Colleges in Jaipur & other districts of Rajasthan denied permission for reopening amid Covid-19

Earlier, UGC had granted permission for reopening of colleges from November 17, provided they get approval from their respective state government.

The permission for reopening of degree colleges has been denied by the state higher education department due to the concerns over rising covid-19 cases in the Pink City. Earlier, UGC had granted permission for reopening of colleges from November 17, provided they get approval from their respective state governments.


Authorities are hopeful for a restart

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In normal circumstances, the academic session ends in the month of March but the department is hopeful for a green signal from the health authorities to start the session in December. They are planning to run the session till August with exams in June and July, to make up for the lost classes and it will also give the pupils enough time to get a hold of their studies.

Challenges and online education

The authorities highlighted the fact that they are providing access to online education but are facing problems in rural areas with weak network. On the aspect of reopening of schools for classes X and XII, the decision is yet to be taken. Colleges will be informed in advance about the decision, as the main cause of concern is the impact of reopening of degree colleges amid the climbing number of covid-19 cases in the city. Talking about other states, colleges in Karnataka opened with all the precautions and safety measures. Schools and colleges need to take precautions and practice social distancing to fight the pandemic.

Lucknow's SGPGIMS conducts highest COVID-19 tests in a single day, across India

Lucknow's testing lab worked round the clock to set the standard of RT-PCR COVID testing in the country.

The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow claims to have conducted the highest number of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 in a single day, in the whole country. The SGPGIMS has been conducting tests to check the infection of coronavirus since its outbreak in March. So far, the institute has conducted an aggregate total of 6 lakh tests in Lucknow.

A team of 70 members made it possible to conduct as many as 7,748 tests, that happens to be the highest number of RT-PCR COVID test conducted in a single day, across the whole country!

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​Mumbai's Taraporewala Aquarium has been making weekends fun since the 50s

Here's why we think a trip to the Taraporewala Aquarium in Mumbai is the best weekend plan

As long as we can recall, the Taraporewala Aquarium has been jazzing up our weekends in Mumbai. Located at the Marine Drive, the aquarium is one of the oldest in the country and one of our favourite weekend 'going-out' spots. The aquarium has hosted many picnics, school outings and after exam treats for us and even today, it brings back the fond memories.

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Mumbai Airport sets up a dedicated zone for COVID-19 testing of domestic flyers

Travellers arriving at Mumbai Airport from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat will be tested for COVID019 at new-special zones

In an attempt to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission due to increased inter-state movement, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has created new, special zones to test all domestic passengers from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat for the coronavirus infection. The airport authorities have stated that all travellers, arriving from these above mentioned places, will be directed to the test zone, located near the baggage carousel, to undertake the COVID-19 test before they leave the airport premises.

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Have an appetite for adrenaline rush? Then you've gotta take a shot at Paramotoring in Indore!

Indulge in a day of delightful madness, which will leave you feeling quite happy high.

Even a bustling city like Indore, can get on our nerves on some days and during such times, we could surely use a mini vacay or an eventful day sans work and monotony! So to make your life in the city a little bit more exciting, Indore's Laxmi Aero Sports is offering us a share of adrenaline rush and if you are a sucker for all things adventurous, pack a bag and head to Paliya Haidar with your friends.

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Goa prepares itself ahead of the proposed national COVID-19 vaccination programme launch

Till the time the vaccine isn't released, kindly follow the issued protocols by the officials, to keep the COVID curve in check.

The administration of Goa has asked District Collectors to collect the data of health workers in public and private health facilities, as a preparatory effort before the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout. It is also strengthening the cold chain management in order to ensure delivery of vaccines to the remotest areas, for the timely administration of the vaccine to the targeted population.

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