PM eVidya, a program for multi-mode access to online educations was launched today, by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as part of the the fifth tranche of economic relief from the COVID-19 crisis. PM eVidya will include the DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing) platform for school education in states and union territories, as part of which, e-content and QR-coded "energised textbooks" will be prepared for all grades. Schools will also use podcasts, radio and community radio as part of the program. E-content for visually and hearing impaired students will also be prepared. The government will earmark one TV channel for each grade as part of the PM eVidya program. Sitharam also announced that 12 more Swayam Prabha direct to home channels will be added for facilitating distance learning; currently there are 3 such channels. The top 100 universities in India will…
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