Schools In Leh To Reopen For Classes 9-12 From October 14
Officials in Ladakh’s Leh district on Sunday announced the reopening of all private and government schools for Classes 9 to 12 from October 14.
All schools up to Class 12 were shut on September 18 after dozens of students tested positive for COVID-19 during a special drive at the Shey area.
District Magistrate, Leh, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse said all the government and private schools as well as residential schools and hostels would be allowed to open for Class 9 to 12 from October 14.
However, he called for strict observance of COVID-19 SoPs by respective heads of schools in coordination with the Chief Education Officer by October 13.
“Till then, all the schools, including residential schools/hostels shall continue to remain closed.
However, online education shall be encouraged as far as possible,” the order said, adding that residential schools and hostels would be allowed to reopen with 50 percent of the total capacity.
Super 30 Founder collaborates with Japanese initiative to redefine school education
Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has collaborated with an online Japanese initiative that aims to redefine school education with tailor-made classes for students.
‘I’m beside you’, a Japanese company set up last year, aims to take Kumar’s teaching skills to millions of students globally following his popularity in Japan, according to a press statement.
The company enables online communication tailored to each individual’s personality and has roped in the best of teaching brains from across the world with the objective of making the whole society a borderless school and cater to each person as a unique and irreplaceable individual, it said.
Wataru Kamiya, President of ‘I’m beside you’ sais “He has been roped in for the unique initiative to reach out to millions of students.
This is a project that symbolises the Japan-India collaboration in the Corona era, in which two Japanese startups collaborate with world-famous educator Anand Kumar.
In addition, we have positioned India as the most important base for global service development, and will continue to take on the challenge of providing services to 1.4 billion people in India. This is an important collaboration with Anand Kumar.”
Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Exam Result Declared
The Karnataka SSLC, or Class 10 Supplementary exam results were declared yesterday.
Students who appeared for the Karnataka Class 10 Supplementary exams in September will be able to check the exam results at karresults.nic.in. To access the Karnataka SSLC results 2021, students will have to login with their registration numbers and dates of birth as mentioned on the Karnataka SSLC admit cards.
The Karnataka SSLC result was announced on August 9. The overall pass percentage stood at 99.9 per cent, which is a huge jump from last year’s 71.8 per cent. As many as 1,28,931 students secured A+ grades and 25,317 students got A grades, followed by 2,87,684 students who scored B Grade.
With supplementary exam results being declared today, the number of students scoring A+, A grades might have risen. A record 157 students have scored perfect 625 out of 625 marks in Karnataka SSLC results 2021.
Arvind Kejriwal Launches ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ Programme Aimed At Guiding Students On Career Choices
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched a programme under which students of Delhi government schools will be provided guidance on career choices by citizens who are successful in their respective fields.
The “Desh ke mentor” programme entails “adopting” one to 10 government school students who can be mentored by citizens who are successful in their respective fields.
Mentors will dedicate 10 minutes every week to guide students over the phone. Interested citizens can adopt between one to ten children studying in the city’s government schools as part of the initiative.
“If our students get right guidance, they can excel in every sphere of life. We have launched this programme to help them chalk a future path with mentors guiding them beyond the role played by their teachers,” Kejriwal said at the launch.
The Delhi government had in August announced that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will be the brand ambassador for the mentors’ programme.
IIT Kanpur signs MoU with Toronto Business Development Centre to help Indian startups
IIT Kanpur’s Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science & Technology (FIRST) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Toronto Business Development Centre, Canada. The objective is to provide business advisory, investor, and industry connections to startups qualifying under TBDC’s programmes like Startup Visa and Soft-Landing Programmes.
The selected startups will also receive an opportunity to relocate to Canada. The enterprises further will launch a joint cross-mentorship programme as a collaborative venture for startups from both nations.
In addition to this, FIRST and TBDC will also provide an opportunity for incubation to the selected startups for a period of 6 months. They will launch a three-month cross mentorship programme to mentor Indian startups on go-to-market strategy by Canadian mentors and vice-versa.
In addition, a monthly startup connect meet will be organised to learn and implement best practices and processes adopted by the start-ups from both countries. TBDC will conduct screening and interviews for the selection of these start-ups, post which the startups shall have access to TBDC services like one-on-one mentor sessions, networking events, investors network, and infrastructure to conduct programmes.
IISER Bhopal Scientists Propose Link between COVID-19, Diabetes & Ageing
Existing drugs used to treat diabetes, obesity and ageing can potentially be used to treat COVID-19, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal have claimed.
They have recently published a review of the biomolecular relationships among COVID-19, ageing and diabetes.
Dr Amjad Husain, Principal Scientist, and Chief Executive Officer of the Innovation and Incubation Center for Entrepreneurship (IICE), IISER Bhopal, along with researchers from the University of Arizona have presented that in addition to these drugs, some similar, naturally existing biomolecules can also be explored as potential drugs for Covid treatment.
The review has recently been published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and offers insight into future directions in COVID-19 therapeutics. Highlighting the research, the principal scientist at IICE said, “With the nearly-two-year-long COVID-19 pandemic continuing to ravage the world, we are beginning to slowly understand the virus and its functioning.
” Effects of viral infections are severe on the ageing population and people with diabetic conditions, IISER Bhopal said, adding that studies are being conducted worldwide on the effects of aging and diabetes on the short and long-term outcomes of the COVID-19 infection.