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Gujarat Colleges Shut Till April 30 Amid Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Cases

Colleges in Gujarat on Sunday were directed to remain shut till April 30 amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, officials said. All government and private colleges have been told to impart education through online mode instead of calling students to the campus, they added.Earlier this month, schools for Classes I to IX were ordered to remain shut. Schools and colleges in Gujarat, which were shut when the lockdown was imposed early last year, were reopened in January and February, 2021 in a phased manner.On Sunday, Gujarat reported over 5,400 COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths.Read all the Latest News and Breaking News here Source link
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No Holding Back Exams Due to Covid-19, Academic Activity to be Conducted Per Schedule: K’taka Deputy CM

Karnataka government on Saturday made it clear that it would not hold back any examination or stop academic activities due to COVID-19. “The examinations at university-level, including degree, post-graduation, engineering, diploma, and all other courses, will be conducted as per schedule. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan told reporters here.Narayan, who holds the higher education portfolio, said the academic activities for the year 2021-22 have already been delayed and there should not be further delay. “If delayed, the cycle of course period, test, results, employment, further studies would get cut,” he said.Measures have been taken to ensure the academic activities for the year 2021-22 are not affected, he said. “After the completion of the examinations that are ...
Health and Lifestyle

Sleep Deprivation: A global pandemic – Times of India

A Dutch study of nationally representative sample of individuals in the age group of 18–70 years based on a validated questionnaire of ICSD revealed that, among the total sample, 32% complained of experiencing general sleep disturbances while 43.2% said they suffered from insufficient sleep. A study conducted in Norway among 1285 high school students (aged 16–19 years) showed an estimated 10.4% prevalence of behaviourally induced insufficient sleep syndrome. In a recent survey, an estimated 83.6 million adults in the United States were reportedly sleeping Chronic sleep deprivation is a growing public health concern. In the current scenario, it affects most of our population, but young adults are more vulnerable to acute sleep deprivation than older adults. Many work cultures remain root...
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Here’s to a new beginning! Sneak peek into what the designers will showcase at the fashion week – Times of India

While the fashion world still recovers from the damage inflicted by the pandemic and looks forward towards finding its feet in the new normal with digital and phygital shows, Indian fashion is witnessing something it hadn’t seen in years. That is, the coming together of two arch rivals and joining forces to create one platform for the fashion fraternity to showcase their talent and bring out the best in fashion through this collaboration between FDCI and Lakme Fashion Week. The duo had parted ways in 2006 and are now back together even stronger. Talking about the association, FDCI chairperson Sunil Sethi says, “In pandemic times, everybody has realised that we really need to refocus on things and how to handle the new situation. Fashion needed a rethink. We realised that people have lim...
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International Day of Mathematics: Math, 21st Century’s Universal Language

Today, the world observes International Math Day. While we celebrate it, the harsh truth is that many are afraid of it. Let’s look at the numbers.A recent study by Azim Premji University on the Loss of Learning during the Pandemic revealed that 82% children on average have lost one specific Mathematic ability in the past year.Source: Azim Premji University67% children in Grade 5 lost the ability to find the length of an object using a scale, while 70% children in Grade 4 couldn’t identify greater / smaller three-digit number.A research paper by Miami-Dade County Public Schools reveals that 93 per cent of Americans indicate that they have some level of math anxiety, which shows that it is a universal problem today. Meanwhile, a research paper published by the University of Chicago offer...

Joe Biden Condemns “Un-American” Racist Attacks On Asian-Americans

Joe Biden decried "vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been harassed" over pandemic.Washington, United States: US President Joe Biden on Thursday condemned what he called "vicious hate crimes" committed against Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, calling such acts "un-American" and demanding they stop."Too often, we've turned against one another," Biden said in his first primetime address, detailing the progress made in the fight against Covid-19.The Democratic president decried "vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated" over the pandemic, which originated in China."At this very moment, so many of them, our fellow Americans -- they're on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save l...
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CBSE Practical Exams for Class 10 and 12 Commence from Monday, Here are Guidelines to be Followed

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) commenced with its Board Practical Exams 2021 for classes 10 and 12 students on Monday, March 1. However, with the coronavirus pandemic, new guidelines will be followed during the CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Practical examinations 2021. Schools affiliated to CBSE have been instructed by the board to complete the Board Practical exams 2021 for the respective subjects by June 11. It also happens to be the last date of exam for CBSE Class10, 12 Board theory papers 2021, which will be starting from May this year. The CBSE 10 and 12 board practical exams will be conducted by the schools while adhering to all necessary guidelines to maintain hygiene and curb the further spread of coronavirus, by the local government.The guidelines provided by CBSE m...
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Sikkim to Reopen Schools for LKG-Class 5 Students from Monday

Image for representation. (Reuters)Elementary Education and Samagra Shiksha Director Bhim Thatal issued a circular directing all state run, government aided and private schools to reopen the educational institutions for LKG to class 5 students.PTI GangtokLast Updated: February 14, 2021, 18:42 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Schools in Sikkim will reopen on Monday for pre-primary and primary students after a gap of 11 months with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, the state government said. Elementary Education and Samagra Shiksha Director Bhim Thatal issued a circular directing all state-run, government- aided and private schools to reopen the educational institutions for LKG to class 5 students.Classroom teaching for senior students had started in a phased manner in the Himalayan state from Oc...
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Maharashtra University Exams: Students Can Opt for Online-offline Mode, Says Education Minister

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, university examinations in Maharashtra will be through online as well offline modes for the convenience of students, state higher and technical education minister Uday Samant said here on Saturday. Speaking to reporters in Nanded, Samant said the implementation of this process would be decided at the university level."The option to appear for examinations in the online or offline modes will be kept open for students. This was decided at a meeting of vice-chancellors of universities in the state," he added.! 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) ...
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Southern Railway Permits Students to Travel in Chennai Suburban Trains from February 15

The Southern Railway on Friday said that students will now be allowed to travel in Chennai suburban trains. The services will start from February 15. With this permission in place, they will be allowed to travel even during the peak hours of Chennai suburban trains.To use the facility, students will need to show a valid identity card issued by their educational institution at the time of purchasing the ticket or pass. Further, when the Travelling Ticket Examiner comes to check the ticket in the train, the student will have to produce both the ticket and the valid ID proof.A press release issued by the Southern Railway clearly mentions that all students using this facility will have to abide by safety precautions against the novel coronavirus. It states that students must mandatorily wea...