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Students fill out applications for Delhi University | File Photo | du.ac.in

UGC now says first year classes will start in November, there will be no winter, summer breaks

UGC revises academic calendar again. To compensate for loss of academic time, it has asked colleges to teach six days a week, without any summer or winter break, until 2022.
Students walk to attend their classes in a school in Srinagar Monday | PTI

Attendance thin as schools partially reopen after 6 months in J&K, Haryana, Northeast

Schools partially reopened in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram Monday for students from classes 9 to 12.
Representational image of Kendriya Vidyalaya students | Picture via website photo gallery of K.V. No.2 Delhi Cantt

This is how Kendriya Vidyalayas are planning partial reopening of schools across India

The KV Sangathan has issued guidelines for the reopening of its schools. However, the KVs, like other schools, will only call back students once the respective state/UT allows them.
A classroom in India (representational image)

Child rights panel summons 45 Delhi private schools for ‘denying’ books to EWS students

Students in Delhi enrolled under the Economically Weaker Section/Disadvantaged Group categories in private schools have access to free textbooks, writing material and uniforms.
File photo of Harsh Vardhan | Twitter

Irresponsible behaviour of people to blame for Covid surge, Harsh Vardhan tells Lok Sabha

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urges all MPs to spread awareness about masks as well as social distancing norms in their respective constituencies across India.
Students Mohan, Mausam and Touheed on a Zoom call | ThePrint

Crowded rooms, shared phones but a will to learn — how Delhi’s street kids study in a pandemic

350 children from shelter homes and slums are managing to continue their education online, with a little help from a non-profit NGO.
High School Students

Only Assam, J&K, Karnataka, Haryana decide to partially reopen schools from Monday

Although Unlock 4 guidelines allow schools to partially reopen from 21 September, most states and UTs, including Delhi, have decided against it for now given India's Covid tally.
A primary school in New Delhi

Delhi schools to stay closed till 5 October, can call staff if required

An official order said all govt and private schools in Delhi will remain shut. Under Unlock 4, schools were allowed to call students from Class 9 -12 on a voluntary basis.
File image of Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia | Photo: ANI

‘Haven’t misappropriated funds, Sisodia is forcing us to’ — DU colleges hit back at Delhi govt

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has alleged that four DU colleges funded by the govt have illegally stashed money in fixed deposits while claiming fund shortage.
Students at a Samkalp Foundation centre. | Photo: Samkalp Foundation website

RSS-backed IAS institute has been quietly grooming ‘nationalist’ civil servants since 1986

In 2020 civil services exam, Samkalp Foundation has claimed a success rate of 61%. The institute with close ties to RSS claimed similar success in the last few years too.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

File photo of Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh (R) during her induction into the IAF in 2017. She and colleague Pratibha (L) form the second batch of women fighter pilots inducted into the force | IAF

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh will be first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale

Flt Lt Singh, who was commissioned into the IAF in 2017 as part of the second batch of women fighter pilots, is currently flying a MiG-21 Bison.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?