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Ministry of Education invites nominations for National Award to Teachers 2024: Here’s how to apply – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education has opened applications for the National Award to Teachers 2024. Nominations can be submitted on the official portal, nat.aicte-india.org, until June 20, 2024. In a tweet on the social media platform X, the submissions must follow the prescribed format on the Rashtriya Puraskar Portal awards.gov.in, using a system-generated OTP.Email notifications will be sent to the institution heads.According to the official brochure, the National Award to Teachers 2024 aims to recognize outstanding faculty in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for their contributions to teaching, pedagogy, community engagement, institutional service, research, and innovative initiatives. The award honors faculty commitment and excellence in higher education.What is the eligibi...
Politics

Schengen visa interview slots elusive this summer as demand shoots up | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Schengen countries saw the third highest demand for visas in India last year in absolute terms at 9.7 lakh applications, 44% more than 6.7 lakh in 2022. In percentage terms among the top five countries, India saw the second highest increase in applications after China, followed by Morocco and Turkey, according to the European Commission. In spite of the surge, unavailability of visa interview slots tripped many Indians' travel plans.Russia and China have had a story of fluctuating fortunes. While China, which started opening its borders for international travel only last year and had huge pent-up demand, leapt to the top of table from rank 22 in 2022. It saw the highest increase at 1,104% - over 10 times - in 2023 over the 2022 application numbers. (See box).Russia, on the ot...