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Year of COVID-19: CBSE revises classes IX-XII syllabus

New Delhi/UNI: Due to loss of classroom teaching arising out of closure of schools, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday revised the syllabus for classes IX-XII for academic session 2020-21.

All monuments, including Taj Mahal and Red Fort, to open from July 6

New Delhi/IBNS: The government has decided to throw open the gates of all monuments across the country, including the world-famous Taj Mahal, from July 6, as the country gradually steps out of lockdown even as many states continue to clamp restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases.

Learning in the time of a pandemic: The divide that divides

It is three months since the first lockdown was announced due to Covid-19. Like all fields, the pandemic has affected the area of education too which has had to take recourse to online learning even from the primary school stage. But lack of universal availability of the electronic tools for learning, has also created a divide between the haves and have-nots. Anju Munshi probes

Faith leaders from MP focus on spreading awareness against discrimination stemming from COVID-19 pandemic fear

Bhopal/IBNS: Madhya Pradesh based leaders from various faiths came together recently to spread awareness against the stigma and discrimination prevalent in society owing to an irrational fear of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fashion in the time of Corona

Covid 19 has already changed the way we have lived so far when we took many things for granted. But as a sign of human resilience, people are also slowly adapting to the change. That includes dressing up fashionably still but keeping in mind the safety concerns. Anju Munshi takes a look at the current scene

Visitors flock to Acropolis Mall in Kolkata in the post pandemic revival phase

Kolkata/IBNS: Malls in Kolkata are safe to visit, assured Sushil Mohta, President, Credai West Bengal, on Monday, with all Covid-19 related hygiene protocols in place.  

Kolkata: Food experts share health tips with students of JDBI

Kolkata/IBNS: The concept - ‘Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy’ - has changed perceptions towards healthy living in urban India.

In response to Kolkata social worker Sundeep Bhutoria, government assures support to folk artistes and artisans

Kolkata/IBNS: Responding to an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Kolkata-based cultural and social activist Sundeep Bhutoria, Prahlad Singh Patel, Indian Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), has assured that the government will take suitable measures to support the poor folk artistes and artisans who faced immense hardship in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Chowman hosts blood donation drive in fight against Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Chowman Chain of Restaurants came forward to host a blood donation drive among its employees in fighting against the pandemic Covid-19.

Kolkata citizen leads drive to provide sanitisers, food and other support to people working at the frontline

Kolkata/IBNS: Sumit Ghose, 55, is one of those people who have decided not to let the fear of the pandemic stop them from helping those working on the frontline.

COVID-19: UGC sets up task force to monitor concerns of students

New Delhi/UNI: The University Grants Commission has constituted a task force to monitor concerns of students, teachers, and institutions related to examinations and other academic activities arising due to this pandemic and redress them accordingly.

GNIT to organise COVID-19 Hackathon Grand Finale tomorrow

Kolkata/IBNS: The Grand Finale of COVID-19 Hackathon will be organized by Guru Nanak Institute of Technology(GNIT), a flagship college of JIS Group on Sunday.

We’re all in this together: How a pandemic transforms student lives in USA and India

Every spring, students from the University of Missouri in USA join with peers in India to work on story projects together, exploring subjects that link the world’s two largest democracies. They reach across oceans and time zones to share and learn and gain a new appreciation of all that unites people. IBNS with University of Missouri brings you the voices of today's youth in Covid-19 times

How can schools open up again safely? The UN has some new guidelines

New York/IBNS: As countries grapple with severe disruptions to education caused by COVID-19, several UN agencies – as part of the Global Education Coalition – issued new guidelines on Thursday to help Governments make decisions on safely reopening schools for the world’s 1.3 billion students affected by ongoing closures.

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education

New York/IBNS: UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programmes is on the verge of running out.