MP aims at 0% COVID positivity rate by May 31 as recovery trends in Indore & other state districts

Indore reported MP's highest test positivity ratio at 8.1% on Monday; state's collective statistic at 3.9% only.

Buoyed by the gradually decreasing COVID threat in Madhya Pradesh, the state administration IS aspiring to achieve a 0% case positivity rate by May end. As of now, the virus positivity rate has been arrested within the 10% cap at all districts in MP, where Indore records the highest ratio at 8.1%. As of Monday, the overall positivity rate in MP was pegged at a controlled 3.9%.


Working towards the dream of COVID-free MP

In a meeting with the core group of COVID-19 control and precaution, the Chief Minister highlighted that MP's pandemic management strategy is yielding required results, diminishing the spread impactfully. Public participation has played an important role to achieve this feat, the meeting concluded.

Now, the state aims to wipe out the coronavirus infection completely from its villages and gram panchayats. The public representatives or the members of the Covid Crisis Management Committee have been tasked to make rural regions COVID-free. Once this ambition is realised, the on-ground Disaster Management Committees will be rewarded on August 15, based on their performance.

State's corona curfew to extend till May 31

The CM further stressed that the underway 'corona curfew' should be followed till May 31, strictly to ensure that zero per cent positivity rate is achieved, effectively. People are cautioned to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour to avoid the virus contraction. Wearing masks, washing or sanitising hands frequently and maintaining social distancing are the need of the hour.

The state will award relaxations in economic activities after May 31, with restrictions and necessary precautions The Chief Minister said that the campaign to eliminate the COVID threat will continue so that symptomatic patients are identified promptly and appropriate and timely treatment is provided to them. As per reports, micro-containment zones will be created in all areas reporting fresh cluster infections, to curtail the widescale spread.

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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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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Lucknow's Aaghaz Foundation is heralding an age of educational equity through its 16 scholarships

Presently, applications for three out of their sixteen scholarships are open.

With the aim of ensuring that the children from underprivileged backgrounds are empowered through education, Aaghaz Foundation was established in 2004. Empowering girls and boys with their best capabilities through scholarships and other educational initiatives, this Lucknow-based non-profit organisation has helped over 16,000 needy children. Currently, applications for their Aisha Begum Memorial Scholarship and other endowments are open.

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