Second wave of COVID-19 gains strength in Jaipur; about 658 test positive in a single day

Special teams in Jaipur take strict action against violators of COVID protocols, seal enterprises to arrest the case rise.

The COVID-19 infection graph in Jaipur is shaping into another peak despite the continuous efforts of the municipal authorities of both Heritage and Greater corporations. About 658 new infections were reported here in a single day, taking the total tally up to 64,896 and an active caseload of 4,087, reportedly the highest in the state. Special teams are now deployed within municipal limits to take strict action against violators of COVID-19, seal enterprises and institutes to gate the flooding rise in cases due to the second wave of infection.


Joint enforcement teams to curb COVID-19 spread

There are about 500 special task forces currently deployed in Jaipur, consisting of municipal, administration and police officials. These teams are tasked to ensure the enforcement of COVID-19 norms and penalise those who flout them. As a result, several shops and business establishments have been sealed for disregarding preventive protocols such as not wearing a mask and/or not maintaining social distancing. These joint enforcement teams are also conducting random checks, across the city to ensure compliance with the guidelines.

As per reports, a coaching centre in Malviya Nagar was sealed on Thursday after over 100 students were found studying in the same hall. Besides this, two business establishments and a hotel in Mansarovar along with a vegetable market at Hawamahal Amer was also shut close for flouting COVID-19 norms.

COVID tallies in Rajasthan surged by 3,526 new cases on Thursday, taking aggregate confirmed case tally to 3,50, 317. At present, there are as many as 21,132 active cases here. The death toll climbed to 2,886 with 20 more fatalities, according to an official report. State capital Jaipur has been the biggest contributor to all these tallies, emerging as the worst-hit district. All people are advised to follow public protocols to prevent virus contraction and help the health and task officials here to eliminate the COVID threat.

Lucknow's NimbleQ presents an interactive parent-kid workshop on cryptocurrency for 1-10 graders!

Register ASAP for an hour of fun-filled knowledge session on Sunday, June 27!

As the world recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, we witnessed the emergence of a new form of digital currency. Through the past decade, this decentralised virtual money has evolved internationally into the dynamic world of cryptocurrency and it carries countless possibilities for the future today!

While this revolution changes its face every day, you can be ahead of the race by starting out early. So if you wish to equip yourself and your kid for the future, Lucknow's NimbleQ is here to guide you with an interactive parent-child (Grade 1 to 10) workshop on cryptocurrency! Register now by clicking here!

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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!

Join Parent-Child Workshop on ABC of Cryptocurrency- https://bit.ly/2TJqSd8

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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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