Best Practices: Anne Frank- An Exhibition of World Perspectives  |  Best Practices: Learning Sciences by Simulated Flying  |  Science Innovations: Bacteriophages may play a role in childhood stunting  |  Teacher Insights: How novelty speeds up learning  |  Science Innovations: A major milestone in genetic research   |  Teacher Insights: Older people love learning from persons not machines   |  Technology Inceptions: Wearables to revolutionise the early detection of diseases  |  Parent Interventions: Why should we re-double efforts to promote children’s digital resilience  |  Technology Inceptions: Curd making refrigerator  |  Health Monitor: Missing proteins in neurological disorders in children  |  Parent Interventions: Sperm quality influenced by diet  |  Technology Inceptions: Canon's New Flagship EOS-1D X Mark III   |  Rajagiri Round Table: The 57th RRT shares more creative ways of vacation  |  National Edu News: Introduction of two levels of Mathematics for examination  |  National Edu News: CBSE shares guidelines for parents   |  

SmartEduPolicy - Updates for GenNext Policy Makers

Policy Updates

Secularism and tolerance of minority groups predicts future prosperity
P
Policy Indications
February 14, 2020 Friday 10:41:44 IST

Secularism and tolerance of minority groups predicts future prosperity

A new study by the University of Bristol scientists has found that secular cultures that are tolerant of minority groups and respectful of individuals’ rights tend to have more wealth, education and democracy. New research, which surveyed nearly half a million people across 109 countries, shows that changes in culture generally come before any improvements in wealth, education and democracy, rather than the other way around.Researchers from the University of Bristol (UK) and the University of Tennessee (US) used the global survey data to show how secularism and openness towards minorities can be used to statistically predict future GDP per capita, secondary education enrollment and democratisation.The outcome shows that pre-existing cultural values predict

P
Policy Indications
February 13, 2020 Thursday 11:40:37 IST
Internet needs an international WTO-style body

Internet needs an international WTO-style body

A new study finds that the internet needs an international World Trade Organization (WTO)-style body to protect and grow it as one of the world’s unique shared resources: a communications infrastructure that is open, free, safe and reliable. The findings have been published by the UK-China Global Issues Dialogue Centre at Jesus College

P
Policy Indications
February 13, 2020 Thursday 10:52:57 IST
Confronting Climate Change by Harvard Center for the Environment (HUCE)

Confronting Climate Change by Harvard Center for the Environment (HUCE)

The Harvard Center for the Environment (HUCE) hosted a new winter session programme named Confronting Climate Change this year. The three-day course was kicked off with a plenary session led by Professors Rebecca Henderson, Joe Aldy, and Dan Schrag, the director of HUCE. A wide range of topics was covered, from Ethics for a Broken World t

P
Policy Indications
February 13, 2020 Thursday 10:31:31 IST
New curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat

New curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan jointly released curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat in New Delhi on 12 February 2020.Speaking on the occasion Pokhriyal said that the goal of ed­ucation is not

P
Policy Indications
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 01:56:22 IST
Government launches schemes to promote research studies

Government launches schemes to promote research studies

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ says that to increase the volume of research studies and provide incentives for the same, Government has introduced many schemes/programmes, including the following:Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) Scheme for the promotion of research in the frontier

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

What's Trending?

N
National Edu News
February 14, 2020 Friday 02:59:44 IST
Introduction of two levels of Mathematics for examination

Introduction of two levels of Mathematics for examination

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for the students who are going to appear in the Board examination for the academic session ending March 2020 onwards. The details of this scheme are: - The two levels of Examination will be held in the subject of Mathematics in th

N
National Edu News
February 14, 2020 Friday 02:46:39 IST
CBSE shares guidelines for parents

CBSE shares guidelines for parents

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notice with some guidelines to parents for preparing their children for board examinations. The notice issued by the Chairperson of CBSE says, "School education no longer revolves around academic disciplines as the area of focus; in fact, the focus now is on developing a specific skill, that

Get your Science and Tech fix

S
Science Innovations
February 13, 2020 Thursday 10:39:46 IST
Synchronization of neurons is critical for learning and forming memories

Synchronization of neurons is critical for learning and forming memories

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that the neurons involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior during the process and become more synchronized when a memory is being formed.In the study, recently published in The FASEB Journal, researchers looked at Pavlovian learning patterns, or respondent conditioning, in mice. In

S
Science Innovations
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 02:08:18 IST
Climate warming disrupts tree seed production

Climate warming disrupts tree seed production

New research by the University of Liverpool, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand, Keele University and Manchester Metropolitan University, has revealed the effect of climate warming on the complex interactions between beech trees and the insects that eat their seeds.Masting, the process by which tr

Best Practices

E
Education Information
February 14, 2020 Friday 11:47:00 IST
EUTOPIA invests €10.2m in young researchers tackling real-world challenges

EUTOPIA invests €10.2m in young researchers tackling real-world challenges

EUTOPIA — a community of six European campuses striving to address global and regional challenges, and to develop a new form of open, inclusive, innovative higher education — is to invest €10.2 million to train early career researchers in fields such as data, health, welfare, and sustainability. The EUTOPIA Science & Innovation Postdoctor

E
Education Information
February 14, 2020 Friday 11:37:37 IST
Monash University announces new campus in Indonesia

Monash University announces new campus in Indonesia

Monash University has been granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the first foreign university campus in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Monash Indonesia will be a postgraduate campus, offering Master and PhD degrees, as well as executive programs and micro-credentials. It will be research-intensive and industry engaged and opera

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

R
Round Table February 05, 2020 Wednesday 03:12:54 IST
Youth and Optimism for India’s Future

The 57th RRT shares more creative ways of vacation

The future of the nation lies in the hands of the students and youth. India has a rich cultural and scientific heritage. The nation reigns supreme with its enduring spiritual skills, creativity-inducing diversity and abiding youthfulness, among the league of nations. India is gifted with the right combination of natural and human resources to