Goa's tourism industry awaits revival as state remains clamped under curfew!

Reportedly, nightclubs and bars of the coastal state will only resume service once the COVID situation is brought entirely under control.

Usually bustling with hordes of tourists and locals, Goa's nightlife scene has been severely affected by the pandemic. Clamped under the bans of the ongoing curfew, nightclubs and bars of the coastal state will only resume service once the COVID situation is brought under control. While the state's tourism industry has been harshly hit by unprecedented circumstances for more than a year now, it cannot be said if the stability and normalcy of the past times can be restored anytime soon.

Lives of citizens more important than stalled economic activity

Reportedly, the state ports minister made a declaration stating that the clubs and bars will not be permitted to function till the pandemic situation improves. As per reports, the minister represents the Calangute assembly seat, which encapsulates a large number of clubs and bars. He stated the tourism sector in the state must be revived in a graded manner, making sure that nothing leads to heightened case tallies, as witnessed in the past months.

Currently, Goa is observing extended curfew restrictions till 14 June and most of the common dealings in the state are banned. Though the major chunk of economic activity stands stalled, it is important to make sure that the lives of the state citizens stand protected from the viral contagion.

Multiple strategies being reviewed to revive the industry

Reportedly, an official stated that the tourism sector is the first to close down while it is the last to revive. Reports have stated that Goa Tourism Development Corporation has been suffering huge losses during the past two years. Given that Goa's economy is significantly dependent on the tourism industry, the state revenues have dipped down.

Now, reports state that the authorities are deliberating upon four different strategies to combat the contagion. Amongst all proposed provision, sufficient facilities for testing the commuters is very important.

Tourism to revive once the entire population is fully vaccinated

As per reports, the Tourism Minister stated on Tuesday that Goa will start welcoming tourists once the entire population of the state is completely inoculated. Additionally, it has also been reported that only individuals who have received both doses of the vaccine will be allowed in the sunshine state. Further, the government is working to implement an extensive media campaign to attract tourists from different parts of the country after the revival of activities.

418 new cases and 1,095 recoveries were marked in Goa on Monday while the virus snuffed 80 lives on the same day. A cumulative count of 1,59,811 individuals have been affected by the virus and the state currently has 6,397active cases.

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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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Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees.

Amid the ongoing circumstances of the pandemic, Lucknow University had recently announced offline examinations for last year and end-semester students. Expressing discontent over the fees levied by the varsity, a group of students have initiated a social media campaign on the microblogging site Twitter. Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees, given the tumultuous situation of the present day.

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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.

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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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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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