All students of grades I-VIII in Maharashtra to be promoted without exams

Maharashtra expects a decision on exams for students of grades 9 and 11 soon.

Amid intensified effects of the second wave of COVID pandemic, the Maharashtra Government has announced that all pupils of grades 1 to 8 shall be promoted to the consecutive standard without undertaking final examinations. This decision was declared by the School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Saturday in order to ensure the safety and security of the vulnerable group of young kids.

Decision on exams for grades 9 & 11 expected soon

The School Education Minister was quoted saying, "In view of the ongoing situation due to Covid-19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1st to Class 8th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations." Apart from this, it is anticipated that the authorities will soon announce a decision for the annual examinations of students in standards 9 and 11. While the exams were cancelled for last year, the pandemic has lead to a similar situation this year too.

Surging COVID count and fatalities in Mumbai

With a massive spike of 9,879 COVID cases recorded on Monday, Mumbai's daily infection tally has breached all records. While the city's cumulative count of COVID-affected individuals spiralled up to 4,62,560, 21 fatalities were registered on Saturday, the highest in recent times.

As per sources, the recovery rate for Maharashtra dropped to 84.6% with a spike in the case fatality rate, taking it up to 1.9%. Being one of the worst-hit regions in the country, Maharashtra has witnessed nearly 23,774 infected individuals amid every 1 million of the population across the state. Given these statistics, the citizens have to be more responsible in making sure that the ongoing spread is curtailed as soon as possible.

Join hands with Knocksense Plasma Drive & help boost Lucknow's COVID-19 recoveries

Knocksense Lucknow's Plasma Drive is a volunteer registration programme for plasma donation.

Amid the high spike of COVID cases and staggered recovery due to the shortage of resources, Knocksense Lucknow has initiated a Plasma Donation Drive to boost coronavirus treatment across the city. As the name suggests, this is a 'volunteer registration programme' for plasma donation which will help create a database of eligible donors, who have recovered from the infection in the last 2 to 4 weeks. These details can then be availed by people in need, saving plenty of efforts in the hour of emergency.

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Essential vendors to receive COVID jab on priority in Jaipur & other districts in Rajasthan

Vegetable sellers, grocery store owners & people selling other essentials like milk, medicines will be vaccinated first

Keeping in view the steep spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday, issued instructions stating that citizens above 45 years of age, selling vegetables, milk, groceries and medicines, will be vaccinated on a priority basis. This resolution has been undertaken because the state is under a lockdown and those involved in this segment of essential services, might become super spreaders.

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Medicinal oxygen for COVID treatment is now available at Maurari Nagar & Talkatora in Lucknow

Oxygen carrying vehicles across Uttar Pradesh will now be monitored via GPS tracking.

On Tuesday, the Oudh Oxygen Centre in Lucknow conducted an oxygen supply camp for the benefit of several recovering patients. Several people from all across the city flocked to this centre at Talkatora Road, Mawaaiya Industrial area, to supplement their oxygen supplies amid an overall acute shortage. A similar drive was also held at Mauraru Nagar, easing the availability of medicinal oxygen; a major respite in these desperate times.

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Ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, Goa stocks up its oxygen inventories

The Goa Health Department is chalking out an elaborate plan to ensure oxygen availability to all COVID patients.

Goa is facing a scenario where its oxygen demands are set to double but this has only increased the efforts of the state government to supplement its inventory of oxygen supplies to meet the expected need, informed the Health Minister. Goa has also roped in government and private players in Karnataka and Kerala, leaving no stone unturned to ensure it is able to provide the prescribed medical treatment to all patients under the state's care.

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Indore distributes over 12,000 Remdesivir injections across MP to ensure rapid COVID treatment

Indore District Administration denies permissions to wedding ceremonies amid steep escalation of coronavirus cases.

A large consignment of Remdesivir injections arrived at the Indore Airport on Sunday, carrying about 125 boxes of the COVID treatment drug. This lot collectively made about 12,000 injections available for immediate use. As per the directives of the Chief Minister, the state is undertaking several efforts to ensure that there is an optimum supply of medicines and necessary resources for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in affected districts. Consequently, the medicine boxes were airlifted from the Indore Airport itself, to ensure immediate availability across other cities.

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