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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. 

HDFC Bank launches 'Covid Crisis Support Scholarship'

Mumbai/UNI: HDFC Bank on Tuesday launched the 'Covid Crisis Support Scholarship' for students who have been impacted by Covid19; the scholarship is part of Parivartan, HDFC Bank’s umbrella for social responsibility.

Haryana schools to reopen for Classes 9 to 12 from July 16

Chandigarh/IBNS: With COVID-19 cases declining, the Haryana Government has allowed the reopening of government and private schools for offline classes of IX-XII from July 16.

Assam CM holds meeting with students’ bodies on alternative method of evaluation for cancelled board exams

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Chief Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma on Thursday held a meeting with the representatives of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) to discuss about the alternative method of evaluation necessitated by the cancellation of HSLC and HS exams for 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Will hold Andhra Pradesh govt responsible for even one fatality: SC on Class 12 exams

New Delhi/IBNS: The Andhra Pradesh government, which is keen on holding the Class 12 examination, on Tuesday received a warning from the Supreme Court as well as two days' time to decide on the matter.

Schools, colleges in Telangana to reopen for physical classes from July 1

Hyderabad/IBNS: All educational institution in Telangana will reopen from July 1 for physical classes as the state government decided to end the anti-Covid lockdown amid the receding second wave of the virus.

Assam cancels class 10 and 12 examinations

Guwahati/UNI: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Assam government on Friday said it has decided to cancel the class 10 and 12 board examinations.

Hospitality industry struggles as pandemic pauses business travel 

The hospitality industries in USA and India have experienced declines throughout 2020 while a devastating second wave in India crashed hopes of an early recovery. The industry relies on business travel for a significant portion of their revenue, but the pandemic sent business travellers home to meet online. Morgan Smith, Isabella Ledonne and Maddy Ryley from USA and Vanshika Lohia, Bala Singh and Pratibha Singh from India report on the crisis  

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.

CBSE Class XII board exams cancelled, PM Modi says decision taken in students' interest

New Delhi/IBNS: In view of the "uncertain conditions" due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, the Centre on Tuesday decided that Class XII board exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would not be held this year, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Covid-19: Digital gap fuels inequality among students worldwide

Education has always been rife with inequity worldwide and Covid-19 laid bare the widening gulf between haves and have-nots. Unequal access to technology left some kids stranded while others flourished – both in the United States and India, and across the globe. Ian Laird and DC Benincasa from USA and Shaibalina Choudhury from India report

The second wave of COVID-19 has left the F&B industry gasping for breath!

Second wave of COVID-19 has brought life to a standstill...almost. Shopping malls, cinema halls, restaurants, bars, gyms, spas, sports complexes, beauty parlours and swimming pools have been shut down indefinitely.  The food and beverage industry has been hit hard. Things were looking up post November 2020, and the restaurants were getting back over 50% of pre-Covid business especially through food delivery apps.

UN urges worldwide support for cultural sector to aid COVID recovery

New York: The creative and cultural industry has played an essential role the world over throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and deserve more support moving forward, the President of the General Assembly said on Friday.

Delhi govt orders summer vacation in city schools from tomorrow till June 9

New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi government on Monday issued a circular advancing the summer vacation in all schools in the national capital after announcing a six-day lockdown in view of an unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases.

Centre postpones NEET Post-Grad entrance exam scheduled for Sunday amid Covid surge

New Delhi/IBNS: The NEET-Post Graduate medical entrance exams - scheduled to be held on Sunday - have been postponed "in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases", Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed on Thursday evening.