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BMC orders schools in Mumbai to remain shut until further notice

Permission to all state, national and international boards to conduct examinations from January 18, remains unaltered.

As per new orders by BMC, schools in Mumbai Municipal region cannot resume physical classes due to the fears of the second wave of coronavirus. The order issued on Friday extended stay on the resumption of schools until further notice. Earlier as well, BMC had issued a sweep-shutdown of educational institutes till January 15, 2021, unlike schools in other parts of the state which resumed for senior classes on November 23 last year.

School-shut down extends in Mumbai

The pandemic has discouraged the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation from permitting schools in the city to resume physical offline classes as directed by the state government. As per reports, schools in Mumbai and Thane district will remain closed even though the Maharashtra state education department has decided to resume schools for class V to VIII from January 27 onwards.

The civic authority has stated that in spite of the city's grip over the present situation, the rate of growth in other parts of the world and the risks involved in reopening educational centres have factored in to disallow resumption, until further orders. No definitive orders have been granted for city schools under consulates and embassies, which were set to resume on January 18 as well.

Other parts of the state, which are resuming schools with state's permission, have to further comply with the state established SOP and preventive protocols established for staff, students and seating arrangements, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Board Examinations in Mumbai

This new BMC order is independent of the earlier permission granted to ICSE, CBSE, State and other international boards in the city to conduct offline board/preliminary examinations. Where ICSE, CBSE and State board have gained permission to conduct examinations for class 10 and 12, the grant extends to classes 9 to 12, for Cambridge Board. All board have been permitted to schedule examinations, announced or not, as per their own timelines.

While the CBSE has slated examinations in May, the Maharashtra state board has announced that exams will be held in April for class 12 and in May for class 10. A time table is yet to be drafted for the same. Meanwhile, the Cambridge Board has scheduled examinations in the last week of January. All schools, irrespective of their council affiliation have to adhere to the precautions prescribed by the BMC in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The NGT had previously declared all businesses in the Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary & Fort area as illegal, resulting in their pack-up effective from December 1, this year. Besides, the light and sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill have also been shut until further notice read reports.

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Amplus Solar introduces the HomeScape range in Lucknow to power a lifestyle upgrade

Homescape by Amplus Solar blends fashion with feasibility to add value to your lifestyle and savings to your account!

Going big on power savings with Smart Solar at home is Lucknow's new standard of style! Homescape by Amplus Solar meets all these needs and how! It's an innovative solar pergola is designed to suit the aesthetics of your home perfectly. Be it an open backyard, garden, front porch, or terrace - this versatile premium range becomes a part of your home as you need it.

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