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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Gujarat Biotechnology University Opens MSc Admission 2022; Apply Through GAT-B Score

The Gujarat Biotechnology University (GBU) is all set to take admissions for the Master of Science (MSc) courses. Established by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, it is the first postgraduate university in India that focuses entirely on biotechnology. The courses provided by the GBU includes, animal biotechnology, environment biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, medical biotechnology, and plant biotechnology. Students interested in pursuing their career in biotechnology can apply for various MSc courses provided by the institute using their Graduate…

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The seed of the matter

In times of a pandemic, increasingly the shelves of supermarkets are dotted with food that is touted as healthy. So, soft drink bottles have been nudged out to make way for healthy drinks and a few of those that seem to be ubiquitous are the ones infused with chia seeds, which have their origins in South America. While these might be a new entrant on the health scene, India has always been abundant in the seeds that we consume. Come summers and musk melon and water melon seeds were consumed…

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Water, milk, medicines in short supply as crisis deepens in Sri Lanka | Ground Report

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is deepening. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday declared a state of emergency after a day of violent protests outside his residence. As police officials and protesters clashed, Sri Lanka authorities imposed a 36-hour curfew to curb more protests over food, fuel and power shortages. The inflation in food and fuel prices in particular has affected the common man to a great extent. Local residents from Colombo told India Today that basic cost of living has gone up significantly and even a cup of tea costs somewhere…

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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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