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Assam board drops lessons on Jawaharlal Nehru, Gujarat riots 2002, Ayodhya dispute from Class 12 syllabus

Guwahati/IBNS: To prevent learning gaps during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has reduced a number of lessons of Class 12 syllabus by 30 percent including the lessons on former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the Mandal Commission report, Gujarat riots 2002, Ayodhya dispute, writings on caste and marginalization.

Public provisioning for child education needs a relook amid COVID pandemic: Study

New Delhi:With the nationwide lockdown gradually easing off but schools yet to open, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic looms large on children’s education.

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.

Reopening schools could worsen Covid-19 crisis, warns Doctors Association Kashmir

Srinagar/UNI: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday warned that reopening of schools could worsen the crisis at a time when Covid-19 positive cases are surging in the Kashmir valley.

Over 99 percent sex workers in Pune look for alternative livelihood, finds study

Pune/IBNS: As the pandemic has brought the world to a screeching halt, 99 percent of commercial sex workers are now wanting to take up alternative livelihood options, if given an opportunity.

Attacks on education during times of conflict must stop: UN chief

New York: Education is a fundamental human right and an essential driver for peace and development, yet armed attacks targeting teachers, students and education facilities are on the rise, with some 11,000 incidents reported between 2015 and 2019, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday.

France closes 22 schools due to COVID-19 infections in first week of new school year

Moscow/Sputnik: France was forced to halt the activities of 22 schools after new coronavirus cases were detected among the pupils days after the new school year began, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Friday on the Europe 1 broadcaster.

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.

Beginning of school year in 23 Israeli towns postponed over COVID-19 - Officials

Tel Aviv/Sputnik: The Israeli government decided to postpone the beginning of the school year in 23 cities and towns that are a part of the so-called red zone with a high rate of the COVID-19 infection.

HireMee announces online exam tool ProEx

Bengaluru: Edtech firm HireMee has announced the launch of an online examination platform ProEx amid COVID-19 pandemic spread in the country which has forced students to resort to online education as an alternative to the normal system.

I connected Kathak with my concern for the environment: Arushi Nishank

Environmentalist, Kathak dancer and social activist Arushi Nishank, who is also the daughter of India's current Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, spoke about the Sparsh Ganga campaign, her interest in protecting environment and how rural women made Khadi masks in Covid-19 times in an Ek Mulakat session organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of the conversation

Kashmir school teacher creates Android app, website to help students amid COVID-19 lockdown

Baramulla: A government school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir is trying to help students hit by COVID-19 lockdown by creating a school website as well as an Android application.

Environmentalist Arushi Nishank talks about how rural women making khadi masks to combat Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Social activist, environmentalist and dancer Arushi Nishank has recently opened up about how thousands of rural women in India picked up sui dhaga (needle and thread) to make reusable khadi and sutee masks taking a step to combat Covid-19.

COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

New York: School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19, are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a “lost generation” in Africa, two UN agencies said on Thursday.

G20 countries urged to stop ‘COVID generation’ from being locked out of the classroom

New York: A group of 275 former world leaders, economists and business leaders on Wednesday, urged the G20 group of leading industrialized nations to help stop the pandemic from leaving tens of millions of children from becoming known as the "COVID generation", denied a proper education.