Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicOnline classes

Topic: online classes

Edtech firm Unacademy moves beyond digital learning, launches first physical store in Delhi

The store at Delhi’s Pusa road is the first of its kind “experiential store” for the online education portal which plans to launch 3 other physical stores in Jaipur, Kota & Lucknow.

Classmates have grown taller, school looks better, say ecstatic students on return to classes

Schools in Delhi reopened for classes 9 to 12 on 7 February and for from nursery to class 8 from 14 February. Government schools have much higher attendance than private schools.

UGC says colleges, universities can reopen, hold classes & exams in offline or ‘blended’ mode

The order comes in view of improving pandemic situation in much of the country, and asks institutions to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour & govt protocols.

‘Will be attending offline classes for 1st time’ — students excited, anxious as DU set to reopen

Decision to restart physical classes from 17 February comes after protests by student organisations. DU asks outstation students to reach Delhi in 10 days, quarantine for 3 days.

What’s govt plan for school kids’ ‘learning recovery’, and why it wants states to give extra aid

On 1 February, Education Joint Secretary Maneesh Garg issued guidelines as part of the Learning Enhancement Programme, which includes actions to standardise training of teachers.

1 year of lost learning will take years to recoup, says India study urging reopening of schools

Study titled 'India Needs To Learn — A Case for Keeping Schools Open' conducted by Boston Consulting Group and Teach For India, with recommendations from over 35 organisations.

49% parents want children’s schools shut only if mutiple Omicron cases in district, survey finds

LocalCircles survey drew response from 9,694 parents in 332 districts. 21% said they want no physical classes even if 1 case in their area, 18% want in-person school to close already.

Parents are increasingly anxious about sending children back to school, not only due to Covid

Post-pandemic parental anxiety is keeping a rising number of children away from physical classes, say teachers across cities. Experts urge return to schools.

India among 50% countries where classes are yet to go fully in-person: Unicef-backed study

Tracker by Johns Hopkins University, Unicef & World Bank says most European countries have resumed in-person classes, as have African nations South Africa, Zambia & Angola.

Over 2.9 crore children in India don’t have access to digital devices, govt report reveals

According to report by education ministry, maximum students from Bihar did not have access to digital devices, followed by Jharkhand and Karnataka.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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