Indore registers a steep decline in the tally of new infections; curfew to be lifted soon!

Almost 80% of the hospital beds have been vacated, reportedly.

The Crisis Management Group conducted a meeting on Sunday, to reflect upon the COVID situation in Indore. The active case tally has dipped down to 1,509 as of 6 June and the recovery ratio has been noted at 97.7 per cent. As per the latest reports, almost 80 per cent of the hospital beds have been vacated, which comes as a sign of huge relief in current times. The situation across the city is showing improvements and in light of these events, it is expected that the curfew will be lifted soon.


Positivity rate dips down to 2.67%

According to the health department, the positivity rate in Indore has dipped down to 2.67% in the month of June and with such improvements, it is expected that curfew will be lifted in the coming two months. The Crisis Management Group held a meeting on Sunday to discuss this issue.

It is expected that private offices will be allowed to open under a capped limit and other economic transaction-related activities will also be allowed to function, under certain restrictions. Beginning today, grocery shops will be allowed to stay open 5 days a week, i.e., from Monday to Friday and milk will be available 6 days a week.

Grocery and milk shops are allowed to function between 6 AM and 8 PM and general stores can stay open from 6 AM to 6 PM. Apart from these changes, the timings for night curfew have also been reviewed, as it will be applicable from 11.30 PM to 6 AM now. However, the weekend lockdown will be enforced from 10 PM on Fridays to 6 AM on Mondays.

State positivity rate stands at 1%

Reportedly, the active case tally of Madhya Pradesh stands at 10,103 as of 6 June, with only 735 confirmed cases registered on Sunday. With the government focusing on testing and tracing, almost 32 districts across the state have come under the green zone. Further, the case fatality ratio stands at 1.1 per cent, which reflects a significant improvement compared to the scenario MP was gripped by, a few months ago.

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.

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Lucknow University students demand a reduction in exam fees through a Twitter campaign!

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.

As per the schedule released by the university, examinations for last year's students shall commence from August 10 and the examinees are asked to fill forms by July 10.

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Lucknow's Padmashree Mohd. Shahid Stadium to be developed as a centre of excellence for hockey

This step will help to nurture local talent and develop an aptitude for sports in the state, which has a rich history in the game of hockey.

A residential centre of excellence in hockey will soon be established in Lucknow, in a bid to promote the national sport across Uttar Pradesh. Centred at the Padma Shri Mohd Shahid Synthetic Stadium, this advanced academy will be the first of its kind in the state. The UP Director of Sports informed that players who have already appeared in prominent leagues, such as the nationals, will receive training here.

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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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