Education - Current Affairs for March,2017

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▼ LBSNAA, NIPAM sign MoU   [03-20-17]

Union Cabinet on March 15, 2017 approved an MoU between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Mussorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management, Namibia.

MoU will be signed in the field of capacity building of public officials of Namibia. Other training activities for the benefit of both institutes will also be in place.

The MoU will enable the LBSNAA to disseminate the experience running a training institution for higher civil services in India to NIPAM.

Both countries will also engage in collaborative activities in public administration and capacity building.

About LBSNAA

  • LBSNAA : Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Public Administration and Management
  • LBSNAA was established in 1959.
  • It is based in Mussorie and was formed following the merging of the IAS Training School in Delhi and the IAS Staff College, Shimla.
  • Following its establishment, the academy has gained international recognition and stature as a global institution for training career bureaucrats.
  • The aim of LBSNAA is to promote good governance.
  • It provides quality training for building a professional and responsive civil service in a caring, ethical and transparent setting.

Chronology of events
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Maggie MacDonnell, a Canadian teacher was named the winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony conducted on 19 March 2017 at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.