HRD Minister launches Teachers Training Programme 'NISHTHA'

HRD Minister launches Teachers Training Programme ‘NISHTHA’ | Current Affairs

Points to Remember:

  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched the National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancements (NISHTHA) here aimed at training over 42 lakh teachers across the country.
  • “Teacher training is our priority. In a bid to boost education and employment, we are focusing on reskilling the teaching workforce.
  • “NISHTHA is the world’s biggest such project and will focus on training 42 lakh teachers from across the country,” HRD School Education Secretary Rina Ray said at the launch event.
  • HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the initiative’s website, training modules, primer booklet and mobile app built for the purpose.

About Ministry of Human Resource Development:

  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development, formerly Ministry of Education (until 25 September 1985), is responsible for the development of human resources in India.
  • The Ministry is divided into two departments:
    • the Department of School Education and Literacy, which deals with primary, secondary and higher secondary education, adult education and literacy
    • the Department of Higher Education, which deals with university education, technical education, scholarship etc.
  • Minister responsible: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Cabinet Minister
  • Deputy Minister responsible: Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. What is the expanded form of ‘NISHTHA’, Teachers Training Programme by HRD ministry? National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancements
  2. Who is the current HRD minister? Ramesh Pokhriyal

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