Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Schools

Back in school after lockdowns, kids struggling to adjust, teenagers don’t want to open up

Schools, parents & educationists say sleeping & eating patterns as well as the amount students interact with each other has changed. Kids from low-income families have it worse.

Don’t have to wait for widespread Covid vaccination to reopen schools, World Bank says

World Bank has noted that the experiences from countries where schools have reopened suggest that with adequate mitigation strategies, schools pose low risks for disease transmission.

As schools reopen, parents worry about social distancing, air ventilation, survey finds

According to the survey conducted by LocalCircles, around 36 per cent of parents who have children attending school said classes do not have good air ventilation.

37% students in rural areas not studying at all as schools remain shut, survey finds

The survey says that as schools reopen, children are all set to find themselves 'thrice removed' from their grade’s curriculum.

‘We’re not responsible’ — Hyderabad parents fume as schools say send kids ‘at own risk’

At least 3 schools in Hyderabad have asked parents to sign 'consent forms' that say management takes no responsibility for health of children. Telangana schools reopen Wednesday.

Classrooms at 50% capacity, staggered lunch time — how Delhi is reopening schools from 1 Sept

Guidelines released by DDMA Monday asks schools to sanitise premises, use all entry-exit points to avoid crowding, provide wash basins and vaccinate all staff on 'top priority'.

Central govt’s residential schools to reopen for classes 11 and 12 with 50% capacity

The reopening schedule of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will depend on state-specific rules. The children will be allowed to attend classes only after parental consent.

No shot for kids yet, so states aim to vaccinate teachers, staff to help reopen schools

Punjab has vaccinated nearly 60% of teaching & non-teaching staff with at least one dose; Karnataka says vaccination for teachers & parents will be compulsory before schools reopen.

Only 8% of minority students attend schools for minority communities, NCPCR report says

NCPCR report, which analyses data from 23,487 minority schools across the country, says a little over 37% of total students in minority schools belong to these communities.

Piyush Goyal’s ‘quit India’ rhetoric for e-commerce dangerous, sends wrong message to investors

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.