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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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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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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‘Schools that completed syllabus, exam preparations not to change plan’

Putting an end to confusion over scheduling of final exams and summer vacation in schools, the Commissioner of Education on Tuesday clarified that the government resolution (GR) issued in this regard does not ask any school to change the timetable if the syllabus has been completed and exam timetable set. Commissioner of Education Suraj Mandhare told The Indian Express, “The GR was interpreted wrongly. It does not ask schools to change anything. It is only to provide scheduling guidelines for schools, which may have been lagging behind. If schools have already…

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JEE Main 2022 new exam dates out: Check admit card date, intimation of city and other details

JEE Main 2022: The revised examination dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2022, has been announced by the National Testing Agency, NTA, on the official website, the link for which is jeemain.nta.nic.in. As per the new schedule, the JEE Mains session 1 exam will be held on April 21, 24, 25, 29 and May 1, 4, 2022. “Meanwhile, representations are being received from the candidates seeking the change of dates of Session 1 of JEE (Main) – 2022 on account of the clashing of their Board Exam dates…

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Continuing education: Night at the School

For countless people like Kamble and Jadhav, night schools seem to be the only viable option to improve their future prospects. These schools, however, are now being destroyed by a toxic combination of budget cuts and political neglect. Over the years, night schools in Maharashtra have seen neglect with many having no teachers or support staff. A number of schools are also facing problems of paying rent for hired spaces from which they operate. “These schools have been bridging the gap in society by providing opportunities to the have-nots. But…

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A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE ON DISTANCE LEARNING

If someone had told me that I would be taking all of my classes online come April, I would have thought they were crazy. Online school has definitely been a change and even a challenge. While at first it was difficult trying to manage Zoom calls, staying focused, and maintaining motivation as a second semester senior, I have learned to adapt to new teaching methods, a very different learning environment, and more independent study. As distance schooling has become “normal,” I feel that it has not only been a learning…

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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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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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