Unlimited opportunities, huge investments: India bets big as Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off

Dubai kicked off Expo 2020 on Thursday and India is all set to generate huge investments and opportunities as the world emerges from the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the first such event in the Middle East, 25 million people are expected to visit over six months. With gleaming pavilions in the dusty Dubai suburbs, Expo 2020 may even overshadow the Tokyo Olympics, during which strict Covid-19 rules ensured the venue lacked spectators. However, pandemic protocol will make its presence felt at Expo 2020 too, as visitors will have to…

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What teachers, parents, students should do for online classes

In these Covid-19 times, with lockdown in most places, schools are forced to shift from classroom to online teaching. Classes are conducted through virtual platforms. Homework has become digital. Children are required to spend long hours indoors, focussing on their mobile phone, iPad or laptop. This raises many concerns regarding their long-term health. Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya, Head, Child Sight Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. For parentsThe amount of time the child spends using digital devices should be proportionate to the child’s age. While 12 to 16-year-old can be…

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Bengal govt to reopen primary schools after evaluating Covid situation: CM Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that her government will wait for a few more days to evaluate the Covid-19 situation before deciding to reopen primary schools in the state. Some caution should be exercised before reopening primary schools as there are warnings of another variant of coronavirus, she said. Banerjee said that schools reopened for classes 8 to 12 on February 3, while open-air learning sessions for students up to class 7 started four days later under a project named ‘Paray Shikshalay’ (education centre at your locality). “On reopening primary schools,…

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Education Loan Defaulters Disqualified From Applying For SBI Jobs: Court

Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has issued a notice to the State Bank of India ordering that applicants defaulting on loan payments should be disqualified and barred from applying for jobs at the bank. In its recruitment drive for Probationery Officers, Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates, the bank has said those who have defaulted on loan repayments, even for credit cards, will not be eligible to apply. The decision has left many like Ravi Kumar – a young engineer from Chennai – shattered. Ravi has still not…

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With Omicron’s rise, Americans brace for returning to school and work

In two short weeks, as the year closed out, the omicron variant drove coronavirus case counts to record levels, upended air travel and left gaping staffing holes at police departments, firehouses and hospitals. And that was at a time many people were off for the holiday season. Now comes Monday, with millions of Americans having traveled back home to start school and work again, and no one is sure of what comes next. Most of the nation’s largest school districts have decided to forge ahead and remain open, at least…

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NTA Releases IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Centre City Ahead Of Issuing Admit Card

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the exam centre cities for the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) PhD entrance test scheduled for February 24, 2022. The IGNOU PhD entrance exam centres 2022 are the venues wherein the tests will be held. IGNOU PhD entrance exam centre 2022 has been allotted to candidates on the basis of the centres selected at the time of filling the PhD entrance test application form. Students due to appear the entrance test can check the advance intimation slip on the official website —…

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CBSE Term 1 Results 2022: Class 12 Results declared

Students may plese note that only the theory marks have been sent by the board to the schools. Also, since the mails have been sent out only a few minutes back, it is possible that a few schools might not have received them as yet. Students may please connect with their respective schools. Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE Term 1 Result 2022 for Class 12 has been declared. The board has sent out the results for the Class 12 term 1 exams to the respective schools. Earlier the information was that…

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High inflation points to bigger Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2023

Tara Moore | Getty Images Retirees who are feeling the pinch of higher prices, take heart: There could be a much bigger Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year. A preliminary estimate from The Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan senior group, finds that the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, could be as high as 7.6%, based on the latest Consumer Price Index data. In comparison, the Social Security COLA for 2022 in January was 5.9%, the highest bump in 40 years. Data released Thursday found that the Consumer Price Index for all…

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What is a grace period for student loans?

Student loans are great financial tools for people who can’t afford to pay for their education outright. As the price of education is increasing, more and more people are finding themselves taking out student loans to cover the costs. Even though student loans can be useful, the interest rates might make them difficult to pay back. That’s where a grace period comes in. It’s not easy for students to get a job as soon as they graduate. They might need some time to save up money and get on their…

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Jamia Hamdard Distance Learning Admission: Registration Ends On April 30 For BBA, BCA, BCom

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, will close admissions for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) distance learning programmes on April 30. Students can apply for these programmes both online and offline. The registration fee for all three programmes is Rs 500. For the BBA and BCom programmes, the semester fee is Rs 12,000 and the exam fee is Rs 2,000. For the BCA programme, the semester fee is Rs 14,000. Prospectus and the application form can be downloaded from our website jamiahamdard.edu. For offline…

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