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Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage
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Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage

State- and government-approved private schools closed Friday amid the worsening fuel shortage, with thousands of people waiting in queues at fuel stations across the country for days at a time

No student or staff should be allowed entry into schools without thermal scanning: Delhi govt
India

No student or staff should be allowed entry into schools without thermal scanning: Delhi govt

The guidelines were issued in the wake of a spike in coronavirus patients in the city that on Thursday logged 965 cases, 1,009 on Wednesday, 632 on Tuesday and 501 on Monday

'Back to school': After two years, offline classes resume in Delhi-NCR
India

'Back to school': After two years, offline classes resume in Delhi-NCR

Sudha Acharya, chairperson of the National Progressive Schools' Conference (NPSC), which has over 120 private schools as its members, said that students were eagerly awaiting this day.

Usage of masks should be relaxed among children say experts as skin infection risk increased
India

Usage of masks should be relaxed among children say experts as skin infection risk increased

Also, as the benefit of using masks is low when the virus circulation is limited, experts feel the central government should remove the compulsion for kids.

Heartbreak for Afghan girls as Taliban shuts down schools hours after reopening them
World

Heartbreak for Afghan girls as Taliban shuts down schools hours after reopening them

The Taliban has imposed a slew of restrictions on women, effectively banning them from many government jobs, policing what they wear and preventing them from travelling outside of their cities alone

Mizoram allows schools, colleges to reopen as COVID-19 cases drop in the state
India

Mizoram allows schools, colleges to reopen as COVID-19 cases drop in the state

In a new set of guidelines, the government said schools and hostels will be re-opened for all classes from the new academic session, commencing on 5 April

Akshaya Patra Foundation: A steaming bowl of dal, rice and the din of a bustling classroom
India

Akshaya Patra Foundation: A steaming bowl of dal, rice and the din of a bustling classroom

Akshaya Patra recently tied up with the United Nations –World Food Programme to work on improving the reach and effectiveness of the mid-day meal scheme

Karnataka lifts night curfew, schools for Classes 1-9 to reopen from Monday; check other relaxations here
India

Karnataka lifts night curfew, schools for Classes 1-9 to reopen from Monday; check other relaxations here

The government has allowed pubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels to remain at 100 per cent occupancy. However, only 50 per cent of occupancy will be allowed in cinema halls, multiplexes, swimming pools, gyms and sports complexes

As COVID-19 cases surge, Tamil Nadu shuts schools for Classes 10 and 12 till 31 January
India

As COVID-19 cases surge, Tamil Nadu shuts schools for Classes 10 and 12 till 31 January

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu reported so far to 29,15,948 and the death toll to 36,967

Schools reopen for classes 9-12 after 20 months in West Bengal
India

Schools reopen for classes 9-12 after 20 months in West Bengal

The state's education minister said that classes for students of junior and middle schools will continue in the online mode for the time being

From modern healthcare facilities to smart classrooms for kids, Centre plans to create model villages at LAC
India

From modern healthcare facilities to smart classrooms for kids, Centre plans to create model villages at LAC

Primarily devised to discourage an increased migration of the border population to the plains, the move assumes greater significance against the backdrop of China bringing in a new, controversial border law

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools
World

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools

House Bill 25 will require students who compete in interscholastic competitions to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth

Still barred from school, Afghan girls yearn for lessons and question arbitrary gender rules
World

Still barred from school, Afghan girls yearn for lessons and question arbitrary gender rules

The de facto Taliban education minister has told the UNICEF that a framework to allow all girls to go to secondary school will be announced soon

Hopeful of beginning vaccination for children aged 5-11 by end-2021, says FDA vaccine chief
World

Hopeful of beginning vaccination for children aged 5-11 by end-2021, says FDA vaccine chief

In the US, anyone 12 and older is eligible for the vaccine but with the new variants and schools reopening, parents are wondering when younger children can get the shots.

Mizoram greenlights reopening of over 300 schools to help students without internet
India

Mizoram greenlights reopening of over 300 schools to help students without internet

The state school education department is still identifying schools in COVID-19 free areas so that they can be re-opened in the next few days

UDISE Plus report 2019-20: From enrollment to pupil-teacher ratio, condition of Indian schools improve; key highlights
India

UDISE Plus report 2019-20: From enrollment to pupil-teacher ratio, condition of Indian schools improve; key highlights

However, as per the UDISE+ 2019-20 report, an overwhelming majority of schools in India have neither computers (61 percent) nor internet access (78 percent)

Delhi private schools allowed to levy annual fee, development charges as SC refuses to stay HC order
India

Delhi private schools allowed to levy annual fee, development charges as SC refuses to stay HC order

On 31 May, a single-judge bench of the high court had quashed the office orders of April and August 2020 issued by the Directorate of Education of the Delhi government forbidding collection of annual charges and development fees

Andhra Pradesh closes schools for classes 1 to 9 amid COVID-19 spike; SSC, inter exams to be held as per schedule
India

Andhra Pradesh closes schools for classes 1 to 9 amid COVID-19 spike; SSC, inter exams to be held as per schedule

State education minister Adimulapu Suresh said that exams will be cancelled only if COVID-19 cases witnesses a rapid rise in the coming three weeks

New study claims three feet of physical distance enough for students, top experts concur
World

New study claims three feet of physical distance enough for students, top experts concur

Lower physical distancing policies can be safely adopted in schools, as long as other measures including universal masking are in place.

'Fit India' campaign integral part of over 2 lakh schools, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
Sports

'Fit India' campaign integral part of over 2 lakh schools, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju praised the ITBP for taking a lead role in this campaign and urged more central police and defence forces to conduct and participate in such events.