ICAR-World Bank’s ‘Delhi declaration’ moots digitisation of Agri- Education

Context: Recently the three-day international conference on ‘Blended Learning Ecosystem for Higher Education in Agriculture 2023’, which was jointly hosted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the World Bank, has come out with a ‘Delhi declaration’.

What is the Delhi declaration?

  • The declaration stresses the need to strengthen digital infrastructure, including e-learning content, and deployment of emerging immersive technologies across agricultural higher education institutions in India.
  • It emphasizes creating a renewed and resilient system for the gender-inclusive and sustainable agriculture education sector.
  • Multidisciplinary technology-facilitated education should be promoted and the policies on science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics (STEAM) in agricultural higher education need to be transformed, the declaration said.

UPSC Prelims PYQ 2021-

With reference to the “New York Declaration on Forests’, which of the following statements are correct?

1. It was first endorsed at the United Nations Climate Summit in 2014.

2. It endorses a global timeline to end the loss of forests.

3. It is a legally binding international declaration.

4. It is endorsed by governments, big companies and indigenous communities.

5. India was one of the signatories at its inception.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 1, 3 and 5

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 2 and 5

Ans. A

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