Ranjitsinh Disale, the first Indian teacher to receive the Global Teacher Award has been appointed by the World Bank as an Advisor to the World Bank.
The World Bank has appointed 12 advisors from world over and Mr. Disale is one of them representing India.
World Bank has recently launched the Global Coach Program, a new initiative focused on accelerating learning by helping countries improve in-service teacher professional development (TPD) programs and systems.
The Coach program focuses on helping countries transform their TPD programs and policies to ones that adhere to a set of four key principles that have been shown to be linked to improved teaching quality.
India will vote in support of Maldives’ Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid at the election for the President of the General Assembly (PGA) in the United Nations next week.
The decision will disappoint another close neighbour, Afghanistan, which has former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul in the running.
The Afghanistan government had formally requested India to vote for Mr. Rassoul, and was still hopeful of securing support. However, India has made it clear that it cannot vote for Afghanistan as it had committed support for the Maldives.
“At Night All Blood is Black” by French writer David Diop beat five other finalists to take the 50,000-pound ($70,000) Booker prize, which is open to fiction in any language that has been translated into English.
The novel is narrated by Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese soldier fighting for the then-imperial power France during World War I, and charts his descent into madness on the battlefield.
Born in France and raised in Senegal, Diop teaches 18th-century literature at the University of Pau in southern France.
He is the first French author to win the prize, a counterpart to the prestigious Booker Prize for English-language fiction.