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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.

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

New York: Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving our shared heritage “in all its diversity”, said the UN cultural agency chief on Tuesday. 

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.

Jammu and Kashmir: NIT Srinagar winds up physical classes over COVID-19 concerns

Srinagar: The authorities at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar have decided to discontinue holding physical classes of the students over COVID-19 concerns. The Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal while talking to Greater Kashmir said they have decided to discontinue offline classes of first year and second year students after seven positive cases were reported from the institute within this week.

India celebrates role of NGOs in combating the COVID-19 pandemic

NewDelhi:In the very first week India enteredCOVID lockdown in March 2020, PM Narendra Modi called on the NGOs to help the government during the lockdown by providing basic necessities to theunderprivileged, supplying medical and protective gear, and assisting withawareness campaigns on social distancing.

Jammu and Kashmir: Colleges reopen after a year amid COVID-19 protocol

Srinagar/UNI: After remaining closed for about a year due to Coronavirus pandemic, all degree colleges reopened on Monday in the summer capital, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley amid strict COVID-19 guidelines put in place by the government.

Teachers must stay abreast of new approaches to education: Prof Talat

 Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad said on Saturday that academics and researchers need to keep themselves updated with the latest developments in their areas of specialisation to stay relevant in the new and emerging multi-disciplinary approach to education and research.

Shutting school systems, wrong response to COVID-19, UNICEF says

New York: Countries fighting the coronavirus should not impose nationwide or large-scale school closures, which is the wrong response and compounds the societal cost of the disease, with 320 million children locked out of school at the start of December, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. 

Author interview: Anand Vardhan on his book Nemesis

In his typical conversational tone, author Anand Vardhan explains what led him to write his latest fiction, Nemesis.

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.

Book review: Nemesis melts the border between reality and fiction

When suddenly the question of survival of the fittest comes into consideration, chaos, pain, shock and uncertainties are bound to seep in.

Tamil Nadu postpones schools reopening over Covid-19

Chennai/IBNS: The Tamil Nadu government has postponed the reopening of schools after several parents expressed their opinions against the resumption of normal classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said.

Assam schools reopen, parents-students still fear about rising of COVID-19 cases

Guwahati: The student attendance was recorded less in the schools and colleges of Assam on the first day which reopened after a gap of eight months.

COVID-19: Traditional and cultural activities resume in Kashmir Valley after brief break due to pandemic 

Srinagar: After a short break due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, traditional and cultural activities have resumed in the Kashmir Valley.