Lucknow arrests the pandemic threat; 141 new cases & 15 fatalities reported on Thursday!

The state authorities are also imploring the possibility of diverting oxygen supplies to industries.

The graph of COVID-19 infection dipped to 141 new cases in Lucknow, rewarding a major respite on Wednesday. Luckily for the state capital, a bolstered 97.03% recovery and 0.3% restricted virus growth, has helped the district project strong recovery trends. It may also be noted that Lucknow is not reporting the highest single-day tallies in UP for the last few days, indicating an impactful break in the chain of coronavirus spread. As yet, around 2,37,153 cases have been detected in the Lucknow district since the virus outbreak last year.


Oxygen demand declines in UP as infection meter falls

The state authorities are also imploring the possibility of diverting oxygen supplies to industries. The Chief Minister stated that the O2 audit system has considerably reduced the wastage of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and with a significant fall in the infection tallies, the demand for the same has also reduced equivalently. Therefore, given the availability of oxygen, industrial units should be allowed to use it to afloat their activities.

In a review meeting of COVID management Team 9, officials highlighted that about 47,483 coronavirus patients are in home isolation, who have raked only 17 MT of oxygen demand. At the same time, a reservoir of 628 MT of LMO has been made available in the state and around 356 MT of this supply was delivered to refillers only.

So far, 414 oxygen plants have been approved in various districts to meet the increased demand for oxygen supplies amid the second wave of coronavirus spread. These arrangements will also assist UP to reduce the horrors of the anticipatory third wave rise and the CM has directed district administrations to continuously monitor all installation activities.

As per reports, around 51 such plants are already functional in the state, catering to the demands of the active caseload. The reports of the health department also clocked in 15 deaths in the last 24 hours. The morbid toll is now propelling at 1.2% here as a total of 2,415 deaths mark Lucknow's COVID update.

Holistic education takes a leap in Lucknow with booming opportunities for young kids!

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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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