Maharashtra logs 40,805 new Covid-19 cases, 44 deaths in 24 hours

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,805 Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 75,07,225, while 44 fatalities put the toll at 1,42,115, a health department official said. The discharge of 27,377 people during the day took the recovery count to 70,67,955, leaving the state with 2,93,305 active cases, he said. With 1,95,256 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Maharashtra went up to 7,33,69,912, he said. No Omicron case was detected in the state during the day, keeping the tally of those affected by the new variant to 2,759,…

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Primary Classes Of MP Schools Reopen After Break Due To COVID-19

Classroom teaching in the primary section of Madhya Pradesh schools resumed on Monday after remaining closed since March 24 last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said. However, they added that attendance, despite a cap of 50 per cent of class strength, was low. “Schools were shut since March 24, 2020. Students seemed enthusiastic to be back in class after such a long gap. Those who did not have mobile phones to attend online classes seemed to be more excited,” Bhopal District Education Officer (DEO) Nitin Saxena told PTI. Queried…

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RailTel turns 1600 railway stations into RailWire Wi-Fi zone

RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel is now live at 1600 railway stations across the country, with Santacruz railway station in Mumbai becoming the 1600th station to become a RailWire Wi-Fi zone, the Western Railway said Wednesday. RailTel Corporation, a “Mini Ratna (category-I)” PSU, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track. RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel, which envisages extending broadband and application services to the public. “In order…

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IITs among world’s 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD

New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at an AICTE conclave on ‘entrepreneurship education’, Irani said the feat calls for further celebrations as the IITs have been ranked higher than some of the best Ivy League universities such as Harvard. The minister referred to the rankings…

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OMC Recruitment 2022: Recruitment is going on for 12th and graduate pass, salary up to 29000

Mining Corporation Limited, OMC has issued a notification inviting applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the posts of Electrician and Junior Accountant. Interested candidates can submit online application by visiting the official website of OMCL, omcltd.in. Note that the application process for the recruitment will start from January 18. A total of 29 vacancies will be filled through the recruitment process. In which 27 posts of Junior Accountant and 12 posts of Electrician are included. OMC Recruitment 2022: Educational Qualification: Candidates having Diploma in Computer Application / PGDCA with graduation from Commerce…

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Goldman predicts the Fed will hike rates four times this year, more than previously expected

Persistently high inflation combined with a labor market near full employment will push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more than expected this year, according to the latest forecast from Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street firm’s chief economist, Jan Hatzius, said in a note Sunday that he now figures the Fed to enact four quarter-percentage point rate hikes in 2022, representing an even more aggressive path than the central bank’s indications of just a month ago. The Fed’s benchmark overnight borrowing rate is currently anchored in a range between 0%-0.25%, most…

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NEET UG Counselling 2021 Schedule Released, Registration Begins On January 19

The MCC has released the complete counselling schedule for the NEET UG 2021 on the official website. It must be noted that the NEET UG admissions will be done for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats this year, after taking into account the new EWS, OBC reservation criteria. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Counselling 2021 dates have been released by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today, January 13. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will begin the registration process for the NEET UG counselling from January 19.…

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Elon Musk, SpaceX face online backlash in China after space station near-misses

Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. The satellites from Starlink Internet Services, a division of Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company, had two “close encounters” with the Chinese space station on July 1 and Oct. 21, according to a document submitted by China earlier this month to the U.N.’s space agency. “For safety reasons, the China Space Station implemented preventive collision avoidance control,”…

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Diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics: A message to China from the West

Tension between China and the Western allies has escalated with Canada and the United Kingdom following the US and Australia’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. France said it would consult its European allies on the boycott call.   The US and the European countries announcing diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China have criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the ruling party in the country, alleging human rights violations in Xinjiang. China has been under attack from human rights activists and the international community over alleged mistreatment of the ethnic Uyghur…

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IIM Ahmedabad’s ePGP Diploma Announces Bank Loan

 Launched in January this year, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad’s two year ePGP programme has received an overwhelming response with more than 2,000 aspiring professionals registering interest in it. Cognizant of the financial constraints of these professionals, IIMA has organized for students who are selected for the programme a loan facility on attractive terms, said a statement from IIM Ahmedabad on Friday. “The ePGP programme is designed in line with other long duration diploma programmes. Considering the programme duration and its value, a loan facility at attractive terms has…

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