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Day: April 4, 2021

World

Wastewater Leak From Reservoir Risks “Catastrophic Flood” In Florida

Governor of Florida tours the area over Piney Point after an emergency was declared.Miami: Emergency crews in central Florida were working Sunday to prevent an environmental catastrophe at a leaking reservoir that risked sending millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater toward nearby homes and into the Tampa Bay.More than 300 homes near the site of an abandoned phosphate mine and fertilizer-production facility in Manatee County were under mandatory evacuation orders, and Governor Ron DeSantis on Saturday declared a state of emergency to free up funds to tackle the crisis."What we are looking at now is trying to prevent, and respond to if need be, a real catastrophic flood situation," DeSantis told a press conference after viewing the site by helicopter Sunday.He said emergency work...
Sports

SA vs PAK, 2nd ODI: Fakhar Zaman Run Out In Controversial Fashion In Last-Over Thriller. Watch | Cricket News

Fakhar Zaman's knock of 193 was in vain as Pakistan lost to South Africa by 17 runs.© AFP Fakhar Zaman was run out in the second One-day International between Pakistan and South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday in controversial circumstances. Batting on 193 at the start of the 50th over with Pakistan needing 31 runs to win, Zaman decided to come back for a second run after playing the first ball towards the o...
Career and Education

Classes 10, 12 practical exams in Jharkhand begin from April 6 – Times of India

RANCHI: The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Saturday issued admit cards for students appearing for classes 10 and 12 board examinations as the practical exams would begin from April 6. According to a press statement by the JAC, the admit cards have been issued on the official website of the council -- www.jac.jharkhand.gov.in. Only the schools' principals can download the admit cards. After downloading the cards, the principals will sign and stamp the seal of the school. The theory examinations for classes 10 and 12 will start from May 4. This year, 4.4 lakh students would appear for the class 10 board examination and 3.53 lakh for the class 12 board exam. Last year, 3.83 lakh and 2.4 lakh students had appeared for the class 10 and 12 board examinations, respectively. In view of t...
Career and Education

Covid-19 surge: School for classes 1 to 9 shut in Gujarat – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: School for classes I to IX were directed to be shut for an indefinite period in Gujarat from Monday amid a rise in Covid-19 cases, officials said. However, as per the decision taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday, classroom teaching for standards X and XII as well as colleges would continue, they added. "All offline classes of standard 1 to 9 in government and private schools will be closed down for an indefinite period from Monday. Online education will be encouraged. The decision was taken keeping in mind safety of students when Covid-19 cases have surged in the state," a release from the CM's office said. Schools and colleges in the state, which were closed since March last year after a lockdown was imposed to tackle the outbreak, were re...
Career and Education

Army organises career counselling session for youth in J&K’s Ramban – Times of India

JAMMU: The Army on Saturday organised a career counselling session for youngsters in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir with an aim to empower, encourage and engage them in a constructive way, a defence spokesperson said. The event was organised at Gool to promote career awareness amongst the youth vis-a-vis to present significant platform for identification of youth for appearing in various competitive examinations as per their interest and caliber, the spokesperson said. He said a total of 100 youngsters including students, both boys and girls, participated in the session. "The youth were explained in detail about career courses and job opportunities at various stages and age groups such as enrolment in the Army, police, paramilitary forces and exploring the feasibility for openin...
Career and Education

Pvt schools paying for Covid-19 vaccination of their ‘Corona Warriors’ – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Calling their teachers 'Corona Warriors' who kept the momentum of classes going despite the pandemic forcing school closures, several private schools are helping them get inoculated by booking slots at government vaccination centres, paying for their shots at private facilities and some even bearing their travel expenses for visiting the centres. While the schools say the drive right now is for staff above the age of 45 years, in accordance with the government guidelines, they will cover their remaining staff too once the lower age bracket is eligible. "In consideration to the sheer dedication and dexterity with which our teachers have supported us throughout the difficult year of 2020, the school considers them no less than frontline workers. In order to assure them comple...
Career and Education

JNU issues fresh directions to prevent spread of Covid-19 on campus – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday issued fresh directions for students and staff members, including mandatory thermal screening and wearing of face mask at hostels and inside all buildings on campus. Delhi recorded 3,567 Covid-19 cases on Saturday and the positive rate continued to rise to 4.48 per cent from 4.11 per cent a day ago while 10 more people succumbed to the deadly virus. The national capital has seen an increase in cases with 3,594 cases being reported on Friday, the highest daily count this year, 2,790 cases on Thursday, 1,819 cases on Wednesday and 992 cases on Tuesday, according to official data. In a circular, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said face masks will be mandatory for students and employees acro...
Career and Education

Mamata Banerjee promises to ensure safety, education for all – Times of India

HOOGHLY: Amid election campaigning in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday stressed that she works collaboratively with both Hindu and Muslim communities and will ensure safety and education for all. Speaking at a public gathering at Khanakul Library Ground, Banerjee said: "I work together with Hindus and Muslims, safeguarding your security, society, education and workplace is my responsibility." Lashing out at the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for urging voters to vote against Muslims, the Chief Minister commented: "When there is a flood, do we see that the water is entering a Hindu's house or a Muslim's house? The water enters every house. We all live together, eat together, and together we save each other's lives." "I am a Hindu woman. I ask Hindus and Muslims...
Career and Education

Medical students studying Shakespeare may easily connect with patients: Study – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Studying Shakespeare's plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients, suggest the findings of a recent study by a palliative care doctor. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Dr David Jeffrey, of the Department of Palliative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, investigated how the playwright's empathic approach - the ability to understand and share the feelings of another - can enhance the patient-doctor relationship. Dr Jeffrey stated that the idea that emotions are disruptive and need to be controlled is deeply ingrained in medical education and practice, contributing to doctors distancing from patients. The coronavirus pandemic, with the need for personal protection, social distancing and video consultations has, he ...