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Tribal Affairs Ministry signed MoU with Microsoft

Published on May 18, 2021
Current Context: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed MoU with Microsoft with an aim to build an inclusive, skills-based economy in India.
Tribal Affairs Ministry signed MoU with Microsoft
  • The MoU was signed to support the digital transformation of schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools, among others which come under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • During the 1st phase of this partnership, 250 EMRS will be established, out of which 50 schools will be given intensive training. Around 500 master trainers will be trained in the first phase.
  • Under this MoU, Microsoft will frame an Artificial Intelligence (AI) curriculum for the tribal students in Hindi and English language.
  • The teachers of the schools will also be trained about the usage of AI-based applications and productive technologies like Office 365. The teachers will be provided with E-Certificates and E-badges from the Microsoft Education centers at the end of their training.
  • The program will thus trained the school students with the skillsets of AI and coding so that they can spread their knowledge at an international level.
  • Static Part:
    • Union Minister of Tribal Affairs: Arjun Munda

Question: 

Q.1 With which organisation has the Ministry of tribal affairs signed MoU to digitally transform schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools?
a. Microsoft
b. NASSCOM
c. AICTE
d. UNDP India
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