Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7, 2021 launched key initiatives in the education sector while speaking at ‘ShikshakParv 2021’ conclave.
‘ShikshakParv 2021’ is being celebrated to honour the contribution of teachers, learning during pandemics, new initiatives under NEP 2020 among others.
The ShikshaParv is being celebrated by the Ministry of Education. The celebration started on September 5 and will continue till September 17 in recognition of the valuable contributions of teachers and to take New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 a step forward.
Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year, was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Ms. Kolesnikova was detained after she ripped up her passport to prevent Belarusian security forces from deporting her in a standoff at the Ukrainian border in September.
The musician-turned-politician became one of the faces of the mass opposition movement during the August 2020 presidential election, which the protesters said was rigged to extend Mr. Lukashenko’s grip on power.
Singapore has started trialling robots to patrol public areas and deter poor social behaviour in its latest effort to further augment its strong portfolio of surveillance tools.
The two patrol robots are equipped with cameras that can detect bad social behaviour and trigger real-time alerts to the command and control centre. The trial is taking place at an area with high foot traffic in central Singapore.
During the three-week trial, the robots would be used for surveillance and displaying messages to educate the public on proper behaviour.