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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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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Germany gets new chancellor after 16 years of Merkel

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks as he arrives for the first cabinet meeting of the new German government at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday. — AP BERLIN: Social Democrat Olaf Scholz was sworn in as German chancellor on Wednesday, ending Angela Merkel’s 16 years of conservative rule and paving the way for his coalition government that has promised to boost green investment and strengthen European unity. Scholz, 63, who over the past four years served as vice chancellor and finance minister in coalition with Merkel, won a majority…

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Online learning and education for all during and after Covid-19 pandemic

Since the COVID -19 pandemic has disrupted the normal lifestyle of people across the globe, the virtual world has come to the rescue. Amongst many institutions schools have also shifted their base to virtual platforms to conduct classes online. Consequently, catering to the needs of all stages of education from pre-primary to university level, online education has emerged as an alternative to ordinary face to face classes. Accordingly, various stakeholders such as government and private organizations are trying their best to assist each other by sprucing up their existing online…

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Science chief at NIH drug abuse institute resigned after sexual misconduct probe

In August, Antonello Bonci, scientific director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), resigned, and the agency’s director told employees in an email that Bonci would be running an addiction institute in Florida. Science has learned that Bonci’s departure followed an investigation spurred by an internal complaint, which alleged that he sexually targeted a trainee and later directed resources to another trainee with whom he was in an intimate relationship. Sources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which NIDA is part of, said they were disturbed by NIDA’s…

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Retaliation Still Pays For Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Who Gets His Bonus After All

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia wound up getting his bonus money despite falling two innings shy of the threshold last season. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) A Thursday afternoon game in late September after the New York Yankees secured home-field advantage in the wild-card game probably went unnoticed by many. Perhaps the most noticeable parts were the events of the sixth inning on Sept. 27, when Sabathia hit Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre. It was a retaliation pitch and one that led to Sabathia’s ejection. Of course, there was also…

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How India can be the world’s most powerful country even after robots take away our jobs

India is on the ride to become the more powerful country with the most demanded work-force in the world. How will be survive robots taking away our jobs? It is a crystal-clear fact — different populations will face different outcomes and consequences with the coming of automation and robots, and India is on the ride to become the more powerful country with the most demanded work-force in the world. India, a land of a billion plus people will achieve feats no one ever imagined. While it’s still largely a developing…

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Centre shut over 500 child care institutes after Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal came to light

A total of 539 child care institutes (CCIs) have been shut down so far as part of a crackdown launched by the women and child development ministry after a sex scandal surfaced at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur earlier this year. In August, union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi had directed all states to conduct inspections at all CCIs following the scandal, which involved the alleged sexual abuse of 34 minor girls. “Maharastra leads with the maximum number of the CCIs shut down at 377, followed…

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How do Cowboys rookies want to be remembered after their careers in Dallas?

As we continue to look forward to the start of the NFL season in a few months, the Dallas Cowboys released a very cool video in which they asked several Dallas Cowboys draft picks how they would liked to be remembered for their time in Dallas before they even start their Cowboys careers. The team posted the video to their official Twitter account on Thursday. Watch below to see the responses from Leighton Vander Esch, Michael Gallup, Connor Williams and others. [“Source-foxsports”]

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Career Options In Arts After 12th

In recent years, there has been a constant rise in the number of students opting for Arts after 10th. The myth that this stream is only for students with ‘no future’ or the ‘bad apples and black sheep’ is thankfully debunked. With careers in hospitality and service sectors on the rise, students are opting out of traditionally prestigious careers like Medicine and Engineering and choosing to venture into a field that they genuinely like. Even so, being confused is normal. We understand the pressure of entering an already infamous stream…

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