Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

India and Israel Pledge US $ 5.0 Million per year for Joint Research Programmes to Further Strengthen Cooperation in Education Sector

India and Israel Pledge US $ 5.0 Million per year for Joint Research Programmes to Further Strengthen Cooperation in Education Sector

The Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr. Alon Ushpiz called on the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in New Delhi on May 29, 2014.

Mr. Alon Ushpiz, the Ambassador of Israel to India met Mrs Smriti Irani, Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development, on 29th May, 2014 to discuss strengthening of educational relations between India and Israel.

Recalling the close ties in different fields like Science and Technology, Education, Culture, Economic, Commercial etc. between India and Israel, the Hon'ble Minister stressed that education is an engine of growth and collaborative knowledge creation is very important for building a better world.

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US $ 1006.20 Million Loan Agreement Signed Between India and World Bank for Education For All (EFA) Program - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III

US $ 1006.20 Million Loan Agreement Signed Between India and World Bank for Education For All (EFA) Program – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III

The Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Shri Nilaya Mitash and the World Bank’s Operation’s Advisor in India, Mr. Michael Haney signed the agreement for SSA III project (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III), in New Delhi on May 29, 2014.

The Loan Agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US$ 1006.20 million for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III has been signed between the Government of India and the World Bank here today. Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs signed the Agreement on behalf of Government of India and Mr. Michael Haney, World Bank's Operation's Advisor in India signed it on behalf of the World Bank.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the largest ongoing Education for All (EFA) program in the world. It is the flagship programme for universalizing elementary education. The overall goals of the program include universal access and retention, reducing gender and social category gaps in elementary education and enhancement of learning levels of children.

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