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Most believe studying remotely is here to stay: global study on world education

Three out of every four learners across the globe think that COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the long accepted process of education, revealed a recent study conducted by Pearson, a learning company operating in 70 countries.

No network in this Nagaland’s village, students travel 3-4 km hills area to appear online exam

Kohima/IBNS: Every morning, 14-year-old Libo M Zhimo – a student of Class 8 in Nagaland’s Zunheboto districts has to take a 30-40 minutes ride to reach a camp located inside a dense forest nearby her village to attend online classes.

Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who had tested Covid-19 positive, passes away

New Delhi/IBNS: Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who had tested positive for Covid-19, passed away on Tuesday.

Amid rising of COVID-19 cases Gauhati University prepares to start regular classes from September 1

Guwahati/IBNS: Amid rising COVID-19 positive cases in Assam, Gauhati University is preparing to start regular classes from September 1.

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.

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.