanian-authorities-did-absolutely-nothing-to-probe-the-supply-of-the-bomb-that-killed-my-mother/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 06:21:17 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/albanian-authorities-did-absolutely-nothing-to-probe-the-supply-of-the-bomb-that-killed-my-mother/ Speaking to The Shift in a quiet cafe in Albania’s capital Tirana, Matthew Caruana Galizia explained that four years later, local authorities have still not opened an investigation to establish how a bomb of this small Balkan state found herself under her mother’s car. in Malta. Following the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in […]]]>

Speaking to The Shift in a quiet cafe in Albania’s capital Tirana, Matthew Caruana Galizia explained that four years later, local authorities have still not opened an investigation to establish how a bomb of this small Balkan state found herself under her mother’s car. in Malta.

Following the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017, links emerged suggesting that the bomb used to detonate her car was from Albania. “The bomb that was used to assassinate my mother came from Albania, via Italy. It was provided by Albanian organized crime. You can pretty much buy them off the shelf here, ”Matthew told The Shift.

“The Albanian government has not carried out any investigation into how a bomb was supplied by Albanians and then used to assassinate a journalist in Malta. They didn’t do anything. They did absolutely nothing, ”he added.

He further questioned how Maltese criminals could get hold of a bomb so easily from Albanian organized crime and so that there would be no repercussions in the country. The explosive device was reportedly supplied to the murderers accused by Robert Agius and Jamie Vella who were arrested in Malta. Agius is believed to have visited Albania at least three times before the assassination.

“It is impossible for Prime Minister Edi Rama not to know that there is this problem,” said Caruana Galizia. “If he doesn’t know that Albania’s bomb supply is a problem, then he has to fire absolutely everyone in his intelligence services.” There’s no way he couldn’t find out.

Bombs in the streets of Albania

In the early evening at September 2020, a car bomb exploded in broad daylight in central Tirana, Albania.

As crowds of people filled the streets, shopping, walking home from work or going to meet friends, a loud bang emanated from a vehicle on the road, followed by the fire.

Police reported that a remote-controlled explosive was placed in the car and then triggered when the intended victim, Taken Gjini, boarded and left. Gjini survived the attack, as did the various passers-by who were hit by shrapnel and burning debris.

It was later revealed that the attack was part of an ongoing criminal gang conflict, likely involving drugs.

But this was by no means an isolated case.

In december 2019, a prosecutor’s car exploded during a remote demolition in Vlora. In May 2020, a TNT bomb exploded in an alley between a hotel and a bar linked to previous gang activity. In July 2020, a TNT explosion was reported in an apartment in Laprake, Tirana.

In October 2020, TNT was placed in front of the home of journalist Elidon Ndreka in Lezhe. Two months later, in December 2020, TNT detonated a worksite belonging to a man from Senhengjin.

In February 2021, a hotel was targeted by a remote control TNT bomb in Sarande. At March 12, 2021, TNT was placed inside the car of prosecutor Arjan Muca in the family neighborhood of Kommuna Parisit. On March 16, police arrested two men for fabricating remotely detonated explosives in Tirana.

Other cases have occurred on a semi-regular basis across the country, so much so that they hardly make the headlines anymore.

A fight against organized crime

Car bombs, TNT and explosives are often used by the vast Albanian criminal network to attack, silence and intimidate.

Now an EU candidate country whose official membership negotiations are due to start shortly, Albania is trying to shake off its bad image. While Albanian politicians have been successful in wooing Brussels, the reality is that there is still a long way to go.

The minimum wage is only € 213 per month, 40% of households are deprived of sufficient material income and nearly a quarter could sink into poverty within a month. Extreme poverty mainly affects people living in rural areas, with little education or skills, or those who are unable to find work. This poverty, combined with a weak rule of law and ineffective governance means that organized crime may have flourished.

The economy of Albania is mainly based on cash and informal. The country has also become a privileged location for national and international money launderers. It’s a source and transit country for human trafficking, one of the main exporters of cannabis, a transit country for heroin and cocaine, a central human trafficking route, and known for arms trafficking. Despite promised reforms and political cleanups, little seems to change.

The public consensus is that the government allow these things to continue, as long as they get a cut.

But the reasons behind Albania’s problems with crime and criminality are complex. For nearly 500 years, the country was under Ottoman rule and then plunged into one of the most repressive and isolated communist regimes in the world. Left there in 1990, he took his first steps towards democracy before finding himself involved in a ponzi scheme which has ruined the country and many of its citizens.

In 1997, Albania was on the verge of civil war. Armed gangs roamed the streets, assassinations and executions took place in public, and you could go for coffee in central Tirana and count people drinking coffee with AK47s slung over their shoulders.

During these years, many state armories were looted and looted for firearms, ammunition and explosives. Years later, it is estimated that there are 210,000 illegal weapons still in the country, despite various attempts at amnesty.

The Albanian underworld continues to thrive and the Albanian Mafia is seen as one of the most powerful in Europe, responsible for the lion’s share of drugss, trafficking in human beings and even arms. Maintaining links with notorious Italian criminal clans, they also indulge in money laundering, extortion, and even online gambling, reaching the shores of Malta

Bombs On Shelf

The Shift contacted a former policeman who explained how easy it is to get explosives in Albania. “If you want DTT, I can get it for you tomorrow,” he said.

“There are two kinds – one that you light with a fire like a cigarette, the other with electricity from the telephone. You just have to call the phone and “BAM”.

The Shift asked how long it would take to make one of these bombs to order and how much it would cost. “If you buy direct from the manufacturer it’s € 600, if you buy through a middleman, or two, or three, the price goes up,” he said.

“It will take four days to a week. If you are lucky you can find some already made and have them the same day, ”he added.

He said TNT, the same compound used in the bomb that killed Daphne, is all over the black market. Much remains from the civil war of 97 remain, but he adds that some are acquired from the country’s mining industry.

The north of the country is full of chrome and mineral mines, many of which use TNT for detonation. The people involved in the racketeering simply say they used more TNT than they did and sell the rest to contacts in the underground world. It could also be taken by construction professionals, a market known for its ties to the Mafia.

As for getting them out of the country, that poses little or no problem. Hundreds of Albanians cross borders illegally every month. Plus, the export of drugs, people, and weapons means that slipping in a bomb or two is of little added risk.

After all, the Albanian Mafia is now one of the main partners of the Italian Mafia. Several high-profile drug seizures have highlighted the growing collaboration between Italian, Sicilian and Albanian organized crime groups.

In june 2020 for example, 3.5 tonnes of cannabis, hashish and cocaine were seized by police in Italy and Albania. The cargo was valued at over 40 million euros. Another 4 million euros were seized in Albania.

Sources suggest that the infamous Santapaulo-Ercolano clan linked to Malta has begin to work with Albanian gangs in the southern town of Vlora. Italian investigators implicated in the hash traffic believe the relationship was it’s been going on for years during which, the chiefs and key figures of Ercolano visited Albania, sometimes for months at a time.

This too widely believed that the Albanian mafia is becoming so strong that it takes power from the Italians in some places.

Meanwhile, the possible origin of the bomb that killed Caruana Galizia combined with Agius’s visits to the country has not been addressed or investigated by the Albanian government.

Despite The Shift’s questions being emailed and sent directly to the Deputy Home Secretary on several occasions, no response was received.

“There was no statement from the government. Nothing. Absolutely nothing, ”said Matthew Caruana Galizia.

]]>