The virus gripped the coastal state of Kerala for the fourth time and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed that it has sought 20 more doses of the anti-body vaccine from Australia. It has also said that the mortality among the infected is very high in the virus (between 40 and 70 per cent) compared to the mortality in Covid, which was 2-3 per cent.
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In shocking news, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) threatened to close down 210 unauthorised schools in the city. The closure of schools will affect over 35,000 schoolchildren studying at these institutes. Students are facing an uncertain future as the BMC issued a notice to these schools, asking to acquire the necessary permissions or face closure. In the past also, the BMC issued a notice and shut down 62 schools.
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Amid rising H3N2 cases, all schools for classes 1 to 8 in Puducherry will remain closed for 10 days starting tomorrow. In a circular, "All schools in Puducherry to remain closed from 16th to 26th March in wake of the spread of H3N2", Puducherry Education minister A Namassivayam told reporters. The decision was taken following reports of children falling sick owing to the H3N2 subtype of seasonal influenza.
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The flood in the Mahanadi river system has displaced over 4.67 lakh people across 12 districts in Odisha. Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri, Sambalpur, and Subarnapur are the worst affected districts. Meanwhile, in Puri, the district government has ordered that all schools, both public and private, remain closed for two days due to the current flood situation in the district.
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Following the increased threat of drug usage among students, the Coimbatore district government has directed that all schools and institutions establish anti-drug societies. The development of these clubs will be assisted by NCC, NSS, and scout teams. In addition, the district administration will establish a drug coordination cell to work with stakeholder agencies such as police, excise, and health to combat drug misuse.
The Andhra Pradesh government's School Education department has begun a novel attempt to make schools a safer environment for kids by maintaining a record of bullying and sexual harassment. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been developed to safeguard the safety and security of students, particularly female students. Teachers and other school personnel are being instructed on child protection policies and the prevention of child… read-more
Tamil Nadu Government issued notices to 987 private schools for shutting down, amid the Kallakurichi student suicide case. In the issued notice, dated July 19, they sought an explanation behind the shut down of schools against the government's order, which said it will take strict action if any school closes in connection with the death of a 17-year-old student. Notably, on July 18, a student of Kallakurichi school committed suicide.
Schools To Be Accredited Shortly, All Institutes To Be Included In NIRF Rankings: Union Education Minister
National Institutional Ranking Framework would include every higher education institution, according to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's announcement on July 15 that institutional accreditation will be standardized by the next year. He went on to explain that there will soon be a system in place that would call for all schools across the country to be accredited. He stated openness and self-declaration will be the criteria for… read-more
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced three days of holiday for educational institutions beginning July 11 due to severe rainfall in the state on July 10. Waterlogging and floods in low-lying regions have been recorded in several districts. Streams and tributaries were overflowing. Heavy to very large rain, with extremely heavy amounts possible, is expected to fall in isolated locations over a few districts from July 11-12… read-more
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Tripura government has decided to readmit all students aged 6 to 14 who had to discontinue their education. The decision was taken after the education department performed a study that revealed 8,850 students in Grades 1 through 8 had dropped out due to closure of physical education classes because of Covid pandemic. As part of School Cholo Abhiyan, the department will embark on an inquiry to re-enroll all dropout children.