Meet The Visually Impaired Student In Kerala Who Cleared Class 10 Exams Without ‘Scribe’ Help

  16-year-old Haroon Kareem from Kerala’s Malappuram has cleared all his Class 10 exams in the state board with A+. As if that was not an achievement enough to celebrate, Mr Haroon is the first visually impaired student in Kerala who has taken the SSLC state boards without the help of a ‘scribe’ or ‘interpreter’, and instead taken all his exams on a computer, himself. And he is thrilled about it. “I am thrilled …so excited about my results. I have got A+ in all my exams, without any help from any scribe or anyone. I…

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World Bank Approves USD 500 Million To Improve Quality Of Education System In 6 States Of India

The World Bank on Sunday said its Board of Executive Directors has approved USD 500 million (about Rs 3,700 crore) loan to improve quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. The board approved a loan for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) on June 24, 2020, the World Bank said in a statement. “Some 250 million students (between the age of 6 and 17) in 1.5 million schools, and over 10 million teachers will benefit from the program. The STARS program builds on the long…

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ICAI To File Affidavit On Plea On CA Exams In Supreme Court

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) told the Supreme Court Friday that it would file an affidavit on the plea which has challenged its ‘opt out’ option for CA exams, scheduled between July 29 and August 16, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The apex court was hearing through video-conferencing a plea which has alleged that ICAI had made an important announcement on June 15 by which it “arbitrarily decided to discriminate” between the aspirants by providing an option of ‘opt out’ in the May cycle CA examination.…

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Over 8.48 Lakh Students To Appear In Karnataka SSLC Exams From Tomorrow

About 8,48,203 students will appear in the SSLC examination tomorrow, said Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Wednesday.   About 8,48,203 students will appear in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination tomorrow, said Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Wednesday. “SSLC exams to take place tomorrow. About 8,48,203 students will write the exam. Social distancing needs to be followed and the mask should be used. Minister of Education and I have already held a lot of meetings. Students from containment zones will be carefully handled,” said Mr Sriramulu.   Commenting upon the situation arising in the…

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Students Want NEET, JEE Main Postponed, Cancellation Of Varsity Exams

  #NoExamsInCovid – a Twitter storm initiated by students’ body NSUI has garnered more than 2 lakh impressions today in last three hours. Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and other students who joined the campaign are demanding postponement of JEE Main, NEET and other such examinations in view of the COVID-19 crisis. The students have also demanded cancellation of third year examinations conducted by varsities with students being promoted based on their previous examinations and internal assessments. Remaining board exams, the engineering entrance exam JEE Main, the medical entrance test…

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Christ University Asks Applicants To Be Wary OF Admission Fraud

  Christ (deemed-to-be-university), Bangalore, has asked students to be wary of fraud SMS and emails from unauthorised sources promising to provide admissions in the university. The university has asked students to check with the admission office to verify the authenticity of any such communication. Christ University, through its official website, said: It has come to the notice of the university that students are receiving SMS/email communication from unauthorised/unknown sources promising confirming admissions to various courses of the university. All applicants are cautioned not to be misguided and get cheated by…

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Making Healthy Habits Fun for Young Children

Helping your kids make wise choices and build healthy habits can often feel like a struggle. However, there are many ways you can encourage your child to build positive routines that are enjoyable at the same time. By thinking creatively and focusing on the fun, you can turn these important lifestyle choices into regular activities your kids will look forward to. Brain-Boosting Activities To help your child reach important developmental milestones while preparing them for school, offer activities that focus on building both fine and gross motor skills. For more…

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Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh Planning For A Semester Online

  The Punjab Engineering College, or PEC, Chandigarh, has decided to start the next semester in online mode. The semester scheduled from July will have classes, mid-semester and end-semester exams online. A Twitter post of the Director of PEC Dheeraj Sanghi said: “We at PEC, Chandigarh will have the next semester online.” After consultations with all faculty members in a virtual meeting and discussions with the heads of department, the Senate approved online teaching for the next semester on June 16. Prof Sanghi on his social media said: “Right from…

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Students Can Opt Out Of Remaining ICSE Exams, Board Tells Bombay High Court

  A proposal submitted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to the Bombay High Court on conducting the remaining papers of ICSE (Class 10) exams said students can choose not to appear for the exam and be assessed on the basis of internal or pre-board marks. The proposal was submitted in response to a petition filed by a parent seeking directions to the authorities to cancel the ICSE exam. Few papers of the ICSE exam could not be held due to COVID-19 pandemic. The CISCE has decided…

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Mock Open Book Examination Will Not Address Students’ Problems, Says Teachers Body

  The Delhi University’s decision to hold the final semester and final year examinations online, open book exams as “a one-time measure” has been opposed by student and teacher bodies.   The Delhi University Teachers’ Association, or DUTA, in a letter to the principals of all the colleges under Delhi University, also objects to the decision to conduct mock open book examinations (OBEs). “The conduct of mock OBE will not address any of the problems outlined by students and teachers while expressing their opposition to it as it cannot simulate the real…

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