BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla on May 4 announced that IPL is suspended due to players testing positive to COVID-19. He said that it is not cancelled and can be rescheduled later. The decision came along when Sunrisers Hyderabad player Wridihiman Saha and various other franchise members tested COVID positive. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said that although suspended indefinitely, they will try to conduct it in next month
As many as 300 passengers at Assam's Silchar airport on April 21 escaped from the premises to avoid the mandatory RT-PCR test. Reportedly, the testing was scheduled at the Tikol model hospital near the airport for about 690 people landing at Silchar. However, "They literally ran away from the centre," said an airport official. Meanwhile, 189 passengers took the test and the police have been tracking the missing ones.
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In a shocking revelation, over 10 lakh students in Bihar were forced to drop out of their schools due to COVID-19 induced lockdown. Out of which, six lakh students belonged to government schools who studied in class 5 to 6 and the rest were enrolled in classes 8 and 9. Moreover, the Bihar Education Department is eyeing to launch 'Admission Drive' from April 1 to bring back the students.
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A recent test-method for measuring Cortisol (stress hormone) by using 'earwax' has received rave reviews from doctors and researchers. Dr Andres, the lead researcher, said this method is more suitable for tracking chronic Cortisol levels quicker, cheaper and more effectively than using blood, urine or saliva. Scientists believe this will be a break-through for treating people with depression. Further research is underway to track diabetes and… read-more
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Taiwan has not witnessed any locally transmitted COVID-19 case since April 12. Experts attribute this success in handling the pandemic to "strict border control" and also the past experiences of countering such situations. Taiwan is also expected to be one of those few economies that may see growth in 2020. Reportedly, Taiwan, which has a population of about 23 million, has recorded just 550 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths.
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Around 45% JEE Mains' candidates did not turn up at exam centres in Gujarat due to the COVID-19 blues. Out of 3,020 registered students, only 1,664 appeared on the first day of JEE examination held on September 1. Virendra Rawat, JEE coordinator Gujarat, said, "Normally, 25-30% students skip the exam every year. the percentage this year is higher by 10-15%." JEE 2020 examination is scheduled from September 1-6.
The Indian embassy in Moscow is keeping track of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the vaccine has been tested on one of his daughters. "The… read-more
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Parents have complained about not receiving free books and uniforms that the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students are entitled to receive under the Right to Education Act. The schools have claimed that it is due to the delay in funds being transferred by the government, hence leading to parents making the purchase and awaiting the compensation. However, things have worsened this year due to the… read-more
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