November 27, 2021 14:38 (IST)
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Punjab govt allows schools to resume for students of all classes

Chandigarh/IBNS: Schools in Punjab will resume all classes from Monday, August 2, the government has said, after the schools were closed temporarily in mid-March amid a surge in Covid cases for offline classes. 

US embassy to start giving student visa interview slots from today: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affair at US embassy has said that the mission in India is working actively to accommodate as many Indian student visa applicants as possible in July and August, and ensuring their legitimate travels is its top priority, said a media report.

Schools in Delhi closed until further notice amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Delhi/IBNS: The schools in Delhi will remain closed until further notice amid a huge surge in Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Avind Kejriwal said on Friday.

UP govt orders reopening of primary schools from March 1

Lucknow/UNI: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday issued an order for opening of the schools for students from standard 1 to 8 in a phased manner.

Assam government to re-open elementary schools from January 1

Guwahati/IBNS: The Assam government has decided to re-open elementary schools in the state from January 1, 2021 in a staggered manner.

Indian Army sponsors coaching classes for students in Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati/IBNS: With COVID-19 pandemic adversely affecting the education of children in rural areas with poor internet connectivity, Spear Corps of Indian Army has undertaken an initiative to conduct coaching classes for students from class 9 to class 12 under Operation Sadbhavna in Miao and Kharsang villages of Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

Durga Puja in neo-normal: A tug of war between hope and despair

The year 2020 has so far not failed to stun the human race. Of course, the world has been thrown out of its gear thanks to the deadly novel coronavirus but little did we expect that Durga Puja in Bengal would witness a grim reality of beautiful marquees without its soul-the people.

Parental consent, flexible attendance among Centre's SOPs for school reopening

New Delhi/UNI: Students can attend schools only with the written consent of parents and provision for flexible attendances, the new guideline issued by the Government for the reopening of schools said.

Assam schools to reopen from Sept 21 with COVID-19 protocols

Guwahati/IBNS: Amid a surge in the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state, the High School and Higher Secondary Schools in Assam are all set to reopen from Sept 21.

Centre allows schools to reopen from Sept 21 for classes 9-12

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has allowed the partial reopening of schools from Sept 21, for face-to-face classes on a voluntary basis for the students of 9th-12th grades.

Supreme Court dismisses plea by six opposition-ruled states to put off JEE, NEET exams amid Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected for the second time the plea to postpone the engineering and medical exams JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) and NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) in view of the coronavirus crisis, said media reports.

COVID-19 Impact: 44% of Indians are sleeping later than usual, 47% are working out from home to stay healthy, study reveals

Mumbai/IBNS: With the onset of the COVID pandemic, lifestyles in India changed completely as an increasing number of people have started working from home, schools have started online classes and people are refraining from venturing out until absolutely necessary. The change in our lifestyle has led to shifts in individuals' sleep patterns, physical activity and eating habits, which are the pillars of the immune system.

Musings in the time of Corona: Positive vibes amidst the clutter

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts” Robert H. Schuller

40 million children miss out on early education in critical pre-school year due to COVID-19: UNICEF

Dhaka: At least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year as COVID-19 shuttered childcare and early education facilities, according to a new research brief published today by UNICEF.

JEE Main, NEET, JEE Advanced to be held in Sep

New Delhi/UNI: The JEE and NEET examinations, for admission to undergraduate engineering and medical courses respectively, have been postponed and the Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) will be now be held from September 1-6, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.