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Union HRD Minister Launched ‘Shagun’

Current context: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Human Resource Development Minister launched Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’ on 28th August 2019 in New Delhi.
Union HRD Minister Launched ‘Shagun’
  • ‘Shagun’ (URL: http://shagun.govt.in/) is a junction for all online portals and websites to provide information about various activities of the Department of School Education, GOI and all States and UTs.
  • The word Shagun is made of two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality.
  • It will serve as a single platform to enhance the accessibility of information about schools and will approach towards transforming the education sector.
  • The website also provides additional information relating to navigable distance vis-a-vis aerial distance between schools, availability of nearby schools, thereby helping the policymakers in making informed decisions.
  • Mr Pokhriyal also announced the setting up of the Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET), which envisages a fully integrated information network for all-round information relating to the students, teachers, and schools in the country.

Question: 

Q.1 Which online portal has been launched recently by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for School Students?
a. Veer
b. Shahyog
c. Shagun
d. Samagra
Union HRD Minister Launched ‘Shagun’ Union HRD Minister Launched ‘Shagun’ Reviewed by Neha on August 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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