15-day curfew to be imposed in Goa from May 9 to May 23 amid inflating COVID tallies!

On Friday, the highest-ever count of 4,195 COVID cases was recorded in Goa while fatalities surged up by 56.

Alarmed by the uncontrolled spike in COVID cases and increasing rate of fatalities, the Goa government has declared a state-wide curfew, from May 9 to May 23. During this period of 15 days, only essential services will be allowed, including the facilities providing medical supplies. While the CM delivered a long address to announce this decision on Friday, reports state that a detailed order about the specifics of the curfew will be released by 4 PM today.


COVID war rooms to come up across all constituencies

As per the instructions given till now, grocery shops are allowed to operate from 7 AM to 1 PM. Further, the takeaway orders from hotels and restaurants will be permitted between 7 AM and 7 PM and the shops are completely barred from hosting customers. When the positivity rate and death percentage are together taking an upward trajectory, this intervention has become the need of the hour.

As per reports, MLAs have been asked to set up COVID war rooms in order to offer quick solutions for COVID-related issues in their electoral regions. These facilities will have to be supplemented with 24*7 call centre services to maintain regular contact with COVID patients and assure all such aid to them, as may be deemed essential.

Negative RT-PCR report or complete vaccination mandatory for tourists

Reportedly, the Goa administration has declared that tourists will be permitted entry into the state only after they produce a negative RT-PCR report or complete vaccination certificate. While multiple states mandated similar provisions previously, authorities in Goa took this decision after being asked by the Bombay High Court. Reportedly, the Goa government has been reluctant to such restraints given the harm they can cause to the tourism industry.

On Friday, the highest-ever count of 4,195 COVID cases was recorded in Goa while fatalities surged up by 56. As of now, 1,12,462 individuals have tested positive for COVID in Goa.

Holistic education takes a leap in Lucknow with booming opportunities for young kids!

It is crucial to address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for young learners of the 21st century.

Technological innovations and inventive thinking together constitute the insignia of a fertile present and a progressive future. While the evolving nature of technology has made it a mandatory skill for younger learners, it is essential to couple it with a financial aptitude and business-driven attitude for assuring sustained growths, today. One must address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for kids of the 21st century, that can provide them with a life crafted as per their innate interests and ambitions!

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Lucknow University announces MCQ-format offline exams for final year students

Pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks.

Lucknow University has announced that last-year/end-semester students of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs will have to sit for offline examinations in the upcoming days. As per reports, these assessments will have multiple-choice questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Further, pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks, according to the latest decision by the varsity administration.

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Universities in UP directed to send degrees to students by post

The decision ensures that students receive their degrees on time.

The pandemic has affected the education system in a huge way. Even though online classes have replaced physical classes, staying at home for such a long duration has taken away a lot of opportunities from students of schools and colleges alike. In such times, the authorities are trying their best to provide assistance and tackle all the hurdles. And now, in an attempt to timely award degrees to college students, new instructions have been given to universities across UP.

Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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All engineering & polytechnic students in UP to take online exams in July!

Virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

In view of the easing pandemic situation in Uttar Pradesh, the state technical education department has announced schedules for the students of all years enrolled under it. Reportedly, the authority has stated that the final year students of technical universities and polytechnic institutes would sit for online tests in the third week of July. Besides, the virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

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A 14-member committee set up in Lucknow University to take the decision regarding exams 2021

Special Committee of the LU will take the final call, in line with the government orders.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Lucknow University, Dr Alok Kumar Rai has set up a special 14 member committee to take the final decision regarding the examinations and promotion of the students. The committee will check the feasibility of conducting exams for third-year students and evaluate the promotion criteria for other batches, across all programmes.

This special body includes the Controller of Examinations, HODs of all departments along with the Principals of Mahila Vidhyalaya Degree college and Shia College and Superintendent of Examination, who are tasked to take the final call, in line with the government's orders.

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Lucknow University staff to bear the educational expenses of pandemic-orphaned pupils!

The Vice Chancellor took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and appealed to other professors to take similar steps.

Initiating a new welfare program, it has been said that the Vice-Chancellor and other professors at Lucknow University will bear the educational expenses of students who have lost one or both parents to the pandemic. Under this scheme, the VC took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and requested other professors to take similar steps. As per reports, the Registrar, Chief Proctor and the Dean of the Students' Welfare Department will now bear expenses of one child each.

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to come up at Lucknow University's Jankipuram campus

LU to launch a dedicated government institute for students aiming to build careers in pharmacy.

Lucknow University has decided to launch a dedicated institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in a bid to widen the bandwidth of educational provisions for pharmacy aspirants. The varsity is set to open this institute over 8,170 square meters of its second campus in Jankipuram. Reportedly, the finance committee has given the penultimate approval to start the institute as a sub-set of the engineering faculty. The proposal will now be tabled before the Executive Committee on June 11, for final approval.

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