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Rio Open Cancelled Due To Worsening COVID-19 Situation In Brazil | Tennis News

Rio Open tennis tournament was cancelled due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil.© AFP Organizers of the Rio Open, the biggest tennis tournament in South America, said Thursday they were canceling this year's edition because of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Brazil. The ATP 500 event had already been postponed indefinitely from mid-February to make way in the calendar for the Australian Open...

New Hearing For Chinese Swimmer Sun Yang Set For May 24-28, Says Court Of Arbitration For Sport | Swimming News

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday that a new hearing for Sun Yang, the Chinese swimming star who had an eight-year ban for doping overturned last year, will be held in May. "A new hearing will take place during the week of 24-28 May 2021," CAS said in a statement. Switzerland's federal supreme court overturned the ban on the 29-year-old, who was accused of destroying a blood vial with a hammer when collectors visited his home in September 2018, over alleged bias towards the triple Olympic champion. The new hearing takes place just two months before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are held.Sun, the 1500m freestyle world record-holder, h...
Health and Lifestyle

My COVID Story 2021: It was a mix of physical and mental trauma for me – Times of India

Rupesh Sharma narrates how he felt for the 24 days pre and post COVID infection and recovery. He calls them the darkest days of his life I will try to express how I felt for those 24 positive (rather the most negative and darkest) days of mine in three phases. First phase: The onset of symptoms and diagnosis February 9th 2021, 6 PM- I was feeling fit and healthy as ever, without any sign of sickness. Within minutes, my whole body started aching badly from inside as if someone has just switched on something within and I felt feverish. I checked my body temperature and it was almost 100 F by 6.30 PM. The whole night was a hide and seek between fever and Paracetamol. The very next day I decided to test myself for COVID-19 and not to mention, isolated myself even before the report. The pr...

UEFA Considering Allowing Expanded Squads For Euro 2021 | Football News

UEFA is weighing up the possibility of allowing teams at this year's European Championship to name larger squads following calls by several coaches who are afraid of losing players to Covid-19, a spokesperson told AFP on Thursday. "UEFA is considering the issue. No decision has been made yet," a spokesperson for European football's governing body told AFP. The option has been prompted by calls from several coaches, notably those of Italy, Belgium and France, to prepare for teams being hit by a raft of positive coronavirus tests which could force players into isolation during the tournament. Euro 2020 was postponed last year because of the pandemic b...

Myanmar Orders Shutdown Of Wireless Internet Services: Telecom Company

Few people in Myanmar have access to such hard-line internet services. (File)Yangon: Myanmar's military junta has ordered internet service providers to shut down the country's wireless services, telecommunications company Ooredoo said."Only fiber line will be working starting from tomorrow," the company told AFP. "We got instructions from the authorities recently."Few people in Myanmar have access to such hard-line internet services.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
Career and Education

Sisodia meets DU’s acting vice chancellor to resolve pending issues – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met Delhi University's acting Vice Chancellor PC Joshi on Thursday to discuss resolution of pending issues and collaboration for quality education. Delhi University colleges, fully funded by the Delhi government, have been at loggerheads for a few months over grants for payments of salaries. "Had a fruitful meeting with the Vice Chancellor of @UnivofDelhi, to resolve all pending issues, and to plan how Delhi Govt and @UnivofDelhi can collaborate to provide innovative and high-quality Higher Education to the students of Delhi," Sisodia tweeted. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.p...
Career and Education

Yogi Adityanath govt modernises education in Sanskrit schools – Times of India

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is making efforts to provide better education to students studying in Sanskrit schools of the state. Till now, in these schools, only students from Classes 9 to 12 were taught from NCERT course, but from this session, students from Classes 6 to 8 will also study from NCERT books. However, Sanskrit will remain as a compulsory subject in the course. With this, students of these schools will also be able to gain knowledge of Sanskrit as well as computer and English. According to the government spokesman, promotion of Sanskrit language is on the high-priority list of the state government. The government is continuously working on the modernisation of the Sanskrit language schools and their upgradation, providing all the necessary f...

Indian Olympic Association Working With AIIMS Authorities To Vaccinate Olympic-Bound Athletes | Other Sports News

Concerned at the increasing number of athletes contracting COVID-19 at top training centres, the Indian Olympic Association has asked the authorities to expedite the process to get the Olympic-bound athletes get vaccinated soon at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Thirty sports persons and support staff across disciplines returned positive after 741 precautionary tests were conducted at the National Centres of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru on Wednesday. Even though the positive results in both the centres do not include any Tokyo Olympic-bound athlete, the IOA does not want to take chances as they are training at...
Career and Education

78 pc students happy about schools reopening: Survey – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As schools across the country prepare to reopen after being closed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost 39 per cent of students are either unaware or have incomplete knowledge of relevant guidelines. However, 78 per cent of students are happy about the prospect of reopening of schools, according to a new survey. This survey was conducted by Smile Foundation, an NGO for poor child education, between February and March with participation of 26,860 students in the 8-18 age group from 131 schools across 12 states. The survey has found that an overwhelming 78 per cent students are happy about the prospect of reopening of schools, but 22 per cent of students are anxious and scared of meeting their school friends and interacting with them. "As many as 52 per cent of students w...

Follow-Up Probe Of Coronavirus Origins Expected, Says WHO Chief

"There will be follow-up assessments, that's what we expect," WHO chief said. (File)Geneva: Experts examining the origins of the coronavirus first identified in China will follow up on an initial report released this week but details are still not set, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Thursday."There will be follow-up assessments, that's what we expect," he told an online briefing, adding "engagements" would start as soon as possible.Data was withheld from investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of the epidemic, Tedros had said on Tuesday when the report was released.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link