Lucknow schools to resume for classes 6 to 8; other UP districts to follow suit

UP has decided to evaluate the present situation with respect to the pandemic, before reopening schools.

The Uttar Pradesh government is considering to resume schools across all districts, for students of classes 6 to 8. In a review meeting conducted at CM's residence yesterday, state authorities have decided to undertake a holistic evaluation to resume schools for the junior classes. An official in the Chief Minister's Office, informed schools in Lucknow and other state districts are likely to resume classes, on-premises, in 10 days' time.

Uttar Pradesh schools to adhere to Standard Operating Protocols

All educational institutes, across the nation, were clamped shut in March 2020 with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In Uttar Pradesh though, classes were resumed for senior school students (Std 9 to 12) earlier in October 2020, in a staggered manner. Besides them, coaching institutes outside containment zones were also permitted to reopen after October 15, last year, under the authority of state established Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs). However, the lockdown extended over middle and junior schools, until now.

An official tweet from the handle of CMO UP, stated, "According to the guidelines of the Government of India, the schools should be considered for starting classes from Class 6 to Class 12 in the next 10 days. These classes should be started only after a thorough assessment of the situation." This time too, schools in Lucknow and other districts are expected to follow all the SOPs, set before and after reopening.

As per the guidelines and protocols issued earlier in October, the classes were scheduled on alternate days with students attending classes in shifts. This was done to respect the norms of safe social distancing among the student body and staff. Directives for proper sanitisation of school premises and classrooms were also issued.

State Board Examinations to be conducted in 2 phases

State board examinations in Uttar Pradesh have been segregated in two phases, where the first phase has been flagged off today, February 3, Wednesday. As per reports, the second session will commence from February 13. Meanwhile, theory examinations are scheduled to be conducted in April/May.

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In a bid to solidify Indore's status as the cleanest Indian city, the civic authority has now announced that it will be filing an FIR against miscreants caught polluting the environment or dirtying the roads and walls. While Indore's municipal corporation has taken up the task of beautification of the city under the ambit of Cleanliness Survey 2021, it also has to devise effective means to sustain and keep-safe Indore's public property.

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Edged by a flourishing coastline and housing multiple water bodies, Goa is home to a thriving industry of fishing and allied activities. With aims to further boost pisciculture and affiliated business activities in the state, Goa would be soon gifted with a fisheries hub. Reportedly, this project with investments worth ₹400 crores from the central government, was recently announced by the Union Fisheries Minister.

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IIT Indore to conduct an online event for school students to mark National Science Day

The event aims at igniting love & interest for science in school students.

Instituted in 2009, the Indian Institute of Technology Indore has shown its commitment towards scientific growth and strong-footed academic development. By undertaking projects in the same field repeatedly, the institute is focussed to promote a better understanding of science and technology amongst students of varied ages. In the latest string of developments, IIT Indore has planned to mark National Science Day on February 28 through a virtual event for school students.

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Fancy a Faluda? Relish 'homemade' desserts at Jaipur's 60-yo Indian Ice Cream & Kulfi Faluda

Despite the addition of new desserts and beverages, Faluda remains the in-demand delicacy!

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Schools in UP to promote gender equality to mark Women's Day

Under the umbrella of Mission Shakti, UP schools schedule an elaborate line up of events ahead of Women's Day.

In a bid to raise awareness about gender equality in Uttar Pradesh, schools across the state have planned several events in lieu of International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8. Starting on February 27, educational institutes have undertaken an initiative to vocalise the ideas of equality among all by means of a parent's meet and several other programmes, stretching up till 8th of March.

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