Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Schools

‘Accentuate’ vaccination for students & teachers to reopen schools, panel of MPs suggests

Panel notes that confinement of children in the house, being unable to attend school, has altered relationship between parent & children adversely. It has disturbed country's social fabric, resulting in early child marriages.

Delhi govt allows class 10-12 students to visit school for admission, board exam related work

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, however, specified that schools, coaching centres and colleges will remain closed for teaching purposes.

Set up task force to plan for reopening of schools — Scientists, doctors write to CMs of 3 states

In an open letter to CMs of Delhi, Maharashtra & Karnataka, the experts also suggested vaccinating school staff on a priority basis and reducing the gap between doses.

Not vaccinated? Your child can still go back to school, says US infectious diseases expert

Dr Monica Gandhi, infectious disease specialist at University of California, says India will unlikely see a third wave since second wave would have caused natural immunity in many people.

Only 39% schools in India had computers, 22% had internet access in 2019-20, govt data shows

The Unified District Information System for Education report also said that 84% schools have libraries and reading rooms, but only 69.4% of them have libraries with books.

That feeling of loss: What school year 2020 has been like for students of Class 10 & 12

Students of class 10 & 12 say Covid-hit 2020-21 has been ‘stressful’, ‘exhausting’. Educationists point to those without online tools, say that gap has to be bridged.

IB board opts for dual-mode assessment this year, written exams only wherever possible

International Baccalaureate has 185 affiliate schools in India. Last year, it decided to cancel exams for class 10 and 12 students. This year it’s taking a different approach.

1,000 cases in 7 states: How schools, colleges emerged as Covid clusters after reopening

Many schools & colleges across India have emerged as Covid clusters since they reopened. As cases rise, many states have once again shut down education institutes.

Punjab govt declares ‘preparatory leaves’ for all school students amid rise in Covid cases

The Amarinder Singh-led government has also imposed night curfew in 8 districts in order to combat rising coronavirus cases in the state.

Parents ‘not comfortable with the idea yet’ as UP says schools can now reopen for Class 1-5

UP govt announced on 5 February that schools can reopen for students of Class 1-5 from 1 March. Guidelines require schools to reopen in consultation with parents.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.