In view of the ongoing pandemic, the Supreme Court on May 3 ordered 36,000 private schools in Rajasthan to provide 15% discount on school fees for the session 2020-21. The court stated students can pay the amount concerned in six installments before August 5, 2021 with further possible concessions. It also warned that no student should be barred from attending classes and results should not be withheld over fee payment.
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Former BCCI selector Kishan Rungta passed away at 88 on May 1 due to COVID-19. Rungta contracted the virus a week before his demise. He was admitted to a hospital in Jaipur. He served as a national selector from central zone in 1998 and played 59 first-class games between 1953 to 1970, scoring 2717 runs. The Rungta family has been well known in the Rajasthan cricket arena for almost five decades.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter on April 29, CM Gehlot tweeted, "I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and feel fine. I will continue working in isolation following the COVID protocol." Earlier on April 28, his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 and the CM, since then, was under isolation. Reportedly, Rajasthan now has 1,63,372 active cases.
Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government on April 18 extended the weekend curfew for two weeks, calling the restrictions as ‘Jan Anushashan Pakhwara’ (Public Discipline Fortnight). However, the functioning of essential services like health services, groceries, government offices etc. will not be affected. Rajasthan has reportedly witnessed for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that the daily COVID tally has breached the 10,000-… read-more
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said his state has only five days of vaccines left; three if it reached its target of two lakh shots per day, and he called on the centre to rush the next batch of vaccines. Singh has written to PM Narendra Modi and the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for vaccine supply schedules. The central government, however, stated that there is no shortage of vaccines.
Rajasthan govt has issued new Covid-19 guidelines to restrict new Covid-19 cases. Authorities have asked gyms, cinema halls and amusement parks to stay shut from 5 to 19 April. School classes for 1 to 9 will remain close. Colleges will remain open for final years UG and PG students. New night curfew rules to be implemented. Only 100 guests allowed for weddings. Govt. offices will work at 75% staff capacity.
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As the entire country is witnessing a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, educational institutions are not immune from the pandemic. In a recent addition to that, about 14 more students have contracted coronavirus in IIT-Jodhpur on April 3. Jodhpur Deputy CMHO Dr Pritam Singh told Brifly News that with the new COVID-19 cases the active cases count for the institute has now reached to 61. Dr Singh stated that by creating a micro containment zone at… read-more
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A tiger cub has been found dead at Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park on April 1. Reportedly, the five-month-old cub was last seen moving on March 26 with his mother T-60. Spotting canine marks on its neck, the officials predicted that the cub died likely due to a fight with another tiger. Moreover, after recovering the carcass in a disfigured condition, the cub was disposed of after postmortem.
Rajasthan became the first state to offer health insurance to all its residents on April 1. The state achieved the feat after launching registrations under the 'Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme' provisioned in the 2021-22 budget. Offering a cashless mediclaim of Rs five lakh, the pan state scheme will cover every family in the state. CM Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “It is one of our biggest health care schemes”.
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In an inhumane act, a pregnant woman in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district is struggling for her life after protestors did not allow ambulance to pass due to Bharat Band. In a viral video of the incident, the woman's mother can be seen pleading for the way but was unheard. Reportedly, despite the administration’s clear instructions to permit the movement of every essential services, the protestors denied.
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