Educational institutes in 5 Kerala districts to remain closed as heavy rains predicted

Parts of Kerala have been experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday due to a low-pressure area formed over East Central Arabian Sea, which has been predicted to be turned into a depression. The Indian Meteorological Department has announced orange colour code warning, asking authorities to be prepared, for six Kerala districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall measuring up to 204 millimetres can be experienced in the regions on Monday. Educational institutions in various districts in the state will remain closed on Monday…

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LS polls: Seven educational institutes to remain closed from April 5 to 12 in Sopore

The district administration Baramulla on Thursday said that seven educational institutes will remain closed in Sopore sub-division from April 5 to 12 in view of Lok Sabha polls. In an order, the additional district magistrate Sopore said the schools have been identified as accommodation for forces personnel during upcoming LS polls. The institutions which will remain closed include SKUAST Wadoora, Degree college Sopore, Hr Secondary school Hadipora, Govt, Hr secondary school Edipora, Govt, Boys HR Sec School Sopora, Govt, Girls Hr Sec school Dangiwacha, Govt, Degree College Sopore and Govt,…

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RRB NTPC 2019 Recruitment: Applications to remain open till March 31

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released a notification for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Recruitment 2019. Interested candidates can apply through the official website of RRBs. The last date to apply online is March 31, 2019. However, the final applications can be submitted till April 12, 2019. The last date for submission of application fee either online or through SBI Challan is on or before April 5, 2019. The recruitment will be based on an online test which will be conducted in June to September 2019. However, the exam…

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Delhi smog: All schools to remain closed till Sunday

Delhi govt on Tuesday issued health advisory for high risk people, including children, elderly and those suffering from asthma and heart ailments, ask not to step out. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that all schools in the national capital will remain closed till Sunday in view of the “unbearable” air pollution. The air quality in Delhi is turning worse, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said. “Can’t compromise with the health of children. All schools including private and government will remain closed till Sunday for…

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Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

In anticipation of mob violence on Monday, as the CBI court will announce the sentence of Dera chief Ram Rahim who was convicted in a rape case, all schools in Ghaziabad will be closed on Monday. A few schools in Noida will also be closed as a preventive measure despite a statement from the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, stating that there is no such need. The Ghaziabad district administration has issued a directive to all private and public schools in the district to remain closed on…

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College professors remain skeptical of online courses, study finds

Proponents of online courses say they are a way for universities to save money while providing students with more options to reach their educational goals. But as they grow in popularity, some question if the quality of online courses is lacking. Just 19 percent of professors feel online courses can match up to traditional classes, according to a 2016 Inside Higher Ed survey. Professors who have taught online classes are four times more likely to agree that online courses are equal supplements for in-person courses, the study shows. But of…

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