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Lucknow University plans to promote first semester UG & PG students without final assessments

Second-semester classes for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be running as online programmes.

Lucknow University has decided that it will seek permission from the government to promote its first semester UG and PG students without final assessments, as their exams were postponed in view of the rise in COVID cases. Further, the University has decided that it will commence the second-semester classes for all undergraduate and master as online programmes. This decision was taken in a meeting of all department heads, presidents and university deans, under the council of the LU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alok Kumar Roy.

Semester I exams were initially postponed due to COVID surge

Lucknow University has decided that it will commence the second-semester classes for all undergraduate and postgraduate course as online programmes, in wake of the COVID surge. Accordingly, all HODs and college presidents have been directed to prepare a time table and upload it on their websites. While a copy of all department schedules will be available with the Dean, Academics, the time tables of all colleges will be available with the Dean, College Development Council.

Classes for the third and fifth-semester students are running smoothly via online channels, after the completion of their exams, informed the University Registrar. The assessments of the first-semester undergraduate and masters students were also scheduled before the second wave of coronavirus. However, they were later postponed to avoid the danger of infection, he further informed. Consequently, permission will be required to promote these classes without final exams.

5 member committee for Common Minimum Curriculum

The NSS chapter and NCC battalion will also organise an awareness program regarding the state's vaccination drive. Meanwhile, a 5-member committee is also being formed as per the government's instructions for the new Common Minimum Curriculum in undergraduate subjects.

These will include principals of the 2 colleges and 2 departmental heads of the university, under the chairmanship of the Dean, Academic. This committee will study the points of this new syllabus and will present their suggestions in the form of a proposal in the next meeting.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

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After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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